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Old 07-18-2001, 07:16 PM   #1
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its all about bass...

Dorian, hope you found my post

Im not in a band right now. People have been promising me positions in their band, but so far nothing i hate that.

Ive got 2 basses. One really cheap one, bought 3rd (if not 4th) hand, no brand at all. My second one is an Ibanez Soundgear 4 string. It is a very good one, nice slim neck, very light, lovely to play.

What about you?

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Old 07-18-2001, 11:05 PM   #2
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Yay AM! Finally, I bass post!

BTW, how are you? Haven't seen you 'round much, you been playing lots lately or still busy?

Hi Dorian! Welcome, welcome!

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Old 07-19-2001, 03:26 AM   #3
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Yay AM! Finally, I bass post!

BTW, how are you? Haven't seen you 'round much, you been playing lots lately or still busy?
Ive been around and posting. Ive just not been on chat for a while. And things were kinda ugly here for a while - thats when Am gets quiet.

So how are you girl? I finally got myself together and learned Trip through your wires and Im amazed just how much fun it is to play the song. It has never been one of my favourites, but now I just love to play it.

It was my birthday a little while ago and guess what my family got me: bassstrings I couldnt believe it. But its actually a cool gift.

So tell me about your instruments, folks (DorianGray, youre a guy, right?)



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Old 07-19-2001, 11:03 AM   #4
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isnt this a beauty ?? Mine is a 99 model, darkblue

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Old 07-19-2001, 04:06 PM   #8
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Sorry for the delay in posting - been too busy here.

Anyway here's my story:
I've been playing for a while - seriously though for only about a year. (yes I'm a guy)

My main bass is a new Fender Hot Rodded P-bass. It's got the the J and P pickups - very nice bottom end tone, I love it. My other bass, which was my first, is a Gibson P-bass replica. Currently I'm using a combo amp, but I'm looking into getting an Ashdown cab and head (Ashdown is what Adam is currently using and I love its great subharmonic function - which is capable of rearranging internal organs)

I love playing Adam's lines, you can really get into the pocket and just sit back. When playing his lines you can easily understand why he's so cool and in control on stage.

I wonder how many other bassists are on Interference?

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Old 07-19-2001, 06:11 PM   #9
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Did you read the article in the Bass Player magazine (december issue). They had a special on Adam and it was really great.If you dont have a copy, get one.

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Old 07-20-2001, 06:26 AM   #10
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Got that one, probably need to buy another copy because the original is so dog eared and mangled from reading. It's a great interview, plus I like the tabs.
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Hey AM:

How's it going girl? You getting excited yet? The boys are coming to town soon huh?

I'm okay. Hit a dead spot right now because of summer. I haven't been playing any new songs lately. The last one I was working on was "Please" but I never really got around to playing it in it's beautiful entirety.

I'm in the process of finding myself a new bass teacher at the moment. I'm not really having any luck since it's summer and since I'm not really all that motivated right now. What I really need right now is a stereo in my room, that way, I don't have to drag my bleedin' amp around!

Bass strings for your birthday? Sweet!

Good to see you're doing okay. I'm in chat ocassionally, right now. It's too time consuming and I can't seem to handle the lack of sleep the next day.

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Old 07-20-2001, 08:51 PM   #12
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Oh sorry. Forgot about what I'm playing.

Right now I'm running a black Fender Jazz (Standard) through a Yorkville 15" combo amp. I can't really afford any more than that right now. I'm hoping to upgrade to an Ashdown 800 in the future and leave my Yorkville as a practice amp.

Erm, my bass is strung with Rotosound strings, standard gauge. I don't know if I like them yet. They're kinda weird when I play high. I'm not a huge treble fan... I usually find that I have to turn treble down when I listen to U2 because of the Edge!!! What strings are you guys using? Any suggestions?

That's about it for me.
Main influences: ADAM (duh!)
Flea, John Taylor, Stewart Zender, and Pino Palladino... of course, I'm sure this list will grow as I learn.

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J-Tree - you think Adam is willing to give us a few lessons?

Im looking for a teacher as well. My old one moved without asking me! But I know this guy, hes a professional double bass player and he is willing to give me lessons. Ive been thinking of trying to play the real thing (double bass) and I just might give it a try. The sound of a double bass is absolutely mindblowing. The bad thing about it is thought that Id had to learn a lot of classic stuff. But maybe thats ok. I might become a much better bass player. Like Sting maybe (sorry, Im dreaming again). What do you think?

Do you guys know if Adam plays double bass??

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Don't know if Adam plays double bass, I'm sure he could, and I'm nearly 100% positive a double bass has never been on an album.

Where are you all from? I'm here in Washington DC.

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Well, personally, I'd have to reccomend Dean Markley Flatwounds. They don't tear my fingers apart, and it's much easier to slide up and down the strings. The only problem is that I've found that they don't stay in tune quite as well as other strings. Nothing serious, just a little higher maintenance, I guess. I love them!


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Old 07-22-2001, 08:32 PM   #16
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I can't comment on bass lessons, as I'm self taught, but $20 (US) per hour is what my brother's drum teacher charged, and that seemed like the going rate.


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Hi Mike, another bass-player, thats great!!!

Im from Iceland, small town way up north, but Ill be in Reykjavik in autumn to finish college.

BTW - I talked to this guy and it looks like Im going to get some double bass lessons this autumn What are you guys paying for lessons? My man asks for $20 per lesson!?!?
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what kind of bass are you playing, Mike?
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Well, the bass is a cheap new Peavey fury. Not the highest quality, but I kinda like the sound actually. I'll get something a little more well made when I have the cash.
My amp is a different story. I found a great deal on a 1967 Fender Bassman, absolutely perfect condition. That thing has a great sound! I got that in the same shop where I bought an original analog EH Memory Man Deluxe (AKA the Edge delay) on the cheap, even though I don't play guitar. Call me stupid....

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Old 07-24-2001, 02:16 AM   #20
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AM: Adam? Give lessons? SIGN ME UP BAY-BEE! LOL!

At the moment, I'm pulling $20 through the nose per lesson. I found a teacher!

LOL @ the Edge delay... never heard it described as that.

*waves her Canadian flag*
I should post more often... then it doesn't look like I'm trying to say a million things at once! LOL
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