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Do any of you use the bass by itself in support of your vocals? 5 Replies

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Comment by Joe Davis on November 7, 2011 at 4:01am
I'm considering a Kala U Bass for a travel bass.  I've watched several videos of this little bass in action and I'm very impressed with the sound for such a little body.  Has anybody got anythign to say about the cute little boomer.  Check it out on Youtube at the NAM show in Nashville.  Paul Simons bass player is accompanying a guy and they do Billie Jean (MJ) and this little bass is right there with the groove.  I love this thing.  I have to have one!
Comment by Craig Fox on November 6, 2011 at 7:36am

Hey everyone, I'm popping in here from Ed's Gibson group.  My wife's got an early 80's original fretless Hofner Violin bass in great condition with original case AND a bullet case.  She can't play it anymore and we're looking to sell.  Please contact me for more info, including more pics.  Thanks!

Comment by Edward Sparks on November 5, 2011 at 7:13am

Hey, the wife and I are going to the Great American Philly Vintage Guitar show on November 13th...if any of you are going to be there, let me know and we will try to run into each other!  Edward

Here is the link and info...http://www.bee3vintage.com/south_philly.html

Great American Guitar Show (Fall Philly)

Greater Philadelphia Expo Center

DATES

Saturday, November 12, 2011. Sunday, November 13, 2011.TIME Saturday: 10:00am to 6:00pm. Sunday: 10:00am to 4:00pm.

The line can grow very long when doors first open. Don't worry, the line moves fast!

PRICE

Saturday Pass: $12.00Sunday Pass: $10.00, 2-Day Pass: $15.00Children 12 and under free with an adult!

WHERE

Greater Philadelphia Expo Center Rt. 422, Exit at Oaks 100 Station Ave., Oaks, PA 19456

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Comment by Joe Davis on September 27, 2011 at 5:30am
Don't have any pics of the bass but it's nothing special.  The $250 entry bass.  But I have to admit it is a very easy bass to play and what it lacks is yet to be determined.  It sounds great coming through my new Roland Cube 120XL.
Comment by Edward Sparks on September 26, 2011 at 7:04am

Hey Joe,

Post come pics of the new bass and the Tak bass you are interested in.  I have always wanted THIS Tak bass, but it is a special order only and incredibly expensive!!!  Edward   TAKAMINE TB10


Comment by Joe Davis on September 26, 2011 at 6:46am

Well, considering the humidity in Costa Rica I finally pulled the pin and bought a Epiphone electric bass.  I'm still looking very interested in a Takamini acoustic/electric bass but I still have to deal with 70% to 99% humidity.  Waaaa!!

 

Comment by GC on September 25, 2011 at 2:57pm

1st Bass Guitar & Amp plus my current Bass & amps. Hope they are here this time.

 

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Comment by Edward Sparks on September 18, 2011 at 1:25pm
Hey GC, your picture of your first bass and amp didn't come through...can you try again!  Thanks, Edward
Comment by GC on September 18, 2011 at 12:17pm

 Hi all!  I originally started out as a guitarist in the mid 60's.  A classmate who was a drummer, we started as a 2 piece band.  After we got a real guitarist I switched to bass player.

I played in the group as rhythm and bass guitarist.  I enjoy both but I am a guitarist at heart.  

Here's a pic of my first bass and amp my dad bought for me in 1970 or 1971. Don't remember brand name of the bass & amp, but years down the road wish I still had it.

To current date I own a Dean Edge 4 string bass & Marshall MB30 bass amp as well as other electric guitars & amps.

Playing both bass and electric guitar is now only a hobby as I haven't played in a band since 1973.

Comment by Steve McCoy on March 20, 2011 at 10:32pm
Speaking of strings...I have been having an issue with my Breedlove ABJ25/CM4 fretless bass guitar.  The G string does not seem to cut through the mix as loud as the other three - both acoustically and amplified. Could it be the set-up or should I get a slightly heavier gauge string (currently D'Addario PB .045) Any suggestions?
 

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