First Rehearsal with New Strings and New Bass

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by BassTank84, Aug 3, 2021.

  1. I recently purchased a used Fender P bass 5 string from the TB classifieds, loving it. It came with the Nordstrand pickup, favorite brand of pickups, and I always wanted to put TI flats on a bass, so I did. The strings are everything people say they are. Felt so good out of the box, and stay in tune, not really any break in period. I generally like nickel round strings, but have always used stainless flats. I will be enjoying these for years to come. So I have gig coming up this week, jazz gig playing older standards. The band consists of 4 or 5 trumpets, 3 or 4 trombones, and a generous sax / reed section of 6 or so, drums, piano, and bass. I am using my genzler bass array 15-3 and the Magellan 350 head. We had a rehearsal last night, and I was in love with how this bass and rig performed in a live setting. Super deep lows, and very articulate throughout the range. I'll post some pics and an update on how the gig goes later in the week.
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  2. nixdad


    Aug 15, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    Welcome to the TI club!
    Besides loving the feel and tone, also get used to the fact that it will likely be years before you have a need to change your strings (if at all.)
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  3. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Gold Supporting Member

    I have been using a TI set for well over a decade, on multiple basses that have the 4+1 headstock config. I did eventually have to change the B string, and that alone cost more than other complete string sets I buy. Well worth it, though.
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  4. Not a bad change to get used to.
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  5. If there is one thing I would change, I would like a tapered B string. Just a preference I have but not a big deal.
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  6. Hi,

    Nice! I've got flats on my JBS and love the way they sound.

    Are you going to carry your rig in that Corvette? ;)

    Thank you for your indulgence,

  7. Of course. Even fits my tuba. Perfect car!
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  8. dbase

    dbase Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2008
    South Jersey, USA..
    I feel like a virgin here .. Am I now the only one without a 5 string. ;)
  9. The gig went well. The venue is only 15 minutes from home, at a local high school. Has a decent crowd with fun tunes to play. We had two vocalists tonight as well. Plenty of instrumental solos too. Just a little over an hour set. Hope to have more gigs with this group in the future.
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  10. Blue Skies is one of my favorites.

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