Anyone like bass guitars?

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That’s always the problem - P is so safe and so simple it always ends up my default option.

Stingray with a bit of time is better for me these days, but it NEEDS an Alnico pickup, the two band eq and preferably the John east mids module.
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TmcB wrote: Sun Jan 08, 2023 10:09 pm That’s always the problem - P is so safe and so simple it always ends up my default option.

Stingray with a bit of time is better for me these days, but it NEEDS an Alnico pickup, the two band eq and preferably the John east mids module.
Could you swap the magnets out on the current pickup?
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jeremyb wrote: Wed Jan 11, 2023 6:52 am
TmcB wrote: Sun Jan 08, 2023 10:09 pm That’s always the problem - P is so safe and so simple it always ends up my default option.

Stingray with a bit of time is better for me these days, but it NEEDS an Alnico pickup, the two band eq and preferably the John east mids module.
Could you swap the magnets out on the current pickup?
Probably could but higher chance of arsing up and EBMM is extremely tight fisted around getting replacements - you have to send your old one in to get a new one.
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I should probably post pics of my basses at some point
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TmcB wrote: Wed Jan 11, 2023 8:52 am Probably could but higher chance of arsing up and EBMM is extremely tight fisted around getting replacements - you have to send your old one in to get a new one.
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42" scale :shock:

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crowbgood1 wrote: Sun Jan 08, 2023 9:49 am I'm hoping that skinny legs are good for playing bass. Is there hope for me yet? 🤣
Humour aside this is a good analogy. Groove is what I would like to achieve - any tips from the old hands?
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Hit the root on the one. Listen to your drummer. Lock in with the kick. Keep it simple.

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And some personal preference dressed up as advice.

Finger pick, have your gain up higher than you need and play with a light touch saves your fingers and gives you some dynamics to work with. If your amp has some grit to it, means you can get some grind when you dig in, and clean up when you play lightly.

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This is some truth,
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Nick Beggs wrote that bassline at 21 years of age. I have no hope of playing that.... I've got my lifes work ahead of me learing 'hit me with your rhythm stick' this is a leap above my pay grade ;)

Starts at about 3:30

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Pretty sure the original version of “Too Shy” was Beggs on a Wal

I think I wrote the bass line out some time back. Certainly some 16th note similarities with “Rhythm Stick” which directly quotes a Jack Pastorius/Weather Report tune
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Sire Jazz & Precision basses, 4 & 5 string, look pretty flash!

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Selling my fretless P Bass of anyone is looking
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