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Post subject: Re: Which one are you playing today?
Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:55 pm
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Yeah, there was the whole Cold War thing, Communism, and all of that. They still had that going on up into the late 80's/early 90's, when placed like Russia figured out it was better to try and make some money, instead.


Ronald Reagan had a good bit to do with that.

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Post subject: Re: Which one are you playing today?
Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:28 pm
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That he did.

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Post subject: Re: Which one are you playing today?
Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:26 pm
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He didn't mince words. He was the type of person that backed up what he said.

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Post subject: Re: Which one are you playing today?
Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:37 am
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Yeah, and he didn't rant and rave on Twitter, at 3 AM, like the current president, not that it existed yet, but he wouldn't have if it did. :P I'll bet the people that used to complain about him have second thoughts, compared to the dumpster fire we have going now. :roll:

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Post subject: Re: Which one are you playing today?
Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:19 pm
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Times they are a changing.

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Post subject: Re: Which one are you playing today?
Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:17 pm
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In some ways, not so much. I suppose the 60's had a lot of the same political turmoil and violence that's been going on now, wouldn't you say so?

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Post subject: Re: Which one are you playing today?
Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:26 pm
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PaulLF wrote:
In some ways, not so much. I suppose the 60's had a lot of the same political turmoil and violence that's been going on now, wouldn't you say so?


They do say history repeats itself. I guess you could say it's getting to similar to the 60's.

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Post subject: Re: Which one are you playing today?
Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:26 am
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Well, one advantage of a situation like that is the music usually gets good when this happens.

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Post subject: Re: Which one are you playing today?
Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:15 pm
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PaulLF wrote:
Well, one advantage of a situation like that is the music usually gets good when this happens.


Very True. Good point.

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Post subject: Re: Which one are you playing today?
Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:52 pm
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Getting back to the original topic, I've been playing my violin bass a lot recently, or when I sit down and watch TV. I had to tweak the truss rod on it to straighten the neck a bit to lower the action up by the 12th fret a bit. It had too much of a bow in the neck, but I also had to tighten it up previously because it was buzzing badly on the 1st fret. Maybe the changing climate affected it to where the whole neck shifted like that. Eventually, I'll probably have to mess with it again for the same reasons. It has only a wooden bridge that you can't really adjust, so that's kind of a pain in the $@!, but that's the nature of the beast, I suppose. If you want a hollow body instrument with an arch top (I think they all are, come to think of it,) then that's how it's done. It seems to be fine, now, at least.

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Post subject: Re: Which one are you playing today?
Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:24 pm
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You really do like the Violin Bass. i think of the Violin Basses being a bit more friendlier to just pick up and play, as they weigh less than most heavier body basses. I myself at times thought I should've kept my German Hofner I had. Oh well, ancient history again I guess. It was definitely different than the two basses I have now. I'm not complaining about the Fender, and the Ric at all. I can get a Precision sound from the Ric. :mrgreen:

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Post subject: Re: Which one are you playing today?
Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:23 am
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Yeah, it's a decent bass, considering it only cost $100, which means it's not going to be in the same league of quality as a German made Hofner, which is what, at least 20 times the price, more or less? I'd love to have one someday, if I could ever get the $$$. That also goes for one of those Rics, too. I haven't forgotten about that one! :P I'm still using the Ibanez Talman short scale bass (I've recorded a few things with it recently,) and that Ibanez acoustic bass, which I really don't know what the hell I'm going to do with, other than I guess when I need an acoustic instrument for something. It sounds and plays good, at least. I did plug it into the Fender amp one time, to see how it sounds, and to see if the pickup was even working, and it did, and sounded good through the Fender. You know, I think you could play pretty much anything through a Fender amp and get a decent sound out of it.

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Post subject: Re: Which one are you playing today?
Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:50 pm
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You're probably more on target with the statement regarding the Fender amp, and basses playing good through one.

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Post subject: Re: Which one are you playing today?
Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:34 pm
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I have often noticed this. I've never had an issue with either Fender amps that I have, with the Rumble 350, and the Super Champ. The violin bass sounds really good through it, without me having to mess with anything, and having to use another preamp, like I had to with the Orange head. I still have yet to try out the Ibanez through the Orange head, since it's just been sitting there since this past March. I haven't done any gigs since then, and just been using the Fender in the house. I think I might have some sort of show in December, but I don't know. There has been a lot of other things that have been going on, so at least I'm not totally sitting around doing nothing music-wise.

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Post subject: Re: Which one are you playing today?
Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:36 pm
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I can identify with you about playing whatever through the Fender, and the Hartke I have. The only thing I may change sound wise through the Hartke, is when the 4003 is plugged in. And that's only the pup control switch on the 4003 itself. I can't remember the last time I adjusted any settings on the TX600 head for either of the basses.

I hope you will have some work coming along in December. Get out that Orange and put it to work. Image

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