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Forum: Bass Guitar 06-22-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 348
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: 260
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: 482
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: 204
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: 166
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: 200
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: 258
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: 159
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: 508
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: 374
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: 499
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: 965
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: 965
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: 965
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: 965
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...
Forum: Bass Guitar 05-04-2013, 09:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 504
Posted By VeloDog
It's doubtful that anyone has a P-Bass Jr. and a...

It's doubtful that anyone has a P-Bass Jr. and a full size Precision bridge just laying around to superimpose over your current bridge. At this point you just need to take a ruler or tape measure in...
Forum: Bass Guitar 02-22-2013, 07:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 969
Posted By VeloDog
It's completely do-able, but it makes no...

It's completely do-able, but it makes no financial sense whatsoever unless you just desperately need a project to dump money into.

For less than the cost of the components you will need you can buy...
Forum: Bass Guitar 07-20-2012, 07:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 468
Posted By VeloDog
"a cheap but good 1x15 cab that doesn't have...

"a cheap but good 1x15 cab that doesn't have a horn."

Hard to beat the Acoustic B115 cabs currently on sale for $140. They do have horns but they have also have a horn disable switch. One of my...
Forum: Bass Guitar 07-16-2012, 06:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 227
Posted By VeloDog
Just replace the jack. Use a Switchcraft brand...

Just replace the jack. Use a Switchcraft brand jack as a replacement. They're only a dollar or two more than the cheap Chinee jacks. If it is competently soldered then it should last a long time. ...
Forum: Bass Guitar 02-16-2012, 09:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 275
Posted By VeloDog
I went looking on some of the Aussie web sites...

I went looking on some of the Aussie web sites and found Squier VM Jazz basses in the AU $500 range, and Yamahas in the AU $350 range. The Epi's are admittedly a bit...
Forum: Bass Guitar 01-31-2012, 09:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 306
Posted By VeloDog
Well, if the TS is asking about one of the Squier...

Well, if the TS is asking about one of the Squier "Stop Dreaming" packs, they sell for $300.

If we assume $300 is the budget then the options are pretty limited. Of course, buying used gets you...
Forum: Bass Guitar 01-13-2012, 08:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 773
Posted By VeloDog
I'm an old geezer. Over the years I've built...

I'm an old geezer. Over the years I've built many cabs in the interest of getting exactly what I want and saving money at the same time. Never happened.

In order to build a cab from scratch that...
Forum: Bass Guitar 01-10-2012, 10:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 422
Posted By VeloDog
Ha! Well, there would have been no point in...

Ha! Well, there would have been no point in trying to negotiate a case when buying the Jag SS because Squier has not yet seen fit to produce a case (or gig bag) for this bass.

Everybody that owns...
Forum: Bass Guitar 12-01-2011, 09:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 329
Posted By VeloDog
I think you mean stacked controls. Danelectro...

I think you mean stacked controls. Danelectro uses them on the Longhorn. Two pickups with two stacked knobs. The large knobs control the individual volumes. The smaller inner knobs control the...
Forum: Bass Guitar 12-01-2011, 09:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 568
Posted By VeloDog
Personally, I think active vs. passive is a...

Personally, I think active vs. passive is a bigger decision issue than the finish.

Somebody correct me if I'm wrong, but IIRC the 374 has active pups and eq whereas the 270 is passive. Also, the...
Forum: Bass Guitar 11-13-2011, 09:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 622
Posted By VeloDog
The B200 has a 1/4" output jack for an...

The B200 has a 1/4" output jack for an additional cabinet. I often see used Acoustic B115 cabinets in the $125-$150 price range. Adding one of those is probably the cheapest and most effective way...
Forum: Bass Guitar 10-16-2011, 12:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 191
Posted By VeloDog
Just noticed that Musician's Friend currently has...

Just noticed that Musician's Friend currently has a 12% off deal going, but it's only good through end-of-day Monday, Oct. 17. Probably too short notice for you, but it's there nonetheless. You...
Forum: Bass Guitar 10-16-2011, 08:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 191
Posted By VeloDog
Overall, good advice from Graybass although it...

Overall, good advice from Graybass although it represents only one school of thought. His advice is valid, although there are several angles to approach this issue from. I represent a slightly...
Forum: Bass Guitar 10-02-2011, 05:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 222
Posted By VeloDog
www.studybass.com

www.studybass.com
Forum: Electric Guitar 09-23-2011, 01:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 730
Posted By VeloDog
P90's are great for hard rock riffs. They sound...

P90's are great for hard rock riffs. They sound much better when used in conjunction with tube amps though, IMHO. Lots of pros use 'em.

Personally, I think they sound best when you run them clean...
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