Anyone like bass guitars?

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I have been spending some time on bass, decided to learn how to play when I was stuck in Melbourne. Needed a break from guitar. Back in Melbourne now. Other basses are hidden.....900w Darkglass amp and stack, cause you need that in an apartment.
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the TC Electronics class D Bass amp is pretty good.

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Anything Markbass is solid
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so... I've hit 95% playing Rio. With a mere 10 wrong notes.

Not sure I can speed up further, without doing the three finger plucking. Is this something I should be aiming for? I had planned to do this at some stage but, my two finger technique is solid (oh-err) just not quick enough :(

Should I just concentrate on my two digit speed? (no jb, don't explode)
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Bg wrote: Thu Apr 29, 2021 4:47 pm so... I've hit 95% playing Rio. With a mere 10 wrong notes.

Not sure I can speed up further, without doing the three finger plucking. Is this something I should be aiming for? I had planned to do this at some stage but, my two finger technique is solid (oh-err) just not quick enough :(

Should I just concentrate on my two digit speed? (no jb, don't explode)
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Of course, I’ve been using it as a learning tool for years
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Cool, was curious as to whether it actually works from a learning perspective or was a gimmick. Sounds like it works.
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I struggle with the 3 finger plucking to be honest. That bass line goes along at a clip doesn't it? :)
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WellyBlues wrote: Thu Apr 29, 2021 11:11 pm Cool, was curious as to whether it actually works from a learning perspective or was a gimmick. Sounds like it works.
Only as good as the underlying tabs, but mostly they are excellent. Even the custom user built ones.

I don't play with the tones provided, I split my signal (used to use an aby but now just send a signal from my helix). So it gets a nice clean signal, and I use what patch I want from the helix, or direct to amp/bass amp.

Being able to slow everything right down but have a visual representation of the tab is great once you get used to it.

Its worth mentioning that I got 105% at full speed for Rio on guitar a few years back ;)

But the bassline, does run at a clip.... I'm determined to master the bloody thing.
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BG, I used to use ONLY 1 plucking finger per string as a practice tool. It taught me a lot. Try it sometime - feels weird at first, then become natural.
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Just going to leave this here...

Had a run through on Lead earlier as well.
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I think the best part of Rocksmith, is that I used to use things like Amazing Slow Downer and tab, or Guitar Pro and that has its uses, don't get me wrong, but Rocksmith combines the tab element in a visual format along with the actual songs (whereas guitar pro even with the soundfonts etc, just sound so fucking cheesy)

Sure I could just find a decent tab, and play along with a metronome. But where is the fun in that?

And long gone are the days when I can pick everything out by ear. I can spot mistakes still on tab, even on some pro level stuff but I don't want to have to do it all from scratch, only so many years I have left in my life.
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might have to give it a go. i'm sure there's an unused xbox around here

edit: I see there is a PC edition
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WellyBlues wrote: Fri May 07, 2021 8:39 pm might have to give it a go. i'm sure there's an unused xbox around here

edit: I see there is a PC edition
oh shit yeah, Ive no experience with anything other than the pc version.

There is a thriving community for custom songs, which is why my attention has been captured.
https://ignition4.customsforge.com/

there's usually between 25-50 new songs tabbed per day. Usual tab sources have been paywalled or fucked for the last few years....
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