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by Rude_Mechanical
05 Jun 2017, 23:57
Forum: Bass Player Resources
Topic: I desperately need help with technique and don't know where to begin
Replies: 28
Views: 4598

Re: I desperately need help with technique and don't know where to begin

Apologies if I missed any of these in another reply, but: - What gauges are you using? Heavier strings will even out your pick attack a little. - Where are you picking relative to the bridge? There's less give in the strings closer to the bridge. - What picks are you using? Softer picks will be more...
by Rude_Mechanical
29 May 2017, 21:13
Forum: Basses
Topic: Getting that piano bass tone - For FREE!
Replies: 2
Views: 683

Re: Getting that piano bass tone - For FREE!

Buy four - ULTIMATE FUNK FINGERS!
by Rude_Mechanical
26 May 2017, 17:27
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Change neck pocket corner radius?
Replies: 6
Views: 822

Re: Change neck pocket corner radius?

^ I followed the last advice ;) I ended up grabbing a 1/8" Dremel bit, taping off the surrounding areas and nibbling away at the corners freehand. Came out very well - even if it hadn't, it's under the pickguard. Used the smallest stone Dremel bit to carefully sand a tighter radius into the pickguar...
by Rude_Mechanical
25 May 2017, 23:49
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Change neck pocket corner radius?
Replies: 6
Views: 822

Change neck pocket corner radius?

Hey gang, I scored an EGC bolt-on neck, which is ostensibly a drop-in for Fender basses. I need to tighten the corner radii of the neck pocket for it to fit properly though - what's the best method? I have following bits and a plunge router, as well as a dremel.

Cheers :)
by Rude_Mechanical
18 May 2017, 23:55
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: R.I.P. Chris Cornell
Replies: 17
Views: 1577

Re: R.I.P. Chris Cornell

My FB feed has exploded over this one. That voice still blows me away.
by Rude_Mechanical
06 Feb 2017, 07:56
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: OW! WTF!?
Replies: 10
Views: 1104

Re: OW! WTF!?

Can recommend the Slingerstrap system for getting the weight off your shoulders. Makes it harder to walk, though, and you will definitely have to adjust your playing position.

http://www.slingerstraps.com/
by Rude_Mechanical
15 Jan 2017, 21:32
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Bass Synth Pedal with DX type patch
Replies: 12
Views: 1472

Re: Bass Synth Pedal with DX type patch

Funk fingers, surely! Sound SO GOOD in Peter Gabriel's "Big Time" :)
by Rude_Mechanical
06 Jan 2017, 21:23
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Ibanez ATK - BEAD?
Replies: 7
Views: 795

Re: Ibanez ATK - BEAD?

Sounded great when I did it. Still regret selling it.
by Rude_Mechanical
13 Dec 2016, 19:29
Forum: Off Topics
Topic: What's your favourite Ice Cream flavour?
Replies: 56
Views: 4285

Re: What's your favourite Ice Cream flavour?

The worst I ever had was a Green Tea at BR. I was thinking along the lines of green tea pannacotta, but it tasted just like generic green tea like you might get at Coles etc. Not even a scoop of coconut icecream could save it.
by Rude_Mechanical
12 Dec 2016, 09:27
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Help needed with Jazz Bass wiring
Replies: 4
Views: 837

Re: Help needed with Jazz Bass wiring

The jack will be grounded to the control plate anyway. So long as it's done up tightly it will be just fine - if you use a star washer to keep a little pressure on it, it shouldn't work loose.
by Rude_Mechanical
12 Dec 2016, 09:25
Forum: Off Topics
Topic: What's your favourite Ice Cream flavour?
Replies: 56
Views: 4285

Re: What's your favourite Ice Cream flavour?

Anything with either peanut butter or those chocolate coated pretzel chunks. Prefer the latter - the textural contrast is lovely :)
by Rude_Mechanical
08 Dec 2016, 22:57
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Fender TV Fifteen mystery 1/4" jack? (new fuzz issue)
Replies: 30
Views: 3053

Re: Fender TV Fifteen mystery 1/4" jack? (new fuzz issue)

Have you tested the signal from the DI?
by Rude_Mechanical
08 Dec 2016, 13:54
Forum: Basses
Topic: 120v us bass
Replies: 13
Views: 1023

Re: 120v us bass

Hadn't seen that full video :)
by Rude_Mechanical
29 Nov 2016, 23:58
Forum: Electronics
Topic: What Bass Amp or Pod Pro Bass XT etc?
Replies: 13
Views: 2323

Re: What Bass Amp or Pod Pro Bass XT etc?

Gads, this again... You cannae change the laws of physics. I've said it before, and I'll say it again: look at Meshuggah when dealing with extremely low tuned guitars. The bass cannot reasonably be expected to remain an octave below the guitars, so don't try. EQ for aggressive mids and exploit the i...
by Rude_Mechanical
18 Nov 2016, 16:51
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Any OBF Stoics?
Replies: 17
Views: 3207

Re: Any OBF Stoics?

I like one of the basic concepts, which I summarise: be content in yourself. Stop comparing yourself to others. That alone will carry you a fair way.