|@quadfather I need to hear it. If you get chance to record something on it and I'll listen when I'm not in work!|
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wuntyate wrote:Haha. "And trying to learn the sax as well". Man of many talents
@monkman76 Lol, I know. I'm bloody addicted to video games as well which really doesn't help, so I genuinely would get nowhere without someone urging me on. It doesn't help either that I have my typewriter out calling to me and I'm trying to finish a story I'm working on, and trying to learn this sax as well. I'm a fucking flake and I need 50 hours in a day.
Yeah, whatever you do, don't buy returnal for fucks sake!
@quadfather Cheers man! Yeah, as I wrote above, I need a kick up the arse on a regular basis. Too much going on in my head so what happens is I drown it out with gaming. I'm a much better person when the thoughts are organised and I'm working towards something.
Ah, an impromptu jam, that's awesome!
wuntyate wrote:I'm definitely taking it to the studio tonight and will use it for tonight's session.
@quadfather I need to hear it. If you get chance to record something on it and I'll listen when I'm not in work!
The strings are super bright, so it may need some time to break in, but it's ready to rock straight away - I've checked the intonation which is bang on, the action which is bang on, and it was even in tune ffs!
I need to hear if it sits as well in the mix in active mode as the passive stuff I've been doing.
@quadfather That's impressive! Can't wait to hear what it sounds like man. You must be champing at the bit to get to your practice tonight.
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That is gorgeous. If it sounds half as good as it looks, that is going to be sweet!
Obligatory shiny tuner pic before my hands grub it up
Edited by quadfather at 13:10:27 14-05-2021
elstoof wrote:The modern D neck feels better in my hands than the C too, it's silky as fuck to play!
boo wrote:It sounds amazing! I need to get to the studio to get it on the bass amp there. Christ I feel like running down the street with it to get there at the moment! Fucking work in the way!
That is gorgeous. If it sounds half as good as it looks, that is going to be sweet!
wuntyate wrote:Also, you know what I'm like with colours on basses. I never go for the standard ones. They have to be a bit mental.
@quadfather Jesus wept. That's lovely. Pity it's not black, but it's fucking lovely.
Also, it has little small swirls of slightly different coloured wood on the fretboard. It's really nice.
Edited by quadfather at 17:32:29 14-05-2021
Ok, Iíve been playing this ultra jazz every day since I got it last week or whenever it was. Iíve had it in my practice amp upstairs, my main markbass amp in the music room and itís had 3 sessions at the studio.
And it is absolutely hands down, without question the best bass Iíve ever played in my life
Itís unbelievable. I donít know how it ticks all the boxes but it does so amazingly well.
Itís almost like I can get exactly what bass i want with it effortlessly. Amazing!
The other guys in the band commented the same too, so I'm pretty sure this is, "the one" as they say. It really does stand out.
I'll try and get some recordings done.
@quadfather Shit man, sounds brilliant. You've found your bass soulmate I reckon.
Really need to play my bass again. I'm going to forget how pretty soon.
Although I now have a 2 octave range on the sax. Fuck yeah. Nearly at the end of my book which puts me from grade 0 to 2 in a couple of months. Actually ended up losing myself in some kind of jazzy improv shit* last night and it felt great.
*emphasis on the shit part
Yeah, it just gets better every time I pick it up!
Jesus, you're really coming on with the sax now aren't you. Because of this bass, mine is sidelined for now as we have a fuck ton of stuff to work out. And the local pub opened for the first time yesterday with new managers that live in the village and they want some live music!
Be a great place to have a few practice gigs to get up to speed
Be famous next year.
@quadfather Brilliant man, that would be awesome to have a few live bookings down the line to give you all something on the horizon.
I don't think we're going down the route of a live band now. Just can't be bothered with all the hassle. There's so many reasons why it would be great but we've been burned SO much in the past and there's such a lack of musicians up here that we just can't be bothered with the grief.
Don't know how I feel about that. 5 parts fine with it and 5 parts depressed I think.
Tbh, we're not expecting much either. I think our idea is to just give it a go with this outfit and see what happens.
The main reason we play is because we like it. That's it. So we'll just keep at it and see how it goes.
We're all in our 40's, and it's not like we've got burning ambition or anything, but it's worth a shot just for shits and giggles really.
Just do whatever it is that you want to do. And balls to everyone else!
@quadfather Yeah man, it's more my mates decison than mine to be fair but I'm not doing it without him. I may be able to convince him yet as he did turn around earlier in the year, but what doesn't help is that I'm still so undecided myself. I think I'm too afraid to admit I'm NEVER doing it again as that's shutting the door on that part of my life forever, which is fucking freaking me out.
Who knows. A few years down the line I may find myself playing jazz and blues to old bastards in bars if I keep the sax going.
Ha, I typed that for a joke but actually am not against the idea.
Well it doesn't have to be that black and white does it? I mean, why not just leave the door slightly ajar and see what happens later?
And in the meantime, play some cool jazz and blues in bars That sounds great, actually.
Do you need a bassist? haha
@quadfather ha ha ill give you a shout in a couple of years and we can tour the country with our sweet sweet jazz.
Native instrumentsí summer of sound is live for this year. Same deals as usual where all upgrades on the komplete bundles are half price. On sale until the end of this month I think.
Also, have guitars become more expensive over the last year or so? I went to a couple of bricks and mortar shops yesterday and my telecaster was around 20% more expensive than when I bought it last year.
Ive dabbled on and off with guitar for many a year, but used lockdown to sit down and teach myself properly. With the help of YouTube etc I've come on leaps and bounds these past 18 months. A part of me regrets not taking guitar playing seriously in my younger years, but that being said where I'm at now is very satisfying and I'm improving each week.
I've an Ibanez RG and am borrowing a friends Line 6 amp. We've actually jammed together over the last week, even writing a few tracks in the style of epic metal with smatterings of Paradise Lost. Lots of fun.
Donít worry you can get yourself up to 85% pretty quickly. That last 15% takes decades in my experience. Learning the guitar isnít as linear as learning the piano I think, in terms of the difficulty gradient.
Chees for the positive feedback. I've working on the scales Minor Pentatonic, Blues, Natural Minor, Major, Dorian & Mixolydian. I've also begun working on a one shape arpeggio courtesy of Paul Davids via YT, who I've found to be a very good at explain technique and is very easy to follow.
My buddy, who is a seasoned guitar player, was suitably impressed when I blasted out the first part of Master of Puppets, particularly as I'm ditching tabs in favour of playing by ear. Without looking I'm not entirely sure what key Metallica play in, but I'm tuned to E flat. Either way it sounds awesome. I was very pleased with myself.
Any advice you might have would be most welcome.
Edited by PickledShogun at 23:04:41 01-06-2021
Bass neck arrived, beautiful bit of wood. No finish required on wenge or ebony so itís silky smooth, I might rub some super fine paper on the back to see how far itíll go
Looks ace! Can't wait to see the finished article!
That is bloody lovely. The colour is immense. I too would love to see it when done... and then have you make me one.
The body just arrived as well
Think Iím just going to run it through some fine grades of sandpaper and tung oil it. The oil should darken the body quite a bit. I chucked some of the bits on in the meantime
monkman76 18,725 posts
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Fuck that does look really good. For some reason I like the natural wood look more on basses than guitars. Really like the black tuners too.
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