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Re: Show us your gigs.

Post by bigswifty » 06 Nov 2017, 19:41

Here are a few shots from the Women In Blues Xmas gig last Saturday at Corrimal RSL:






And just because the photographer said "I just love bass guitars (can't play) and that is such a good one, and sounds great too - bonus! " .....


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Re: Show us your gigs.

Post by BassLine » 06 Nov 2017, 21:12

Love those photos Mike. :thumbup: :drool:
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Re: Show us your gigs.

Post by Aussie Mark » 07 Nov 2017, 08:53

Nice shots Mike

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Re: Show us your gigs.

Post by vin-tone » 07 Nov 2017, 09:16

I think theres a disproportonate number of Duesey players on board here. :)

What strings are you using ATM?
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Re: Show us your gigs.

Post by bigswifty » 07 Nov 2017, 17:40

vin-tone wrote:
07 Nov 2017, 09:16
I think theres a disproportonate number of Duesey players on board here. :)

What strings are you using ATM?
Chromes in the larger gauge with the 105 E string in the standard scale length, not the short scale set.

I would prefer to use TI's like Mark does, but 90% of my gigs are downtuned by a semitone and I find TI's can't tolerate that even on a standard scale bass so I didn't even bother trying with the Duesenberg.

That gig was mostly stuff old school RnB and Soul, I thought it sounded great. Dave Green who would normally have been playing that gig (I was just the hired help) with Sally King was in the audience and very kindly said that it sounded perfect for the night.

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Re: Show us your gigs.

Post by Ox Boris » 07 Nov 2017, 19:00

Some pics of the last 2 gigs.




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Re: Show us your gigs.

Post by Ox Boris » 07 Nov 2017, 19:04

Some pics of the last 2 gigs.

Afternoon at The Australian Hotel


Night time at The Herbert in the City


And a video. What else do you play at a city pub in North Queensland? ;-)

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Re: Show us your gigs.

Post by BassLine » 07 Nov 2017, 23:55

bigswifty wrote:
07 Nov 2017, 17:40

I would prefer to use TI's like Mark does, but 90% of my gigs are downtuned by a semitone and I find TI's can't tolerate that even on a standard scale bass so I didn't even bother trying with the Duesenberg.
Mike - what about tuning UP some BEAD strings from a 5string TI set? It'll be equivalent to tuning each string UP two semitones.
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Re: Show us your gigs.

Post by maxgroover » 08 Nov 2017, 07:13

BassLine wrote:
07 Nov 2017, 23:55
bigswifty wrote:
07 Nov 2017, 17:40

I would prefer to use TI's like Mark does, but 90% of my gigs are downtuned by a semitone and I find TI's can't tolerate that even on a standard scale bass so I didn't even bother trying with the Duesenberg.
Mike - what about tuning UP some BEAD strings from a 5string TI set? It'll be equivalent to tuning each string UP two semitones.
Owen - tuning BEAD strings up to Eb Ab Dd Gb requires tuning up two tones, not semitones. Could the strings handle that amount of tension?
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Re: Show us your gigs.

Post by BassLine » 08 Nov 2017, 15:28

maxgroover wrote:
08 Nov 2017, 07:13
BassLine wrote:
07 Nov 2017, 23:55
bigswifty wrote:
07 Nov 2017, 17:40

I would prefer to use TI's like Mark does, but 90% of my gigs are downtuned by a semitone and I find TI's can't tolerate that even on a standard scale bass so I didn't even bother trying with the Duesenberg.
Mike - what about tuning UP some BEAD strings from a 5string TI set? It'll be equivalent to tuning each string UP two semitones.
Owen - tuning BEAD strings up to Eb Ab Dd Gb requires tuning up two tones, not semitones. Could the strings handle that amount of tension?
I knew I needed to add more detail.

In the TI's...
- the shortscales ADG strings are the same gauge as longscale set.
- shortscales E string is marginally heavier to compensate for floppiness. Tuning up = use regular gauge.
- they don't do a 5 string set for shortscale basses. Buy the standard 5 string set, using the BEAD strings only.

Putting 34" strings on a 30" bass
=> the tension of EADG on a 30" bass is equivalent to tuning a 34" bass to DGCF.

So, detuning TI's a semitone on a 30" bass, the tension would effectively be C# F# B E. Waaay too floppy, even for me.

Therefore, you'd technically only be taking them up the equivalent of two semitones from the BEAD tuning concert pitch on the 34" scale it was originally designed for.... and they sound and feel awesome tuned up.

Can they handle that tension?
Yes they can definitely handle being tuned 3 semitones up, so they would comfortably handle 2 semitones.
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Re: Show us your gigs.

Post by bigswifty » 08 Nov 2017, 22:37

Very interesting, thanks Owen! Rather an expensive experiment but I will certainly think about that next time the Chromes give me the irrits. I tend to play the Doozy/Chromes here at home and think it sounds pretty "meh" but take it to a gig and it's always awesome :)
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BassLine wrote:
08 Nov 2017, 15:28
maxgroover wrote:
08 Nov 2017, 07:13
BassLine wrote:
07 Nov 2017, 23:55

Mike - what about tuning UP some BEAD strings from a 5string TI set? It'll be equivalent to tuning each string UP two semitones.
Owen - tuning BEAD strings up to Eb Ab Dd Gb requires tuning up two tones, not semitones. Could the strings handle that amount of tension?
I knew I needed to add more detail.

In the TI's...
- the shortscales ADG strings are the same gauge as longscale set.
- shortscales E string is marginally heavier to compensate for floppiness. Tuning up = use regular gauge.
- they don't do a 5 string set for shortscale basses. Buy the standard 5 string set, using the BEAD strings only.

Putting 34" strings on a 30" bass
=> the tension of EADG on a 30" bass is equivalent to tuning a 34" bass to DGCF.

So, detuning TI's a semitone on a 30" bass, the tension would effectively be C# F# B E. Waaay too floppy, even for me.

Therefore, you'd technically only be taking them up the equivalent of two semitones from the BEAD tuning concert pitch on the 34" scale it was originally designed for.... and they sound and feel awesome tuned up.

Can they handle that tension?
Yes they can definitely handle being tuned 3 semitones up, so they would comfortably handle 2 semitones.
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Re: Show us your gigs.

Post by BassLine » 09 Nov 2017, 07:48

bigswifty wrote:
08 Nov 2017, 22:37
Very interesting, thanks Owen! Rather an expensive experiment but I will certainly think about that next time the Chromes give me the irrits. I tend to play the Doozy/Chromes here at home and think it sounds pretty "meh" but take it to a gig and it's always awesome :)
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BassLine wrote:
08 Nov 2017, 15:28
maxgroover wrote:
08 Nov 2017, 07:13


Owen - tuning BEAD strings up to Eb Ab Dd Gb requires tuning up two tones, not semitones. Could the strings handle that amount of tension?
I knew I needed to add more detail.

In the TI's...
- the shortscales ADG strings are the same gauge as longscale set.
- shortscales E string is marginally heavier to compensate for floppiness. Tuning up = use regular gauge.
- they don't do a 5 string set for shortscale basses. Buy the standard 5 string set, using the BEAD strings only.

Putting 34" strings on a 30" bass
=> the tension of EADG on a 30" bass is equivalent to tuning a 34" bass to DGCF.

So, detuning TI's a semitone on a 30" bass, the tension would effectively be C# F# B E. Waaay too floppy, even for me.

Therefore, you'd technically only be taking them up the equivalent of two semitones from the BEAD tuning concert pitch on the 34" scale it was originally designed for.... and they sound and feel awesome tuned up.

Can they handle that tension?
Yes they can definitely handle being tuned 3 semitones up, so they would comfortably handle 2 semitones.
Very true. Chromes at a gig just work so well.

I got the TI's idea from TalkBass thread on RA Mouse string discussion. Chris Fitzgerald tunes 5 string TI BEAD strings up on his Mouse bc he hates tapewounds.

I tuned my Jazz bass 34" up 3 semitones to feel the equivalent tension and they sounded amazing. More stiffness but similar feel & timbre to Thomastik Spirocores I used to use on DB.

Yes - an expensive experiment, but worth trying. I really dislike the FEEL of Chromes and still not used to them....
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Re: Show us your gigs.

Post by drbass » 12 Nov 2017, 20:11

Couple from today's gig "in the country". Lovely setting just outside of Heathcote, good audience, and I actually played all 4 basses.





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Re: Show us your gigs.

Post by BassLine » 12 Nov 2017, 23:21

4 guitars need 4 basses on the other side to balance the stage. How did they all compare "in the wild", Michael?
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Re: Show us your gigs.

Post by narcdor » 13 Nov 2017, 09:14

I'd like to see a drummer bring four kits... ha ha ha!
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