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Found this minty spider resonator today.
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Not a great pic but I'm too lazy to go get a good one.

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my bass also uses that bridge ! is that burgundy mist or car ?

you are a converted guitarist iirc ? I'm interested in your right hand approach , are you picking or fingerstyle or maybe slapping ?

rn i'm hunting tone / characterization while I get up to speed . I sort of like the fingerstyle sound best , i'm not really pursuing slapping ( it will be there later ) and I feel very comfortable picking in time and very comfy to palm mute so I can get reasonable tone altho I feel I am picking too hard .

fingerstyle bass is not intuitive for me . I do a lot of pick-free stuff with the guitar ( frailing and Travis picking are bread n butter , am very comfortable with Atkins style picking ) but I find none of that really translates to the role and architecture of the bass so i'm figuring it out I guess .

i'm leaning towards a one-finger approach a la jamerson . there is very little footage of him playing . it's like trying to parse Robert Johnson . i deeply suspect he uses the back of his pointer finger to push for instance 16th notes where most fingerstyle players would use the middle finger . maybe I will try pairing my first two fingers as a reinforced hook . lol . we will see what sticks

 

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so far i'm really enjoying developing right hand for bass and focusing on fingerstyle .

i've abandoned the one-finger idea , I can see it being a natural step from upright bass but maybe not for me as a new bassist on an electric .

for now i'm focusing on developing the middle finger as the main quarter-note attack with the index filling in on the 'and' and as needed . looking around it seems like most players favor the index on the 'one' but it's making a lot of sense for me to flip that .

I'm also checking out a lot of other players . I think my all time fave bassists are jamerson and Eric Wilson of sublime .
 

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so far i'm really enjoying developing right hand for bass and focusing on fingerstyle .

i've abandoned the one-finger idea , I can see it being a natural step from upright bass but maybe not for me as a new bassist on an electric .

for now i'm focusing on developing the middle finger as the main quarter-note attack with the index filling in on the 'and' and as needed . looking around it seems like most players favor the index on the 'one' but it's making a lot of sense for me to flip that .

I'm also checking out a lot of other players . I think my all time fave bassists are jamerson and Eric Wilson of sublime .


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Are you watching a lot of this guy?

I started playing recently as well, just after finding the exact arcane One Bass I’d been lusting after for years.


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It’s a 25 year old recreation of a ‘73 jazz bass that is now vintage itself. (The color: a once subtle “vintage white” that is now legitimately yellowing.) Made of Japanese swamp ash — a tree that is only felled at night — in the factory known to interwebs detectives as the best in Japan.

I just love it. I was going to change out the pickguard to off white, but this one’s kind of got an ugly beauty.
 

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Are you watching a lot of this guy?

I started playing recently as well, just after finding the exact arcane One Bass I’d been lusting after for years.


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It’s a 25 year old recreation of a ‘73 jazz bass that is now vintage itself. (The color: a once subtle “vintage white” that is now legitimately yellowing.) Made of Japanese swamp ash — a tree that is only felled at night — in the factory known to interwebs detectives as the best in Japan.

I just love it. I was going to change out the pickguard to off white, but this one’s kind of got an ugly beauty.

a beauty ! love the 70s fender aesthetic with the block inlays and binding .

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not sure if i've seen that YT guy , I probably have ? I don't watch a lot of how-to technique videos I like to just pay attention to players I think sound good and watch/listen to what they do and see if I can figure out a way for myself ( rn i'm in a very rudimentary phase and making really basic decisions about my approach ) .

there are a couple of yt'ers that I enjoy tho . davie504 ( when he plays anyways ) is a fun channel i'm less enthusiastic about his streaming shenanigans .

here's a channel I enjoy , ausha does mostly play-along covers but has great taste in material :

 

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spending a bit of time with this aerodyne p-bass ... I'm so impressed with the build quality out of fender japan . indeed i'm so pleased I went ahead and ordered the j-bass haha !

pics when it lands !
 

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bass journey continues .

i'm so impressed with MIJ fender , aerodyne is really an ideal platform for me : affordable , stoutly made , with a few choice appointments . perfectly player grade .

I did adjust the truss rod from the factory setup to get some relief out of the neck otherwise the j-bass came ready to rock : this has the tapered jazz neck ( rosewood fretboard ) and pups and is really a different animal than the p .

looking forward to digging in mmmm hm
 

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