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post Apr 26 2010, 02:02 PM
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Hi everybody,
now we all know bass players are rather sensitive characters. When I was telling the bass player in our band that I record so much stuff at home by now and it is annoying to program the bass and therefore I'd get a real one, he just said: "So you think you can play the bass?" And I was like: "How hard can it be??" Our other bandmates were laughing on the floor!
Anyway, I just ordered a cheap Harley Benton bass ( http://www.thomann.de/de/harley_benton_hbp120bk_ebass.htm ) because I realised that I want to record my own music and I got new ideas nearly every day. What do you think, is this bass suitable for the first bass steps and to record some rock pieces? By the way, I will try to record it through my guitar V-amp 3, this one has a few bass setups as well. I'll present you the results very soon.

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post Apr 26 2010, 02:17 PM
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QUOTE (Gitarrero @ Apr 26 2010, 03:02 PM) *
"So you think you can play the bass?" And I was like: "How hard can it be??" Our other bandmates were laughing on the floor!


laugh.gif I You REALLY wanna insult him, get a MIDI-mic and a converter and play the sounds by Marcus Miller in Trilian..... It sounds better than the most bass-players I've ever heard. (with some exceptions ofc.)

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post Apr 26 2010, 03:12 PM
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a p bass is always a good idea man!


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post Apr 26 2010, 03:19 PM
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I don't know the quality of the bass you ordered but it should be fine for first steps. Only thing to look out when getting cheap basses is action as some can be really uncomfortable to play. You choose one with a P pickup, it will give you some nice rock tones! smile.gif
Its good to learn to play different instruments as it will improve skills on your main instrument too!

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post Apr 26 2010, 03:22 PM
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QUOTE (Bogdan Radovic @ Apr 26 2010, 04:19 PM) *
You choose one with a P pickup, it will give you some nice rock tones! smile.gif


That's good to hear, because this is the intention I've got. Can't wait for the bass to arrive so I can finish my Green Day SI lesson!


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post Apr 26 2010, 05:17 PM
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yeah, that trillian is out of this world,

it depends on what type of music you are doing,

if the bass is too prominent you will be able to tell it is a plugin


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post Apr 26 2010, 06:39 PM
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Bass can in many cases just be a simpler version of a guitar, if you have a good sense for rhythm (and of course, play bass couple of months or so biggrin.gif ). I don't see the real difficulty in one playing bass unless you want to be a lead bass player in bass-oriented band, or need to play faster funk or fusion or something like that - then you need a serious bassist who can pull this off.
For some rock pieces, and demos you want to create home I think that bass is OK, it will get you covered for a while. Try to adjust playability on it so it feels decent, and you're set to go.


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post Apr 27 2010, 02:00 AM
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QUOTE (Gitarrero @ Apr 26 2010, 09:22 AM) *
That's good to hear, because this is the intention I've got. Can't wait for the bass to arrive so I can finish my Green Day SI lesson!


PERFECT for green day, mike dirnt always record with old p basses smile.gif


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post Apr 27 2010, 03:46 AM
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post Apr 27 2010, 06:47 AM
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And why he didn't want to record the bass?


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post May 1 2010, 01:48 PM
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Regarding playing bass vs playing guitar as I had quite experience with both - I didn't find either on easier to play. Yes you can play simple stuff on bass like in many classic rock songs and its very straightforward. On the guitar parallel to that would be playing power chords in simple songs - which is really straightforward too. Transition from guitar to bass and vise versa is always easier because of same principles behind them (you know where which notes are and how to get sound out). For any complicated stuff both are hard to play. Bass playing requires different technique/approach and has some unique techniques, and guitar playing has its own approaches and techniques and unique ones too..

Generally if you play one instrument its always easier to get started on the new one because of previous knowledge. Even though I play bass as primary instrument - I have recently managed to play some tunes on a harmonica and piano too, which I couldn't grasp easily before I had years of playing experience on other instrument.


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post May 1 2010, 02:26 PM
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I am seriously offended by this as some bassists have seriously hard pieces, look at Brain Drill for example? They are a tech death band with a amazing bassist. I despise when people think playing the root note for 100 bars and calling it bass playing. Sorry, but bass varies a lot but at then again.. I play a 6 string bass in a Technical Death metal band : p.. To be honest, to me guitar is a bit easier due to the lower action, but again thats just me.

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post May 1 2010, 05:25 PM
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Some Bass Players are more genius than guitar players
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QUOTE (Dennizzz119 @ May 1 2010, 06:25 PM) *
Some Bass Players are more genius than guitar players
*Points at Steve Harris laugh.gif *


...and Jaco Pastorius....

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QUOTE (Karl-ss @ May 1 2010, 06:26 AM) *
I am seriously offended by this as some bassists have seriously hard pieces, look at Brain Drill for example? They are a tech death band with a amazing bassist. I despise when people think playing the root note for 100 bars and calling it bass playing. Sorry, but bass varies a lot but at then again.. I play a 6 string bass in a Technical Death metal band : p.. To be honest, to me guitar is a bit easier due to the lower action, but again thats just me.


I agree with some aspects here. Bass is a far more difficult instrument I think. It requires more strength and dexterity, especially when you get into players like Alex Webster, Steve Harris, Dominic Lapointe, Yoshihiro Naruse, Billy Sheehan, Tetsuo Sakurai, Roxanne Constatin, and other technical styles. And on top of that, a lot of these players are at the same time incorporating some of the most complex grooves on earth, So not only do they have extreme technical prowess, but an impeccable sense of rhythm and timing.


QUOTE (Dennizzz119 @ May 1 2010, 09:25 AM) *
Some Bass Players are more genius than guitar players
*Points at Steve Harris laugh.gif *


I just would like to say that Steve Harris is insane as a bass player and song writer. If he were a religion, I would be a high priest in it! laugh.gif
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post May 2 2010, 09:00 PM
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I think that its a very good idea to learn how to play different instruments (I'm fooling around with keyboards at the moment). I would love to have a electric drum set as that seems very useful to get into to me. I'm sure that playing different instruments will increase your skills on your primary instrument. I do believe we can only have one primary instrument if we want to be good on it.


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