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Pedulla Pentabuzz: Steady Progress

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Dr. Cheese, May 15, 2018.


  1. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis




    Reading music and keeping your fingers in the right position is more than a notion! Much respect to violin,viola, cello, double bass players, as well as fretless bass guitarists. I am not great, but I am moving forward on my fretless.:bassist:
     
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  2. Mark76

    Mark76

    Dec 1, 2015
    Leicester
    Can I just say that the name "Pentabuzz" doesn't inspire much confidence, Pentaboom would have been a better choice :D
     
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  4. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    Thanks, reading anything is hard work for me since I played by ear for decades, but my Pedulla inspires me to go to work.
     
  5. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I think Michael Pedulla got it right.;)
     
  6. IronLung1986

    IronLung1986

    May 19, 2010
    Exeter, NH
    It makes more sense when you dig into the low notes. Pedullas bite back :D
     
  7. Mr_O'B

    Mr_O'B

    Feb 22, 2015
    Sounding real smooth! So much progress in such a short timeframe.

    I could be wrong, but your Pedulla looks like it is your most comfortable bass to play?
     
  8. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    Yes it is super comfortable! The bass is a blast to play sitting, and it has no neck dive standing. As I have said before, the neck is perfection.:bassist:
     
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  9. I gotta get back on my fretless....
     
  10. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    Just do it!
     
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  11. Basshappi

    Basshappi

    Feb 12, 2007
    Tucson,AZ
    Coming along nicely Dr. C!
     
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  12. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    Thanks, there is nothing like getting better. It beats the pants off just buying stuff!
     
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  13. Oh I will! I've been waiting for enough songs on our list to justify bringing it. I think we're about there.
    Plus one of our guitarists mentioned it last practice.
    So... :thumbsup:
     
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  14. diegom

    diegom

    Jun 18, 2008
    @Dr. Cheese, I find most of your posts very inspiring! This one, in particular
    How long ago did you start reading? What drove you to do it and how did you start?

    Thanks!

    Diego
     
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  15. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I bought a Mel Bay book as a kid and was reading melodies and 12 bar blues, but I had a crappy teacher who said there was not much point learning reading bass. For decades after that I was mainly tabs and my ear. I started seriously studying again off and on three years ago. Currently, I have been studying a year straight.
     
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  16. MrLenny1

    MrLenny1

    Jan 17, 2009
    N.H.
    It took me 6 months to get my intonation right.
    Keep up the good work Cheese.
     
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  17. Wisebass

    Wisebass

    Jan 12, 2017
    Lost in Space
    Hi Doc :)

    Don' t be too modest! Your intonation has improved a lot! :thumbsup: (since your first vid with your buzzer :D)

    And that Jamerson line is a very fine exercise for your left hand…

    Now we are all waiting for mwaaaah day to come! :hyper::hyper::hyper:

    greetings

    Wise
     
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  18. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    Mwaah is easy accurate intonation is hard.
     
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  19. Mastodon2

    Mastodon2

    Feb 27, 2008
    Sounding good! Pedulla basses are amazing.
     
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  20. Wisebass

    Wisebass

    Jan 12, 2017
    Lost in Space
    Oooooh yes! It' s a constant fight and every fretless player will tell you, that you will never stop working on it!

    Well, at least those who aren 't hacks or super talented monsters. :laugh:

    Yes and no!

    Let 's say, accurately intonated mwah, is what fretless playing makes soooo….. :hyper:

    A little tip: Play that line half as fast, with a "legato feel" and try to "roll" into that notes, with the

    fingers of your left hand.

    I hope you understand what I mean :D

    greetings

    Wise
     
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