#1
Ok guys, 2012 is coming to an end and once again we survived the world's end (I'm only 23, and i think i survived 4 or 5 of these...), so it's time for the new and shinny

BASS RESOLUTION THREAD (2013 version)

For myself:
1) Develop my slap technique so i coul use my thumb,1, 2 and 3 fingers for plucking. Also introduce myself to thumbing (or thumping)
2) Get along with tapping.
3) Most importantly, improve my writting for bass.
4) A custom 5er would be nice. I'd be satisfied with a BTB though
5) Play lots of gigs with my band

For the Forum:
1) Mods. Make them appear
2) Drinks. Drink 'em
3) More Bass Porn.
4) More UROTM and that kind of stuff threads.
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When you break a bass string, that snapping sound is the sound of six dollars going down the crapper.



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#2
I'm intending to learn more theory, play a little more regularly and finally get a recording finished and posted for the learn-something-new-in-a-month challenge in the pit.
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Bassists don't hover on the forum day and night like guitarists. We've got lives to lead, music to play and whiskey to drink.

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I'd rather go at my hands with a hacksaw than play lead guitar, and I'm only slightly exaggerating.
#3
get into tech music school for bass performance.
play a load of gigs last minute to improve my on the spot playing.
learn tracks from chord sheets rather than tab and eventually completely by ear.
be able to know what my hands are playing in terms of intervals etc, i can do it on a fretboard but i have no idea how or why it works - when it does.
learn how to use punctuation better in my posts.
get an amp setup that is gigable.
fulfill last years resolutions.
DONT RISK IT, BUY A BASS AMP
#5
Fix my damned tapping, it was good until I didn't do any for most of the year and now it's awful again.
Find the "perfect tone" for the band I'm currently in.
figure out how to solder without breaking the iron every 6 months so I can make my own leads.
Get started in making some effects pedals/rack effects.
#6
1. Get back into playing more upright
2. Play more gigs.
3. Learn to play slap bass properly.
#7
1.Try to sell off all my gear.
2.Spend more time with my basses instead of guitars.
3.Learn how to repair double basses.
4.Find a better place to buy my strings.
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#8
Learn how to tap properly
Go cut down a tree for my Piccolo bass build I wanna start
Make a whamola for kicks and giggles
Work on my 16th note finger style funk
Get a new amp
#9
Quote by dark Mass
1.Try to sell off all my gear.
2.Spend more time with my basses instead of guitars.
3.Learn how to repair double basses.
4.Find a better place to buy my strings.

I'd like to get one of your basses! i don't know if the shipping to the other side of the world would still make it more expensive than buying things here!
Quote by FatalGear41
When you break a bass string, that snapping sound is the sound of six dollars going down the crapper.



Sterling Ray 35
Hartke Ha3500 head - Gallien Krueger 212MBE cab
Tech 21 VT Bass
Zoom b2
#10
Quote by Sudaka
I'd like to get one of your basses! i don't know if the shipping to the other side of the world would still make it more expensive than buying things here!

I wonder how one these would look in Argentina?

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#11
1. Sell my 6-string fretless
2. Fix up my Silvertone
3. Buy another Silvertone solely for a de-fretting project
4. Actually start playing bass again
5. Use the forums regularly enough for people to remember who I am
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Could be, but the most important thing to remember is that it wasn't your fault, even if it was.
#12
1. Suck significantly less
2. Get a fretless
3. Get a permanent bass. I've gone through 3 in the past 4 months >.>
Legion!
Original 1969 Fender Jazzmaster
Jackson JS32R Dinky "Curry"
ESP/LTD SN-1000
Jackson Stars Kelly "Aiko"
Ormsby SX6 prototype
Dingwall NG-2 "Kimmy"
MiM Fender Jazz Bass "Pancho"
EVH 5153
#13
For me:

1. Actually play the bass.

EDIT: And so I did!
...it was bright as the sun, but with ten times the heat
Last edited by c3powil at Dec 29, 2012,
#14
1. Perfect "Come On, Come Over."
2. Play "Teen Town."
3. Fumble "Donna Lee."
4. Assemble an UROTM-worthy rig.
5. Get a 1st.
Wood doesn't affect tone. Grow up.
#15
1. Learn one of my bassoon pieces on Bass.
2. Get a Funk monster 5 string.
3. Perfect my double slapping.
Strauss!
"I am hitting my head against the walls, but the walls are giving way." - Gustav Mahler.

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absolutely what will said

Yay, my first compliment!
#16
Quote by dark Mass
I wonder how one these would look in Argentina?


It would look fine enough. We get high quality fenders, but ridiciously overpriced related to USA, Europe, and even Asian markets...
Quote by FatalGear41
When you break a bass string, that snapping sound is the sound of six dollars going down the crapper.



Sterling Ray 35
Hartke Ha3500 head - Gallien Krueger 212MBE cab
Tech 21 VT Bass
Zoom b2
#17
Quote by Sudaka
It would look fine enough. We get high quality fenders, but ridiciously overpriced related to USA, Europe, and even Asian markets...

How much so?
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#19
1. Finish the two builds I've got sitting at work and use my massive piece of Spanish cedar for something awesome too.
2. Make money for playing.
3. I'm going to get my five string Streamer Stage II this year, has to be pre-2000, Ovangkol necks don't do it for me.

Probably more to come.
Basses:
Fender Precision Bass
Fender Jazz Bass
1967 Fender Coronado Bass II
Warwick Star Bass
Squier Precision Bass TB
#20
1. Play more bass. More free time next year should = more bass.
2. Pick up a bass related odds and ends.
3. Less GAS, please for the love of god less GAS. I don't have the money for more.
Composite Aficionado


Spector and Markbass
#22
Quote by Black Ox
become famous

LOL... Some people might think this is a controversial statement, but i do agree with you!
Quote by FatalGear41
When you break a bass string, that snapping sound is the sound of six dollars going down the crapper.



Sterling Ray 35
Hartke Ha3500 head - Gallien Krueger 212MBE cab
Tech 21 VT Bass
Zoom b2
#23
I'm planning to hopefully get a new bass with active PU's...depends how money is though.
#25
Finally purchase and set up my new rig, instead of just talking about it!
DARK_MATTER, Instrumental Post-Metal from Ireland


Bass:
Ibanez BTB 405QM
Ashdown PM600 - Peavey TVX 4x10
Russian Big Muff

Guitar:
Fender Jim Root sig
'99 Stagemaster 7-string
Yamaha F310
Hughes & Kettner Warp 7 w/4x12
#26
a hard one ...

1. improve my playing
2. try more basses to find the perfect one
3. try bass with active PUs
4. find a band with similar taste in music
5. learn to read sheet music instead just tabs
6. make my own custom handmade bass
7. try a 5-string
8. jam more
#27
Some of mine are the same as others

1: Play more bass
2: Save up and get a better amp
3: Save up and get a short scale bass for my stubby fingers
4: Get good enough to either start a band or get into one

I think that about covers it.
#28
Play a cannibal corpse song before the year is out.
Right hand tapping chords ( > )
learn the theoretical side of jazz bass (modes ECT)
LeakyFlask
You know what would be really sweet? Having a beautiful bird inlaid around the first fret, taking a majestic dump with airborne droppings around the 5th, 7th, 9th frets and so on, with a graceful impact around the 22nd-24th.