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PostSubject: Mark White!   Thu Mar 11, 2010 6:08 pm

Mr. Mark as I know him (yes I know him personally... kinda, I've met him and taken a lesson from him) and I was watching the old Spin Doctors videos and some of them he has a jazz style bass with a black trem. WHat is the bass and trem?

Thanks.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d43U0OeWg3Q
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PostSubject: Re: Mark White!   Fri Mar 12, 2010 1:32 am

Excellent call, T! Mark White is severely underated for his bass playing abilities, and I always thought the Spin Doctors were a talented group.

I just sent Mark a message asking him about his bass and trem. I'll let you know what I find out. Wink But I think we can make educated guesses from the following pictures. This bass looks like it could be an Ibanez with a Kahler:



This bass looks like a Fender, also with a Kahler:



It looks like Mark has fitted his trem arms with some sort of black tip, and I've seen other players do this to their trem arms before.

By the way Kiddies, look closely at the Kahlers, especially on the Fender. Notice the countersinking? Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Mark White!   Fri Mar 12, 2010 6:10 am

more lefty players huh? Smile

and I only noticed that countersink AFTER you said it. I first noticed the bar was in the opposite hole between both pics....
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PostSubject: Re: Mark White!   Fri Mar 12, 2010 6:17 am

yeah its an ibanez ATK with a black kahler like eric said
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PostSubject: Re: Mark White!   Fri Mar 12, 2010 2:32 pm

Very cool!

Mark now plays a rasta style musicman stingray (looks just like the atk). Next I see him I'll ask about the atk, jazzes, and the trems.
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PostSubject: Re: Mark White!   Fri Mar 12, 2010 2:36 pm

Oh and another thing I see when I see him play up close.

He slaps but his thumb never gets 2 inches away from the strings. He has an amazing tone and plays really really fast... we should all learn from him! Razz

I'm not going to ask him about me getting a trem cause last time I took a lesson he treated me like I had just started. Most likely because of my age and not seeing me actually seeing me play. I prolly will but later... I'm afraid he slam it down and tell me to focus on my playing (which I prolly should Very Happy haha)
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PostSubject: Re: Mark White!   Fri Mar 12, 2010 5:45 pm

I like the Ibanez Roadster tuners on that ATK. Those are some weird mods.

A countersunk trem...a countersunk trem...my kingdom for a countersunk trem! Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Mark White!   Sat Mar 13, 2010 12:28 am

T. Gunn wrote:
I'm not going to ask him about me getting a trem cause last time I took a lesson he treated me like I had just started. Most likely because of my age and not seeing me actually seeing me play.

think of what you just said Tom......

first it's " last time I took a lesson from him", and then it's "he never heard me play"
Has anyone ever seen you play on TB, Twitter/youtube/facebook/myspace, OR xxxporn.com?

not that I know of Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Mark White!   Sat Mar 13, 2010 1:23 am

I think I like this one better:

T. Gunn wrote:
....and not seeing me actually seeing me play.

Laughing

Just kidding with you, T! I often don't make sense myself! Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Mark White!   Sat Mar 13, 2010 4:46 am

EricHaven wrote:

Just kidding with you, T! I often don't make sense myself! Wink

it's actually the majority of the time Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Mark White!   Sat Mar 13, 2010 11:28 am

amimbari wrote:
T. Gunn wrote:
I'm not going to ask him about me getting a trem cause last time I took a lesson he treated me like I had just started. Most likely because of my age and not seeing me actually seeing me play.

think of what you just said Tom......

first it's " last time I took a lesson from him", and then it's "he never heard me play"
Has anyone ever seen you play on TB, Twitter/youtube/facebook/myspace, OR xxxporn.com?

not that I know of Smile
Actually, I've seen Tommy play a few times.
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PostSubject: Re: Mark White!   Sun Mar 14, 2010 8:47 am

Well I meant like I didn't get any time to show off/mess around to show him where I was in my playing.


And Dark... you've seen me be a complete failure, which I always am. Actually I am going to get a vid of me playing another Hendrix tune with my tapewounds before I have to send em off. I'm trading J my tapes for his chromes. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Mark White!   Sun Apr 04, 2010 7:50 am

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PostSubject: Re: Mark White!   Fri Jun 10, 2011 10:23 am

T. Gunn wrote:
Oh and another thing I see when I see him play up close.

He slaps but his thumb never gets 2 inches away from the strings. He has an amazing tone and plays really really fast... we should all learn from him! Razz

I'm not going to ask him about me getting a trem cause last time I took a lesson he treated me like I had just started. Most likely because of my age and not seeing me actually seeing me play. I prolly will but later... I'm afraid he slam it down and tell me to focus on my playing (which I prolly should Very Happy haha)

Gun!!! You have to got to be kidding!! You better stop typing on here so much and get back to practicing. Age has nothing to do with it, I already know a 15 year old that kicks *** on the bass. PRACTICE!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Mark White!   Fri Jun 10, 2011 10:49 am

Hey Mark! Welcome to BTF!!! cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Mark White!   Fri Jun 10, 2011 10:52 am

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Hey Mark! Welcome to BTF!!! cheers

Thanks!!! Nice to see a whole sit devoted to bass whammies.
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PostSubject: Re: Mark White!   Fri Jun 10, 2011 11:04 am

haha Tommy hasn't posted in here for a l.o.n.g time.
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PostSubject: Re: Mark White!   Fri Jun 10, 2011 11:07 am

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haha Tommy hasn't posted in here for a l.o.n.g time.

I was just teaching him a month ago and he had to drop out again. I keep telling him he needs to practice more. It's like a no brainer. He's a funny little kid.
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PostSubject: Re: Mark White!   Fri Jun 10, 2011 11:15 am

oh wow you are THE Mark White from the Spin DR's because I know Tom is from Houston.

if so, pleased to meet you.
if not, pleased to meet you as well.
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PostSubject: Re: Mark White!   Fri Jun 10, 2011 11:18 am

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oh wow you are THE Mark White from the Spin DR's because I know Tom is from Houston.

if so, pleased to meet you.
if not, pleased to meet you as well.

Yup, it's me Mark White from the Spin Doctors. Nice to meet you also. I was looking around to see who was making whammies and found this site. And who do I find typing instead of practicing?? TOMMY GUNN!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Mark White!   Fri Jun 10, 2011 11:28 am

and just when I thought Talkbass had all the celebrities Wink

I use a Kahler AND I'm a lefty "_" ( sounds familiar huh )?
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PostSubject: Re: Mark White!   Fri Jun 10, 2011 11:35 am

amimbari wrote:
and just when I thought Talkbass had all the celebrities Wink

I use a Kahler AND I'm a lefty "_" ( sounds familiar huh )?
Man you have the strings upside down, I knew a couple of guys like that, I never got a chance to play like that because my friend who was with me when I got my first bass instantly changed the strings around.

Here's my pink jazz bass with a Kahler, It's my new main bass, I don't know what I was thinking when I was using that ATK all this time.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncvU7KvJQRU&feature=channel_video_title
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PostSubject: Re: Mark White!   Fri Jun 10, 2011 11:40 am

ya I came from the speedmetal era Smile

Man Kidal was my hero, because he was a Malmsteen clone and did songs which I loved, but did it inverted. then I discovered Jeff Schmidt and Jim Haslip and said nope, I'm not changing.

although now a days I can play normal almost as good..eh I don't on stage because I'm too used to the patterns going UP the strings, not down.

and you must have seen something in here to say that, or over on talkbass in one of the jackson or charvel threads that all my posts are mostly concentrated in.
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PostSubject: Re: Mark White!   Fri Jun 10, 2011 12:42 pm

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ya I came from the speedmetal era Smile

Man Kidal was my hero, because he was a Malmsteen clone and did songs which I loved, but did it inverted. then I discovered Jeff Schmidt and Jim Haslip and said nope, I'm not changing.

although now a days I can play normal almost as good..eh I don't on stage because I'm too used to the patterns going UP the strings, not down.

and you must have seen something in here to say that, or over on talkbass in one of the jackson or charvel threads that all my posts are mostly concentrated in.

I sat in with a band in Singapore and the bass player had a six string righty bass and that was a nightmare to play upside down, I'm not used to the B string and it was righty, but somehow I got through it. Nowadays I can almost play upside down, but mostly only blues and a few Spin Doctor tunes.
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PostSubject: Re: Mark White!   Fri Jun 10, 2011 1:10 pm

well this board has lots of people who have Kahlers/Hipshots, and some of the most bizarre factory trems I ever saw.
I agree there are just some units you can't flip and play because of the cutaway or horns or knobs.







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PostSubject: Re: Mark White!   Fri Jun 10, 2011 1:31 pm

That video is AMAZING, Mark! Shocked

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PostSubject: Re: Mark White!   Fri Jun 10, 2011 1:33 pm

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That video is AMAZING, Mark! Shocked

Thanks! I had a fun time with that one. Glad somebody recorded it.
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PostSubject: Re: Mark White!   Fri Jun 10, 2011 1:42 pm

I had 2 pink basses, not any more Sad

Mark, I always loved your rainbow units, and had to be part of that madness:


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PostSubject: Re: Mark White!   Fri Jun 10, 2011 1:46 pm

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I had 2 pink basses, not any more Sad

Mark, I always loved your rainbow units, and had to be part of that madness:


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Yup, that's a bad *** bass.
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PostSubject: Re: Mark White!   Fri Jun 10, 2011 1:57 pm

I really enjoyed the video. I was not familiar with your playing. It was very cool & unique. I have never seen someone use a Kahler with funk, although I saw/read that Victor Wooten has one (never seen him use it though).

Thanks for stopping by.
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PostSubject: Re: Mark White!   Fri Jun 10, 2011 4:06 pm

and as a closing post for the day, Mark's band at it's finest, even for 6 year olds Smile





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PostSubject: Re: Mark White!   Sat Jun 11, 2011 4:52 am

A better question to ask is have you discovered any special techniques you use with your Kahler?
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PostSubject: Re: Mark White!   Sat Jun 11, 2011 6:16 am

Very cool video! Love the way you use the double thumbing, plucking and strumming. I used to listen to one of the SD's live albums with a friend and always loved the bass playing without knowing who was playing. Nice to virtually meet you!
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PostSubject: Re: Mark White!   Thu May 10, 2012 8:09 am

Mark White if you see this ( and I hope so ), could you please reply. I know it has been a year since you posted in here but on the chance you see this.......

I also belong to the LeftyBassist.com forum, and they were asking if you would want to be a member of that place.

thanks.
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