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by foal30
Wed Feb 14, 2007 6:29 pm
Forum: General Non-Bass Topics
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 15
Views: 7309

well more than a few different stories here. My coverage for H&C "goods" includes my Basses/Rig/Accessories whilst I'm out doing it. I know I pay for this, but it's virtually nothing and defineatly includes Gig Coverage but not cars... which is pretty much the opposite of what Cory said from AMI odd...
by foal30
Wed Feb 14, 2007 6:23 pm
Forum: General Non-Bass Topics
Topic: insurance cover?
Replies: 5
Views: 3112

See/Join the Musicians Union. They are affiliated with the Service and Food Workers Union, which means they are CTU Associated. If you are already a member of a trade-union (and I certainly hope you are) then talk to your insurance broker re: adjustments to your H&C policy. My gear is insured out of...
by foal30
Sun Feb 11, 2007 7:51 pm
Forum: Tips & Techniques
Topic: Getting my fingers ready quickly
Replies: 37
Views: 17104

I'm not sure if you want Hard Fingers or extended pain free playing time. so as a 2nd guess I tend to use 3 fingers and my thumb. None of which are particulary callused or hard. I think the trick is in utilising all the different tonal characteristics of the entire right hand. as above Practice is w...
by foal30
Sun Feb 11, 2007 7:40 pm
Forum: Tips & Techniques
Topic: Tunings
Replies: 13
Views: 7566

oops Trevor, please let us know how you get on and what tuning you settle on/with. ta!
by foal30
Sun Feb 11, 2007 7:38 pm
Forum: Tips & Techniques
Topic: Tunings
Replies: 13
Views: 7566

I think philosophical wise anything goes.

I assume Music is your "free time" and you should do with it what you like.

Taste and the long term benefits of choosing to play/learn/set up in certain ways would be more .... subjective.
by foal30
Sat Feb 10, 2007 7:17 pm
Forum: Tips & Techniques
Topic: Tunings
Replies: 13
Views: 7566

well the Guitarist tuning is out of relation (normal intervals) if you post is correct. assuming it is as listed, for the moment ignore your B string and tune the other 4 (low to high) Db Ab Db Gb then at practice , make a decision on what the B should be with your ears. (most likely Ab or Bb) alter...
by foal30
Tue Feb 06, 2007 8:43 pm
Forum: Custom Shop
Topic: Hipshot D-Tuner
Replies: 16
Views: 11211

String tension, do the thinner strings put less tension on? Everyone detune there Wood Basses and see what happens to the neck, I bet it moves, and is not a nice feeling.For the long-term viability of the instrument (and I hope we purchase with long-term aims) I do not believe this is either desiera...
by foal30
Tue Feb 06, 2007 12:44 pm
Forum: Custom Shop
Topic: Hipshot D-Tuner
Replies: 16
Views: 11211

I never de-tune and I believe it is not good for your instrument. I have no factual evidence to back this up, my belief is that the instrument is 34" long and it requires certain "tension" to run properly and in tune. It is made to play E A D G not any other combination. The Wood of the Neck "fits" ...
by foal30
Mon Feb 05, 2007 7:19 pm
Forum: Bassists
Topic: Larry Graham
Replies: 2
Views: 4734

Paul McCartney would have made more people pick up a Bass to "be a musician" but I reckon Mr Graham to be the most influential "playing Bass wise", if you can understand what I mean. Interestingly , Prince fans hate him , almost to a man over the religious influence. I find this laughable as there i...
by foal30
Tue Jan 30, 2007 8:18 pm
Forum: Basses
Topic: What's the greatest bass?
Replies: 39
Views: 15965

I don't know (can't actually remember)what make it was but I was lucky enough to have a run on an Alembic a number of years ago. Phenomonal construction, in fact it was a piece of art really, but I just found it to "Hi-fi" for my ears. but if twang/hard plucking/popping is your thing then I can see ...
by foal30
Tue Jan 30, 2007 8:14 pm
Forum: Electronics, Strings, Tuners, Leads, Picks & Stuff
Topic: Wall Mount
Replies: 38
Views: 16836

Wall Hangers.

just find the stud eh?

I got 5 kids so getting the Basses off the ground has been important for a long, long time.
I keep some in the Lounge, some in the Music room and always have a good one stashed in case of tragedy.

Burgs? H&C Insurance lads, it's imperative for Musicians.
by foal30
Fri Jan 19, 2007 3:12 pm
Forum: Bassists
Topic: Jerry Jemmott
Replies: 2
Views: 3606

B.B.King's "Completely Well" Album might be 35 years old (and counting) but clearly is a high point of the entire Blues genre. This is in no small part to the fantastic Rhythm section of Jemmott and Lovelle. In fact if there is such a thing as "compulsory listening material" this Album just might be...
by foal30
Thu Jan 18, 2007 5:47 pm
Forum: General Non-Bass Topics
Topic: Wanted - a short instrumental
Replies: 11
Views: 5382

What about "Machine Gun" by the Commodores Brendon?

It's recognisable by us oldies, inhearent funk, easy form , gagging to be played on a 5string, and everyone loves 16th notes.
by foal30
Tue Jan 16, 2007 8:44 pm
Forum: Tips & Techniques
Topic: Do learn to use a pick
Replies: 32
Views: 16395

major Pick style love to;

Peter Hook for "the Perfect Kiss"
Levi Searcer Jr for "Now's the time"

and undisputed #1 , Mr Anthony Jackson's flange fueled funk fiesta on the O.Jay's "for the love of money"... real 16th note goodness.
by foal30
Sat Jan 06, 2007 11:06 am
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Ibanez BTB405QM 5-String
Replies: 8
Views: 10193

35" scale. I don't know if it makes the B string "tighter" but it sure clarifies the notes you play down low. I was unable to locate a 34" scale 5 string that spoke (to my ears) in tune all the way down to the open B. I suspect the bridge is helping here too, looks like a similar design to the 2Tek,...