FloatingThumb II; Video

Hazz's picture

Abstract:
Issues I had learning the floating thumb technique

Body:
After reading some of the responses ya'll posted I thought I would toss up a short vid describing the problems I had trying to learn the technique. Hope this helps some of ya out.

HAZ

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wheat's picture

This is great, Haz. Thanks

This is great, Haz. Thanks for sharing the problems you had with this technique and the methods you found to overcome them. This has been very helpful to me and I think it will be help a lot of other folks. And, since you're set up for video, I look forward to future video lessons from you.

And that Traben looks sweet. You should give us a rundown of the gear in the shot.

Wheat

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Hazz's picture

Thanks Wheat. I really do

Thanks Wheat. I really do not like that vid but if I did it the way I orriginally did it would have been 15min long and I recorded it at 01:30hrs (thats 1am to those who are not sure about millitary time ;P )

I'll give ya the run down here of the gear.
The bass, as you can see, is a Traben Phoenix5 that I put some flats on to help deadend the brightness and the p/ups are now Bartolini with a 72MM5E in the bridge position and a 59E in the neck position. Dunlop locks and a nice furry, skunk lookin' strap that my daughter thought I should use. So I do.

The amp in the background, and what I am currently running, is my old Crate GX-2200. It pumps out a mesly 220w at 2ohms so it does a fair job at pushin the cabs. The Cabs were some cheepos I bought, took out the orriginal speakers and replaced them. The 2x10 has Celestion BL10-150 NEO's and the 1x15 has a Celestion BL15-400 NEO. Those will be replaced soon as finish the cabs I am building.

The keyboard in is a Roland JV-30 mutli timbral synth. Main reason I bought it, it does piano very well. It is really hard to tell the diff between the synth and a real Baby Grand so my wife and kids are also using it to learn to play. It has a lot of other useful functione for recording as well.

Next to the cabs on the floor are my POD and floorboard. The stand infront of the cab is just yer standard mic stand. nothin speacil there ;^)

HAZ

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BoH's picture

Nice Video, but...

Yeah, the vid is great. Thanks for putting it up. However, I have a completely unrelated question.

I would like to know where you found flats for a five-string. I want to try flats on my Spector to see if it will help beef up the tone and get rid of the squacky sound.

BoH

Bo


You don't love me, you just love my FINGERSTYLE!
Peavey T40; SX/Squier P-bass; Spector Legend 5
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wheat's picture

I'm not sure which ones Haz

I'm not sure which ones Haz is using, but you can get these D'Addario ECB81-5 Bass Flatwound Strings from the Bassplaying.com Oline Store.

Cheers,

Wheat

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BoH's picture

Whoa!

You're selling strings too!?!? Awesome! Next payday, I'm there! Thanks a million, bro!

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

wheat's picture

Yeah, I expanded it a little

Yeah, I expanded it a little bit. I was surprised what a variety of products I could offer. I went through all of the string offerings and tried to put together a good selection. I stuck with brands I've actually played. I need to order some myself. Both of my basses are sounding a little thudy right now. :)

Wheat

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Hazz's picture

D'Adderio Chromes

D'Adderio Chromes ECB81-5SL
That is the part number for the 5-string set but I could not find anyone who stocked that set so I would have to buy a set of four and then an extra "B" .
If you have a 35" or longer scale you will need the super long strings hence the "SL on the end of the part number, at least that is what D'adderio said so that is what I have been using. Also, on my bass I had to file the nut and saddle a bit because they were desinged to fit a 130 B string and the Chromes have a 132

HAZ

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