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  1. SteveK

    Am i a Musician?

    You're just a bass player - don't get above your station!
  2. SteveK

    Carol Kaye

    Artists would often record different versions of the same song, sometimes with different arrangements, sometimes with different musicians. I'm not overly familiar with Jameson's or Kaye's history, but it's quite probable that each would have been called in for different takes/versions of the same song. As time goes by, for some songs, even for the featured artist and producer, knowing exactly whose bass part ended up on the released version would be nigh on impossible to ascertain.
  3. SteveK

    DI box

    Both ways entirely ok. More usual though that the FOH engineer use his own DI.That way, if your amp goes down you'll still be heard out front.
  4. SteveK

    Bowie on the telly last night

    I was there too. Aside from Bowie, one of the many things I remember from that day - The Icehouse bass player throwing his bass across the dressing room/caravan after their show, and thinking, "What a kn#b!"
  5. SteveK


    Ok, this (and the fact no one else mentions it) has got me thinking that perhaps my plugs are not working as they should. Would the good BC folk that use ear plugs do me a favour? Put on some firm soled shoes or boots (not the soft, springy soled trainer types), put in your plugs, and take a few steps on a hard floor. Can you hear a dull, but very noticeable, thumping in your head with every step? If this is something that shouldn't happen, and I can elliminate it (new moulds perhaps), that would be a serious result
  6. SteveK


    ACS 17s user here! There are many downsides to using ear plugs, and only one upside. Unfortunately, the one upside easily trumps all the downsides One thing that I haven't seen mentioned - The thumping in the head when you walk or tap your feet - drives me mad!
  7. I think the "clarifications" are enough to render the video pretty much useless. Even in her "clarifications" she says, "Always play the root - in the beginning of the bar". This is bad information, particularly for the beginner student, who will look up to her and take her word as gospel and carry that (mis)information with them for a long time.
  8. Er, yes! The whole video is full of "Don't do this", "Never do that", with examples of how not to do things. She then demonstrates how they should be done. The "claim" is made in the video not in this thread. Apology accepted Of course it's rubbish, and wasn't supposed to be taken seriously - heck, I've even been known to teach
  9. This may be HER approach to bass playing. But, to say that this is how it SHOULD be done is nonsense. I'm reminded of that idiom: Those who can, do - Those who can't, teach!
  10. Toured with The Allman Bros back in '91 when they, and The Beach Boys, were in Europe. Never really knew much about them, other than they had "legendary" status. First met Gregg just before the first show in Berlin: He walks into our dressing-room, introduces himself and strikes up polite conversation. All the time, we couldn't help but notice that he seemed to be distracted by the various bottles of booze laid out neatly on a table. After a couple of minutes of chat he asks if he can pour himself a drink, "Sure Gregg, help yourself!" After 1/2 an hour and a couple of shots of something-or-other he said his goodbyes. We all discuss "What a nice friendly chap Gregg is" only to discover, later on, alcohol was banned from The Allmans dressing room.
  11. SteveK

    Paul Young touring 35 years of 'No Parlez'

    A little unfair to say, "I never actually saw the talent or the appeal", and then post a clip from 2017 to prove your point. Paul Young's voice/throat problems have been well documented. He says himself that he can't sing how he used to. Whether his "new" singing style is acceptable, well... You're being ironic, right?
  12. SteveK

    Paul Young touring 35 years of 'No Parlez'

    Pat Davey is on bass duty.
  13. SteveK

    Favrite bass solo?

    Featuring my dear friend and band-mate Jimmy Copley on drums who sadly passed away last year.
  14. SteveK


    I personally, wouldn't get within 5 miles of a compressor pedal! I've recently taken issue with our monitor engineer, who, in spite of my occasional protestations, insists on adding "Just a little bit" of compression, which is mostly fed to the drummer and keys player. Dynamics in the band is very important, I need to be in total control. Using a compressor, even "Just a little bit", takes away just a little bit of control.
  15. Nice to see Diego Maradona keeping himself busy on BVs!