Victor Wooten & Steve Bailey Bass instruction site goes live this week

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by geophreigh, Jul 22, 2021.

  1. geophreigh

    geophreigh the artist formerly known as tb-player™️ Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2019

    Looks interesting. Steve Bailey is a beast. And Vic is Vic. So… I may check this out for a month just to enjoy the bass playing.

    The Bass Vault
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  2. GastonD


    Nov 18, 2013
    Belgrade, Serbia
    Well, it is affordable enough to give it a try.
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  3. geophreigh

    geophreigh the artist formerly known as tb-player™️ Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2019
    Yeah. It’s worth 10-bucks to check it out, I think. I don’t know a lot about Steve Bailey but I hear his name all the time.
  4. Les Fret

    Les Fret

    Sep 9, 2009
    Instruction sites keep popping up like crazy since the last year. Must be because of corona. Soon there will be too many and it will be hard to choose if you want to learn online.

    I remember I bought their first duo book Bass Extremes with CD 20 years ago or so. I was blown away. I was already playing Stuart Hamm stuff and such at that time but this was next level.
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  5. cosmicevan

    cosmicevan ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Inactive Supporting Member

    They launched this like a decade ago but it never caught on. I'd be interested to see what's different. I thought the first stab at it was awesome. Steve and Vic would be online all the time and in the beginning I got practically private virtual lessons. I'm surprised I didn't get an email about this since I'm on both their mailing lists...where'd you hear about it?
  6. geophreigh

    geophreigh the artist formerly known as tb-player™️ Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2019
    I think I saw it on Vic's instagram.
  7. makanudo


    Dec 26, 2008
    Not gonna lie, Victor is as good or better teacher as he is a musician.

    I've watched his Sweetwater clinic where he touches the topic of playing freely as he did in the video on Music Is Win's channel and there's no doubt in my mind that 10 bucks is too little for how good the content must be.

    He talks just enough to not feel like it's draging on like Scott's Bass Lessons and Rich brown. No offense to both guys, love their content. But 20 minute videos to show 2 arpeggio excercises up and down the neck are just too much IMO.

    Definitely will check this out.
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  8. geophreigh

    geophreigh the artist formerly known as tb-player™️ Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2019
    Yeah, I'm a lifetime member at Scotts Bass Lessons. But I find myself fast-forwarding through the shenanigans to get to the good stuff.

    I haven't started this one yet. I've recently been enjoying some tips from Daric's Bass Lessons. Btut I'm sure I'll jump in before the price inevitably goes up.
  9. cosmicevan

    cosmicevan ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Inactive Supporting Member

    Agreed 100%. At the time of the original Bass Vault launch, I went to one of the Bass Nature Camps. It was a weekend out in Seattle (I met Spencer of 3 Leaf at that event - he was about to release the Groove Regulator for the first time!)...immediately after the camp they launched the vault. I either subscribed or got a free membership or something because I remember being on it quite a bit. It was mostly videos of clinics and performances, but this was before youtube was THING so there wasn't tons of other content to check out and frankly, I had never been exposed to something interactive like that on the computer. It was like a portal combined with a forum and a bunch of other interactive things/tools. It was really excellent, but I think other projects took precedence since it never seemed to have too much traffic.

    The Bass Nature Camp was incredible. It was a TON of bite sized concepts served in a small class setting with your heroes. 50% was bass/music focused, 20% was nature focused, and the other 30% was life focused. It was an incredible experience and I HIGHLY recommend it to anyone. It really lit a fire under me and inspired me and changed the way I looked at music quite a bit.
  10. InNoRush


    Aug 15, 2020
    Well... Thanks to this thread I signed up a few weeks ago. Yesterday there was a live event on "Thumpin' and Pluckin'" so I tuned in.

    I can now cross "played my bass live for Victor Wooten and received feedback" off my bucket list :woot:
  11. geophreigh

    geophreigh the artist formerly known as tb-player™️ Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2019
    That’s pretty cool! :thumbsup:
  12. Eric Elliston

    Eric Elliston

    Sep 10, 2021
    Hi All,

    Eric Elliston here. I am the developer for The Bass Vault and am partners (and long time friends) with Steve and Vic. The concept of the vault is similar to the version we did back in 2005. The difference is that technology has really come a long way. Facebook was not really a thing back then. It was VERY expensive to run so while membership was really great, it was hard to scale it due to the technology costs.

    Today, we can tap into newer technology that allows us to operate the website for what we think is a reasonable fee for everyone. I can tell you this, it is just a 4 of us doing all its very grass roots at the moment. The idea is to create a virtual community for bass players. We power all of our live sessions by Zoom, so Vic and Steve host live meetings all the time for members. It's something they loved doing in the first version of the vault. Anyone that knows Vic and Steve, they are some of the most approachable people in the world. We wanted to create a place where everyone can connect about all things bass and a community where Vic and Steve can get to know all about our members. So everything we do is with that in mind.

    The Bass Vault is always evolving and I am constantly building new features. I was chatting with Victor yesterday about some new and unique ideas for in the vault and we have some really cool things on the horizon. Think of Facebook, TikTok, instagram, YouTube, Zoom, etc all in one place and completely geared towards the bass. You take that along with access to some of the best players in the world, we are hopeful this will be a special place for bass players to connect but also be able to connect in a different way. Vic and Steve are just as hands on with this endeavor as I am developing it. They have great ideas...that hopefully I can deliver with as few bugs as possible :).

    It does take time to catch on, but we are very happy with how it is going so far. Come on over and give it a try and help us grow the vault.

    Hit me up if you have any questions and hope to see you there!

    Eric Elliston
    The Bass Vault
  13. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Inactive

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Steve is the same. He's a great instructor as well as performer. Very practical information. Very down-to-earth explanations.

    Both are great humans as well.
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