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Forum: Bass Guitar 04-29-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 606
Posted By OtamotPuhctek
Really? You thought those lines were painted...

Really? You thought those lines were painted on?

It's a manufacturing cost thing.
Forum: Bass Guitar 04-10-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,046
Posted By OtamotPuhctek
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WHAAAT?!!


http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r309/b10bass/2186110-danny_partridge_2_zpsaam2dxn2.jpg (http://s147.photobucket.com/user/b10bass/media/2186110-danny_partridge_2_zpsaam2dxn2.jpg.html)
Forum: Bass Guitar 02-27-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 774
Posted By OtamotPuhctek
Always a good idea to walk the mile in another...

Always a good idea to walk the mile in another persons shoes
That way, when you do judge or criticize them, you're a mile away... and you have their shoes!

OP, find a good teacher.

FWIW, I've been...
Forum: Bass Guitar 02-13-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 606
Posted By OtamotPuhctek
^^^ My .02 would be to go entry level, $200-$300...

^^^
My .02 would be to go entry level, $200-$300 to start. A lot of players don't take to fretless, so best not to be out of too much coin if it sits in the closet, or gets sold.

Rounds on rosewood...
Forum: Bass Guitar 12-22-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 989
Posted By OtamotPuhctek
Yeah, once in a while.... it's referred to as...

Yeah, once in a while.... it's referred to as "Floor Lamp".
Forum: Bass Guitar 12-20-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 14,233
Posted By OtamotPuhctek
Right on!

Right on!
Forum: Bass Guitar 12-19-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 14,233
Posted By OtamotPuhctek
Nothing's going to change. Gather your gear and...

Nothing's going to change.
Gather your gear and walk.
Life's to short.

Hope I'm wrong!
Forum: Bass Guitar 10-21-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 452
Posted By OtamotPuhctek
> Two octave scales, in all 12 keys (around...

> Two octave scales, in all 12 keys (around the circle), in all 7 modes.
> Finger exercise given to me by my cello teacher many years ago...
1424, 1424, 1424, 1424 X 2
1434, 1434, 1434, 1434...
Forum: Bass Guitar 10-17-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 566
Posted By OtamotPuhctek
Take a listen to the original Heavy Weather...

Take a listen to the original Heavy Weather recording. Much nicer tone IMO.
There are transcriptions of this tune on the net.
Forum: Bass Guitar 10-11-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 566
Posted By OtamotPuhctek
Looks like a blank plank. Make sure the side...

Looks like a blank plank. Make sure the side markers are positioned correctly.
Forum: Bass Guitar 10-03-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 508
Posted By OtamotPuhctek
I can't help with the gear issue, but to...

I can't help with the gear issue, but to budget....
Musiciansfriend used to have a partnership of sorts with Talkbass, where TB members could get an additional 15-20% off gear purchases. I never used...
Forum: Bass Guitar 06-19-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 691
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: 591
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: 408
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: 354
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: 864
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: 393
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: 3,598
Views: 65,723
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: 459
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: 501
Views: 13,912
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: 501
Views: 13,912
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: 453
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: 663
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: 702
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: 256
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: 554
Posted By OtamotPuhctek
http://www.leftybassist.com/

http://www.leftybassist.com/
Forum: Bass Guitar 09-16-2013, 05:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 860
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: 860
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: 860
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: 797
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...
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