Sunday Service

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Dr. Cheese, Jun 19, 2016.


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  1. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I knew things were going to be different today because I used my U-bass for two songs. All I can say is forget about the size: the U-bass sounds HUGE in church. It also sounds so deep that even a C or D on the A or G string sounds low. You don't really need a B string. The U-bass doesn't do bright or growly, but it excels at a clean, deep, acoustic tone. This bass is great to have in my tool kit.

    My other bass was my DJ5, last week, I left my Sadowsky preamp at home, today I used my preamp. After service, a fellow deacon asked me was why my bass was unclear last week. I told him, it was because I did not have my preamp. So much for folks not noticing, at least one person missed that active tone.
     
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  2. zontar

    zontar

    Feb 19, 2014
    J-5
    I've sometimes thought it would be nice to use one on a Sunday--much easier to bring along.
     
  3. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    The U-bass does weigh nothing. If you like a a traditional, acoustic style tone, it is great. If you want an Urban Gospel sound, you will still want a conventional bass guitar.
     
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  4. zontar

    zontar

    Feb 19, 2014
    J-5
    Neither one really--but my SR500F fits in well--at least it did today.
     
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  5. I'm glad you and the congregation enjoyed the ubass! I think it's a great bass for contemporary Christian! Unfortunately I have had a bit of a run in with a new worship leader about using it. I guess he wasn't comfortable with the appearance of the ubass. That was a couple years ago, but hopefully he has softened his position.
     
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  6. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    That's the most pitiful thing I have heard in a while. In Gospel, of all music, it should be about the sound, not the look.
     
  7. And that's why I no longer play there.
     
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  8. Hey Doc what strings are you using on the DJ5? I have switched back to Sadowsky blue SS (short gauge) from DR Fatbeams on my jazz. Amazing clarity & punch if you haven't tried.
     
  9. Glad you debuted your ubass Sunday. I played my exotic mahagony as well. When I play one of my Fenders or Carvins now I get that "oh no" look. They really like my Kalas.
     
  10. ScarfFace

    ScarfFace Supporting Member

    Aug 23, 2014
    La Crosse WI
    I've been playing my U Bass at church a lot lately too and I really is wonderful. We usually don't have a drummer, and if we do, it's a cajon or djembe and the U Bass forces me to play simpler but more rythmic, which just works in that scenario.
     
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  11. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I am using Dunlop Marcus Miller Signature strings. They are good, but a bit too short for 35" scale.
     
  12. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I can certainly see that.
     
  13. mrufino1

    mrufino1

    Aug 2, 2005
    Nutley, NJ
    Awesome! I will say this though, the B string on a 5 string kala is quite good.
     
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  14. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I bet it is. It would be cool to have one, but I like paying bills too.:smug:
     
  15. mrufino1

    mrufino1

    Aug 2, 2005
    Nutley, NJ
    Me too, it helps me do that!
     
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