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post #1 of 4 Old 12-03-2019, 05:21 PM Thread Starter
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Any Musicians Here???

Probably a mute question given our numbers. Someone has to be at least playing the elastic band.

Myself I went through life playing that aforementioned elastic band. Had a brief encounter trying to learn to play the 5 string banjo. I live in a rural area and finding someone locally to teach me while I was working and raising kids was futile. I went down in flames trying to teach myself and sold the instrument.

Fast forward. I'm now retired and the music thing has been pulling at my heart for a number of years. Couldn't decide what I wanted to learn to play. I looked around in church and noticed that none of the folks doing music had a bass player in the mix. Thus my decision was made. Back in July I started taking lessons after a brief foray into trying to learn from YouTube and other online sources. I'm just not disciplined enough for that. I need to be held accountable by someone other than my good wife. I think I am progressing okay. Some days I think I really suck but I'm told that is the life of a musician.

So how about anybody else??? What do you play and how long have you been at it???

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Another old rocker here!!!

I used to play bass in a couple of support bands in Brighton UK.way back in the '60s and played with many of the famous bands of the time. (I won't name drop).

I still have all my gear that include a Hofner violin bass that I bought in 1964, a '62 Fender precision bass.
I like to play instrumentals with my '62 Fender Strat that I fitted with '57 pickups and heavy gauge strings for that lovely "Quacky" sound. I play this through an original VOX AC 30 amp and one of my restored Meazzi Valve/Tube tape echo units. I have loads of UB Hank Shadows backing tracks to play along with.
My bass amp is an original Baker blasting through two cabinets each of 18" 12" and a Horn speaker. With the Fender bass the house foundations shake

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So how about anybody else??? What do you play and how long have you been at it???
Just add to my last post, today I adjusted the truss rod of my P bass and to test the string to fret distance I really wound up the strings and managed to break the E string!!!!

These were original fender wire wound strings but I have now ordered a set of 'Fender Cuerdas Stainless 9050"s Bass 9050L .045-100' flat wound strings.

I always preferred tape/flat wound strings because they're more mellow and easier on the fingers

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