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With the year winding down and the holiday music filling the air, here's that time honoured traditional

BASS RESOLUTION THREAD!!

So here's where you make all those bass related resolutions you may or may not do during the next year. Since Karl Marx said "The road to hell is paved with good intentions", lets get this party started!

My resolutions:

1. Get much better and comfortable with jazz improvisation on upright
2. Learn to play arco without sounding like Godzilla in pain.
3. Get the blues trio going in a serious way.
4. Get a real, honest to god, MIA Precision Bass.
#2
For 2012 - assuming the world doesn't end when the Mayan calendar runs out next December - I hereby resolve to:

1.) Start using vastly different scales than the ones I've been playing to death.
2.) Learn to tap, so that it doesn't sound like clickety-clack crap.
3.) Incorporate more chord voicings into the stuff I play.
4.) Learn more songs from beginning to end, rather than just the parts that interest me.

May we all achieve our goals. And if we fail, then may we commiserate together in the Bass Forum Virtual Bar. The first round will be on me.
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#3
My resolutions:

1. Get my stupid fat hands up to speed for soloing over fast chord changes.
2. Replace my current rig with the Aguilar Tonehammer 500 + 2x 1x12 cabinets.
3. Learn Donna Lee.
4. Play at Ronnie Scotts.
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#4
Ugh, let's try this again.

1. Get a 5 string. Seriously. Or at least a fretless bass.

2. Learn how to walk, it's a damn shame im in jazz band and I still can't improvise my own lines.

3. Get better at faster passages.

4. Learn how to properly do a full set-up.
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#5
1. Finally get a band that lasts more than 6 months without going all drama.

2. Upgrade my entire rig.
#6
Ok, hopefully I can actually make a dent in this this year.

1) Get a job. Then use said money to acquire a new bass, I need something to put rounds on. And it shall be either graphite-necked, fan fretted, or MIA Fender/EBMM.

2) Get more serious practice time in.

3) Try and get together with other musicians and jam more often then once every two months.
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#7
1. Spend no more £500 on gear.
2. Find a set of coated strings that I actually like.
3. Get into a decent sight reading regime.
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#8
my resolution for this coming year:

Start again. Completely break down my playing into it's most component forms analyse the shit out of them for flaws and start building up my playing again
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#9
My only resolutions so far are
1. Buy an Eden rig
2. Join a band

If that happens I'll be happy.
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#10
Imma try and keep it simple, so...

1. Buy a Jazz bass.
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Imma try and keep it simple, so...

1. Buy a Jazz bass.


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#12
1) Participate in more threads :P
2) Finish off my rig so it's gig-worthy
3) Get my license so I can actually find a band! (Everyone that lives in my general area likes terrible music, and the ones that don't are either too young or too lazy)
4) Finally get my custom bass and just use that
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#13
1-Sell off unused gear
2-Get into jazz again
3-Limiting slapping and popping
4-get basses setup and repaired
5-Get a rack for my basses
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#14
1.Get my grades so I can teach bass legally
2.Save up the dough for a rickenbacker
3.Rock the hell out as much as I can
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#15
re-learn some favourites I've forgotten
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#16
1) Get better at improvising fills.
2) Improve writing.
3) Find people to jam with.
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#17
1) Don't spend more time than I need to at boot camp, because I'm not gonna be playing any bass there.
2) Buy some quality Ampage. Something small. Markbass maybe.
3) Write more stuff.
4) Play so well at church that every sunday at 830 AM someone wishes I was back for purely instrumental reasons.
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#18
1. Get a head/cab rig.
2. Get around to lowering the action on my RBX270
3. Get into a gigging band and/or get my current band gigging
4. Improve slap/pop speed
5. Jam more with friends
6. Play some stuff other than metal and simple jazz lines.
7. Become comfortable with effects
#19
I forgot to do this last year but I'll do it this year.

Get comfortable (and good) at soloing.
Get a new bass perhaps? A 5 string would be nice.
Learn all the notes on the fretboard.
Maybe get an upright?
Write more songs (ok, it doesn't specifically apply to bass, but my bassline writing skills are somewhat lacking).

That's about all I've got.
#20
1. Start a band in the style I've been wanting to play for ages.
2. Purchase a KSD Jazz and get Nord Big Singles installed (This might be in the works shortly)
3. Need a Pitchblack or Polytune
4. Want a GK Neo 2x12 to get 500w out of the MB 500
5. Really break down my technique and rebuild by applying new theory knowledge.
6. Not selling my rig to buy a Markbass TTE

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#21
1) Join a band
2) Upgrade my rig (Warwick Corvette stand. into AmpegBa115 is current rig)
3) Improve Technique - Fingertips, Fingerpicking speed, accuracy. Tighten up my playing.
4) Continue being awesome. Disregard that, Forever alone/antisocial
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#22
pretty generic list I have.

(1) Start Practising more (im getting fired from my job on christmas eve so will have plenty of time to practice).
(2) Learn Every note on fretboard
(3) Clean up my playing
(4) Get new amp
#23
1) Continue to improve Time and Sound.
2) Play more gigs, preferably less shitty ones.
3) Continue to listen to great songs and be influenced by those songs.
4) Get more pairs of cool boots to rock out in.
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#24
1. Nail my technique on upright
2. Find a new set of notes to walk over Bmaj(7) since i do the same thing almost every single time
3. Get more gigs
4. Get better at everything
#25
1. finish my custom bass (although I should have that finished by 2012)
2. Get more songs down enough to do covers
3. Post said covers so I can get more critiques and become better.
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#26
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My resolutions:

1. Get my stupid fat hands up to speed for soloing over fast chord changes.
2. Replace my current rig with the Aguilar Tonehammer 500 + 2x 1x12 cabinets.
3. Learn Donna Lee.
4. Play at Ronnie Scotts.


Lol, bass and soloing don't go together (now comes the person who posts a vid of someone soloing on bass)

That's the guitarist in me speaking......I don't even know why I look in the bass forum.....I barely play my bass.

So I'm not spamming, here's my resolution:
1) Play my bass more
2) Stop playing root notes for every improv
3) Learn chords
4) Learn to slap

I have sort of an unrelated question but it's not important enough to have its own thread: How often do you guys get past the 10th fret (on any string) during improvs? Granted, I'm a pretty bad bassist, I can't seem to get out of the first 5 frets or a "scale box"
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Lol, bass and soloing don't go together (now comes the person who posts a vid of someone soloing on bass)

That's the guitarist in me speaking......I don't even know why I look in the bass forum.....I barely play my bass.

So I'm not spamming, here's my resolution:
1) Play my bass more
2) Stop playing root notes for every improv
3) Learn chords
4) Learn to slap

I have sort of an unrelated question but it's not important enough to have its own thread: How often do you guys get past the 10th fret (on any string) during improvs? Granted, I'm a pretty bad bassist, I can't seem to get out of the first 5 frets or a "scale box"


I normally play the notes past the 10th fret for build ups and for unlazy octaves. I do most of my improv there. I suggest learning the notes of every fret so that you can utilize the higher ones. (Well, it IS simple, 3rd fret of E string is the same as the 15th fret of the same string. Think of it like the 12th fret of each string is the same as the Open note of the string, so the 13th = 1st, 14th = 2nd, so on and so forth)

1) Get into my dream University so that my parents would reward me with a Fender Jazz
2) Get my band off their asses and start playing gigs again (Hopefully outside of school)
3) Save enough money to buy "proper" recording gear
4) Overall, improve bass playing
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#28
1. Some new, thick strings, probably ernie ball.
2. Get comfortable with D and Eb tuning
3. Sabbath
Smoke 'em 'til ya die.
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I have sort of an unrelated question but it's not important enough to have its own thread: How often do you guys get past the 10th fret (on any string) during improvs? Granted, I'm a pretty bad bassist, I can't seem to get out of the first 5 frets or a "scale box"

A lot. it's all style though. I never see another church bassist flick out the triple octave walks I always do, which I always found odd. It adds a lot to the feel of the song as long as you don't emphasize to the point of overpowering the words.

They get annoyed when you do that.

But, if you wanted to try that, don't view it as leaving the box. Make the box bigger till it takes the whole fretboard.
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Either get my cab fixed, or upgrade to a new one. (4x10 cab right now)
New head(Mine's old and doesn't always like to work)
Get a tuner pedal, and maybe a new bass od.
Find a band that doesn't just want to play in drop G or F#
Oh and maybe get a new 4 string, if I get the money.
#32
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#33
Get some bigger gigs and work on my phrasing with more melodic lines.

Those are really the only two things i want/need.
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#34
1) Practice plenty enough so that I wont sound like a guitarist posing as a bass player anymore.
2) Find a band.
3) Get a proper amp.
4) Practice three-finger picking, because no matter how hard I try, I am not, and will never be, Steve Harris.
#35
1. Not get in a situation where a crappy room mate screws me over, causing me to sell off 80% of my bass gear and get super jaded about playing music.
2. Get stoked on playing again.
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With the year winding down and the holiday music filling the air, here's that time honoured traditional

BASS RESOLUTION THREAD!!

So here's where you make all those bass related resolutions you may or may not do during the next year. Since Karl Marx said "The road to hell is paved with good intentions", lets get this party started!

My resolutions:

1. Get much better and comfortable with jazz improvisation on upright
2. Learn to play arco without sounding like Godzilla in pain.
3. Get the blues trio going in a serious way.
4. Get a real, honest to god, MIA Precision Bass.


None of these happened. in conclusion.

1. I got a bit better but then i stabbed my hand with a steak knife and I haven''t played upright in almost 2 months
2. Lets just not go there.
3. The blues trio became five member rock / R & B cover band.
4. Fate would see this differently. I got a real, honest to god...MIA Fender Jazz instead. And with a daughter starting Temple U in Jan, I don't think a Precision is in my future.
#37
Start playing again, personal reasons have stopped me playing properly for about a year. Missed it a lot.
#38
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Ok, hopefully I can actually make a dent in this this year.

1) Get a job. Then use said money to acquire a new bass, I need something to put rounds on. And it shall be either graphite-necked, fan fretted, or MIA Fender/EBMM.

2) Get more serious practice time in.

3) Try and get together with other musicians and jam more often then once every two months.

Well that didn't go over quite the way I planned.

1. Got a new job, sold one bass and bought two new ones but neither one is any of those things.

2. My projects turned into a huge time suck and I probably practiced less then ever before.

3. Spent more time with musician friends, but at the bar instead of being musically productive.
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1. Get a head/cab rig.
2. Get around to lowering the action on my RBX270
3. Get into a gigging band and/or get my current band gigging
4. Improve slap/pop speed
5. Jam more with friends
6. Play some stuff other than metal and simple jazz lines.
7. Become comfortable with effects


1. Decided that although I was GASing over it, I didn't need it and ended up with a combo.
2. Did that, want to try some more though
3. Just got into one with a gig lined up in February and another in March with some studio time in January. So I just missed it
4. Yup, still not where I want it to be though.
5. Sorta, I've done a little more but not much. I'm also not sure whether it counts because my friends that I've just started with are actually my bandmates for the soon-to-be-gigging band.
6. A little more classic rock, and some punk pop thanks to said new band.
7. Yes, I have finally got my head around my BP355 and have some amazing tones coming from it.
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