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Forum: Bass Guitar 04-22-2015, 03:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 305
Posted By Phil Starr
What a good question. There is a whole lot of...

What a good question.

There is a whole lot of complexity behind the answer, you may still be learning new things about scales for many years to come. There are many different scales, luckily in most...
Forum: Bandleading 03-05-2015, 05:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 464
Posted By Phil Starr
Alan is spot on about the time it takes, most...

Alan is spot on about the time it takes, most basnds exist on a weekly rehearsal or less once you are gigging regularly with extra rehearsals when learning a new set or a big gig is coming up.

His...
Forum: Bandleading 03-03-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 341
Posted By Phil Starr
Always run everything from a single socket if at...

Always run everything from a single socket if at all possible. It's actually safer. the reason for most shocks on stage is poor wiring in the building leading to at least one floating earth, that is...
Forum: Bandleading 02-26-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 371
Posted By Phil Starr
I'm with PaleoPete on this one. Don't take gigs...

I'm with PaleoPete on this one. Don't take gigs where you are the 'wrong' band. In the end it is demoralising, even covers bands need to play with conviction and need to seek out an audience that...
Forum: Bass Guitar 02-11-2015, 05:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 482
Posted By Phil Starr
The Hal Leonard books are generally pretty good,...

The Hal Leonard books are generally pretty good, Tabs tend to be accurate although sometimes simplified, which isn't a bad thing when you are new to an instrument. I started out with these:...
Forum: Bandleading 02-11-2015, 05:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 835
Posted By Phil Starr
Depends upon how you want to be viewed both by...

Depends upon how you want to be viewed both by fans and the people who are promoting the show. I'd say however anarchic you want your image to be you need to seem professional to everyone you work...
Forum: Bandleading 02-06-2015, 04:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 498
Posted By Phil Starr
Forgetting the music for a second, how about the...

Forgetting the music for a second, how about the logistics? Where are you going to play? who is going to be paying you and how will you pay the other musicians?

This is bandleading and as a...
Forum: Bass Guitar 02-03-2015, 04:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 469
Posted By Phil Starr
I don't know the brand as it isn't one that sells...

I don't know the brand as it isn't one that sells well over here. The problem with bass is that to make deep loud noises the speakers have to move back and forth a long way. All speakers have a...
Forum: Bass Guitar 02-03-2015, 04:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 592
Posted By Phil Starr
The answer is that you might get away with it...

The answer is that you might get away with it but only just. I'd say you need to generate a maximum of 120dB to match a drumkit, That might equate to 3db less if you take the 'totally clean' into...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-27-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 327
Posted By Phil Starr
OK if what you say about the speaker is true then...

OK if what you say about the speaker is true then there is no crossover in the cab. Unless they are a bad self build job then this means the horns are piezo horns, and the maximum power handling is...
Forum: Bandleading 01-26-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 463
Posted By Phil Starr
Mainly it sounds like you two need to talk. It...

Mainly it sounds like you two need to talk.

It is difficult to be in a band, the image in your head is of four people (or whatever) striving together with a common dream against the rest of the...
Forum: Bass Guitar 12-31-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 968
Posted By Phil Starr
You don't want to learn music theory if you don't...

You don't want to learn music theory if you don't want to know where the notes are. That's kind of the point. The theory stays the same whatever instrument or tuning you use and you can apply the...
Forum: Bandleading 12-31-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 825
Posted By Phil Starr
It's either insecurity or an ego problem. Singers...

It's either insecurity or an ego problem. Singers and lead guitarists probably have to have an ego to want to push to the front musically but I'd want to dig a bit further before signing up to...
Forum: Bass Guitar 12-23-2014, 03:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 775
Posted By Phil Starr
Maybe you ought to re read this. It sounds like...

Maybe you ought to re read this. It sounds like you are saying you don't know anything about music theory and don't want to learn. Or how to read music/tabs or even how to hold the bass. I can...
Forum: Bass Guitar 12-16-2014, 04:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 588
Posted By Phil Starr
I've a different experience, flats are easier on...

I've a different experience, flats are easier on the fingers. You've still got to hold them down onto the frets and that really doesn't change much but the smooth surface feels much nicer to me, they...
Forum: Bass Guitar 12-11-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 552
Posted By Phil Starr
I think the advice to buy second hand Fenders is...

I think the advice to buy second hand Fenders is excellent advice. I bought a barely used USA Highway 1 Jazz bass from Mansons in Exeter for 450. Since then I've picked up a Gibson Thunderbird on...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 12-04-2014, 04:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 290
Posted By Phil Starr
The capacitor is a simple crossover and the...

The capacitor is a simple crossover and the speaker was used as a tweeter, that may mean it has very little bass, though all sorts of speakers were drafted in for use in tht way in the 'good old...
Forum: Bass Guitar 11-10-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 713
Posted By Phil Starr
You don't need a 4x10. You only need to be able...

You don't need a 4x10.

You only need to be able to be a bit louder than the unamplified drums, then if the drums go through the PA so do you.

Modern speaker designs can be much louder than old...
Forum: Bass Guitar 11-04-2014, 04:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,560
Posted By Phil Starr
Where are you going to be playing? I'd think two...

Where are you going to be playing? I'd think two 4x10's is serious overkill for most UK venues!

I heard the TC rig with two 2x10's recently and it did sound very good, a nice tight focussed sound...
Forum: Bass Guitar 10-15-2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 259
Posted By Phil Starr
Leaving this a bit late aren't you? If you are...

Leaving this a bit late aren't you? If you are jamming it you ought to be able to do something from the chords, there's a 5* chord tab here...
Forum: Bandleading 10-08-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 404
Posted By Phil Starr
It's been done before. You've got to be seriously...

It's been done before. You've got to be seriously talented to carry more then a few songs with such a limited palette though.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=on8YXl6BDog
Forum: Bandleading 09-26-2014, 04:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 768
Posted By Phil Starr
We all make mistakes, and live music creates more...

We all make mistakes, and live music creates more opportunities than practice. Singing and playing alone keeps you busy enough, but now you have an audience and other band members to add to the...
Forum: Bass Guitar 09-11-2014, 03:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 307
Posted By Phil Starr
Good decision, just in case anyone else is...

Good decision, just in case anyone else is thinking of doing this you need to know that speakers are matched to cabs, and the mass of air in the cab has to be carefully calculated to get the best out...
Forum: Bandleading 09-10-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 281
Posted By Phil Starr
Depending upon how soft you want Ho Hey the...

Depending upon how soft you want Ho Hey the Lumineers, Bombay Bicycle Club might be worth a listen Counting Stars, One Republic works with two vocals though better with three. Look at adapting a...
Forum: Bass Guitar 08-03-2014, 04:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 631
Posted By Phil Starr
Depends upon the speakers. Top quality PA...

Depends upon the speakers. Top quality PA speakers should be specced to cover the whole frequency range but budget models often have drivers which are limited in excursion and could be damaged by the...
Forum: Bass Guitar 07-25-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 571
Posted By Phil Starr
Around those sort of prices you might want to...

Around those sort of prices you might want to look for something MIJ, there are some lovely things around. I also picked up a used but spotless Highway One (cheap MIA) bass for 500 which plays...
Forum: Bandleading 07-20-2014, 02:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 615
Posted By Phil Starr
You can make almost any combination of...

You can make almost any combination of instruments work but you are not going to sound like a band with a bass without a bass. Of course you can use fx to turn one of the guitars into a bass but this...
Forum: Bandleading 07-11-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 714
Posted By Phil Starr
Just talk to him. Most studios have a pair of...

Just talk to him. Most studios have a pair of 'crappy' speakers for just this purpose. They need the monitors to pick out the detail they need for mixing/eq etc. but know the recording won't be...
Forum: Bass Guitar 07-07-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 427
Posted By Phil Starr
There are clearly advantages to be gained by a...

There are clearly advantages to be gained by a midrange driver both in frequency response and dispersion but at both extra cost and build time. If this design proves successful I may add further...
Forum: Bass Guitar 07-06-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 427
Posted By Phil Starr
Pictures are on the Basschat thread more to come...

Pictures are on the Basschat thread more to come as it moves from the prototype to the finished article, we have a bit more testing to do first. I'll happily answer simple questions here but I'll...
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