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    I play bass in a band called "Five in the Field". A band that plays both kinds of music, country AND western!

    Anyone else sing or play an instrument? And yes, i have seen people make a chainsaw sing!
    Is this not a reasonable place to park?

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    Ive been playing bass for 25 years, in plenty of bands and sessions, but now im not playing as much
    "....oh and I fingered a couple of honeys once in the church graveyard."

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    I play guitar, bass, and drums - mostly guitar, but I've lost all interest in my old age. I haven't picked up my guitar in six months.

    Why do you like a short scale bass?

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    I dont know. Someone told me once the B string sounds better short scale. I have a long scale and a couple of short scale basses. I cant tell the difference. Truth be told i dont know much about the technical aspects of playing. I cant read music and taught myself to play by ear. I have a set of drums and bought a guitar a year ago to teach myself to play. The one i have the most trouble with is the accordion, i can only play a couple of Nirvana songs on that.
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    It's amazing the teaching videos on youtube. Any song you can think of, there's a video showing you how to play it.

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    I play the didgeridoo!!!
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    Well, there's my picture....

    i also play Banjo, Guitar, Mandolin, electric Bass, and Double Bass, and sing. Been in many bands of different genre, ran my own studio, did some session work for others (all small time).

    Have played Blues, jazz, dinner music, classic rock & country, Top 40, Bluegrass.....basically whatever paid.

    Spent most of my life playing clubs, festivals, fairs, bars, & private parties.

    I still play something almost everyday but am officially retired from the stage/band thing, although I do play a show once in a great while when old band-mates ask for help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FireFighterZero View Post
    I dont know. Someone told me once the B string sounds better short scale.

    hmmm...never tuned a string to B on a Bass.

    Short scale = Brighter tone + less sustain, but it can all be changed by effects/filters. Most normal reason I'm aware of is reach of hand.

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    I think he's playing a 5 string to have that B.

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    I think your right, Butch. Must be a lower note (5th to the E)?

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