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PostSubject: Thumbpicking a solo bass composition with tremolo...   Wed Mar 02, 2011 5:23 am



Feedback good or bad will be appreciated...
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PostSubject: Re: Thumbpicking a solo bass composition with tremolo...   Wed Mar 02, 2011 9:23 am

Sly,
Verrry melodic piece.
I love your tone.
Kudos!
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PostSubject: Re: Thumbpicking a solo bass composition with tremolo...   Wed Mar 02, 2011 5:25 pm

Totally agree. Nothing but positive feedback from here!

I really love the look of your bass, Sly. What is it exactly?

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PostSubject: Re: Thumbpicking a solo bass composition with tremolo...   Thu Mar 03, 2011 5:54 am

EricHaven wrote:
Totally agree. Nothing but positive feedback from here!

I really love the look of your bass, Sly. What is it exactly?

Thanks alot.

The bass is a Japanese Fender Jaguar - the tremolo, and roller string tree are the only modifications done on the instrument.

Have a good one...
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PostSubject: Re: Thumbpicking a solo bass composition with tremolo...   Thu Mar 03, 2011 5:55 am

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Sly,
Verrry melodic piece.
I love your tone.
Kudos!

Thanks alot.
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PostSubject: Re: Thumbpicking a solo bass composition with tremolo...   Thu Mar 03, 2011 7:30 am

EricHaven wrote:
Totally agree. Nothing but positive feedback from here!

I really love the look of your bass, Sly. What is it exactly?
should I rip on that video?....

I can't but I most certainly CAN rip on a Fender user Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Thumbpicking a solo bass composition with tremolo...   Thu Mar 03, 2011 8:24 am

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EricHaven wrote:
Totally agree. Nothing but positive feedback from here!

I really love the look of your bass, Sly. What is it exactly?
should I rip on that video?....

I can't but I most certainly CAN rip on a Fender user Razz

Rip away - my name isn't Leo Fender;-)
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PostSubject: Re: Thumbpicking a solo bass composition with tremolo...   Thu Mar 03, 2011 10:20 am

you need a Fender HM, or an Epiphone PowerBass to go along with that Jag-u-are.

see you thought I was gonna say a Jackson...nope, they are for ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME.
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PostSubject: Re: Thumbpicking a solo bass composition with tremolo...   Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:21 am

fender, fender, fender, fender, fender, fender, fender, fender, fender, fender, fender, fender, fender, fender, fender, fender, fender, fender, fender, fender, fender, fender, fender, fender, fender, fender, fender, fender, fender, fender, fender, fender, fender, fender, fender, fender, fender, fender, fender, fender, fender, fender, fender, fender, fender, fender, fender, fender, fender, fender, fender, fender, fender, fender, fender, fender, fender, fender, fender, fender.

everyone and their sister has a fender.

or an ibanez.

and every company makes basses in their design ... then makes one or two that look like a fender.

they are nice, and i'm glad everyone likes em ... but gimmie a break already. doesn't anyone have an old guild anymore?



to the fenderers ... there is no reason whatsoever for there to be any broken parts on your instrument ... you can get parts anywhere and everywhere. so why does almost every fender i see on CL have something broken on it?

just so plain ... and typical.

ibanzerers ... if you break a part, just buy another one (because thats the only way you can get parts ... unless you can make a fender part work!).

but anyhow ... i tried one of those roller string trees. i dont like that they are a plastic base that the rollers are mounted on (cheap) but the design itself works great!
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PostSubject: Re: Thumbpicking a solo bass composition with tremolo...   Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:50 am

I am so not gear oriented that when I was looking for a 4 string to put a kahler on I chose the bass that was most comfortable in my hands , in my price range and had versatile tone controls- that's it. I'd love to have a 'unique-custom-boutique-beautiful-piece-of-art' bass but it's not my priority...

But it's nice to see people so passionate about the instrument...
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PostSubject: Re: Thumbpicking a solo bass composition with tremolo...   Thu Mar 03, 2011 12:31 pm

I have nothing against anything until the FenderBoys on TB say:

"LEO FENDER created it, everyone else copied it" - or
"If it don't say Fender on it, it's not really a guitar" crap.

Let's not get your clean, nice , video, technique thread involved with a Fender-WAR, so Mike, me and you both need to STFU Smile

oh and Sly, if my series10 plywood bass that mike is doing up for me makes me happy, then oh YA I'm gonna get ripped on with a barrage of "cheap plywood junk" from the boys over there, but I love the game and play it well SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
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PostSubject: Re: Thumbpicking a solo bass composition with tremolo...   Thu Mar 03, 2011 1:02 pm

Fenderboys? MusicmmanMen? Ibanezers? Aren't we all just Bassboys?? ;-)
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PostSubject: Re: Thumbpicking a solo bass composition with tremolo...   Thu Mar 03, 2011 1:57 pm

That was fantastic. Great playing and excellent composing skills.
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PostSubject: Re: Thumbpicking a solo bass composition with tremolo...   Thu Mar 03, 2011 2:23 pm

ok, ok ... that was fueled by the results of another scavenger hunt that ended up fruitless. i just need to sort thru a gagillion fender parts just to find out nobody has the non - fender part i need.

if i was to own a fender (and i guess it doesnt count that i do because the warmoth neck is officially removed from the p bass body now. that p bass body is going in the bonfire) i wouldnt mind owning one of those jaguars.
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PostSubject: Re: Thumbpicking a solo bass composition with tremolo...   Thu Mar 03, 2011 4:51 pm

I wanna own what he's smokin to come up with that kind of stuff Wink

do you play the guitar also? or are you gonna make me go digging thru your site to see if it's there pig drunken
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PostSubject: Re: Thumbpicking a solo bass composition with tremolo...   Thu Mar 03, 2011 6:27 pm

Oh give me the strength....not another anti-Fender thing! Rolling Eyes

I mean, true enough, Fenders are the bass that "everyone" knows, but the simple fact is that if someone enjoys playing one, then I say more power to them. Everyone has their love for whatever the reasons are, and what works for some doesn't have to work for everyone.

But I do hear what you are saying Mike about the TB'ers "holier-than-thou" attitude towards Fenders.

That being said, I will confess that I have had a few P basses in my hands that made me ooze with pleasure.

In all honesty, I think we should at least acknowledge that it was Leo Fender who gave us all the gift of electric bass. True, other brands did exist, but it was the Precision that really brought about the electric bass for all of us to enjoy.

If you truly love your Fender Jag Sly, then my hat is off to you. You make it work, and you obviously enjoy what you do with it. And that is all that matters.

Hmmm....Fenderboys....MusicmmanMen....Ibanezers....does that make me a Davisoner? Or is my love of Yamaha enough to make me a Yamahopper?

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PostSubject: Re: Thumbpicking a solo bass composition with tremolo...   Fri Mar 04, 2011 4:11 am

so this makes me a Kramerist, Charvelien or a Jacksonian?
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PostSubject: Re: Thumbpicking a solo bass composition with tremolo...   Fri Mar 04, 2011 5:07 am

sumrnitz wrote:
That was fantastic. Great playing and excellent composing skills.

Thanks for the feedback...
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PostSubject: Re: Thumbpicking a solo bass composition with tremolo...   Fri Mar 04, 2011 5:12 am

amimbari wrote:
I wanna own what he's smokin to come up with that kind of stuff Wink

do you play the guitar also? or are you gonna make me go digging thru your site to see if it's there pig drunken

Believe me you don't want to be metaphorically 'smoking the stuff' that made me come up with that piece! ;-)


And no - I don't and have never played guitar. Started on bass and I don't plan on trying any other instrument...
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PostSubject: Re: Thumbpicking a solo bass composition with tremolo...   Fri Mar 04, 2011 5:23 am

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Oh give me the strength....not another anti-Fender thing! Rolling Eyes


If you truly love your Fender Jag Sly, then my hat is off to you. You make it work, and you obviously enjoy what you do with it. And that is all that matters.


The truth is I don't love my basses - I love playing them. And I think every bass has characteristics that will make it appealing to a specfic player - and, IMHO, sometimes the instruments' design will in part dictate the way you play it.


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PostSubject: Re: Thumbpicking a solo bass composition with tremolo...   Fri Mar 04, 2011 7:21 am

this board is always so...normal. it takes the 2 Mike's in PA to stir up some activity every now and then Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Thumbpicking a solo bass composition with tremolo...   Fri Mar 04, 2011 10:55 am

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PostSubject: Re: Thumbpicking a solo bass composition with tremolo...   Fri Mar 04, 2011 11:38 am

and Sly, don't ever let our unusual mannerisms let you sway from our great forum family here. I only WISH i could do what you do.
I'm just so straight-forward rock it would take me forever to stray from that and come up with interesting and unique creations.

( so for the most part, I leave that up to everyone else )
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PostSubject: Re: Thumbpicking a solo bass composition with tremolo...   Fri Mar 04, 2011 12:39 pm

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and Sly, don't ever let our unusual mannerisms let you sway from our great forum family here. I only WISH i could do what you do.
I'm just so straight-forward rock it would take me forever to stray from that and come up with interesting and unique creations.

( so for the most part, I leave that up to everyone else )

Thanks man - that seems sincere. And I really do get the sense of family on this board - and what's family if you can't be yourself and say what you have to say? And be a little goofy sometimes...

Next week I'll post something with a little more bite that your rocker heart might enjoy...
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PostSubject: Re: Thumbpicking a solo bass composition with tremolo...   Fri Mar 04, 2011 1:18 pm

ya, ya play something like this Smile






and me a rocker? always, too many years banging my head but I like to play a lot more than rock...nobody else on youtube did this. I'm the ONLY ONE so far 2 years later.


these vids are in this section but you'd have to scroll thru 150 to find em
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PostSubject: Re: Thumbpicking a solo bass composition with tremolo...   Fri Mar 04, 2011 2:30 pm

Scarified!!!! SAWEEEETT! Very Happy

My main bass is a Fender P Bass Special from the '90s and the only reason is that
when I played it, it felt great, sweet action, awesome resonance and it weighed as
much a s small child. Laughing
I love any and all basses that fit that description.


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PostSubject: Re: Thumbpicking a solo bass composition with tremolo...   Sat Mar 05, 2011 4:08 am

amimbari wrote:
ya, ya play something like this Smile


I don't think I have the chops man - I'd have to woodshed quite a bit to pull off those lines. Your pick playing is way solid. I've only dabbled in playing with a pick. I tip my hat to you...
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PostSubject: Re: Thumbpicking a solo bass composition with tremolo...   Sat Mar 05, 2011 5:52 am

well playing inverted strings, I can't slap and got ripped on more times than I can remember, and it motivated me to say ok, so you can I'll let you do it then, and went on to become a speed-demon.

fastforward 10 years, I can still play any of that stuff, but I'm old and it don't interest me to go hogwild at shows for more than a minute anymore, and our music we do is easy so we don't have to practice, just get a list and get on stage get paid and go home to bed Smile

there's so many bizzare videos on my channel from fast to slow, from motown to cartoon themes, I never know what to classify myself as (rock/metal/pop/ballad )

let's just stick with:

"I'm a Kramerian, Charvelien, and a Jackonian" And when MadMike finishes my Series10, I'll be a Bently-boy.

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PostSubject: Re: Thumbpicking a solo bass composition with tremolo...   Sat Mar 05, 2011 9:32 am

For me music is music, and, whatever the style, when it's good and meaningful to the person listening you can't argue with that...

IMHO, being open minded about all styles helps you be a better musician whatever the style you prefer playing...
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PostSubject: Re: Thumbpicking a solo bass composition with tremolo...   Sat Mar 05, 2011 12:52 pm

Bravo, Sly. VERY well put, Bro. It's that same philosophy that motivated me to create this site. To try and encourage some more diversification to the genre of bass.

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PostSubject: Re: Thumbpicking a solo bass composition with tremolo...   Sun Mar 06, 2011 5:54 am

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Bravo, Sly. VERY well put, Bro. It's that same philosophy that motivated me to create this site. To try and encourage some more diversification to the genre of bass.
Hat's off to you for having such a cool and open place here at BTF!!
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PostSubject: Re: Thumbpicking a solo bass composition with tremolo...   Sun Mar 06, 2011 6:19 pm

one of my biggest thrills Sly is playing TV themes. Trying my best to figure out in orchestrated themed which instrument was doing what.
when you got violas, bass violins, cellos..and nothing to guide me, it's hard to figure out who is playing what, so a lot of mine are just "pick a melodyline" and go for it.....




if you would ever ask what am I always looking at in the videos?.....I'm watching the songs waveform on the computer screen to kinda guide me thru the parts.
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PostSubject: Re: Thumbpicking a solo bass composition with tremolo...   Mon Mar 07, 2011 2:25 am

I never watched Lost in Space or Buck Rogers... but Spiderman!!!! Oh yeah for sure!
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PostSubject: Re: Thumbpicking a solo bass composition with tremolo...   Mon Mar 07, 2011 7:04 am

there are times I miss that plywood sunburst MIK Jazz copy.


well, maybe not...lol I sold it to a neighbor-kid for 100 bucks and he trashed it Sad
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