Shoulder Brake (Phix) 2018-04-26

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Re: Shoulder Brake (Phix) 2018-04-26

Post by Hansontoons » Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:54 am

Opus the Poet wrote:Scaling that out from Phix's known height in Sphinx mode, that bass is about 14 feet long. Anybody care to calculate the lowest note it can hit if the strings are the same as a regular fretted bass? I'm feeling mighty L-O-O-O-O-O-W :ugeek:
15ft according to Pablo. I asked a while back when the sketch came out on ebay.

And in the Wapsiverse, Fender was also a para so no questions asked about making an oversize guitar.

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Re: Shoulder Brake (Phix) 2018-04-26

Post by Warrl » Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:53 am

lake_wrangler wrote:
FreeFlier wrote:
lake_wrangler wrote:Shoulder BRAKE...
So, he's using his shoulder as "a device for slowing or stopping a vehicle or other moving mechanism by the absorption or transfer of the energy of momentum, usually by means of friction."

I can think of better uses for a shoulder... :P

If I were him, I'd take a break, instead... :mrgreen:
So he's taking a break by slowing down . . .

So you're saying he's using his shoulder as a brake in order to slow things down so he can take a break to rest his sore shoulder? But won't the shoulder suffer more, from being used as a brake? Then he'll need an even bigger break for the brake!

We're doomed!

When do we get a break from all this insanity?
No the "shoulder brake" is causing his shoulder to slow down.

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Re: Shoulder Brake (Phix) 2018-04-26

Post by Hansontoons » Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:24 pm

Don't forget this companion. I really liked it.
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Re: Shoulder Brake (Phix) 2018-04-26

Post by Typeminer » Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:43 pm

Dave wrote:
Atomic wrote:
Typeminer wrote:I'm thinking her gig with Disaster Area might be the real reason Hotblack Desiato spent a year dead. 8-)
And after the show, they can catch a snack at the Restaurant at the End of the Universe! (Those suicide cows move slowly, you know. Perfect for stalking when tired and hungry.)
Excellent idea.

That way they'd be less likely to eat any prospective band members who failed the audition. It could be unfortunate to develop a taste for guitarist tartare, as the word would get out after a while and they might have trouble recruiting after that.
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Re: Shoulder Brake (Phix) 2018-04-26

Post by TazManiac » Fri Apr 27, 2018 11:02 pm

TazManiac wrote:I'd STILL love to get a band together with Stanley Clarke & Bootsy Collins and Stanley Jordan.

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Re: Shoulder Brake (Phix) 2018-04-26

Post by AnotherFairportfan » Fri Apr 27, 2018 11:21 pm

Dave wrote:
AnotherFairportfan wrote:"...when only two bass players were still in the running at the auditions, Eddi had a hard time choosing between them..."
I thought she already had a bass player. Is she hedging her bets by auditioning for another?
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Re: Shoulder Brake (Phix) 2018-04-26

Post by Atomic » Sat Apr 28, 2018 12:35 am

Arrrgh. Somewhere I watched a YouTube of the Imperial March done by a collection of very, very low bass brass and woodwinds. I think the "highest" instrument was a contrabass trombone. I'm talking those trapezoid flutes where you stand to play, etc. Alas, my Googlefu is not working, so you'll just have to imagine a dozen of New York's finest rumble makers in the same room tromping away at the theme.
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