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by greghr
Mon Dec 16, 2013 5:26 pm
Forum: Basses
Topic: Show us your Bass!
Replies: 905
Views: 234247

This ones a keeper

Pics of my new Fender American Standard Jazz V passive. Crank up the treble and the mids, bass on 0, compression mid range, gain on 5 on my little Fender Bronco, turn off the neck pickup, tone knob about half on, and up comes that lovely nutty crisp tone that I love. I haven't tried it through the H...
by greghr
Sat Dec 14, 2013 5:56 am
Forum: Basses
Topic: Show us your Bass!
Replies: 905
Views: 234247

Re: Show us your Bass!

Very shiny! Does it have a low B? :D
by greghr
Sun Nov 10, 2013 6:46 am
Forum: Tips & Techniques
Topic: Playing by ear
Replies: 5
Views: 2946

Re: Playing by ear

Hi, One practice exercise I am doing is an interval sequence exercise that is having 3 effects: 1. It's tuning my ear to intervals e.g. 3rds,4ths etc 2. It's teaching me scale patterns e.g. major, minor etc 3. I am picking up (slowly) the interval patterns on the fretboard. I should add that I am st...
by greghr
Mon Oct 28, 2013 6:50 pm
Forum: Learning, Charts, Tab, Study
Topic: How do you practice?
Replies: 40
Views: 13044

Re: How do you practice?

I've just been reading a book I got called 'Bass Heroes' which is a very naff title. It's an interview book from Guitar player magazine with interviews of all famous bass guitar players. There are all sorts of wonderful tips in the interviews about bass technique, reading bass clef, amp set ups, qui...
by greghr
Wed Oct 23, 2013 4:53 pm
Forum: Amps & Speaker
Topic: What's your rig?
Replies: 456
Views: 127992

Re: What's your rig?

what is that cab like - do you get a good full sound? I am interested mainly because I like the silver grill and they are are a little smaller than my Warwick 4x10 and will probably fit in the car without me having to put the seats down all the time. I haven't yet really cranked it up yet in a publ...
by greghr
Mon Oct 21, 2013 4:36 pm
Forum: Learning, Charts, Tab, Study
Topic: How do you practice?
Replies: 40
Views: 13044

Re: How do you practice?

No worries its all in the theme of play and how you practice.
Good to hear about the bands as I can keep my eyes and ears out for them if I am coming down to Napier.
by greghr
Mon Oct 21, 2013 6:19 am
Forum: Learning, Charts, Tab, Study
Topic: How do you practice?
Replies: 40
Views: 13044

Re: How do you practice?

Thanks Marty and Tim for the continuing thoughtful inputs. Points taken. 1. Plenty of practice on the first five frets 2. Play along with all sorts of things, ad jingles, things on You Tube to work the ears 3. Work on timing with roots and fifths, keeping the beat. 4. My wife and I sometimes cruise ...
by greghr
Sun Oct 20, 2013 5:49 pm
Forum: Learning, Charts, Tab, Study
Topic: How do you practice?
Replies: 40
Views: 13044

Re: How do you practice?

Depends what you want out of life. When I was 16 (1963) I switched from lead guitar to bass because I was too lazy to get good. In one month I was in a steady working band, a year later I was in a full-time professional band (google "rumble and bang"). I achieved that by learning songs from records...
by greghr
Sun Oct 20, 2013 4:15 pm
Forum: Learning, Charts, Tab, Study
Topic: How do you practice?
Replies: 40
Views: 13044

Re: How do you practice?

Jeez, this thread just makes me feel guilty. I do make a point of playing a bass at least once a day if I don't have a gig or band practice, but only for fifteen minutes or so. I do have some exercises that I have picked up over the years but often I will focus on learning a new song. At the moment...
by greghr
Sun Oct 20, 2013 1:58 pm
Forum: Amps & Speaker
Topic: What's your rig?
Replies: 456
Views: 127992

Re: What's your rig?

for bass site 2.jpg for bass site 1.jpg So my rationale for all these purchases was that next year our happy household may be back to one income (mine) so i thought I would get myself set up now with some performing gear while I've got access to some 'spare' funds, with the goal that performing in ...
by greghr
Sun Oct 20, 2013 1:06 pm
Forum: Learning, Charts, Tab, Study
Topic: How do you practice?
Replies: 40
Views: 13044

Re: How do you practice?

Following on from Foal's suggestion about keeping a diary of practice notes here's my last weeks practice routine. It skips around time wise and also what I practice. The numbers represent the minutes I spent on the practice e.g. morn 30 mins etc. So 520 mins practice which is about 8.5 hour per wee...
by greghr
Mon Oct 14, 2013 3:09 pm
Forum: Learning, Charts, Tab, Study
Topic: How do you practice?
Replies: 40
Views: 13044

Re: How do you practice?

if you need any bass clef forms mailed up give us a yell Greg I practise less than I used to but I might practise better. Bass Nerd says it's taken 20 years to learn how to practice :lol: 1. Am I playing music? 2. Deep practice is the way forward 3. No scorn for mistakes, I am practicing. 4. Can I ...
by greghr
Sat Oct 12, 2013 6:10 pm
Forum: Learning, Charts, Tab, Study
Topic: How do you practice?
Replies: 40
Views: 13044

How do you practice?

Hi Fellow bass players. I've had a reasonably good look through the existing threads and not found anything specific to my question above. There is good information on 'What to practice' but I thought it might be fun to develop ideas about practice routines. It's always been something I've struggled...
by greghr
Thu Oct 10, 2013 8:07 am
Forum: Amps & Speaker
Topic: TC Electronics Class D Amplifiers
Replies: 13
Views: 5719

Re: TC Electronics Class D Amplifiers

Hi, I bought the TC Classic 450 from the guy in Taupo. Great condition, no buzzing or hissing. I tried it out with the Hartke Hydrive 4 x 10 cab (which i also bought) at Drew's shop and it sounded great, nice and clear, plenty of volume if that's what you want. But in my yet to be developed ears the...
by greghr
Tue Oct 08, 2013 6:05 pm
Forum: Amps & Speaker
Topic: TC Electronics Class D Amplifiers
Replies: 13
Views: 5719

Re: TC Electronics Class D Amplifiers

Drew at the Music Room was talking about 'headroom' also. From what I understand it's the ability for an amp and cab and guitar to cater for a dynamic range e.g. if you are playing quietly down low and then suddenly want to hit a high note with some volume, the amp can compensate for that transition...