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#1
Seriously I feel like crap, or at least I was last night.

I was at a friend's band meet last night, as I'd been helping him out set-up some equipment.

Anyway, their guitarist/bassist asked me if I wanted to have a go. So I got a bass from the store cupboard, a crappy Yamaha defret job. I started playing some praise and worship stuff and then a Muse bassline.


This earned me a grilling from the bassplayer, who got increasingly harsh with me because I didn't know all these supposedly 'well-known' basslines and because my technique was 'sloppy' (not my fault on a bass I'd never played!).

He made me feel like garbage and I feel like a completely crappy bassist now.

Anything to make me feel better? Comebacks? i
#2
Ignore him, he sounds like a twat anyway.
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#6
that's like giving some random person a tuba and then when they can't play parts from some classical piece on it you call them a loser. tell the guy to piss off or bash him with said bass
#7
I feel like that a lot, but then, I am not a very good guitarist, so yeah.
#9
Hey i cant even play bass! And my speed is compareble to a turtle on the guitar
#10
Quote by Fassa Albrecht
He's a much better bassist than me.


And there's probably tonnes of much better bassist's than him. Your point?

Just because he's better than you at something, doesn't mean he can be a twat to you. Either ignore him or tell him to shut the **** up.
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#11
who cares if hes trying to insult you. ignore it, and keep going, the best thing to do is get better.
Just tell him to **** offif you see him again.
Who cares how good you are, do you have fun when you play? thats all that really matters. -_-
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#12
Psh, ignore him. At least you can play at the moment, I've just given blood. =/
Who cares if he's better anyway, I bet there are people better than him that'd give him **** about his playing. If not for his playing, then at least his dickhead attitude.
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#13
i know no metallica, RHCP, led zep or stuff like that and i get stick for it and yes my technique is not "conventional" but it works fine. play how/what you want and don't let anyone stop your enjoyment
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And there's probably tonnes of much better bassist's than him. Your point?

Just because he's better than you at something, doesn't mean he can be a twat to you. Either ignore him or tell him to shut the **** up.



One thing I should point out is that this happened infront of a good 30 people. I wouldn't have minded if it had been in a band situation only but this wasn't/
#15
when some one is a better guitarist than me i take it as a challenge to top him. competition is what makes u better. practice dude!
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that's like giving some random person a tuba and then when they can't play parts from some classical piece on it you call them a loser. tell the guy to piss off or bash him with said bass


+1 Listen to this dude, he likes Lamb of God

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#17
regardless, if someone is like that, they're usually hating themselves for some reason.

Just let it go, practice and practice.
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#18
Someone who scolds you for not doing something as well as they can is not worth listening to.
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#19
**** what he thinks. He's not victor Wooten (Great bass player) so who cares what he thinks.
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#20
Quote by Renka
I feel like that a lot, but then, I am not a very good guitarist, so yeah.

Same with me.

Eh, don't let him mess with your head Fassa. Next time you see him, punch him in the dick.
#21
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One thing I should point out is that this happened infront of a good 30 people. I wouldn't have minded if it had been in a band situation only but this wasn't/


That just makes him an even bigger twat. If you'd told him to shut up or **** off, his ego would be seriously bruised and he probably wouldn't get on your back about it again.

No doubt that there were people in that room that thought ''Jesus this guy is a douche, shut the hell up already''
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#22
In my opinion a musician should never downtalk another musician. If he was at all respectable then he would have given you pointers and tips for you to improve but since he just made fun of you just forget about that guy hes just a piece of ****.
#23
Quote by Fassa Albrecht
One thing I should point out is that this happened infront of a good 30 people. I wouldn't have minded if it had been in a band situation only but this wasn't/

if these people had any sense they would see that he was being an ignorant twat
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#24
I play guitar longer then half the people here .. and I suck double as much

EDIT: on the guitar
EDIT EDIT: in playing with my guitar
EDIT EDIT EDIT: I give up


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#25
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That just makes him an even bigger twat. If you'd told him to shut up or **** off, his ego would be seriously bruised and he probably wouldn't get on your back about it again.

No doubt that there were people in that room that thought ''Jesus this guy is a douche, shut the hell up already''



I actually threatened to smash up my equipment last night too....oh dear.
#26
Regardless of whether he is better than you, he is still a twat none the less.
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#27
Quote by Fassa Albrecht
I actually threatened to smash up my equipment last night too....oh dear.


The important thing is that you didn't smash it up.
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The important thing is that you didn't smash it p.



The only thing that stopped me from doing precisely that was his girlfriend coming in and stopping me.
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I play guitar long then half the people here .. and I suck double as much

EDIT: on the guitar
EDIT EDIT: in playing with my guitar
EDIT EDIT EDIT: I give up



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I play guitar long then half the people here .. and I suck double as much

EDIT: on the guitar
EDIT EDIT: in playing with my guitar
EDIT EDIT EDIT: I give up
#31
The difference between him and someone who is good at an instrument is he didn't give constructive criticism, he doesn't know how to teach, just to notice flaws in other peoples playing but not the fact that you were up there making music.
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#32
Happened to me a couple times when I was first learning guitar. I played for 4 years as a bassist before I even touched a guitar, so the first year was rough for me. I was the worst guitar player out of all my friends...including my little brother! Best advice I can give you is to use the feeling of embarassment that you felt as a means of motivation to practice your ass off. Even if you don't get to show off in front of him, you will come across somebody who will think you are an awesome player...just don't be a dick to them like this guy was to you!!!
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Quote by eyebanez333
Happened to me a couple times when I was first learning guitar. I played for 4 years as a bassist before I even touched a guitar, so the first year was rough for me. I was the worst guitar player out of all my friends...including my little brother! Best advice I can give you is to use the feeling of embarassment that you felt as a means of motivation to practice your ass off. Even if you don't get to show off in front of him, you will come across somebody who will think you are an awesome player...just don't be a dick to them like this guy was to you!!!



Difference is that I've been playing 2 years....
#34
Quote by TheQuailman
Same with me.

Eh, don't let him mess with your head Fassa. Next time you see him, punch him in the dick.



+!

Smash him in the face with your bass and then say
"What now, bitch?"

Then we'll all have a good laugh. Unless he's on tour with Godsmack, there's no reason to act like an elitist prick.
#35
His ego is bigger than the instrument he thinks he can play, he needs to bash other people to feel better so obviously has problems, pity him, not yourself.
#36
dont worry, bass isn't a real instrument anyway. (joke)


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my god the flameshield is broken
#37
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His ego is bigger than the instrument he thinks he can play, he needs to bash other people to feel better so obviously has problems, pity him, not yourself.



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#38
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Same with me.

It's okay, at least we've got great personalities to make up for it. >__>
#39
Knowing you, it's probably something you did to piss him off.

...modes and scales are still useless.


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It's okay, at least we've got great personalities to make up for it. >__>


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