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by slowlearner
21 Jan 2011, 11:46
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Jazz+Precision+Jazz pickup modification?? Anyone tried it?
Replies: 20
Views: 3283

Re: Jazz+Precision+Jazz pickup modification?? Anyone tried it?

well, look at Mr Earl's one modded J verses Mr Hamm's custom shop developed Prod line bass. Wider spacing on Mr Hamm's. So there has to be something in it. Also, the closer the PUs are together, the less variety in sound you get, which is the whole idea of having multiple PUs. In terms of the risk o...
by slowlearner
21 Jan 2011, 11:23
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Jazz+Precision+Jazz pickup modification?? Anyone tried it?
Replies: 20
Views: 3283

Re: Jazz+Precision+Jazz pickup modification?? Anyone tried it?

I can see the attraction, but I reckon there is something esle to consider. I was looking at putting a MM style pickup in a P some years back and Jeff Mallia warned me. Every pickup you put in has some effect on the magnetic fields of the other pickups in the bass. So even if you get the pickup in t...
by slowlearner
21 Jan 2011, 11:05
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: SP Guitars (non bass, but very interesting!!)
Replies: 43
Views: 2515

Re: SP Guitars (non bass, but very interesting!!)

they are some mighty impressive guitars there. I liked the fishman bridge on the lespaul too. Great idea and stealth.

BTW, I think a few people need to get over themselves and stop trolling. Of course peops use machines. :rollno:
by slowlearner
21 Jan 2011, 08:42
Forum: Basses
Topic: Recommend me a new bass!
Replies: 28
Views: 1944

Re: Recommend me a new bass!

I just picked up a used MM SR5 for well under $2k. They are out there. I'd also scout for a used TRB 5. The neck through model though. That would be a great bass. Also, have you played an ESP LTD 5? Monstrous. Worth looking at seriously. I picked up a used (read rough) one for a mate for $500 a few ...
by slowlearner
18 Jan 2011, 14:26
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: What have you learned/discovered today?
Replies: 827
Views: 35346

Re: What have you learned/discovered today?

it only takes 10 minutes to get a blister. the other thing I have learned is just how out of condition I am. Jeez. This is gonna take hours of pain to fix.
by slowlearner
18 Jan 2011, 14:06
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: upright slapping and taping fingers?
Replies: 0
Views: 208

upright slapping and taping fingers?

for all the rockabilly players. just getting back into some RB slappin after 5 years off. course, first day, 15min in and I got a blister already. now I used to tape mine when they got bad but I've seen people tape em before they even start. what are you all using for tape? is there a special techni...
by slowlearner
16 Jan 2011, 18:39
Forum: Off Topics
Topic: Australian GTG?
Replies: 48
Views: 2247

Re: Australian GTG?

sorry to sound like a tool, but what the heck does "GTG" stand for?

Edit; okay, I get it now. GTG stands for "get together"

correct?
by slowlearner
15 Jan 2011, 15:37
Forum: Off Topics
Topic: Rock Dust Light Star
Replies: 4
Views: 396

Re: Rock Dust Light Star

I just picked this up. Track 8 is awesome. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwIbXfNksqc Great funk work with subtle synthbass effect over the top and some very fat slapping. There are plenty of Zender style chops to pick up. I was a massive fan of the first two albums. So far, I think this album is pr...
by slowlearner
15 Jan 2011, 07:41
Forum: Basses
Topic: Maton JB4 Lives Again! (The Proof Is Here)
Replies: 130
Views: 19242

Re: Maton JB4 Lives Again! (The Proof Is Here)

BennetsGreen, I'd contact Maton. I agree with Notthefish and Acmeman. If you don't want it, don't buy it, but stop smashing it. I personally think Maton guitars are not that great, but I don't go on about it, I just don't own one. Have to say though, the JB4s I've played were amazing. Sure they look...
by slowlearner
15 Jan 2011, 07:14
Forum: Basses
Topic: NBD Musicman SR5
Replies: 34
Views: 1340

Re: NBD Musicman SR5

Neck size and weight is all about perspective. My main bass is a 6 string which is about the same weight, actually I should weigh them on the kitchen scales, the neck feels nice and slim to me and I'm speeding all around it. The strings are brand new so it still has that nice punchy new string soun...
by slowlearner
14 Jan 2011, 20:47
Forum: Basses
Topic: Are you a one brand pony?
Replies: 29
Views: 1348

Re: Are you a one brand pony?

1 brand pony? no way. Why would I. Sure I always wanted a P. Got one now, but they are not the be all end all tone wise, even with a pickup change/setup etc. Had hohner headless 5. Awesome sound but floppy b-string, had yamahas, had ibanez. Still got most of em some sold, some stolen. The great thin...
by slowlearner
14 Jan 2011, 20:31
Forum: Basses
Topic: NBD Musicman SR5
Replies: 34
Views: 1340

Re: NBD Musicman SR5

that is a very nice bass. done much playing on it yet? I've had my 2nd handy (which is not pristine) for about a month now and I'm finding it a bit of a monster. The neck is massive, the weight is HUGE, but then the sound is AWESOME. But then that's why people buy them eh?
by slowlearner
02 Jan 2011, 19:08
Forum: Basses
Topic: Rock bass players and key albums
Replies: 41
Views: 2384

Re: Rock bass players and key albums

PB, that wasn't just Duck on bass. That was the whole of Booker T and the MGs. Booker and The Colonel! Bet Joe never had such a good backing band before! Are you saying the Eagles weren't a good backing band? :/ Brings up another rock bass player who's solid and is just great in the role he plays w...
by slowlearner
02 Jan 2011, 17:34
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Building a 12 key facility for the Jazz bassist
Replies: 25
Views: 1406

Re: Building a 12 key facility for the Jazz bassist

once you have some basic reading chops, volunteer to play for something like, "Calamity Jane", "Annie get your gun" or "Oklahoma". The scores are top class broadway stuff, but you end up playing mostly [I -->V] all night practicing counting bars. It's also a good warmup for some country stuff.
by slowlearner
01 Jan 2011, 22:01
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Building a 12 key facility for the Jazz bassist
Replies: 25
Views: 1406

Re: Building a 12 key facility for the Jazz bassist

guys, I had the pleasure of jamming with an incredibly talented player recently. unfortunately, his lack of training, reading and otherwise I reckon has cut him off from other players. He said it wasn't that important. I walked away sad that his lack of knowledge had robbed the scene of an astonishi...