One of the reasons I play bass . . .

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One of the reasons I play bass . . .

Postby worldoftone on Wed Dec 12, 2007 10:15 pm

. . . while most of the time I'd rather be playing guitar:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fV--EYENBLo

Oh yeah!!!!!

Bass tone is freaking awesome (to me anyway).

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Postby 57lpjr on Thu Dec 13, 2007 2:08 am

Great tone & great band!!! One of the reasons I kept playing the guitar was seeing how much fun they had on stage as a band and not just some guys on stage...
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Postby gypsy moth on Thu Dec 13, 2007 2:35 am

cus it's not a 4 string :wink:
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Postby worldoftone on Thu Dec 13, 2007 6:02 am

LOL! Yeah, Tom used all those crazy Hamer 8 and 12-stringers. That was a lip synch, but IIRC, he played Fender P-basses too. Sounds like a P-Bass there to me.

I had an '81 Hamer Special like Rick is playing there too. Great guitar.

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Postby gypsy moth on Thu Dec 13, 2007 5:23 pm

the cool thing about them is you can play just the primary bass strings, or the pairs, or just the octave strings. so you can make it sound like a "normal" bass line with an extra guitar track, or just make it sound big - handy for a three piece.
really a versatile instrument, but speedy stuff and bends are not as easy as on a regular bass.
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Postby worldoftone on Thu Dec 13, 2007 7:31 pm

I got my eyes open. I want to get one at some point.

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Postby mattvon on Fri Jan 04, 2008 2:17 pm

Cool vid! It reminds me of one of the late-70s/early 80s Kramer aluminum-neck 8 strings...I remember my buddy played one in High School and I thought it was the business!

You sure didn't want to bang that neck around, tho...as I recall, they'd get knocked out of shape pretty easily, and then you were screwed.
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Postby conchmariner on Sun Jan 06, 2008 9:03 pm

How about this as a reason - never wondering what you're gonna do on a Friday/Saturday night. Good bass players are always in demand.
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