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PostSubject: Any Billy Sheehan Fans out there....    Wed May 04, 2011 4:07 am

This is my attempt @NV43345 I recorded in 2007
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PostSubject: Re: Any Billy Sheehan Fans out there....    Wed May 04, 2011 4:47 am

of course......the only bass that sounds like his in my whole collection Smile
not the best video and like yours, old as sin but still.....

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PostSubject: Re: Any Billy Sheehan Fans out there....    Wed May 04, 2011 2:28 pm

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of course......the only bass that sounds like his in my whole collection Smile
not the best video and like yours, old as sin but still.....

that is my favorite Talas song , that and Hicktown great job !!!!

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PostSubject: Re: Any Billy Sheehan Fans out there....    Wed May 04, 2011 4:25 pm

ya I just cant believe that thing is over 3 years old already - i had a lot of Yingwie videos on the old board, but when we moved they were gone and since this thread will be for sheehan videos, we need madmike to come in here and do one and i wont go post crazy unless i do another sheehan video.

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PostSubject: Re: Any Billy Sheehan Fans out there....    Wed May 04, 2011 7:34 pm

WOW!!! Shocked WAY too much ear candy!

13, you are an amazing player! What can I say? You bring it, Bro!

And Mike, you already know how much I admire you. At least, you better! Laughing

I did learn NV43345 years ago, but I've forgotten most of it, other than the melodic hammer-on part. It got to where people expected me to play it, and I got tired of the comparisons. So I stopped doing it live, and instead, started playing Eddie Van Halen's Eruption for my solo, but I haven't done even that in years. Nowadays, I just do something off-the-cuff, since I like the challenge of not knowing what will come out. Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Any Billy Sheehan Fans out there....    Wed May 04, 2011 8:26 pm

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WOW!!! Shocked WAY too much ear candy!

13, you are an amazing player! What can I say? You bring it, Bro!

And Mike, you already know how much I admire you. At least, you better! Laughing

I did learn NV43345 years ago, but I've forgotten most of it, other than the melodic hammer-on part. It got to where people expected me to play it, and I got tired of the comparisons. So I stopped doing it live, and instead, started playing Eddie Van Halen's Eruption for my solo, but I haven't done even that in years. Nowadays, I just do something off-the-cuff, since I like the challenge of not knowing what will come out. Laughing
Thanks alot Eric . Thanks to Billy I was tapping before I could play a solid, in the pocket, bass line . lol....

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PostSubject: Re: Any Billy Sheehan Fans out there....    Thu May 05, 2011 8:50 am

i gotta say ..........

steve harris is the reason i started playing bass. i learned a ton of his stuff along with geezer butler stuff and that formed the basis of my playing ... and i have long forgotten a ton of that material.

billy sheehan's playing reminds me that if i keep drinking milk, i can grow up big and strong and be a big boy bass player someday too. Very Happy furreal, his playing still astonishes me ... super intricate, lightening fast, played with ease and just sounds so cool. a lot of his material, i cant even get close to playing or understanding ... but i keep listening and picking up this and that here and there.

but the tapping thing? ... ugh, i just cant pull it off. i dont know if its just the physical limitations of my fingers (because they dont really FING do they?) or if i just cant grasp the concept of the physics of it. i understand the scale and music theory of it, but when i play it it sounds like poo.

i'm envious ... and i'll keep trying.

his tone tho! thats why i did this ..........



i have since redone the paint since i wasnt happy with it (i filled the ding on the front ... see it between the d and e?) and redid the wiring since i had it all pulled apart and theres much less wires crammed in the body. since no one is buying it, i been playing it in my basement thru my 2X15's ... this thing growls and pings. great tone. great harmonics. great balance across the frequency range. i dont know why, except for yamaha, other companies haven't capitalized on this design.

the price has dropped BTW, if anyone is interested.
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PostSubject: Re: Any Billy Sheehan Fans out there....    Thu May 05, 2011 8:59 am

haha maiden and harris... 13 don''t know but I was in a trib band for 5 years..harris riffs/runs/licks/lines...old news for me Smile

AND I did it all on my Jackson Tbird no P-bass Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Any Billy Sheehan Fans out there....    Thu May 05, 2011 7:03 pm

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i gotta say ..........

steve harris is the reason i started playing bass. i learned a ton of his stuff along with geezer butler stuff and that formed the basis of my playing ... and i have long forgotten a ton of that material.

billy sheehan's playing reminds me that if i keep drinking milk, i can grow up big and strong and be a big boy bass player someday too. Very Happy furreal, his playing still astonishes me ... super intricate, lightening fast, played with ease and just sounds so cool. a lot of his material, i cant even get close to playing or understanding ... but i keep listening and picking up this and that here and there.

but the tapping thing? ... ugh, i just cant pull it off. i dont know if its just the physical limitations of my fingers (because they dont really FING do they?) or if i just cant grasp the concept of the physics of it. i understand the scale and music theory of it, but when i play it it sounds like poo.

i'm envious ... and i'll keep trying.

his tone tho! thats why i did this ..........



i have since redone the paint since i wasnt happy with it (i filled the ding on the front ... see it between the d and e?) and redid the wiring since i had it all pulled apart and theres much less wires crammed in the body. since no one is buying it, i been playing it in my basement thru my 2X15's ... this thing growls and pings. great tone. great harmonics. great balance across the frequency range. i dont know why, except for yamaha, other companies haven't capitalized on this design.

the price has dropped BTW, if anyone is interested.
that bass looks killer ... I am thinking of going stereo with my bass next to help expand my sound ... Are you selling that bass ?
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PostSubject: Re: Any Billy Sheehan Fans out there....    Fri May 06, 2011 7:34 am

it is for sale. as well as multiple others.

i have them posted on CL and ebay at a set reduced price (because its been sitting; no one is buying anything lately) .......... $550

i'de be willing to sell it to someone on BTF for even less .... because i like you guys. Wink furreal ... i wanna get my basses into some players hands.

strange it wont move because i've seen the new LTD2's go for $1500. The used ones have gone for $1200. I saw a beat to crap one in a store used a few years back for $700 ...................

now, this isn't an attitude LTD. its and attitude M-plus. this is the bass that billy and yamaha started with to build the attitude .... i just did the same thing. there are a few differences ....................

the truss rod access on the m-plus is at the body under the pickguard, not at the headstock. the LTD has it at the headstock so the dimarzio model one pickup will fit in it at the neck. the model one wouldnt fit on this bass so ...............

i rewound and re - epoxied a diesel SOAPBAR FAT4 to have the same output as the model one so a humbucker would fit in the bridge position and the diesel split P was already close to the model p. all the wiring matches the LTD set up. i didnt cover the pickup with the pearloid pickguard material.

the neck is mounted with a neckplate and 4 screw traditional kinda dealey. billy's model is the only bass that i've seen with an internal neck mounting plate system that billy and yamaha claims is more stable so the neck, with neck bends and push and whatever other crazy stuff that billy does will not move. funny, all my years of playing, i've had very little problems with the neck moving once its seated with the four screw deal properly. eric has told me he'de crazy glue the neck seated in the pocket ... just in case he never wanted to get it out of there again. billys neck plate system might be the bees knees, but i cant build something like that.

the bridge isnt a hipshot. its allparts.

it doesnt have scalloped frets ... i'm not doin that. its cool, but kinda silly ... just bend the string.

yamaha doesnt offer this color. it is metal flake, but the laquer made the flakes "sit down" a bit.

the stereo jacks are the stock fender recessed type side by side. i couldnt do the recessed angle in the body thing that the LTD has.

it will have a "PXR and firebird" logo on it somewhere (your choice where; i like the back of the headstock myself), as well as the restored "yamaha" logo on the headstock front.

.............. but in spite of the differences, $550 compared to $1000 for close to the same bass is a steal.

lemme know.
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PostSubject: Re: Any Billy Sheehan Fans out there....    Wed May 11, 2011 11:29 am

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i gotta say ..........

steve harris is the reason i started playing bass. i learned a ton of his stuff along with geezer butler stuff and that formed the basis of my playing ... and i have long forgotten a ton of that material.

billy sheehan's playing reminds me that if i keep drinking milk, i can grow up big and strong and be a big boy bass player someday too. Very Happy furreal, his playing still astonishes me ... super intricate, lightening fast, played with ease and just sounds so cool. a lot of his material, i cant even get close to playing or understanding ... but i keep listening and picking up this and that here and there.

but the tapping thing? ... ugh, i just cant pull it off. i dont know if its just the physical limitations of my fingers (because they dont really FING do they?) or if i just cant grasp the concept of the physics of it. i understand the scale and music theory of it, but when i play it it sounds like poo.

i'm envious ... and i'll keep trying.

his tone tho! thats why i did this .......... !

For sure - Steve Harris was a big influence for me too!

When the transcription for Mr Big's 'Addicted to that Rush' came out in guitar player I fiddled around with it for a while. Tapping is fun - but I never got around to pushing it and becoming proficient with it.

13 - you do it very well - cool stuff
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PostSubject: Re: Any Billy Sheehan Fans out there....    Wed May 11, 2011 6:33 pm

MadMike....Dude....seriously....if I had $550....I would snag that bass in a second!

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