Jump to content


  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Everything posted by iconic

  1. Hi guys, hope ya doin OK, long time no see. OK, along with the bass that I play - some may argue that point - I've got a Fiddle coming on Friday, lockdown may as well learn something else....this time tuned in 5ths😀 A fiddle on basschat, what next. But, it has brought up, for me, a WTF are these diads called, or if indeed two note chords indeed have a name? I guess they are chords, afterall guitarists play 2 note power chords? Why diads? Now, being a boring old git I'm sitting here trying figure out how those folk and 'blue-grass' (I hate that term along with streetfood) play some of the those double stop diads...think Bugs Bunny Hill Billy hare intro here So, now I know that these fiddles do a 'country' stylee great power chord and, also a umm err, power third?🤠 https://youtu.be/h4CenuFbGiA So, with my poor grasp of music theory in that second video... 1/ G double stop:- G on the D string and, B on the A string gives a major third. 2/ C double stop:- E on the D string and, the C on the A string gives an inverted major third, C/E 3/ D double stop:- F# on the D string and, the D on the A string also gives an inverted major third, D/F# .....if there is such a thing as a C/E to describe a E over a C? So, these are diads, or partial chords. Now a power chord is root and 5th G5 for example, so are these 'power' thirds called G3? All the best, stay safe guys. PS if you drink fine wines it's a violin, if you prefer cider, it's a Fiddle I believe?
  2. Aria SB-R60 in Paduak red...never meet ya hero's, lovely to look at, nice enough to play, but no zing factor for me. Stingray in Trans-Orange, lovely thing but the E string was a tad quiet and the neck was bit P bass for me Yamaha RBX4-A2......everything I hoped for.
  3. Holy Thread Resurection! Just been playing along to Harvest For The World...having a 5 year old its that time of year. So, been listerning to their old classics, always liked them back in the day, When The Fingers Point, Hooverville, Forgotten Town but where there is some footage of the bass player from the 80's playing the original bass player is on various Fender 4 string Jazzs. But, that glorious bass tone seems to me, a 5 string, 4 string thru an Octaver or maybe bass synth'? Whatever its bloomin' lovely [url="https://youtu.be/LjEla5Lw_TI"]https://youtu.be/LjEla5Lw_TI[/url] [url="https://youtu.be/dssA5ApFbo0"]https://youtu.be/dssA5ApFbo0[/url] PS did they have Bass Octavers back then when it was all fields 'round here?
  4. Thanks guy, I bought the bass and have to say the fit and finish is very, very good indeed, even under the pickguard with surprisingly nice tidy wiring, soldering and routing. New set of strings, truss rod and nut setup and she sings, great neck good 'n shallow. She will having the pup to parallel this week and I'll chime back later. The one critisism being a slight lack of top end fizz.....acres of bottom though!
  5. Got a Vintage EST-96 active and currently it looks like its wired in series, I want to wire this to parallel to get a brighter sound. My wiring colours are red and white (currently joined together) green and black. I'm being lazy as I could, given enough time and reading, work this out, but would anyone know the wiring for these humbuckers...picture below is of a WSM4 off the web....you can just see the white and green wires...well OK you can't but believe me they are there I [b][i]think[/i][/b] its wired like a Semour Duncan so from the images below, do these look OK? good link for wiring:- http://www.1728.org/guitar.htm
  6. On the first fret what clearance have you between string bottom and fret top...measure using feeler gauges. I also have a very light playing manner and run .5 to .6mm which makes one hell of a difference....obviously the close trussrod action and low saddles also help me.
  7. [quote name='Bottle' timestamp='1309186661' post='1284258'] Matt, Had the control plate apart now, looks like I've got ~ 4.5k between black and white, and about the same between red and green, seeming to suggest it's the same as the SD wiring colour code (it appears that when in series it didn't matter if black and green were reversed). In that case, I'm going to use the SD colour scheme and switching arrangement - I've got a spare DPDT toggle knocking about at home. Tasks for tomorrow will be to re-dress the control cavity wiring (BTW it ain't screened either!) and fit the switch as well as drill 'n' fill a couple of holes with stripped threads. Ta muchly fella, Ian [/quote] Did you ever finish this mod? Did wiring n parallel make the sound brighter and quieter? I see you are still logging in to BC!
  8. Anything by Mr Burt Freeman Bacharach...reminds me of Sunday mornings with the stereogram on, just before Sunday lunch...
  9. 12800 after a lifetime of motorsports on very loud bike, karts and cars....I do know I have a 'frequency hole' in my right ear which I think was from kart racing...I had to take a 3 monthly hearing test when I worked for Lucas CAV and worked in a cold room area. good find.
  10. [quote name='Bilbo' timestamp='1454933177' post='2974252'] Saw them at Bristol Colston Hall in [i][b]1836[/b][/i]. Great band (it wasn't Pino on bass but I cannot remember who it was) [/quote] Both Richard and Peter have worn really well from what I see.
  11. I always get muddled up with Gilbert and Leo Sayer...may have been 'cos of the haircuts...which one did Get Down? Great song smith.
  12. [quote name='Geek99' timestamp='1454931475' post='2974227'] I've got one It's very good indeed - the preamp has a wide range and fretting is good [/quote] Would you know if the pup is wired in series or parallel?
  13. And look here's Les from Vic Reeves Big Night Out playing one https://youtu.be/wcEa2VHol3k [url="https://youtu.be/wcEa2VHol3k"]https://youtu.be/wcEa2VHol3k[/url]
  14. One if these up the road from me for sale and always been 'EST curious'....I had a Vintage Jazz and it was very, very good indeed. So, what are these Pingray clones like? I had a Stingay 3EQH so just wonderin'... Gianni makes this 5 banger sing OK and this vid' is educational too....activo, frequenca basso, frequenca media.... but I think Gianni could make anything sound like an angel. [url="https://youtu.be/np9q95HCxu8"]https://youtu.be/np9q95HCxu8[/url] cheers
  15. I remember these boys burnt very brightly for a short while in the 80's with a great first album. We Close Our Eyes came on the radio yesterday and I was thinking that's got a busy 'n tidy chorus bass line. Was this some of Pino's stuff? I do seem to remember in my murky memory, that Richard Drummie was also multi-instrumentalist? as usual youtube has a We Close Our Eyes cover and some other Go West lines, I do like a bassline that picks out the melody. https://youtu.be/qcjEyOc6B3g
  16. Jump They Say does it for me.
  17. cheers....thought that F may have been a jazz chord or something
  18. Hi guys, happy new year and all that, hope the hangovers aren't too cruel....I love being a teetotaller on new years day....not by choice though My daughter received the Tangled DVD for Christmas and the main theme is a catchy little number. I've been playing along to it and then decided to take a look at sheet and tabs for chords when I noticed something a little odd, to my limited knowledge. Key is E major. The verse is really only Badd4 (B, D#, E, F#) and E5 power chord and playing root octaves of B and E over the chords sit easily on the ear and matches that on the sheet music. Then I found that most of the 'tinternet chord tabs have the E5 (or simply E) as a slash F for the bass....what a flat 2nd as a root note, not seen this before? Is this simply a case of an error carried on multiple internet listings or something else going on that I have missed? sheet: [url="http://www.musicnotes.com/sheetmusic/mtd.asp?ppn=MN0089522"]http://www.musicnote...p?ppn=MN0089522[/url] internet chords: [url="http://www.e-chords.com/chords/mandy-moore/when-will-my-life-begin"]http://www.e-chords....l-my-life-begin[/url] song itself: [url="https://youtu.be/je4nDvNJXsg"]https://youtu.be/je4nDvNJXsg[/url] cheers guys, thanks for your help and patience
  19. [quote name='Raslee' timestamp='1451291062' post='2939266'] I enjoy these: Soul man Jailhouse Rock (Blues brothers version....great fun) I shot the Sheriff...dub it out a bit at the end Dr.Funkenstein for some uber laid back fonk Expansions- Lonnie Liston Smith ...gets the fingers going ...and if you want to push yourself a bit Ayurvedic by Ozric Tentacles [/quote] grear call in LLS Expansions, one of my favorites to play
  20. Stan Stammers....Spear of Destiny et al
  21. Ok, my four year daughter seems to love early Madonna at the moment....not sure why...'Rainbow Dash' must play it on 'My Little Pony', or 'Tom Cat' gets down with 'Marmalade' to it on Millie and Mollie I guess? So we had a go on Holiday and Lucky Star....very quick lines, great to warm up to and simply good fun if not repetitive but hey it aint all melodies on my bass. these were useful links i fya bored:- [url="http://www.songsterr.com/a/wsa/madonna-lucky-star-bass-tab-s22863t2"]http://www.songsterr...ss-tab-s22863t2[/url] [url="https://youtu.be/PLWef37ajVY"]https://youtu.be/PLWef37ajVY[/url] [url="http://www.songsterr.com/a/wsa/madonna-holiday-bass-tab-s10112t7"]http://www.songsterr...ss-tab-s10112t7[/url] [url="https://youtu.be/loWcvzn_fxI"]https://youtu.be/loWcvzn_fxI[/url]
  22. [quote name='hubrad' timestamp='1448979096' post='2919741'] If you can track one down, the Aria STB-JB is just such a thing. [/quote] .....very, very good bass's.....dont let the price put you off. Exceptional build and hot pups too.
  • Create New...