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Forum: Bass Guitar 07-27-2015, 09:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 365
Posted By OtamotPuhctek
As a beginning jazz player, more than likely,...

As a beginning jazz player, more than likely, your bass parts will be written out. Start learning to read standard bass clef notation, no chart will be written in TAB.
Forum: Bass Guitar 05-24-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 550
Posted By OtamotPuhctek
Yeah... all 227,407 of them. :rolleyes:

Yeah... all 227,407 of them. :rolleyes:
Forum: Bass Guitar 04-29-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,041
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: 37
Views: 2,092
Posted By OtamotPuhctek
...

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: 903
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: 18
Views: 1,041
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: 1,159
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: 344
Views: 22,256
Posted By OtamotPuhctek
Right on!

Right on!
Forum: Bass Guitar 12-19-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 344
Views: 22,256
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: 502
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: 627
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: 627
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: 591
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: 831
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: 687
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: 432
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: 394
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: 922
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: 434
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: 3,825
Views: 82,298
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: 490
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: 14,145
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: 14,145
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: 500
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: 734
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: 767
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: 283
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: 592
Posted By OtamotPuhctek
http://www.leftybassist.com/

http://www.leftybassist.com/
Forum: Bass Guitar 09-16-2013, 05:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 916
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: 916
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.
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