Hello from Genesee County, Michigan.
Hi all, my name's Larry and I needed to knock this "play guitar" thing off my bucket list. So last summer I scanned the classifieds and found a decent Ibanez 300 DX with a clean sounding Crate amp to get me started.
I picked bass instead of 6 string electric because my oldest son plays guitar and I didn't want to get on his turf so to speak... allowing him to have his own thing.
What I like to play is:
Zeppelin, Cream, Black Sabbath and anything else that has a great sounding bass line and I've been encouraged to learn funk, reggae and jazz. So far I've steered clear of jazz since I really can't stand to listen to it and doubt I'll come around to it.
I told myself that if I was still playing in a year and if my bass wasn't just sitting in the corner of my living room collecting dust that I'd upgrade to something nicer. Well, I didn't make it a year, in fact at about 6 months of playing I went shopping and picked up a brand new, Gibson Thunderbird, now I'm really hooked! I love the way this bass sounds, feels and plays and I'm glad I didn't wait to indulge myself.
I'm working on customizing my TBird a bit to make her truly my own and will post up a new pic when I have her done.
Anyway, I've gone on a bit long here but I wanted to say hello since I've been lurking around the forum a bit unregistered.
So next is a big big Ampeg:-) Great looking bass. Classic. Greetings to You.
Thanks, Kaarenostad! I came very close to picking up a Roland KC-550 because from everything I've read it's a great all around amp that anyone in the house could use and we could also all jam together utilizing the separate channels and even the mic input.
Or Get yourself a used little PA with a few channels powered mixer and a couple of speakers? Lots of bass players use stage monitors for practice. Behringer 12 inch self powered for instance. Not a real bass rig of course, but functional and useable for lots of stuff. Have fun.
Just finished her moments ago. I custom cut an all black 2mm piece of pickguard material and added a custom cut super thin gold Thunderbird vinyl. I also restrung her with Black Beauties and lowered the bridge about 2mm.
BTW, if anyone needs a Thunderbird vinyl, PM me. I've got'em in black, white, silver and gold.
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