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has anyone done this. If so what did it involve, backing tracks,drum machine. Busking licence etc.?

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There are a few tracks on YT including:

 

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There is a guy busks on bass in Newcastle sometimes. No backing tracks just wigging out on a 6 string bass. He is very fast. I think he wanted to be a guitarist.

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A very loud extended bass solo is pretty much what the Government have been seeking, in order to persuade people to avoid town centres.

 

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Never busked on bass myself (have busked other instruments), but maybe take a look the Violent Femmes.

They started out as a (three piece ) busking band..... kind of punky with teenage angst lyrics (probably the best such lyrics).

The bass player is Brian Ritchie and he got a loud sound by using a very large bass guitar (Ernie Ball Earthwood apparently) and hitting it hard.

A lot of the volume came from a kind of clank, and he developed a 'lead bass' style...... not sure how well it would work.

I think he's great, but may not be to all tastes.

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23 minutes ago, Nail Soup said:

 

The bass player is Brian Ritchie and he got a loud sound by using a very large bass guitar (Ernie Ball Earthwood apparently) and hitting it hard.

Fantastic player 👍

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