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Spalt vViper clip

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by frederic b. hodshon, Mar 16, 2003.

  1. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon

    May 10, 2000
    Redmond, WA
    Microsoft Product Designer
    more embarrassing moments from my studio.

    i love this thing...


    makes me wanna slap it...and i ain't no slapper.

    i suck, ok...but, this thing sounds great!

    i'll post some more that feature various PUP positions.


  2. xush


    Jul 4, 2001
    mobile AL
    somebody needs to photoshop a guy behind a steering wheel in the p'up recess...
  3. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon

    May 10, 2000
    Redmond, WA
    Microsoft Product Designer
    driving in my car....

    man, i must really suck...no responses at all.


    sok though...

    kinda fun creating these bass sample clips...little seeds of ideas for future tunes.

    anyone else do that?

    kinda like a daily notepad or audio diary...not meant to be serious...but, available for possible fleshing out.

  4. Stachio

    Stachio Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2002
    Funky jam ! That's getting stuck in the short term memory for a few hours...
    Was the pickup in the same position for both parts. It was sort of hard to tell when they both kicked in.
  5. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Gold Supporting Member

    You know what would make that bass totally cool: a motor for that wiper. A variable speed one, with hesitation mode for light drizzle.


    But seriously: thanks the new clip, Fred, always a pleasure to hear ya play and very useful to check out these new-fangled instruments.
  6. bassmonkeee


    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA
    Very cool clip, Fred.

    I really dig the way that bass looks, too.

    I'm in the process of recording some examples of my basses through the VBass (which I'll be using as my sole preamp through a power amp on the way--whoo hoo!:) ). I want to compare different amp sounds so I can set up some patches for teh VBass's first gig this Friday.

    If anything sounds decent, I'll post some examples. It's been awhile since there have been some fun VBass mp3s posted--so, Fred, Mark--get to work! ;) :D
  7. Killdar


    Dec 16, 2002
    Portland Maine
    I dig that bass. I dig it much. Very innovative, almost like that Westone Rail thing, but different...

    so where are the other clips? I still am very curious about this thing.

    me and my strange bass fetish :eek:
  8. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon

    May 10, 2000
    Redmond, WA
    Microsoft Product Designer
    tanx guyz.

    the main part was with the pup in the "bridge" position.

    the higher parts in the "neck" position.

    the tonal variation is as significant as a 2 pup affair.

    but, as Michael Spalt tells me, without any of the phase issues.

    i'm on the road and swamped with work (thank goodness) and will post more soon.

    ahh, the VBass...i need to break that out this weekend.

    i have a Roland VG8 with a Roland Ready Strat too...i'll have to do a dueling V clip this Sat.

  9. xush


    Jul 4, 2001
    mobile AL
    f's been pretty inspirational lately- I need to get tracking with my V soon.
    I can't play like him or Jason, but I do hopes to have a little fun with it soon. Almost got the studio ready for it.

    Don't know if I can touch f's Krautrock aesthetics though. I may have to take a shoegazer approach...

    If my Vdrums weren't at the other studio right now, I'd do a strictly V track w/ my Vg8ex too.
    Maybe I can find some old drum tracks.
  10. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon

    May 10, 2000
    Redmond, WA
    Microsoft Product Designer
    all these clips are pretty much what i call AUDIO DISCHARGES.

    no attention to perfecting timing, intonation, etc...

    just sketches.

    kinda like automatic writing...i avoid conscious level analysis.

    just get the tracks down, move out, NEXT!

    the Krautrock ref is an interesting one...never thought it had that much of an influence on me. though, a large part of my vinyl LP collection is northern euro (German, Scand...). so all that listening is bound to affect.

    the Spalt vViper is on tour right now...can't wait for her to come back.


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