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Forum: Bass Guitar 05-15-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,111
Posted By John Swift
If anyone doubts what is blues and what isn't...

If anyone doubts what is blues and what isn't just look up the late great BB King on You Tube.
Forum: Bass Guitar 05-05-2015, 04:52 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,111
Posted By John Swift
I did I had a great gig with my band.

I did I had a great gig with my band.
Forum: Bass Guitar 05-04-2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,111
Posted By John Swift
Nothing to do with Genre wars it's about an in...

Nothing to do with Genre wars it's about an in depth knowledge of the subject, you obviously don't know the difference between funk and blues, the actual difference is light years.
Forum: Bass Guitar 05-03-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,111
Posted By John Swift
Look on You Tube and listen to 'Little Willie...

Look on You Tube and listen to 'Little Willie John' (Need Your Love So Bad) now that is Blues and while you're learning listen to the varying Bassline.
Listen to John McVie on the same song once...
Forum: Bass Guitar 05-03-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,111
Posted By John Swift
Sorry that's not blues that's funk.

Sorry that's not blues that's funk.
Forum: Bass Guitar 05-02-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,111
Posted By John Swift
Blues like many other genres of music has been...

Blues like many other genres of music has been corrupted and hijacked.
I Have played in several so called Blues bands the only authentic one to me was the Delta Blues band this had more feel than the...
Forum: Bass Guitar 05-01-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,111
Posted By John Swift
Yes I studied music in London England 1967/8...

Yes I studied music in London England 1967/8 everything from popular music to heavy classics including a sell out concert at 'The Royal Festival Hall' The course was very intense 5 days per week 8am...
Forum: Bass Guitar 05-01-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,111
Posted By John Swift
Many songs, especially Blues songs have mood...

Many songs, especially Blues songs have mood changes, a good Bassist plays according to the mood change therefor making it more effective. playing against a mood change reduces the effectiveness of...
Forum: Bass Guitar 05-01-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,111
Posted By John Swift
Didn't know George Martin composed the Beatles...

Didn't know George Martin composed the Beatles songs, do you think he gets royalties.
Forum: Bass Guitar 04-30-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,111
Posted By John Swift
Arrow I've got a bloody good ear, that's why I've...

I've got a bloody good ear, that's why I've always been able to adapt to playing all the genres of music I've played, I've always been sought after, work came looking for me not the other way round.I...
Forum: Bass Guitar 04-29-2015, 10:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,199
Posted By John Swift
If you take tuition to learn theory you will...

If you take tuition to learn theory you will learn not to refer to intervals as steps
Tone Tone Semitone Tone Tone Tone Semitone.

Learning your intervals is very helpful, you'll learn how every...
Forum: Bass Guitar 04-29-2015, 10:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,111
Posted By John Swift
That is your opinion, I've never played scales in...

That is your opinion, I've never played scales in 52 years, I've always played to the chord structure.
I've played:-
Beat
Rock n roll
Big band (Miller etc)
Resident in a Jazz Club
Country
Rock...
Forum: Bass Guitar 04-26-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 349
Posted By John Swift
I use one rig, I also rehearse as does the rest...

I use one rig, I also rehearse as does the rest of the band with onstage backline.
The best Peavey Bass amp I've ever used was the MkIV Bass amp.
Forum: Bass Guitar 04-26-2015, 04:08 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,111
Posted By John Swift
Nothing worse than hearing a bassist playing the...

Nothing worse than hearing a bassist playing the same riff from start to finish.
Hold on, I stand corrected, there is, it's scales.
I use the chord structure and the mood which is what most of the...
Forum: Bass Guitar 04-25-2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 349
Posted By John Swift
150 watts will only give you a 10% increase in...

150 watts will only give you a 10% increase in acoustic output over a 75 watt amp.
The minimum I use is 300 watts no matter where I play, generally I use two powered cab on a big gig with no FOH.
Forum: Bass Guitar 04-24-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 645
Posted By John Swift
I've had :- 2x !963 Burns 6 string basses 1965...

I've had :-
2x !963 Burns 6 string basses
1965 Fender Jazz
Mexican Precision
Stingray V
G&L L2500 tribute
G&L L2500
Mexican Jazz Bass

All sold, I currently use a 219 far eastern Fender Jazz Bass...
Forum: Bass Guitar 04-24-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 349
Posted By John Swift
You'll struggle without front of house support.

You'll struggle without front of house support.
Forum: Bass Guitar 04-24-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 515
Posted By John Swift
One thing that helped me was having played guitar...

One thing that helped me was having played guitar I was familiar with chord structures, this is what I based my playing on back then and this is what I still do today.
Forum: Bass Guitar 01-23-2015, 06:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 729
Posted By John Swift
What amp have you got?

What amp have you got?
Forum: Bass Guitar 01-09-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 589
Posted By John Swift
I started way back doing what were called Doowops...

I started way back doing what were called Doowops in support of the main vocals so when Beatlemania broke out it was already there.
Forum: Bass Guitar 01-08-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 787
Posted By John Swift
Bass amps are usually higher in wattage as it...

Bass amps are usually higher in wattage as it takes more power to produce low frequencies also bass speakers are built differently.
At home at low levels for a short while but don't push it.
Forum: Bass Guitar 01-08-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 729
Posted By John Swift
Get a 5 string and move up 5 frets, easier on...

Get a 5 string and move up 5 frets, easier on your hands and your speakers.
Forum: Bass Guitar 01-08-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 399
Posted By John Swift
You don't need an expensive bass, I use for...

You don't need an expensive bass, I use for gigging a Squier Affinity 5 string.
Forum: Bass Guitar 01-08-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 589
Posted By John Swift
Sing along with the songs away from the mic,...

Sing along with the songs away from the mic, you'll soon develop it
Forum: Bass Guitar 05-27-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 516
Posted By John Swift
Doubt if a 9v battery could set your bass on...

Doubt if a 9v battery could set your bass on fire.
If you've done the simple things like turn it on and checked you leads/cords and it still doesn't work take it to a qualified engineer, electricity...
Forum: Bass Guitar 04-13-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,044
Posted By John Swift
Well I can only say as I find, also getting Line...

Well I can only say as I find, also getting Line 6 gear repaired in the past could be a lengthy process
Forum: Bass Guitar 04-12-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 691
Posted By John Swift
I'd learned chords playing rhythm in our 'beat...

I'd learned chords playing rhythm in our 'beat group' (that's what they called them back in the day), I picked up our rubbish bassists bass and thought this is easy so I sacked him and bought a bass...
Forum: Bass Guitar 04-12-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 614
Posted By John Swift
I've just had the truss rod on my relatively new...

I've just had the truss rod on my relatively new G&L L2500 replaced by John Shuker (UK).
It was locked solid and as John said it is "shit or bust" and as expected it snapped when he tried to force it...
Forum: Bass Guitar 04-12-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,044
Posted By John Swift
I had two 5 string Variax basses both of them...

I had two 5 string Variax basses both of them were faulty, they played well but they were unreliable so they were returned, if Line 6 brought out a reliable 5 string bass I'd have one tomorrow, our...
Forum: Bass Guitar 04-12-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 537
Posted By John Swift
Active basses do not generally mean active...

Active basses do not generally mean active pickups, the pickups are usually the same as a passive bass it is the circuitry under the cover that is active powered by, in most cases, a 9v battery.
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