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?:
Synths:

Arturia: Minibrute
Casio: CTK-6200
Novation: Mininova
Korg: MS-20, Volca FM
Make Noise: 0-Coast
Moog: Minitaur, Mother-32
Roland: JD-XI, JU-06
Yamaha: Reface DX

Amps

Orange Crush 120H
Orange Crush 60C
Peavey Bandit red stripe
Peavey Studio Pro red stripe
Peavey Express 112 silver stripe
Peavey Envoy
Quilter Mini 101
Carvin SX300H
Carvin X60B
Carvin V3
Carvin MB210
Fender Deluxe 85 (2x)
EHX 44 Mag
Yamaha G fifty 12
Fender Sidekick 35
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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, Volca FM
Make Noise: 0-Coast
Moog: Minitaur, Mother-32
Roland: JD-XI, JU-06
Yamaha: Reface DX

Amps

Orange Crush 120H
Orange Crush 60C
Peavey Bandit red stripe
Peavey Studio Pro red stripe
Peavey Express 112 silver stripe
Peavey Envoy
Quilter Mini 101
Carvin SX300H
Carvin X60B
Carvin V3
Carvin MB210
Fender Deluxe 85 (2x)
EHX 44 Mag
Yamaha G fifty 12
Fender Sidekick 35
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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, Volca FM
Make Noise: 0-Coast
Moog: Minitaur, Mother-32
Roland: JD-XI, JU-06
Yamaha: Reface DX

Amps

Orange Crush 120H
Orange Crush 60C
Peavey Bandit red stripe
Peavey Studio Pro red stripe
Peavey Express 112 silver stripe
Peavey Envoy
Quilter Mini 101
Carvin SX300H
Carvin X60B
Carvin V3
Carvin MB210
Fender Deluxe 85 (2x)
EHX 44 Mag
Yamaha G fifty 12
Fender Sidekick 35
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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, Volca FM
Make Noise: 0-Coast
Moog: Minitaur, Mother-32
Roland: JD-XI, JU-06
Yamaha: Reface DX

Amps

Orange Crush 120H
Orange Crush 60C
Peavey Bandit red stripe
Peavey Studio Pro red stripe
Peavey Express 112 silver stripe
Peavey Envoy
Quilter Mini 101
Carvin SX300H
Carvin X60B
Carvin V3
Carvin MB210
Fender Deluxe 85 (2x)
EHX 44 Mag
Yamaha G fifty 12
Fender Sidekick 35
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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, Volca FM
Make Noise: 0-Coast
Moog: Minitaur, Mother-32
Roland: JD-XI, JU-06
Yamaha: Reface DX

Amps

Orange Crush 120H
Orange Crush 60C
Peavey Bandit red stripe
Peavey Studio Pro red stripe
Peavey Express 112 silver stripe
Peavey Envoy
Quilter Mini 101
Carvin SX300H
Carvin X60B
Carvin V3
Carvin MB210
Fender Deluxe 85 (2x)
EHX 44 Mag
Yamaha G fifty 12
Fender Sidekick 35
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