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Discussion in 'Ace's BASS Place' started by bchaffin72, Sep 29, 2020.
Remember them? I have some!
I prefer using picks over my fingers. Granted I just started like a few weeks ago. But I just like the way it sounds with pick more than fingers.
Groove is in the heart...........................
Darn nice looking bass, love that color!
I'm leaning toward the American Performer, just can't decide the color - probably the 3 tone sunburst
Yea, they were great. I still have a couple. And back before I found a brand of stiff plastic picks I liked, I used to glue two thinner ones together.
Amen. For certain stuff using a pick on a PBass strung with LaBella Deep Talkin' Flats can be a religious experience in itself.
Missing is the all important "Bootsy Commandment".
Remember the ONE and keep it holy.
Not too long back, I digested an entire video on that one...............
Good video. Helpful for the beginner but he could have stopped it all just before he reached the 2:00 minute mark when he pointed out......
"It doesn't matter what else I play"
It's all about the ONE. That's the groove center. The trunk of the funk tree.
All the rest is just how we choose to decorate the tree and it pretty much holds true for most other genre as well except reggae. Then it's all about the TWO.
That is my favorite bass of all time. I had one. I regret having sold it.
Well, when it comes to funk grooves, I am such a beginner.....................
That actually sounds pretty awesome. Probably not physically easy to play.
If I was going to play bass, I'd get a Bass IV, I mean, it's got a whammy bar!
I had an opportunity to get on from a member here a few years back that I passed on. I still regret that...
I mean, how else do you get these sounds?
And always remember, the only guy that likes funk with everything is the bass player.
Now there's a statement that would be hard to challenge.
Funk to a bassist is like guitar solo to a guitarist or free form jazz to a horn player. There's only one hard fast rule. The rest is just meandering syncopation.
But I like blues and rock too and those have more "rules".
Been playing bass in a worship band for a long time. Just a few weeks ago I asked the long-time keyboard player to refrain from playing in my range. She looked at me funny and said, it's just these notes down here. Exactly. Those are the ones.
I played with a pick starting out, but after I learned I could sit in the groove better using my fingers I stopped that except for maybe one song that required it.
I like playing arpeggios and do play some high notes on occasion, and last week in practice I played an octave diad. But in the service, the energy was lower so I didn't do it there.
My drummer is number one beat keeper, and he is good at it. I try to match him.
I love whole notes especially at the beginning of the song. And half notes in the quiet parts.
I do thump and pop on occasion but not to excess.
My bass looks like the post above (@Handsome McClane), only it's a J not a PJ.
As for Number 7...
"The only time you should notice me is when I stop playing."
-Keith Ferguson, Fabulous Thunderbirds, may his soul rest in peace
Our bass player uses a pick
I like the color... matches my P-Bass.