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About mrdirtyrob

  • Birthday 16/01/1988
  1. It's cool as hell, that's what it is.
  2. Can't really avoid it since I live here... might try and be more proactive about actually seeing some shows this year instead of just scowling at tourists.
  3. [quote name='phil.i.stein' timestamp='1338641181' post='1677512'] edit : when i had a crap combo amp, i used an Aphex bass x-citer to beef it up. this pedal doubles as a DI, so is a great little box that you can pick up relatively cheap second-hand. [/quote] I use an MXR M-80 for pretty much the same thing. Very handy to have one pedal that can give a bit of grit, EQ and is a DI as well.
  4. [quote name='TimR' timestamp='1339416773' post='1688054'] I think you missed what I was saying. I'm saying that making up lines is one thing, but making up lines that don't fit with what others are playing because you don't understand how the bass fits with everything else is another. It's not just bass players that do this. Keys play over bass lines, drums fill over vocal lines, guitars add root bass notes etc. There are lots of fundamental bass line approaches. Root. Root with passing notes to next root. Third or Fifth note of chord depending on Inversion. Stay on Bass note while chords ascend or descend and change quality. Double melody. Counterpoint. Play main riff. +others... Once you understand the various roles of the bass then you become more free to mix and match and usually you get more understanding for gaining more experience of playing other types of music (ie don't stick to one genre or only play originals) [/quote] I get what you are saying, the only part I disagree with a bit is that I think you can find for yourself what works and what doesn't, without necessarily having to learn how others do it. I don't think there's necessarily anything wrong with sticking to one genre and only playing originals, as long as you're able to produce something you (and whoever you're playing with) are happy with. The approach you've given is a good one, but not necessarily the only one that works.
  5. 12ax7 in the power amp? Is that normal?
  6. [quote name='LeftyBiskit' timestamp='1339247034' post='1685844'] I havent got the TIM to read the whole thread [/quote] But you do have the TIM to resurrect it after more than a year!
  7. [quote name='megallica' timestamp='1339168663' post='1684822'] wur in scotland are ya fae [/quote] [url="http://edge.ebaumsworld.com/mediaFiles/picture/206762/1056757.gif"]http://edge.ebaumsworld.com/mediaFiles/picture/206762/1056757.gif[/url]
  8. My favourite bands to play in have been instrumental 3-pieces because it can really allow you to have all kinds of fun on the bass. You can get away with a really ballsy, prominent bass tone if that's your cup of tea. My pals Vasquez are a good example of this, with the bass right in your face and often providing most of the actual riffs [url="http://vasquez.bandcamp.com/album/ep2"]http://vasquez.bandcamp.com/album/ep2[/url]
  9. [quote name='TimR' timestamp='1339161753' post='1684641'] IMO It's where a lot of young originals bands go very wrong when they say they're an originals band and "We don't do covers." Music is a language like any other and you need to learn the basic words (musical phrases), study the language and know whole sentences and how to use them before you try to make up your own new words. If everybody is speaking at the same time in different languages you get chaos. When you know someone well and understand what they are saying then you can get to a point where you are finishing their sentences. [/quote] I have to say I don't agree with you. I agree that getting to know existing tunes and developing your theory knowledge etc. can be helpful but it can also be a limiting factor. I once had a fascinating conversation with a guitarist friend of mine who said he sometimes wished he could write with as much freedom as one of his bandmates (who was totally self-taught), but he couldn't [i]not[/i] think in terms of theory. As with everything, each to their own. There's rarely a 'best' way to do anything, just a way that works best for you.
  10. I've got one of the wooden-backed ones too. It's good.
  11. Kvelertak. So much fun. http://youtu.be/iDyHhV9UK-4
  12. [quote name='4 Strings' timestamp='1338592359' post='1677116'] so, how do we embed rather than just show typed link? [/quote] I think if you use the "share" link from youtube it'll just appear.
  13. How was it attached to the cab? If there are holes at the edges in the top you could maybe bolt on a piece of wood/metal/plastic/whatever with holes drilled in the same place? Do you have a picture of it?
  14. I think you'll find this is the greatest cover of all time. http://youtu.be/-w-58hQ9dLk
  15. [quote name='Jack' timestamp='1338491923' post='1675452'] Pffffffffffft, those aren't practice schedules those are evil work regimes! Am I literally the only one that picks up my bass as and when to either learn something specific or just generally noodle? [/quote] Nah, I'm similar. I've recently been doing a bit more intentional 'practice' as opposed to just playing for fun, but I usually just end up mucking about with effects pedals instead.
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