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by slowlearner
18 Jun 2018, 10:10
Forum: Basses
Topic: Talk to me about Double Bass
Replies: 34
Views: 803

Re: Talk to me about Double Bass

Thanks for the advice fellaz I'm getting there, straining mainly just when I'm trying to play octave's a lot for extended periods with a high action and high tension. Once I get a proper setup (strings incoming) I'm sure things will settle down a bit. I'm still 'feeling out' a new instrument (to me...
by slowlearner
14 Jun 2018, 22:32
Forum: Basses
Topic: Talk to me about Double Bass
Replies: 34
Views: 803

Re: Talk to me about Double Bass

^ this. Pull back with your elbow like you're hanging from a bar with your fingers.
by slowlearner
14 Jun 2018, 10:04
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Guitar sound with pedals
Replies: 13
Views: 204

Re: Guitar sound with pedals

This pedal is worth looking into as well. Billy Sheehan regularly does what you're trying to do...

by slowlearner
14 Jun 2018, 10:01
Forum: Basses
Topic: Talk to me about Double Bass
Replies: 34
Views: 803

Re: Talk to me about Double Bass

Bridge profile should be the same. It's just about action. Arco favours a slightly higher action than pizz usually.

P.s. you shouldn't be getting wrist strain with the bow. What sort is it? German or French?
by slowlearner
11 Jun 2018, 22:23
Forum: Electronics
Topic: New P.A. What's hot what's not?
Replies: 13
Views: 258

Re: New P.A. What's hot what's not?

We use a DL1608 at church. Because we hire a hall, we're loading in and out every week. As for getting used to it, I think there's a learning curve, but there are literally so many cool things going on with it, it's hard to pass up. One thing to be aware of is the need for a LAN is you want to use i...
by slowlearner
10 Jun 2018, 13:21
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Guitar sound with pedals
Replies: 13
Views: 204

Re: Guitar sound with pedals

I think I can see what you're trying to do here. I tried a similar thing with my Zoom B3 and to be honest, it just didn't work. What I have found works is a little OD and playing your bass line up an octave (ie. instead of low on the E/A strings). In my new band I'm sort of doing what you're suggest...
by slowlearner
09 Jun 2018, 21:35
Forum: Basses
Topic: Help Please - how to sell antique double bass
Replies: 8
Views: 225

Re: Help Please - how to sell antique double bass

Not to be captain obvious, but the big challenge is specialized instruments and a small population. Depending on the instrument, you might have some interest from interstate or overseas. Ken Smith in the USA has a website and keen interest in lots of upright basses... http://www.smithbassforums.com/...
by slowlearner
08 Jun 2018, 08:08
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: New studio build
Replies: 16
Views: 250

Re: New studio build

Greg, the room is against an outer wall... but that's 95% of rooms in any house. We're not super loud, but I've regularly cranked a 6x10" in there and my neighbours have regularly told me they didn't even know I was playing. Same for the large meeting room we have. We've had a number of pretty loud ...
by slowlearner
08 Jun 2018, 07:38
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: New studio build
Replies: 16
Views: 250

Re: New studio build

Hi all..I will be able to have a control room/workshop /study built into an upcoming new house build. I wonder if anybody has any experience in this area or knows someone that i can talk to in order to get this as right as possible in the first place. Im writing from work ATM but i just want to sta...
by slowlearner
07 Jun 2018, 21:57
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: I got interviewed :)!
Replies: 11
Views: 202

Re: I got interviewed :)!

Outed! :red face
by slowlearner
07 Jun 2018, 17:51
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: I got interviewed :)!
Replies: 11
Views: 202

Re: I got interviewed :)!

Just pre-ordered me a copy! :)
by slowlearner
04 Jun 2018, 22:19
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Ebay thread PART TWO - the good, bad, and ridiculous...
Replies: 780
Views: 51570

Re: Ebay thread PART TWO - the good, bad, and ridiculous...

Huh? What is going on here? https://m.ebay.com.au/itm/NEW-NECK-Bass-WARWICK-Guns-Pink-E-U-USA-Black-Design-Hard-Maple-RockBass/192459354687 Edit: More discussion on the subject. https://www.talkbass.com/threads/guns-rose-bass-fake-warwick.1347215/#post-21391429 And the "I owned trained monkeys" wor...
by slowlearner
03 Jun 2018, 19:57
Forum: Basses
Topic: Short scale bass ideas?
Replies: 25
Views: 717

Re: Short scale bass ideas?

Hi guys, I'll weight in, not that much more can be said. I started on a short scale bass back in the 70's and then played a Fender VI (See the first 2 Reels albums), such a shitty bass, lol. Later I progressed to long scale and now also play upright. Most of the shorter basses, as well as being che...
by slowlearner
30 May 2018, 17:15
Forum: Basses
Topic: Talk to me about Double Bass
Replies: 34
Views: 803

Re: Talk to me about Double Bass

We'll have to talk optimal Anima string action/heights :hmm How high do you like 'em slowlearner? I wanted to lower with mine at one stage, but I didn't because they really benefit from medium action. If you go low, you've have issues with them rattling on the board. Remember, they're a large diame...
by slowlearner
29 May 2018, 21:38
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Inspirational Video
Replies: 2
Views: 129

Re: Inspirational Video

:clap: :thumbup: