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BASS PLAYERS THREAD

Discussion in 'Musicians Discussion' started by apeofgod666, Oct 21, 2009.

  1. Cul-Kothoth

    Cul-Kothoth The Dread Obsidian Crown

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    Notice you said you played on a GK, was thinking about picking one up this weekend for playing out, tested one out and i absolutely loved it. How do you feel about yours.
     
  2. Eligos

    Eligos Problem Yet to be Solved

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    Transparent, round, versatile, high-quality passive. The one I have in the neck position reminds me of a clearer split-coil sound. I've yet to put one in the bridge, but I intend to next year. It was actually kind of a crap shoot buying them, which is why I only bought one - I wasn't sure about how it would sound. Very satisfying though. Sounds good at high volume too.

    Don't even think about getting anything but the RB series in terms of GK heads. They are powerful and clean. But the Backline and Goldline series can't stand up to the stress of playing live. My Goldline 500 is already having serious problems and I've only had it for a little over a year.

    The cabs are all great though, in my opinion. The greatest advantage of the Neo line is the light weight. It's like lifting air, man. They're great. Love the sound of my 810GLX though, and plan on keeping it until it's not worth repairing anymore.
     
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    thanks dude, it´s always cool to find new options for bass parts
     
  4. azeealkmaar

    azeealkmaar New Metal Member

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    Bassists!!!! My first post on this forum here and i figured it'd be on the bass thread! I've been playing bass for the past 3 years now..i've got a Fender Precision bass *4 strings*..brilliant bass for learning but it's about time i buy a new one! hey why is that no one here recommends ESP for basses? :/
     
  5. Eligos

    Eligos Problem Yet to be Solved

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    I like their Surveyor quite a bit. One of the few mass-produced basses with a PMM (P-bass, Musicman) pickup configuration.
     
  6. Black Orifice

    Black Orifice Vein-Marbled Tower

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    I recommend them. Just make sure you don't get the one's that are less than $500.
     
  7. Jaxter95

    Jaxter95 New Metal Member

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    Heyy. I just wanna be able to play the galloping rythm, like Maiden, as fast as Run to the Hills or The Trooper. It's probably mainly just practice, but are they any techniques I should use? I've been playing for about 3 months and I use my fingers
     
  8. DarcX

    DarcX New Metal Member

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    I actually started learning bass a week ago. All I've got is the major scale, and bits and pieces of songs; intro to YYZ, intro and verse to Crazy Train, and some other stuff...

    Does anyone know any good beginner excersizes to do? And yes, I do have a metronome.
     
  9. _Wes

    _Wes StrangeBass

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    I play bass.

    Exercises - there are tons on youtube - also some on Stew McKinseys site - www.subcontrabassist.com and some on my fretless site - www.fretlessbassist.com. OH - and to be completely overwhelmed - check out talkbass.com. Go to the forum. More there than anywhere else on the web.

    They are out there - just do a google search on bass guitar - you should find tons.

    Good thread - good to see us loweneders getting some love.
     
  10. MetalVixen

    MetalVixen anti-stella

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    I like this idea. I play a Spector Legend 5 Custom... still looking for an amp though. Thinking about a Mark Bass... not positive what model yet. Any suggestions?
     
  11. Eligos

    Eligos Problem Yet to be Solved

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    Those Little Marks sound great... not sure how good they are for metal though. For high volume music, I'd recommend some of the higher powered Gallien Kruegers, Ampegs, and Mesa Boogies we're all so familiar with. They're no secret and they work well. I think Mark Bass is made with quieter styles like Jazz and R&B in mind.
     
  12. MetalVixen

    MetalVixen anti-stella

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    Yea, i've been trying out some Ampeg SVT models too.... it's between an ampeg and a mark bass..... i think you are right about the mark bass amps though... maybe not the best choice for metal. one of my friends plays in a death metal band and he has a mark 15" and 4/10 cab and the little mark II head. It works for him... but he is also one of the most amazing bass players i have heard. Thanks for the insight. I will let you know what i decide once i scrounge up enough money

    :headbang:
     
  13. Eligos

    Eligos Problem Yet to be Solved

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    What kind of sound are you going for exactly? Bright? Warm? Growly? Punchy? Clean? Distorted? Wet? Dry?
     
  14. Unfinished Paradise

    Unfinished Paradise New Metal Member

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    Hey, I'm also a bass player,
    I've been playing for a few year,
    I been looking for a thread for bass players, to talk about bass.
    I need a new bass, so I'm just practicing my fretting and slap
    on a old bass, LOL.I still love it a lot thought. I like to play other instruments but still need to afford them LOL. Anyways I'll keep checking this site out. :Smokin:
     
  15. Rookie Bassist

    Rookie Bassist Tarot rulez all!

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    My handle describes me well.

    I started in jan. Ebayed like mad to get my gear, starting with an Ibanez GSR200FM & a Fender 25w amp. My teacher is excellent; all I learned reading music in school comes back to me like a flood so mostly we work on tech, coordination bigtime..and where all them notes are. Already had hints of popular tunes like Stairway or Smoke on the Water, but I'm not learning whole tunes yet. We go step by step, takin it slow to master everything.

    I've already got my wishlist, my next may be a wick or just stick with Ibanez and get a SR750. Dunno yet. I'd have to save up for a few years to get a wick...

    Best thing I've done for myself in a long time, pick up something and start playin again.

    Oh yeah..I'm also on talkbass.com. :p
     
  16. ThePitt

    ThePitt Level 1 Punching Bag

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    I'm more of a student guitarist but I have this cheap Epiphone P-bass copy that I pick up on occasion.
     
  17. Anfauglir

    Anfauglir Member

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    I'm a bassist, have played bass for 'bout 4 years. Play mostly 80's trash metal, like Metallica, Megadeth, Testament etc. But I also play newer shit. I have a Spector bass (dunno what model) and is quite satisfied with it.
     
  18. Rookie Bassist

    Rookie Bassist Tarot rulez all!

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    So how about some pics of everybody's gear?
     
  19. Eligos

    Eligos Problem Yet to be Solved

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    I'll take some pics on our next show on May 1st.
     
  20. Rookie Bassist

    Rookie Bassist Tarot rulez all!

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    MY latest

    Fender / Squier Affinity
    cost: $0
    Cousin gave it to me with a little 15watt amp + hard case
    nice thumper :headbang:

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