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by slowlearner
17 May 2018, 08:35
Forum: Basses
Topic: Record with flats, gig with rounds?
Replies: 28
Views: 561

Re: Record with flats, gig with rounds?

Re the OP, Ummm, no. Yes studio is different, but I think flats can work most places. I think it depends who you're playing with. Personally, I found flats to be more than audible. But then if you're competing against a Marshall on 11 and Mr Universe playing drums, you're always gonna struggle. The ...
by slowlearner
13 May 2018, 22:35
Forum: Basses
Topic: Short scale bass ideas?
Replies: 21
Views: 389

Re: Short scale bass ideas?

Just bought a squire bronco for my son. It's a very easy bass to play, sounds good and is nice and light. For 300 bucks it's good value too. I know people were rubbishing the JMJ, but I was pleasantly surprised at how the Bronco is. You'll get to used to the size.
by slowlearner
12 May 2018, 19:17
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Reptile Dentistry
Replies: 4
Views: 148

Re: Reptile Dentistry

I looked through that. A lot of it is purists hating on period mods and hotrodding in the days before cheap parts, PUs and affordable tools. Sure, some of them are ugly, but a lot of them existed because you couldn't buy the range of guitars available today. Custom guitars were totally unheard of, s...
by slowlearner
12 May 2018, 14:57
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Dead notes and the Truss Rod
Replies: 2
Views: 94

Re: Dead notes and the Truss Rod

I can't specifically comment on a general thing like this, because every bass if different. However, I'm genuinely surprised you're linking it to the truss rod. I've never ever experience what you're describing. I have experienced rattle or a non-operative rod, but not this. Could you give us a spec...
by slowlearner
11 May 2018, 18:13
Forum: Basses
Topic: Talk to me about Double Bass
Replies: 18
Views: 430

Re: Talk to me about Double Bass

^^ How long have you had the Animas for? I hear they need to be replaced every couple of years. My last set of Animas are about 5yo now I think. They're ok, but they tend to get fragile and frayed after 3 or 4 years. I've had one break before. It was probably older than 5years when it went though.
by slowlearner
11 May 2018, 10:26
Forum: Basses
Topic: Talk to me about Double Bass
Replies: 18
Views: 430

Re: Talk to me about Double Bass

I had Helicore hybrids on my bass for years. A couple of sets if IIRC. To be honest I was never in love with them. They seem like a lot of in between things. That is they do everything ok, but nothing really well. I don't know if you've seen the discussions on them, but there's a long running rumour...
by slowlearner
10 May 2018, 18:59
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Build #12 - 6 string fretless (warning; crazy content)
Replies: 136
Views: 4459

Re: Build #12 - 6 string fretless (warning; crazy content)

Ok, finally found a gig bag for this sucker! Big props to Thomann. Got here so fast and fits well. A little large if anything, but I can deal with that. https://www.thomann.de/gb/thomann_gigbag_acousticbass_jumbo.htm https://i.imgur.com/gHDFQMQ.jpg https://i.imgur.com/Z0eR0w2.jpg Off to a jam night ...
by slowlearner
08 May 2018, 07:34
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Double bass, how to get started?
Replies: 20
Views: 328

Re: Double bass, how to get started?

It's not a bad place to start, although it's really a different animal. And in some ways, once you've been taught the classical left hand technique, upright is slightly easier.
by slowlearner
07 May 2018, 15:34
Forum: Basses
Topic: Talk to me about Double Bass
Replies: 18
Views: 430

Re: Talk to me about Double Bass

Some great advice here. Re the difference between 3/4 and 4/4; mostly they're the same scale length (42"), it's just the body size that differs. Re strings; don't be afraid to go light and cheap and then buy something bigger once you get the hang of it. Just remember, a gut/synthetic strings won't w...
by slowlearner
06 May 2018, 08:54
Forum: Off Topics
Topic: Bass Canon For Pub Gig
Replies: 3
Views: 223

Re: Bass Canon For Pub Gig

I've used a folded horn, Ie. "W-bin" from the 70s. Great piece of kit, but honestly, there are better, lighter, smaller, more powerful cabs available these days. Like noplanb said, it does the bottom end really well, but then you need another cab for mids and highs.
by slowlearner
05 May 2018, 22:13
Forum: Bass Guitars - Classifieds
Topic: WTB - Short Scale bass for beginner
Replies: 13
Views: 278

Re: WTB - Short Scale bass for beginner

Ummm, yes I did. 8/

It's black. It's gotta fender headstock. Sounds like a bass. :thumbup:
by slowlearner
03 May 2018, 17:36
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Double bass, how to get started?
Replies: 20
Views: 328

Re: Double bass, how to get started?

I'm going to encourage you not to take up double bass unless you're wanting to play rockabilly. Sorry, but this just isn't true. There are a host of genres needing upright players and not enough people who play upright. Classical, Musical theatre, Country, Blue grass, Dance bands (polka etc), Swing...
by slowlearner
03 May 2018, 17:21
Forum: Bass Guitars - Classifieds
Topic: WTB - Short Scale bass for beginner
Replies: 13
Views: 278

Re: WTB - Short Scale bass for beginner

Picked up a Bronco through a mate today. Great little bass and my boy's super happy with it.
by slowlearner
03 May 2018, 10:33
Forum: Bass Guitars - Classifieds
Topic: WTB - Short Scale bass for beginner
Replies: 13
Views: 278

Re: WTB - Short Scale bass for beginner

When I started learning bass about 3 years ago I bought a "Cort Action Bass Jr" new for AUD 250 (came with wafer-thin gig bag). I bought a set of La Bella DTFs and had the bass set up by Matt Bullus (nearly same price as the bass). Now I have several "better" basses but I still play the ABJ and rec...