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hi Mr. Watt

Discussion in 'Ask Mike Watt [Archived]' started by frederic b. hodshon, Aug 24, 2001.

  1. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon

    May 10, 2000
    Redmond, WA
    Microsoft Product Designer
    welcome TB.

    glad to have ya!

    i used to have a radio show in the early 90's at University of Calif Irvine.

    You came and played a couple of sets....truly great stuff!!!

    you play with Nels Cline ever?

    is the Alligator Lounge still hoppin?

    how's the experimental scene in LA these days? any clubs worth noting?

    fred hodshon
  2. watt

    watt the man in the van w/a bass in his hand Supporting Member

    Aug 24, 2001
    san pedro, california

    thank you.

    I play w/nels all the time w/perk's band _banyan_ and my own _black gang_ too. amazing guitarist. remember, bass cats look good making others look good (or sound good).

    the aligator lounge has been closed and now a restaurant for some time now. sad. spaceland in silver lake (so cal) has some adventurous stuff though.

    on bass, watt

  3. rapido


    Aug 9, 2005
    I read allover the net that DR are the best strings on this planet.
    I play slap. Are they best possible strings for slap? I have to know cause i wanted to buy 10 packs from USA.
    1. What is better DR Sunbams or DR Lo-riders???
    I know that Sunbams are Nickel Plated Round Core and Lo-riders are Stainless Steel Hex Core strings. On DR page (http://www.drstrings.com/LoRider1.htm) they say that Lo-riders are for slap, pop and tapping. But many people here on Talkbass said that Sunbeams are the best. So I am confused then.
    2. What is better for slap steel or nickel?
    3. What gauges are better for slap 50-110 or 45-105?