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Thunderbird Club

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by TBird1958, Feb 18, 2014.

  1. godofthunder59

    godofthunder59 God of Thunder and Rock and Roll Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2006
    Rochester NY USA
    Endorsing Cataldo Basses, Whirlwind products, Thunderbucker pickups
    My preference for stage right long predates playing in a Who tribute. In fact it goes back to 1971. 20190322_190335.
  2. Gaolee

    Gaolee Official leathers tester and crash dummy

    There is no box.
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  4. JJR58

    JJR58 Dirty Bird Supporting Member

    Wait. What kinda box? Uh, ok. trouble is a foot for me.
  5. Gaolee

    Gaolee Official leathers tester and crash dummy

    Can't go there if you started there and never left.

    Afoot? Dude! Shoes!
  6. JIO

    JIO Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 30, 2010
    Oceana (Pacifica) CA
    musician/artist/owner - Gildaxe
    Yes on all counts CB - we should all take a second or two to remember we belong to a very cool collective, being a musician/player. I saw Buddy Guy last night here in SF. The man is legendary and at 81 is sharp as a razor - what an amazing performer! I highly recommend seeing him if he is touring in your area. He's one of the last bluesman of his era left standing and his performance embodied the fusion of 'old-school' and in-the-moment 2019 contemporary. Bass player was the rock - big phat pillowy bass - locking with a very (too) loud kick (why do they do that?) At one point with eyes closed I imagined I was at a Miles show in the mid 70's - heavy blues/funk/rock/jazz... Buddy Guy. Blown away...
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2019
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  7. GonePlaid

    GonePlaid "It needs a bridge cover" Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2016
    Southeast FL
    I played in a band in the early 70s that had exact copies of Chicago arrangements so I know the early bass lines. My daughter and I have been to about 10 Chicago concerts. I can see the bass man's(mostly Jason Scheff)fingers moving to those lines and all I hear is 'thump' from the kick.:banghead:
  8. JIO

    JIO Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 30, 2010
    Oceana (Pacifica) CA
    musician/artist/owner - Gildaxe
    I hear it all the time at venues with all different kinds of music. The house pumps the kick-thud LOUD. It's cool, but always seems TOO present.
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  9. Count Bassie

    Count Bassie Supporting Member

    Jun 10, 2006
    Smithfield, RI
    Sure there is. If you don't have a limitation there is no need to create, no need to seek direction- and no tangible material to create with. One needs a premise, and those come with rules. And rules are made to be artfully broken.

    It's going to be hard to do this over text...
  10. Chucky Stiletti

    Chucky Stiletti Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2017
    Santa Cruz, CA
    I don't really care what side I'm on either...the advantage of being stage right is that you can look at the drummer and the neck of the bass at the same time and some folks like that....right hand drummers don't because they now have to turn their head away from the hi hat to look at you.....their problem..
  11. Count Bassie

    Count Bassie Supporting Member

    Jun 10, 2006
    Smithfield, RI
    In my band I mostly ignore the drummer anyway. I listen to everything, but he's kind of in his own space. Don't love it, but that's this band, and you can't fix other people. Otherwise I'd have been fixed years ago!
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  12. That was insightful and informative. What the hell is it doing in Thunderbird club?
  13. Count Bassie

    Count Bassie Supporting Member

    Jun 10, 2006
    Smithfield, RI
    I forgot myself...
  14. Inky13


    Nov 13, 2016
    Buffalo NY
    You went to Iroquois HS?
  15. I will use tabs to learn something I'm having a problem with, but that's very much for offline practice. I seldom try to read any more so those skills have backslidden. Chord charts, callouts, or play by ear for the most part if I don't know the song.
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  16. Most falling into the category known a few decades ago as "unprintable"?
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  17. That's my line. well, God's actually...
  18. RedVee


    Dec 24, 2014
    A Far North Vacuum ?
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  19. We saw Buddy last year at the Austin City Limits taping! Absolutely amazing show. And yeah, Orville Wright is perfect for Buddy's music. Quinn Sullivan is no slouch, either- was he there? Also, Buddy is 82 (83 in a couple of months).
  20. RedVee


    Dec 24, 2014
    I was going to look for piano sheet music to practice with.
    Is there a better, readily available, alternative?

    I’m only up to single notes of 1 2 or 4 beat duration, rests(?) & repeats.

    But yeah, wish I started 40 years ago lol. But better late than never.
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