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Discussion in 'Ask Steve Lawson & Michael Manring' started by Steve Lawson, Jan 9, 2005.


  1. Steve Lawson

    Steve Lawson Solo Bass Exploration! Supporting Member

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    Recently there have been quite a few posts in here asking questions about what bass to buy or what speakers to put in a cab or which bridge to stick on a Peavey bass etc.

    While these are all perfectly valid questions, Michael and I are probably not the best people to ask those questions to, especially as there are specialist forums on talkbass where people who spend a lot of time researching those things will answer your questions.

    The remit of this forum is to explore the 'outer limits' of bass playing - discussion about solo bass, new techniques, performance ideas, looping and processing sound, recording techniques for all of the above, and obviously specific questions about anything directly relating to the music that either of us make. Questions about the gear that we use are also more than welcome - we're likely to be able to speak reasonably authoritatively on those!

    This isn't intended to halt any discussion, but you may notice your posts being moved to a more appropriate forum if you post a question here that we're really not in the best place to answer.

    Thanks to everyone who contributes here - we really enjoy the discussions that ensue, and it's particularly exciting to see so many of you pursuing solo bass ideas and finding places to play and experiment. Keep it up!

    Steve
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  3. Steve Lawson

    Steve Lawson Solo Bass Exploration! Supporting Member

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    An addition to the 'read me' file above -

    there've been quite a few MP3s posted for 'review' here of late. In principle this is fine, but both Michael and I are pretty busy, so don't really have time or the resources to give in-depth analysis of your playing in this way.

    If you want to throw it out there for other people to comment on, that's fine, though if it's not solo bass, or in some way an experiment in 'the outer limits' of the forum title, it might be best posted in one of the other forums.

    For the regular posters here to throw up an MP3 to demonstrate how the on-going discussions are working into their playing is fine - again, we may not have time to listen to it straight away, but we'll try to get round to it eventually!

    Peace,

    Steve
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