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#2
Hmmm, that so doesnt turn me on in the slightest. I dont wanna start a debate again, but why doesnt jean just learn the ****ing piano and be done?
#3
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#4
Yeah, I find Baudins custom basses to be utterly pointless, impractical in any situation that isn't self-indulgent fretwanking and generally extremely ugly.

Plus, he's a smug looking bastard, and I hate that too.
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#5
^He's a smug bastard because he's pretty ****in awesome at bass. I think this is going to be great for both him, and the world of ERBs. New instruments inspire you to push your ability as a musicians. New instruments with more strings only expand upon that, and enable you to push it further.
#6
Bumper is the vanguard for all ERB defence.

Caustic i know what you mean mate - he has that "i know something you all don't" look. And i hate that too.

it's like he creates them just so people on internet blogs can go "Jean, you're so cool and great, can i lick your anus for you"?
#7
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^He's a smug bastard because he's pretty ****in awesome at bass.


I'll give you that. He has skills I'll probably never have. It's just his attitude and... well, what Applehead said.
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#8
I have a friend who can play the Mezappa by Liszt faultlessly, and when you ask him if he plays piano (like i did the first time), he says "i play a bit, yeah".

Skill is no excuse for smugness !

I bet Jeans anus is mighty clean though!
#9
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I am not much for excess for the sake of excess. Why not just make a bass harp, amplify it and be done with it all.
#10
ERBs aren't really my thing, yes i sit in awe when i see someone playing one but they i've never had the urge to go out and buy one, kudos to the guys that play them and play them well, just not my cup of tea
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#11
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That's what gets me. I'm all for pushing the boundaries of instruments, but that's not a bass. It's a fretted piano.
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#12
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... that's not a bass. It's a fretted piano.


Quote of the day right there.
#13
to be honest, anything above a 6 is daft to me.
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#14
The number of strings is really irrelevant, to be honest. Who cares if it's 4, 6, 13; it's an instrument, it makes sound, and said sound can make music. Practicality is a stupid thing to argue over when it comes to instruments, practicality is something you determine for yourself. For example, one could argue that Blue Man Group play highly impractical instruments...but who the fuck cares, it's music, and good music at that.

By their nature instruments are highly individual things; one cannot decree that an instrument is "stupid", because it's not something for anyone to decide other than the person playing it.

As for him looking smug, who among you have actually met the guy, let alone been friends with him and had a chance to get to know him and determine it for yourself? Looks are often deceiving, even children know this. So grow up...


P.S. I'd hate to be the poor sap who had to wind those pickups...
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#15
Man he's insane. He must put so much money down to make those. Will he ever stop? I wonder if he'll make a 25 string bass. Find out in the next episode of Jean Baudin's insane basses.
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#16
Hmmm, that so doesnt turn me on in the slightest. I dont wanna start a debate again, but why doesnt jean just learn the ****ing piano and be done?[/QUOTE


friggen thank you. I've always naysayed Jean, and I dont think he's no talent because he's good, but, I just mean...


when I first saw him tap SMB, it was like, okay, I could do that if I had an ultra-range bass, but I don't want one because it serves no purpose other than "look at me, I'm THAT much better than you at bass" instead of just... grooving on bass.
I liked Nuclear rabbit, but even then it was just like WOW! HERE'S HOW TO WANK ON BASS! it was worse than Sheehan and I couldn't take it...
First the joust then the Claw and now THAT?


tell you what Jean.
You use you incredible financial ability to feed some homeless kids instead of getting custom 13 string nordstrom PUPs that are bigger than any known penis.


It's just pure wankage.


I love the fretted piano quote.


feel free to disagree, but just.
Let me know when he's going to use those extra 2 strings for something that TRULY benefits more than the 11 string. And let me know when the 11 string does something that just wouldn't be done justice on anything less than 11.
'cause otherwise, he just wants that anus clean.
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Hmmm, that so doesnt turn me on in the slightest. I dont wanna start a debate again, but why doesnt jean just learn the ****ing piano and be done?[/QUOTE


friggen thank you. I've always naysayed Jean, and I dont think he's no talent because he's good, but, I just mean...


when I first saw him tap SMB, it was like, okay, I could do that if I had an ultra-range bass, but I don't want one because it serves no purpose other than "look at me, I'm THAT much better than you at bass" instead of just... grooving on bass.
I liked Nuclear rabbit, but even then it was just like WOW! HERE'S HOW TO WANK ON BASS! it was worse than Sheehan and I couldn't take it...
First the joust then the Claw and now THAT?


tell you what Jean.
You use you incredible financial ability to feed some homeless kids instead of getting custom 13 string nordstrom PUPs that are bigger than any known penis.


It's just pure wankage.


I love the fretted piano quote.


feel free to disagree, but just.
Let me know when he's going to use those extra 2 strings for something that TRULY benefits more than the 11 string. And let me know when the 11 string does something that just wouldn't be done justice on anything less than 11.
'cause otherwise, he just wants that anus clean.



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#19
can someone post a picture of the bass? i cannot get on myspace.
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#20
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why doesnt jean just learn the ****ing piano and be done?


Chapman Stick would suit him well
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#21
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can someone post a picture of the bass? i cannot get on myspace.


There's not a pic of it yet, just the pickups.
#22
^then pics of the pickups?

still sounds neat.
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#23
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Sounds to me like an excuse.

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#24
wow, thats gnarly. .


thanks
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#25
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tell you what Jean.
... instead of getting custom 13 string nordstrom PUPs that are bigger than any known penis.



Ahem....i dont wanna brag or anything...
#26
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Ahem....i dont wanna brag or anything...


It's ok Apple, you can tell them about mine
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#27
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Ahem....i dont wanna brag or anything...



Pics?
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#28
obviously i would post pics, but that would violate forum rules. Anyone who wants to PM for it, feel free. Of course that would be a bit weird for you, so you'll just have to take my word for it.
#29
PM to come:


"hey um, , , applehead, erm, your name is a pun. . .

anyways, could i acquire a photographic picture of "little applehead?" my sister wants it. . . . "


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#30
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when I first saw him tap SMB, it was like, okay...

I thought you were talking to me for a minute!
#31
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I thought you were talking to me for a minute!


You mean you -weren't- tapped by Jean? I really should wait longer before spreading these things around...
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#32
Y'know, it gets to a point, probably after 6... maybe 7 strings, where these things are made just to say "check out my 7469237846132 string bass." Sure, they are beautiful instruments, but there is no need to own that many ERB's. I'd be happy with a 6 or 7 string, after that you should be asking yourself, "why bother?"
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#34
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Jealous...


or ceasing to see the point behind 13 strings, you know, how I explained it.


but you can keep using the word "jealousy" to cover up your lack of anything to say to mah TRUTH, son. lol
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#35
I like his music. Its pretty cool. I would never get a 13 string bass tho. 6 is even too much for me. I like what he does with it tho.
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#36
Sorry, stupid question, but what does ERB mean?
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#37
^extended range bass.
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#38
I gotta go with Bumper on this one, mainly because 6 strings are the ERB's of your average bass and because of what I think the reasoning behind this is.

I'm sure if Jean was to be so inclined, he would be a piano player. However, he chooses to play an ERB, and I have to applaud him for his talent. Rather than having to confine himself within a set instrument, he took off and designed something for his own means. I don't see it as smug. I've never seen him show off. By his Myspace, he seems to be merely someone who plays an instrument few have really tried and mastered. Perhaps it is a case to which people do not like what they do not understand. I can see the reasoning behind an ERB, because my tapping does at times demand more than 4 strings, perhaps even more than 6. It's all within the prowess of the player.

ERB = Extended Range Bass, or just about any bass made with more than 6 strings.
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#39
I love the side flame wars and penis jokes we make on this forum

i just think from a practical standpoint, we can't even learn anything, since we don't have that many strings.

I'll reserve my (scathingly sarcastic) opinions for him since everybody else pretty much is all set in doing that for me.

on the note of applehead.... penis shaped pickups lol

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#40
how does this guy afford to buy new custom basses every month? I mean, it's not like his CDs are flying off the shelf or anything...
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