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by implandnoises
Mon Jan 07, 2008 2:22 pm
Forum: Basses
Topic: Maya Bass - Info Please.
Replies: 4
Views: 2705

Re: Maya Bass - Info Please.

Yeah, thought of that, but because of the horn design blocking the higher frets there is a great loss of range when played upside down. I am primarily a 6-string player and even on that I use all 24 frets.
by implandnoises
Sun Jan 06, 2008 11:19 pm
Forum: General Bass Topics
Topic: Lefties; which way is up?
Replies: 10
Views: 3393

Re: Lefties; which way is up?

Interesting... Robert Fripp is left-handed too, but plays right-handed. I have a left-handed Maya bass - Jazz copy. I am right-handed though so I am looking for a good home for this sweet old bass. Any lefties out there who are interested in buying a left-handed bass?
by implandnoises
Sun Jan 06, 2008 11:12 pm
Forum: Basses
Topic: Maya Bass - Info Please.
Replies: 4
Views: 2705

Re: Maya Bass - Info Please.

Thanks, I hadn't found that site before. A bit more info there. It seems I will need to learn Japanese to find out the full story though. Yeah it is a quality instrument. It has a great neck on it, but I haven't had a good go on it because I am not left-handed. I am thinking of selling it as it shou...
by implandnoises
Sun Jan 06, 2008 5:26 pm
Forum: Basses
Topic: Maya Bass - Info Please.
Replies: 4
Views: 2705

Maya Bass - Info Please.

Has anyone here heard of the Maya bass? I have a left-handed Jazz style bass which seems to be from way back (perhaps 20-30 years), but I know very little about it. From the internet I have discovered the company that made Maya basses was in Japan and may have been the same company that made El Maya...
by implandnoises
Wed Oct 17, 2007 1:22 pm
Forum: General Bass Topics
Topic: Adjusting to 5 string.
Replies: 22
Views: 7472

Re: Adjusting to 5 string.

Yeah, took me a while to get used to the 5-string after being on the 4-string for three or four years. Then about four years into it, I traded in the 5 for a 6. I was pleasantly surprised at how easy that transition was compared. I guess it is because your reference point is the lower strings, so as...
by implandnoises
Mon Sep 03, 2007 3:35 am
Forum: Learning, Charts, Tab, Study
Topic: Newbie question
Replies: 14
Views: 6300

Re: Newbie question

Hello all. I just got my 1st bass. It's not the Fender I wanted, but it's probably the best one my parents could afford, and will have to do. (I hope I'm not sounding ungrateful). It's a Yamaha which looks pretty nice, but it sounds really bad. I don't have an amp yet, put when I practice in my roo...
by implandnoises
Mon Aug 27, 2007 5:26 am
Forum: Tips & Techniques
Topic: Getting my fingers ready quickly
Replies: 37
Views: 14535

Re: Getting my fingers ready quickly

I agree with that. And if you jam out the songs with the band using your fingers and then comparing the sound to the pick you will soon discover which songs suit which technique. I also find that some songs which I thought worked best with a pick actually work better with slapping. Try that too Timi...
by implandnoises
Sun Aug 26, 2007 1:20 pm
Forum: Effects
Topic: distortion/ overdrive pedals
Replies: 32
Views: 12635

Re: distortion/ overdrive pedals

I have a black Sovtek Big Muff. Great for noisy blast. I also use it with the sustain knob turned down so it is kind of just a gain booster for this thing I do with a metal ball....
by implandnoises
Sun Aug 26, 2007 1:10 pm
Forum: Tips & Techniques
Topic: Getting my fingers ready quickly
Replies: 37
Views: 14535

Re: Getting my fingers ready quickly

I just realised how much I crack my fingers, even starting to notice a slight dull pain when it's freezing cold. Gonna be the mad case of arthritis for me I think! and whats worse is that I'm only 2tothe9! Might have to invent a new way of playing called "the Claw" Tm patent pending! :lol: James Ja...
by implandnoises
Sun Aug 26, 2007 3:50 am
Forum: Tips & Techniques
Topic: Getting my fingers ready quickly
Replies: 37
Views: 14535

Re: Getting my fingers ready quickly

what about for finger muscular pain - you know when your fingers/hands want to cramp up half way through a song or set? it sucks big time! it still happens sometimes, even with 5-10 minutes of warm up before the set starts... i find myself writing the setlist in order of difficulty (usually based o...
by implandnoises
Thu Aug 23, 2007 9:18 pm
Forum: Tips & Techniques
Topic: Getting my fingers ready quickly
Replies: 37
Views: 14535

Re: Getting my fingers ready quickly

If you've been playing Timi, your fingers should have gone through the tough period by now since that first post. To keep them hard, when you are away from your bass, scrape them on rough surfaces like concrete and the foot path. Perhaps put them over an open flame just briefly. Just walk them as yo...
by implandnoises
Thu Aug 23, 2007 3:18 pm
Forum: Tips & Techniques
Topic: How do you keep time?
Replies: 29
Views: 10693

Re: How do you keep time?

Yes, feel is vitally important. As for where you are sitting on the beat - ahead, behind or whatever - it just depends on how much informed control you wish to have. I would guess that many early jazz legends didn't know what their regular position was in this regard - they just played to the feel t...
by implandnoises
Thu Aug 23, 2007 9:19 am
Forum: Tips & Techniques
Topic: How do you keep time?
Replies: 29
Views: 10693

Re: How do you keep time?

I only started using a metronome a few years ago (I have been playing for about 13 years). I have just stuck with my natural time and still do mostly. I use the metronome to practice tricky passages that I may not be able to play up to speed yet. So I start the clock at 120 say, where it is comforta...
by implandnoises
Mon Aug 20, 2007 5:54 pm
Forum: Basses
Topic: Warwick basses?
Replies: 77
Views: 18634

Re: Warwick basses?

Can't help you much except to say that the few Warwicks I have played just didn't feel good. Fingerboard especially. Something not quite right - not sure what. And they weren't cheap old buggers either - supposedly top notch. I guess the only way for you to know is to find a Fortress and play it - p...
by implandnoises
Sun Aug 12, 2007 2:25 am
Forum: General Bass Topics
Topic: Tuning
Replies: 24
Views: 10023

Re: Tuning

For most of the songs we are playing I use standard tuning: B-E-A-D-G-C.

For one song I tune the 6th string down a tone: A-E-A-D-G-C.

For another I tune the 5th string down a tone and the 6th string down a semi-tone: Bb-D-A-D-G-C.