Bass


A history of me and the Bass Guitar (Part 5)


So I was pretty annoyed at Fender for putting their prices up – to put it nicely! I don’t know if you’ve ever done this; I’m not too fussy if I get a new instrument or a second hand one, so what I do is:

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A history of me and the Bass Guitar (Part 4)


Not knowing about different musical concepts (such as ‘space’) really bugged me. Here I was, this fairly experienced bass player, having supported some big bands and recorded at high profile studios, and yet I didn’t know basic things about music.

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A history of me and the Bass Guitar (Part 3)


So after a long battle with effects pedals and volume levels, I decided I’d let my playing do the talking and experiment with flashy techniques rather than effects – specifically two handed tapping…

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A history of me and the Bass Guitar (Part 2)


…okay, so where was I? Ah yes – it had been a few months and I’d been playing a few gigs for local schools and functions for my metal band, and I was still ages away from playing their favourite Maiden or Metallica songs, so I listened to Blink 182, Green Day and the likes – very good bands for getting into bass.

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A history of me and the Bass Guitar (Part 1)


I love the bass guitar – it’s a powerful instrument to play; the glue that holds the rhythm to the melodies, the heart and soul of the music. Have you ever tried to groove to one of your favourite dance tracks with the bass turned completely off? It’s horrible!

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