Bought my first Bass ...



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Bought my first Bass ...

Postby JereFuzz » Fri Aug 25, 2017 7:44 pm

Picked up a TBRX174EW (Yamaha) from GC. I remember playing other basses and feeling really uncomfortable but this bass is smooth, for a bass :p . Yamaha, IMO, makes the best entry level instruments. This is an entry level bass but it feels really well-made, per Yamaha's great rep for QC. So what is the "theory" behind bass? How should I start practicing? Coincidentally, I was listening to some Primus while driving back home from buying the bass and .... not willing to put in the time to play like that :wha?:
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Arturia: Minibrute
Casio: CTK-6200
Novation: Mininova
Korg: MS-20
Moog: Minitaur
Roland: JD-XI, JU-06
Yamaha: Reface DX

Drum Machines/Samplers/Sequencers:

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Re: Bought my first Bass ...

Postby Mudfuzz » Sat Aug 26, 2017 2:37 am

Congrats on acquiring a useful instrument :thumb:
To understand Claypool you have to understand Johnson




To understand Johnson you haver to understand Graham




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Re: Bought my first Bass ...

Postby JereFuzz » Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:38 am

Mudfuzz wrote:Congrats on acquiring a useful instrument :thumb:
To understand Claypool you have to understand Johnson




To understand Johnson you haver to understand Graham




;)


looks painful
Synths:

Arturia: Minibrute
Casio: CTK-6200
Novation: Mininova
Korg: MS-20
Moog: Minitaur
Roland: JD-XI, JU-06
Yamaha: Reface DX

Drum Machines/Samplers/Sequencers:

Akai: Rhythm Wolf, Tom Cat, MPX8
Alesis: SR-16
Korg: Volca Beats
Zoom: RT-223, RT-123
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Re: Bought my first Bass ...

Postby JereFuzz » Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:36 am

Mudfuzz wrote:Congrats on acquiring a useful instrument :thumb:
To understand Claypool you have to understand Johnson




To understand Johnson you haver to understand Graham




;)


Megadeth's Dawn Patrol is a simple great "bass song":

Synths:

Arturia: Minibrute
Casio: CTK-6200
Novation: Mininova
Korg: MS-20
Moog: Minitaur
Roland: JD-XI, JU-06
Yamaha: Reface DX

Drum Machines/Samplers/Sequencers:

Akai: Rhythm Wolf, Tom Cat, MPX8
Alesis: SR-16
Korg: Volca Beats
Zoom: RT-223, RT-123
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Re: Bought my first Bass ...

Postby Bassist_Diver » Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:58 pm

When I was teaching this was always the progression I gave my students when starting out on bass:

1) Scales! G major, A major, C major, D major, A minor, D minor, Bb minor, in that order

2) Basic time keeping song:



3) Hooks/melodies:





4) Metal/fun:




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Re: Bought my first Bass ...

Postby JereFuzz » Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:16 pm

Bassist_Diver wrote:When I was teaching this was always the progression I gave my students when starting out on bass:

1) Scales! G major, A major, C major, D major, A minor, D minor, Bb minor, in that order

2) Basic time keeping song:



3) Hooks/melodies:





4) Metal/fun:






thanks for the stuff ... what's your thoughts on what sort of sound system to play through for bass? Do you find PA systems adequate?
Synths:

Arturia: Minibrute
Casio: CTK-6200
Novation: Mininova
Korg: MS-20
Moog: Minitaur
Roland: JD-XI, JU-06
Yamaha: Reface DX

Drum Machines/Samplers/Sequencers:

Akai: Rhythm Wolf, Tom Cat, MPX8
Alesis: SR-16
Korg: Volca Beats
Zoom: RT-223, RT-123
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Re: Bought my first Bass ...

Postby Bassist_Diver » Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:56 pm

JereFuzz wrote:thanks for the stuff ... what's your thoughts on what sort of sound system to play through for bass? Do you find PA systems adequate?


I haven't had a problem with any sort of PA system as long as you're using a good DI. The Tech21 SansAmp BDDI is one of the go-to preamp/DI pedals out there, or you can always mic an amp if you need to.
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Re: Bought my first Bass ...

Postby JereFuzz » Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:40 pm

Bassist_Diver wrote:
JereFuzz wrote:thanks for the stuff ... what's your thoughts on what sort of sound system to play through for bass? Do you find PA systems adequate?


I haven't had a problem with any sort of PA system as long as you're using a good DI. The Tech21 SansAmp BDDI is one of the go-to preamp/DI pedals out there, or you can always mic an amp if you need to.



Cool ... I have a PA and it has an “instrument” input and I found the sound to be fine (for a non-bassist’s ear) ... tech21 makes great stuff ...
Synths:

Arturia: Minibrute
Casio: CTK-6200
Novation: Mininova
Korg: MS-20
Moog: Minitaur
Roland: JD-XI, JU-06
Yamaha: Reface DX

Drum Machines/Samplers/Sequencers:

Akai: Rhythm Wolf, Tom Cat, MPX8
Alesis: SR-16
Korg: Volca Beats
Zoom: RT-223, RT-123
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