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Thatbassguy's financially irresponsible build and record of where all of my money went

Discussion in '5th Gen Builds (2010+)' started by Thatbassguy, Mar 22, 2020.

  1. Jan 14, 2022 at 11:11 AM
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    That's awesome! Being close to NY, I wonder if he has any Carl Thompsons. They're some of the most unique and beautiful basses I've seen.

    Most of mine are middle of the road or entry level instruments. But, the 6 string is a Warwick Thumb NT. It's a wonderful instrument that has actually improved with age. It's hard to believe it's 27 years old!

    Is your buddy in a band? Now I'm curious.
     
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  2. Jan 14, 2022 at 11:16 AM
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    Not sure of Carl Thompsons. It doesn't ring any bells off the top of my head. Yeah, your 6 string and fretless (?) on the right caught my eye first. Most 6 string bass guitars I see today have fanned frets.

    He's in a bunch of bands, and is mostly a full-time musician with odd jobs to round out his income.
     
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  3. Jan 14, 2022 at 11:42 AM
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    I haven't been in a band in a long time. Sometimes I miss it.

    Yeah, the fretless Jazz bass is something I picked up on a whim when I ordered the Warwick. It was on consignment at my music store. It has Steve Bailey and Victor Wooten autographs. It's an '80's Japanese built bass, I believe.
     
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    I haven't been in a band since HS/college (probably one of the best experiences of my life). He was our first bass player (I played guitar and my little brother was the drummer), and far beyond our skill level. But he helped us get started. Good times!

    He's one of those guys that can hear a tune once, and figure it out immediately.
     
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    This is one of my favorite bass players. The music is probably too extreme for 98% of the people here. But if you know what it takes to pull it off you’d be hard pressed not to be impressed by his talent.

     
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  6. Jan 17, 2022 at 4:07 PM
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    Definitely heavier than my usual selections! :D

    That guy definitely has way more chops than I ever did! I see people like that and just wonder how many hours a day it takes to get that good?!

    This made me decide to watch some old stuff.. Here's a clip of one of my last band's shows. Big flaming bass solo @ 2:27 :D

    Disclaimer: NOT a professional recording! My ex recorded with a phone.

    https://youtu.be/9pmVJY9IM88
     
  7. Jan 18, 2022 at 11:44 AM
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    Nice!

    Yeah, I don't listen to too much Technical Death Metal, but Archspire is probably the best in the business. Their speed and accuracy is off the charts.

    Even though I do prefer the more extreme styles of metal, I can't stand the way the vocals have gone the past 15+ years. I find it so obnoxious I've actually migrated to Japanese metal bands. A lot of those bands have female singers who can actually sing, even if I don't have a clue as to what they're singing about.
     
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  8. Jan 18, 2022 at 12:27 PM
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    Sometimes you don't have to understand the lyrics to enjoy something. One of my guilty pleasures is K-pop music. I'm not super into it, but I like Girls' Generation for some weird reason. :oops:
     
  9. Jan 18, 2022 at 2:16 PM
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    I guess it's not a complete mystery why I like them.

    :anonymous:


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  10. Jan 18, 2022 at 2:17 PM
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    The way I see it I haven’t been able to understand metal singers for years. So why not switch it up with cute Japanese girls?

    Much better than fat dudes who take themselves far too seriously.
     
  11. Jan 18, 2022 at 3:19 PM
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    Lol! Agreed!
     
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