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bass diaries

Monday, 29 July 2013 16:24

Time for motivations

Looking for motivation sometimes is hard, as human-beings get lazy easily.  it's time to watch some of my favorite videos on youtube so I can get my butt back to the seat and start practicing.

This is a little guide to introduce Compressor / Limiter from a bass player’s point of view.

Unlike other type of guitar/bass effects such as distortion, modulation(chorus, flanger), delay, reverb.  Dynamic effects such as Compressor, Limiter, Expander, and Gate change the signal’s dynamic range (amplitudes) and very often beginners have hard time hearing how their sound is being altered.  This guide covers basic information on main compressions, in a less technical form.

Tuesday, 05 February 2013 20:41

next little project

roalnd gk-kit-bg3 guitar synth

well, gas never ends.  this is a random purchase made on a friday after work trip to a local music store.  

Friday, 04 January 2013 18:15

ebs - billy sheehan signature drive

ebs - billy sheehan signature drive

ebs just recently released this billy sheehan signature overdrive pedal.  mainly a combination of overdrive with compressor with blend so the balance of clean and processed signal can be tweaked on the fly.

Monday, 03 December 2012 20:12

rhythm exercise


a frient of mine jack showed me this exercise sometimes before and i found it very useful and fun to practice anywhere.

this is an exercise that soul and rnb people do to tighten their rhythm and absolutely useful for doing shots in a band setup.  

it's basically counting 1e+a 2 e+a 3 e+a 4 e+a, and hit on the 1 on the 1, e on the 2, + on the 3 and a on the 4.  try it with a metronome.

Thursday, 15 November 2012 15:22

hiring a band

hiring a musician vs a band

Friday, 24 August 2012 04:00

victor wooten - music as a language

very meaningful, great great playing, as always

Thursday, 16 August 2012 18:33

victor wooten - the lesson

great piece written and performed by victor.  i should remove all my playing away from the front page because of him.

Monday, 16 July 2012 21:02

rip - Bob Babbitt

Bob Babbitsad day in music history.  we lost the motown bass giant Mr. Bob Babbitt today(July 16, 2012) morning in nashville.  he passed away at the age of 74 but left us with all the greatest, the most grooviest music from the 60's. RIP Bob Babbitt, you will be missed very much.




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