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by John50
Sun Jul 18, 2010 5:32 pm
Forum: Basses
Topic: LINE6 :: What do you think of them?
Replies: 9
Views: 6859

Re:

I've heard of the Line6 Variax guitars, but I had no idea there was a bass version! It's an old idea, its just midi, but built into the instrument rather than an add on. Hi Dan, this description from the user manuel of how the Variax bass works might be of interest to you and others, so I thought I...
by John50
Sun Jul 18, 2010 9:54 am
Forum: Basses
Topic: LINE6 :: What do you think of them?
Replies: 9
Views: 6859

Re:

I've heard of the Line6 Variax guitars, but I had no idea there was a bass version! It's an old idea, its just midi, but built into the instrument rather than an add on. Not quite correct, as from my understanding they are not midi. They are sampled off all the 22 basses and two bass synths (total ...
by John50
Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:56 pm
Forum: Bass Player Available
Topic: Looking for bass playing possibilities.......
Replies: 2
Views: 4307

Re: Looking for bass playing possibilities.......

Could you give me a little more information fisrt please? Are you based in marlborough? Music style, etc, your name and contact details? Thanks.
by John50
Tue Aug 05, 2008 12:17 pm
Forum: Tips & Techniques
Topic: learn to play bass website
Replies: 11
Views: 6727

Re: learn to play bass website

Hey john, this is pretty late coming, but at the time you posted i couldnt read sheet music... which i have since remedied. Tab is very simple, you already posses more than the knowledge required to read it. Thanks Randomplay, I'll go and have another look at tab and see if I can make that work. It...
by John50
Tue Aug 05, 2008 12:05 pm
Forum: Tips & Techniques
Topic: learn to play bass website
Replies: 11
Views: 6727

Re: learn to play bass website

So Random (or anyone else for that matter) - if you are reading sheet music written for a keyboard, do you play the bass line exactly as it is written, or do you mix it up a bit. The reason I'm asking is if you play with a keyboard and you play the notes as written, you are playing exactly (well, m...
by John50
Sat Mar 08, 2008 11:26 am
Forum: General Non-Bass Topics
Topic: Only 2 instrument retail shops in Auckland??
Replies: 100
Views: 33687

Re: only 2 instrument retail shops in auckland??

the wifes Lotus esprit sport350 her daily car is a Audi A4 ( never buying one of those again the repair bills are astronomical ) Hi Simon, I have found "The Dog & Lemon Guide" (Editor Clive Matthew-Wilson) invaluable when purchasing several vehicles over the last few years. Many European cars are a...
by John50
Sun Mar 02, 2008 5:18 pm
Forum: Say Hi!, Feedback & Ideas for BPNZ
Topic: Lots looking, only a few posting!!
Replies: 27
Views: 10480

Lots looking, only a few posting!!

Whats up here??
A heap of people reading most postings, but very few contributing to the forum.
COME ON EVERYBODY! Stop lurking, and start posting on this great forum!!
by John50
Sun Mar 02, 2008 4:31 pm
Forum: Bassists
Topic: My Favourite Bass Players
Replies: 104
Views: 46329

Re: My Favourite Bass Players

John Deacon (Queen) The amazing and crazy Verdine White (Earth, Wind & Fire, who are still going strong. I have a DVD of them in a combined concert with Chicago, who are also still going strong, recorded just a couple of years ago) The late Dee Murray (Original Elton John Band) Dee is a very much u...
by John50
Sun Mar 02, 2008 4:09 pm
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Ibanez BTB405QM 5-String
Replies: 8
Views: 10674

Re: Ibanez BTB405QM 5-String

Great review mate. A couple of years ago I felt it was time to upgrade from my horrible starter bass I learnt on to something..... much better! I have an Ibanez BTB 555 which has very similar specs to your BTB405QM. Was about the same RRP of $1700 then. Only difference I can see is the 555 has Barto...
by John50
Sun Mar 02, 2008 3:35 pm
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Morley Pro Series II Bass Wah
Replies: 8
Views: 6387

Re: Morley Pro Series II Bass Wah

Four years back I brought a Morley (made in USA) volume foot pedal. Built very strong, but at the dearer end of what is available. However they are still much better value for money than cheaper options. As mentioned above re the Morley Bass Wah pedal, the volume pedal also has the light sensor syst...
by John50
Sun Mar 02, 2008 1:07 pm
Forum: General Non-Bass Topics
Topic: Only 2 instrument retail shops in Auckland??
Replies: 100
Views: 33687

Re: only 2 instrument retail shops in auckland??

QUOTE: This is true. Reality is that overseas internet sales are growing to become bigger competition than any of the retailers might realise. I have found many good deals for bass and amps etc listed on the internet from USA internet / retail dealers. However the majority do not allow sales (accep...
by John50
Fri Feb 16, 2007 10:41 pm
Forum: Tips & Techniques
Topic: Do learn to use a pick
Replies: 32
Views: 17023

I've experimented briefly with a pick at home recently. Definitely a sharper attack and much different tone. First impression was that it felt really arkward! Next problem is the lack of RH thumb & fingers to mute strings. What do the "gun" pick players do about that??! Please do tell this learner :...
by John50
Fri Feb 16, 2007 10:23 pm
Forum: Tips & Techniques
Topic: learn to play bass website
Replies: 11
Views: 6727

I do not read tab!

:? I've only had a quick look at those tuition web sites. They look very helpful, but from a quick click around the lessons, they all seem to use tab. It took me quite an effort to make myself learn to read conventional music and get to know most of the notes up to or near the 8th fret on my 5 strin...
by John50
Fri Feb 16, 2007 4:49 pm
Forum: General Non-Bass Topics
Topic: Age groups?
Replies: 56
Views: 20420

Age 51
Do not always act age! Thats good!!
I have a tee shirt sent from a friend in the states that came from Jimmy Buffets ("MargaritaVille") restaurant which has a colourful drunken parrot on the back, and the words "Growing Older... But Not Up!" :lol:
by John50
Fri Feb 16, 2007 2:23 pm
Forum: Basses
Topic: Show us your Bass!
Replies: 923
Views: 291782

Nasty: my starter bass; Proaxe 5 string
Nice: my new bass; Ibanez BTB555 (fantastic!)
John