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#41 mortkort

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Posted 12 September 2006 - 03:28 AM

QUOTE (coolema @ Sep 11 2006, 09:16 PM)
Bass guitar: Epiphone Embassy Sandard IV. My fellow in 2 years. Nice layout, nice playability, but a bit too heavy. I'm saving for a Geddy Lee Jazz Bass.

Amp: Roland Cube-100 Combo. My next project after the Geddy Lee Jazz Bass will be to get amplification from Ampeg. I also have an old combo with a blown speaker.

I also use a Boss ODB-3 Bass Overdrive.

It isn't the best equipment, but it's OK enough for me at this stage of bass playing.

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Posted 10 December 2006 - 11:13 AM

I haven't really done much playing since my first kid was born (2003). In the couple years prior to that I had two basses, a Fender American Standard Jazz Bass V (5-string) in "aquamarine metallic" and a translucent orange Music Man StingRay fretless 4-string. After I proverbially "quit the band" in late 2002, I sold both of those basses and consolidated down to a fretted translucent orange Music Man StingRay 5 with maple fretboard and matching headstock. (That's my avatar.)

My amp is weak, but portable: a Fender Bassman 100-watt. When I used to gig with it I pretty much always had to run through the house PA for added oomph but it's never really been a problem.

Unfortunately it was well over a year before I actually had a gig with this new StingRay 5, and I had never realized before that night -- a nearly 4-hour gig, how freakin' HEAVY the StingRay 5 is.

These days I'm actually contemplating trading it for a Fender American Deluxe Precision 5-string. But I probably won't, for a while at least.

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Posted 15 December 2006 - 12:34 AM

I tried playing bass when I was taking my Audio Engineering lessons and this bass player we brought in for one of our sessions. I asked him if I could try so he let me. He said "Not as easy as it looks, huh?" I said "Yeah." Plucking those strings really hurt the thumb and you have to pluck real hard. unsure.gif

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Posted 16 December 2006 - 11:14 AM

QUOTE (Ru5h F@n @ Dec 14 2006, 11:34 PM)
I tried playing bass when I was taking my Audio Engineering lessons and this bass player we brought in for one of our sessions. I asked him if I could try so he let me. He said "Not as easy as it looks, huh?" I said "Yeah." Plucking those strings really hurt the thumb and you have to pluck real hard. unsure.gif

I don't know any bass players today besides Sting who still pluck with their thumb. If it's your plucking hand that has trouble, you could always try playing with a pick. (I was an anti-pick purist for a long time but lately, now that I don't play as often, I find I need to use a pick much of the time or I'll end up with big blisters on my right index and middle fingers halfway through a gig!)

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Posted 16 December 2006 - 05:11 PM

QUOTE (Room 34 @ Dec 16 2006, 08:14 AM)
QUOTE (Ru5h F@n @ Dec 14 2006, 11:34 PM)
I tried playing bass when I was taking my Audio Engineering lessons and this bass player we brought in for one of our sessions. I asked him if I could try so he let me. He said "Not as easy as it looks, huh?" I said "Yeah." Plucking those strings really hurt the thumb and you have to pluck real hard. unsure.gif

I don't know any bass players today besides Sting who still pluck with their thumb. If it's your plucking hand that has trouble, you could always try playing with a pick. (I was an anti-pick purist for a long time but lately, now that I don't play as often, I find I need to use a pick much of the time or I'll end up with big blisters on my right index and middle fingers halfway through a gig!)

Well I didn't get blisters from playing it but my thumb hurt like hell afterwards. I haven't touched a bass guitar since then. Doesn't Geddy play bass with his thumbs? I thought I noticed it in his older videos but maybe not anymore? unsure.gif

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Posted 17 December 2006 - 10:47 PM

There's no way to play as fast as Geddy does using your thumb. You might have seen him using a slap technique, which he does use from time to time.

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Posted 17 December 2006 - 10:55 PM

QUOTE (mortkort @ Jul 27 2006, 06:36 PM)
have you guys seen the new squier jazz bass? it's awesome!

http://www.squierguitars.com/products/sear...rtno=0326702521

Looks cool, but I'm scared of Squier. I have a Squier Strat that serves me well enough (since I'm not a guitarist, I couldn't justify the price of even a halfway decent guitar), but I bought a Squier Jazz Bass a few years ago just to have as a third bass for a weekend set of extended gigs out-of-town.  We were going to be playing a little hellhole bar by the beach and I didn't want my good gear exposed to the salty air and drunken rednecks.

Well, I bought the thing, played it for a couple of days, and ended up taking it back. It had a horrible buzz I just couldn't get rid of no matter what I tried! It played OK and had a decent tone, but that buzz made it absolutely unusable.

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Posted 17 December 2006 - 11:42 PM

QUOTE (Room 34 @ Dec 17 2006, 07:47 PM)
There's no way to play as fast as Geddy does using your thumb. You might have seen him using a slap technique, which he does use from time to time.

Ya. That's probably what he was doing. I wasn't looking closely enough. unsure.gif

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Posted 23 December 2006 - 07:23 AM

Hello all

My first post on The Rush Forum - thought Id make it here.

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My basses, clockwise from top:

Rickenbacker 4001CS,
Wal Mk 1 Custom bass,
Rickenbacker 4080 doubleneck,
Fender Jazz (Geddy Lee Sig),
Rickenbacker 4003 bass,
Fender Jazz (Geddy Lee Sig) (this one now sold),

Also in the rig:

Ashdown Amplification,
Behringer & Boss Effects,
Roland PK5 Bass Pedals,
Roland Fantom S-88,
Roland Fantom XR,
Novation Supernova II,
Oberheim OB-12,
Voodo Lab Ground Control


You can probably guess from this list that I used to play bass & keys in a Rush tributeand I really like Rickenbackers.

Cheers

Jon

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Posted 23 December 2006 - 07:32 AM

QUOTE (Jon @ Dec 23 2006, 07:23 AM)
Hello all

My first post on The Rush Forum - thought Id make it here.

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My basses, clockwise from top:

Rickenbacker 4001CS,
Wal Mk 1 Custom bass,
Rickenbacker 4080 doubleneck,
Fender Jazz (Geddy Lee Sig),
Rickenbacker 4003 bass,
Fender Jazz (Geddy Lee Sig) (this one now sold),

Also in the rig:

Ashdown Amplification,
Behringer & Boss Effects,
Roland PK5 Bass Pedals,
Roland Fantom S-88,
Roland Fantom XR,
Novation Supernova II,
Oberheim OB-12,
Voodo Lab Ground Control


You can probably guess from this list that I used to play bass & keys in a Rush tributeand I really like Rickenbackers.

Cheers

Jon

Nice basses Jon!  I love the Wal bass!

And welcome to TRF! You will like it here

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Posted 23 December 2006 - 10:02 AM

QUOTE (Jon @ Dec 23 2006, 06:23 AM)
You can probably guess from this list that I used to play bass & keys in a Rush tributeand I really like Rickenbackers.

Well, at first I was actually thinking Geddy had joined the forum!

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I had to check your screen name to prove otherwise!  smile.gif

Nice gear!

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Posted 23 December 2006 - 11:38 AM

Cool basses! I think Geddy had the best sounds with the Rickenbacker.  smile.gif  

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Posted 24 December 2006 - 12:29 PM

whao, Jon, you are serious!!!

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Posted 25 December 2006 - 08:28 PM

I really like the Wal too mortkort.  It took quite a long time to find one.

Room 34 wrote: Well, at first I was actually thinking Geddy had joined the forum!

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Snowman, I think Geddy got his best sound with his Rickenbackers too.

I guess  am pretty serious Sonilink smile.gif


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Nice to see so many Norwegians (I work for a Norwegian company).


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Posted 25 December 2006 - 08:45 PM

QUOTE (Jon @ Dec 26 2006, 02:28 AM)
Nice to see so many Norwegians (I work for a Norwegian company).

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Posted 26 December 2006 - 12:54 PM

At the risk of going completely off-topic, Norske Skog.

Trying to get back on topic...I'm waiting for for a Rickenbacker 75th Anniversary 4003 to add to the collection.

http://www.rickenbacker.com/news_item.asp?...=41&news=recent

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Posted 03 March 2007 - 11:13 AM

I'm jammin' the Ibanez SRX-505

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I just got a BOSS GT-6B for Christmas.  It's a multi, but it gets my by.
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Im looking for a new amplifier, any recommendations?

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Posted 03 March 2007 - 02:55 PM

QUOTE (Groovybass77 @ Mar 3 2007, 05:13 PM)
I'm jammin' the Ibanez SRX-505

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I just got a BOSS GT-6B for Christmas.  It's a multi, but it gets my by.
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Im looking for a new amplifier, any recommendations?

very nice bass gb77!

i'm not a bass player, but i do know ampeg makes good amps

http://www.ampeg.com/

maybe you should check out LowDown by Line 6, you can listen to it on their website, it has effects and stuff in it, but you are maybe looking for a amp without effects? since you got that multi effect for x-mas.

http://www.line6.com/lowdown/

good luck!

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Posted 09 March 2007 - 07:12 AM

My new beauty!

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As you can see, the hardware is black. I bought it from a guy who changed all the hardware, including the bolt around the output. The tuner for the E-string has a D-drop. I like that, considering that I can play Driven correctly now!

I wonder if I'm gonna switch back to the old hardware, but now I have something not so many people have, and I kinda like it... But one thing's for sure: I'll never regret that I bought this guitar!  1022.gif  trink39.gif

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