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Big Road Blues Discussion Forums 2006-10-31T21:17:42+00:00 2006-10-31T21:17:42+00:00 <![CDATA[Stage fright]]> Statistics: Posted by jeffl — Tue Oct 31, 2006 9:17 pm

2006-10-31T21:01:36+00:00 <![CDATA[Stage fright]]> Statistics: Posted by Shreveport — Tue Oct 31, 2006 9:01 pm

2006-06-15T18:43:02+00:00 <![CDATA[Stagefright]]> Statistics: Posted by oleman — Thu Jun 15, 2006 6:43 pm

2006-06-15T13:48:58+00:00 <![CDATA[Stage fright]]>

I just finished my custom telebass( pictures later)

Man...wait till you'all see this baby. I hope Tim gets some pics soon. Long scale, tele body and headstock. 52 cream colored. Black tele pickguard. Not only that, he used some old house paint than ait really it's pickin up a lot of class and soul real quick...neat stratigy that could really catch on 8) I told him he auta build em and sell em. Oh yeah...sounds better than it looks 8)

Edit: Pictures are posted here: ... highlight=

Statistics: Posted by 1four5 — Thu Jun 15, 2006 1:48 pm

2006-06-14T15:46:32+00:00 <![CDATA[Stage fright]]>
I will admit to getting a little aprehensive when we are getting ready to play, if I am not using the same bass as I practiced the set with( like the gig we have friday).

I just finished my custom telebass( pictures later) and I will use it Friday.
Today is the first day I've played it. Minor differences like string spacing, pickup location, neck shape, where it hangs on me(playing postion), are all adding up to get me a little edgy, but, as I said before, the audience isn't listening for my mistakes, just to the song. So, I will probably be fine.

But it is a point I hadn't thought of before. Play your back up axe nearly as much as your main, and you won't have to deal with that totally different feel on short notice, thus, no nervousness.


Statistics: Posted by tim3finger — Wed Jun 14, 2006 3:46 pm

2006-06-06T03:12:02+00:00 <![CDATA[Stage fright]]>
stumblin wrote:
I get very nervous sometimes before playing, to the point of feeling nauseous. I find that a cold beer helps. Just realising that I'm playing because I love it helps a lot too.

I am the same way.

I've also found out that the longer you go between playing out, the harder it is to do it again (same as anything I guess); I just ended my hiatus, playing at a friend's wedding, and it was pretty rough leading up to it.

Statistics: Posted by rustyslide — Tue Jun 06, 2006 3:12 am

2006-06-06T00:09:31+00:00 <![CDATA[Stage fright]]>
When I first started out, I'd have a shot or two before the show to steady my nerves - eventually I realized that I played much better, payed more attention, and had a better chance with the ladies in the audience sober.

Not chasing the ladies anymore (one caught me) but the one place you can always be sure to find me sober is onstage.

Statistics: Posted by allanlummox — Tue Jun 06, 2006 12:09 am

2006-06-05T23:25:50+00:00 <![CDATA[Stage fright]]> Statistics: Posted by bigdaddy — Mon Jun 05, 2006 11:25 pm

2006-06-05T14:49:17+00:00 <![CDATA[Stage fright]]>
guitarslim101 wrote:
I agree with what has already been said and also add this little tid-bit: make sure your fly is up...unless you have some sort of gimmick involving exposed body parts.
"Hey! Do you know your fly's open and your tallywhacker's hangin' out?"

"Know it? Hell, I WROTE it!"

Statistics: Posted by ricochet — Mon Jun 05, 2006 2:49 pm

2006-06-05T12:42:28+00:00 <![CDATA[Stage fright]]> I just wonder, having seen them over the years all with the same attitude, if bassists are classifiable as the resident Responsible Adult.

Not a freakin' chance Maxx...

You haven't met the bass player in my band!

Been married and divorced three times. He's got kids all over town. Has grown children and grandchildren living with him. He's in debt up to his eyeballs. He's addicted to golf to the point where he's been know to play 36 holes in day and show up to a gig so tired he can't stand up and hold his bass. Drinks and smokes WAY too much and has a year 'round repiratory problem. He makes boneheaded decisions regarding gig attire... we'll play at the nicest restaurant in town and all wear black dress slacks and he'll show up in white shorts and a ballcap with flames on it. Has been know to forget his shoes. Has been know to forget his socks. The rest of the band stores and hauls his bass rig...he just shows up to play. Involves himself in so many music projects and bands that he can't do justice to all of them. Wouldn't think twice before parking his beer, smokes and ashtray on top of YOUR thousand dollar tweed boutique amp. Has been known to get the band fired from gigs for telling slacker waitresses to f--- off after receiving poor service.

But the best part is, in spite of all of that crap and potential tension, he's a great guy!

Still think all bass players could be responsible adults? :roll:


Statistics: Posted by bosco — Mon Jun 05, 2006 12:42 pm