#1
Simple idea- post funny, cool, interesting, or remarkably useful advice your parents gave you in reference to the bass.

Mom- Turn that thing down! I'm ______!
Dad- geez that thing is ugly. you should have kept the orange one. (on trading my old Schecter for my Warwick)
Mom- geez that thing looks phallic. it better sound good. (on the Warwick)
Mom/Dad- that sounds really good! (Warwick)
Dad- if you want to play at church, just do it. my uncle learned guitar by joining a band.
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#3
Mom-"It's too loud, you're killing the neighbors"
Mom-"You sound funny"
Mom-"Stop abusing your bass"
Mom-"You sound like the 1940's"
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#5
My mom never lived to see me play bass, but when I was younger she was pretty much against me playing electric bass AND guitar because it wasn't "lady like". She thought the same of girls wearing high tops.
#6
y'all folks have mothers that make me sad.
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#7
I, too, started playing the bass after the parents moved on to the happy hunting ground. But when I picked up the electric guitar as a teenager, my parents were certain it would lead to drugs.

Yeah, right! As if I needed an electric guitar for that!

Hey, it was the Seventies...
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#8
"Strings are expensive" - Mum when I broke my D string
"Bass is not a solo instrument" - Dad when I first wanted a bass
"It sounds good except that horrible buzzing noise" - Mum when I started
"Turn that bloody thing down" - Both parents on my volume
"It sounds like crap" - Dad when I maxed the volume on my Ashton BA15 Practice Amp
#10
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'I thought basses had 4 strings?'- Mum on my five strings.

Admittedly, I told her that a bass was a 4 string guitar when I wanted it for Christmas.



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Now you're going to burn in hell!!!

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#11
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'I thought basses had 4 strings?'- Mum on my five strings.


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#12
well, my Dad is not alive and my Mum is not aware of the fact, so no advice.
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#13
Mum: that's a very big amplifier (she was, like, terrified)! your guitar amp is half the size!
Me: yeah, but bass frequencies *explanation*... so it's not that loud.
Mum: ... Just turn the volume down!
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#14
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y'all folks have mothers that make me sad.


My mum was supportive of me playing music but had two issues:

1. Amplified guitars/basses played by women
2. Her youngest child making a career of #1.
#15
Mom - "Turn it down!" Classic mom-like advice
Dad - "Still not as good as Geddy Lee!" My dad is a Rush fanatic :p
#16
You should learn (every classic rock song in history)-dad
the volume is too loud-both
why are bass amps so expensive-mom
how much is a set of 5 string bass strings?-mom
#20
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so true



too loud at 1.5 at my house.
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#22
Mum: It's three o'clock in the morning.
Dad: IT'S THREE O'CLOCK IN THE F***ING MORNING!

Oh, and the "learn <every classic rock song in existence>" thing (from my Dad).
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#23
My parents have never really given me any advice. My mom tells all my relatives (and god knows who else), that I play the guitar, which is really ****ing irritating. Especially when, at my surprise birthday party this year, my uncle asked me to bring out my guitar and start playing songs, so I brought down my bass and just stared at my mom while playing unplugged.
#24
Dad: If you want to play an instrument, I'll support you. How about that drumkit over there?
#25
Me playing Country: "Sounds good, keep practicing"

Me playing Rock of any kind: "TURN THAT SHIT DOWN!"

The parents have adapted to the fact that i like to play many styles of music now however.
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#26
mom-remember that youre not just there to play bass,youre there to entertain them.
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#27
Mom - Does that mean you'll be selling your guitars? Me: *facepalm*
Dad - Why are you buying one with 4 strings? Get one with 6 strings, then it's closer to playing your guitar.

And the whole ''Can you play *every classic rock/metal song ever wrote* yet?!'' from my uncle.
#29
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Mum: It's three o'clock in the morning.
Dad: IT'S THREE O'CLOCK IN THE F***ING MORNING!

Oh, and the "learn <every classic rock song in existence>" thing (from my Dad).


Haha exactly the same here!
#30
"It just sounds a racket, why are you hitting it with your thumb like that!? You're going t break it!!" - My mum and step dad at me playing my cheap milestone thru my cheap no name amp...

"He's actually really good, and when he does that "slap bass" thing it sounds really, I dunno, interesting..." - My mum too my step dad after going bass shopping with me and hearing me thru a decent amp

This was all when I lived at home, far too long ago now,but I remember, nowadays I just get pestered by house mates to play Tommy the Cat a lot...slowly killing that song for me!
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