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Not always good to listen to Rocco Prestia on the way to the gig

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by MrDOS, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. MrDOS

    MrDOS Gold Supporting Member

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    Playing a dance tune in my classic rock cover band, it sounds like I may have had too much caffeine when the guitar solo starts :)

    Laughing at myself on this one!




    Please be kind in your mockery ! :bag:
  2. Bassamatic

    Bassamatic keepin' the beat since the 60's Supporting Member

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    Sounded good to me!
  3. MrDOS

    MrDOS Gold Supporting Member

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    Thanks sir!
    Hey - I see you're in Studio City. In the early 90s, I used to live in a small apartment (since bulldozed) on Fair Ave. I sure miss seeing all the cool cats at The Baked Potato!
  4. Rumbledom

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    Funny -- I tend to play that tune in a similar way. I feel it can use a little more "drive" than the original. It grooves harder and doesn't make it any less recognizable.

    Hey, it's a 40 year old song that's been played to death. I believe that gives you carte blance to play it any way you want. (That sounds good).
  5. Medford Bassman

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    I liked it though I thought your tone was almost "too middy" IMO
  6. DerTeufel

    DerTeufel Supporting Member

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    Sounds pretty damned good to me!
  7. MrDOS

    MrDOS Gold Supporting Member

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    Wow -thanks guys!
  8. Jeff K

    Jeff K Supporting Member

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    Sounded real good to me, Michael! The whole band did a great job, and I thought your singer nailed it. Good job!
  9. eb3mike

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    Sounds good to me and I will be shamelessly stealing some of the lines. This is the tune our singer introduces the band mates to.
  10. Art Araya

    Art Araya Supporting Member

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    sounds goods though I can definitely hear the Rocco driving 16ths during the solo. You are definitely having fun and making the tune your own. Some might say you were overplaying but I think your interpretation was fine. I'd enjoy listening to this rendition live.
  11. Clark Dark

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    I like that once you committed you didn't back off, you kept driving the bus. Thumbs up!
  12. 4001

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    DUDE! You're killin it! You play that better than ANY bass player I've ever heard around my town. Congrats on the badass playing all through the track. At 2:50, the guitarist with the white LP even is drawn into the funk you're layin' down. I would continue playing it that way and never let up.
  13. smeet

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    Nice tone, just the right balance of booty and definition! Is that 100% on the P pickup?
  14. MrDOS

    MrDOS Gold Supporting Member

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    I'm blushing over here!
    @smeet - that's 50% P and 50% J pickups there. You are hearing mostly stage volume from the recording mic position. It's primarily a Bergantino IP212 with a Demeter pre.
  15. kcole4001

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    Sounded pretty tasteful to me, I like to enhance the solo sections a bit myself, but then we're a three piece so you kinda have to fill in the sonic space.
    Your playing certainly wasn't overboard by any means.
  16. Wyattsgroove

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    Pretty much how I like to play that tune and 98% of the time I do funk it up! I love to listen to the complete opposite type of music I'm going to be playing before a gig. Like jazz before a classic rock gig, jazz before a blues gig, and funk/ jazz before a country gig. Hahaha!!!
    FTW!
  17. ExaltBass

    ExaltBass Just a BassGuy! Gold Supporting Member

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    You Kicked It! Nice! Well played...
  18. JaamE

    JaamE Owner of the GK Angry Bird amp Supporting Member

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    You played it fast enough to dance to, i like that. It seems people will recognize that tune, but it can be hard to dance to if played to slow (from this dancers point of view).
    I liked the bass solo with the guitar guy over it too :)

    And too whomever said it's a 40yo tune that's been covered to death that's what my band feels about some tunes. They're old enough to easily have some fun with.
  19. Floyd Eye

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    Sheet, I think your tone rocks and I think you play that song extremely well. Nothing to laugh at there my friend. Bravo.
  20. Flyingfrets

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    yup, kept pace with the guitarist - really drove that ol' warhorse along! Ya played that funky music right :D!

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