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"Here Comes the Sun" on the banjo bass. Feedback and criticisms welcome!

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by banjobass magoo, Jul 19, 2011.


  1. banjobass magoo

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  2. BKBassDude

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    That was awesome!

    If I had to find a criticism it would be it was a bit muddy at times on some of the more complex chord forms, but it's a live recording, I don't expect perfection! Still, damn impressed!

    Is that a production model banjo bass and what type of strings are on it? What tuning did you use/normally use?
     
  3. banjobass magoo

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    Gold Tone bass banjo (not sure if they still make them). Roundwound bass strings .45 - .100. Thanks for listening!
     
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  6. 5StringBlues

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    Good stuff! Thanks for posting.
     
  7. AlvarHanso

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    That's crazy! Thanks for sharing!
     
  8. banjobass magoo

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    Thanks for all the feedback and kind words. This stuff CAN be played on a regular bass guitar (bass banjo has more "shock' value, I guess). Hoping to put up more vids with bass guitar soon. Thanks for listening!
     
  9. nashvillebass

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    Great job. I want a banjo bass! :cool:
     
  10. s_mcsleazy

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    i think its awesome but i think you should have played somthing no one would ever expect to hear coming from that. like this song.

    just me
     
  11. banjobass magoo

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    Hey, s mcsleazy, this link doesn't work for me. Can you give me an idea of what you are talking about?
     
  12. Handyman

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    Wow, I've never seen a banjo bass before. That's incredibly cool. Can you explain your right hand technique a bit? It looks a bit different than what I on a plain old bass guitar. Are you simply trying to keep your hand from damping the head?
     
  13. ric3xrt

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    Gold Tone, wow I didn't think any one else had one..LOL
    Sounded great, if I were to pick on it , I'd comment on the freting in the early part but the rest was just fantastic.
     
  14. banjobass magoo

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    What I'm doing (or trying to do) with the right hand is a Victor Wooten technique (thumb down, thumb up, index, middle). I'm combining groups of 2 (thumb down thumb up, or T V), 3 (T V 1), and 4 (T V 1 2). If I can combine the groups effectively, it can create a continuous flow of scales, pentatonic ideas, and double stop ideas. Hope this helps, and thanks for the great comments. More vids on the way!
     
  15. TheCush

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    That was really awesome. Doing the Victor style up/down strokes really gave it almost a clawhammer banjo feel/sound. Very impressive. Thanks for posting.
     
  16. afranks

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    Very nice job. Thanks for sharing.
     
  17. chief108

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    thnx...
    that was really awesome
     
  18. Pacman

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    Moved to Recordings.
     
  19. t77mackie

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    That's nuts, dude!

    Nice! +1
     

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