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    Bands that wont learn covers properly.

    I'm sorry, but the thought of slap bass in any song from the '60s, fills me with the boaks. Not that I like the Beatles, but to slap over their music is just wrong! 😂
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    Bands that wont learn covers properly.

    That reminds me of when we used to play regularly. We played with an accordion player, as we mixed Scottish trad. with our rock and pop set. He would ( on paper) sit out the rock stuff, but no, he insisted on vamping over the top of just about EVERY song we did! It used to drive me up the feckin' wall! Lots of hard driving rock songs with bloody accordion featuring! 😡
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    Geddy's Bass Book - Out In December

    I'll have to wait until next payday as I'm all skint after Crimbo! ☹️
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    Bands that wont learn covers properly.

    In whatever universe does someone think slap bass fits in a Beatles song? 😒
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    Bands that wont learn covers properly.

    Fool for your loving is a great bassline. We tried it, but as I'm the singer too, it was too hard to sing and play. I could do the verses, but the chorus just stumped me as it was getting too busy.
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    Bands that wont learn covers properly.

    It doesn't have to be exactly like the original
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    Any singing bassists here?

    Yeah, For instance, I can sing and play Crazy Little Thing Called Love easily as its a walking bass line, but struggled with The Killers All These Things That I've done. I had to simplify it as I just couldn't get that the notes were different lengths. Dead easy bass line to play. A bugger to sing over. It used to annoy the hell out of me, as I always felt it was rubbish not playing that verse correctly, but it went down so well, that we kept playing it
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    Any singing bassists here?

    Way back when I first started singing, I remember the weirdest thing was hearing your voice coming from somewhere else. I got used to it, but I love singing as much as playing.
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    Stringing an acoustic bass

    As I said, I have flats on my acoustic bass and it sounds nice. It came brand new with bronze strings, but they went dead very quickly. I thought I'll embrace the acoustic element and went for flats.
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    Stringing an acoustic bass

    I should add, you will need to hold down the peg at first until you have enough tension on the string. Once this is achieved, the string can be fully tuned and won't move ever! You might need a tool to remove it when you come to change the strings. You can buy these quite cheaply. They have snips and a socket for winding strings easily. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Planet-Waves-Pro-Winder-String-Winder/dp/B0002E1G5C/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1548062489&sr=8-3&keywords=guitar+winder+and+cutter. The cupped bit at the end can be used to remove the pegs
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    Rotosound Bass Strings

    Just to add, the swing bass 66’s are my favourite option
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    Rotosound Bass Strings

    I can only use stainless steel strings, as I suffer from an allergy to nickel. It's not a bother though, as I prefer the bright sound of steels. I always used to use Elites, but they became so expensive that I changed to Rotosound 66's. If I'm feeling really skint, I will buy Coban stainless strings £ 5.99 a pack.
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    Stringing an acoustic bass

    This! Plus you don't need special strings for acoustic bass. I have flat wounds on mine and they sound great. If they are fitted as described by Dad and RedVee, you won't have any problems. It's exactly the same as stringing an acoustic guitar.
  14. Exactly! I LOVE music. That is what my hobby is. Listening to music and trying to play it, be it on my bass or guitar. I also have an electronic drum kit and a piano, although I'm not any good on them. Id love the time to spend learning any instrument, but above all, the hearing and appreciation of just music is what I love!
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