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by Oxblood
Mon Sep 22, 2008 3:05 am
Forum: Recording, Mic'ing up, DI's, Getting into the PA
Topic: Group Bass Solo Experiment
Replies: 129
Views: 40455

Re: Group Bass Solo Experiment

I can't access either of those zshare downloads using Firefox. As soon as I hit the "Download now" link, the browser crashes. I'll try a different browser. LATER: Have just tried doing it with IE. The track plays in the browser, but clicking the download link results in a forest of advertising crap....
by Oxblood
Thu Sep 18, 2008 12:41 am
Forum: General Non-Bass Topics
Topic: Can you help choose a Good band name??
Replies: 7
Views: 2657

Re: Good band name??

If it's original you're after, then go for something completely off the wall, and dare to have a sense of humour - i.e. no po-faced "metal" cliches. A good method for sparking inspiration is the old cut-up technique. Cut lines of text from newspapers and magazines (ANYTHING - make it as wide a brief...
by Oxblood
Tue Sep 16, 2008 8:05 pm
Forum: Recording, Mic'ing up, DI's, Getting into the PA
Topic: Group Bass Solo Experiment
Replies: 129
Views: 40455

Re: Group Bass Solo Experiment

Nice one! A complete 12-bar blues progression. Love the 'twang' at the end. :mrgreen:
by Oxblood
Mon Sep 15, 2008 1:04 am
Forum: Recording, Mic'ing up, DI's, Getting into the PA
Topic: Group Bass Solo Experiment
Replies: 129
Views: 40455

Re: Group Bass Solo Experiment

John, it sounds to me as if your copy of Audacity is playing the file back at the wrong sample rate. The drum track has a sample rate of 44100 Hz. This is what you need to do: Open the file in Audacity. To the left of the waveform you will see a small control panel. At the top of the control panel i...
by Oxblood
Sun Sep 14, 2008 12:24 pm
Forum: Recording, Mic'ing up, DI's, Getting into the PA
Topic: Group Bass Solo Experiment
Replies: 129
Views: 40455

Re: Group Bass Solo Experiment

I converted the drum track from mp3 to WAV and used the multitrack function of Cool Edit Pro (now called Adobe Audition) for the recording. I did a few takes until I was happy, and saved the mixdown as a WAV file. I then used MPEGSuite 2001 to convert it back to mp3 for uploading. If you're working ...
by Oxblood
Sun Sep 14, 2008 12:05 pm
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Black Diamond "Black Bass" coated strings
Replies: 3
Views: 3227

Re: Black Diamond "Black Bass" coated strings

Why thangyew! Black Diamond as a brand seems to be very little known in the UK, at least where bass strings are concerned. There are certainly no UK-based online dealers. Are they available in NZ?
by Oxblood
Sun Sep 14, 2008 9:46 am
Forum: Recording, Mic'ing up, DI's, Getting into the PA
Topic: Group Bass Solo Experiment
Replies: 129
Views: 40455

Re: Group Bass Solo Experiment

Beagle, you're not going to believe this, but... no picks were harmed in the making of that clip. I'm finger-pluckin' good! :mrgreen: The bass in question is my Mania VTB-4BS: http://www.steamingaudio.myzen.co.uk/gear_pages/vtb_4bs.htm ...fitted with a brand new set of Black Diamond "Black Bass" coa...
by Oxblood
Sun Sep 14, 2008 7:06 am
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Black Diamond "Black Bass" coated strings
Replies: 3
Views: 3227

Black Diamond "Black Bass" coated strings

Recently I fitted my Mania bass with a set of 45-105 Nickel Roundwounds of the 'Black Diamond' brand and found that I liked the sound and feel of them a lot. That still-fresh set has now been passed on to my archtop, to replace its old Warwick steels, which I'd never really got on with: they'd sound...
by Oxblood
Sun Sep 14, 2008 6:34 am
Forum: Recording, Mic'ing up, DI's, Getting into the PA
Topic: Group Bass Solo Experiment
Replies: 129
Views: 40455

Re: Group Bass Solo Experiment

Only recently joined, so have just discovered this thread. What a fun idea!

Right... here's what I managed to come up with:

http://www.dustyend.com/finnbass/oxbloo ... m_bass.mp3

I'm no great innovator either: distinct echoes of "My Sharona" in there! :mrgreen:
by Oxblood
Sat Sep 13, 2008 2:30 am
Forum: Bassists
Topic: John Entwistle
Replies: 13
Views: 4174

Re: John Entwistle

OK, OK - no need to shout! :wink:
by Oxblood
Sat Sep 13, 2008 12:15 am
Forum: Bassists
Topic: John Entwistle
Replies: 13
Views: 4174

Re: John Entwistle

Re the tone: yeah, I like it, too: twangy but not too extreme. Plenty of balls. That clip was from the 70s, and (this is very subjective, of course, but...) I get the impression that as time went on, his sound became more and more treble-heavy. On many of the 80s and 90s clips it's all splash and fi...
by Oxblood
Fri Sep 12, 2008 9:08 pm
Forum: Bassists
Topic: John Entwistle
Replies: 13
Views: 4174

John Entwistle

As you might have guessed from my username, I'm a bit of a fan of the late, lamented Lord Overkill. Recently, one of my fellow finnbass members posted a youtube clip which is so remarkable I've just got to spread it around. Unlike pretty much all the other live WHO stuff you can find on youTube, thi...
by Oxblood
Fri Sep 12, 2008 3:48 pm
Forum: Reviews
Topic: HiWatt Maxwatt B20 practice amp
Replies: 5
Views: 4105

Re: HiWatt Maxwatt B20 practice amp

I wonder what those Orange practice amps are like.... I haven't tried one myself, but from what I've heard/read from others, they're not too marvellous. I've seen reports of tacky construction and buzzing/rattling from parts that aren't properly bonded down. It still seems to be the case that there...
by Oxblood
Fri Sep 12, 2008 8:22 am
Forum: Reviews
Topic: HiWatt Maxwatt B20 practice amp
Replies: 5
Views: 4105

HiWatt Maxwatt B20 practice amp

Back in 2007 I was on the lookout for a small practice amp. The trusty old Peavey MicroBass (secondhand) was top of my list of possibles, but I decided to check out the competition. Off I went round the music shops in Denmark St. There I saw the HiWatt Maxwatt B20. It looked quite pretty, so having ...
by Oxblood
Tue Sep 09, 2008 8:19 pm
Forum: Bassists
Topic: YouTube Clips - Your Favorite Bassists in Action
Replies: 47
Views: 15236

Re: YouTube Clips - Your Favorite Bassists in Action

Haha sweet Ox, I loved the duck in Blues Brothers, ahh the lost art of playing with a pipe in ya mouth. Too right - nowadays you'd have to fill in a risk-assessment form and get a certificate from the fire officer ...and that's assuming you were only playing outdoors, of course. :wink: Hey, look. M...