It’s said that he was better on the autoharp that the banjo. There is a album he did on YouTube, one side is all banjo and the other side is all autoharp. Old school bluegrass isn’t for everyone but has a special place in my heart.
Has anyone successfully transferred back and forth between bass and guitar, or does it always just end sounding like a guitar guy doing bass, or a bass guy attempting guitar? I sat in on bass once and was accused of sounding country for doing too much McCartney style walking and alternate tonics or 5ths too much. Previous guy was Mr Tonic 1/2 1/4 or 1/8 notes constantly.
I went to a blues festival once and noted a common thread amongst most of the bass players, both in style and eq setting. In rock/pop you have everything from Hofner to Rickenbacker. One small time Canadian band Streetheart had a bass player they called spider probably because of his style. Huh, looked it up they were local Regina boys. These must have been the guys my guitar teacher knew.
Negative points for spandex and silk, but bonus points for a rosewood Strat being thrashed well. Sorry for the huge step away from bluegrass. Its kind of nostalgic for me. Think he's running an Ibanez. That's what our high school band guy used at the time. Nice solo in Under My Thumb at the end, per the album.
A nugget of spider and bass bubbled up from the depths. I think you'll get a kick out of it and possibly connoisseur the bass lines like a fine wine.
edit - youtube prompted me with My Generation. forgot the good bass licks in that one too
delayed offside edit - trivia Q When do you get the most hearing damage? playing Won't Get Fooled Again as a teenager or running saws as a growed up? Hint - when do you start to get smart about earplugs? ahh, memory lane
Here is the song I use to wake up my girls in the morning. Ignore the video montage from Heroes. Its a song by Rosie Thomas, who has an excellent voice but is kind of a wallflower of a performer. In all the videos I have seen of her performing she does not look at the audience. She has a...
Sorry, I didn't know any other way to present the bass playing to you. My bad. I noticed I can't really hear the bass lines on your average laptop. I unfortunately don't have bass recordings of me, and that goes to zero if criteria is you would actually want to hear it.
Have any thoughts on tube vs solid state? Last top of the line Deluxe Reverb I saw was hand wired, replacing a circuit board type and now apparently the newest is very solid state with features galore. I've got a late 70's with the pull boost knob. It barfed out a tube and the bias cap last year. Still has the original 6V6's stamped fender although I think they're Sylvanias. My only recent tech observation is compact fluorescents work their buzz in.
No problems...just thought you might be interested in the other thread also.
Only tube I've run is an old Ampeg piggy-back (flip top) with a 15" JBL in it. I liked it
Solid States: ran a 600w Seymour Duncan through two cabinets (4x15)...big EV reversed horn with 2 EVs in it, and a front loaded EV cabinet with a pair of JBLs. The whole unit ran at 2 ohms and could rock a small city
Bob Dylan, country, beer and good times on a late night by a wood stove with a drunk buddy. Miss it, don't do it often enough.
I could hear a touch of bass walk snuck in there.
Sounds like you have some serious amplification. Solid state can definitely take the output load end better than tubes but some guys like it when their amp starts to puke. I'm on the fence. Maybe because my amp doesn't go Marshall, it goes "rough". I've got a 70's Ibanez 12 string that I should show some attention to. I sold out to the electric side for a long time.
I enjoy your music. Look forward to more if you feel so inclined.