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Thunderbird Club

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


  1. Chucky Stiletti

    Chucky Stiletti Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2017
    Santa Cruz, CA
    trombone parts...all online..
     
  2. RedVee

    RedVee

    Dec 24, 2014
    Australia
    Ok, I was wondering about tuba - I’ll look at trombone
     
  3. JIO

    JIO Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 30, 2010
    Oceana (Pacifica) CA
    musician/artist/owner - Gildaxe
    What would Quinn Sullivanm play? He opened with his band backing a 17 year old (300lb) guitar player/singer that went by "King Fish" - Mozart talented. But in general BG's show was way beyond "blues" - more about the highest level of professional music presentation by a seasoned entertainer.
     
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  4. Quinn is a young white guitar player Buddy took under his wing. Plays a mean Little Wing, among other things.
    And yeah, Buddy is a heck of a showman.
     
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  5. Chucky Stiletti

    Chucky Stiletti Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2017
    Santa Cruz, CA
    tuba's cool and you don't have to transpose but with those piston valves it doesn't lend itself to the legatos the way a sliding valve horn does IMO...
     
  6. Gaolee

    Gaolee Official leathers tester and crash dummy

    It sucks when the kick is overwhelming like that. Too much bass turns to mud, but that is even worse.
     
  7. Gaolee

    Gaolee Official leathers tester and crash dummy

    You are correct. And I was being a wiseass, shockingly enough. When being serious, I agree with you completely.
     
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  8. Gaolee

    Gaolee Official leathers tester and crash dummy

    I want a sousaphone one of these days. No good reason except playing and dancing to make that big bell bob around.
     
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  9. GBassNorth

    GBassNorth

    Dec 23, 2006
    SoCal
    Here's the number system explained in a series of YouTube clips. Very easy to follow...
     
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  10. GBassNorth

    GBassNorth

    Dec 23, 2006
    SoCal
    Awesome picture!
    Who says TBirds are neck heavy! That thing is so light it and you are starting to float away! :thumbsup:
    All great pics! I really enjoy all these playing out postings, almost makes me want to get back into the gig scene. Party hard!
     
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  11. Count Bassie

    Count Bassie Supporting Member

    Jun 10, 2006
    Smithfield, RI
    Lol, text is tough for nuance!

    (I should know better than to wax all serious around here...)
     
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  12. godofthunder59

    godofthunder59 God of Thunder and Rock and Roll Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2006
    Rochester NY USA
    Endorsing Cataldo Basses, Whirlwind products, Thunderbucker pickups
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    Iroquois Middle School, Irondequoit NY, I was in 7th grade when this was taken. I still have the bass! A 1960's Klira.
     
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  13. Chucky Stiletti

    Chucky Stiletti Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2017
    Santa Cruz, CA
    they sound pretty awesome..:thumbsup:
     
  14. ToddOfThunder

    ToddOfThunder

    Feb 9, 2016
    Me too
     
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  15. ToddOfThunder

    ToddOfThunder

    Feb 9, 2016
    Also acid washed jeans! Too cool!
     
  16. ToddOfThunder

    ToddOfThunder

    Feb 9, 2016
    I love that bass! I also love the position of the neck pup.
     
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  17. GonePlaid

    GonePlaid "It needs a bridge cover" Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2016
    Southeast FL
    Because I play in a community concert band, I sometimes hafta read tuba parts. They're written where they sound whereas string bass parts are written an octave higher than they sound(I have no idea why)*. I'm OK down to (written) Bb-2 ledger lines and a space below the staff-after that I gotta write in the name of the note. EDIT And, of course, 'think' it up an octave!

    * our middle space C would be a tuba's 2 ledger lines below the staff C.
     
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  18. GonePlaid

    GonePlaid "It needs a bridge cover" Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2016
    Southeast FL
    Me too, also!
     
  19. GonePlaid

    GonePlaid "It needs a bridge cover" Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2016
    Southeast FL
    IF I was gonna have TBird II custom built, I'd want the pup(singular)a little closer to the neck heel. But that ain't gonna be hap'nin'.(mufunzalo)
     

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