new transposer      circle of 5ths    wap


A New Toy!

Technique
btimm  
21 Feb 2012 12:20 | Quote
Joined: 14 Dec 2009
United States
Lessons: 2
Licks: 1
Karma: 16
So we just got our income tax return and my wife has known for quite some time that I want a bass. She told me the other day that she was thinking of getting me one now as a combo gift (anniversary/birthday/Christmas), so I thought that was pretty awesome. I did some research on costs and other things and learned quickly that I shouldn't run a bass through my guitar amp, as it is likely to just blow my guitar amp.

Okay, so then I thought the best option was to go ahead and get a starter pack, since I just want something to learn on for the time being. Well, the guy at Guitar Center was pretty helpful. He told me that the starter packs actually just have a guitar amp with them and that they are likely to blow. I read that in my research, but didn't know that companies gave guitar amps in bass packs, pretty crappy. He pointed me in the direction of an amp that was on sale that is specifically for a bass. He also pointed me to this Laguna all black bass. He plugged it into the exact amp and played it a bit for me to hear how it sounds and it sounded pretty damned good! He said it was a couple steps better than a starter pack, which made sense to me, knowing how bad starter packs are in quality. Clearly this bass isn't the greatest thing in the world, but at least it stays in tune for longer than 5 minutes, which was how awful my Fender Squier starter pack guitar was and kinda what I expected from a starter pack bass.

Anyways, I walked out the door with a new bass, guitar amp, and cord for abotu $10 more than what I would have paid for a starter pack! The employee was definitely helpful and really seemed interested in not having me throw away my money on a starter pack.

Anyways, here are some pics:








btimm  
21 Feb 2012 12:36 | Quote
Joined: 14 Dec 2009
United States
Lessons: 2
Licks: 1
Karma: 16
One thing I noticed straight away with bass is how fun it is to finger tap. It's way easier than guitar too, hahaha. I am messing around with some arpeggios on all 4 strings and it sounds sick!

And yes, I had only two hangers before, so when I got the bass I had to buy a third hanger and move them around. I had a chance to putty the holes, but not paint yet, hahaha.
Zolume  
21 Feb 2012 12:58 | Quote
Joined: 27 Jan 2012
United States
Licks: 1
Karma
I'm excited for you. Put down some mean bass lines brother.
Guitarslinger124  
21 Feb 2012 12:58 | Quote
Joined: 25 Jul 2007
United States
Lessons: 12
Licks: 42
Karma: 38
Moderator
+1 for all the awesome wives on the planet. I can't wait to do my taxes!

Awesome man. My first bass was from a Hartke starter pack. I think bass starter packs have more value. Maybe basses are cheaper to make, but I was impressed with mine. It sounds like you like yours, so that is awesome.


Rock on!
Domigan_Lefty  
21 Feb 2012 14:11 | Quote
Joined: 20 Sep 2009
United States
Karma: 8
Ive always heard its not good to put a Bass through a guitar amp, but ive done it so much, and even for the School Jazz Band we use a guitar 1/2 stack with the Bass, and have never had any issues.
What is the difference? Besides 12inch speakers vs 10inch speakers
gshredder2112  
21 Feb 2012 14:38 | Quote
Joined: 03 Sep 2010
United States
Licks: 3
Karma: 22
Quality set-up Brian! Looks like your gonna have alot of fun.
New toys are always fun. lol

\M/(*-+)
gs2112
tinyskateboard  
21 Feb 2012 16:15 | Quote
Joined: 28 Apr 2010
United States
Karma: 11
Awesome man...you are lucky. It's pretty good looking too!
Phip  
21 Feb 2012 16:35 | Quote
Joined: 23 Dec 2007
United States
Lessons: 1
Karma: 45
Moderator
YOU DOG!
I've been hungry to add a bass to my gear but......priorities you know? Wow us with your skills when you and that bass make friends ;)
Phip
MoshZilla1016  
21 Feb 2012 19:39 | Quote
Joined: 10 Jul 2010
United States
Lessons: 4
Licks: 19
Karma: 16
Congrats dude. Now you gotta record and let us hear the btimm BEAST. ;)
wannabeguitarist  
21 Feb 2012 20:29 | Quote
Joined: 08 Jan 2011
United States
Karma
It doesn't matter what kinda bass it is, its still 99% of the time if nothing else look bad @**
Empirism  
22 Feb 2012 13:00 | Quote
Joined: 23 Jun 2008
Finland
Lessons: 4
Karma: 35
btimm says:
Clearly this bass isn't the greatest thing in the world, but at least it stays in tune for longer than 5 minutes, which was how awful my Fender Squier starter pack guitar was !


HAHHAH!

Nice toy maan, so are we gonna soon have "AGC Marcus Miller" ^_~
Guitarslinger124  
22 Feb 2012 13:10 | Quote
Joined: 25 Jul 2007
United States
Lessons: 12
Licks: 42
Karma: 38
Moderator
Empirism says:
"AGC Marcus Miller"


+10 for even knowing who he is!

Rock on!
Empirism  
22 Feb 2012 18:31 | Quote
Joined: 23 Jun 2008
Finland
Lessons: 4
Karma: 35
Haha, thanks man... One of the most groovy, funky, weird, cool bassist with hat on earth! he is... well.. and who played with Miles Davis, is bass superstar, cant deny that.
BodomBeachTerror  
22 Feb 2012 21:11 | Quote
Joined: 27 May 2008
Canada
Lessons: 2
Licks: 1
Karma: 25
I thought this was funny


MoshZilla1016  
23 Feb 2012 19:22 | Quote
Joined: 10 Jul 2010
United States
Lessons: 4
Licks: 19
Karma: 16
THAT IS FUNNY.


Copyright © 2004-2017 All-Guitar-Chords.com. All rights reserved.