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Al Krow

DB & EUB Live - please post your footage!

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I'd love to see some of my fellow BCer's in action on DB and EUB to get a sense of how you guys are playing yours, what genre's you're playing and just some ideas for some great numbers to be using DB and EUB on. It'll be a nice way to see y'all in action at the same time!

Now that we have the new website up and running and much greater flexibility and ease of uploading new material, if you're up for it - please do share!

AK 

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Cheers Pete - thanks for getting the ball rolling and nicely played! You guys based in Lichfield? - That's just down the road from where I grew up! :) 

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Nice idea! I've been working with a folk band down here called Velvet & Stone lately, really enjoying their music! Haven't had a camera one any of my more upbeat gigs but it's a start!

 

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Not the cleanest of techniques, or the best of recordings, but it's good fun :)

Two on DB, one on EUB

 

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Raucous action for the South West....

 

 

 

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18 hours ago, Al Krow said:

Cheers Pete - thanks for getting the ball rolling and nicely played! You guys based in Lichfield? - That's just down the road from where I grew up! :) 

Yeah that band plays mostly that way on,  Sutton, Whittington etc plus a few weddings that can be anywhere within reason. 

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22 hours ago, knicknack said:

Nice idea! I've been working with a folk band down here called Velvet & Stone lately, really enjoying their music! Haven't had a camera one any of my more upbeat gigs but it's a start!

 

Very brave using the misery stick in public, I haven't ventured out with mine yet!

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11 hours ago, razze06 said:

Not the cleanest of techniques, or the best of recordings, but it's good fun :)

Two on DB, one on EUB

 

I am going to pinch your tapping bit in EXs and Ohs as we do that one too! :D Nice to see the EUB out live too.

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7 hours ago, dodge_bass said:

Scandi-jazz from the North-East

 

Very nice, maybe chuck in TheRevs' badger man above in the middle next time, lol.

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On 08/01/2018 at 22:17, stingrayPete1977 said:

I am going to pinch your tapping bit in EXs and Ohs as we do that one too! :D Nice to see the EUB out live too.

I recommend tapping the shoulder of the bass if you have a piezo pickup, better response :)

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Hi Al,

It’s a 5 string KK Baby bass. I’ve fitted it with a pair of J-Tone Reds and blend these with the stock under bridge magnetic pickup using a Headway EDB1 preamp.

Im relatively new on DB, but having played fretless for too long to remember, I’ve found the transition easier than I expected. 

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That's a lovely looking EUB! Do you find a 5 makes it significantly easier to play from a positional perspective or is any such advantage lost due to the greater neck width?

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The advantage for me is as all my main electric basses are 5’s and that I only use the EUB live occasionally and then only on a few tracks, the mental translation is easier. In all honesty, the B string isn’t as authoritative as the others, and you need to be much more precise with your right hand technique to get a low C or D to really bloom. Maybe as I progress as an upright player I might get more out of the low B, but for now it’s little more than a visual/tactile reference when moving from the electric bass.

My only DB experience prior to the KK is a Stagg EUB, so I don’t really feel the extra width as the KK neck isn’t as chunky as the Stagg.

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As far as I know this is the only video of me on stage. This was 17th June 1995! It was my wedding and the band got me up for a song.

 

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27 minutes ago, cattytown said:

As far as I know this is the only video of me on stage. This was 17th June 1995! It was my wedding and the band got me up for a song.

How cool is that and what a lovely memory of the day! Was the band = your regular band?

What are you up to music / gigging wise these days?

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No - the band were not my band - we just thought they were the best band for a wedding - a real rock n roll party band.

I am not doing much these days - I am now a solo parent to two boys of school age so I can't justify many hours out rehearsing or gigging. I am trying to improve my slab playing to a level where it could be classed as "tolerable" and maybe do the odd jam/dep and look for something when the boys are old enough to be living their own lives.

P.

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With the LONG STRING HAWKERS:

 

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