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No lust in Jazz

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  1. No lust in Jazz

    Thoughts on short scale basses?

    I too was dubious about the 'ability' of short scale basses, they do feel different not better, not worse just different, in a band context no one will hear a difference, from my own experiences.. A Fender MIJ Mustang - is great, but I couldn't love mine - I detested the PJ PU configuration and higher fret access isn't great - I sold mine. A Supro Huntington II - Will cover all P and J Bass sonic territory - I dropped one of John's (KiOgon) wiring looms in mine, which added to its flexibility - I still own it. My personal favourite is a Spector CTB - A bass that I just love - different in tone to the P and J Bass, (but to my ears sensational), so doesn't aide your quest. I have a Serek Midwestern II Incoming later this year - because I deserve it - watch this space. I briefly owned a short scale custom built Mensinger Joker - an expensive mistake. There are a couple of short scale Spectors in the classified at the moment - both of which would be of interest if it wasn't for the Serek.
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    Perfecting the gig setup process

    We have the PA set up at around two hours before we arrive and set up in the classic three across the back - Bass; Drums; Keys - three across the front - Vocal / Violin; Vocal Keys; Vocal Guitar each interacting with the engineer until sound check where we unleash fury. Same for Pub gigs..
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    Compact amp that puts out good power at 8 Ohms

    Buy a Quilter Bass Block 800
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    5 String Short Scales. Do they work?

    I had Mensinger / Maruszczyk make me one, the 5 string vs. 30.5" worked fine - sadly the rest of instrument, particularly the build quality was lamentable and I sold it.
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    Tribute bands - where the name is better than the band

    Weren't the Manic Street Preachers originally called the Welsh Clash as a homage to the Scottish Sex Pistols?
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    What music do you play?

    Abba to Zappa although right now its more A-Ha to Zeppelin - but visiting many stops on route.
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    playing with a pick is faster - fact or fiction?

    I don't think that Jerry did a lot professionally after his stint with Steve Morse.
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    playing with a pick is faster - fact or fiction?

    Jerry Peek Played in the Steve Morse band for a time - his technique was a plectrum based slap melange; something that I've not seen since. He was one of a group of players that lead me to gravitate to pick playing.
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    Feedback for KiOgon

    As always top quality and great service - many thanks John
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    Mustang Bass - MIJ Vs. JMJ - Do they sound different?

    I know that its not answering your question, but I've owned a MIJ Mustang - I felt this had issues, for less money than the JMJ Mustang I bought a Supro Huntingdon II - which in my opinion is a better instrument - better playability and has tone for days.
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    That 'valve sound'

    Reference listening to how music has been produced - has anyone been following the Rick Beato series - 'What makes a song great?' this series covers a range of artists and musical styles.
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    playing with a pick is faster - fact or fiction?

    Sorry, I don't
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    Recommend me some tunes for rehearsal.

    Or my personal favourite.
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    Recommend me some tunes for rehearsal.

    I find Weather Report to be a decent reference of accessible 'Jazz' - who can resist a Jam with Omar Hakim ?
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    playing with a pick is faster - fact or fiction?

    Yes I did - we gigged it for a couple of years. Donna Lee is tough(er)