Thanks from a rookie URB player !!!!

Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by DaveB, Nov 21, 2001.

  1. DaveB


    Mar 29, 2000
    Toronto Ontario
    I'm an electric bass player who has been hanging out here for some months. I haven't posted much because I really didn't know enough about URB's to make a useful comment.TalkBass and Bob Gollihur's site have been my source of information.
    A couple of months ago I found a 1962 Kay in great shape (its my first URB) and on the advice I found here did a few things:
    * got it set up professionally
    * selected strings based on advice found here
    * bought a Bass Max from Bob(works great)
    * practiced my brains out

    So where am I now?
    *getting reasonably proficient - given the goal of using the URB once in awhile in my blues/classic R&B band gigs
    *sorry I didn't take up the URB years ago
    *thinking about taking lessons- if I can find the right teacher
    * I sense that practicing the URB has made me a better electric player - I have no idea why!
    *the Kay is in such good shap and looks so cool my wife lets me keep it in the living room - my electrics have never been accorded that honor.

    Anyway, thanks to you all. The comments and opinions I read here have been invaluable. Special thanks to Bob Gollihur - good product and good advice over the phone.
  2. Bob Gollihur

    Bob Gollihur In Memoriam

    Mar 22, 2000
    Cape of New Jersey
    Big Cheese Emeritus: Gollihur Music (retired)
    Sounds great, Dave!

    You mentioned having the bass set up - quite often a luthier can turn you on to teachers in your area, since he just may see them as customers.