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I taped my bass!

Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by Intrepid, Nov 12, 2001.


  1. Intrepid

    Intrepid

    Oct 15, 2001
    What do you think of tape...I play electric bass and I've been playing stand up lately and I taped up the fingerboard....am I a wheeny or does everybody do this when learning?
     
  2. Tim Ludlam

    Tim Ludlam

    Dec 19, 1999
    Carmel, IN
    INSIPID:

    No!!!!

    I assume that you are using tape to mark specific notes on your fingerboard, a la "slab" style (thanks for the slang Ray)?

    Short term fix, aside from looking really goofy. If you are serious about playing, learn correctly. Even if you're just pumping out root-fifth.
     
  3. Take the tape off the bass.
    The correct spelling is Weenie.
    One of the main reasons I took up the DB was to get my ears into better shape; using tape would not be of help to me. Also when I go to my teachers and used his bass, again the tape will not have been of any help. Take the tape off you are handicapping yourself.
     
  4. anonymous0726

    anonymous0726 Guest

    Nov 4, 2001
    The tape might be OK for a week or so, but if you're properly positioned at The Bass you shouldn't have a clear view of the fingerboard. I do a lot of practicing in front of a full-length mirror -- not out of self-love, but the best way to see awkward technique.
     
  5. anonymous0726

    anonymous0726 Guest

    Nov 4, 2001
    Oh! And it comes to mind that Edgar Meyer has Mother-of-Pearl inlays along the side of his fingerboard, like the dots on a Slab.
     
  6. If you keep the tape, be sure to remove one or so per week until they are gone.
     
  7. Chris Fitzgerald

    Chris Fitzgerald Student of Life Staff Member Administrator

    Oct 19, 2000
    Louisville, KY
    I tHiNk FiElDy HaD tHe FrEtLiNeS tAtToOed OnTo ThE fInGeRbOaRd Of HiS dOuBlE bAsS, bUt I cOuLd Be wRoNg....
     
  8. anonymous0726

    anonymous0726 Guest

    Nov 4, 2001
    Don't you mean 'fretboard', Chris?
     
  9. Chris Fitzgerald

    Chris Fitzgerald Student of Life Staff Member Administrator

    Oct 19, 2000
    Louisville, KY
    I said "fingerboard" because I noticed that the tattoos don't really help his intonation much.... FiElDy BlOwZ cHuNkS......GaRy PeAcOcK RuLeZ!!