Category: Music

[QUESTION] Grateful Dead Question

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I've always heard grateful dead is a pychadelic rock band and I used to read about their jams during "acid tests" so I was expecting something either trippy, mind-blowing, or just striaight weird(which I am all down for at them moment). Yet almost every song sounds like straight bluegrass. Definitley not what I was expecting, Was anyone else suprised how much bluegrass stuff they have? So are there any albums of theirs that dont have a "bluegrass" feel to them?

EDIT: HOLY SHIT was I wrong about the Dead. I am now going to spend all day listening to all of your recommendations, thanks to everyone and keep the suggetions coming!!

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Source: Guitar

[Question] any season when you’ve found there’re more sales on basses? and general help.

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hi fine people of r/bass,

I'm new to the subreddit but not new to playing bass (9 years, started when I was 16) I checked the side bar and didn't find this question.

I'm looking for a bass as my first bass is old and in a different side of the country!

I mainly want it to have in the house and play. have friends over and jam out. maybe play for the church band in near future (for around 500 people)

my first bass was a basic Ibanez, the ones that come with the jumpstart packet. honestly, no complains.

but I'm definitely ready to upgrade, don't mind getting used gear.

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I currently have a nice Ampeg ba-110.

a friend of mine let me borrow his Ibanez sr500 active. but it drained through 2 batteries in 3 days. (and yes, I would unplug the bass when I wasn't using it.) is that normal? I think it's too much!

he offered it for 400 with a nice bag case.

oh! I'm looking on the range of 300-400 bucks.

anyways, after all this rambling (sorry!), when do you seem to find good deals on gear?

thank you!!!

edit: oops, I just saw that there is a r/bassdeals

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Source: Bass

[QUESTION] What kind of things should I know, and/or be able to do about a year after playing guitar? What were you able to do after a year?

I'm somewhat close to being a guitar player for a whole year. After a while year of regular day (every day for at least 20 minutes), what sorta things should I know by heart? What sorta techniques should I have down? Etc.

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Source: Guitar

Can Dunlop straplocks directly replace Schaller ones?

Hi guys! The lock of my Schaller broke, I can't find the nut and I don't want to shell out £12 for a new nut when I can just get different locks for the same price – can I put the straplock on the schaller screw without having to remove/put in any more screws? Thanks!

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Source: Bass

Buying my first vintage bass. (Fender Precision)

I've been playing for ~12 years. I've always played a fender jazz. However, last year I had the pleasure of playing a 70's precision on my bands first record and I fell in love with the sound.

So folks, the time has come where I can finally afford a vintage. It's said vintage can sound great and they don't lose value if they're maintained. That's the buy vintage logic anyway right? The thing is, although I'm a competent player, I've never been a gear guy, I don't talk shop. My knowledge on equipment and instruments is limited.

So I'm looking for advice before I drop the cash. What should I be looking out for? How can I tell if a bass is definitely from the year a seller says it is? Is there anything I should be looking out for in terms of its sound/appearance/wiring..? Any advice appreciated.

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Source: Bass

Gojira – Stranded (bass cover)

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Source: Bass