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by bass_town
Mon Jan 10, 2011 9:48 pm
Forum: Bassists
Topic: Bootsy Collins
Replies: 6
Views: 5421

Re: Bootsy Collins

The only thing that bums me out about this is that broadband in NZ is so expensive. I'd really have to up my plan before I could do this...
by bass_town
Mon Jan 10, 2011 6:54 am
Forum: General Bass Topics
Topic: Unique voices or styles.
Replies: 14
Views: 4195

Re: Unique voices or styles.

For me, I'd throw Geezer Butler in there as having a style that's fairly easy to pick.
by bass_town
Sun Jan 09, 2011 8:50 pm
Forum: Bassists
Topic: Bootsy Collins
Replies: 6
Views: 5421

Re: Bootsy Collins

Hmmm, looks potentially quite interesting.
About $38NZD a month or something like that.
Could be pretty cool to do for a month to check it out...
I don't really fancy myself a funk player but I'm sure there's great stuff to learn in there for any bassist.
by bass_town
Sun Jan 09, 2011 10:43 am
Forum: Amps & Speaker
Topic: Quick opinion - Ashdown Five Fifteen or Warwick Blue Cab 60
Replies: 11
Views: 5675

Re: Quick opinion - Ashdown Five Fifteen or Warwick Blue Cab

I'd go with the Ashdown. for me personally, when it comes to tone, warmth is king. But there also tends to be more clarity of sound with the higher wattage. As for gigging, depends on what sort of situations you'll be gigging in. If you're gonna be playing with louder bands, at some point, you'll pr...
by bass_town
Thu Jan 06, 2011 8:20 pm
Forum: Bassists
Topic: Norman Watt-Roy
Replies: 10
Views: 5632

Re: Norman Watt-Roy

THere's a sweet DVD floating around called 'Hang On To Your Structure'. Ian Dury and the Blockheads live at the Hammersmith Odeon from some time in the mid 80s. Very worth a purchase. Some mighty playing from Watt-Roy. The Crown of England's Glory isn't on it, but it's got a great guest spot from Wi...
by bass_town
Wed Jan 05, 2011 6:03 pm
Forum: Bassists
Topic: Norman Watt-Roy
Replies: 10
Views: 5632

Re: Norman Watt-Roy

Awesome. Would love to get to seem him at work. Could've seen him play with a version of the Blockheads when I lived in London, but I couldn't bring myself to do it. No Ian Dury, no Charlie Charles, no Davey Payne. Too much good *BANNED* missing...
by bass_town
Mon Jan 03, 2011 11:10 pm
Forum: Basses
Topic: What's with the Warwick hate???
Replies: 76
Views: 28424

Re: What's with the Warwick hate???

It's internet/html nerd speak for "end thread".
by bass_town
Mon Jan 03, 2011 5:02 pm
Forum: Basses
Topic: What's with the Warwick hate???
Replies: 76
Views: 28424

Re: What's with the Warwick hate???

I don't hate anything, its a very strong negative emotion that has no place in my life. I didn't like the look of any Warwick I've seen. I didn't like the tone of any Warwick I've played. I didn't like the feel of any Warwick I've played. I'm shallow - I wouldn't want to be seen in public with one....
by bass_town
Mon Jan 03, 2011 4:58 pm
Forum: Bassists
Topic: Norman Watt-Roy
Replies: 10
Views: 5632

Re: Norman Watt-Roy

He's been doing a bit of stuff with Wilco Johnston as well, another good bastard of the era.
by bass_town
Mon Jan 03, 2011 10:16 am
Forum: Basses
Topic: What's with the Warwick hate???
Replies: 76
Views: 28424

Re: What's with the Warwick hate???

It's a subjective thing. But for me, I just plain hate the look of the things. If the bass doesn't make me want to pick it up and play it, that's half the battle lost right there. If they've got a toothpick for a neck, that's another mark against them But as the song goes, the world don't move to th...
by bass_town
Mon Jan 03, 2011 10:12 am
Forum: Basses
Topic: Short Scales
Replies: 16
Views: 8098

Re: Short Scales

My fav bass that I'm playing at the moment is this neato red Les Paul copy bass, appears to be Japanese, from the 70's The thought is that it's a Kasuga. I scored it from Onehunga Cash Converters a few years ago and a it's a great little player. Super easy to play, good variety of sounds, loud, full...
by bass_town
Mon Jan 03, 2011 10:07 am
Forum: Basses
Topic: Student seeking some short scale sport...
Replies: 5
Views: 3031

Re: Student seeking some short scale sport...

The Epiphone EB0 is a fairly easy to find short scale bass. Very easy to play, and with the big, fat pickup, they throw out a big, full sound too. Cool looking bass, got that SG body style so it's gonna look cool. The only thing I really don't like about the EB0 is that they tend to be a neck-heavy ...
by bass_town
Mon Jan 03, 2011 10:01 am
Forum: Bassists
Topic: My Favourite Bass Players
Replies: 103
Views: 39803

Re: My Favourite Bass Players

Hmm, this is a toughie. Let's see: Jimmy Garrison (John Coltrane Quartet) Ron Carter (everybody) Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath) Duff Mckagen (Guns N Roses) Cliff Burton (Metallica) Steve Harris (Iron Maiden) James Jamerson (Motown session bassist) Norman Watt-Roy (Ian Dury and the Blockheads) Bootsy ...
by bass_town
Mon Jan 03, 2011 9:52 am
Forum: Bassists
Topic: Bootsy Collins
Replies: 6
Views: 5421

Re: Bootsy Collins

Sweet, gotta love Bootsy Collins! There's that great clip of him from the Dancing in the Streets doco where he breaks down the philosophy of his bass lines wih just him and a drum machine. He makes it look so effortless and simple, but to come up with those lines and SELL them the way he does: genius.
by bass_town
Mon Jan 03, 2011 9:49 am
Forum: Bassists
Topic: Norman Watt-Roy
Replies: 10
Views: 5632

Norman Watt-Roy

OK, I'm gonna throw Norman Watt-Roy in the mix. Norman Watt-Roy is a british bass player who was essentially a session player/journeyman in the 70s through to the current date. His claim to fame was as a member of Ian Dury and the Blockheads but he also had other famous gigs such as doing some sessi...