1. Please take 30 seconds to register your free account to remove most ads, post topics, make friends, earn reward points at our store, and more!  

Rebirth!

Discussion in 'Welcome Forum - New Member Intros' started by billta, Nov 1, 2006.


  1. billta

    billta

    Oct 23, 2006
    Mukilteo, WA
    Although I have been playing bass on and off for more than 40 years, as of Sep. 18th, my world turned over, courtesy of the purchase of a used Carvin LB-75 Mahogany Fretless bass. I've practiced more in the last 6 weeks than in the last couple of years! What fun! Using the fretless to play along with recordings is a lot simpler than using a fretted bass because you can adjust for minor
    differences in tuning "on the fly" simply by slightly adjusting your finger positioning. I'm currently playing in three (!) bands -- two "copy bands" and an original band (which formed 20 years ago!). Not too bad for a 56 year old geezer! Today I placed an order for a new rig (Thunderfunk/Epifani) since my existing amps are either old(1990 Peavey Megabass using a borrowed cabinet) or REALLY too old (a 1967 Guild Thunderbass 40W 2x12")! I owned a Fender Jazz Bass in high school, but was never really comfortable with the tapered width neck. My first 5-string was an Ibanez (I forget the model..), but it converted me -- I LOVE 5-strings! I also have a fretted Carvin LB-75P which hasn't seen much action since the fretless moved in.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.