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#1 User is offline   C9H13NO3 

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Posted 24 October 2007 - 09:45 AM

I know there are a lot of guitar/bass players here. Here's my spiel.

Guitars: Ibanez RG, Ibanez GAX, Ovation accoustic
Basses: Ibanez SR900, Peavy Foundation
Audio: Ampeg SVT3Pro head, Ampeg 8x10 SVT cab
Pedals: Boss MT2, Morley Wah
Years playing: Bass - 13, Guitar - 4
Influences: Cliff Burton, Victor Wooten, Flea, Jaco, Les Claypool, myself.

I'm mostly a bass player. My dad got me started when I was 8. Been in and out of a few bands since highschool. Always looking for someone to jam with now since I don't have time for a band.

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Posted 24 October 2007 - 09:54 AM

Hey add drums to the list.
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Posted 24 October 2007 - 09:56 AM

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Posted 24 October 2007 - 10:32 AM

Ibanez EX370 with EMG 81/85s
Schecter Omen 6 (black) with EMG 81/85s
Schecter C1-A/E in Trans Black
ESP MH 100
Flying V
Takamine acoustic
Applause acoustic
Eagle 6 string electric

Line 6 Spider III 150 w/Express pedal
Line 6 Spider II 120 w/FBV board
Kuston KLA-100 amp

Squire 5 string bass
Peavey Milestone 3 (4 string bass)

I play in a band, which has really cut into my playing this year. Sucks. But I love music, and as long as I can play paintball every other weekend, I'm good.
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Posted 24 October 2007 - 10:35 AM

Ibanez EX370 with EMG 81/85s
Schecter Omen 6 (black) with EMG 81/85s
Schecter C1-A/E in Trans Black
ESP MH 100
Flying V
Takamine acoustic
Applause acoustic
Eagle 6 string electric

Line 6 Spider III 150 w/Express pedal
Line 6 Spider II 120 w/FBV board
Kuston KLA-100 amp

Squire 5 string bass
Peavey Milestone 3 (4 string bass)

I play in a band, which has really cut into my playing this year. Sucks. But I love music, and as long as I can play paintball every other weekend, I'm good.
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Posted 24 October 2007 - 10:35 AM

Ibanez EX370 with EMG 81/85s
Schecter Omen 6 (black) with EMG 81/85s
Schecter C1-A/E in Trans Black
ESP MH 100
Flying V
Takamine acoustic
Applause acoustic
Eagle 6 string electric

Line 6 Spider III 150 w/Express pedal
Line 6 Spider II 120 w/FBV board
Kuston KLA-100 amp

Squire 5 string bass
Peavey Milestone 3 (4 string bass)

I play in a band, which has really cut into my playing this year. Sucks. But I love music, and as long as I can play paintball every other weekend, I'm good.
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Posted 24 October 2007 - 11:20 AM

and he comes through with not just a measley double post...but a triple post! lol

I sold my 5 string bass...I kinda wish I hadn't. I'm thinking about getting another. I had a stingray 5
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Posted 24 October 2007 - 03:36 PM

Gibson/Epiphone Les Paul
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Posted 24 October 2007 - 04:08 PM

ESP F-104 4 stringed bass
Line 6 LowDown LD150 1x12 Bass Combo Amplifier
Samson Airline 77 Guitar Wireless System

I've been playing for about a year now and am in a metal band.
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Posted 24 October 2007 - 05:32 PM

ESP EC-1000 with EMG81 and 85, black/abalone

Schecter C-1 Classic, stock black/abalone

I play guitar in a progressive/thrash metal band.
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Posted 24 October 2007 - 06:02 PM

i have a Squire Strat. well its not mine exactly, but it might as well be. im still saving to get a Dean ML bass... im laughably bad. i need to get it so i can practice
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Posted 24 October 2007 - 06:09 PM

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Posted 24 October 2007 - 07:52 PM

I finally got around to playing an SR900 the other day, and that was a damn fine bass. I still have no idea which bass I want. Anyone have any experience with Spectors? I've narrowed my choices down to an Ibanez SR900, Warwick Corvette (passive), or a Spector Legend 4 Custom.

Anyone have any thoughts? I've played them all except the Spector and love the feel of both. Decisions, decisions.


Right now I play an Ibanez SRX300 with some 30w Peavey practice amp... I'm too poor for to afford a decent amp right now, and I decided a new bass is more important since I could probably barrow someone else's. I like the SRX300 for the price, but overall it's not right for me.

My biggest influences would be Ryan Martinie, Cliff Burton, and Tim Commerford. You can usually see their influences through my riffs as well. My family also has a few bassists in it. My dad played bass in a band before I was born, and my cousin is the bassist for his band.

Check out my cousin's band.
Might not be your style (isn't mine) but I still like their music.

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Posted 25 October 2007 - 10:39 AM

I haven't played the Warwick or the Spector. I'd definitely go active pickups, and the 3 band EQ is nice for dialing in your preferred tone on the fly.

The Ibanez has neck through will improve your sustain by a lot, which I love. I love the feel of the Ibanez necks too. They let me play faster than most because they are thinner and I don't have huge hands. It's made of maple, which gives you a bright tone, and average sustain. The neck is Maple/Bubinga, which improves sustain a bit over a pure maple neck.

The Warwick is made of bubinga, so it is going to have tons of sustain, but it will also be a heavier bass...something to consider for stage play. It's going to have about the same tone as the maple bodies though. So more sustain than the Ibanez, about the same tone, depending on the pickups.

The Spector doesn't seem to come in neck through, and has a 3 piece maple neck. I couldn't find out what the body is, only that it is topped with bubinga or maple, so can't say much for tone or sustain. It would be my least favorite choice of the 3 going purely off the build.

You can't go wrong with either the Warwick or the Ibanez. Go play them both back to back and find out which one feels and sounds better to you.

edit - also, after you get your bass, you may want to adjust your truss rod to suit your playing style. http://www.fretnotgu...m/trussrods.htm has the most comprehensive how to about it. Other things I have read just say to make your neck perfectly straight, which might not be for you (like if you play a lot of slap, or pick hard), and they don't include a lot of the precautions to prevent damage to your instrument.


Believe it or not, a lot of my influence for my bass lines comes from classical music...

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Posted 25 October 2007 - 10:58 AM

View PostC9H13NO3, on Oct 24 2007, 11:20 AM, said:

and he comes through with not just a measley double post...but a triple post! lol

I sold my 5 string bass...I kinda wish I hadn't. I'm thinking about getting another. I had a stingray 5

I hate triple posting. My computer froze up and didn't know why. So what do you do when that happens? Start clicking things. lol.
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