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About clunkie66

  • Birthday 31/07/1966
  1. Amp settings with active bass

    I'm pretty sure that my amp doesn't have an active/passive toggle. It's an older model compared to yours
  2. Amp settings with active bass

    Many thanks, that makes sense - I thought that was the case
  3. I have an active jazz bass playing through a TC Electronic RH450 head and an RS210 cab. What should the optimal bass pre amp EQ settings be: flat, same as the head? So in short, does the active bass tone control the amp, or vice versa. Apologies if this is a basic question, or if I haven't articulated it properly. Cheers!
  4. Songs you absolutely hate

    +47 on power ballads. Oh, and Mr Brightside...aaargh!
  5. My first gig

    Can't wait!! [quote name='Dad3353' timestamp='1506356930' post='3378194'] Here's to the next one... [/quote]
  6. My first gig

    Well I made it, relatively unscathed. Remembered my bass, crib sheet and to have a piss beforehand so a good start. Was nervous in the first set, made a few mistakes but nothing terrible, managed to keep playing. Got some confidence in the second set and had a blast, even though I completely forgot the intro of the last number. Didn't sh*t myself which I found surprising!... The other guys are all really experienced and thought I did well, they said I looked like I was enjoying myself. Brilliant venue, small and intimate, 50 or so audience, so perfect really. Well chuffed.
  7. My first gig

    Thanks for all your input and great advice - I've practiced so much I'm playing 12 bar blues in my sleep! Fortunately I'm playing with an experienced guitarist who I know very well. My tutor told me 'just to hang around on the root' if I get lost. I'll report back when it's done and dusted...
  8. My first gig

    Hi all, Thought I'd share that I have my first gig coming up next Sunday - big deal for me at age 51 and been playing for a little over a year. I've been asked to stand in occasionally for a local 50s/60s rock n roll and country band, some easyish12 bar blues stuff I guess, but a few more tricky numbers as well. A set list of 30 odd numbers so a steep learning curve. Playing in a smallish venue, audience of 40. I think I'm ready as I'll ever be, excited and bricking it in equal measure! Any advice welcome...
  9. Can't play with a pick

    Cheers all for input, I'll bin it for the time being - may keep trying tho.
  10. Can't play with a pick

    [quote name='JapanAxe' timestamp='1500908412' post='3340991'] Although I can play with a pick (I migrated from guitar), I now hardly ever do. Even the songs that I used to think needed a pick, either for the sound or the speed, I now play finger style. So enjoy playing your way, and if some day you are drawn to the plectrum, give it another go then. [/quote] One of the reasons why I thought I should be able to play with a pick is faster stuff, but I guess if Steve Harris gallops with fingers then there's hope for me yet...
  11. Can't play with a pick

    Phew! Thanks for putting my mind at rest...
  12. Can't play with a pick

    I've been playing for a year and have learnt to play fingerstyle. Not really sure why but I guess that I should be be able to play with a pick, but no matter how often I try, it just doesn't feel right, whereas fingers do. I'm expecting lots of 'practice, practice practice' comments but it's just not happening for me. I went to a local festival last weekend and 6 bassists from 8 of the bands that I saw played with a pick. Is there any shame in not being able to? Or should I forget about it, crack on and play the way I feel most comfortable? BTW I've never played guitar...
  13. First amp and cab choice

    He plays a double bass, not sure what his set-up is
  14. First amp and cab choice

    Thanks for all your input - I'll try and play a few before I jump in.
  15. First amp and cab choice

    Thanks all for your input, plenty to chew over