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EddiePlaysBass

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  1. EddiePlaysBass

    Ukulele albums

    Whilst I would advise reading up on it first, I would definitely recommend anyone to buy an ukulele. My first was a sopranobut I prefer a concert size. Thinking of getting a tenor soon.
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    EUB or "real" Double Bass for starter?

    Years ago, I ordered an NS design WAV on a whim. I figured since I played in a rockabilly-ish band, this would be a good fit. Took me quite a while to actually sound like I knew what I was doing, but I loved it. These days I hardly play EUB, whether at home or on a gig, so she just stands there. I told my misses I might sell the EUB but she told me to just keep it. My current blues band has a living room concert coming up soon, so perhaps I will give er a go. At no point have I gassed for an actual upright, nor do I consider myself an upright player. I play EUB, which really is a different instrument.
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    Bands that wont learn covers properly.

    I just spent about an hour getting the bass line down for Jace Everett's Bad Things. Don't have all the details but more than enough to actually get all the different parts as opposed to faking just the main riffs. So I texted the guitarist and told him that he's free to do whatever, provided he respects the number of measures 😄
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    Ukulele albums

    Damn that Jake is no slouch!! Thanks, guys. Will also check out James Hill, the name sounds familiar...
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    Live recording snippets

    No problem, and while I admit your post gave me food for thought, it WAS what I asked for and it was definitely done in a more than constructive manner Thanks, we have been thinking of adding backing vocals. I could easily do it - in the mechanical sense that I can sing and play bass at the same time. I'm just not a good singer As for the nasal bass, well it's a fretless and I do quite like this particular bass' tone. Having said that, I will revisit its sound, to hear if I agree or not To be fair, I do not feel like there was any dog-piling taking place. I will admit that I would have preferred heaps of praise but in fairness, I have my mom for that This gives me things to ponder, about the band as a whole, myself in particular and my Audacity-editing skills for this sort of intentions. So yeah, I think this thread is working pretty well for me!
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    Live recording snippets

    No worries! My initial response was equally ehm, civil I am well aware of this particular drummer - I played with him in a different project for about 7 or 8 years. Like I said, I am aware of everyone's shortcomings, including mine. People who do come out to watch us ( ) all say they are entertained and we should play more / longer. In fact the crew who recorded the Durango Sessions (which was our first live outing) said, and I quote: "With a sound like this, you'll have no trouble getting gigs". They even asked us back for another recording session later in the year But as masochistic as it may appear, I am happy with feedback such as given in this thread - it helps me stay focused on areas to improve, rather than get into a collective-high-five mode that every band inevitably falls into once they start gigging and getting positive feedback (from friends and family )
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    Live recording snippets

    @bazzbass, this is actually more constructive and less insulting (in my view) than your first remark So thanks, I really do appreciate it!
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    Live recording snippets

    Shame she didn't update it to a 2.0 version to include forum posts. At least the others are offering something constructive here
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    Live recording snippets

    Hi Dad3353, that is some tough love indeed! But I posted here, looking for feedback, so no complaints. I should have clarified, the Eindhoven teaser is recorded with a Zoom which was positioned in the room - not taken from the board mix. The Durango Session was taken directly from the mixing console, so different end result. As for the actual performances, again thanks for the feedback - I am aware of our shortcomings Will listen back with a more critical ear to my own performance, and see where I can improve
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    Live recording snippets

    Hi everyone, For my current band, I have decided on a new-to-me approach for live recordings. Rather than ask people and venues to listen to full tracks, I generate "teasers" with cross-fades. This allows me to highlight different tracks in what I hope is an enjoyable listening experience. Feel free to comment on the approach in general, and in particular - the tracks called "Live In Eindhoven teaser" and "Durango Sessions" were treated as described above.
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    So, I answered an Ad.....

    I hear ya. Once quit a band because they wanted to play Uriah Heep's Easy Livin without the twiddley part in the chorus. Well, that and they couldn't pull off ZZ Top's Tush...
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    Dr Diddley's sophomore gig - going abroad!

    As promised, here is an audio teaser. Recorded live, warts 'n all. https://soundcloud.com/drdiddley/dr-diddley-live-in-eindhoven-teaser Feedback welcome!
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    Geddy's Lee's Big Beautiful Book of Bass

    Based on this thread, I went and had a look at the local Belgian/Dutch retailers. Found EUR 50 to be too much, so I went to Amazon UK, and with delivery and conversion rate included, this £15.02 will amount to about EUR 25. For a book of this size, I can live with that price so I ordered it. Curious to see if it will ever arrive Did I need it? Nah. Do I want it? Sure!
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    Bands that wont learn covers properly.

    One of the funniest things I ever heard, was in a documentary about a Flemish rock band. They were auditioning drummers, and the bloke who auditioned was their number 1 fan. So they say: "Ok, let's play such-and-such tune" and the drummer goes: "Which version?" Band didn't know what he meant so he goes: "Well, the album version, the shortened single version or the extended version from your live album?" He definitely came prepared. I am once again going to attempt to get my band to play "Damn Right, I've Got The Blues" correctly. The second solo and the end section stays on A (unless I am TOTALLY wrong) but the guitarists would always play through the blues changes. Now that one guitarist is gone, I see an opportunity!
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    Dr Diddley's sophomore gig - going abroad!

    Yes sir, it is. TF fretless into an Orange Terror Bass 500 through a Barefaced Super Twin (2x12). Best rig I ever had!
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