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Heh Pacman Bass Master Of Puppets Recording! EPIC

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by peaveyuser, Feb 18, 2008.

  1. peaveyuser

    peaveyuser Banned

    Oct 18, 2006
    thought this would be fun:D

    I have attempted to conquer the masterpiece Metallica calls Master Of Puppets on my Pacman bass. While it isn't so much of a challenge on my regular bass (although it's really fun to play) it is quite hard with my custom built plywood Pacman bass. This bass as some of you know is crafted by some of the worst materials available and has awful, awful playability (action is about 1/3 inch off the fretboard!). Nonetheless I make quite a few mistakes but it still is puppets :D. Appreciate it's unique tone :p. Also Please excuse the dryer beeps in the background.

    Put your volume a bit up if you can only hear the bass, It also might take a while to connect. Tone is flat by the way as the EQ is not turned on. :bassist:
    Video: http://media.putfile.com/Pacman-bass-Master-of-Puppets


    This is no real reflection of my true playing abilities with a PLAYABLE instrument I can pull off Master Of Puppets spot on:bassist:
  2. nickn


    Oct 6, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ

    Why Putfile? :eyebrow:
  3. The vid wont load for me D:
  4. peaveyuser

    peaveyuser Banned

    Oct 18, 2006
    Stupid Youtube has a 100mb limit, my file was too big:spit:
  5. nickn


    Oct 6, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    What kind of codec and compression settings did you use? Surely there's a way to make that video less than 100MB.

    Putfile has never worked for me, and apparently not for plastik-bass either.
  6. peaveyuser

    peaveyuser Banned

    Oct 18, 2006
    well it works for me now.

    EDIT: also the original file somehow got lost on my comp, so I can't upload again, if this doesn't work anytime soon I'll record again.
  7. lol works for me now

    i love it XD
  8. peaveyuser

    peaveyuser Banned

    Oct 18, 2006
  9. ROON


    Aug 5, 2006
    Sydney, Australia
    Got some nice string tension there.
  10. thecapm


    Dec 27, 2007
    Los Angeles
    The fact that you made a Pac-Man shaped bass makes me hysterical XD
  11. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    I've never recorded that tune....
  12. youre missing a string
  13. jasper383


    Dec 5, 2004
    Durham NC
    Long winter in Montreal? :)

    Metallica used Whirlpool dryers for their beeps. Yours sounds like a Maytag. Not authentic.
  14. Muss


    Nov 20, 2007
    yeah what's up with that?
  15. peaveyuser

    peaveyuser Banned

    Oct 18, 2006
    It's a Kenmore:D

    2 reasons

    1. 1 of the tuners is not there, 2 are fully functional 1 needs a vice grip

    2. The plywood extension that the bridge is on has already too much tension, the action is that high because the wood is literally bending up.

    What you guys think of the tone :D
  16. flakeh

    flakeh Banned

    Apr 21, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    lol. Nice stuff:bassist:
  17. Ozonbass

    Ozonbass Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 29, 2007
    1/3 of an inch? Don't think I've ever seen it broken down that way before. :)
  18. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Gold Supporting Member

    Awesome. :)
  19. Chuck King

    Chuck King Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2006
    See if you can find a piece of aluminum somewhere to replace the plywood for the bridge mount piece. Aluminum can be cut with a regular coping saw if you're careful, and it wouldn't bend.

    Or, maybe you could do something like Lonnie Mack did to mount the Bigsby on his Flying V, with steel strips or angle iron:


    Then you could shred on that thing!
  20. peaveyuser

    peaveyuser Banned

    Oct 18, 2006

    How thick?

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