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Originally posted by Wally Malone:

[/QB]Dave, I hear what you're saying. I've been really fortunate to have the opportunities to work with real professional drummers. You're right, nothing is worse than working with a bad drummer.

 

Wally[/QB]

Right. All of this was going on when we were based in Texas, in the 70's and early 80's, And were hiring drummers to travel with us for $250-$350 a week. I no longer own a drum machine for live work (though the loops and sequences I work with here in the studio are often more annoying to me than drum machines - probably because no live musicians were endangered during the making of these tracks...).

Dave Martin

Java Jive Studio

Nashville, TN

www.javajivestudio.com

 

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Yeah, i don't see any reason not to. If its important in you're life seems only right to give it a name. My Ibanez is called after one of my friends and she will kill me if she reads this so you'll excuse me if i don't tell. Can't think of a nane for the G&L yet.
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Originally posted by Wally Malone:

Never named my basses but there was a time period years ago where I was in a duo that used a drum machine, Obe R Heim from LA was the way he was introduced. Obe for short.

 

Wally

I used to jam with this guy too, real solid cat!

Also, ever hear of a drummer named Roland Hine? Middle name Mac?

Roland Mac Hine? Totally kickin'...

 

Peace,

 

wraub

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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Hey sweaty b where at in Indy?? I actually reside down in Greenwood/Center Grove area. Its good to see a fellow Indiana resident around me.
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OT: How's the jazz scene in Indy? Good Ol' P-Town has rock bands, mostly cover, a few indie. Though its on the Northern side of Indiana, so its within a few hours of Chicago.

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"I was fortunate, mine came with names on them already."

 

That's how it is for me, too. One is named 4003, one is Jazz Bass, and one is Sterling. I just have to keep them away from my cat, American Shorthair, and my dog, Boston Terrier. I like to play them for my children, whom I call My Children.

 

...I know, I know, try the veal... :rolleyes:

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Originally posted by carl_yaffey:

Yeah, I once named a bass 'Fontaella" - get it?

carl, welcome to the Lowdown, glad to see you made past the initial problem of getting registered.

 

Wally

I have basses to play, places to be and good music to make!
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Originally posted by BenLoy:

I've never named my basses. It always seemed a silly thing to do. I call 'em "my fretted" or "my fretless" or "my upright."

 

Pretty creative, huh?

Hey, we call our basses the same thing!! WOW!! My fretless can beat up your 'my fretted'. :D:D

 

Honestly, I never even considered naming anything I have, own, or is otherwise connected to my body in some fasion. Seemed rather pointless to me.

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