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Forum: Bass Guitar Today, 12:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 172
Posted By Phil Starr
Wide leather strap, straplocks, tuner.

Wide leather strap, straplocks, tuner.
Forum: Bandleading 04-14-2014, 02:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 257
Posted By Phil Starr
Sorry Ronald but it's the boring advice, there...

Sorry Ronald but it's the boring advice, there just aren't any shortcuts. NO-one has them and there are plenty of people who will try and sell you 40 shortcuts, but they are only trying to take your...
Forum: Musician Talk 04-04-2014, 03:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 380
Posted By Phil Starr
Probably a bit left field, I play bass not...

Probably a bit left field, I play bass not guitar, but unless you are way ahead of me and playing a lot of jazz based stuff I'll risk looking stupid.

Even the most amazing sounding solos seem to be...
Forum: Bass Guitar 03-29-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 445
Posted By Phil Starr
just to back up previous comments. Your bass...

just to back up previous comments. Your bass isn't set up properly and your truss rod needs loosening. The neck should be very slightly bowed so that the strings clear the lower frets. You can stop...
Forum: Bass Guitar 03-28-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 375
Posted By Phil Starr
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GD7zXzkrdM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GD7zXzkrdM
Forum: Bass Guitar 03-28-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 375
Posted By Phil Starr
Sliide is possibly right and you need to get...

Sliide is possibly right and you need to get someone to check that out if you are not sure.

However adjusting your truss rod is something worth learning if you want to keep a good action and the...
Forum: Bandleading 03-20-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 543
Posted By Phil Starr
...

http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/columns/junkyard/sound_good_in_the_rehearsal_room.html

It might be worth recording your practice and listening to it back. A bit of objectivity is needed here....
Forum: UG Contribution 03-20-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 245
Posted By Phil Starr
You probably need more research. Paul Weller...

You probably need more research. Paul Weller didn't write Ghost Town and didn't really play reggae http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghost_Town_(song) If lyrics are held up to be good examples they really...
Forum: Bandleading 03-18-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 623
Posted By Phil Starr
It's always nice to win, but how important is it...

It's always nice to win, but how important is it to you. A school band competition isn't about making a career, it should be about having fun and letting as many students show off their talent as...
Forum: UG Contribution 03-18-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,753
Posted By Phil Starr
That's great news, I just want more accurate tabs...

That's great news, I just want more accurate tabs and an easy way of putting up some of the stuff I have. I don't share much at the moment because of the frustration of having something rejected for...
Forum: Bass Guitar 03-14-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 671
Posted By Phil Starr
Hi. There's as much mythology about bass...

Hi.

There's as much mythology about bass speakers as there is about guitar gear and the UK debate is being shaped by the claims of one or two manufacturers who post regularly on Basschat, the uk...
Forum: Bandleading 03-13-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 616
Posted By Phil Starr
You just can't treat people like that, and I...

You just can't treat people like that, and I think you know it.

If he's learning things quickly it is because he is working at it and taking it seriously. If there is no way ahead with you and him...
Forum: Bass Guitar 03-06-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 460
Posted By Phil Starr
Hey young man, I didn't start bass until I...

Hey young man, I didn't start bass until I reached 55. I'd nurdled around with a guitar as a teenager but hand't ever really learned anything. Now six years later I've been gigging for five years...
Forum: Bandleading 03-05-2014, 04:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 455
Posted By Phil Starr
The reality is that it is their band, do you want...

The reality is that it is their band, do you want to join them. You know they are a couple, what music they like and what they want to play. they know you and want you to join. they may break up and...
Forum: Bandleading 03-05-2014, 04:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 352
Posted By Phil Starr
When places close down there is usually a lot...

When places close down there is usually a lot going on and little of it good. In the UK (you don't say where you are) it usually starts with managers being sacked or walking out so no-one there may...
Forum: Bass Guitar 02-27-2014, 04:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 444
Posted By Phil Starr
This. There's nothing wrong with what you are...

This.

There's nothing wrong with what you are doing but you will never play in a band unless you take on the boring stuff.

My advice is to learn whole songs, not just the riffs. After six years...
Forum: Bass Guitar 02-23-2014, 04:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 665
Posted By Phil Starr
You can only get so far as a bassist without...

You can only get so far as a bassist without playing with other people. It just isn't a solo instrument.

That isn't to say you have reached that point yet, or there isn't a lot more to learn but you...
Forum: Bandleading 02-17-2014, 04:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 761
Posted By Phil Starr
I almost think you are worrying about this too...

I almost think you are worrying about this too much. At this stage of your development you just need to make music, so keep it simple.

A lot of bands learn new songs acoustically. You can all hear...
Forum: Bandleading 02-12-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 541
Posted By Phil Starr
Just relax and give it a try. I've played in a...

Just relax and give it a try. I've played in a band with a 16year old drummer and a 60 year old guitarist. It was fun.

Decent vocalists are quite hard to find so if you are any good they'll be glad...
Forum: Bandleading 02-07-2014, 03:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 889
Posted By Phil Starr
I think the two of us who have replied are very...

I think the two of us who have replied are very gently trying to tell you something and you haven't got it yet.

It is good to be ambitious but at the moment you are talking dreams and those are...
Forum: Bass Guitar 02-06-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 290
Posted By Phil Starr
Since you are based in the UK I'd go on the...

Since you are based in the UK I'd go on the basschat forum where there is a good selection of used gear in the ads section. You should have a decent choice of quite good gear for your money. Peavey...
Forum: Bandleading 02-06-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 889
Posted By Phil Starr
Beautiful heart tinging moods are down to you!...

Beautiful heart tinging moods are down to you! Help with the sound is in the stickies above.
Forum: Bandleading 02-06-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,566
Posted By Phil Starr
I've updated the setting up and soundchecking...

I've updated the setting up and soundchecking section for anyone following this.

If any one has any questions or comments it's be good to hear from you.
Forum: Bandleading 01-28-2014, 04:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 364
Posted By Phil Starr
Bands fall into roughly two distinct categories,...

Bands fall into roughly two distinct categories, those with a strong bandleader and those that are more of a joint effort. Bandleading is a distinct skill separate from creative ability. It works...
Forum: Bass Guitar 01-16-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 309
Posted By Phil Starr
I assume you can't afford a teacher and want to...

I assume you can't afford a teacher and want to teach yourself.

Get your self some books. I started with this http://www.halleonard.com/product/viewproduct.do?itemid=697289 and ended up buying the...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-09-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 185
Posted By Phil Starr
I'll remind people about the columns where there...

I'll remind people about the columns where there is lots of info. Try this http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/columns/gear_maintenance/matching_speakers_to_amps.html

I don't know what you are using this...
Forum: Bass Guitar 01-08-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 271
Posted By Phil Starr
yep it should read parallel not series in the...

yep it should read parallel not series in the first paragraph. Oops!
Forum: Bandleading 01-08-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 413
Posted By Phil Starr
You probably need to re-read the current posts....

You probably need to re-read the current posts. All the advice is here now.

You can't trust in house systems, some are good some not.

You will have problems hearing everything on stage so you need...
Forum: Bass Guitar 01-07-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 271
Posted By Phil Starr
Sorry this all sounds a bit negative but here is...

Sorry this all sounds a bit negative but here is the information you need.

First of all you need to check the impedance of your cabs, someone has probably been messing with the 4x10. It is quite...
Forum: Bandleading 01-07-2014, 04:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 413
Posted By Phil Starr
This isn't new but it is becoming more and more...

This isn't new but it is becoming more and more common, inevitable in this era when you can record high quality sounds so easily at home.

You'll need some discipline on stage though. You'd be amazed...
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