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Old 06-18-2012, 09:23 AM   #721
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^It probably deserves its own thread. There are a few knowledgeable sages on this forum who can help you with an upright. Just remember: the price of the bass is only the beginning. $75.00 to $110.00 for a set of strings; transducer or bridge piezo pickups; cases the size of Noah's Ark and the labor costs for a good setup by a tech who knows what he or she is doing...it all adds up.


My better half calls mine the 200 USD money pit My upright was a student loaner that I got for under 2K. I still had to replace the bridge, sound post, tail pin and plan the fretboard. And good strings actually get into the 200 USD range. It sounds great now but I've got at least as much into the bass as what I paid for it. A good soft case will run you at least 100 bucks and yes, its the size of a body bag for a large man.
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Old 06-18-2012, 09:59 PM   #722
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To be honest, we're really moving away from the era of needing an 8x10 to be heard. It's actually pretty inefficient in design in terms of sound and weight.

If I were you, I'd look at a couple of 4x10s or maybe even a pair of 2x12/2x10s which you stack vertically. Lighter, and they'll probably sound nicer as well.

Having said that, I've used Hartke 8x10's in the past and they've been nice. Pretty bright, but you can dial that down and get a pretty good rock sound from them.

Depends on what you're looking for from it!

Also, TimeOut London described my band as a "Budding bluesy, all-gal rock 'n' roll outfit". There is so much wrong with that sentence I don't know where to begin!

Ahh. Thanks!

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Old 07-15-2012, 08:08 PM   #723
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Anyone know what kind of bass was used on Pink Floyd's "Hey You" ? If I ever get a fretless, I want that tone.
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Old 09-04-2012, 12:39 PM   #724
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Just a post to say thanks for such a great thread!

Thanks to this, I'm looking at getting a Peavey Millennium for my first bass at xmas, would have had no idea it existed if I'd not read this thread!

Thanks again OP
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Old 10-10-2012, 03:41 PM   #725
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Wow, a Bass Forum that actually acknowledges that Wood effects Tone.

Ahhhhhh!

No liitle girls with cute exotic wood boutique basses with butterfiles who think wood has nothing to do with anything, only the cute shape and label.

Makes me feel warm fuzzy all over.
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:03 AM   #726
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Old 12-31-2012, 04:41 PM   #727
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I am transcribing a song and became pretty sure that during the main riff, they are hammering the fifth and not the typical root. It's a simple very heavy riff with power chords. However, when I put that into the score it sounds somewhat terrible and not right

I know that root or playing with octaves of it or otherwise using intervals shortly works well but this is the first time I've encountered something like this. I also have a question if guitar power chords don't really work on bass (I have trouble hearing low pitch especially chords), and I have to ask here because I don't have a bass so I could try and make sense of it.

So essentially I mean, does playing the 5ths of melodies not work (I mean the second note of what would be a chord for those who don't know what I mean) or is it just guitar pro that sucks?
I hope that made sense I am drinking, happy new year cheers

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Old 06-25-2013, 12:06 AM   #728
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jeeze, half a year since anyones posted in here?
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Old 06-25-2013, 10:34 AM   #729
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Well here's a new question for you all, six months later.

At some point in the next year or so, I am going to need a bigger amplifier for live playing. But I don't have a whole lot of space, and the chances are that it will need to be stored upstairs too, though I'm trying to make room downstairs just in case. Is there any kind of equipment that will work and be heard in a live setting and not either weigh a ton or be larger than my bed?

I mostly play rock. - Hard/ classic/bluesy/southern. But I'm also starting to branch out into mellower stuff and there might be an opportunity to join my church band in the near(ish) future. Budget is adjustable, I can save up if I need to. I haven't set any aside for it yet because honestly I know next to nothing about them. Most of my GAS is for Basses themselves.
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Old 06-25-2013, 11:37 AM   #730
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If you want volume, depending on your location you want to look at either fEARful cabinets or Barefaced (in the UK). They're expensive, but super loud if you have an amp that can supply the beans.

With regards to amplification, anything 500W+ is good. For lightweight, check out Markbass, Genz Benz, the new Warwick LWA 1000, or TC Electronic.

My personal preference is the Warwick amp, 1000W at 4Ohms, two independent channels, and it looks damn sexy.

Of course, the issue with light weight and high volume is high price!
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Old 06-25-2013, 12:53 PM   #731
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jeeze, half a year since anyones posted in here?

We are all just super drunk. All the time.

Seriously though I might write a new FAQ myself because I have the time.
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Old 06-25-2013, 05:26 PM   #732
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Well; here's a question: Why is it that you never hear of a bassist serial killer? Between egomaniacal singers and egomaniacal guitarists, you'd think we'd be naturals at it.

Is it just the liquor?
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Old 06-26-2013, 12:18 PM   #733
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If you want volume, depending on your location you want to look at either fEARful cabinets or Barefaced (in the UK). They're expensive, but super loud if you have an amp that can supply the beans.

With regards to amplification, anything 500W+ is good. For lightweight, check out Markbass, Genz Benz, the new Warwick LWA 1000, or TC Electronic.

My personal preference is the Warwick amp, 1000W at 4Ohms, two independent channels, and it looks damn sexy.

Of course, the issue with light weight and high volume is high price!


Thanks, I'll take a look at them. I don't have a set deadline , so I have time to save if needed. And I don't mind spending a little more if it saves my spine.
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Old 12-07-2013, 08:07 PM   #734
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Old 06-17-2014, 02:31 PM   #735
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Call me a noob, but...

Don't judge me at all, but why is the bridge on a Bass guitar further down than a regular electric Guitar?
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Old 06-17-2014, 03:59 PM   #736
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To increase the scale length without making the neck stupidly long.
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Old 02-06-2015, 05:21 PM   #737
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Hello everyone, I made a thread for this question, but deleted it because I decided this is the best place to ask. Basically, my intonation is off, when i fret the 12th fret, the note is sharp when the open string is in tune.

From what I understand, I should be able to fix this by moving back the saddles. I tried that, but even when I move the saddles back as far as they can go the note at the 12th fret is not changed at all and remains about 1/4 step too sharp. How can I fix this issue??

I need my bass to be in tune all along the neck
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Old 02-06-2015, 08:08 PM   #738
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Hello everyone, I made a thread for this question, but deleted it because I decided this is the best place to ask. Basically, my intonation is off, when i fret the 12th fret, the note is sharp when the open string is in tune.

From what I understand, I should be able to fix this by moving back the saddles. I tried that, but even when I move the saddles back as far as they can go the note at the 12th fret is not changed at all and remains about 1/4 step too sharp. How can I fix this issue??

I need my bass to be in tune all along the neck


This problem is not at all uncommon to electric basses. Fear not; for all is not lost.

First, what kind of bass do you have? Some basses (Ibanez makes a lot like this) utilize bridges with very little room for saddle adjustment. This is often the culprit for the problem you describe.

If it is, then there is an easy fix - but you do have to shell out a few bucks for a new set of strings.

What you do is, you buy a set of Tapered Bass Strings. These are strings that have a "bare wire" end on the wound strings. They look like this:



These allow for more precise intonation settings. Put a set of these Tapered Core Bass Strings on your bass and adjust the intonation. You will be surprised how easy it is to to it with these strings.

Now, what if you decide that you do not like Tapered Core Bass Strings? No problem. When it comes time to change the strings again, you just go back to your old style of strings. But then the intonation will be off, you say! Actually; no. It won't. It will still be spot-on. How is this possible? I have no idea, but I have done it to enough basses with short-travel bridge saddles to know that it works.

Most string manufacturers make Tapered Core Bass Strings. I recommend the Dean Markley SR2000 Tapered Core Bass Strings:

http://www.deanmarkley.com/products...295-sr2000-bass
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Old 02-06-2015, 09:27 PM   #739
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Oh wow that's pretty awesome! My bass is a Peavey Grind BXP, Doesn't seem to be a while lot of room for saddle adjustment on it but I really don't know a lot about the bass instrument. I will pick up some strings tomorrow. I'm glad it wasn't a major problem or anything. Thank you so much!
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