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Ska helps

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by Buck Naked, Jul 26, 2005.


  1. Buck Naked

    Buck Naked

    Jul 24, 2005
    Austin Texas
    its true. if you want to smooth out your basslines or work on fast string switching listen to the likes of Catch 22 or Streetlight Manifesto or the phat bass lines of Horace Panter of The Specials. Ska can help your playing in many ways.
     
  2. Techmonkey

    Techmonkey

    Sep 4, 2004
    Wales, UK
    What about Less Than Jake? Some of their basslines are incredible, try Last One Out, or Five State Drive.
     
  3. Starbucker

    Starbucker Guest

    Jun 29, 2005
    Billings, MT
    Don't forget about Matt Wong from Reel Big Fish. That cat can thump.
     
  4. Thurisarz

    Thurisarz

    Aug 20, 2004
  5. BlackBass9

    BlackBass9

    Dec 4, 2004
  6. Techmonkey

    Techmonkey

    Sep 4, 2004
    Wales, UK
    Matt Wong is the man! Beer is one of the first basslines I ever learnt to play, and it's still one of most difficult ones I know today! :bassist:
     
  7. sLiPkNoT_mAgGoT

    sLiPkNoT_mAgGoT

    Jul 24, 2005
    Australia
    Matt Wong is the king of SKA bass by far

    \m/(>.<) rock out :hyper:
     
  8. and don't forget Harry Balls
     
  9. Buck Naked

    Buck Naked

    Jul 24, 2005
    Austin Texas
    yea but i have a hard time tolerating less than jake.
     
  10. Techmonkey

    Techmonkey

    Sep 4, 2004
    Wales, UK
    True, LTJ isn't for everyone - It's more ska punk, like modern ska, then just plain ska. UB-40 are an awesome reggae-ska band, or Madness :bassist:
     
  11. BassGreaser

    BassGreaser

    Aug 22, 2002
    Austin, TX
  12. Buck Naked

    Buck Naked

    Jul 24, 2005
    Austin Texas
    no dont get me wrong i like ska punk just as much but i dont know they are too poppy for me.


    and dude the fab rudies RULE!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  13. Minger

    Minger

    Mar 15, 2004
    Rochester, NY
    Nobody mentioned Five Iron Frenzy? Keith Hoerig is awesome...
     
  14. BassGreaser

    BassGreaser

    Aug 22, 2002
    Austin, TX
    WOW someone has heard of us :hyper:! I'm the bassist for the Fabulous Rudies
     
  15. Buck Naked

    Buck Naked

    Jul 24, 2005
    Austin Texas
    seriously dude?! holy fyuck hows it goin man? i heard aboot you guys a while back from a friend.
     
  16. Petary791

    Petary791

    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    What about Jorge Casillas from the Voodoo Glow Skulls?
     
  17. BassGreaser

    BassGreaser

    Aug 22, 2002
    Austin, TX
    Doin well. We just got back from the Warped Tour. Boy that was a fun tour:D
     
  18. Techmonkey

    Techmonkey

    Sep 4, 2004
    Wales, UK
    Wow I just checked out the MP3s on your website... Whoa you guys (And girls?) kick ass! I love that warm tone you get, on one of the pics it looks like that P-bass is fretless with flatwounds?

    What was the warped tour like!? Did you meet anyone stupidly famous??
     
  19. BassGreaser

    BassGreaser

    Aug 22, 2002
    Austin, TX
    It's fretted with Chrome flats:D but the MP3's are recorded with my Danelectro DC strung Fender flats....
     
  20. Techmonkey

    Techmonkey

    Sep 4, 2004
    Wales, UK
    Nice! I use Chromes on my fretless - I love the smooth feel! and wow with the Danelectro, I'd never have guessed that! :eek: Pretty versatile basses, there's a local ska punk band around here that uses a lefty DC strung right handed (Fat Mike must have bought most of the right handed ones!) , and they get a really sharp growl from it!