History Main / NobodyLovesTheBassist

29th Sep '17 3:37:05 PM KidDynamite
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** He would get a little more love from Music/SteelyDan. After the band stopped touring and became a studio-only group, Walter Becker credited Chuck as the reason he stopped playing bass and went back to guitar, as he felt Chuck was just better at it than he was.
12th Sep '17 10:06:20 PM OzGuy
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* Music/Blink182 100% avert this - Mark Hoppus is almost the face of the band aside Tom/Matt, even getting entire songs where he's the only singer - including [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sT0g16_LQaQ their breakout hit.]]



* Glenn Fricker, owner of Spectre Media Group and longtime heavy metal record producer, elevates this trope to an art form. He ''constantly'' makes jokes at the expense of so-called bass players; those who ''can'' play & maintain their bass guitars as needed simply laugh it off and even wear the T-shirts he sells with his controversial statements on them[[note]]"Rule #2 [of recording]: Your Bass Player Is A Useless Cunt" and the more recent, more work-safe "Bass Players Do It Worse"[[/note]], but very often there are bass players who take it completely the wrong way and flame the comments of his YouTube uploads. Naturally, he often reads these and makes fun of them, as they often do nothing but ''validate'' his many criticisms of bass players. He usually plays this trope straight but also [[DiscussedTrope discusses]] it quite frequently, especially in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PX6sX3AF1ks How to Not Completely Suck on Bass Guitar]].

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* Glenn Fricker, owner of Spectre Media Group and longtime heavy metal record producer, elevates this trope to an art form. He ''constantly'' makes jokes at the expense of so-called bass players; those who ''can'' play & maintain their bass guitars as needed simply laugh it off and even wear the T-shirts he sells with his controversial statements on them[[note]]"Rule #2 [of recording]: Your Bass Player Is A Useless Cunt" ####" and the more recent, more work-safe "Bass Players Do It Worse"[[/note]], but very often there are bass players who take it completely the wrong way and flame the comments of his YouTube uploads. Naturally, he often reads these and makes fun of them, as they often do nothing but ''validate'' his many criticisms of bass players. He usually plays this trope straight but also [[DiscussedTrope discusses]] it quite frequently, especially in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PX6sX3AF1ks How to Not Completely Suck on Bass Guitar]].
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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[[folder: Comic Book]]
* ''ComicBook/AdventureTimeMarcelineAndTheScreamQueens'' averts this. Marcie ''is'' the bassist and headliner after all.
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