Author Topic: LABOR DAY WEEKEND PARTY IN NORCAL!  (Read 689 times)

growlypants

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Re: LABOR DAY WEEKEND PARTY IN NORCAL!
« Reply #15 on: September 07, 2017, 07:10:37 AM »
VERY nice!!  Thanks for posting - and, WOW!  A 5-er, eh?  I do prefer that 2 + 3 set-up, also.  I've got it on mine, and love it.  (Although, as I think I mentioned on here before, the first time I went to tune the A string, I started twisting the E tuner!!)

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Re: LABOR DAY WEEKEND PARTY IN NORCAL!
« Reply #16 on: September 08, 2017, 07:02:07 PM »
Nice.  I see you position your thumb on top of the fretboard.  I do the same with my Orion, the angle of my arm and wrist just feels more comfortable playing from there. 

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Re: LABOR DAY WEEKEND PARTY IN NORCAL!
« Reply #17 on: September 08, 2017, 07:05:33 PM »
Me too! Plus.... moar bass!

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Re: LABOR DAY WEEKEND PARTY IN NORCAL!
« Reply #18 on: September 08, 2017, 07:10:26 PM »
I noticed this too. Interestingly, that 'sweet-spot' is in exactly the same place on both my Distillate and Custom basses, but is closer to, or right over the neck pickup of my Persuader. Love that 5-string Stanley Clarke Sig.  :)

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Re: LABOR DAY WEEKEND PARTY IN NORCAL!
« Reply #19 on: September 09, 2017, 10:41:48 AM »
Yes - I've been working on this technique for a few years now - I even had the bass lower, so that my left hand was almost like upright bass position. I got a new strap a couple of months ago, might experiment with that some more, though it felt pretty good this time around.


One major player who I noticed plays with their thumb on the fretboard is Stanley Clarke himself:





Though not necessarily all the time:





Actually, part of my having the bass lower was so that I could try and duplicate his finger position without having my arm bent up like he does.

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Re: LABOR DAY WEEKEND PARTY IN NORCAL!
« Reply #20 on: September 09, 2017, 01:41:19 PM »
Harry, you'll never perfect it until you grow the fro!

hehehehe

Bill, tgo

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Re: LABOR DAY WEEKEND PARTY IN NORCAL!
« Reply #21 on: September 10, 2017, 09:12:45 AM »
Harry, you'll never perfect it until you grow the fro!

hehehehe

Bill, tgo

lol - I'll work on it for the next Alembic Gathering!

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Re: LABOR DAY WEEKEND PARTY IN NORCAL!
« Reply #22 on: September 10, 2017, 05:53:13 PM »
Harry,

I wear my bass at the same height.  It's a comfortable right arm position for me and it allows me to comfortably position my bass in a lot of neck angles.  I can bring the neck nearly vertical so the first fret is below shoulder height, but almost in the middle of my chest.

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Re: LABOR DAY WEEKEND PARTY IN NORCAL!
« Reply #23 on: September 10, 2017, 09:00:03 PM »
Harry,

I wear my bass at the same height.  It's a comfortable right arm position for me and it allows me to comfortably position my bass in a lot of neck angles.  I can bring the neck nearly vertical so the first fret is below shoulder height, but almost in the middle of my chest.

Here's another - and another one of my favorite bassists - BOOTSY!!!



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Re: LABOR DAY WEEKEND PARTY IN NORCAL!
« Reply #24 on: September 11, 2017, 05:53:22 AM »
That's exactly what I'm talking about.  No first fret reach  8)

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Re: LABOR DAY WEEKEND PARTY IN NORCAL!
« Reply #25 on: September 11, 2017, 04:45:18 PM »

Here's another - and another one of my favorite bassists - BOOTSY!!!




Hallelujah! Xander's favorite bass player!

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Re: LABOR DAY WEEKEND PARTY IN NORCAL!
« Reply #26 on: September 11, 2017, 05:43:45 PM »

Hallelujah! Xander's favorite bass player!

Really?  That is cool!  8)


Don't fret, someday he will realize that his Dad is the coolest ever.
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Re: LABOR DAY WEEKEND PARTY IN NORCAL!
« Reply #27 on: September 11, 2017, 10:22:36 PM »
Probably not until after he's a teenager, though!

Bill, tgo

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Re: LABOR DAY WEEKEND PARTY IN NORCAL!
« Reply #28 on: September 11, 2017, 10:56:47 PM »

Here's another - and another one of my favorite bassists - BOOTSY!!!

Hallelujah! Xander's favorite bass player!

I forgot about that! I got to meet him once at Amoeba SF a few years ago - I love that in this picture he's adjusting his star glasses - they must be prescription!




(And I think I'm wearing my Alembic shirt! Whew, not completely off-topic - sorry Bill!)

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Re: LABOR DAY WEEKEND PARTY IN NORCAL!
« Reply #29 on: September 17, 2017, 09:46:34 PM »
Here's video of the Lomas Cantadas All Stars.... at least that's what we called ourselves for the party.   Sorry for the farting around at the beginning.  The song starts,at about 1:05.

Bill, tgo


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=34xNE7u03XI
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