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Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [DB]' started by BrandonL, Oct 28, 2019.
Bassment. Works pretty well for most things. Watch the scroll for low hanging pipes.
Hard to beat that last one... but: Please note a) massage chair b) whiteboard of wisdom c) plastic Bach bust my mother placed on our piano to stare at me when I was eight years old!
Thanks for the free advice/inspiration from the Whiteboard of Wisdom!
How on earth do (most) of you guys get anything accomplished while surrounded by such toxic amounts of Order, Organization, and Cleanliness??
(...from the Sloppy Side.)
Busted...this whole thing has been an advertising gimmick for my upstart bass practice space staging business: Low Key Staging and Consulting, LLC
BTW, gotta pic?
Here is the pre-staging close-up from where I’m sitting at this exact moment:
(I’ll to get back to you in a few years on the after pics)
Rats, I forgot my bow!!!
Sorry no pics- My last band we had a 10x10 room with a drum kit, vibes, acoustic piano, keyboards, about 5 guitar amps, bass rig, 6 wedges, and my dinosaur A&H 32 channel board. We each had about 4 sq. feet of personal space.
My new band has a20x20 room with a 2 bose towers, drum kit and all the elbow room we could ever ask for. We could practice dance moves...if we had any dance moves.
Had to show off the (finally installed) acoustic treatment. Minimal difference as far as practice goes (though the sound is definitely "tighter"), the bass records way better.
I self-exiled to the tiny basement when company visited. I then decided to stay (for practice anyway) once I realized how stabile the humidity and temp are down here...
Hmmm, good about temp and humidity! Just watch out for flooding... Natural or man-made.
Is there a way you can store your DB and any other instruments about a foot higher than anything else in there? That would probably give you time to evacuate the noisemakers to higher ground.
Basements will be ... basements.
Excellent point. Being a desert dweller for the most part, I’ve always had good luck with the basement, but your point is well taken.
My little at home practice corner in my small one bedroom apartment. I’m in a pretty big building in a dense area of the city and I usually end up practicing on my EUB to spare my neighbors a lot of the time (my old Shen hybrid shaked the walls!) I recently got this Yamaha SLB300 to replace my Eminence and I must say the balance point is very accurate compared to the five other EUBs I’ve owned, particularly for arco playing. Practicing on it actually feels like playing a DB, as opposed to my other electrics which always felt a little too “idiosyncratic” to not be concerned I was building bad habits on them.
I use my Radial Bassbone as a headphone amp and can practice any time, which has been a revelation for me. I’m very much a night owl, which is great for gigging but not so great for practicing if you share space with anyone else! Now I can saw through some of my method books at 2am….
I practice wherever I am. If I can I prefer outdoors where the sound is pure, no reflections. Of course wintertime is coming. I generally don’t like anyone near me when practicing so I look for a private place.
I have a doorway in the kitchen. Yay.
Wow, that's a lot of snow....I guess you guys really did get 77 inches this past weekend.
Seeing/Shoveling is believing.
Only 18-24” where I am. Southtowns got super hammered.
My Music corner in the living room of my rather small apartment. The MK Studio EUB is great for practicing without disturbing the neighbours. My DB usually lives in the opposite corner, but neighbours go nuts if I play it for more than 5 minutes, so I usually practice on the MK at home. Luckily, I can use the local community center a 100 yards away for free, when I need to practice on the ‘real’ DB.
I'd practice more but the dogs won't let me!
One thing I noticed in Jason’s practice space photo was a full length mirror.
I think it’s essential for DB practice.
The cat of course is optional.