Long time lurker here - I think it's time for me to actively participate. I think I've had a comment sneak in once or twice, but it's been a long time. I read things here daily, though.
What prompted me to write today was reading about people playing "Jaco style", "Geddy style" and in the style of so many other famous bass players. It made me ponder on which style I
I think I play my
style. The style of kingkeld. It's not very fast, it's not very complicated. It might not even be very interesting. But it's uniquely mine.
I am in no way saying it's a better style than anyone else's style. I'm just saying that I play what works for me, without looking too much at what others are doing (as much as that is possible, anyways).
When my band pick a new song to cover, I rarely go check out the original recordings. I like to work out my own bass lines, and I like coming up with original stuff within the peremiter of a well known song. This is where I have the most fun covering a song - typically classic rock.
Of course, if there are "signature things" that goes in the song, I will try to incorporate it - as well as there are songs where I really don't want to stray because I know the original way too well for me to be able to mentally be able to stray from what I expect to hear.
Some will say I'm a poor bass player for not playing what the original artist play. I say I have fun with it.
...and at the same time, I love hearing the great masters as much as anyone else. From Jaco, over Geddy, to Gene $. Gene is the reason I play bass in the first place. Simply because he is unique, and so much fun to both watch and listen to (when playing, not talking).
I mostly play a Fender Am Deluxe V (2011) on a Line6 Lowdown HD750 with two cabs, and I'm loving - seriously loving - the sound I get out of it. It's my
Also, thanks for keeping me entertained here on TB for so long. I hope to be pitch in a lot more from here on..