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Re: Informal Drop In OT Thread [Re: Paul K] #2707035 07/20/15 10:55 PM
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I rarely get offered dinner with a gig. I Usually get a beer and a water per set. I also don't like to eat at a gig because I sing. Eating right before singing can cause issues so I tend to eat well before I head out.

They shouldn't mind the asking though.

Will play 4 beer...


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Re: Informal Drop In OT Thread [Re: ibescotty] #2714741 08/20/15 04:33 PM
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Ah, youngsters...


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Re: Informal Drop In OT Thread [Re: kenfxj] #2715028 08/21/15 02:45 PM
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leave it to the bass player to have the most tasteless name...


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Re: Informal Drop In OT Thread [Re: Richard W] #2715035 08/21/15 03:38 PM
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Yup. Read me the names, I'll tell you who's the bass player.


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Re: Informal Drop In OT Thread [Re: kenfxj] #2715242 08/22/15 09:39 PM
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Has anyone seen the billboards for Firestone Walker? (It's a beer) Looks like they are going after bikers, bodybuilders, surfers, and other counter-cultural types.


This image gives me the creeps every time I drive by:

It certainly doesn't inspire me to drink a beer.

Re: Informal Drop In OT Thread [Re: jeremy c] #2715286 08/23/15 10:27 AM
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WOW.....


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Re: Informal Drop In OT Thread [Re: Ross Brown] #2715884 08/25/15 11:26 PM
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I'm intrigued by this p-bass body.

Half of me thinks it's ugly in a Buddy Guy polka dot kinda way, half of me thinks it's awesome.


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Re: Informal Drop In OT Thread [Re: kenfxj] #2715953 08/26/15 09:40 AM
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Originally Posted By: kenfxj
I'm intrigued by this p-bass body.

Half of me thinks it's ugly in a Buddy Guy polka dot kinda way, half of me thinks it's awesome.


Seems appropriate for Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick, if he played bass.

Footnote: since clicking on that link earlier today, the eBay page now appears as an ad on my Facebook page. "Still interested?" it asks. Ummm. No.

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Re: Informal Drop In OT Thread [Re: Richard W] #2716022 08/26/15 02:53 PM
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Reminds me of a Wishbass. All that glue gives a warm tone.


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Re: Informal Drop In OT Thread [Re: zeronyne] #2716056 08/26/15 05:15 PM
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Must add a bit of weight as well.


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Re: Informal Drop In OT Thread [Re: kenfxj] #2716058 08/26/15 05:18 PM
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How about an unsealed maple neck and put a dark walnut stain between every other fret?


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Re: Informal Drop In OT Thread [Re: kenfxj] #2716333 08/27/15 03:58 PM
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How 'bout it, indeed! With chess piece inlays in the fingerboard, too.


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Re: Informal Drop In OT Thread [Re: _Sweet Willie_] #2716368 08/27/15 07:47 PM
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The chess pieces would be awesome. Maybe black and white mother of pearl.

But is it art?


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Re: Informal Drop In OT Thread [Re: kenfxj] #2738777 12/04/15 12:39 AM
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Ok, so I'm pleased with the solo act thing. Good tunes, good fun, good challenge. But holy crap, I've played to a whole lot of empty houses. I'm still getting paid, and the bar staff loves the music. But...empty houses.

That, and I put the Beef-a-Roni song in my set as a goof. It did not go over well. Like...at all. So: Beff-a-Roni is a little to old of a reference.


Things are just the way they are, and they're only going to get worse.
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Re: Informal Drop In OT Thread [Re: Paul K] #2740650 12/12/15 03:39 PM
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Fun gig last night w/ the alt-rock original band. Guitar player #2 didn't show up, so we were a trio. More space for more notes! It jived better anyway with the way the leader plays guitar--he plays sort of more as a soundscape than as a rhythm...not articulate, no attack, and with lots of weird color notes. Adding another guitar over that makes it mush. And there were people there! Lots of people! I'm playing the same venue next week with the solo gig. Hope those people are still there.


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Re: Informal Drop In OT Thread [Re: Paul K] #2766265 03/22/16 06:23 PM
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A bit tardy in getting my taxes done.....was waiting on a 1099div that never came. But. Done. So. Scotch in hand.


Things are just the way they are, and they're only going to get worse.
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Re: Informal Drop In OT Thread [Re: Paul K] #2769531 04/03/16 12:23 PM
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Sweet gig last night in a busy weekend. The original drummer from our Alt.Rock Originals outfit came home to visit. He's doing the drum thing full time (or trying to) in Nashville. I posted a video of him sometime back playing along to Breckers' "Some Skunk Funk"....that guy. We haven't played these tunes in about 6 years, yet he nailed every tune in the book. Smack!. These tunes have a lot of tempo and feel changes-- chorus and verse and bridge often have much contrast to them. And every single ending was spot-on tight. Everything was easy. I knew what he was doing, he knew what I was doing. Just magical.

It's good to play with a pro on occasion........And yes, we played to another empty house, so some things never change.


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Re: Informal Drop In OT Thread [Re: kenfxj] #3015338 11/08/19 06:32 PM
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Originally Posted by kenfxj
For sale: Vintage* Epiphone Top Hat Bell Knob.
Distressed crack on the 9 to let you know you're about to hit 10.
$79.99 plus $10.00 shipping.

[Linked Image from i.imgur.com]


* 2006 is a vintage of sorts...


Is this still available?


If you think my playing is bad, you should hear me sing!
Re: Informal Drop In OT Thread [Re: King Kamehameha] #3015462 11/10/19 03:21 AM
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Willy Dixon, who just so happened to hold the bottom like no other, is possibly the person who had the greatest influence on modern music.

He made the tunes that inspired the people, who inspired the people, who inspired us.


If you think my playing is bad, you should hear me sing!
Re: Informal Drop In OT Thread [Re: King Kamehameha] #3015472 11/10/19 04:56 AM
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Don't dismiss the greatness in the forefront but appreciate the pedestal on which they sit.

I know it's almost an hour and a half long but I think this should be a basic educational requirement.

Gunsmoke blues - Muddy Waters, Big Mama Thornton, Big Joe Turner, George "Harmonica" Smith
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ATwmyuhmeY


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Re: Informal Drop In OT Thread [Re: King Kamehameha] #3015496 11/10/19 06:03 PM
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butcherNburn posted an excellent link just about, that there's the real deal y'all.

This morning I looked at my favorite bass, leaning in a corner. I'll play it later.

Just a beat-up mid 80's Peavey Fury I picked up on the cheap. I put the big, heavy old school Schaller tuners on it and an EMG PA pickup.
LOVE the neck, slender, straight and plays like a dream. The bass weighs 7 lbs 3 oz, it is bright lipstick red with a maple fingerboard. Strings are D'Addario round nickel, the usual 1.05 set.

It sounds amazing, even just direct in.

I have one other bass, a Warmoth PJ I built. It's red too with ebony board. I played bass for Bo Diddley for one night, was hired to be in his pickup band. It's heavier, also a great bass. Had it since the late 80's.
I'm really a guitarist but LOVE playing bass and play it like a bass because it is NOT a guitar.

Respect, Kuru


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Re: Informal Drop In OT Thread [Re: King Kamehameha] #3020432 12/22/19 02:15 AM
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I am currently playing a bass that I almost literally can't stop playing...and it cost me $49.99.

Hello, all. smile



I'm a lot more like I am now than I was when I got here.




Re: Informal Drop In OT Thread [Re: King Kamehameha] #3020435 12/22/19 02:24 AM
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Since the last time I posted, I pulled the frets out of my Warmoth bass, filled the slots with white epoxy putty goo stuff and using a long straight block, sanded it level and smooth.
I took it all the way up to 600 grit and put a dab of lemon oil on it. It looks happy.

Strung with the Rotosound Tru Bass strings, they are wrapped with black nylon or something but are roundwound underneath. So they have a bit more lively sound than most flatwounds.

I went with a BEAD tuning. LOVE playing it!!!!

My new home studio weapon...


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Re: Informal Drop In OT Thread [Re: King Kamehameha] #3022213 01/06/20 01:51 AM
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I wish I could have been the bass player for the The Doors


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Re: Informal Drop In OT Thread [Re: butcherNburn] #3022250 01/06/20 01:01 PM
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Originally Posted by butcherNburn
I wish I could have been the bass player for the The Doors

You weren't???

*stares out window at bleak and cloudy cityscape, hears slow sax solo drifting thru the fog*


Play. Just play.
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