Category: Music

Playing Classical Upright Help

Hey guys, been playing upright for the last year or so (been playing bass guitar for many more years) mainly for my university jazz ensemble but I've also recently did some classical work for the university which was incredibly a new experience. I've really enjoyed the classical experience and plan on joining the orchestra group in the Fall. Any suggestions on what I should perhaps use as practice to get ready to play in an orchestra? Obviously work on my bowing but like etudes/pieces/etc. Any advice is appreciated!

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Source: Bass

Cheap Vs Expensive Bass, does it matter?

There's a lot of opinions about gear. Does the instrument make the player or visa versa? Here's a side by side comparison of cheap and expensive. What do you think?

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Source: Bass

Help Identifying These Pedals

Hey I saw my favorite band, DIIV, in Louisville the other day and I saw Devin's pedals and snapped a picture. I was wondering if you guys could help me identify them, thanks a ton!

Edit: I at least know the chromatic tuner lol

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Source: Bass

BEAD tuning?

Better/worse than EAGD? How do I get BEAD tuning, through restringing or retuning? A bit of background, I play a lot of AC/DC, Black Sabbath, and Pink Floyd.

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Source: Bass

Should I sell my first bass to my best friend?

I'm a bit torn up at the moment. My best friend asked to buy my Peavey Millennium BXP 4 off me – my first bass, which I bought 2 years ago.

He's a beginner guitarist who wants to expand his musical fronts, so it doesn't pain me too much to sell it to him and he's always treated gear that I've given/lent to him in the past rightly.

It had minor damage (slight chipping in the laquer and nothing else) when I got it, but it also has a mark one Badass bridge on it, which presumably was put on by the previous owner. I paid £160 for it second hand and he said he'll match close to that, so I'm thinking around £130 – £150 resale value; would that be correct?

I currently have a Schecter Omen Extreme 5 so I don't play my Peavey too much anymore. However, I was thinking of putting flat wounds on it and using it as a second instrument. I've also read stories of people on this r/bass whom regret selling their first bass, which makes me reluctant. If I was to sell it I would put the money towards an Ampeg SVT 7.

Should I sell it to him? and for how much?

All help is appreciated, thanks.

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Source: Bass

[Question] How high do you guys set your action on your 1st and 6th strings?

I'm having a lot of trouble getting my 1st string under 2.25 mm while still being able to bend over a whole step. It's also uncomfortable to play. I was just wondering what you guys set yours up to be.

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Source: Guitar