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Forum: Bass Guitar 06-19-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 398
Posted By OtamotPuhctek
Why would any builder do this? I can't imagine ...

Why would any builder do this? I can't imagine what was going through the head of the genius who though this up.
Jeeeez!
Forum: Bass Guitar 05-29-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 429
Posted By OtamotPuhctek
Early Santana. Easy changes, R/5 kinda stuff....

Early Santana. Easy changes, R/5 kinda stuff. Bass is way out front in the mix.

There are tone deaf people out there. I had a student once who described two notes as being "bong" and "bing". He...
Forum: Bass Guitar 04-15-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 325
Posted By OtamotPuhctek
Music gear is pretty personal. Gift Certificate.

Music gear is pretty personal.
Gift Certificate.
Forum: Bass Guitar 03-05-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 260
Posted By OtamotPuhctek
I have LaBella Tape Wounds on both my Takamine...

I have LaBella Tape Wounds on both my Takamine acoustics. They don't have the bright zing of bronze strings, and feel/sound really nice. Best price is at the Carvin site. They also last for...
Forum: Bass Guitar 02-22-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 734
Posted By OtamotPuhctek
Who said learning to play any instrument well...

Who said learning to play any instrument well will always be fun?

That being said... start learning the music, not just copying a bass part on a CD.
Victor Wooten has some fun technique videos that...
Forum: Bass Guitar 02-16-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 304
Posted By OtamotPuhctek
Damn. Forgot about Mothra. Given the choices,...

Damn. Forgot about Mothra.

Given the choices, JPJ. His playing inspired me when I was in high school.
Forum: Bass Guitar 02-14-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 2,662
Views: 39,061
Posted By OtamotPuhctek
Yes, The Hideous Sun Demon. Scariest movie I ever...

Yes, The Hideous Sun Demon. Scariest movie I ever saw; of course, I was only 8 years old. I lived in a closet for 5 months. Wouldn't go outside without a big dark umbrella with reflectors on top....
Forum: Bass Guitar 02-13-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 313
Posted By OtamotPuhctek
I regularly do 3+ hour gigs with a Takamine B10...

I regularly do 3+ hour gigs with a Takamine B10 with no issues. Clearly it's in the way you're holding the bass, or putting weight on your arm. Pics?
Forum: Bass Guitar 02-12-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 499
Views: 12,995
Posted By OtamotPuhctek
$200.00? Wow, been a while since I priced DB...

$200.00? Wow, been a while since I priced DB strings.
For jazz, ya can't go wrong with TI Spiros. However, from reading, they're notoriously scratchy under the bow.
Forum: Bass Guitar 02-11-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 499
Views: 12,995
Posted By OtamotPuhctek
I don't play my DB much these days as I've found...

I don't play my DB much these days as I've found a voice in a horizontal acoustic, but if I were to pull the Corelli 370's, I'd seriously consider LaBella 1170N or 1170T Tape Wounds. If LaBella's DB...
Forum: Bass Guitar 02-11-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 265
Posted By OtamotPuhctek
The G series also has a truss rod adjustment...

The G series also has a truss rod adjustment accessible through the sound hole. You may be able to pull the neck back a bit. If the string height is tolerable, leave it and play it; you'll get more...
Forum: Bass Guitar 01-12-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 526
Posted By OtamotPuhctek
Some isolated JE bass tracks...

Some isolated JE bass tracks here....
http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=who+bass+isolated&sm=1
Forum: Bass Guitar 12-15-2013, 08:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 588
Posted By OtamotPuhctek
Other options would be to swap the tuners with...

Other options would be to swap the tuners with light weight replacements. You can also try to counter balance with small weights.
Forum: Bass Guitar 11-27-2013, 07:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 207
Posted By OtamotPuhctek
Thing about jazz is, almost any tune will work....

Thing about jazz is, almost any tune will work. Google "beginner jazz tunes/standards", and find a melody that speaks to you. Chances are, you can find a chart for it online. Blues is probably the...
Forum: Bass Guitar 10-30-2013, 10:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 478
Posted By OtamotPuhctek
http://www.leftybassist.com/

http://www.leftybassist.com/
Forum: Bass Guitar 09-16-2013, 05:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 636
Posted By OtamotPuhctek
I wouldn't think so. For me, the powder is for my...

I wouldn't think so.
For me, the powder is for my palms and fingers; not finger tips.
Forum: Bass Guitar 09-15-2013, 05:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 636
Posted By OtamotPuhctek
Yep... baby powder. Ever go into a pool hall and...

Yep... baby powder.
Ever go into a pool hall and not see a powder dispenser? The powder allows the cue stick to glide through/across the bridge hand without sticking to the skin.
Forum: Bass Guitar 09-14-2013, 08:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 636
Posted By OtamotPuhctek
Baby powder. If you're naturally a heavy...

Baby powder.
If you're naturally a heavy sweater, wristbands may help.
Forum: Bass Guitar 08-21-2013, 04:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 708
Posted By OtamotPuhctek
Check out this book. I don't have it, but it's...

Check out this book. I don't have it, but it's gotten good reviews, and seems to be a well balanced and straight forward approach.

http://www.amazon.com/Walking-Bassics-Ed-Fuqua/dp/1883217504

My...
Forum: Bass Guitar 01-28-2013, 07:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 492
Posted By OtamotPuhctek
I'm not familiar with it, but check in with ABG...

I'm not familiar with it, but check in with ABG guys over at TB.
http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f8/acoustic-bass-fetish-club-part-2-a-665642/
Forum: Bass Guitar 01-27-2013, 12:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 393
Posted By OtamotPuhctek
There are no sides. There's only which voice...

There are no sides. There's only which voice speaks to you.
Forum: Bass Guitar 01-24-2013, 08:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 362
Posted By OtamotPuhctek
Check the windings. The LaBella Tapes will have...

Check the windings. The LaBella Tapes will have purple windings.
Forum: Bass Guitar 01-16-2013, 08:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 567
Posted By OtamotPuhctek
On the fingerboard, a couple inches up so my...

On the fingerboard, a couple inches up so my fingers are striking the strings about an inch up over the FB.
Forum: Bass Guitar 01-15-2013, 04:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,733
Posted By OtamotPuhctek
Quote: Originally Posted by John Swift The chord...

Quote:
Originally Posted by John Swift
The chord structure of a piece of music is more important than the scale.




It's all related.
Forum: Bass Guitar 01-07-2013, 03:55 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,681
Posted By OtamotPuhctek
They're all tools. Yes, some boarder on works of...

They're all tools.
Yes, some boarder on works of art, but unless you're hanging it on the wall for display, it's still a tool. If it feels right, sounds right, then it's relevant.
Forum: Bass Guitar 01-01-2013, 08:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 715
Posted By OtamotPuhctek
First, try a different cable.

First, try a different cable.
Forum: Bass Guitar 12-30-2012, 12:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 448
Posted By OtamotPuhctek
I posted these links a while back. Still a lot of...

I posted these links a while back. Still a lot of good reading.



http://www.accattatis.com/transcriptions_d.html

http://www.jazzeducationdatabase.co...&layout=default

http://www.lucaspickford.com/
Forum: Bass Guitar 12-09-2012, 02:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 279
Posted By OtamotPuhctek
Yes, you'll want to go with long scale....

Yes, you'll want to go with long scale. 34".
Nickel is softer than SS. I used XL 170's many years ago.
These days, I run tape wounds.
Forum: Bass Guitar 12-09-2012, 01:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 279
Posted By OtamotPuhctek
Strings are a personal thing. Some like rounds....

Strings are a personal thing. Some like rounds. Others prefer flats. No right or wrong.
A gift card to any net music gear site or local store will give your son the opportunity to choose for himself.
Forum: Bass Guitar 11-28-2012, 03:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 960
Posted By OtamotPuhctek
No disrespect, but if you have to ask... Kinda...

No disrespect, but if you have to ask...
Kinda like a rubber chicken.
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