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Steve , Did you ever use a contrabass?

Discussion in 'Steve DiGiorgio' started by Eternal_Decadent, Nov 27, 2002.

  1. Hi Steve :
    I just want to ask about it , did you ever practice with a contrabass ( vertical bass , violin bass)? It's often use for jazz classical music & latin music.
     
  2. HippieOfDoom

    HippieOfDoom The 13th Monkey

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    Hell yeah!
    But that was back in 1982 or 83...!
     
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    I played one of these once
    I don't know if it was only that bass, but the strings were really far from the board
     
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    Higon No Blest´s Bassist

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    Vertical should rule. Seems to be really difficult to play.
     
  5. HippieOfDoom

    HippieOfDoom The 13th Monkey

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    It's only difficult if you let be. It is a different instrument, so you have to approach it differently. What we play is called and electric bass guitar. The big boy is called (among a lot of other things) a bass cello. The two basses have the same idea, as in bass lines, tuning, fingering, etc. But they're built so differently you have to almost relearn the instrument before you start applying bass chops you're used to. I came from the other direction...I learned on the double bass and then one of the other bassists in the orchestra brought his electric to school. When I tried it, I knew it was for me. So I dropped double bass and started learning electric bass guitar.

    On a side note. I mean, how many names does that fucker have?
    Here's a bunch I can think of:
    Double Bass
    Contra Bass
    Stand-Up Bass
    Acoustic Bass
    String Bass
    Upright Bass
    Bass Violin
    Bass Cello
    And now you guys with your Vertical Bass...!
    How many more...???
     
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    Higon No Blest´s Bassist

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    Well... we have:

    Monstrous with strings
    Big Fuc**** Bass
    Coffin with strings

    :eek:

    It should rule to play that in a Metal gig, banging head and soloing at 245 bpm. Or maybe using "foot finger" style...
     
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    israel Bassist Member

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    This is for you guys who still didn't get the idea of what we are speaking of:
    [​IMG]

    :D
     
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    israel Bassist Member

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    And...

    IT'S FRETLESS!!!!! :D
     
  9. i like the sound of a contrabass because its more deeper sound but at the same time it lacks the fluidity of bass guitar
     
  10. I know of two classes of double bass:
    The hollow body double bass like your picture
    and the solid body often used by jazzist
     
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    xenophobe Active Member

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    Yeah, but they're not all the same though. :p
     
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    Fyhed I like music

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    Stanley clarke is the wizard of the acoustic/uprightbass

    In fact he was quoted on saying that the electric bass is an "inferior instrument".
     
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    dimensionidol free thinker

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    an idiot statement!

    like al di meola saying legatos are useless!

    most of the time ego kills reason!

    :lol:
     
  14. Fyhed

    Fyhed I like music

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    too true, i dont agree with the statement....
     
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    Higon No Blest´s Bassist

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    Let him play his "upright bass". That way he can keep his mouth shut.
     
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    E_D New Metal Member

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    Electric bass guitar on heavy metal rules!!!
    Electric bass guitar on latin music (salsa) sucks hard!!!
     
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    complexprocess Nothing but the process

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    I bet that was an expensive mess. ;)
     
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    Ask Charles Mingus, he plays it cool :loco:
    After having played 4 string, 5 string fretless, 6 string, 4 string piccolo bass and 4 string accoustic, I wouldn't mind trying that one too, but I guess it's way different than the others. I'd love to play a DeArmond Ashbory bass one day too, but noone wants to order it when I'm not sure about buying it :Smug:
     
  19. Mosh Kosh

    Mosh Kosh Rider Of Muscat

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    Have any of you seen that Apocalyptica - Path video? Very cool stuff with those basses.
     
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    I don't know abouth paths, but they usually play celli.
     

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