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  • Birthday 23/09/1984

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  1. Great person to deal with, friendly and honest. Looking forward to crossing path with Tony again!
  2. Very sorry to hear it. Lovely bass, I had never seen this design before! GLWTS
  3. I only have one feedback on Basschat and I can understand this can feel a bit little. So here is my profile and reviews on our local Belgian secondhand website (please excuse my French): https://www.2ememain.be/u/gregouille/27478705/ I hope this is not against the BC rules. If so my apologies, please delete this post.
  4. Like with every new thing, you will get better as you practice. This is not really complicated technique but requires practice: Hit the string with the side of your thumb at the interphalangial joint Strike the string in a swift, quick motion with the adequate strength. Think of a hammer-on, if you hit too slow you will get little or no sound, if you hit too hard you will get a note too loud. Focus on moving only your wrist when you slap/pop. Some people would advice to keep the thumb parallel to the string but this is really not a must. Plenty of well known bass players (Flea anyone?) achieve great slap groove and speed with the thumb pointing down. Find what works best for you, practice makes perfect You'll get there, be patient!
  5. Floating thumb convert here. I started playing with "moveable anchor" ie thumb on pickup when playing lowest string, on E string when playing on A string etc... After a few years, I learnt floating thumb. It cost me weeks to re-leanr plucking and get used to it, but it was definitely worth it! At the beginning it felt very strange, even slightly painful as your shoulder muscles need to build up some strength. It may not work for every one, but it works for me. The main advantages I can think of are: improved right hand muting of course easier to move up/down the strings in rhythm as you don't need to reset your anchor. it keeps your right hand wrist straight, no awkward bend. Good luck in your bass journey!
  6. When the guitarist is as funky as Cory Wong, SURE WE CAN!!! 😁 I actually stumbled on this video a couple of weeks ago and decided to really focus on chords, inversions and arpeggio practices. It takes time at the beginning but I already see tremendous improvement in navigating the fretboard. Viva la Vulf! 😎 I also love the exercise from Mark over at TalkingBass: https://www.talkingbass.net/awesome-music-theory-bass/
  7. Hi, I actually came here seeing the title to recommend you the Slap It book 😁 Once you get the hang of the technique, it is a great book with very nice fills and patterns that you can re-use and make your own. Now regarding the actual technique... Is there something specific that you feel you are not doing properly? The "pop" is pretty straight forward I think, the hitting with the thumb take a bit more practice. You need to hit quick with your thumb by rotating your wrist (ie not your arm!!). As always, start slow, be patient and speed will come. I would recommend the videos from MarloweDK, this is how I started. Mark from TalkingBass also has amazing videos, but I never really checked his slap videos. I am sure they are very instructive though so check him out! Good luck!
  8. The "grabbiness" will get better IME but these are strings with quite high tension especially if you come from roundwounds. I actually love them when playing with a pick: the smoothness of the string removes the clikity clak from pick playing with roundwounds while keeping a punch of the attack. Besides I find the tension a bit much when playing with fingers but just right for pick playing.
  9. Sorry to be this guy... what is the weight?
  10. πŸ˜‚ I fortunately decided a long time ago that the quality of the basses I own did not have to be proportionnal to my musical talent...πŸ˜… This ACG Finn is actually tuned EADGC and I have to say that I find it much easier to switch to than a 5er tuned BEADG.
  11. Thanks mate, it really is an amazing instrument πŸ˜‰
  12. TRADED Hello, I am considering parting ways with this stunning piece of art created by AC Guitars. I recently acquired it from @Bass Wielder (thanks again Michael!). I love everything about this bass: it looks and sounds amazing (those humbuckers... yummy), I had never played an instrument so resonant before, it just sings. So why consider selling it? Well I already have a fretless 4 and I realized that I would rather have a fretted 6er than a fretless 5. The fretless 4 is sufficient for my needs and I am quite interested in exploring the (hopefully) wonderful world of 6 string bass. This is why I would not only consider but possibly prefer a trade against a good 6er. I don't mind adding/receiving a small part in cash to compensate any difference in value between this gorgeous ACG and your lovely fretted 6 πŸ˜‰ Ideally I would prefer 6er with narrower string spacing (< 19 mm, 17.5 or below being my preference) and a reasonable weight (4.5 kg/10 lbs or below). The ACG weighs about 4.5 kg according to my bathroom scale and comes in the Hiscox case you can see on the picture. The bass is in excellent state, no specific dings or scratches as far as I can see. I was built around 2014 if I remember correctly. Here are the specs straight from the ACG website ( http://www.acguitars.co.uk/project/0172-finn-r-type-fretless-5/ ) Scale: 35'' Top and Back Wood: Flame Redwood Body Wood: Black Limba Accent Veneer: Black Body Finish: Satin Lacquer Neck Wood: 5 piece Mac Ebony/Ash/Wenge Fingerboard: Acrylic Impregnate Birdseye Maple, 26 fret partial fretlines Neck Finish: Satin Lacquer Pickups: 2 x ACG FB humbuckers Hardware details: Hipshot Type A bridge, Gotoh GB 350 Resolite tuners, Dunlop Straplocks, DR Sunbeam strings, Luminlay side dots Pre-amp: ACG DFM 5K/AP Below is also the original posting from @Bass Wielder I live in Belgium, near Antwerp.
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