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  1. Stiffness

    Thanks for all your thoughts on this. I don't have the same issue when practicing either at home or with the band in the studio so I dont think it's a stance or technique issue. I think the breathing might be part of it plus I find I play harder when live, and the obvious speed increase due to adrenaline may play a part too.
  2. Stiffness

    Has anyone got advise on how to stay loose when gigging? I'm having problems with my fingering hand when playing live. Clearly nerves are playing a part but even when I've relaxed my fingers become stiff and I lose speed in my fingering. The stiffness comes right up my forearm to my elbow. Any help would be much appreciated.
  3. Sounds kind of daft but I found playing guitar on Rock Band too difficult so found my way to the bass just to play the game. Hadn't really listened to the bass lines of songs before, or didn't realise what I was listening to was the bass line until this time. After that started to pick out the bass more and more in songs, especially I recall whilst on holiday in Cyprus listening to my iPod by the pool. Decided when I got home I'd buy a cheap bass and take lessons. Four years on, I can't get enough!!
  4. Multi Effects

    I'm looking for my first effects pedal. Not looking to spend big so was looking at the VOX SL1B 1B Amplifier Multi Effect Bass Stomplab Pedal. Anyone have experience of one of these? My new band is playing Time is Running Out by Muse and Royal Blood's Figure it Out so need the pedal for these songs. Thanks