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Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Davehenning, Sep 25, 2003.
Just a heads up. Looks like it might be pretty cool.www.anthonyjackson.com
That link does'nt work for me.
It should be:
However, there's not a lot there yet...
sorry for screwing up the link.....
It was just a heads up to let you guys know about it.
How long is he going to hold on to this "contrabass" phrase? Hell, noone uses the term but him, and he's hell bent on forcing this into the lexicon of music. He even forces artists that he works with to put it in their liner notes.
I think the term is already in the lexicon of music as below :-
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
\Con`tra*bass"\, n. (Mus.) Double bass; -- applied to any instrument of the same deep range as the stringed double bass; as, the contrabass ophicleide; the contrabass tuba or bombardon.
As the original champion of the instrument I guess he should be able to call it what he wants really
I s'pose you're right.
Well maybe but we can surely agree the guy can certainly play that thing .... whatever it's called.
Oh without a doubt! I've actually stolen from him since I've become primarily a 6 stringer!
Yeah me too.
Heck I even bought the bass !!
That's cool Brad !
How long have you had yours ?
I only got mine two weeks ago after waiting and searching for about 4 years !!
I would love to see a picture of yours.
I'm in the process of getting some pics of mine together.
You've got a Fodera Anthony Jackson model in the UK? Wow! Bet that didn't come cheap!
I seem to remember getting a Bass Centre newsletter a couple of years that advertised a used Fodera AJ - I think it was about £6000!
Back on topic, it's about time AJ got a presence on the web. I wonder if he'll have a discussion forum on his site? Could make for interesting reading!
I did have to save some pennies and have an understanding wife too. It did take a long time to find what I was looking for but finally it came up so I went for it. I'll post pictures soon.
I really look forward to seeing AJ's site in action. I think you're right a discussion forum could be, shall we say, lively !!
"Contrabass" was in the English lexicon long before AJ.
The site looks promising...
That's absolutely correct as illustrated by the post I made earlier.
I picked up an older one a few months back, thanks to Woodchuck. Great bass. Big bass. Here's the thread with pics:
Nice bass !!
How did I miss that thread ??
Beautiful top as well.
Hopefully have my pics up this weekend.
Thanks for taking the trouble to point me to your pictures
In case nobody made the point yet, Mr. Jackson "owns" that instrument. He is the only player that I know of that took the time to develope a "school" of 6-string playing that makes full use of the instrument.
You have to think differently when you play 6-string or you are just a 4-string player that has a bass with two "appendixes" that you neither deserved or needed, and should have removed.
My personal wish is that Mr. Jackson takes the time to share his approach in published form; it would be the unabridged, standard text on how to play "contrabass guitar." Bsss players that are writing 6-string "methods" so far, are just scratching the surface of what a 6-string player's world should have in it.