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PostSubject: My (Early) Christmas Present   Wed Dec 23, 2009 12:43 pm

http://www.azola.com/sys-tmpl/bugbass/

I got one of these yesterday from a guy off Craigslist. Because I kind of already knew I was getting it and because we're leaving the day after Christmas, my parents said I can have it early. Such a nice bass. Those pics don't really do it justice.

As usual, my laziness is getting the better of me and so I'll post pics and clips whenever I get around to it.
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PostSubject: Re: My (Early) Christmas Present   Wed Dec 23, 2009 1:21 pm

Nice one, real nice!

I went to my local store to buy an electric upright today too, but it had sold, not all bad news though, I got to put one on order, in my finish choice instead, so I'll have a metallic black one in January.


You getting a bow?
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PostSubject: Re: My (Early) Christmas Present   Wed Dec 23, 2009 2:46 pm

Darkstrike wrote:
You getting a bow?

I might. I don't have much use for one, but it would be cool.
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PostSubject: Re: My (Early) Christmas Present   Wed Dec 23, 2009 3:00 pm

That looks great! And please post clips/pics sometime in the future, I'd love to hear what it sounds like. I was thinking of delving into the upright world myself. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: My (Early) Christmas Present   Wed Dec 23, 2009 3:09 pm

Kugelspot wrote:
Darkstrike wrote:
You getting a bow?

I might. I don't have much use for one, but it would be cool.

"it would be cool" sounds like plenty of use, or reason, to me! Laughing

I heard a guy with a pizeo equipped to his upright play with a bow and distortion, was intense.
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PostSubject: Re: My (Early) Christmas Present   Wed Dec 23, 2009 3:40 pm

Darkstrike wrote:
"it would be cool" sounds like plenty of use, or reason, to me! Laughing

Ya. So true. Actually I don't have a really good reason for starting upright. There's no one player who really inspired me, or a genre of music where I'd need an upright that I'm getting into. I just felt like it

Oh, that and a couple friends of mine have been trying to get me to learn upright for that last like 2 years

Darkstrike wrote:
I heard a guy with a pizeo equipped to his upright play with a bow and distortion, was intense.

I've tried a few effects pedals with my EUB already. Namely, a Phase 90 and the SFT. the phaser was ok, but the SFT sounded horrible. Both would probably sound really cool with a bow though. I saw a guy on Youtube run a cello with a piezo pup through a Big Muff. I can't find it again for some reason but it was really cool.

Actually, it might be really cool to play a bowed upright through a bass heavy muff, like the Earthbound Supercollider

EDIT: The guy who sold it to me (who was driving up from LA so he delivered it to my house, which is good, because he lives in Sonoma, about 2 hours away) saw I had Digitech Whammy pedal, and wanted to know what it sounded like with bass, and I showed him on the upright, so I've used it with that too. It didn't really sound any different than on an electric.

EDIT 2: I still can't find that cello+muff video, but heres one of a guy playing Iron man on cello with distortion and a flanger
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PostSubject: Re: My (Early) Christmas Present   Wed Dec 23, 2009 4:28 pm

Some crazy stuff, indeed, not suprised that when you got into extreme effects, like the Whammy, that it sounded just like a BG.
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PostSubject: Re: My (Early) Christmas Present   Sat Dec 26, 2009 12:32 am

OK, so the reason I'm usually so lazy about taking pics of new things is that while I have a great camera, I wasn't really able to use it because for some reason it did not come with a USB cord. My brother's printer has a built in card reader, but its really annoying to set all that up and it only worked with certain memory cards anyway. So I had to resort to using the built in camera on my computer. This is unwieldy, has no flash, and isn't very good, so it takes forever to get usuable shots.

Luckily, I got a card reader for Christmas, so I was able to take and upload pics of the upright in about 5 minutes:



Look at the flame!

This bass has definitely seen a lot of use

Theres only 2 controls, volume and tone. The newest version seems to have a 3 band EQ, and looks a lot nicer and is supposed to sound much more like and acoustic than the original. But hey, this bass cost about half as much as a new Bugbass II, so I'm not complaining


Also, I'm now able to access a bunch of pics of my Spector (pre trem, unfortunately). So here's some eye candy






I can post some more pics of it with the trem, if you guys want. Not much point though, IMO
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PostSubject: Re: My (Early) Christmas Present   Sat Dec 26, 2009 1:29 am

Sexy stuff.
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PostSubject: Re: My (Early) Christmas Present   Sat Dec 26, 2009 12:03 pm

Nice score, KS! Really nice! And the dings are just character marks IMHO. Wink

Sound clips, Bro! We need sound clips!

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PostSubject: Re: My (Early) Christmas Present   Sat Dec 26, 2009 12:05 pm

Wow dude...that upright looks cool, but that Spector is just a jaw-dropper!
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PostSubject: Re: My (Early) Christmas Present   Mon Dec 28, 2009 1:59 pm

I also like the spector, but the upright is eye catching, and if I actually would use one, I'd probably get one just for the difference..

but alas, I'll never find a use for one beyond noodling with the type of stuff I need to do weekly Sad
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PostSubject: Re: My (Early) Christmas Present   Mon Dec 28, 2009 8:09 pm

Hey! Nice, really nice! how is the action? i want a ub/eub but all the ub basses I've ever played always have high action... so thats my only question, thx dude!
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PostSubject: Re: My (Early) Christmas Present   Sun Jan 03, 2010 6:38 pm

Have any of you guys ever seen cellonator do eruption on an electric cello?

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PostSubject: Re: My (Early) Christmas Present   Sun Jan 03, 2010 7:55 pm

That is absolutely sick and twisted! Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: My (Early) Christmas Present   Mon Jan 04, 2010 1:17 am

EricHaven wrote:
That is absolutely sick and twisted! Laughing

he's got a hell of a right arm to tremolo bow the second section.
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PostSubject: Re: My (Early) Christmas Present   Tue Jan 05, 2010 7:34 pm

Nice pics, now all we need is sounds clips! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: My (Early) Christmas Present   Tue Jan 05, 2010 11:29 pm

big_mits wrote:
Nice pics, now all we need is sounds clips! Very Happy

Quoted for truth!
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PostSubject: Re: My (Early) Christmas Present   Wed Jan 06, 2010 12:29 am

big_mits wrote:
Nice pics, now all we need is sounds clips! Very Happy

Clips are on their way, and I mean it this time. I've recorded part of it, I just need to do more. I can't play any more today though, Its way too late. I'll finish tomorrow or thursday, probably
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PostSubject: Re: My (Early) Christmas Present   Wed Jan 06, 2010 1:10 am

Kugelspot wrote:
big_mits wrote:
Nice pics, now all we need is sounds clips! Very Happy

Clips are on their way, and I mean it this time. I've recorded part of it, I just need to do more. I can't play any more today though, Its way too late. I'll finish tomorrow or thursday, probably


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PostSubject: Re: My (Early) Christmas Present   Wed Jan 06, 2010 7:50 pm

OK guys, finally made some sound clips. Sloppy playing, as usual.

http://www.soundclick.com/bands/page_songInfo.cfm?bandID=1019854&songID=8577573
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PostSubject: Re: My (Early) Christmas Present   Wed Jan 06, 2010 8:45 pm

I recognize a couple of those songs Wink Nice work KS, sounds great!
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PostSubject: Re: My (Early) Christmas Present   Wed Jan 06, 2010 10:01 pm

5/4 ftw
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PostSubject: Re: My (Early) Christmas Present   Thu Jan 07, 2010 5:17 pm

That thing sounds awesome, KS! Nice score! Wink

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