I'm not the most knowledgeable of genres and general music stuff but I DO really enjoy all kinds. The other day I found this video on tumblr of a girl rocking the bass and just fell in love with the sound! I'm looking for some really amazing music with heavy base in it like the example in the video. Vocals are okay too!
I was just wondering what y'all thought of the Kala U-Basses. I've listened to tons of demos and they sound like the best imitation of an upright, and it's small enough to be put into something like my backpack. Seems pretty great, but I'm afraid of any drawbacks. Thoughts/recommendations?
Recent convert from guitar. The project I'm working on is starting to ramp up and my schedule just got pretty open so it's time to put some hours in. Lately I've been having two issues revolving around position/posture:
While standing, my left shoulder gets a bit sore after a few minutes. I'm right handed, so my left is my fretting hand and the strap is slung over that shoulder. I'm used to playing relatively heavy guitars (mahogany bodies, maple tops) but this bass weighs a ton (Ibanez BTB Prestige 5-string). I can mostly eliminate this issue by tightening the strap till the bass is up around my nips but I really hate playing like that. Do I just tough it out till it goes away, or are there exercises or some kind of technique to this. Also, I'm using a guitar strap, I've noticed that bass straps are usually wider. Does the width help disperse the weight better or something?
While sitting, it feels very awkward. The way I normally play guitar sitting down is with the lower curve of the guitar (most of my guitars as well as my bass have that kinda vaguely Strat-like shape) on my right thigh, but if I do this with the bass the lowest notes on the neck are hard to reach (I'm 6'4 so it's not like my arms are short, either). I'm playing death metal so those low notes kinda come up a lot.
Thanks for any tips!
Hey so my dad has this bass and he has talked about putting active pickups on it for a while now and Im thinking about buying some for him for fathers day. He doesn't like the current ones because they sound too muddy so I was just looking for some advice on what pickups to buy thank you!
Hey everyone, I have a 6 string bass, but I'm planning on buying a 4 string soon so I have a bass I can play easier on if I don't really need the 2 extra strings.
I do really feel like the low D is essential for my playing but do not want to play in drop D all the time so I thought a D G C F tuning would be the perfect solution.
However, if I tune the whole thing 1 step down, the tension on the neck will be very low and the strings will be floppier and have more frett buzz, which I don't really want.
Are there string sets like D G C F or what are the best options I can go for?
been looking at other guitars for a while now, and coming to the end of my college course, looking for something that could be good for a rock playstyle though not too bright as im a little new to sounds and stuff. price isn't an issue, just something maybe 70's sounding idk what would you guys suggest?