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    21 Struggles Only Bass Players Understand

    If I hear "SLAPPA-DEE-BASS" one more time...

    1. Lugging around your amp and cab can be a pain in the ass.

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    2. Building calluses on your fingers is a necessary evil.

    3. You constantly get asked, "Do you play bass because it’s easier?"

    4. You've gotten into heated debates with other bassists about playing with picks vs. playing with fingers.

    5. Bass strings are way more expensive than guitar strings.

    6. Someone will inevitably ask you to do "that Seinfeld bass thingy."

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    Btw, that "Seinfeld bass thingy" was played on a keyboard.

    7. You're stereotyped as super laid-back and – GASP – boring.

    8. But when you break a string, EVERYONE notices.

    9. You've endured years of terrible bass (fish) jokes.

    10. Whenever you tell someone you play bass, they respond “Oh, so you SLAP DEE BASS?"

    11. Everyone in your band thinks this is funny. Except you.

    12. If you lose your only bass pick, good luck finding another one laying around.

    13. People will ask you, "Why don’t you want to play guitar?"

    14. You can’t just plug in a bass at a get together and start singing a few songs for people.

    15. You've been asked this over and over: "Are there any famous bass players other than Flea?"

    16. You know about Jaco Pastorius. And you wish nothing but good luck to those who wish to emulate him.

    17. Someone will ask you to play them a "well-known" bass line but they don’t recognize the bass line when you play it.

    18. "Why do you and the drummer always look at each other? Is it an inside joke?"

    19. You try to point out a cool bass line to a non-musician and they have no idea what you're talking about.

    20. After you've played your set, your friends tell you, "You guys were great, but I couldn't really hear you."

    21. There are times you secretly wish you were playing the drums.