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anarkee
oh the horror!
Join date: Aug 2006
3,136 IQ
#721
Quote by FatalGear41
^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.
Ippon
Amped
Join date: Feb 2006
1,526 IQ
#722
Quote by Nutter_101
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!

Black Ox
Registered Abuser
Join date: Jan 2009
991 IQ
#723
Anyone know what kind of bass was used on Pink Floyd's "Hey You" ? If I ever get a fretless, I want that tone.
Dixi1801
Registered User
Join date: Aug 2012
32 IQ
#724
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
Sliide90027
Registered User
Join date: Oct 2012
368 IQ
#725
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.
erlando
Banned
Join date: Aug 2009
20 IQ
#726
Question for you bass players: Are you aware that you are all ******s?
fanapathy
B-Tuned
Join date: Jul 2010
1,983 IQ
#727
Question

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
Last edited by fanapathy at Dec 31, 2012,
GAPendragon
Fist Shaking Pony
Join date: Apr 2010
523 IQ
#729
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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Nutter_101
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Join date: Aug 2006
1,826 IQ
#730
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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Spaz91
RIP Terry
Join date: Mar 2008
6,280 IQ
#731
Quote by JAHellraiser
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.
FatalGear41
War Mastiff!!!
Join date: Oct 2009
1,381 IQ
#732
Quote by JAHellraiser
jeeze, half a year since anyones posted in here?


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?
"Drinking is a skill and should be recognized as such!"

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DAMNIT FATALGEAR YOU RUINED MUH FLOW!
GAPendragon
Fist Shaking Pony
Join date: Apr 2010
523 IQ
#733
Quote by Nutter_101
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.
Quote by FatalGear41
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.

Quote by Ziphoblat
I'd rather go at my hands with a hacksaw than play lead guitar, and I'm only slightly exaggerating.
Iwantastrat
Banned
Join date: May 2014
30 IQ
#735
Don't judge me at all, but why is the bridge on a Bass guitar further down than a regular electric Guitar?
luvs2gro
Ug's Zorak
Join date: Mar 2012
127 IQ
#737
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
I won't slave for beggars pay, likewise gold and jewels. But I would slave to learn the way, to sink your ship of fools.
FatalGear41
War Mastiff!!!
Join date: Oct 2009
1,381 IQ
#738
Quote by luvs2gro
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/by-subcategory/2-catalog/295-sr2000-bass
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Last edited by FatalGear41 at Feb 7, 2015,
luvs2gro
Ug's Zorak
Join date: Mar 2012
127 IQ
#739
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!
I won't slave for beggars pay, likewise gold and jewels. But I would slave to learn the way, to sink your ship of fools.
FatalGear41
War Mastiff!!!
Join date: Oct 2009
1,381 IQ
#740
Thou art welcome! It is the mission of the bass forum to help all who ask!
"Drinking is a skill and should be recognized as such!"

Quote by gregs1020
FatalGear41 knows the ways of the obscure. I hear it's just not with Gibsons. Beware, Halloween approaches...


Quote by Spaz91
DAMNIT FATALGEAR YOU RUINED MUH FLOW!
zorbo
Registered User
Join date: May 2015
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#741
totaly exellent! A lot of time and EFFORT went into this!! I know where to come for alot of questons I have ! You,ve anserwed a lot of my questions.ROCK ON!!
Spaz91
RIP Terry
Join date: Mar 2008
6,280 IQ
#743
A Zoom multi-effects pedal (or similar) is best for beginners as it has every effect you could want to sample (before you fork out for the real deal) as well as usually having a built in drum machine and a headphone-out socket.

They're pretty sturdy too, iirc. I ended up selling mine after about 5 years' constant use.

(One with a pedal built in is a plus too.)
Chockomonkey
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#744
edit: moved to own thread.
Last edited by Chockomonkey at Jun 9, 2016,
smb
Join date: Feb 2005
2,006 IQ
#745
Where's the forum plan thread gone

this is an outrage
Tostitos
caffeinated
Join date: Jan 2009
868 IQ
#746
Looking into what happened with that.
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Spector and Markbass
Dave_Mc
Chirp and Swirl
Join date: Mar 2005
2,967 IQ
#747
Quote by smb
Where's the forum plan thread gone

this is an outrage


lol

the new software's annoying me too, all the subscribed threads are all over the place, i can't hover any more, it doesn't mark the forums as read when i leave UG (and if I manually do it, next time I come back it seems to have forgotten) etc. etc.
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Last edited by Dave_Mc at Jun 20, 2016,
anarkee
oh the horror!
Join date: Aug 2006
3,136 IQ
#748
Tostitos we also lost the rant thread Very odd.

Again apologies for being a bit absent. UG got blocked at work and my personal life got a bit strange. I'll try to be a bit more active now that I can get on UG more often
Dave_Mc
Chirp and Swirl
Join date: Mar 2005
2,967 IQ
#749
the hover thing and the "mark as read" things seem to be fixed, so that's good.

Did those other threads actually disappear? I couldn't find the chat thread in G G&A- i had to ask for help to find it but if you look up your old posts you might be able to find it.
Quote by classicrocker01
Only on UG would I say I got engaged and bought a jet city and get congratulated on the amp


Tostitos
caffeinated
Join date: Jan 2009
868 IQ
#750
I'll dig up the links to the threads in question. They're still technically stuck, they're just mysteriously not showing up in the forum.
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Spector and Markbass
Tostitos
caffeinated
Join date: Jan 2009
868 IQ
#752
Sorry, that took a day longer than I thought. Got a little too schnockered at my friends wedding and had to spend today recovering from the hangover.

In any case, here's the links to the "missing" threads for the time being. If their visibility isn't something that can be remedied we'll get some new ones up soon.

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1659700&page=1&per-page=40
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1597389&page=1&per-page=40
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