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Old Drummer needs advice.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by coldfront, Jul 26, 2017.

  1. coldfront


    Jul 26, 2017
    Unfortunate, I can no longer bang on the drums all day. My tinnitus has become quite bad. I'm a heavy striker and maybe it was from the cymbals or years of abuse. I have tried out electronic drums for volume control but playing them feels so lifeless and unfulfilling.

    I need to play something to feed the soul so I have decided to pick up the bass. Through the years I have played with guys who use rics.... a least until everyone chased me out into a different room for playing too loud. Love the sound the ric creates. I'm under no illusions that I can become the next Geddy Lee, Chris Squire or Cliff Burton. It makes no sense at my level of play for me to lay out the cash needed to buy a real ric. Is there a bass out there that will give me the ric sound I'm looking for? I don't care what the bass looks like. Right now I practice with a Schecter with active pickups and I can not get the sound I want. I'm not good with modding electronics...I'm a drummer I HIT THINGS.
  2. garp


    Feb 7, 2009
    Connecticut USA
    A good passive Jazz can get you most of the way there. Listen to Geddy on "YYZ" to get a taste of what's possible.
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  3. jaybones

    jaybones Banned

    Mar 4, 2015
    Kelleys Island, Ohio
    +1 on a passive jazz!

    Also, and I'm sure you looked into this, but what about Hot Rod sticks?

    They come in various weights, and are between a brush and a stick.
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  4. yodedude2

    yodedude2 Supporting Member

    check this out: you want a ric. so buy a used ric. if it doesn't work out, you can always flip it for nearly what you bought it for. if you're not careful, you might make a bit of money on it.
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  5. Stumbo

    Stumbo Wherever you go, there you are. Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 11, 2008
    Intergalactic Mind Space
    Song Surgeon sofware
    Ear plugs?

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