The Praise and Worship Band Bassists Club

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by j-raj, Dec 3, 2013.

  1. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    St. Johns, FL
    Continuation of this thread.
    dbsfgyd1, Jazzcad and deepender like this.
  2. 5StringFool


    Jun 10, 2011
    Greenup, KY
    In! :D
    UnderTheRadar, Jazzcad and deepender like this.

  3. I have a board with a few effects on it. I leave my compressor on all the time, run my tuner bypassed in the chain and keep it on (I don't have a tuner out on my volume pedal), and that's really it. I have a fuzz I've used quite a few times, a flanger and delay I mess around with on occasion, and a buddy let me borrow a Walrus Audio Voyager and a Barber Dirty Bomb to test out, but I don't use effects all that much.

    I'd say get a good compressor, a tuner, a volume pedal, and maybe a good DI (an Eden or an Aguilar Tonehammer would be excellent choices that wouldn't break the bank) and that should suffice in most situations and help shape and tighten your tone. Maybe have a fuzz and a few modulating effects on hand for the odd song that would make good use of them, but in most church environments running pretty clean will more than work.
    Wfrance3, Shmoe, dbsfgyd1 and 2 others like this.
  4. SoVeryTired

    SoVeryTired Endorsing nothing, recommending much

    Jul 2, 2011
    Milton Keynes, UK
    Thanks j-raj, and happy 40th!
    deepender likes this.
  5. SteveC

    SteveC Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2004
    NE ND
    I'd like to try some effects - change things up a bit after 10 years of playing - but I never seem to have as much success out in the real world as I do at home. I could see some compression, chorus, maybe some kind of "umph" for the more rocking tunes, but not sure what else or how much or when. We don't get a lot of time to rehearse. Just 30-40 minutes before the first service.
    Ralf1e, bignc, Evzs and 3 others like this.
  6. SoVeryTired

    SoVeryTired Endorsing nothing, recommending much

    Jul 2, 2011
    Milton Keynes, UK
    The second of five weeks in a row on bass coming up on Sunday. It's the special Christmas production (3 services) the week after, then a regular 2-service morning on the 22nd, and then Christmas morning.

    This week's setlist:
    Our God
    Wide As The Sky
    The Same Power
    bmrman and deepender like this.
  7. 5StringFool


    Jun 10, 2011
    Greenup, KY
    I'm bassin' it tomorrow and Sunday as well. Looking forward to using my B3 in a band setting.
    JBW, megatapper and deepender like this.
  8. 9mmMike

    9mmMike Would you happen to have a cookie for me? Supporting Member

    Happy B-day j-raj!
    Dan Knowlton and deepender like this.
  9. ExaltBass

    ExaltBass XBass Cables Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 28, 2006
    Twin Cities, MN
    I'm on team for the next 2 weeks.

    This week:
    O Holy Night
    All Creation Sing (Joy To The World)
    Our God (O Come All Ye Faithful)
    Born Is The King (It's Christmas)

    BTW, I had minor surgery yesterday – angiogram and stent - all went well, and I went home last night! (Almost unheard of same-day, super rare on an afternoon procedure – the cardio nurse was floored) – God was absolutely in control of this whole process, many examples – I am truly humbled and grateful.
  10. bassman314

    bassman314 I seem to be a verb, an evolutionary process...

    Mar 13, 2005
    Bay Area, CA
    I can't seem to find a current iteration of my board.

    I run several effects, and use most of them in worship.

    Custom AB Pedal -> EHX Bass Microsynth -> DOD 250 Overdrive -> HBE Hematoma -> EHX Qtron -> Akai Flanger -> MXR Phase 90 -> Bass CEB-3 Chorus -> Amp
  11. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Inactive

    Jan 20, 2011
  12. dieselbass

    dieselbass Guest

    May 15, 2010
    Davis CA
    Ditto on birthday wishes J-Raj!
  13. dhogan1235


    Feb 13, 2012
  14. Rumblesmith

    Rumblesmith Guest

    Nov 28, 2013
    Glad to hear the surgery went well! God definitely is in control, it's good to be reminded of this sometimes.
  15. caeman

    caeman The Root Master

    Sep 17, 2008
    "Which flavor of gospel are we talking about?"

    Both kinds. Country and western. :)
    BazzaBass, bmrman, Wfrance3 and 3 others like this.
  16. mtb777

    mtb777 Serving bottom for the Most High. Inactive

    Apr 1, 2010
    Sunny South Florida
    +1! Happy Birthday. All of God's blessings to you!
  17. mtb777

    mtb777 Serving bottom for the Most High. Inactive

    Apr 1, 2010
    Sunny South Florida
    Speedy recovery Bro. God has His hand on you. Make sure you give Him the glory, especially to those who don't know Him.
    LowActionHero likes this.
  18. mtb777

    mtb777 Serving bottom for the Most High. Inactive

    Apr 1, 2010
    Sunny South Florida
    Rehearsal was rough tonight. Keyboards did not show up. Check. Singer. #2 did not show up. Check. New monitor system did not show a way. WL not too happy. Check. Opens lid on his new isolation box and cranks amp and leaves lid open. Check. Goes through one song. Check. Walks over to me and my bass, fiddle with knobs and goes full miss on everything check. You need to work on your tone. Check. Shows me all the knobs on the Eden rig I really don't like. Check. Walks off to go somewhere. Check. Work on my tone and fiddle with amp for a few minutes. Check. He walks back up while I'm resetting everything and yells through his mic...STOP NOODLING. CHECK. Start next song. Check. Sounds like a tornado on stage. Check. Step on TURBO BOOST button on Eden Footswitch. Tone. Check. WL smiles. Check. Owner of Eden rig shows up at end and straightens out all the new monitor system after last song. Check. Everybody happy except wife of Eden Rig owner because she got rushed out of dinner on date night with hubby and now she is the Keyboardist and missing singer for this Sundays service. Check. Verbal memo to show up 1 hour early for Worship service. Check. That's a wrap folks!
  19. SoVeryTired

    SoVeryTired Endorsing nothing, recommending much

    Jul 2, 2011
    Milton Keynes, UK
    ^ You showed a lot of grace to last through to the end of the rehearsal without walking out!

    It's another 8am start on Sunday as the Christmas production has taken over the usual rehearsal time. The good thing about our short list of songs is that everyone knows the material so, whilst it's not ideal to lose a rehearsal, it doesn't show through too much in our playing.
    PhillipHolbrook likes this.
  20. dhogan1235


    Feb 13, 2012
    "rough" might be an understatement. Most of our rough one usually have to do with someone showing up without even have looked at the music. Which turns the whole thing into a grind but nothing like what you described. I hope sunday morning gets better.
    joshmmorrison likes this.