a reply to: Night Star
Hi Night Star!
I need to get back into it too!
I have been so busy with work, getting to know my son, and various other bits and bobs, that my bass time has been reduced by a considerable margin.
That said, there are worse reasons to slow down on practice time. None the less, as understandable as it may be, I want to do more with my bass
I was at a friends place a few days back, and he also plays bass. He has a really gorgeous Yamaha, and an Ibanez, and unlike my bass, they both have
dropped action, that is, the strings are much closer to the fretboard. This has the obvious result of making each note easier to play, requiring less
finger pressure on the string to achieve the correct level of tension for the note one is attempting to play. I love to finger tap my bass, but
playing his guitars in that fashion is just soooooo fluid and effortless in comparison!
I am, therefore, going to take my bass round to his place at some point this month, put some new strings on and give my axe a clean, and ask him very
nicely indeed to set my bass up so that the strings are closer to the board. I am literally salivating at the thought!
In other news, I went to the movies this evening with my son, and his mother. We saw a film called Big Hero 6, and although it was a Disney
production, I have to say, we all had a great time, the little man especially! It is a really good film, consisting of pretty much everything you
could ask for from a movie. There are explosions, action, drama, emotional torment, and... How do I put this? There is an inflatable robot in an
armour suit as well... I do not know where to even begin with that!
edit on 3-2-2015 by TrueBrit because: Grammar alteration.