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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Willy-D, Dec 11, 2016.
So what was everyone's axe dejour for church this AM.
I P'ed myself.
My favorite! Also my only. Carvin XB76P. Just put a new set of strings on it for our annual Christmas program tonight.
(On the right)
SX vintage series? Got a fretless 4-string J by those guys that actually plays quite nice. P'ups were microphonice so I changed them out, but the guitar is solid!
This was today's choice of bottom end.
Slept in. Resigned in the spring
I'm kind of curious, what do church players look for more? Conservative appearance or tone? I figure the tone can be adjusted at the amp but could you get away with something besides the basic Precision or Jazz with most congregations?
Edit: I'd like to add that I'm just genuinely curious, since I've never actually seen or played in a church band. No trolling here
Funny you should ask. I just put up a NBD thread since I finished this Frankenstein the other night. Plays like buttah. Sounds very "woody" and vintage. Light as a feather.
Mighty Mite body
DiMarzio PAF era pickup
Sanded the neck and put a thin oil on it.
Hard to tell from the pic but it's a light Sonic Blue.
I usually go with my Alembic fretless...this morning was no exception!
I went basic today. Fours work in church much better than some admit. If needed, I can tune down a whole step and sound fine. I may do a video of MJ's Rock wit You (Bobby Watson) just to show how good it sounds detuned. The neck on my Fernandes Atlas reminds a lot of old USA Peavey basses, especially the Foundation, which means the neck is thin and fast!
I have used 5-string Stingrays and 5-string Jazz basses for 3 years at my church. Very-well liked. Well, showing up, being on time, and being prepared always helps, too....
I had an Alembic Series One that I brought for one service. The MDs liked it, but I could tell they would probably rather I have one of my regular instruments. And while I loved playing the Alembic, I have to agree, it might have been a bit much. Not to say, I wouldn't do it again if I had another one...
I know it's not church talk, but it would be hard to find a nicer pair outside of a Victoria's Secrets catalog.
Don't know if my experience it typical or not, but I play whatever instrument feels/plays right to me at the time. Aesthetics don't go into the selection.
That said, I own traditional instruments. I don't have a KISS axe bass... may think twice about that
Go-to meetin means church?
Obviously not my pic but it's the same bass
Sorry the picture is huge
I don't thing apparence comes into to play for most of us because:
1) it's a bass, nobody's looking lmao
2) if it fits the music best then that's what you use
Now of course if there's a stripper sticker plastered on the front (or that bass that keep popping up that looks looks.... well you know)... those are a different story.
took me a second to get the green string/Xmass thing, I love it
Gorn: yes, sorry. Generational expression.
Likely won't see many metal heads playing in a worship service, but the thought of Lemmy playing backup on "Be Thou my vision" amuses me...
sorry- thought you typed Striper, not stripper. Now you are talking a reverend Horton Heat worship...
We don't have any drummers in our church so I play a lot of walking lines and roots/fifths stuff to give a sense of rhythm to the songs so my precision with flats works nicely. I didn't play this weekend, but next weekend we are having extended musical worship and are playing 10 songs. Here's a pic of the one to handle it all!
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