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#1
BEHOLD!! a battle of the champions, where 4 strings can be greater than 16, or vice versa, where the new players and the pros clash, where it is no longer what is perfect, but what is hip.

so be your inner Rocco Prestia ( ), your inner Jaco, your Flea, your P-Nut. be the bass.

so, this is an elimination challenge, you all record a 90 second to 3 minute bassline for each performance. you can use a few backing tracks, but showcase your bass, not the other instruments. try to keep a minimum, I'm not setting a limit (last time it was 2) but stay very very bass oriented, if my cheap computer speakers completely dock out your bass, I will ask you to change it. no covers- original work.

any questions, just post.

ENTRY IS NOW CLOSED

if you are low on ideas, I'll give you an ordinary item to write about. it will be placed in italics next to your name.

if a mod wants to help lead this competition, post in this post.

list as of now:
slap-a-bass
goest
mutant corn

beast within
c3powil
ouch needles
flea jr 1412
Banned
kiss my bass
ryker24
nutter 101

giaco(he likes to rock-o)
ZaccB. chocolate
PluckUcheese

Micehorns
failedstagedive
musicmanstinger
banned
twowheels
IndianRockStar
6stringbassshred


http://groups.ultimate-guitar.com/basswarsv/
the above link is for competitors to receive any needed info about the competition.

ok, you are up against the people who share a color with you.

this is 1vs1vs1 to ensure this round you will be facing at least 1 opponent, however, in the case of a drop out, you will receive an off the book 10 day ban, do not take it personally.
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Last edited by the humanity at Feb 9, 2009,
#4
Quote by Captain Insano
Did we even finish Bass Wars IV: A New Hope?

I thought everyone gave up and deemed the idea unworkable?

might as well try, I have an idea...
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HUMANITY WHATS WRONG WITH YOU.


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http://www.myspace.com/rustingbloom
#7
I'll play along. Count me in.
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#8
Out of curiosity, how long do we have to submit our tracks? My 5-string is out-of-service at the moment, and it'd be nice to have it. Its recorded tone is just awesome.
Nope, no sig here.
#9
Quote by Mutant Corn
Out of curiosity, how long do we have to submit our tracks? My 5-string is out-of-service at the moment, and it'd be nice to have it. Its recorded tone is just awesome.

at the very least 2 weeks, probably longer.
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I wouldn't call what we have here on the Bass Forum a mentality. It's more like the sharing part of an AA meeting.

Quote by Jason Jillard
HUMANITY WHATS WRONG WITH YOU.


Warwick Fortress>>Acoustic AB50

http://www.myspace.com/rustingbloom
#10
Quote by Mutant Corn
Out of curiosity, how long do we have to submit our tracks? My 5-string is out-of-service at the moment, and it'd be nice to have it. Its recorded tone is just awesome.


And so it begins...

I love how every few months someone tries this with the new crop of semi-regular bass forums patrons whilst the regulars sit on their heels laughing their asses off.

You have my best wishes, and sincerest sympathy Humidor.
#11
I'm In!


Finally a new bass wars!
...it was bright as the sun, but with ten times the heat
#12
Quote by jazz_rock_feel
And so it begins...

I love how every few months someone tries this with the new crop of semi-regular bass forums patrons whilst the regulars sit on their heels laughing their asses off.

You have my best wishes, and sincerest sympathy Humidor.

I might as well. I have some ideas that may or may not work.
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I wouldn't call what we have here on the Bass Forum a mentality. It's more like the sharing part of an AA meeting.

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HUMANITY WHATS WRONG WITH YOU.


Warwick Fortress>>Acoustic AB50

http://www.myspace.com/rustingbloom
#13
I will next year, ill hopefully haveb a working sound card, and be able to play bass, so its all good.
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#14
Sign me up, I'll trying and get my recording stuff to work.

The first post wasn't particularly clear, are we allowed overdubs of our bass or is it just you bass and a backing track consisting of instruments like drums or guitar?
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Last edited by fleajr_1412 at Jan 23, 2009,
#15
I'd enter but:
A) I can't record.
B) I can't write basslines.
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#16
Quote by jazz_rock_feel
semi-regular




I spend more time here than a lot of you guys do...why'd you quote me for that?


I've got another question about the competition...what if the backing tracks are also played on a bass, but aren't played like a bass? I'm thinking of doing "rhythm guitar" and percussion with my A/E bass. Does it still have to be set back in the mix?
Nope, no sig here.
Last edited by Mutant Corn at Jan 23, 2009,
#17
Bass wars is like communism. It looks so damn good on paper, but somehow never is implemented successfully.
#18
I'll sign up, I'm not very good but hey, it'll be fun eh?
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#20
If I sign up, will I just win again?
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#22
Quote by Nutter_101
If I sign up, will I just win again?


One day, i might put you in your place, but for the mo' YA!!!!
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Fender MIA jazz bass
Hora Hybrid double bass
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Ev 606L
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#23
Quote by jazz_rock_feel
And so it begins...

I love how every few months someone tries this with the new crop of semi-regular bass forums patrons whilst the regulars sit on their heels laughing their asses off.

You have my best wishes, and sincerest sympathy Humidor.


i've been thinking the exact same thing but have yet to find a way of saying that won't make me come off as an arse
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Dan

Don't stop being you <3


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I think after this relentless adding for the last 10 mins, that Dan is the coolest looking. Goddamn welsh people and my great etc etc etc etc etc granddad is welsh.
#24
Quote by skater dan0
i've been thinking the exact same thing but have yet to find a way of saying that won't make me come off as an arse

why not?

we all know you're an arse anyway
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I wouldn't call what we have here on the Bass Forum a mentality. It's more like the sharing part of an AA meeting.

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HUMANITY WHATS WRONG WITH YOU.


Warwick Fortress>>Acoustic AB50

http://www.myspace.com/rustingbloom
#25
Quote by the humanity
why not?

we all know you're an arse anyway


you're right there.

step right up!

place your bets!

how long will this bass wars last?

i got 3:1 on it not lasting past the first round!

10:1 on it getting into the quarter finals!

step right up!
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Dan

Don't stop being you <3


Quote by fatgoogle
I think after this relentless adding for the last 10 mins, that Dan is the coolest looking. Goddamn welsh people and my great etc etc etc etc etc granddad is welsh.
#26
wait was there even a Bass Wars I-III? Or are you just gonna do that after Bass Wars VI? But hey since we are in Bass Wars V I just gotta say it:
Luke... Your bass was made by your father.


NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
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thank you for stoping this RIDICULOUS argument.
and standing on the side of truth.
but your princess is in another castle
#27
Quote by infinitybass
wait was there even a Bass Wars I-III? Or are you just gonna do that after Bass Wars VI? But hey since we are in Bass Wars V I just gotta say it:
Luke... Your bass was made by your father.


NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!


Bass Wars V: This Contest Fails Bad
#28
Quote by Captain Insano
Bass Wars V: This Contest Fails Bad

it hasn't started yet. lol

I'm telling you I have ideas.
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I wouldn't call what we have here on the Bass Forum a mentality. It's more like the sharing part of an AA meeting.

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HUMANITY WHATS WRONG WITH YOU.


Warwick Fortress>>Acoustic AB50

http://www.myspace.com/rustingbloom
#29
Sign me Up.

I'll give it a shot.

so 3 minute Max?

and we have to show off our Bass writing abilities?

sweetness
"Whats that noise??"

"... Jazz"
#30
Quote by ZaccB
Sign me Up.

I'll give it a shot.

so 3 minute Max?

and we have to show off our Bass writing abilities?

sweetness

exactly.

though you get a theme limit because I know you'll blow the competition away.

all your songs must be composed about chocolate.
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I wouldn't call what we have here on the Bass Forum a mentality. It's more like the sharing part of an AA meeting.

Quote by Jason Jillard
HUMANITY WHATS WRONG WITH YOU.


Warwick Fortress>>Acoustic AB50

http://www.myspace.com/rustingbloom
#31
Quote by the humanity
exactly.

though you get a theme limit because I know you'll blow the competition away.

all your songs must be composed about chocolate.


I have to write Music about Chocolate?

What if i choose not to have lyrics.

Am I THAT good I have to have a... delicious Handicap?

and you spelt my name wrong. Both my Screen name and my real Name

its ZaccB

ZaCC not Zack. gah!
"Whats that noise??"

"... Jazz"
#32
Quote by ZaccB
I have to write Music about Chocolate?

What if i choose not to have lyrics.

Am I THAT good I have to have a... delicious Handicap?

and you spelt my name wrong. Both my Screen name and my real Name

its ZaccB

ZaCC not Zack. gah!

hmmm...

I'll take off the k and replace it, if you don't tell the others, I'll remove your handicap.

as an apology.
Quote by FatalGear41
I wouldn't call what we have here on the Bass Forum a mentality. It's more like the sharing part of an AA meeting.

Quote by Jason Jillard
HUMANITY WHATS WRONG WITH YOU.


Warwick Fortress>>Acoustic AB50

http://www.myspace.com/rustingbloom
#33
Dammit! Im almost finished with my electric/fretless acoustic duet....but my recording equipment is broken really, it is...

Meh, Bass Wars VI is mine.
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That's because you're a 13 year old who only focuses on guitars. I bet most people can't tell the difference between your voice and your mother's.
#34
Quote by CBurtonIsKing
Dammit! Im almost finished with my electric/fretless acoustic duet....but my recording equipment is broken really, it is...

Meh, Bass Wars VI is mine.

see, I'm losing them already because I removed your chocolate handicap Zacc B.
Quote by FatalGear41
I wouldn't call what we have here on the Bass Forum a mentality. It's more like the sharing part of an AA meeting.

Quote by Jason Jillard
HUMANITY WHATS WRONG WITH YOU.


Warwick Fortress>>Acoustic AB50

http://www.myspace.com/rustingbloom
#35
Quote by the humanity
hmmm...

I'll take off the k and replace it, if you don't tell the others, I'll remove your handicap.

as an apology.


Apology accepted.

alot of people get it wrong alot.

I shout at them...

so, I can choose ANY genre to write this Bassline for?

and does it have to show Skill or Writing ability?

Or a healthy combo of both?
"Whats that noise??"

"... Jazz"
#36
it is put in a poll, so whatever you think is most impressive.
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I wouldn't call what we have here on the Bass Forum a mentality. It's more like the sharing part of an AA meeting.

Quote by Jason Jillard
HUMANITY WHATS WRONG WITH YOU.


Warwick Fortress>>Acoustic AB50

http://www.myspace.com/rustingbloom
#37
OK, I'm writing it about Chocolate!!

Put that in the first post, I have a chocolate handicap.
"Whats that noise??"

"... Jazz"
#38
Quote by ZaccB
OK, I'm writing it about Chocolate!!

Put that in the first post, I have a chocolate handicap.

hmm.

I'll give anyone with a lack of inspiration a food item or other to write about I guess
Quote by FatalGear41
I wouldn't call what we have here on the Bass Forum a mentality. It's more like the sharing part of an AA meeting.

Quote by Jason Jillard
HUMANITY WHATS WRONG WITH YOU.


Warwick Fortress>>Acoustic AB50

http://www.myspace.com/rustingbloom
#39
I Wanna Join! I Have Recording Software As Well, So Im In Woopdedoooooo
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#40
Is this going to happen? It's a great idea, but it seems people just don't have the time for it . If it's going ahead, put me down as a reserved spot. I need to buy a working bass first.....