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|Yeah, I'm OG! (That does mean "Old Guy," right?) |
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- Current Setup:
- Breedlove Atlas Solo BJ350/CM4 Fretless Bass.
Learning to play this thing is serious work (for me), but loads of fun. Very well made; the only fault I've found was the spacing of the D string being a smidgick too close to the G, but I moved that over and thus far it's stayed.
Action definitely stiffer than an electric, from the nut on down. But the tone improves as I get in shape. I wanted a no-lines fretless so I could play those between-the-fret, un-tempered notes I hear, the sort of stuff the jazz guys cut loose with in the late 60's (e.g., Richard Davis, Cecil McBee et al). I'm getting better at the "right" notes w/practice.
- Previously owned gear:
- Squier "Vintage Modified" fretless J-Bass; Squier "Vintage Modified" 70's J-Bass; Fender Kingman ABG; KALA U-Bass- I had two of these, ~$550.00 all-mahogany fretless; they were both pieces of crap. (And I was obviously a slow learner!)
The Squiers are great for the money, and you can mess with 'em without feeling like you're ruining an investment. The Kingman was very well made, and somehow managed to get a Fender-y sound acoustically. (But didn't work with flatwounds at all- intonation all wrong.)
- Influences and Teachers:
- All the bassists I've heard, really, live or recorded; it's all inspiring! Also some of those tuba players doing the bass parts in Mexican bands can really rock it.
- Favorite Genres:
- Jazz, Classical, Rock, whatever
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