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  1. I've worked through a few Hal Leonard tutor books and their approach is typically to use notation+tab for introducing each new idea, and as the ideas are developed the tab is gradually omitted. This allows every type of student to get started on each topic, but gives them an incentive to master notation. However, tab can be beneficial for clarifying more technical aspects of technique like use of open strings, pull-ons etc. For your application, about chordal harmony, the notational aspect would be absolutely central I would have thought - a purely tab approach would just be an unintelligible and arbitrary collection of various finger patterns. What I personally dislike most are songbooks which have combined notation, because this almost invariably introduces awkward page turns: most songs would fit on a couple of facing pages without page turns in [u]either[/u] notation or tab, but combine them and it's a mess.
  2. Also consider Status Hotwires: [url="http://www.status-graphite.com/status/frames/index_home.html"]http://www.status-graphite.com/status/frames/index_home.html[/url] - pretty good value. The premium round-wound are excellent, more flexible (tho not as much as DR's) than Overwaters.
  3. [quote name='SignsOfDelirium_bassist' post='863678' date='Jun 10 2010, 08:27 PM']I love my Ibby SR506 so far! First 6string, got it about a month ago from The Gallery. I was looking at maybe buying the Tim Landers sig Peavey they had, but I thought I may as well try it, thinking "Well if it's near as good, then I'll buy this, save myself £250 or so" boy was I shocked to hear an feel just how superior it was, lol. So yea, 100% Ibby fan now! I used to bitch about Ibanez cos my first practice amp's an Ibanez, an it was/still is the worse practice amp I've ever heard! Anywho, there was a couple of questions I wanted to ask you basschatters about, an I figure here's best since there's bound to be a fair few who own the same bass as me! Ok, so basically, I'm finding that whenever I play, the strings I'm not playing seem to cause a fair bit of noise....sympathizing frequencies? I'm not sure what the technical term is...Either way, I heard that the mono-rail bridges can help sort this problem out. I know it's probably mainly my technique that needs improving, but I'd really rather work on other things like getting 3finger plucking and tapping. Also, my G buzzes like crazy when I play it open, from the 1st up it's fine, so clearly it's hitting the 1st fret...Is this a nut problem? Cos if buzzes a LOT more than the C or D, which do buzz a little (I need to tweak the truss rod a bit, haven't round to it cos it's my first time doing so, an knowing me I'll probably break it)... Thanks for any advice you guys've got for me! funnily enough, despite these annoyances, I still much prefer my ibby to my LTD![/quote] Are you located to be able to visit The Gallery for a checkup? They have a good reputation for quality service so I'd hope they'd do one for free.
  4. I like my Status Hotwires (long-scale Premium Round-Wound/Round-Core).
  5. Those screw holes could be filled in quite unobtrusively with the right filler material and be invisible from more than a foot or two.
  6. [quote name='Clarky' post='823731' date='Apr 30 2010, 09:50 AM']Does anyone know of a good teacher in SW London (I am near Hammersmith). I seriously need lessons![/quote] Dave Marks teaches in Acton which ain't too far: [url="http://basschat.co.uk/index.php?showtopic=79181&hl="]http://basschat.co.uk/index.php?showtopic=79181&hl=[/url]
  7. See also here: [url="http://www.ibanez.co.jp/anniversary/expansion.php?cat_id=261&now=21"]http://www.ibanez.co.jp/anniversary/expans...=261&now=21[/url]
  8. The combination of Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe has produced works of genius IMO.
  9. [quote name='BigRedX' post='808105' date='Apr 16 2010, 10:17 AM']Johnson, what you need is a [url="http://littleguitarworks.com/torzal-natural-twist/"]Torzal Twist[/url] not a fanned-fret bass.[/quote] Very striking they are too: Now, clearly what we need is an instrument with fanned-fret [u]and[/u] twisted neck...
  10. Give Status HotWires a try next time: just as well made, similar prices, definitely worth a look.
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  12. [url="http://www.thebassgallery.com/"]http://www.thebassgallery.com/[/url] Great shop.
  13. I had a Lakland Skyline 55-02 and although it was a quite superb bass, the 35" scale and wide string spacing were beyond my left hand's ability to manage. So, I sold it and got a 34" scale Ibanez with narrow string spacing which suits me far better. I'd say on a 5 it is essential to understand what size neck you can manage.
  14. I've just got a set of Status HotWire [b]half[/b]-rounds: very smooth and easy to play, nice sound, good value. Worth a try if fully flat doesn't completely work out for you.
  15. [quote name='Faithless' post='765931' date='Mar 6 2010, 11:39 AM']Actually, I don't see myself being addicted to BC at all these days. I mean, I'm here for about two years, but, what BC lacks today, is discussions about music. Yep, we have dozens threads about Jazz basses, amps, strings and other sh1t, that I'm not interested in at all, but there's sooo little about actual music. In the end, it takes about me about 7 minutes to go trough forums and pages, including BC, everyday.[/quote] Agreed. I think there should BC should have a forum about Music in general: I really struggle to see the point of forcing such discussions into Off Topic where they get mixed up with rants about traffic wardens/cyclists/judiciary/immigrants etc.
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