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lojo

Wish me luck , first keys bass gig

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After becoming increasing frustrated with not being able to replicate the sounds of some of our 80s synth based bass songs on the bass guitar , I've been practicing keys bass. This Saturday will be my first proper outing and I'll play a mixture of bass guitar and keys synth bass.

Can't wait , but it's like first gig nerves I haven't experienced for 30 years

Anyone else do this ?

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Good luck! I've only ever done this once, and I realised half way though one tune I'd been playing the synth riff half a tone up to where it should have been (god knows how I didn't realise from finger positions!) but couldn't hear it properly. No one seemed to notice though! 😅

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Posted (edited)
[url="https://youtu.be/SmHeP9Sve48"]https://youtu.be/SmHeP9Sve48[/url] Edited by paul_5

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Good luck. It's funny but that's kind of how I got into playing bass but in reverse - started out playing keys and after playing quite a lot of synth-bass parts, took up playing the real thing. The two fit quite well together and even today I will often switch between synth or electric bass depending on how I feel. Edited by darkandrew

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Thanks everyone

It's a Korg Triton , its way to big but I borrowed it from our keyboard player who doesn't play it anymore and I'm used to it

Want to play something smaller like a Novation , but I need a few weeks I think to sort this and no time before sat to get used to anything else

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Did this when I couldn't play bass guitar after an injury.
Really weird at first, wondering what to do with the other hand and also being unable to wander around the stage whilst playing.
Nice not having to wear the instrument though, and not needing to keep checking the tuning.
Enjoy, you'll be fine.

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Posted (edited)
[quote name='casapete' timestamp='1489005574' post='3253727']
... and also being unable to wander around the stage whilst playing.
[/quote]

Yamaha DX100 on a strap! You might still be able to pick them up on Ebay.
Edited by darkandrew

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[quote name='lojo' timestamp='1488999668' post='3253644']
Thanks everyone

It's a Korg Triton , its way to big but I borrowed it from our keyboard player who doesn't play it anymore and I'm used to it

Want to play something smaller like a Novation , but I need a few weeks I think to sort this and no time before sat to get used to anything else
[/quote]

I do similar in our band, I went out to buy a suitable bass synth, I was looking at the Novation Bassstation 2 synth but was entirely underwhelmed by it, I also tried the Moog fatty and wasn't taken with that either, I ended up buying the new Roland System 8 which is fantastic but totally over the top for my bass part needs, if you want to spend sensible money the Roland System 1 seems to be a decent option

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[quote name='Roger2611' timestamp='1489006011' post='3253740']
I do similar in our band, I went out to buy a suitable bass synth, I was looking at the Novation Bassstation 2 synth but was entirely underwhelmed by it, I also tried the Moog fatty and wasn't taken with that either, I ended up buying the new Roland System 8 which is fantastic but totally over the top for my bass part needs, if you want to spend sensible money the Roland System 1 seems to be a decent option
[/quote]FWIW I used to have a BS2 and found it thoroughly underwhelming (if you haven't got a degree in synth programming).

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I'd love to play the ax synth , but I need to use both hands

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[quote name='lojo' timestamp='1489042612' post='3253867']
I'd love to play the ax synth , but I need to use both hands
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nuuy4aHAzqo

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This went well , but my only issue was I'd not considered my fancy dress . I had a boy George type hat on (we dress up 80s) and the plan was to whip of the bass but it on the stand hit the a/b switch and play there was no delay in changing instruments. The strap wouldn't go over the hat without pulling it off.

Another than that love it , really need to find a smaller keyboard synth now as I'll do this everytime

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I too have always loved bass synth sounds. I've spend thousands of pounds on various effects over the years attempting to approximate the sounds via my bass guitar.

However, I've never Neen completely satisfied with the results. So, I have now bought this - Moog Little Phatty Stage II!

I'll have to do some serious practice at home before unleashing my noise making on the public!

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Thats Cool

I got on much better and quicker than I thought, and the band would not have let me get away with loose playing so that was a vote of confidence when they ok'd me finally doing it .

First songs I did where Ain't Nobody , Like a Virgin & Don't you want me

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