Most practical TB revelation

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Sixgunn, Mar 9, 2018.

  1. Sixgunn


    Jun 6, 2012
    Colorado Springs
    I don't wait 30 minutes after eating, to go swimming.
    Ok TB. What have you learned/discovered here that has had the most significant impact on your bass experience?

    Off the top of my head: Dunlop Super Brights and the Quilter BB800.

    Oh and not scooping the mids ;)

    Thank you, TalkBass!!
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  2. ArtechnikA

    ArtechnikA I endorsed a check once...

    Feb 24, 2013
    That some people will care how you spell 'revelation,' some won't, and some will never notice the difference...
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  3. Sixgunn


    Jun 6, 2012
    Colorado Springs
    I don't wait 30 minutes after eating, to go swimming.
    I actually care but didn't notice (and I generally do notice). :( Can you find it in your heart to forgive me?? ;)
  4. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man

    Oct 19, 2011
    I read a lot of good stuff in Jeff Berlin's notes. I'm not going to single anything out.
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  5. saabfender

    saabfender Inactive

    Jan 10, 2018
    The universality of band dynamics.

    People actually like some basses that I think are useless.

    There are bass players who own a dozen or more dirt pedals.
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  6. Oddly


    Jan 17, 2014
    Dublin, Ireland.
    Serious answer...Flatwounds.
    My first foray into bass-playing was back from about 1981 to 1991. My basses had whatever strings they came with and they got the job done.Since I returned to playing a few years back I discovered there were options! TB showed me the way and since then I've been a firm flats fan.
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2018
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  7. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Gold Supporting Member

    having moderators makes this whole place work. :)

    i don't like moderation so much outside of TB, but it's part of a winning formula here and i've learned to appreciate the value of them in an online place i frequent. i think some subjects get 'over moderated' but it's a small price to pay in order to keep the place open for our mutual enjoyment. i hope my position on this gets brownie points. i have to go and curse now. some basses are ugly, too...but not yours.
  8. Sixgunn


    Jun 6, 2012
    Colorado Springs
    I don't wait 30 minutes after eating, to go swimming.
    Troo dat!
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  9. madbass6

    madbass6 Inactive

    Jan 13, 2009
    I do not give consent to use any of my photos ! please respect that. thank you.
    good topic! The Aguilar bass amps was rite here on TB I discoverd it!
    The aguilar 750 in particular! Thanks guys & gals!
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  10. seamus bass

    seamus bass

    Oct 23, 2007
    my house
    That most of the basses ive sold/parted ways with are worth more than i thought. :(
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  11. twinjet

    twinjet Powered by GE90s; fueled with coffee. Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 23, 2008
    Lots of material on self-marketing, professionalism and knowing your instrument. Practice time is much more productive these days because I know what I am working on, why I'm working on it and the type of gigs I want to get doing it.
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  12. Giffro

    Giffro Supporting Member

    Bought a Fender Rumble 500 Combo rig and Rumble ext 115 cab based on owners reviews and first hand experience from users. No regrets as its the best rig I have owned in 50+ years of gigging. The Rumble club were right and TB is definately the place to come for all types of questions regarding anything to do with Bass playing/owning/gigging etc etc.
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  13. Frndmoretti


    Jun 17, 2017
    EMG GZR pickups were exactly what I was looking for.

    I'm REALLY happy with the tone of my bass.

    I also learned about preamp pedals and that they can be the solution to my problems.
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  14. kesslari

    kesslari Groovin' with the Fusion Cats Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2007
    Santa Cruz Mtns, California
    Lark in the Morning Instructional Videos; Audix Microphones
    A ton of stuff on amps and cabs.
    My taste in basses hasn't really changed, but my rig has improved by leaps and bounds over the years.
    And some really, really awful puns....
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  15. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth Inactive

    Oh dear, the best piece of info I gleaned from here was that those dodgy strap buttons on my Rickenbacker were actually part of a Schaller strap lock.
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  16. Bunk McNulty

    Bunk McNulty It is not easy to do simple things correctly Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 2012
    Northampton, MA
    I don't know that it's practical, but this is the place where I found out that people collect bass guitars. Like, you know, collecting art or whatever.
  17. mrcbass


    Jan 14, 2016
    Sacramento, CA
    1. There are a lot of very good bass players that hang out here - I'm not one of them. (Never thought I was cream, but thought I was a little closer to good than I am.)
    2. Lot's of people have no clue about how to interact with band members.
    3. For some reason, people care about pick guards and apparently tort is the only proper option
    4. Lot's of people expect that we should give them an opinion ("what is best for me?")
    5. Mostly awesome community
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  18. MattZilla


    Jun 26, 2013
    That the bass that I'd been avoiding for so many years, the Precision, is really the only bass that I need regardless of genre.
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  19. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses
    Learned to stop putting crazy glue on my fingers.
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  20. Dan B

    Dan B

    Oct 19, 2008
    Amherst, MA
    I still do this but only if I am reparing something with it. It’s accidental.
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