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by Chip
Mon Feb 22, 2010 3:56 pm
Forum: General Bass Topics
Topic: How do you sling your bass?
Replies: 23
Views: 8024

Re: How do you sling your bass?

I've realised recently that over the past few years, my bass has been getting lower and lower when I play gigs. Needed to buy a new strap last month and actually find it easier to have it up a lil higher, gives me better position on the back of the neck and more solidity in my right hand
by Chip
Tue Feb 24, 2009 11:31 pm
Forum: General Non-Bass Topics
Topic: Intuition
Replies: 16
Views: 7095

Re: Intuition

Well I haven't been to a school so I don't have those issues as listed I guess. Likewise I don't have a teacher for whom to stand over and for me to freaked out over. I have also learnt that I can only give what I can as a musician and if it isn't what the person wanted, then it doesn't imply bad pl...
by Chip
Tue Feb 24, 2009 4:20 pm
Forum: General Non-Bass Topics
Topic: Intuition
Replies: 16
Views: 7095

Re: Intuition

The difference between the busker and the lawyer is not about intuition at all. One is someone who is a trained individual who is hired for a specific role or purpose whereas the busker has not given the "client" that opportunity. Using your reasoning, we should pay the busker for the very fact that...
by Chip
Thu Jan 22, 2009 6:26 am
Forum: Recording, Mic'ing up, DI's, Getting into the PA
Topic: Recording Setup :: Headphones or not?
Replies: 6
Views: 4450

Re: RECORDING SETUP / HEADPHONES OR NOT?

Generally have no prob with using phones. Being next to the drummer is the most important thing for me when recording. Usually I'll be DI so if I'm laying a take by myself then it volume up (with me minimal so my fingers work). If it's with drums, then I'll sit by the drummer and use the cans. At th...
by Chip
Thu Jan 22, 2009 6:16 am
Forum: Bassists
Topic: Kiwi Bass Player Hall of Fame
Replies: 63
Views: 35689

Re: Kiwi Bass Player Hall of Fame

Hey Ara bro, think you forgot a name there.

Ara - One of the bro's who reminded me how to play reggae, to hold down a groove, and how to be a top bloke.

Cher da cuzzie
by Chip
Fri Jan 16, 2009 9:58 am
Forum: General Non-Bass Topics
Topic: 09 PLANS - WHAT ARE U UP TO?
Replies: 21
Views: 7321

Re: 09 PLANS - WHAT ARE U UP TO?

Oh cheers bro! Mint.

Yeah, love the few jams that I have had with Jonathan! He is so amazing it's sometimes scary, but we have a good method down I think (he yells, I listen, we play).
by Chip
Tue Jan 13, 2009 6:29 am
Forum: General Non-Bass Topics
Topic: 09 PLANS - WHAT ARE U UP TO?
Replies: 21
Views: 7321

Re: 09 PLANS - WHAT ARE U UP TO?

G'day. Ya, was lucky enough to get down to Parihaka again this year. Had a jam on Sunday with the Lewis McCallum crew and then later on had a jam with Jonathan Crayford and Julien Dyne in the top tent which was awesome! Choice fun as always and a beautiful place to play.
by Chip
Fri Jan 09, 2009 9:40 am
Forum: Bassists
Topic: Familyman
Replies: 8
Views: 3965

Re: Familyman

One of the greatest reggae bass players. From the Hippy Boys through to the Upsetter band through to the Wailers, his melodic approach to reggae to me revolutionised rbass playing. Proved again that it isn't always about technique etc but about the mind that brings forth the ideas
by Chip
Fri Jan 09, 2009 9:39 am
Forum: General Non-Bass Topics
Topic: 09 PLANS - WHAT ARE U UP TO?
Replies: 21
Views: 7321

Re: 09 PLANS - WHAT ARE U UP TO?

Hopefully we get the new opensouls album done on time before mixing in late Feb (we better, the bloody flights are booked!), looking forward to us no longer deciding to re-record some of the tracks, looking forward to the keys and strings sessions over the next few weeks, looking forward to the wine...
by Chip
Tue Dec 16, 2008 2:28 pm
Forum: General Bass Topics
Topic: Adjusting to 5 string.
Replies: 22
Views: 9332

Re: Adjusting to 5 string.

I can't remember any hassle of going from 4 to a 5 string. I swapped over in about 96 as we needed that extra lower end for the group I was playing with in those days. However I do remember being a bit more cautious in approach when we recorded an album as it was not long after the switch (perhaps w...
by Chip
Sun Dec 07, 2008 2:09 pm
Forum: Tips & Techniques
Topic: ear training
Replies: 11
Views: 5693

Re: ear training

I dunno about the need for a perfect pitch as such. For mine, I worry about just working out the structure of a track. So for me, I will put it in a key in my head where I feel comfortable when playing (usually A I think) and just work out the specifics of the track. Then once that's down, when you ...
by Chip
Mon Oct 06, 2008 6:35 am
Forum: Recording, Mic'ing up, DI's, Getting into the PA
Topic: DI only recording
Replies: 15
Views: 8226

Re: DI only recording

Yeah I suppose with me only using a bass and my fingers, there is no huge need for an amp during the recording process. 95% of the recordings over the past decade or so we've just found it easier to DI no matter what producer/engineer I was working for. I think on Anika's album we used a shitty litt...
by Chip
Sun Oct 05, 2008 4:31 pm
Forum: Recording, Mic'ing up, DI's, Getting into the PA
Topic: DI only recording
Replies: 15
Views: 8226

Re: DI only recording

Yeah, I generally DI for most recordings mixed with an amp mic if there's an amp around. I don't really know much about amps etc so don't take much notice of them in the recording process unless we absolutely wanna try one out. Otherwise I'll just go pure DI which is how I have done the majority of ...
by Chip
Thu Jan 18, 2007 7:40 pm
Forum: Tips & Techniques
Topic: Do learn to use a pick
Replies: 32
Views: 17090

Most def. It's only my index finger, and I altered my style a few years back so that I wouldn't hit my nail iof it got too long, and it gave me a longer warmer sound which was a bonus
by Chip
Thu Jan 18, 2007 9:48 am
Forum: Basses
Topic: Show us your Bass!
Replies: 923
Views: 293008

Primarily a MusicMan StingRay 5, secondly an Ibanez ATK (which I rate highly for an int kinda bass - modeled on the MusicMan, but I reckon that it has a bettter weight distribution for the way i play, my MusicMan sounds a bit better tho). I love those Beatles Hofners! I used one doing some recording...