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Comparing over 30 basses!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Pbassmanca, Jan 29, 2018.


  1. Yes, his playing is too busy for this type of review

    4 vote(s)
    16.0%
  2. No, his playing is not too busy, it's awesomely ridiculous and completely appropriate

    16 vote(s)
    64.0%
  3. Who cares? I will likely never approach this level of greatness

    6 vote(s)
    24.0%
  4. Roasted carrots

    3 vote(s)
    12.0%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Pbassmanca

    Pbassmanca In the pocket n' thumpy. So woody, so greasy...

    I came across this cool video of a guy doing a live off the floor playing review of 30 or so different basses. I'm not always a fan of "chopsey" bass reviews but this cat has some insane and tasteful chops. As a rule I generally prefer more straightforward bass lines to highlight the tonal profile of each instrument but this guy does "busy" in a tasteful and pretty skillfull and musical way so I give it a pass , (FWIW he has more musical knowledge and playing ability in his right pinky finger than I do in my whole body... ;)) Anyhow check it out and see what you think, and vote in the poll if you're feelin' it........:thumbsup: (Headphones or decent speakers a plus...)

     
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  2. Pbassmanca

    Pbassmanca In the pocket n' thumpy. So woody, so greasy...

    Hey guys! This thread! This thread right here! :D
     
  3. Pbassmanca

    Pbassmanca In the pocket n' thumpy. So woody, so greasy...

    Opinions? Anyone?
     
  4. jaco944

    jaco944 Supporting Member

    Apr 13, 2005
    That’s really cool!
     
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  5. Pbassmanca

    Pbassmanca In the pocket n' thumpy. So woody, so greasy...

    Yeah, a lot of work apparently went in to that video! That guy can really play!
     
  6. superdick2112

    superdick2112 Mile High Bassist Supporting Member

    Nov 20, 2010
    The Centennial State
    That is some very busy playing, but it suits the purpose of demonstrating the tonal range of each bass.
    Would he /could he be a good team player, laying back & being supportive when needed? Most likely, but I'm just assuming....
     
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  7. Pbassmanca

    Pbassmanca In the pocket n' thumpy. So woody, so greasy...

    I have no doubt that he can lay down the groove as well, but you never know. I've heard tales from other musicians of bass players that have virtuoso level chops, but when it comes to getting a good live sound with a fat, fundamental, supportive tone, and just laying down what's needed without all the fluff ; they just don't have it.
     
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  8. Pbassmanca

    Pbassmanca In the pocket n' thumpy. So woody, so greasy...

    This video is just one killer bass after another. :D
     
  9. RobTheRiot

    RobTheRiot

    Aug 31, 2016
    las Vegas, nv
    Neat video and very well done.
    As far as using it as a reference, I wouldn’t decide to buy a bass based only on this video, but it may help narrow down a search and decide which models you may want to do more research on.
    I see this more as a performance piece as opposed to an actual demo video. It doesn’t show the tonal options for each, and really doesn’t even show what just a low groove would sound like on each.
    But hey, if he’s gonna put that much work into it, he deserves to show off.
    Actually, it does give a better idea of how the different basses are voiced as opposed to 5 minutes of all slapping.

    Very cool over all, and got me a little jealous! I would love to play some of the basses demo’d!!
     
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  10. Reedt2000

    Reedt2000 Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2017
    Central New Jersey
    I agree. I did enjoy watching and the line up of basses was super sick :woot:
     
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  11. Pbassmanca

    Pbassmanca In the pocket n' thumpy. So woody, so greasy...

    I'm a big fan of the Latinesque rythms.
     
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  12. Marc DLarosa

    Marc DLarosa Supporting Member

    May 29, 2017
    Good grief!!! Now... I need a Takamine B10!!!
     
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  13. Ampslut

    Ampslut

    May 15, 2017
    That guy is just too smoooooooooooooooooooth.
     
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  14. Whippet

    Whippet

    Aug 30, 2014

    I saw that the other week. He has the older version out which is just as good. I always wondered how difficult it is to play that Toby Chennell. It is so massive. My Takamine TB10 is bad enough....
     
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  15. ghostinthemach

    ghostinthemach Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    Brea CA
    He’s an above average player. Kind of generic Latin Jazz moves with a few clever variations thrown in in that just-because-I-can, cavalier way. Honestly just short of boring as I like to play that stuff more than listen to it, if that makes any sense. No basses in there that I’d want that I don’t already have.
     
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  16. charlie monroe

    charlie monroe Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2011
    Buffalo, NY
    Yes. Yes you do...
     
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  17. Marc DLarosa

    Marc DLarosa Supporting Member

    May 29, 2017
    I taught my Daughter, all of this stuff, by the time She was 12...
     
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  18. ghostinthemach

    ghostinthemach Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    Brea CA
    Now that WOULD be interesting to watch!
     
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  19. I thought the it was very well done too, and really came to life with the slap style ... the Corvette & SGC Nanyo sounded great!

    It's more showmanship than demo, but it sure sounded good.
     
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  20. Pbassmanca

    Pbassmanca In the pocket n' thumpy. So woody, so greasy...

    Yeah, the corvette did sound nice slapped. Is that a passive model? I admit to being a bit of a MEC preamp guy, being a Stuart Zender fanatic from the early - mid 90's...:headphone::whistle:
     
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