Playing Jaco lines fingerstyle on a Bass VI... ouch! (Continuum)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by EmaTheMirror, Nov 25, 2020.


  1. EmaTheMirror

    EmaTheMirror

    Oct 9, 2009
    London, UK
    It looks like string spacing on a Bass VI is something that has already been addressed in the past (Bass VI string spacing) but today I just did a video of something I stubbornly wanted to do: play a bass solo with the pizzicato technique and "standard" fingering on my Bass VI instrument!

    Boy is that spacing narrow, but it's doable with some perseverance and I love the versatility of that instrument:



    (Jaco Pastorius - Continuum... on a Revelation "Bass VI" instrument by Alan Entwistle)

    The funniest thing (and feel) was to play it on a "regular" bass afterwards! :laugh:
     
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  2. Jebberz

    Jebberz Supporting Member

    Jul 3, 2012
    Quebec city
    Nice tone you get fro you VI... what are those pickups?

    I'm still playing with the idea of a fretless bass VI, still not sure I I will go that way though..
     
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  3. EmaTheMirror

    EmaTheMirror

    Oct 9, 2009
    London, UK
    They are "Entwistle designed" alnico P90s. As one can probably guess, the pickups are one of the strong points of an instrument supervised by Alan Entwistle. Needless to say, he didn't touch a single magnet there, of course.

    I used the bridge pickup. Going through Amplitube, SVT CL head model + Acoustic 361 cab model (yes...), mic'd with a blend of close and distant mic models, chorus, delay and some stacked compressors in the DAW.

    A fretless bass VI would be interesting, but quite frustrating when you switch to "guitar mode"
     
  4. Jebberz

    Jebberz Supporting Member

    Jul 3, 2012
    Quebec city
    That's exactly what stops me from assembling one from Warmoth...
     
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