Talking Bass: Minor Blues Addiction

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Other than this here blog, I don’t do social media.
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Unless you count talkbass.com. And consider bassists ever social. Interesting window on bassists and bass playing there.
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Reminds me of Slash Dot, the tech social media site, with insider memes and proudly low registration ID’s.

On talkbass you’ll be advised to buy a Fender P-bass (Precision bass).
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Or, if wild and crazy, an old-but not too old-Fender Jazz bass.

Make sure it has a tortoiseshell (torty) pick guard and a curly cable for max cromulence.

What’s the best bass for Metal? How do you blend your volume? Is this a real 1950 Fender P-bass? (No, they came out in 1951.)

And he sings.


My idol.
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Wore this one out last year when I started bass. Ibanez GIO Soundgear.

jdsc05890-1278772209.jpgYou could see a lot on talkbass just by observing.
idsc05907-1573219591.jpg But the more you schmooze via the Web, the less time you have to play bass. Being retired, I have time for both.
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Somehow, through playing almost a year now, and from learning a Jedi minor blues handwave (and, yes, some nightwork at the crossroads),
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I can now rip off some kind of primitive bass riffs.
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Now it’s all I want to do.

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Buena Vista Social Club-image via youtube.

I should be doing physical therapy but all I want to do is to noodle up and down the A and E strings (tonally speaking),

playing ad lib minor key blues licks.


It’s damned addicting.
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I’m not advancing my music reading; have not yet cracked Hal Leonard, Bass Method, my next text.

It’s a bad thing I guess.
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But when I’m alone, I crank up the gain with the bridge pickup dimed out, smidge of t-wah, taste of reverb- then I hit those licks! It’s the blues, baby.

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