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Re: Acoustic basses

Post by foal30 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 8:55 pm

some Mary Hopkins numbers?
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Re: Acoustic basses

Post by beagle » Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:33 pm

foal30 wrote:some Mary Hopkins numbers?
I only sing her songs in elevators. How about you? :lol:
john wrote:Ha ha ha! Funny you mention BVs. He said to me "you will have to do BVs though".
I am terrified of mics, more so then cameras.
I find it really hard to sing and play bass. Strumming a gat is easy, but bass....
What sort of stuff will you be doing?
Yeah it's pretty freaky at first. Depends on what you've got to do.
I've been doing BV's for about a third of the songs in my blues band and I've quite enjoyed it.
My theory is that it's better to stand up there and give it heaps than approch it half hearted.
Then people see enthusiasm and think you know what you're doing... even if it don't sound like it!
These new songs are with a different group. All originals. Acoustic versions of pop rock sort a stuff.
There's a lot more singing involved with these and the vocal parts are more 'detailed'.
I'm just picking my way through slowly and starting with the songs that are the easiest to sing while playing.
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Re: Acoustic basses

Post by john » Fri Mar 25, 2011 5:41 pm

beagle wrote:.... Just put flats on it and it's quite nice.
....
What kind of flats did you out on?
I just got some strings, but they are light gauge. Not digging them, to thin sounding.
The guy at the shop said you don't put heavy gauge on an acoustic. But he would not be the first shop guy to misinform....

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Re: Acoustic basses

Post by beagle » Wed Mar 30, 2011 8:47 pm

john wrote:What kind of flats did you out on?
I just got some strings, but they are light gauge. Not digging them, to thin sounding.
The guy at the shop said you don't put heavy gauge on an acoustic. But he would not be the first shop guy to misinform....
Ernie balls. I'll probibly try the tomastics next time. These have too much winding on the ball end so they don't fit properly through the holes in the wooden bridge.
What bass did you put the lights on?
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Re: Acoustic basses

Post by john » Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:24 pm

So they are regular electric bass strings?

I put them on the Tanglewood

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Re: Acoustic basses

Post by Vince » Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:09 am

john wrote:The guy at the shop said you don't put heavy gauge on an acoustic. But he would not be the first shop guy to misinform....
Interesting... I'd never thought about that.

I normally use phosphor bronzes, and they don't come in a wide range of gauges, so the problem's never really come up.

At one stage though, I was using normal D'Addarios with a .105 E string. Does that count?

5 strings obviously have the big B string, but I supposed the must have stronger bracing inside.

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Post by beagle » Thu Mar 31, 2011 10:12 am

john wrote:So they are regular electric bass strings?
Yeah pretty much. I only used them because they were left over after my short stint trying them on my Sterling.
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Re: Acoustic basses

Post by john » Thu Mar 31, 2011 1:40 pm

Vince wrote:
john wrote:The guy at the shop said you don't put heavy gauge on an acoustic. But he would not be the first shop guy to misinform....
Interesting... I'd never thought about that.

I normally use phosphor bronzes, and they don't come in a wide range of gauges, so the problem's never really come up.

At one stage though, I was using normal D'Addarios with a .105 E string. Does that count?

5 strings obviously have the big B string, but I supposed the must have stronger bracing inside.
The ones I have are phosphor bronze too. GHS.
beagle wrote:
john wrote:So they are regular electric bass strings?
Yeah pretty much. I only used them because they were left over after my short stint trying them on my Sterling.

I think I will have to go string shopping

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Re: Acoustic basses

Post by beagle » Thu Mar 31, 2011 2:13 pm

john wrote:The ones I have are phosphor bronze too. GHS.
Were those flats or rounds?
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