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Playin' Bass

Post by Misery » Sun Apr 30, 2017 11:01 pm

Hey! Does anybody want to watch a fat dude in a wheelchair play some Pantera on bass? Sure you do! lol

https://youtu.be/z8qQU6crONg

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Post by sinewav » Tue May 02, 2017 3:55 am

Nice. I haven't heard that track in years. You're making me miss my bass. You see, last year I took it apart and sanded it down because I wanted a new paint job. But, I couldn't decide on a color and I don't actually have a place I can paint a guitar. Thus, by bass has been sitting in the closet unassembled since this time last year. I actually have an old friend in this city that paints guitars, but he's got like four instruments ahead of mine. Getting this thing painted and reassembled is my goal for summer.

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Post by Lucifer » Tue May 02, 2017 9:10 pm

sinewav wrote:You see, last year I took it apart and sanded it down because I wanted a new paint job. But, I couldn't decide on a color and I don't actually have a place I can paint a guitar. Thus, by bass has been sitting in the closet unassembled since this time last year.
I did the same thing with my iron bird, only in 2011, and I just haven't gotten it back together. I picked up a warlock in a pawn shop to tide me over, though.
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Re: Playin' Bass

Post by Misery » Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:39 am

What's a fat boy to do when there's nothing going on and he can't sleep?

Make another bass video! :D

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Post by sinewav » Wed Jun 28, 2017 6:40 pm

I used to own that same SansAmp box. I say "used to" because I left it at my bandmate's house when I moved to California and he refuses to ship my pedals to me, saying "Oh they are in the studio, I'll pick them up next time I'm there" which translates to "I'm still using them, too f'ing bad." I've asked a couple times now. I literally have to go to Chicago and pick them up from his house if I ever want to use them again.

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Post by Misery » Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:42 am

@Sinewav Yeah, that sucks when you don't have access to your equipment. I know that exact feeling. I have 5 other guitars and numerous bits of equipment that I still don't have possession of after a pretty had breakup.

But for that Sansamp box... It's the new V2 one. Same awesome tone with a bit more control. It has a Mid knob as well as switchable frequencies from 500-1000Hz and 40-80Hz.

The one that I REALLY want is a toss-up between the Darkglass B7K and the Darkglass Alpha Omega pedals, which are both more expensive than the Sansamp. And I'm not even a bass player! lol
But for thick distortion tones for guitar, I have my eye on the Amptweaker Tight Metal Pro. You should look those up. Pretty nice stuff!
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Post by sinewav » Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:39 am

Ah yes, it has some new knobs. Cool. I've been checking out distortion pedals lately, but for my synthesizer. It's hard to find ones that match something other than the frequency response of a guitar. I was surprised to find the DOD BoneShaker works really well, though I have yet to play my guitar through it. The demo video for this pedal sucks, haha, but it gives you quite a bit of control.

I found a pedal that would be good on my bass, but can't remember the name of it. I'll have to go back to the shop and look at it again. Was more of a fuzz pedal and added some SICK harmonics (though probably a bit too much and might get old if used as a primary tone).

Now, if I could only find some time to play with these new toys...

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Post by aP|Nelg » Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:45 am

sinewav wrote:The demo video for this pedal sucks, haha, but it gives you quite a bit of control.
Yes, it lets you play, pause, seek to a time, and adjust the volume!

Yes, I had to.

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Re: Playin' Bass

Post by Lucifer » Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:38 am

I bought Boss Metalzone MT-2 pedals for my son and I. This pedal rocks. I'm able to get both the bassy Metallica-type sound out of it as well as something more like AC/DC, or even Megadeth. My son prefers the heavier bassy stuff, and I prefer the more trebly stuff, but it can crunch anyway you run it.

It's not as cool as the Boss GT-3 that I used to record all that music, once upon a time, but it's also just a distortion pedal.
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