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17th Jul '17 5:28:47 PM MBG
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** In the main ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' verse, Cool Tapes's members are referred to by Marzipan as "me and The Cheat and our bass player." (It's Strong Mad, for the record.)
13th Jul '17 8:59:38 AM Jhimmibhob
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* Averted in the {{Main/Mockumentary}} ''Film/ThisIsSpinalTap''; bassist Derek Smalls is treated with nearly as much respect by everyone as guitarists Nigel Tufnel and David St. Hubbins are and it's their drummers, who are a sequence of ReplacementGoldfish, that catch this trope instead. Also, on one of the songs ("[[IncrediblyLamePun Big Bottom]]"), all three of the main members play bass.
12th Jul '17 3:58:08 PM bfunc
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* Averted in the {{Main/Mockumentary}} ''Film/ThisIsSpinalTap''; bassist Derek Smalls is treated with nearly as much respect by everyone as guitarists Nigel Tufnel and David St. Hubbins are and it's their drummers, who are a sequence of ReplacementGoldfish, that catch this trope instead. Also, on one of the songs ("[[IncrediblyLamePun Big Bottom]]"), all three of the main members play bass.
12th Jul '17 3:46:29 PM bfunc
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* In ''Film/ThatThingYouDo'', the bass player of the Wonders doesn't even have a ''name.'' His character is listed as "T.B. Player," and when he disappears during the band's trip to Los Angeles, nobody really cares; they replace him with a studio musician.

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* In ''Film/ThatThingYouDo'', when the bass player of the Wonders doesn't even have a ''name.'' His is referred to (which isn't that often) it's always by description rather than by name. In the credits the character is listed as "T.B. Player," and when he disappears during the band's trip to Los Angeles, nobody really cares; they replace him with a studio musician. Also averted with the replacement bassist in that when the Wonders fall apart the manager tells him (paraphrased) "see you around" while his attitude towards the actual band members is closer to "goodbye and good luck."
21st Jun '17 9:22:54 PM HasturHasturHastur
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** Compared to most genres of Metal or Punk, this is particularly common among {{Grindcore}} bands. Many of the most significant bands in the genre forego having any bassist. (Discordance Axis is probably one of the earliest examples.)

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** Compared to most genres of Metal or Punk, this is particularly common among {{Grindcore}} bands. Many of the most significant bands in the genre forego having any bassist.bassist, and guitarists running through guitar and bass rigs at the same time are also common. (Discordance Axis is probably one of the earliest examples.)
4th Jun '17 9:40:37 AM nombretomado
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* TVTropes: Guess which instrumentalist isn't represented in the main page for FiveManBand? That's right, the bassist is less important than the ''Tambourinist''.

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* TVTropes: Wiki/TVTropes: Guess which instrumentalist isn't represented in the main page for FiveManBand? That's right, the bassist is less important than the ''Tambourinist''.
16th May '17 9:38:01 AM Jhimmibhob
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And last in line, if at all... the bassist. There are hardly ever any bass solos. There are hardly ever any bassist/singers. There is [[SeriousBusiness no hope.]] Okay, maybe not ZERO hope. For the short heroes' list of bass players who have risen above this cosmic injustice, see LeadBassist.

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And last in line, if at all... the bassist. There are hardly ever any bass solos. There are hardly ever any relatively few bassist/singers. There is [[SeriousBusiness no hope.]] Okay, maybe not ZERO hope. For the short heroes' list of bass players who have risen above this cosmic injustice, see LeadBassist.
16th May '17 9:36:27 AM Jhimmibhob
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* ''ComicBook/AdventureTimeMarcelineAndTheScreamQueens'' averts this. Marcie ''is'' the bassist and headliner after all.
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16th May '17 7:42:23 AM CASCHero
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* ''ComicBook/AdventureTimeMarcelineAndTheScreamQueens'' averts this. Marcie ''is'' the bassist and headliner after all.
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8th May '17 1:25:04 AM MAI742
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* This joke: A couple is going to a marriage therapist. But his efforts seem to be useless, since the husband and the wife aren't even willing to talk with each other anymore. Then, he grabs the bass which happens to be around (don't ask), starts playing - and while he's playing, the couple suddenly starts communicating. Afterwards, they thank him: "You saved our marriage! But what was the bass for?"\\
He answers: "I play in a band as a hobby, and I know from experience: Everyone is talking during the bass solo!"

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* This joke: A couple is going to seeing a marriage therapist. But his efforts seem councillor, but are far too shy to be useless, since open up about their relationship problems. After many minutes of fruitless attempts to start a dialogue the husband and the wife aren't even willing to talk with each other anymore. Then, he grabs the therapist sighs, takes out a bass which happens to be around (don't ask), guitar, and starts playing - and while he's playing, after a moment, the couple suddenly starts communicating. Afterwards, talking! The problem is actually very simple, though embarassing, and at the end of the session they thank him: "You saved our marriage! But him profusely. "Thank you so much! But, what was the bass solo for?"\\
He answers: "I play in The councillor's good mood evaporates instantly. It visibly pains him to explain: "My friends and I have a band as a hobby, band, and I know from experience: Everyone is talking during the bass solo!"solo, ''everyone'' talks."
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