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I have been enjoying playing my bass so much lately
« on: May 28, 2014, 07:56:28 PM »
I got a decent acoustic ibanez about 1.5 years ago and it's really spurred me to actually learn how to play. I don't know a lot yet but I really enjoy just jamming around a key for 1 or 20 minutes here or there.

There is something viscerally enjoyable about coaxing what seems to be coherent language out of an instrument and recognizing it as coherent even though I can't actually put me finger on what it's saying, at least not in words.

The whole pentatonic scale is kind of weird, it just seems like each note really makes sense in relation to each other.

I think I need a beer.
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Re: I have been enjoying playing my bass so much lately
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2014, 09:12:13 PM »
Your words remind me of Psalm 49:4

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Re: I have been enjoying playing my bass so much lately
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2014, 06:18:30 AM »
I was really hoping this would be about Bass ale.

Also considering picking up a guitar and taking some instruction. Sounds like fun man.
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Re: I have been enjoying playing my bass so much lately
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2014, 06:33:59 AM »
Jonathan, look into the Nashville number system.

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Re: I have been enjoying playing my bass so much lately
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2014, 08:11:26 AM »
I just rebuilt my 74 P bass with the intention of playing it more.  So far, it hasn't worked like that.
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Re: I have been enjoying playing my bass so much lately
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2014, 08:21:45 AM »
I just rebuilt my 74 P bass with the intention of playing it more.  So far, it hasn't worked like that.

is that is in your avatar? I think you left some stuff out!
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Re: I have been enjoying playing my bass so much lately
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2014, 08:23:40 AM »
I just rebuilt my 74 P bass with the intention of playing it more.  So far, it hasn't worked like that.

is that is in your avatar? I think you left some stuff out!

Nope, that's my ukulele.  I have a Dean acoustic bass as well as my old Fender electric.  Also 6 & 12 string acoustic guitars, a Strat and a Les Paul Custom.  A couple keyboards, too.  I think that's about all.
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Re: I have been enjoying playing my bass so much lately
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2014, 09:46:22 AM »
My '66 P-bass has been hanging on my office wall collecting dust.  :(
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Re: I have been enjoying playing my bass so much lately
« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2014, 09:52:05 AM »
My '66 P-bass has been hanging on my office wall collecting dust.  :(

WOAH!  A 66!
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Re: I have been enjoying playing my bass so much lately
« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2014, 04:04:16 PM »
I'm a guitarist first, but I love picking up the bass and just jamming out.

I keep meaning to get my fretless set up properly. I love my Carvins, but the out-of-the-box setup always seems to be a bit high in the action.
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Re: I have been enjoying playing my bass so much lately
« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2014, 08:13:17 AM »
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Re: I have been enjoying playing my bass so much lately
« Reply #11 on: May 30, 2014, 08:28:19 AM »
Very nice DarkSide. Well played. ;D
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Re: I have been enjoying playing my bass so much lately
« Reply #12 on: May 30, 2014, 11:06:09 AM »
I had a fairly nice rig. Ibanez SR600 and an Acoustic amp. Sold it all and bought beer equipment. Now I just sit around and brew and pick at my grandfathers old Maybelle banjo. It's a very deliverance existence. 
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« Reply #13 on: May 30, 2014, 11:27:43 AM »


Nice striper! Looks like it's pushing 70 pounds. That's a once-in-a-lifetime fish!
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Re: I have been enjoying playing my bass so much lately
« Reply #14 on: May 30, 2014, 11:48:04 AM »
David St Hubbins? :o

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