Sax player/wannabe Bass player!

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  1. SaxyBassist

    SaxyBassist

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    Hi all,

    I'm a Sax (and flute) player/teacher/performer - mainly jazz/pop/rock etc. I love my Sax but inside lurks a wannabe bass player.

    I started a couple of years ago on a cheapy online own brand bass which I played for a few months then gave up as it was too heavy for me (I'm a bit of a weak weedy older female lol!). I only picked it up occasionally since then, but recently treated myself to an Ibanez SR300 and I love it!

    I've really got stuck in now and with lots of expert advice from fellow local bass playing muso friends (including Fergie who posts on here *waves*!) I feel I'm really starting to get somewhere now and hope to get out to a jam soon.

    My passion is for fusion and funk but that's just tad advanced for me right now ;) so am sticking with playing fairly simple stuff and some blues - walking bass lines seem to come fairly naturally as I play a lot of scales and arpeggios when I practice.

    This time I fully intend to stick with as I have no excuse to stop! I have a TC Electronics BG 250 combo amp, the bass sounds great, and it's light enough not to hurt my shoulder :D

    Lorna :D
     
  2. Bassman1971

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    Great little combo. What size speaker?
     
  3. MrLenny1

    MrLenny1 Supporting Member

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    Welcome to TB and bass. You will most likely find more work
    playing bass than sax.
    2 of my buddies are accomplished sax players and hardly ever work lately.
     
  4. SaxyBassist

    SaxyBassist

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    Hi, I don't know! sorry I'm a techno numpty - will go and have a look :)
     
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  6. SaxyBassist

    SaxyBassist

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    Hi MrLenny - I hope so that would be great if ever I can get good enough!! - I've had a fair bit of work on the sax this year but mainly function band horn sections which is not what I want I really want to be doing on the sax - also am in a Floyd tribute but don't really feel fulfilled playing 4 numbers in a gig - pay is good though :D :D
     
  7. SaxyBassist

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    Hi bassman it's 15" :D
     
  8. Bassman1971

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    That's a perfect little funk amp there. Use the tone print for compression. Set the gain to 5. Bass to 2 mids to minus 2 treble to 3. And thump away.
     
  9. Bassman1971

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    IMO of course. Not saying that's law lol
     
  10. Bassman1971

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    I use the spectra comp. personally
     
  11. SaxyBassist

    SaxyBassist

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    Cool thanks!
     
  12. SaxyBassist

    SaxyBassist

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    How do you get that and what is it? :meh:
     
  13. Stumbo

    Stumbo Wherever you go, there you are.

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    You may want to check my TB Wiki page (link below) for lots of great bass info.

    Good Luck!
     
  14. SaxyBassist

    SaxyBassist

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    Thanks will do! :D
     
  15. Bassman1971

    Bassman1971

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    I have an IPhone or Android device?
     
  16. Bassman1971

    Bassman1971

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    Do u have an IPhone or Android phone
     
  17. SaxyBassist

    SaxyBassist

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    Yes a Samsung ......
     
  18. Bassman1971

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    Download the tone print app.
     
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