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Previous thread: >>61964484
I found a cheap 5 string Fender jazz bass in my area, i've never played bass before but i kinda want to try out playing bass, should i get it or i'd better look at a 4 strings one?
So I just got my first 5 a few weeks back, playing 4s for quite a few years. I say go for the 5. Honestly,the learning curve isn't that different and it'll give you more versatility in the future. You just need to memorize note on one more string.
Tl;dr start on a five and you'll be just a fluent as you would be on a four.
thanks m8 good luck m8
I wonder how many of these orange is making.
>good luck buying one
It's not good luck with that
this thread's nice and filled with luck, will dump my pics of desired gear.
good luck to everyone.
cool thanks. What's with that bridge? It looks like a big thing, I didn't remember mustangs being like that. Also good luck, here's some >desired
people that own this guitar are lucky indeed!
most improbable and lucky relic ever. Also how do you guys think redburst under yellow would work for a relic? I'm thinking of doing some rough contours on a telecaster I previously painted over.
>inb4 tone finish
Been looking for a decently priced semi-hollow or archtop for jazz. Would anyone here recommend one of these? Love the look and I won't be paying an arm and a leg, I'll be checking one out in person as soon as I can.
tfw you go out and play your new guitar and with the stage lights shining on it the burst quality really shines through.
Nah, i think the previous owner did the mod, the mij thinline mustangs come in S-S pickup configuration.
Looks super comfy to play as well, it's my main priority getting one of these atm.
So guys, lets say you get to the point in your guitar playing career where you get your choice in companies to make signature stuff for you, specifically. You get to choose one major company from a guitar manufacturer, pedal manufacturer, and Amp manufacturer to have you make something.
the only rule is no specialty luthiers/manufacturers (eg. Mayones, Ormsby, etc)
Who do you choose?
Guitars: ESP Japan
Bonus: List specs of your guitar and pedals that you'd want specifically
i have half a mind to properly draw this.
I love you, its terrible but I'd actually play the ever loving shit out of pic related
Amps; orange, because I use them myself.
pedals; zoom, because glorious nippon steel and I love my cheap 2020. So I'd ask for a watered down version or maybe a balls to the walls variant.
guitars; gibson or Jackson and I'd make a yamaha sg1080 thats half the weight, thinner neck and has push pull configuration for single coilz.
for the guitar i'd want a slime green superstrat, no floyd rose, extra large pointy headstock, ebony fretboard, 3 humbuckers, black hardware, shark tooth inlays.
Guitars : Ibanez Custom shop. I like the headstock more.
Pedals : EHX too, they've got great weirder stuff without being too gimmicky.
Amps : Probably Mesa. The dual rectifier seems too specific but the mark series sound great.
Specwise I'd probably go with a workhouse 7 string, piezo+HSH and also maybe an S-S-Sustainiac fretless 8 strings if I could really try some crazy shit. I don't really care about the body shape, but usually prefer super-strats, maybe with a see-through finish and a fancy wood underneath.
I don't really know how they are but Ibanez made some SG before getting lawsuits, considering the brand they probably already have a thin neck.
Also to follow up with my guitar:
Would be a body shape much like an offset fender, like a Jaguar/mustang but with slightly better contours. I'd go for a light purple finish. Bare Knuckle Bridge humbucker, Juggernaut, and a Sustainiac in the neck. Single volume, single tone control (even though I rarely use tone) and a classic looking headstock. Thinner fretboard with no inlays, and ebony fretboard. Would probably end up doing a floyd rose as well, but wouldn't care about TOM.
Digging the sound of that guitar, Have you ever played a 3 humbucker guitar? Never had the change, seems like the 3rd might get in the way for me - I have a really heavy pick attack.
Does Zoom make many other pedals besides multis?
>Have you ever played a 3 humbucker guitar?
no but i've always wanted one. i think they're super fucking rad. i don't see it getting in the way for me. actually you know what, i wonder what something like that would cost. i should try to make it happen. i never really thought about my "dream guitar" before. thanks for asking >>61989991
Not gonna lie, I'm having fun with this.
Just picked up this baby, sounds great.
You guys seen anything from NAMM that you can't live without?
I've always wanted a Les Paul black beauty with three humbuckers, seems like it would be pretty versatile.
Seven string Jazzmaster in surf green
Chase Bliss definitely. Make me that huge ambient reverb please, already creaming over their new delay
Matamp/Electric or Verellen. I want a 300 watt clean machine that I can attenuate in to a doom monster.
That's a real beautiful guitar there my man. as for NAMM stuff, saw some ESP things I really like, as well as from Ibanez (mainly to get myself another Talman perhaps)
its a dangerous tool, anon
>if I had too much money I would also buy that stocking guitar and give it to a friend of mine
>you will never be a qt3.14 possessed by Jimi Hendrix's ghost
Why even live
Post video of yourselves playing
I'll start, to get the ball rolling. I'm just jamming, pls no h8. I play WAY better when the camera's not rolling, honest to Betsy
Yeah I'm really proud of it, been wanting a hollow body for a long time and finally had the chance to get one.
As far as NAMM goes I'm super excited about the new Chase Bliss delay, the new sterek 1400 watt Verellen amp, and the new Strymon Generalissimo.
What manga is this?
It's a pain in the ass to use on mobile.
I asked in the previous general on what 'satin' is, and why it makes guitar necks so smooth but, are all guitar generally finished in satin smooth in nature? Do some companies have smoother satin necks then others? Which one have the smoothest neck?
Ditto, I seem to be really sloppy when playing video but I can play live and shit just fine.
That's a nice clean tone you've got there by the way, what kind of pickups are those? looks like rails?
That looks pretty great too, I really like blue bursts on guitars. Think they're underrated as fuck.
huh, building a custom guitar through jackson almost exactly how i want it would only cost 4 grand. that's not bad. i'm gonna do it in a few months i think
sea foam green super strat here i come
i'd have to settle for HSS though which isn't a big deal. i'd probably with pearly gates, hot rails, and cool rails.
>Seven string Jazzmaster in surf green
I'd be really pleased if fender actually did some 7 strings with single coils, I actually like my single coil's sound despite playing a budget guitar.
This manga better have a qt delinquant possessed by Dimebag
Introducing the Anon signature San Dimas from Charvel
-Mahogany strat-shaped body and carbonized birdseye maple neck/fretboard, both oil finished
-stainless steel extra jumbo frets on a 16" radius
-one concentric brass volume/tone knob
-hardtail brass bridge with sustain block
-also available with original Floyd Rose, if you're into that
-Seymour Duncan '59 neck, JB bridge pickup, cool rails middle pickup
-neck profile is standard Charvel because it's already perfect
-extra deep belly contour for comfort
pic related is a mahogany San Dimas. Isn't it beautiful?
>are all guitar generally finished in satin smooth in nature?
Most of the time. sometimes if the finish is applied wrong it can be pretty "sticky" but that's rare in my run-ins with satin finishes.
>Do some companies have smoother satin necks then others?
I'd imagine so, but I haven't tried too many personally.
>Which one have the smoothest neck?
That is technically more a personal feel - I'd have to personally say I've played the Schecter Blackjack with a satin neck and holy shit did it feel great.
>This manga better have a qt delinquant possessed by Dimebag
I think I'll start reading it just because that COULD happen.
If your pick isn't at least 6 millimeters thick, you are fucking up.
if your pick isn't soviet money you're fucking up
Either Jackson or Fender. Personally not a fan of artist models, but a specialized Soloist or Telecaster would be nice
Either Vox or Fender. Get something handwired
Single coils and shortscales are awful for metal. A longer scale will give you a more satisfying sound, and humbucker will, surprisingly, block the single coil hum.
And the mustang's scale will make baritone tuning sound like shit because of its scale.
Also sticking in a hot rail would defeat the whole purpose of a mustang.
I still agree on the whole basis of the thing, but there are some guitars that just won't work for some really specific genre.
I've been liking thinner picks more and more as of late.
I used to play with a Gibson TT super thin pick when I first started out, but now I just use Dunlop .88 exclusively. Always subject to change I guess.
>tfw no qt anime grill who plays an Ibanez
Introducing Confederate Carl's CoonCaster by Fender USA
>100% African Mahogany body and neck
>Seymour Duncan Black Winter set
>Reclaimed authentic Confederate flag top
>Vintage 1850's Cotton strap included
Thinking of getting one of these squier strats and switching out the pickups for better ones. Arctic white or seafoam green? I can't decide.
Thick picks (2 mm and up) are just so much better in every way
>more durable than thinner picks of same material
>easier to hold
>usually beveled to glide right off the strings
>bigger sound with less effort
Even if you still prefer thinner picks, thick picks are great to practice with. They teach you to relax your right hand, instead of giving your pick the death grip.
>No tone knob
At least the inlays look cool. Try again.
Ive had a thrash metal band and joined a death metal band. Former fell apart because the drummer stole $100 and several pieces of gear, I tracked down and kicked his ass. My rhythm guitarist had some talent but we disbanded anyways in a small town. I left the latter shortly since the drummers girlfriend wanted my dick and she was also the city pig chief's daughter. She was underage b& anyways and ended my prospects in that particular city. I ended up working with trap music and remixes for a while until I couldn't live without a guitar anymore.
I know its a small Marshall for now but plan to get a larger one in the future. I love how they sound. I'm waiting on both of them.
My main influences are Angus Young, Tony Iommi, Dave Mustaine, Jimmy Page, Kurt Cobain, Gustavo Cerati, Max Cavalera, Randy Rhoads, Paul Gilbert, Chuck Schuldiner, Dimebag Darrel, Rocky George, Dr. Know, Raúl Greñas, Michael Amott and Ben Ash, Steve Vai, Mike Riggs, Akira Takasaki, Buckethead and Abbath/Demonaz
Um, one finger on each adjacent fret. Start at 7th position, if you want. Just keep the fingerings and lift high because you are exercising, not playing. First finger stays put. Do pick.
Besides the sound argument, I've actually found that it's the opposite for me. I used to like the thick ones when I was 13 or something but after I found out that I don't like working as hard with my right hand, I moved on to thinner picks.
Step up, senpais.
Dean made a Confederate flag Razorback and Dimebag used one of them.
>tfw you jam it into your ribcage before a solo and your rebel heart connects to the souls of dead Confederate soldiers, channeling their voices into your playing
Pretty much this but with black hardware and matching headstock
Idolfags do it better.
depends on a number
it's a great instrument. build quality is stellar. I've had the pleasure to play a maple neck stingray on multiple occasions and it's just superb.
however the more time goes the more I'm starting to think that some other brands make them just as good if not better for the price.
lakland, ibanez, yamaha and schecter all sell asian-made MM or MM/J basses that should go for a few hundred bucks less on the used market and, in my opinion, are made just as well
>guitars that happen to have anime designs aren't guitar/bass related
>cartoon representations of guitars/basses that happen to be played by anime characters aren't guitar/bass related
>videos of talented guitarists who happen to be playing songs from their favorite anime aren't guitar/bass related
I could go on
I was being in topic asking for sauce on the gif since I play an MM stingray
Since we're weebposting may as well post what I'll be ordering on the 28th
fingers are really cool for slappity tappitty and doing harmonics while playing something else,
I really hate how hard it is to play fast stuff while fingerpicking though, especially since you can't do tremolo picking unless you're a god.
Why do all of these modeling amps always go for 100 presets? Why have so many if only like 8 are actually decent, why not just go for like 15 really strong ones instead of advertising so many garbage sounds
*Last blog was a couple of months back: "Satriani's Picks"
>be me at 17
>meet bassist in math
>find rhythm and drums duo
>32 piece drums (with 2x bass)!
>we click but no vocals
>audition some stinkers
>think that it won't happen
>then snoop appears!
>a white guy who goes by "snoop"
>but he can sing and we're gellin'
>looks like a done deal
>neighbours come home so jam's over >we all head to mickey d's and chill
>snoop starts talking about Jews
>he doesn't like them
>says he has this Hitler tour shirt...
>that's perfect for the stage
>he looks at us expecting agreement
>as leader, it's up to me to tell him
>rhythm and drums are Jews
>no way to recover the situation
>I give him a lift home then go back
>suddenly it makes sense...
>first thing rhythm said when we met...
>it was a litmus test...
>and info for me to give to new joiners
>we ended up with a Korean guy
>he didn't give a fuck about Jews...
>and his hero was Geoff Tate so...
This thread needs more bass. where my bass players at?
>stumble upon vintage Ovation basses
>think to myself, gee, that's a big neck pickup
>what, is it a quad-coil superbucker or something?
>it actually is
Because the infamous Gibson mudbuckers just weren't enough.
Waiting on my sandberg and probably modding an old case to turn it into a formfit case for it since none actually exist for it. I don't like gigbags.
You can't tremolo pick but its still possible to play fast stuff by using legato and alternating between your thumb and index finger.
I find that playing with fingers make me slower and more chordal in my approach.
Got my 3rd bass yesterday. A Fretless Squier vm p bass for messing around
Been plating 5 years.
My Warwick Thumb arrives tomorrow. 5 string bolt-on. Who needs a neck pickup when you can have 2 bridge pickups?
I already know it's heavy, the neck dives, and I can't play Motown stuff on it, but that's okay.
I never really liked Warwick basses, but to each their own. The Sandberg completely blew away any Fender American Standard or American Deluxe I tried out, and it's even cheaper than a Fender here in europe. Pic related would be my second choice, or a Jazz bass, I'm not sure but definitely the colour scheme (and probably without relicing).
How does someone even come with something like this?
hey other MM/P guy here
so in the end I was too cheap for the vm4 and got pic related
actually not disappointed at all. this is a solid fucking bass. I'd say two thirds as good for a fourth of the price.
can someone help me figure out the pedals used in pic related and in this video at 2:40?
i know there's a deluxe memory man and a boss me 50 but can anyone tell what else he is using?
How do you improve your stage presence? As I'm the frontman playing guitar and singing, I could use a few tips on having my presence be more known. I try to move as much as I can but there are definitely times when I start soloing where I stand still and look at my fretboard from time to time.
Also, any tips on playing guitar and singing steadily at the same time?
Well yeah, diminishing returns start to hit you pretty hard after 1000 bucks, but supporting a local business and getting something really nice are worth it for me (I'm not buying the VM4 anytime soon though, I'm still waiting for the classic special 5).
They're soapbar humbuckers, as far as I know they're not ridiculously large for humbuckers. As for the sound: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEDB7rLBKIA (obviously has to be taken with a grain of salt because it's a youtube video, but eh)
Each string has its own coil that is specifically voiced for it.
Ovation was started by an engineer, and engineers love doing things like this.
It's a very engineerly solution to the problem of a neck pickup being muddy. I can almost hear the guy saying to himself "this way I can set the response for each string just right so it always stays in balance. This is the best solution possible."
This and the new bill kelliher freedman amp
i've been thinking about getting thinner picks just for strumming
i basically only use jazz 3 picks and have only used them for like 5+ years, but they just aren't that great for strumming easily. i play in bands and whenever i know i'm just going to be strumming for the whole song i just turn the pick upside down and use the rounded part, that kind of works but it feels pretty weird in my fingers.
>I never really liked Warwick basses
I'm not sure, I just own a corvette copy and it isn't even double bridge pickup.
Some of us don't happen to have $4k lying around to buy a quality upright
Not to mention that you can actually get a good sound out of a fretless if you actually know what you're doing and not just wanking
upright bass is literally a different instrument, comparing the two as if they're just a different flavour of the same thing is stupid. also: >>61997592
Electric uprights still start at 500 bucks and the decent ones are at the very least 1000USD.
Yes, and upright strings, if you need to replace them. They're like 100 bucks as well. A good bow is also a few hundred bucks at least. Classical instruments are ridiculously expensive, that reminds me I sitll have a cello from the 1800s laying around, I might have to restore that and try to sell it.
question for some relatively good jazz improvisers
when you're improvising over some type of progression, are you thinking more in terms of the chords you are soloing over, or the scale corresponding to the chords you are soloing over?
i'm trying to get in the habit of thinking in terms of the backing chords so i can really emphasize the quality of the intervals/adding color tones and stuff like that, but i'm not sure if this is the 'best' approach to it
Guys...I fucked up.
I tried to coat the fingerboard on my fretless bass because muh Jaco, but now the fretboard is uneven as FUCK. It's so bad, I can't even play certain notes. I also get really bad "fret" buzz. What kind of tool do I need to get an even fretboard? I know StewMac has radishes sanding blocks. Will one of those do the trick?
Pic related, my SX Ursa 3. Sweet bass.
So I have a Mesa F-50 and I'm tying to cop some Deafheaven type tones. The gain and contour channels on the amp are cool for like sludge-y and lead tones but are one trick ponies and not really appropriate for the sound I'm trying to get. Is there a distortion pedal that I could throw in front of the clean channel to get that kind of sound?
Little family photo action going on here. Resurrected my Gibson back from the dead after 7 years. Walrus Audio Phoenix is on the way. And probably that new Echoplex delay coming out. And, of course, a memory man (big box) if I can find one. Tinnitus is still hanging around. I'd call the hotline but I always get the machine. How the hell can I leave a message after the beep if it never stops? FUCK.
How old are you?
Looking at your gear, I just imagine some middle aged guy on his couch, sitting back and strumming chords while enjoying some ice-cold macro brew lager and watching some sort of sports game or outdoors TV show.
28. More of a bourbon/whiskey guy. Though I do like couches, strumming chords, and occasionally, an outdoor show.
Original Boss CE2 if you got the cash. Or the MXR M234 is a VERY decent copy of the CE2. Steer clear of the Small Clone unless your looking for Nirvana style chorus stuff. You could sell a kidney and get a CE1 but be sure to switch the 50k volume pot for a 500k. Them pedals ain't made for guitar.
You know, I was looking at Ibanez's AANJ, and why don't they just cutaway the big hole around the ferrule and just stick a curved neck plate on it?
That way the joint would be even thinner, which means better neck access.
Does someone here have experience with Harley Benton instruments? Basically copies of popular instruments that Thomann manufactures somewhere in China, as far as I can tell. I'm a bassist and I'd like to try out something else, and they are ridiculously cheap.
Who else /acoustic/ here?
I'm the proud owner of a 134 (pic related) and a G60. They're both amazing amps. The 134 is just on another level. It's LOUD, it has the best clean sound you could imagine, has loads of clean headroom, works well with pedals, etc., basically everything you could ask for in an amp.
I don't know about the new stuff, but the vintage stuff never fails to impress me.
Am I stupid for keeping old strings? I currently have 4 sets of bass strings in my drawer, all of them are old and don't sound good anymore, I just can't bring myself to throw them away for some reason.
Who /Stingray/ here?
I'm fucking loving this thing. My next bass will definitely be a USA Music Man Stingray or a one of those Lakland Skyline J/MM basses
It's not really 'all-access' though. It's not as good as on a neck through, whereby you can put your pinky on the 24th fret of the E string comfortably. I remember playing a Carvin DC127 and the higher frets were so easy to reach.
Hnnng my new baby a Stingray 5 HH
I don't like the 5 string rays. They sound different to me, and the pick guard is ugly. The 4 strings are really cool, though. They're more versatile than I first thought.
Are they supposed to be 3 times louder than a normal bass? I was trying out different basses at guitar center, and I had to turn the amp WAY down to get the same volume as everything else.
Oh fuck dude thats a USA Music Man isn't it? I'm mad jelly. How does the MM pickup sound in the neck?
I've always wanted to play a USA MM ray, sadly for me though i've only had access to Sterling and SUB rays.
How does the neck feel?
Yeah, the 4 strings definitely look a lot cooler, but I feel a lot better with a 5 string for the stuff I play
Mine is a Sterling SUB (Music Man's budget line), so I can't speak for true Stringrays, but this definitely has more output than my other active basses. Pickups on this are kind of muddy though thqh, which is expected from a budget line. Might swap em out for some Aguilars or Nordstrands or something. Bartolinis are nice too
It plays like a dream, only got it a few weeks ago actually.
I always liked pbasses, so I tend to use the neck pickup most of the time and I really like it. It's my first active bass and first with a humbucker but they're much more responsive than either the fender or warwick I used before. The neck is pretty fast too, I really like the finish in stealth black, it has a nice feel to it on the neck.
I think every Stingray should have a clear pick guard.
It doesn't work as well with the 5 string.
Why is the classic stingray 5 the only one with a normal pick guard?
I don't play much bass, but I love the look and feel of these basses.
In addition to by SUB Stingray I also have a SUB Axis. Sweet guitar
It's one of these (though from 91) someone ground into a pick. I found it on ebay for $5
I used to have a 1955 Vox Stroller, cherry red, that I restored by hand. I lent it to a friend along with an amp and a cheap foot pedal.
I've never gotten them back and I've tried for like 5 years. I'm thinking about just filing a police report.
>tfw tax return
What are you all getting?
I'm only going for a bigsby to put on my sg and a big muff
I'm not actually sure, but I have a good idea for most of them
1- Neck single coil
2- Neck humbucker
3- Can't tell with this one. Either neck sc + bridge sc or neck hb + bridge hb
4- Bridge humbucker
5- Bridge single coil
The two knobs are master volume and master tone. A lot of cool sounds from this thing
I'm too nice for my own good and I know it. And thinking about it makes me anxious. I have bad anxiety.
She changed her number after I kept texting about it, blocked me on Facebook. I have no way of contacting her since she moved houses. She lives in the same city, but I dunno where now.
We'll see. I'm gonna file that report soon. I hope she didn't.
I wish I wasn't such a nice person. Some people try to take advantage of me. I've become less stupid since I lent her my guitar, but I'm still kinda naive.
Why do people spend so much more on an american Fender over a Mexican or Japanese one? They use the same parts, right? So you're spending so much more money to have an american assembly line worker do it instead of a mexican one?
>you're embarrassing yourself
You seriously think I give a flying fuck about the opinions of random people on an anonymous imageboard on the internet? Wow, that's kinda funny. I can post 5 minutes later and you wouldn't even know it was me, how exactly am I embarassing myself?