One of the things that often comes up in talking about getting the set up right on a bass is fret dressing, or polishing. There are two times this should happen to a bass: Before it leaves the factory. If the frets become overly worn from use (usually years of use).
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Haven’t done a fun end of week post for a while, so here we go! When @JimAnning sent me this I just had to share it straight away on the Twitter feed, and here it is in its full glory, just ‘wow’:
Todd Johnson and Jim Stinnett have been busily writing and filming ”Fishin’ For Grips” – a tutorial on Melodic Harmonization for Bass Guitar. The Book and DVD combination is due out on June 1st and priced at $40 for the set. Fishin’ For Grips is designed to be the definitive approach to learning chord-melody on the bass […]
OK, he isn’t actually playing this week at Ronnie Scott‘s, but Jeff Beck does have a new DVD coming out, and that’s its title: Jeff Beck Performing This Week…Live at Ronnie Scott’s. The DVD features bassist, Tal Wilkenfeld - a Sadowsky Basses and EBS amplifiers and cabinets user who’s tour credits include Chick Corea, Eric Clapton, Joss Stone and on… […]
The design of the bass has been pretty much set in stone since its birth. There have been one or two notable exceptions over the years, so when I saw and read about the Orchid bass, it really caught my attention. The bass was designed and built by Luthier Rich Toone. It has a 32″ neck, a Trapezoidal Neck […]
Not heard of the three finger technique before? Steve Lawson pointed me to this lovely Qik interview he did with Alex Webster , bassist with death metal band Cannibal Corpse.