Bass-in-a-Box II, April 1-June 30, 2007

wheat's picture

Here we go kids. This is the place to post your mp3s and discuss yours and everyone else's work. Check out the official announcement for all the details.

Hazz's picture

Did I miss something or is

Did I miss something or is there no tempo posted?

Hazz

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Paul Warren's picture

Ooops, I must have missed

Ooops, I must have missed that. The key is C. I'll fix the chord chart with the key and tempo tonight. Sorry all.

Hazz's picture

Yeah , I was playin with it

Yeah , I was playin with it a bit a go. Fun tune.

Hazz

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It is a fun tune. I was

It is a fun tune. I was having a blast just pumping out root eighth notes haha. Hopefully I can come up with something better though :)

Paul Warren's picture

Glad you are enjoying it.

Glad you are enjoying it. That tune is FUNKY. You just gotta GET DOWN. Start boppin' around while you play. It'll get you in the right mood. hahaha

Hazz's picture

Let me know how close I am,

Let me know how close I am, I get a tempo of 95.

Hazz

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Paul Warren's picture

I'll let you know, but off

I'll let you know, but off the top of my head I think you're pretty close.

Paul Warren's picture

Geez, you're good Hazz.

Geez, you're good Hazz. 95bpm is exactly right. Chord chart is updated.

wheat's picture

Hazz, I sized your image

Hazz,

I sized your image down a touch so it wouldn't swamp the thread. Hope you don't mind.

Wheat

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Hazz's picture

They ain't my pics so resize

They ain't my pics so resize all ya want.
Man Wheat, the buttons are so close I need to watch out which one I hit. ;^)

Hazz

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wheat's picture

Well, let me be more

Well, let me be more accurate: I didn't actually resize the pic, I just added a size attribute to the link tag.

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Dave Magaro's picture

I like it!

This is such a cool idea, well done! It might be hard for me to participate. I record in analog. It will be fun to follow though even if I don't do a line.

Dave

Paul Warren's picture

Even if you can't

Even if you can't participate with a bass line your input will be highly valued.

Hazz's picture

You could play the tune over

You could play the tune over the computers speakers while you record then transfer the bass line to the 'puter and mix it in with one of the free recording programs off the net. If you can do that you do need to watch out because some analog gear, for some reason, will have a slightly off tempo compared to the one on the computer.

Hazz

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wheat's picture

You could run a line out of

You could run a line out of your sound card (or headphone jack, if you're on a laptop) and run that into a channel of your analog deck. A little futzing with the volume on the PC and you'll probably have a signal loud enough to track.

But even if you don't participate in the recording part, please do participate in the discussions. It'll be good to have your opinions about the tracks that do get submitted.

Wheat

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wheat's picture

To get it from analogue to

To get it from analogue to computer, you could run a line out of your deck into the mic jack of your computer and capture it as a file with Audacity or something. You can also use that (along with the LAME encoder) to turn the wav into an mp3.

Just thinking out loud,

Wheat

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Dave Magaro's picture

I have my gear in our studio

I have my gear in our studio set up. I could just burn it to disc, lay it down on my reel to reel, record it, burn it back to disc and upload it. Sounds like a lot of work....LOL!

First I have to get two other things recorded. I may try it if I have the time though. Once I get into record mode I can move along at a pretty good clip. It was just recording our CD really took it's toll on me. I needed to step away from it for a bit.

Regarless I will participate one way or the other. I love the idea! It should be fun for all. I'm looking forward to it.

Dave

Paul Warren's picture

How's the CD been doing

How's the CD been doing Dave? Are you getting good feedback (from your fans not your amp. hahaha)?

It'll be great to hear your comments about the various basslines as we post them. Also your comments on mixing, EQ and FX are always interesting and helpful.

Dave Magaro's picture

It's doing well.

The CD is doing good. It's still selling, and getting picked up by college radio stations anyway. It's been used (without permision) in some Radio advertising as background music. We've had some nice reviews of it. There are some things on it that I was very happy with and some things that I was very unhappy with. The one bass part that slid through in one song made me crindge. My guitarist couldn't even hear what I was talking about.... said it was all in my head. He asked what I was going to do about it. I told him I was going to mix it and never listen to it again for the rest of my life....LOL! It was a lot of work....and I think it was over 400 Heineken's to record the thing. One lesson I learned was to eat and take something to drink other than Heineken when singing. I re-wrote a harmoney for a song I wrote called "Tornado Alley" right before we layed down the vocals. So, I had to work late and left work and went right to the studio with no supper and nothing to drink there but Heineken. I started laying down the vocal track. Sing it once, take a drink, sing it again, take a drink....etc. Hours later I got it all layed down and it sounded great! The next night I came in and listened to my tracks. They were HORRIBLE! They were off key, my tone was bad, sincapation was iffy. I looked at my guitarist confused and asked how it was we thought it sounded so good the night before. He pointed to an empty Heineken bottle and said "I think it might have had something to do with this". I had to re-do ALL my vocal tracks on that song.....hehehe! Lesson learned. Now I take something to drink with me other than Heineken when I'm singing....LOL!

: )

Dave

Hazz's picture

If ya ever do that again

If ya ever do that again there is an easier fix, put a label on the CD stating it must be listened to while intoxicated. ;^D

Hazz

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Paul Warren's picture

Glad to here the CDs doing

Glad to here the CDs doing well Dave. So how many Heineken did you have? I find beer makes my singing sound better too. Strangely, no one else does.

Dave Magaro's picture

How Many?

I would have to recount them. I don't really know for the whole CD. But, with 5 songs left to record what we did was start throwing Heineken caps in a box for each one we drank while recording. I have ALL the caps at home... I'll have to recount. It's not the first time I've used Heineken caps for counting. I used them to count how many times a girlfriend of mine and I had sex in a year......LOL! I have to have the largest collection of Heineken caps know to mankind.....hehehehe!

: )

Dave

Paul Warren's picture

When I was in the Army one

When I was in the Army one of the fellows in my battalion started using crazy glue to stick empty beer bottles to the ceiling of his barrack room. That was in the days of the 'stubby' bottles. Anyway, he'd put crazy glue on the necks and stick them vertically to the ceiling. He worked his way out from a corner of the room and after a few weeks there were hundreds of beer bottles covering about a third of the ceiling.

It looked pretty cool and for a while it was the talk of the barracks. We should have known it wouldn't work since occasionally a bottle would suddenly fall to the floor. It would scare the crap out of us when we were in there drinking.

Then one day the weight proved too much for the plaster and the whole lot came down with part of the ceiling. Luckily no one was in the room at the time. It made a fair old mess though and the guys responsible for the room had a fair old damage bill taken from their pay.

Sometimes I really miss those days. hahaha

Dave Magaro's picture

That's funny!

Too funny Paul............LMAO! I have to say I wasn't even thinking of the weight myslef....LOL!!

: )

Dave

Paul Warren's picture

Back when I was in a little

Back when I was in the forces, a little alcohol abuse was considered a good thing. At least as long as you did your job. The worst morning I remember in the army was throwing hand grenades with a world class hangover. Every time a grenade went off I felt like I was going to puke. But I had no choice but to stick it out since having a bad hangover was Ok, not being man enough to take it was a jail time offense.

It's amazing how well army training has served me over the years. I could out drink nearly anyone I've ever met. Hmmmm, is that really a good thing? hahahaha

Hazz's picture

Alcohol and the Military go

Alcohol and the Military go hand in hand.
Every time we had leave a buddy and I would stop by the liqueur store and pick up two fifths of Te-kill-ya, get a hotel room a block from the best night club in town. Funny though, we would each drink a fifth the first night, well I did, he always passed out before getting half way through or if he stayed a wake I always ended up carrying him back to the room a couple hours later and then heading out again.

People used to ask us what we did for fun and we would say, "Drink, Fight and F---". Mostly drinking and fighting. ;^)

Hazz

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Paul Warren's picture

Exactly. When my battalion

Exactly. When my battalion was confined to barracks, for training or alerts, there was only two reasons you could get permission to leave base. One was to do laundry (there was a lack of facilities) and the other was to pick up booze. LOL

The Canadian army has changed a lot since then. Excessive drinking is actively discouraged. You can be ordered to undergo counselling for a percieved drinking problem. Heck, they even have a rule against disrespecting the enemy. You can get in serious trouble if you are caught calling the enemy derogatory names. I'm mean you can kill them but not insult them! Seems a little silly to me, but then what do I know.

Brian Sharpe's picture

Back When I was Little

a little alcohol abuse was considered a good thing funny I though a lot of alcohol abuse was encouraged! LOL

B #

Paul Warren's picture

I was trying to be at least

I was trying to be at least a little bit 'politically correct'. But yeah, your version is perhaps closer to the truth. hahahaha

Drinking whilst recording

Dave,
may I respectfully suggest Captain Morgan Rum in place of Heineken, drunk by the pint it lubricates the vocal chords to perfection. The quality of your vocals will also sound like a heavenly choir. a couple of joints will improve the sound even more...just don't play it in public. lol

dags

dags

Dave Magaro's picture

LOL..... I could give the

LOL..... I could give the Captain Morgan a try, but I'll have to pass on the joint! It just makes me too mellow and we just can't have that....LOL! I remember driving one time listening to Iron Maiden and I felt like I was going 100 m.p.h. The speed limit was 45 m.p.h. and when I looked down I was doing 35 m.p.h. LOL!!

: )

Dave

Hazz's picture

I just realized . . . 3

I just realized . . . 3 months to get this thing done. That means I will record something and then think, "Naw, I should change that." about a dozen times.

Hazz

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Paul Warren's picture

Me too!

Me too!

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So how many of you have

So how many of you have listened to the full version? Any comments yet?

I'm enjoying messing around with the tune. It really gets my head bopping. I have a bass(ic) line already but it still needs lots of work before I fire up Audacity.

Hazz's picture

I have been playing around

I have been playing around with it when taking a break from other tunes. It is a fun piece. Only other thing I can say is it is causing me to become a more accurate slapper on the Traben and having to do more muting then normal is causing me to find some other techniques to mute. I am almost to the point I think I may cheat and wrap a hair band around the strings or slip some foam between them. Damn sustain is killing me ;^D

Hazz

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Paul Warren's picture

So you are leaning toward a

So you are leaning toward a slap line are you. I'm not surprised, the song fairly cries for a slap line. Unfortunately, having no ability in that area, I'm going for a fingered line. Still, it has potential.

I find using my auto-wah has a similar effect. It sharpens the attack and reduces note duration. That lets me get more notes and space into the line. BTW I haven't got my new Agent 00Funk pedal yet, there's inventory problems, so I'm still using the Behringer FX.

Hazz's picture

I am having a case of C.R.S.

I am having a case of C.R.S. at the moment so please forgive my ignorance (I had a bunch typed here but erased it) but I am going for a sort of NoDoubt stirred in with Parliament and a pinch of 80's rock type of feel.

Have not had much luck getting it all to gel properly so I will see what comes of it.

Hazz

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wheat's picture

That sounds like a beautiful

That sounds like a beautiful combination.

Wheat

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Hazz's picture

Yeah but I am having a

Yeah but I am having a hellavuh time trying to get it to flow just right. :^|

Hazz

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Paul Warren's picture

Anything influenced by

Anything influenced by Parliment has to sound good.

wheat's picture

Word. Or, even better,

Word. Or, even better, Funkadelic! Their first album had a huge impact on me, though it came out in 1970 and I didn't discover it until 1989!

Wheat

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wheat's picture

I use a hair band for the

I use a hair band for the two-hand tapping stuff. I don't think it's cheating for that or for slap, though I don't use it much for slap, as I always like to use a lot of open strings when I slap. But it is a handy gadget for getting rid of sympathetic vibrations if you put it just past the nut.

Wheat

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Paul Warren's picture

Somebody called for a hair band???

Somebody called for a hair band???

wheat's picture

We're not gonna take it /

We're not gonna take it / No, we ain't gonna take it!

Wheat

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Hazz's picture

Your an S. M. F.

Your an S. M. F.

Now for another hairband

Hazz

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Paul Warren's picture

Now there's a fashion

Now there's a fashion statement! I can see why that trend didn't last. hahahahaha

wheat's picture

Those chicks are cute.

Those chicks are cute. :)

Wheat

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Hazz's picture

I knew there was something .

I knew there was something . . . hummmm . . . odd about you Wheat. ;^p

Hazz

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Paul Warren's picture

The same can't be said for

The same can't be said for Twisted Sister above. Those chicks are ugly. LOL

Hazz's picture

Yeah, but their sooo twisted

Yeah, but their sooo twisted and Dee with his pointed incisors is just waaaay to cool.

Hazz

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(In a camp voice) I thank a

(In a camp voice) I think a change of conditioner is needed, I meen look at those split ends. Oh my golly gosh!!

Jay

Dave Magaro's picture

WE APOLOGISE!

Mechanicsburg PA would like to apologise to the rest of the world for Poison! Had we known that this band would have made it big we would have given them the Jimmy Hoffa treatmeant. In our defense they were so bad playing the clubs around here that we just thought they had no chance. We were glad to see them leave Mechanicsburg. If I had to listen to Brett talk about himself one more minute I'm afraid I would have had to break his girly face in two!

: )

Dave

BoH's picture

I gave it a listen last

I gave it a listen last night. Nice work. It definitely calls for a slap line, but that's exactly why I don't think I'll slap it.

BoH

Bo


You don't love me, you just love my FINGERSTYLE!
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Paul Warren's picture

You just can't do things the

You just can't do things the normal way can you Bo. hahahaha

BoH's picture

I might...I don't know...I

I might...I don't know...I may just solo through the whole thing and really ruin it!!! Hahaha!

Seriously, I'll think of something. I might do some pops in there. It's definitely got a funky feel to it.

BoH

Bo


You don't love me, you just love my FINGERSTYLE!
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Roland Bass 30 Cube

Paul Warren's picture

Just had a thought about

Just had a thought about BassIAB. There's no reason we couldn't post more than one version is there? Not that I'm planning to but if you have more than one bass line I don't see why you couldn't. Comments?

Hazz's picture

I say post as many version

I say post as many version you wish, well, as long as there is enough space on the server. ;^)

Hazz

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Paul Warren's picture

Yeah, it would be impolite

Yeah, it would be impolite to fill Wheats server the first time around.

Hazz's picture

We could all submit five or

We could all submit five or six versions AND in wav format as well. That would do the trick.

I should probably get to work on this'n, how's yers comin' along?

Hazz

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Paul Warren's picture

A couple dozen wav's will do

A couple dozen wav's will do nicely. hahahha

I have a bass line that works well. I'm hoping to lay down the main track this weekend. I'm going to try recording with FX instead of a clean signal so we'll see how that goes. The other thing I'm going to try is to record multiple tracks and mix them to get just exactly the line I want. It might be a bit tricky so I'm giving myself lots of time.

I love trying new techniques. That's why I think this is a great project.

wheat's picture

I don't have a problem with

I don't have a problem with multiple versions. Maybe we should cap it at two or three per person, though. :)

Wheat

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Paul Warren's picture

Sounds good. We'll just keep

Sounds good. We'll just keep an eye out that no one goes overboard.

Paul Warren's picture

I should mention that if

I should mention that if anyone needs their song hosted Wheat has offered to provide space. All you need to do is e-mail a copy to me at hg_soft at shaw.ca (replace at with @) and I'll upload it and return a link to you.

BoH's picture

Yeah, There are Some Mistakes

Here's my little version of YYC. It was done with my Spector through my Lightsnake into my Dell laptop via Audacity. The only thing I did was use the "Bass Boost" feature on my Audacity program to boost the 200k frequency to about 12dB.

Otherwise, this is primarily a quick take, improvised, for the most part. Having not had a lot of time to do it, I just threw it together. Lots of wrong notes in places, but it was fun to play.

Enjoy, Bo's Sloppy Version of Yes You Can"

BoH

Bo


You don't love me, you just love my FINGERSTYLE!
Peavey T40; SX/Squier P-bass; Spector Legend 5
Roland Bass 30 Cube