Posted by stu crosbie on November 20, 2001 at 17:12:03:
In Reply to: Hey everyone posted by Joe on November 13, 2001 at 16:08:27:
: Hello guys,
: Im new to this BBS so first id like to say hey to you all. Im 16 next monday and this christmas will be my 5th year on bass. I own a 4 string jazz deluxe and a 4 string fretless rick (decked out mods) right now. But im trying to trade them both on a 7 string Bill Dickens signature Conklin. I know its alot of bass but ive played it and its just my style. I am also working with the parents on getting a carvin r600 and 4x10 cab. I had to borrow this rig from a friend for a talent competition one night and it sounded so great. That compressor is really smooth and the tone adjustment is limitless. I wanted to see if anyone had any multistring techniques that arent used on a 4 string or any advice. Like maybe some arpeggio technique or some exercises to build my speed vertically. Also some tone tips would be very useful. My main style is progressive (Dream theater, Rush, Steve vai, Joe Satriani, Yngwie Malmstein) but my current band plays old rock/blues. If anyone has any pointers please let me know.
: (PS please email them to me)
hi there joe
all i can say is try some piano lessons or classical guitar ,it helps with your all round playing ,if its music you would like to work on with complex bass parts you must listen to "the who" john entwistle has some super basslines and his solo stuff well to be honest is not that great but the bass will blow you away ...."anthology"the album is a must for all bass players "dancemaster" has a big complex fast solo....let me know what you think...john uses 4,5,6,8 and 12 string basses..best of luck
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