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  1. Today I picked up my new guitar and thought I’d share some of the details. This is a review come biog so bear with me I started playing guitar aged 14 and only picked up the bass when our band found ourselves short a few years later. We gigged a tribute act (oasis) for several years in the 90s and then branched into originals. I had a lot of guitar knowledge but little bass playing knowledge, although not necessarily needed (?!?) for 90s mainstream guitar tunes. 18 months ago our band decided to reform and a MIM fender jazz came my way. As soon as I started playing I was hooked and could not believe the amount of resource available these days compared to even 10 years ago. Youtube is awash with talented teachers i.e. SBL, daric bennett, mark @ talking bass etc; whilst I’ve had modes down for a long time they really took me from being a guitar come bassist to someone who really focused in on chord tones, arpeggios etc. In 2017 An upgrade was due and to my surprise I ended up buying a guitar cheaper than my MIM Jazz - along came the Marcus Miller sure v7 vintage. An amazing bass which was incredibly easy to play. I gigged it for a year and in the end what made it great became its main issue for me... the 5 tone knobs (2 of them doubling up making a total of 7 tone knobs) just left me feeling a need for simplicity. A trip to my local guitar shop a few months back and I found my dream guitar... a fender bass precision American original. I’d been looking out (possibly) for a 70s, or earlier, precision as I became hooked on the tone and the two knobs! The original series ticked a lot of boxes and the lake placid blue with a tort pick guard, for me, is the best colour combo possible - smitten Here it is! I’m blown away by the pick ups, different to standard precision’s, and the overall feel of the guitar. It’s bigger, growlier, harder to play, but oh so damn amazing. It is taking some getting used to I.e. reverse tuners, clay dots, wider spacing on strings, neck dimensions, Phillips head truss rod etc, but my days of trying to play as fast as possible have been replaced with trying to play as smart as possible. It’s a joy
  2. Hi thebigyin, the annoying thing is modes have this mystical aura about them, probably enhanced by the fact they’re named after Ancient Greek tribes, but... you do already know your modes! Further more, you could sing every single mode to me in about 30 seconds with no additional knowledge to what you have now. Problem is, you don’t know that you know them. If I said sing the major scale (doh ray me fah so la te doh)you could do it easily. Now do the same thing BUT instead of starting from doh, start from Ray (Ray me fah soh lah te doh Ray), now start from “me... fah soh lah te doh Ray me... if you did this through the 7 starting notes you would’ve just sang out loud all of the modes - Ionian Dorian Phrygian Lydian mixolydian aeolian Locrian You do know your modes. Just learn the notes on the guitar - the easy bit
  3. some modes sound ‘discordant’ but I think that’s where the flavour comes from. E Phrygian (which is the same notes as C Ionian, D Dorian, F Lydian G mixolydian A aeolian B locrian) Is used a lot in Spanish music. Really the only difference in E phyrigian and C Ionian is the start/finish note. Google songs using Locrian or Dorian and you’ll find a host of popular tunes which focus on that mode. Lots of riff based tunes use a particular mode and jaco pastorius used mixolydian a lot in his playing - check out The Chicken which is based mainly around mixolydian with a few extra notes thrown in here in there. “Anybody uses them and where/how?” You can use modes/arpeggios in every chord of a song. I.e. if a song is in the key of ‘C’ and the guitars/keys play a C chord, play notes 1 3 5 (and 7) from Ionian mode. Then if they play a E chord play notes 1 3 & 5 from E Phrygian. It all sounds complicated but when you get your head around it, it’s pretty simple.
  4. - Excellent condition Fender Jazz Bass - Rosewood Fretboard - Factory fitted ashtray and pickup cover - Arctic White - Collection from Woking, Surrey This is a beautiful Fender Jazz guitar and I am selling only due to an upgrade. The body is in mint condition with only a minor mark on the back, out of sight. The ashtray cover is a genuine factory fitted extra along with the pickup cover. The serial number dates it to late 2000’s. It was professionally set up in the summer by a tech and has had little use since other than home play and a few practices. There is a tiny mark on the neck behind the third fret which i am only mentioning to be as honest as I can about the description. This does not affect the play and otherwise it’s in mint condition, as the pictures show. [IMG]http://i67.tinypic.com/91jel0.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http://i65.tinypic.com/14n0fmf.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http://i65.tinypic.com/307nbwj.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http://i68.tinypic.com/qwyb2g.jpg[/IMG] £425
  5. Hi all, I am interested in anyone's experience of plugging an amp into a 8ohm and a 4ohm speaker at the same time. The ampeg pf 500 delivers the 500w at 4 ohms but it came with the 210he cab which gives 450w at 8 ohms. I'm interested to know if there would be any issues plugging in a 4ohm and an 8 ohm cab similaneously? I assume no, but always worth asking Thanks all
  6. Hi all, I am interested in anyone's experience of plugging an amp into a 8ohm and a 4ohm speaker at the same time. The ampeg pf 500 delivers the 500w at 4 ohms but it came with the 210he cab which gives 450w at 8 ohms. I'm interested to know if there would be any issues plugging in a 4ohm and an 8 ohm cab similaneously? I assume no, but always worth asking Thanks all
  7. Someone want an acoustic bass for thier collection???
  8. Hi guys, Two months ago I bought this Washburn AB10 acoustic bass for a new project which has (annoyingly) come to an end. I know that if I dont sell this now it will be another Guitar that just sits in the corner for years not getting the attention it deserves. It really is a great Guitar but I just do not have time to play them all... I want £275 for it which £50 less than I paid for it in June!!... And it still has warranty from Washburn (not that it is needed but always reassuring) I will be putting this on Ebay in a weeks time. I am located in Woking, Surrey. Call me on 07775 791129 or e mail [email protected] AB10 FEATURES Thin bodied acoustic bass Florentine cutaway style Select spruce top Mahogany sides, back and neck Nut Width: 1.58" (40mm) Rosewood fingerboard Rosewood bridge Piezo bridge pickup Equis Crystal active preamp Chrome die cast tuners Thanks Iestyn
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