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Ed Friedland kills it...

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by wawawawa, Jan 17, 2012.

  1. jumbodbassman

    jumbodbassman Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2009
    Stuck in traffic -NY & CT
    Born Again Tubey
    that dude can just play
  2. gkbass13

    gkbass13 Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2006
    Great clip! I love Ed's playing, and you couldn't ask for a better resource when curious about new gear(especially Genz Benz IMO).
  3. f.c.geil


    May 12, 2011
    Oh yes he does. He is one of my inspirations. Always amazing.
  4. ack

    ack Why Can't We All Get Along?

    Nov 19, 2006
    Somewhere near Raleigh
  5. Duckwater


    May 10, 2010
    USA, Washington
    I'm so happy that he's finally posting some more videos, his reviews are the best I've ever seen and his playing is inspiring.
  6. wawawawa


    Feb 1, 2011
    I got a Shuttle 6.0 +1x12 Combo because of Mr. Freidland.

    I am very, very happy with it!

    Actually, I also bought a MXR Bass Octave Deluxe because of Ed's review too.. Very pleased with that also!
  7. madbassplaya


    Dec 28, 2007
  8. ack

    ack Why Can't We All Get Along?

    Nov 19, 2006
    Somewhere near Raleigh
    His reviews are great. I got my L2k Tribute based largely on his review. (I almost returned it because I can never get mine to sound like that!). He's been great for me.
  9. Mike M.

    Mike M.

    Feb 14, 2010
    If you happen to read this Ed, just wanted to say how much I dig your reviews of amps and basses. Love the fact that you give us all three playing flavors; finger style, picking and slapping. I don't do the slap style well at all and nothing is worse than checking out a review of something I might be interested in and all the guy does is the slap style and nothing else....and sometimes not very good either.

    Thanks for all you do.
  10. BassDaddy77


    Feb 12, 2010
    NE Ohio
    A HUGE +1 !!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I couldn't agree more with everything said here.
  11. edfriedland


    Sep 14, 2003
    Austin, TX
    Thanks all. I've had some extra footage from the last two projects, so I'm "padding" the channel a bit. It'll be quiet for a while when these two contracts are done. Thanks for the nice comments on the playing, I felt okay about the clips so I put them up. Still, lots of clams.... but then people like clam chowder, so I'm okay. As much as I try to help my students not be like this, I'm overly critical of my own playing, so it's rare for me to actually let stuff like that out to the public. All I hear is how much more work I have to do on the 6... still trying to learn where the hell I am on that fingerboard, but I can get around by ear reasonably well. But when I listen to cats like Adam Nitti, or Hadrien, or Janek.... I realize how sagging my chops are!

    I still have a BIG demo of the Basswitch coming, and a few more extras from the Shuttle too. So there will be more coming down the line soon.

    I'm glad people are happy to see new stuff.... if you want more - start emailing your favorite companies and tell them to hire me! Bass Player has no budget for video, and I won't go through all that for the fun or glory, so... Let them know!
  12. wawawawa


    Feb 1, 2011
    What a great example of how fantastic this site and community is...

    Ed - I am raising a glass in your direction right now. Thanks for everything! (The books; the reviews; the sage advice and so on)

  13. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    Ed, I take it that you are playing the Ken Smith that you fell in love with at the 2011 NAMM? Whatever the case, you sound wonderful!:bassist:
  14. bottomzone


    Oct 21, 2005
    I just saw this video about 10 minutes ago and all I can say is..........WOW!!! You sound amazing on your Smith! Ed, if your chops are sagging, then give me some of that sag. Make that a tripple sag with fries and a Pepsi!

    A Groove is a Terrible Thing to Waste! :cool:
  15. SamanthaCay

    SamanthaCay Like bass guitar OMG! Supporting Member

    Nov 16, 2008
    Denver, CO.
    Nice video Ed, and I just love your hair!:D
  16. edfriedland


    Sep 14, 2003
    Austin, TX
  17. All my gear is now for sale. ;)
  18. SamanthaCay

    SamanthaCay Like bass guitar OMG! Supporting Member

    Nov 16, 2008
    Denver, CO.
  19. bassmonkeee


    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA
    Is that....is that Chong?

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