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Forum: Bass Guitar 12-11-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 399
Posted By VeloDog
Looking at offerings from Thomann, your price...

Looking at offerings from Thomann, your price range does not allow for a new American Standard Precision or Jazz Bass. You are well within the price range for a new MIM standard bass (either...
Forum: Bass Guitar 12-11-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 317
Posted By VeloDog
It appears that Gibson is drastically revisiting...

It appears that Gibson is drastically revisiting its bass lineup. All the lower price stuff is gone. On Gibson's web site only the Thunderbird and SG bass are listed, both with significant price...
Forum: Bass Guitar 12-03-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 414
Posted By VeloDog
This is exactly how I became a bass player. We...

This is exactly how I became a bass player. We had 3 guitarists (myself included). When the bass player quit I decided I would take over. Three guitarists was a bit much anyway. There were more...
Forum: Bass Guitar 11-23-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 264
Posted By VeloDog
Nothing at all wrong with the EMG pickups other...

Nothing at all wrong with the EMG pickups other than I think they might be a bit brighter in tone than you will want. Hard to say for sure on that.

I replaced the P-pup in a stock Samick P/J with a...
Forum: Bass Guitar 11-13-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 230
Posted By VeloDog
I'm pretty sure the T14 has passive pickups, so...

I'm pretty sure the T14 has passive pickups, so there should be no battery to replace.

The fact that you've tried two different cables should remove them from the suspect list.

The hum test above...
Forum: Bass Guitar 11-11-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 740
Posted By VeloDog
Mostly preference. It's probably an...

Mostly preference. It's probably an over-simplification but in general I would say that picks allow for faster and more accurate playing while fingers allow for a better tonal palette. Again, this...
Forum: Bass Guitar 10-04-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 740
Posted By VeloDog
Yes. Typing too fast. County Antrim, Northern...

Yes. Typing too fast. County Antrim, Northern Ireland.
Forum: Bass Guitar 10-04-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 740
Posted By VeloDog
This Ibanez GSR200B is among the most often...

This Ibanez GSR200B is among the most often recommended starter basses. Decent quality, PJ pickups, and priced at 165 pounds including VAT and free shipping (where applicable). Worth a look in any...
Forum: Bass Guitar 10-03-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 415
Posted By VeloDog
Agreed. Ibanez offers very good value for the...

Agreed. Ibanez offers very good value for the dollar. My first bass was an Ibanez RD300 I bought at a pawn shop for $100 and included a gig bag. The Squier P-bass I suggested just happened to be...
Forum: Bass Guitar 10-03-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 415
Posted By VeloDog
The problem with your question is that you have...

The problem with your question is that you have no bass playing experience so you have no idea what bass rig is right for YOU. Asking a forum to recommend gear for you has limited value. By that I...
Forum: Bass Guitar 09-25-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 342
Posted By VeloDog
I have a copy of the Blue Book of Electric...

I have a copy of the Blue Book of Electric Guitars. I was downstairs looking up a bass value for myself and turned to the Epiphone section. Blue Book values are what you should expect to pay...
Forum: Bass Guitar 09-24-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 320
Posted By VeloDog
One decent combo option is the TC Electronics...

One decent combo option is the TC Electronics BG-250. It seems to be very close to what you're asking for, although you have numerous options. I have one as my grab 'n go amp. It's currently on...
Forum: Bass Guitar 09-10-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 256
Posted By VeloDog
Why do you want to swap speakers? Your answer...

Why do you want to swap speakers? Your answer may determine the best course of action.

For example, if the current speakers are blown or buzzing/rattling, then having them re-coned is the most cost...
Forum: Bass Guitar 09-06-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 301
Posted By VeloDog
I guess it's possible that you have a bad nut. I...

I guess it's possible that you have a bad nut. I have a Squier Jag shortscale and use exactly the string gauges you're using and they fit fine in the nut slots.

Worst case is to have a tech enlarge...
Forum: Bass Guitar 08-25-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 241
Posted By VeloDog
Allparts sells Wilkinson tuners individually that...

Allparts sells Wilkinson tuners individually that are allegedly Schaller copies. Sez they have a Schaller footprint anyway. They're $14 apiece, but I don't know that you'll find anything cheaper...
Forum: Bass Guitar 06-22-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 583
Posted By VeloDog
Most likely, your local Guitar Center or Sam Ash...

Most likely, your local Guitar Center or Sam Ash store would only give you about $100 for the Xaviere bass & case. Not a lot of name recognition there. Most inexpensive guitar/bass gear is worth...
Forum: Bass Guitar 06-02-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 308
Posted By VeloDog
I like the Squier line of basses but they take a...

I like the Squier line of basses but they take a huge depreciation hit if you buy one new. Look for a used one IMHO.

For the transitioning guitar player I think the Squier Jaguar Special Shortscale...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 05-30-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 539
Posted By VeloDog
Everyone will have a different opinion as to what...

Everyone will have a different opinion as to what you should build. I'm no different; I'd like you to build what I think would be the ideal Tele by baking out it's most undesirable features and...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 05-30-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 235
Posted By VeloDog
It's not a foregone conclusion but many, if not...

It's not a foregone conclusion but many, if not most, bass speakers won't physically fit into guitar cabs. If you look at bass cabinets they are usually much deeper than guitar cabs. So... you...
Forum: Bass Guitar 04-14-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 217
Posted By VeloDog
A friend and I are using the DigiTech Jam Man...

A friend and I are using the DigiTech Jam Man looper to record. He plays lead and rhythm guitar. I play drums, bass, and horns. With 35 minutes of record time and 99 tracks we can record 5...
Forum: Bass Guitar 03-26-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 269
Posted By VeloDog
Well, Ibanez is in the same league as Squier, and...

Well, Ibanez is in the same league as Squier, and is probably more easily found in Australia. Lots of people like Ibanez for their decent quality & sound, and they are noted for their thin necks...
Forum: Bass Guitar 03-04-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 315
Posted By VeloDog
Well, there's no absolute correct answer to that...

Well, there's no absolute correct answer to that question as strings brand/types are a very personal decision, so you likely will get varied opinions on the subject.

My opinion is that...
Forum: Bass Guitar 01-22-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 191
Posted By VeloDog
Ba dun dun dun dunun is not much to work with but...

Ba dun dun dun dunun is not much to work with but one song that has similar cadence with a bass line somewhat reminiscent of Low Rider is Rare Earth's version of I Just Want To Celebrate (Another Day...
Forum: Bass Guitar 12-01-2013, 09:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 617
Posted By VeloDog
Based on opinion, mostly. And, in my humble...

Based on opinion, mostly. And, in my humble opinion either will be fine for a beginner. However, I agree with Rooster that the Jag is a much better bass because:

The Jag has 2 bass pickups that...
Forum: Bass Guitar 10-28-2013, 05:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 400
Posted By VeloDog
IMHO the video below definitively answers this...

IMHO the video below definitively answers this question. Should be required watching for guitarists switching to bass...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZiDoCGrCRUw
Forum: Bass Guitar 09-23-2013, 08:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 590
Posted By VeloDog
Tam: My band has decided that they want to cover...

Tam:

My band has decided that they want to cover Black Velvet as well. When I listen to the song I'm thinking I hear both a synth bass and conventional bass played together.

Was just wondering...
Forum: Bass Guitar 06-10-2013, 11:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,134
Posted By VeloDog
Learn the ohms thing. It's not rocket science...

Learn the ohms thing. It's not rocket science and can save you from making a bad purchasing decision on down the line.
Forum: Bass Guitar 06-10-2013, 09:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,134
Posted By VeloDog
You're over-thinking this. With the Acoustic...

You're over-thinking this. With the Acoustic cabs you are looking at, regardless of whether you use the single 4x10 or it paired with the 1x15 the risk of speaker damage is low as the cabs in...
Forum: Bass Guitar 06-10-2013, 08:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,134
Posted By VeloDog
There won't really be a problem. To...

There won't really be a problem. To oversimplify, the higher the ohms rating (impedance) of the speakers the less power in watts the amp head will produce. The B800H head produces 550-600 watts if...
Forum: Bass Guitar 06-09-2013, 08:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,134
Posted By VeloDog
I don't know about "convincing" you. ...

I don't know about "convincing" you. There exists a plethora of good amps out there. So much of the decision is based on personal preferences. You'll find fanboys and naysayers for any amp/cab...
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