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Everything posted by chris_b

  1. [quote name='Wolverinebass' post='1288775' date='Jul 1 2011, 11:03 AM']....I don't like Fenders that much due to the block heel, but having never played a set neck, what are people's experiences? Basically why do people prefer certain types of construction (leave aside cost as a consideration) and why....[/quote] Why? Why do people like anything? They just do. But then I don't understand why it is such a big problem. It didn't used to bother Jaco, Stanley Clark or any of the other "million-notes-a-minute" guys when they were playing Fenders, or any upright bass player, who has to deal with much more uncomfortable playing positions. A through neck will give a rounder sound and a bolt on will have a little more attack. But the difference might be enhanced or negated by the body wood and other factors, like the electrics. As long as the neck is made properly, the intonation will be the same on either type of neck. The heel can be carved down, as it is on my Lull bass, but you should get it done properly so you don't compromise the strength of the neck join. If you really can't play through this "issue" then a through neck should make the difference you want.
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    RH 750

    [quote name='Musicman20' post='1289722' date='Jul 1 2011, 11:26 PM']....If you want to void the warranty, go down to 2.6 (?) or 2 ohms with non TC cabs....[/quote] TC amps have overheating protection built in with their Heat Protection Mode. According to the manual: "Notice that due to RH750’s protection features the amplifier will NOT be damaged if a wrong Load Impedance setting is selected." Therefore no damage should be caused if the amp overheats and no warrantee should be invalidated.
  3. [quote name='dc2009' post='1289142' date='Jul 1 2011, 03:12 PM']....I think his songwriting with the beatles was as pisspoor as his bass lines, in fact, I would go so far as to say the beatles are the most over-rated music act of all time....[/quote] Good grief!! (slaps forehead!)
  4. [quote name='wateroftyne' post='1288693' date='Jul 1 2011, 10:07 AM']....I agree, but if the seller chooses to ignore it, then they're fair game IMO....[/quote] I think "fair game" is the wrong phrase, but, yes, go public if you're sure you're right and they are wrong.
  5. ....It's Peake's bass line you hear on the Jackson Five's I Want You Back and ABC.... Is it?
  6. The usual trolling post is, "I can get one of these down the road for half the price!" Who cares? The item sells or it doesn't, the OP makes his price and that's his business. For Sale threads should stay on topic and not be hijacked by others expressing negative opinions. Correcting factual inaccuracies would still be better done by PM but comments on the price are completely irrelevant.
  7. [quote name='stingrayPete1977' post='1288542' date='Jul 1 2011, 07:43 AM']....The Op did say he has had actives before so I guess he knows to unplug it when it's not in use?....[/quote] It's not an insult to the OP, but when you're troubleshooting you always start with the obvious. To the OP, check out Doc J's info. That seems like a good fit as a reason for such a short battery life.
  8. I change the battery in my Lakland once a year. So 1 battery is good for at least 150 gigs. I have the amp turned up and the bass turned down so that might have something to do with it. Also, unplug your lead when you're not playing the bass.
  9. Well, that was a complete waste of 2 mins of my life!
  10. [quote name='Colledge' post='1288252' date='Jun 30 2011, 09:37 PM']....just cant get myself to play fast / complex stuff smoothly. my playing always end up sounding rushed, lots of fret noise and twangy....[/quote] There's no magic pedal! You've just got to play better. That means practise and more practise, also start slow and speed up.
  11. I just think the band's looking mean and moody, but the real "cock up" was making Cee Lo look like an extra from Star Wars.
  12. [quote name='blackmn90' post='1287218' date='Jun 30 2011, 01:33 AM']....ha, right so if anyone over 20 doesnt like him that makes him "cool", got it Its unfortunate that he's been such a one hit wonder.....[/quote] Did I say that? He's had about 3 so far and counting.
  13. [quote name='Blademan_98' post='1287108' date='Jun 29 2011, 10:55 PM']....I don't suppose he wanted any mere musicians upstaging him....[/quote] Every last part of Cee Lo Green's act, including the band, is designed and choreographed. Like it or not the band are doing exactly what they've been rehearsed to do. His PR department is doing a great job. We know all the references and we're not even close to being his target audience.
  14. How twisted? A luthier can tell you if it is repairable. They have all sorts of tricks for fixing this sort of thing. Get it straightened then you can sell it.
  15. [quote name='Prime_BASS' post='1285455' date='Jun 28 2011, 05:25 PM']....I was just wondering what the wattage rating is for when it's outputting into a single 8ohm cab? I can take a guess at between 450-500watt, or is that a little optimistic?....[/quote] I think TC amps seem to be fairly honestly rated. The Staccato is very loud for 450 watts. The RH750 will be 500 watts at 8 ohm give or take a couple, but I don't know much about the EQ because I run mine completely flat, and flat on a Staccato is different to the RH amps.
  16. [quote name='Doddy' post='1285160' date='Jun 28 2011, 12:20 PM']....Patitucci's anchor point changes as he moves up the strings though....[/quote] OK, so I use "floating/moveable anchor point" which I seem to have been incorrectly calling "floating thumb"!! I learnt something today.
  17. The Todd Johnson floating thumb video is a completely different technique to what I was talking about. He's using the thumb as a mute. My understanding of floating thumb was you moved the thumb to rest on different strings depending on the note you're playing. I don't think about my right hand at all but I guess I mute the lower strings with my right hand and mute the higher, and sometimes the lower strings, with my left hand.
  18. [quote name='Al Heeley' post='1282077' date='Jun 25 2011, 12:57 PM']....I was just trying to go back and examine what bad habits and shortcuts I'd picked up....[/quote] As long as they don't trip you up, I think shortcuts are OK.
  19. [quote name='Al Heeley' post='1281864' date='Jun 25 2011, 09:23 AM']....what is considered the best or preferred technique for the right hand....[/quote] Just hit the right string cleanly and in time! I saw John Patitucci, who has more technique in his little finger than I could dream of, and he anchored on the pickup cover. With your right hand you can anchor, float, mute, slap, tap, use 1, 2, 3 fingers and a thumb, or even a pick! Whatever works for you.
  20. It's a foot on the ladder I suppose! If you want to move up the pecking order, check out the other bass players and try to play better than them. Blow them out of the water so the organisers can't ignore you.
  21. Bakithi Kumalo's Elrick Gold fretless 4 and Gold 5 sounded rich, full and just great.
  22. [quote name='risingson' post='1282172' date='Jun 25 2011, 02:50 PM']....The thing I find more ridiculous is....[/quote] What isn't ridiculous in rock n roll? Metal, Punk, Spiders from Mars, touring with 40 basses? The more insane things are the better. Worry about how boring you are not how mad the other guy is!
  23. If you want to get a "top of the range" Precision bass have a browse through the Bass Direct site. Mark has some fantastic "Precisions" in stock. There's also a Lakland PJ in the FS section.
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