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A Person Who Likes Mauling a Bass Guitar Asks A Question...

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posted on Mar, 10 2015 @ 05:15 PM
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a reply to: BASSPLYR

I dont want to drift Truebrits thread although I think he may have got a new lead and gone to rock out but...

Favorite bass player thread anyone?

I think you should have the honours even if you've made several before.




posted on Mar, 10 2015 @ 06:03 PM
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originally posted by: BASSPLYR
a reply to: bobs_uruncle

Hey my names Dave too!!!! Awesome. I'm an Eden guy. Simple 600 watt solid state with two 4 tens.



It's all good as long as the tunes keep-a-flowin ;-) For the nastier stuff around here in my studio gear, I run a dbx quad with cerwin vegas/dahlquist and infinity, nice a clean when you want it to be, or scary make-your-ears-bleed loud when it's necessary LOL.

Cheers - Dave



posted on Mar, 10 2015 @ 06:51 PM
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a reply to: nonspecific

I've never made a favorite bass player thread but I'll make one if you guys join in. It will be mostly obscure bass players though. Old teachers and instructors etc.. Should we just have a favorite bass player. Break it down by category. Favorite Funk guy, favorite Rock guy, favorite out there guy or extremist etc?

If you guys join in I'll make a thread for it.



posted on Mar, 10 2015 @ 06:57 PM
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originally posted by: BASSPLYR
a reply to: nonspecific

I've never made a favorite bass player thread but I'll make one if you guys join in. It will be mostly obscure bass players though. Old teachers and instructors etc.. Should we just have a favorite bass player. Break it down by category. Favorite Funk guy, favorite Rock guy, favorite out there guy or extremist etc?

If you guys join in I'll make a thread for it.



If you make it they will come, I'm not sure what I'm ripping off there but it seems familiar.

To give you an idea I would choose Rob Wright, if you don't know why then I look forward to the thread.



posted on Mar, 10 2015 @ 07:20 PM
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a reply to: nonspecific
Hmmm... Rob Wright.


Hmmmm... accessing memory banks....

Nimble fingers. Poppish punk, interesting tone (I think it's upper register sounding) Kinda looks like bill murray?

Am I close? Or am I remembering a different guy.

Either way I'll make up a thread. But warning. most of my influences are teachers and not famous per say.



posted on Mar, 10 2015 @ 07:23 PM
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originally posted by: nonspecific


If you make it they will come, I'm not sure what I'm ripping off there but it seems familiar.


Its from "Field of Dreams" and rather apropos. The original line was 'If you build it, they will come'


To give you an idea I would choose Rob Wright, if you don't know why then I look forward to the thread.


Is he the Canadian cat who runs through a Marshall 4x12 and gets more of a high mid/ guitarish tone? Nomeansno? Or am I thinking of a different guy?


Anyway... Its pretty awesome to see there are so many fellow bass players lurking in the shadows of ATS.
In addition to another favorite bass player thread, we should also do one discussing what gear we all use, basses, cabs,heads, any effects etc... What we love about it, what we would change or add to our setups. Just a thought...don't want to derail this thread any more than I already have.



posted on Mar, 10 2015 @ 07:23 PM
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a reply to: BASSPLYR

Looking forward to it, everyone knows famous players and it will be an interesting mix non the less.



posted on Mar, 10 2015 @ 07:35 PM
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a reply to: peter vlar

yeah gear too should be included. As for cool gear, I have an original Mutron pedal. Sucks battery power like crazy. Two 9 volts last 2 hours of continuous play.



posted on Mar, 10 2015 @ 07:47 PM
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originally posted by: peter vlar

originally posted by: nonspecific


If you make it they will come, I'm not sure what I'm ripping off there but it seems familiar.


Its from "Field of Dreams" and rather apropos. The original line was 'If you build it, they will come'


To give you an idea I would choose Rob Wright, if you don't know why then I look forward to the thread.


Is he the Canadian cat who runs through a Marshall 4x12 and gets more of a high mid/ guitarish tone? Nomeansno? Or am I thinking of a different guy?


Anyway... Its pretty awesome to see there are so many fellow bass players lurking in the shadows of ATS.
In addition to another favorite bass player thread, we should also do one discussing what gear we all use, basses, cabs,heads, any effects etc... What we love about it, what we would change or add to our setups. Just a thought...don't want to derail this thread any more than I already have.


Thank you for the quote and yes nomeansno, singer songwriter and bassist.

How abouts a simple ATS BASS thread?



posted on Mar, 10 2015 @ 07:53 PM
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a reply to: nonspecific

A bass player thread is a must for sure. Gear, samples of work, the whole 9 yards. We should definitely do it.



posted on Mar, 10 2015 @ 08:26 PM
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To everyone who posted in this thread,

Thanks for pitching in folks. As I may have mentioned, I am not what you would call a technically sophisticated bass player. I neither know, nor mind much what manner of pickups I have, and I play through an amp shorter in height than my shins, and a little less than that in width, made by a company called Drive.

I am pretty sure that my bass and its internal wiring and so on are in working order, and I say that because I have a six string which I tested the leads with, which also refuses to produce noise with the suspect leads.

a reply to: BASSPLYR

Well, this is my noise machine...



Its a Stagg XB-300, its matt black, and the little amp I have has a built in overdrive system of some description, which adds chunky, crunchy, tasty noise to whatever I make my bass guitar do. In terms of what I play... I play a whole bunch of nonsense most of the time, but when things work I can knock out something a little bit folk, something a little bit death metal, something else a little black metal, and noises similar to good old fashioned heavy metal, depending on what kind of a day I have had. I must point out, I am not very good. I get little practice, or have not had much over the last two years or so anyway.

I like to fingertap, or at least have a go, but most of the time I just like to sit there and make noises, and I rarely think about it before I make them.



posted on Mar, 10 2015 @ 08:29 PM
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Oh my that is a beautiful instrument



posted on Mar, 10 2015 @ 08:47 PM
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a reply to: TrueBrit

My bass (and bassplyr) old pics like from the 2000's but hey, have already uploaded on ATS so I'll throw em in this thread. I don't look that young anymore, I'm more hobbit like these days. But she's my bread and butter bass. Versatile in her sound.

MTD 635. Hand built by Mike Tobias back in 2000ish. maybe 1999







posted on Mar, 10 2015 @ 08:48 PM
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a reply to: Pebujesa

Assuming you were referring to my last post, thanks!

I got this one in a liquidation sale at a music store a few miles from where I live. It was retailing at about two hundred and something pounds at the time I think? I got it for £75.00

That is the same price I for which I picked up my awful, fret buzz all over the board, second hand practice bass, the first bass I ever played! Now that thing was beaten up!

The XB-300 is no Ibanez or anything, and it could do with the action being a little lower, something I am looking into, believe you me.

However, I like playing it!



posted on Mar, 10 2015 @ 08:52 PM
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a reply to: BASSPLYR

Ahh, I see you, getting your slap on there!

Woo!

That's a gorgeous instrument! Is that SIX strings on that thing? What beautiful heresy is this?



posted on Mar, 10 2015 @ 09:01 PM
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a reply to: TrueBrit

Yep, could be double thumbing there but my hand looks like it's doing old school slapping from the positioning. (Double thumb - the thumb is more parallel to the string and slaps on the down and up stroke. Victor Wooten and Stu Hamm use it a lot.)

You say you do some tapping. Two hand , single hand?



posted on Mar, 10 2015 @ 09:03 PM
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a reply to: TrueBrit

I can only contribute that I feel your pain. I play guitar, not bass, but the pain is much the same. I'm not up on what is current and works. I only know that when I'm ready to blast and I get a squeak, I am pissed.

I wish you well in figuring out what you need to blast when you are ready.

In the meantime, I give you Michael Manring, who really shined on Michael Hedges' first album




posted on Mar, 10 2015 @ 09:05 PM
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so I said the hell with it and started a thread for everyone to post their gear, war stories, videos or studio tracks of stuff they've played on bands etc... anything related to playing bass is completely on topic. That way we don't have to derail Truebrit's thread anymore than is necessary.

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posted on Mar, 10 2015 @ 09:08 PM
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originally posted by: BASSPLYR
a reply to: olaru12

400 watt tube amp now were talking. That's power right there. what kinda cabinet you running it to?





Homemade plywood 4 10" Jensens and a slave w/2 12"... For the standup I use an EQ pedal to help control the feedback, a constant problem w/piezo PUPs and weedwhackers. That's a benefit to using a wireless rig so you can plug directly into the board and let the sound guy worry about it.
edit on 10-3-2015 by olaru12 because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 10 2015 @ 09:15 PM
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a reply to: olaru12

ever run into any delay issues with the wireless? Cool that you also play double bass.

Ever venture into the cello suites? Open question anyone here.



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