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  1. Coilte

    Scat!

    A lot of nitpicking and hair splitting going on in this thread. 😁 People are entitled to their opinions, but at least give credit where it is due. I liked it. As has been said already, it is good in small doses.
  2. I Want To Hug You - John Lee Hooker. Stay Away - Elvis Presely
  3. Also..if you want to stay with G&L you could consider their jazz bass (JB2) or the SB2 which has a jazz neck.
  4. Agree totally. Granted, it is not going to make you into a virtuoso (no book can), but if you are starting from "scratch" ... ( which I take to mean..you don't know your headstock from your saddle...😁)... then it is a great way to get started.
  5. An excellent book....BUT... IMO not suitable for someone starting from scratch like the OP. Perhaps later...when he knows the string names, knows the notes on the fretboard...has a grasp of scales and chord tones...etc. You have to crawl before you can walk. 😉
  6. I would be curious to hear how you found it less than useless. It certainly helped me when I picked up the bass for the first time. Also, it gets lots of recommendations over on "Talkbass". Anyway...to each their own. 😎
  7. +1. OP : For someone like yourself who is starting from ground zero, you can't beat "Bass Guitar for Dummies". 🤙 Also, if you can afford a few lessons from a good teacher (even half a dozen) it will get you off to a flying start. Ideally you could ask the teacher to work through the book (or maybe the early chapters ) with you.
  8. Any early Crusaders album should fit the bill. Wilton Felder, one of the greats on bass is on most of these early albums. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqNo204GK8w
  9. 😄 Perhaps in some cases, but not all. Here is another early John Mayall album..Blues from Laural Canyon".. complete with track listings and key. "Vacation" – 2:47 E "Walking on Sunset" – 2:50 Ab "Laurel Canyon Home" – 4:33 C "2401" – 3:42 A "Ready to Ride" – 3:32 E "Medicine Man" – 2:43 G "Somebody's Acting Like a Child" – 3:27 Db "The Bear" – 4:40 Bb "Miss James" – 2:30 F "First Time Alone" – 4:49 B "Long Gone Midnight" – 3:27 Eb "Fly Tomorrow" – 8:59 D
  10. I'm surprised no one has so far mentioned the "Godfather of British Blues..." John Mayall. Although he plays a range of instruments, I would say that keys is his main one. Here is a track from an early album of his where he plays all the instruments except drums... "The Blues Alone". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6pSWlcjOkk
  11. I never pay much attention to the "greatest" X,Y, or Z polls/opinions. They are in the "ear of the beholder". For me, a "great" bass line is one that supplies exactly (no more or less) what the song requires. If it sounds great to you then it is...
  12. Check out G&L basses. The G&L L2000 is a very versatile sounding bass.
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