Anyone like bass guitars?

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JoeBlow wrote: Wed Jun 21, 2023 7:56 am Played the old Rickenbacker I sold a relative last night. That big top horn seems to dig into my ribs more than I remember.

I want one of those Sadowsky 4-20s. What's the deal with those in terms of where they're made? Some say Germany, others NYC, and elsewhere.
There’s a MIJ on Sadowsky site, $1750 US
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There’s a Warwick 5 (Made in Germany) at a good price Imo on TM

A student of mine had a passive Corvette and it’s far and away the Warwick I liked best tonally, a great take on a Jazz Bass and excellent construction/ fit and finish

I probably should have bought it off him when he moved back to South America
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Yeah I like bass guitars :D

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D’Addario Pro Steels?
How twangy can the high C get?
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foal30 wrote: Tue Jun 27, 2023 10:14 pm D’Addario Pro Steels?
How twangy can the high C get?
Not sure what the strings are. They're vintage though. :D :roll:

This thing can get seriously twangy, or whatever sound you want, just purely with attack, let alone what fiddling with the knobs can do.

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Where abouts on the bass guitar do you guys pick/pluck?

I pick/pluck between the neck and bridge pickup (although slightly skewed towards neck) as it's the right mix of boom and definition for me.

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jhyang549 wrote: Sat Jul 01, 2023 10:59 am Where abouts on the bass guitar do you guys pick/pluck?

I pick/pluck between the neck and bridge pickup (although slightly skewed towards neck) as it's the right mix of boom and definition for me.
Dirty little plucker - closer to the bridge than the neck, except for reggae - closer the the neck.
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I’m a pick only kinda guy and I think I’m pretty much equally between the pickups ;-)
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jhyang549 wrote: Sat Jul 01, 2023 10:59 am Where abouts on the bass guitar do you guys pick/pluck?

I pick/pluck between the neck and bridge pickup (although slightly skewed towards neck) as it's the right mix of boom and definition for me.
Generally between the neck pick up and the fingerboard fingerstyle or thumb

If I’m using a heavier plectrum then sometimes closer to the bridge. Palm mute with soft plectrum then very close to the bridge


Thumping, then it depends on the Bass and what EQ
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Just checking bass string prices at Rockshop.
I bought these Chrome Flatwounds Bass strings May last year for $ 69.99.
A year later they are now $89.99

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Jay wrote: Sat Jul 01, 2023 6:32 pm Just checking bass string prices at Rockshop.
I bought these Chrome Flatwounds Bass strings May last year for $ 69.99.
A year later they are now $89.99

Farque!

https://www.rockshop.co.nz/daddario-ecb ... -65-80-100
checked the price of veges lately? at least the flatwounds bought in may last year will never need to be renewed.
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Jay wrote: Sat Jul 01, 2023 6:32 pm Just checking bass string prices at Rockshop.
I bought these Chrome Flatwounds Bass strings May last year for $ 69.99.
A year later they are now $89.99

Farque!

https://www.rockshop.co.nz/daddario-ecb ... -65-80-100
Dave Cheeseboy Guitar Stuff May have Chromes cheaper

The price of flatwounds exploded maybe 12-15 months ago. The Sadowsky set I was going to order is $143 US :shock:
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Bg wrote: Sat Jul 01, 2023 9:14 pm
Jay wrote: Sat Jul 01, 2023 6:32 pm Just checking bass string prices at Rockshop.
I bought these Chrome Flatwounds Bass strings May last year for $ 69.99.
A year later they are now $89.99

Farque!

https://www.rockshop.co.nz/daddario-ecb ... -65-80-100
checked the price of veges lately? at least the flatwounds bought in may last year will never need to be renewed.
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