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  1. I have a Beatles Bass book with some great transcription of the foot bass drum transcribed into the bass line. I would have expected a book to be right, but this too has your hand moving so fast up and down the neck you'd get friction burns.
  2. I'm no expert on tabs, but in my experience tabs that have you rushing up and down the neck are generally wrong. Bass lines are written by bass players, playing what is easy (for them) and feels "right" to them at the time. Few will have been written as an athletic dexterity test. One finger per fret is, btw, a good starting policy to make life easy. But like all these things, it's not compulsory to be kept to at all times. When it works, do it. When it's not helping, then move your hand a bit. 1FpF is all good most of the time, but at the "first position"; at the bottom of the neck, it can be tough to stretch. So don't wreck your hands by doing it all the time.
  3. Hi Ant, good luck with your learning journey. It looks like when you're playing you're moving your fretting hand around a lot. There's a way to avoid this, making it quicker and very much easier. You need to look into what we call "One finger per fret". If you watch this vid you'll see how Scott keeps his hand stillm but has each finger covering each of 4 frets at the same time. When you've watched you may also like to go to www.scottsbasslessons.com and book into a 14 day trial. There are 100s of hours of lessons on there. It's also a lot cheaper than 1-2-1 lessons, to get you started, if you actually stay with him that is.
  4. Welcome to BC, @BassBeginnerGuy. I'm not a fan of Ibanez myself, but I've had some and there's nothing wrong with them. @hooky_lowdown is right about strings. I'm sure on my journey I've changed too many bases when a change of strings would have been a better solution. Fret buzz is generally caused by 1 of 2 things: the neck needs more relief - you've got it too straight with the truss rod too tight, or you've got a fret that's either worn and low, or fret is high. You can check the leveling of the frets if you use the side of a credit card. Lay the side across 3 frets at a time and see if it rocks. As others have said, you could do with trying other basses and a visit to a bass-tech. @SubsonicSimpleton is right; see if you can meet with another BassChatter. You can try their basses and they can look at the set up of yours.
  5. TBH, when I bought a One10, Alex assured me it would hold it's own for a gig. @Happy Jack was telling me that for giging he's been known to have a small Barefaced sitting on a large cab. Not that the large cab was actually plugged in, he just felt the small Barefaced would look too insignificant. So the large cab simply made the rig look good.
  6. For a light weight cab, it's also worth looking at Barefaced Bass. They get a lot of love here. I once had a "BigOne"; their 115. It was light, yet bulletproof as far as it's power handling is concerned. They don't currently do a 115, but you could ask Alex if he can make one, if 15" is important to you. https://barefacedbass.com/
  7. Prince ordered one like this shortly before he passed on. If you can't take too much of Scott's preamble, cut to 2:00.
  8. I just looked at another of the videos by Hugh Richardson. He gives an elaborate description of the technique; involving twisting the whole of the forearm. He's clearly never watched a video of his own playing, because he doesn't actually do that when he's playing. It too has irritating cuts in the video action mid sentence, but hey...
  9. Maybe folk would like to post the answers on his Farcebook page? https://www.facebook.com/hughrichardsonmusic/
  10. Have to say it's brave of you to post a video on here. Not sure about the comments on the basses. Don't most sound engineers like the bass to be passive so they know exactly what they're going to receive at the desk? I may be wrong? As for active being cleaner; isn't is really more a case of "noise in, noise out"? I would expect most on-board pre-amps are cheap and only amplify what you feed into them? So, a test on this isn't scientific test unless you test the same bass and pups with and without the pre-amp in circuit. (Others here know a lot more than I do on this). Something I found distracting was that, pretty much, no sentence in your speech ever went uncut. That's to say you seem to take a jump in the playback action whenever there's a fullstop or comma. I found that distracting. There are 30 such cuts in a 4.22 min video. (yep, it bothered me that much I counted them.) What can make this look more professional, is if you change the camera angle when you cut. Also, if you record a sentence and you have an after-thought, re-record the whole sentence again. Even 2 sentences, you may find you keep more followers as you'll be easier to watch. Good luck with the channel.
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  12. Going by what you can see when watching the video linked from Lee's email; yes. As soon as you fret a string or strings the note plays. It also continues to play for the duration thst it it is fretted for. You can see this in the section where a chord is fretted and held down, while single notes are also played.
  13. Hi all, I have an email from Leroy Young of Fret-Trax: Hi there, Thanks for forwarding this link. Feel free to post any portion of the following to interested parties. I appreciate the comments and the questions (and I'm happy to answer them) but a critical issue on this forum might be lack of availability. We are only approved for sales/shipments in the US at this time due to not having the CE mark. Our plan is to certainly have a world-wide product with pluck detect, open strings, velocity, etc. But, that is months away. I initially designed FretTraX without right hand pluck detect to avoid certain cost and complexity issues and to focus on a niche performance market – those who would use FretTraX when they do their solo work. Even lacking open-string MIDI triggering (admittedly a big issue to me overall), we were overwhelmed with orders from artists who found the fully polyphonic performance and near-zero latency across the neck more than sufficient for their live performance, studio work, etc. Very few RFQs result in an artists finding 'no opens' to be a show stopper. In fact, a number of our FretTraX touring artists have ordered second and third FretTraX instruments ‘just in case’. The technology supports double stops (in fact, FretTraX is fully polyphonic (up to 6 notes) across 24 frets on 4, 5 and 6 string basses) without resorting to split frets or 'different signals' down any of the strings. And, as you can see at the end of this (mostly FretTraX guitar) video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDUhFjw9SIw you can do some interesting things with two hands on two separate parts of the neck. Thanks again for the forward! Best regards, Lee Young InnProcess Technologies LLC www.facebook.com/frettrax Nashville TN
  14. Don't think this has been seen here, but apologies if it has. This is an interesting tool, some folk might find useful.
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