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The Bass Zone / Re: Squire & Bruford
« on: February 20, 2018, 03:36:39 PM »
Lots of new (at last to me) isolated bass tracks from the original Yes rhythm section.
"South Side Of The Sky" has Squire playing his Telecaster bass and what a sound! Might be one of my favs from him.

Thats the weirdest coolest thing
I dont know this track at all, for thos of you who do, I dont know if you'll be able to hear this cos your ear/mind will be accompanying it with the Yes stuff, but to my ears the early part could be Rage against the Machine, I can hear a wukka wukka weow  Tom Morello guitar nonsence and Zakk watsisface whining about capitalism


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The Outpost Cafe / Re: So, what have you been listening to lately?
« on: February 16, 2018, 03:24:10 AM »
I worked them last year and was disappointed with them live.
 the lead guy was giving it his all but the band seemed to be just going through the paces

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The Outpost Cafe / Re: Glenn Tipton - Parkinson’s
« on: February 12, 2018, 02:47:41 PM »
nope

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The Bass Zone / Re: A Jon Lord solo on bass ...
« on: February 09, 2018, 03:10:06 PM »
That is probably something very inappropriate, but I'm not acquainted with it.  ???
its the asciii sign for metal

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The Outpost Cafe / Re: So, what have you been listening to lately?
« on: February 09, 2018, 03:04:58 PM »
Hawkwind - after decades where no one took them seriously and they were discarded as Silver Machine one hit wonders - are finally being reappreciated in recent years. It's a general trend, so you're cool for once!

 you don't know the half of it, I've been wearing Hawaiian shirts and sporting a big bushy beard for years, now suddenly hipsters, and I'm more fashionable now than I've ever been in my life.
 I cant wait for them to move on, but  the bitchy looks you get from hipsters whos beards "challenge "yours are hilarious, now I get what busty blondes have to go through :)

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Now we need to see a pic of her wrapped around your body...  ;)

The only pics I have of me playing her don't  really show the wrap around or arm rest. maybe I'll stage some and get the wife to shoot them for me


 

Is that a strat jack mounted inside-out? :-o

 yes it is, I saw someone do it on a cigar box guitar and thought it looked cool,It actually makes plugging in even easier that the regular way boat jack. its become a bit of a signature for me, I've used it on the last 2 builds



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The Outpost Cafe / Re: So, what have you been listening to lately?
« on: February 09, 2018, 10:04:13 AM »
 I've been rediscovering Hawkwind

 they played locally so I blagged my way in for old times sake and was pleasantly surprised, the young lad they have playing bass for them is really proper good, like Cliff Burton good. Also the support band lunched it so Hawkwind  did a whole acoustic set as an opener

 Since then Ive been working my way through their back catalogue on my commute. its really cool listening to stuff I was into as a teenager with my present much more sophisticated musician/producers ears. There's a lot of really clever bass stuff I never appreciated before

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The Bass Zone / Re: A Jon Lord solo on bass ...
« on: February 08, 2018, 06:29:46 AM »
\m/

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sooo, I have been inspired by the reception 999 got for his non traditional bass to share my project..

 This has actually been ongoing for the whole time I've been on the outpost, alongside the baby bird, the flying Vii and the twin tele, but I didn't think this was the place for coffee table basses and was hesitant  about the reaction I would get. I was also I thinking to wait for the finished piece before sharing, but certain lifechanging  events mean I'm not going to have time for bass building for the next few years so its going to stay as it is for the foreseeable

 TBH my own tastes usually run to the traditional, but .. I have a background in sculpture and always had a keen interest in the science of ergonomics so..

  It all started when I was given a load of Jazz bass chromeware(pickup and bridge cover, weird curved control plate and tuners), I had the carcass of my old Maison (copy of a bass collection ) that I wanted to resurrect because the neck is still the nicest I have ever played so the original idea was to see what that would look like oldschool chromed up. Unfortunately the body was too small to fit it all on so I set out to carve my own body.

 This was the project that sent me to the wood reclaim yard where I discovered the kerua wood that i used in the flying Vii

  The build has taken me about 7 years so far, a gradual process of making it the most comfortable bass to wear. The process has been to glue wood on and carve, then put it all together and play it for a few terms to get an idea of the fit , then in the holidays strip it apart and add more wood, and carve again, rebuild rinse and repeat. Annoyingly I cant locate all of the early photos, so the pics start from about mark5, but you can get an idea from the last rework which was to adapt the head stock to accommodate a drop D tuner. all the wood used, both the kerua tonewood central spar and the random other bits I used for the rest of it is recycled junk wood.

  She now sports a chinabucker and sounds like a bird but earlier on in the build I used the J pickup from the Maison and ppl said it sounded like a Ric. the controls should be  tonemonster active preamp but I managed to kill it during the install so at the moment its just volume and 3 dummies. I'm now thinking that I might stay passive and put the J pickup back in in the bridge position instead.

  Shapewise, I know it looks horrible, but is so comfortable, having the body shaped in all 3 dimensions means it wraps around me, and the playing position and neck are exactly where I want them to be, standing up the back curl sits on my hip and the top of it is perfectly contoured for my arm to lay on. Sitting down the lower bout is exactly where it needs to be to sit on my knee. And of course the balance is spot on. the old adage about not strapping it on but wearing it really holds true, and it being so comfortable to play really helps me to play, I feel like I play better with her than any other bass

  Due to my work I often have to put my instruments down in a hurry to deal with stuff so to avoid detuning when I lay them down most of my instruments sport coathooks or drawer handles on the back of the headstocks, but for this I have the luxury of incorporating a 3d headstock design so that it lays on the floor without the tuners being disturbed.

 At the moment its still primered but eventually I imagine a shiny fire engine red...

   Mark 5



Mark 6 (thrown together and primered so that i could use it for my college performances)

 


Mark 7 (headstock rebuild for detuner, Chinabucker fitted and string through added)





 sooo,
 whatdya think ? (ducks)


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wow that is just gorgeous

you have inspired me

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Other Bass Brands / Re: Italian design: Noah No-No
« on: February 02, 2018, 10:52:39 AM »
the controls are cute , but the body shape and headstock don't go together

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The Outpost Cafe / Re: Fast Eddie Clarke RIP
« on: January 30, 2018, 05:34:20 PM »
Are they now the first complete (and original at that) line-up of a metal band in Höven?
The Ramones ?
not really metal but in the same league

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Rickenbacker Basses / Re: Music videos that feature Rics
« on: December 13, 2017, 08:33:58 AM »
And getting us back on track... :mrgreen:


weird seeing Peart  with a normal drum kit

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The Bass Zone / Re: Post Your Music!
« on: December 13, 2017, 07:30:55 AM »
Lovin it.  The arrangements are great.
Thanks

can I ask as a bass player, did I go over the top in Sanctuary? the whole thing is super self indulgent anyway, I just had so much fun

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Nice. Love this stuff. Headstock says "Knight". ???

love that version, that's the first song i learnt to play on the bass.

Interesting occurence re gallup and his basses, while doing some Uni research Wikipedia told me that He was known for playing a T-bird, which struck me as odd as Ive always seen him with semi's. an Image search and sure enough theres lots pics of him using a bird at gigs, so i went looking for a cool video to put on the Tbird thread, nothing , went through every promo and released live ones and he never uses the bird, even though on loads of the audience vids he seems to use it a lot. I wonder why he would prefer the bird for live use but not want to be seen with it on promo stuff?

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