From Studio to Storage Room

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [DB]' started by rickwolff, Jul 30, 2020.

  1. rickwolff

    rickwolff Supporting Member

    It's like a Neutron Bomb went off in my 'studio'. All the gear is still there but there is no sign of life. So....not with a bang but with a whimper?

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  2. Don Kasper

    Don Kasper Supporting Member

    "Looks just fine to me..." (Edward Teller, D.Kasper.)
  3. rickwolff

    rickwolff Supporting Member

    Forget how it sounds. How does it look?
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  4. rickwolff

    rickwolff Supporting Member

    Nobel Prize winning physicist Isidor I. Rabi once suggested that "It would have been a better world without Teller."
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  5. SubHuman


    Dec 29, 2005
    Good Old USA
    Yeah COVID has caused cobwebs to grow in my music space too. My jam buddies came down faithfully once a week and we always had a great time. This dang virus hit and it came to a screeching halt. We’re all older so Two of them decided they’re hanging up their guitars. Sad but I understand. I go solo now but definitely not as much fun or motivation. Me on bass and my drummer friend just started back a few weeks ago but waiting for a spark to get us going. Trying to do some recording. I hate this dang virus!
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  6. dhergert

    dhergert Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2018
    Blue Zone, California
    Hmmm. For the last couple of months I've been jamming an hour a day on JamKazam. We have a daily bluegrass jam going on there. Similar to normal in-person jams, it isn't perfect -- but everyone agrees that it is much more fun than not jamming. I usually play mandolin for these sessions -- it's easier to do a tasteful, less staccato harmony backup that hides latency with mandolin. But usually at least once or twice a week I get asked to play DB, and sometimes if there aren't already three other banjo players, I'll even play banjo. I haven't played Dobro yet, and probably won't.
  7. Samatza


    Apr 15, 2019
    We took the opportunity to repaint and freshen the place up...

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  8. Carl Hillman

    Carl Hillman Supporting Member

    Jan 1, 2010
    "Now I am become Covid, destroyer of gigs." -Robert "Billy Bob" Oppenheimer
  9. Don Kasper

    Don Kasper Supporting Member

    VERY Impressive, Carl.
    I heard the Atomic Bomb was a bit boomy in the lower register.
  10. Carl Hillman

    Carl Hillman Supporting Member

    Jan 1, 2010
    Yeah, but as far as destructive power goes, it's got nothing on a chick singer who doesn't know when to come back in after the bass solo.
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  11. birgebass


    Nov 7, 2011
    “Can we do Wave?”
    “Sure, what key?”
    “I can only do it in Db.”
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  12. notabene


    Sep 20, 2010
    SF Bay area
    "We’re all older so Two of them decided they’re hanging up their guitars. Sad but I understand. "

    I phoned my good friend yesterday to wish him (to be) well.

    He is an excellent trombonist. He is 92 years old. He told me he is still practicing to keep his chops.
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  13. Carl Hillman

    Carl Hillman Supporting Member

    Jan 1, 2010
    Followed by:

    Band plays it in D anyway.

    Singer can’t tell the difference.
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  14. birgebass


    Nov 7, 2011
    Ah yes! Gotta admit, even one of those gigs sounds pretty good right now. I would apologize for the thread derail, but this is Talkbass, after all.
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  15. rickwolff

    rickwolff Supporting Member

    That's why right after they invented the atomic bomb, Teller and Oppenheimer invented the High Pass Filter.
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  16. Don Kasper

    Don Kasper Supporting Member

    Known as "The Long Island Project".
    (I need to get out and play a gig - I'm even starting to annoy myself.)
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  17. SubHuman


    Dec 29, 2005
    Good Old USA
    That's awesome. I'm hoping when (if) this virus ever blows out of here we'll try to pick back up but the hassle of all of us getting together in the same room right now takes a backseat to our health. I already wrote off 2020...hoping 2021 is a new beginning for planet earth!
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  18. oren


    Aug 7, 2007
    Salem, OR
    Our trio (vocal, guitar, bass) has been gathering in the back yard every couple of weeks, and the singer wants to try to do a live stream so that may happen soon. I feel ok about gathering outside and maintaining some distance with just a couple of others folks who I know are as cautious as me. But I don’t know what we’ll do when the weather turns in the fall.
  19. SubHuman


    Dec 29, 2005
    Good Old USA
    I’ve lived through some crazy times on planet earth as all of you have too but this is the worst of them all!
    Hoping we’re all looking back on this insanity very soon and back to doing what we all love...playing bass and making music!
    It still blows my mind that mankind can do such great things like SpaceX and Apollo and land men on the moon but then also be so stupid as to contaminate the whole world with a dang virus!
    Music and my family are the only things keeping me going right now!
    Like Ringo says...Peace and Love‼️
    Keep on rockin’ in the free world!
  20. Sam Sherry

    Sam Sherry Inadvertent Microtonalist Supporting Member

    Sep 26, 2001
    Portland, ME
    Euphonic Audio "Player"

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