Anyone like bass guitars?

Dodgy rythym and thick strings here...

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This is stirring my gentlemans parts, thankfully the price has shrunk my balls.

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jeremyb wrote: Thu Aug 24, 2023 9:30 pm This is stirring my gentlemans parts, thankfully the price has shrunk my balls.

https://www.trademe.co.nz/a/marketplace ... 4283429154
It has a small nut so shrinking balls are appropriate
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With all the discussion about keeping your kids interested in learning I've decided I might actually give myself a break from thinking about playing more guitar and actually have a go at learning to play Bass. I've got a rather nice Squire Jaguar Bass and nice a thumpy HiWatt amp so I'm going to give it a go and see if it scratches the need I have to actually play stuff and the learning curve is a little more gentle than guitar which seems to smack me down just when I start to think I might be an intermediate...

Already discovered that playing an alternating 1st finger, 2nd finger "plucking" pattern is fine until I try and play a 1st finger, 2nd finger, 3rd finger, 4th finger fretting exercise, I seem to want to pluck with my 3rd finger - hahaha I guess I never released how much I take my alternating picking on guitar for granted.

Second thing I've discovered is that there doesn't seem to be a comprehensive/coherent beginners course on youtube like JustinGuitar to start with. I've found a few beginners lessons and good looking channels but they're all pushing quite expensive paid for subscriptions and I'm too tight to pay for anything like that just now.

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sty wrote: Tue Aug 29, 2023 4:15 pm
Second thing I've discovered is that there doesn't seem to be a comprehensive/coherent beginners course on youtube like JustinGuitar to start with. I've found a few beginners lessons and good looking channels but they're all pushing quite expensive paid for subscriptions and I'm too tight to pay for anything like that just now.
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robthemac wrote: Tue Aug 29, 2023 4:16 pm
sty wrote: Tue Aug 29, 2023 4:15 pm
Second thing I've discovered is that there doesn't seem to be a comprehensive/coherent beginners course on youtube like JustinGuitar to start with. I've found a few beginners lessons and good looking channels but they're all pushing quite expensive paid for subscriptions and I'm too tight to pay for anything like that just now.
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Having a great run the Fretless Stingray (cheers Dave)

I do need to get it set up again. But a fantastic instrument. I also thought when I retire I’d buy a double bass but now I don’t think so.
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foal30 wrote: Wed Sep 13, 2023 8:22 am Having a great run the Fretless Stingray (cheers Dave)

I do need to get it set up again. But a fantastic instrument. I also thought when I retire I’d buy a double bass but now I don’t think so.
It's a lovely fretless that one :-)
I thought about upright, but tried one of these in a store and then saw one come up on TM last year. And pounced on it.

I would say it sits somewhere in the middle between a fretless and upright. But it's very very good. Keep an eye out for one :-)

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smallface wrote: Wed Sep 13, 2023 3:29 pm
foal30 wrote: Wed Sep 13, 2023 8:22 am Having a great run the Fretless Stingray (cheers Dave)

I do need to get it set up again. But a fantastic instrument. I also thought when I retire I’d buy a double bass but now I don’t think so.
It's a lovely fretless that one :-)
I thought about upright, but tried one of these in a store and then saw one come up on TM last year. And pounced on it.

I would say it sits somewhere in the middle between a fretless and upright. But it's very very good. Keep an eye out for one :-)

https://www.ibanez.com/usa/products/det ... 1p_02.html
Interesting. I think if I went the EUB path it would have to be a Ned Steinberger
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foal30 wrote: Thu Sep 14, 2023 8:12 pm
smallface wrote: Wed Sep 13, 2023 3:29 pm
foal30 wrote: Wed Sep 13, 2023 8:22 am Having a great run the Fretless Stingray (cheers Dave)

I do need to get it set up again. But a fantastic instrument. I also thought when I retire I’d buy a double bass but now I don’t think so.
It's a lovely fretless that one :-)
I thought about upright, but tried one of these in a store and then saw one come up on TM last year. And pounced on it.

I would say it sits somewhere in the middle between a fretless and upright. But it's very very good. Keep an eye out for one :-)

https://www.ibanez.com/usa/products/det ... 1p_02.html
Interesting. I think if I went the EUB path it would have to be a Ned Steinberger
They look very interesting. If you do get the chance to try the Ibanez I'd recommend it though. :-)
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Bad weather forecast this way so should be plenty of Bass Guitar this weekend.

Lots to work on, as ever.
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I’d play it a lot more if it balanced sitting down. Might need to investigate the Andy Yakub replacement
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So I found an unlined EBMM Stingray Fretless 5 on EBay Japan....but not original electronics which is a obviously not suitable

Still Sottying regarding getting parts from Fender Shop NZ to doll up the old Basses.

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Very tasty mij thank bass just listed on TM
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