"Here Comes the Sun" on the banjo bass. Feedback and criticisms welcome!

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by banjobass magoo, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. BKBassDude


    Jun 17, 2009
    Brooklyn, NY
    That was awesome!

    If I had to find a criticism it would be it was a bit muddy at times on some of the more complex chord forms, but it's a live recording, I don't expect perfection! Still, damn impressed!

    Is that a production model banjo bass and what type of strings are on it? What tuning did you use/normally use?
  2. banjobass magoo

    banjobass magoo

    Sep 12, 2010
    Gold Tone bass banjo (not sure if they still make them). Roundwound bass strings .45 - .100. Thanks for listening!
  3. banjobass magoo

    banjobass magoo

    Sep 12, 2010
  4. Good stuff! Thanks for posting.
  5. AlvarHanso


    Jun 20, 2011
    That's crazy! Thanks for sharing!
  6. banjobass magoo

    banjobass magoo

    Sep 12, 2010
    Thanks for all the feedback and kind words. This stuff CAN be played on a regular bass guitar (bass banjo has more "shock' value, I guess). Hoping to put up more vids with bass guitar soon. Thanks for listening!
  7. LowAndFunky

    LowAndFunky Supporting Member

    Dec 22, 2007
    Richmond, VA
    Great job. I want a banjo bass! :cool:
  8. i think its awesome but i think you should have played somthing no one would ever expect to hear coming from that. like this song.

    just me
  9. banjobass magoo

    banjobass magoo

    Sep 12, 2010
    Hey, s mcsleazy, this link doesn't work for me. Can you give me an idea of what you are talking about?
  10. Handyman

    Handyman Supporting Member

    Sep 4, 2007
    Austin, TX
    Wow, I've never seen a banjo bass before. That's incredibly cool. Can you explain your right hand technique a bit? It looks a bit different than what I on a plain old bass guitar. Are you simply trying to keep your hand from damping the head?
  11. ric3xrt


    May 19, 2010
    SE PA

    Gold Tone, wow I didn't think any one else had one..LOL
    Sounded great, if I were to pick on it , I'd comment on the freting in the early part but the rest was just fantastic.
  12. banjobass magoo

    banjobass magoo

    Sep 12, 2010
    What I'm doing (or trying to do) with the right hand is a Victor Wooten technique (thumb down, thumb up, index, middle). I'm combining groups of 2 (thumb down thumb up, or T V), 3 (T V 1), and 4 (T V 1 2). If I can combine the groups effectively, it can create a continuous flow of scales, pentatonic ideas, and double stop ideas. Hope this helps, and thanks for the great comments. More vids on the way!
  13. TheCush


    Jul 15, 2008
    Portland, OR
    That was really awesome. Doing the Victor style up/down strokes really gave it almost a clawhammer banjo feel/sound. Very impressive. Thanks for posting.
  14. afranks


    Jul 10, 2011
    Battle Creek, MI
    Very nice job. Thanks for sharing.
  15. chief108


    Dec 16, 2012
    that was really awesome
  16. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    Moved to Recordings.
  17. t77mackie


    Jun 13, 2012
    Wormtown, MA
    That's nuts, dude!

    Nice! +1