Welcome to Bassplaying.com

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It's my pleasure to welcome you to bassplaying.com. I know many of you will be visiting from other great bass sites like ActiveBass and TalkBass. I think bassplaying.com will have a lot to offer internet bassists around the world. I hope it will become your favorite bass site. So please join us in creating content and discussions related to bass playing.

Bassplaying.com is also the new online hub of two long-standing sites devoted to helping bass players everywhere: Wheat's BassBook and the rec.music.makers.bass FAQ file, which is now bassfaq.com. We're proud to bring you these sites and hope they serve you well! Happy bass playing!

You might also want to check out our MySpace page: myspace.com/bassplayingcom.

Northernbuck's picture

Hey

WOOHOO! I made it Wheat! Great start to the site.

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So what do bass players that can't play do?

Way to go Wheat!!

Looks good. I've got to get used to how to navigate here, but it certainly looks promising.

Looks good, Wheat!

Looks good, Wheat!

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Thanks, guys!

Thanks, guys! Glad to see you here!

Wheat

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Found you!

Hi Wheat,

thank you for providing bass players with another forum, I wish you well

dags

dags

Thanks!

Looks great, but please don't forget the people over at ab! :-)

M.

wheat's picture

No worries

Don't worry, man. I still love AB! I just wanted a place to publish some things and to hang out when their SQL Server goes down. :)

Wheat
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Great In at the Ground Floor

Hey Wheat,

Looks like a great start!

Pete

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They'll let anybody in this place!

Well, as you've seen, I'm here now. Everything is going to be okay!

*stumbles, breaks ashtray*

Sorry, was that an antique? LOL!

Nice site, Wheat!

Low B, or not low B? That is the question!

Bo


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

The site looks great James.

The site looks great James. I just want to thank you for giving me a place to host my articles and for allowing me to be involved in the creation of this great project of yours. I wish you good luck with the printed version of Wheat's BassBook. Keep up the good work!

wheat's picture

Thanks, Thor

Hey, thanks, Thor. You were a huge help. And I'm really honored to host your stuff and to have you around. I'm sorry you'll be out on the boat and away from us for months at a time. But we expect to see you when you get back.

bassplaying.com

Not a big deal

I won't be going anywhere until December, so I have plenty of time to hang out here. :-)

aussiebassman's picture

Great Site

Thank you Wheat for adding another great site to the net.

Geoff :-)

Hazz's picture

Here I am as well

Well AB is not functioning well an Wheat reminded me of this place so I thought I would join and say hey. "HEY". I thought I joined when you first let us know but I guess I did not. Nice little gig ya got goin'. Lets hope it picks up.

Cheers
HAZ

"Practice doesn't mak perfect. Perfect practice makes perfect."

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Thanks, Wheat

Hey James (not Jim)

Just found your site. Actually, Bill Jones and Lesley White directed me to it. There's always room in the world for another home for us bass players, and I'm glad you put one up. I haven't completely explored it yet, but so far it looks like a good one. And you actually have a technique forum. I'm in heaven! This is one of the most important aspects of playing, in my opinion, and one that is almost completely overlooked on some other sites I could mention. ;) (Just do whatever feels good; this is one piece of bad advice that really chaps my hide!)

Okay, I get it now. You can preview and edit in the same window. Brilliant! I think I'm going to like it here!

Kelly

There is no substitute for proper technique!

wheat's picture

Glad you dig it...

Yeah, technique and theory interest me more than most other topics. So I wanted to give that a chance and try to encourage discussion of those topics. You can also create lessons on a particlar technique, if you're interested (it's under create content).

As for the editing interface, I've been very impressed with the things that Drupal does very well without any tweaking at all. So many things about it are really well thought out. Now that I'm getting familiar with it, I can see that most sites I build could run on it and be better for it.

Wheat

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Lessons

Wheat.

One point for a lesson?!?!? Okay, I guess we Ab'ers are perhaps used to inflation, (like today's prices vs. those in 1950.) but I work and sweat to write an article, and I get one point for it? I got six points just for coming over here, signing up, making a homepage, writing a couple of posts and generally goofing around!

Okay, admittedly, for this first one, I merely copied and pasted one I already posted on AB, but I have many more that have never been posted anywhere, and could be original to this site. Well, at least as long as you add an article section, or expand your lesson parameters.

Please take this in the spirit in which it is intended, which is amused consternation, but I think you need to take a look at your point system just the same.

Kelly

There is no substitute for proper technique!

wheat's picture

You're right

You're totally right, Kelly. Just one more kink to work out. I'll dig into the points system and assign a new value for lessons.

Wheat

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Points

Thanks Wheat. Don't get me wrong, I love that you've put thi site up, and really appreaciate all the hard work this entails.

Kelly

There is no substitute for proper technique!

wheat's picture

No, thank you!

You guys are making the site great by adding content and keeping it going in the forums. You deserve credit for that. The least I can do is come up with a decent points system. Having active users is really helping shake out the bugs and bad design decisions. :) Keep it coming...

Wheat

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That was quick!

Hey, I just looked at the "users by points" section, and you already done did it! Now that's what I call service!

Thanks again!

Kelly

There is no substitute for proper technique!

Yeah!

Even I was stunned at how fast James took care of that issue.
"Quickly and in style"

Newb

Hey everybody out there. My name is Steve. I have only been playing bass for about three months, but am loving every minute of it. I am 30 yrs old and feel like I'm just learning to crawl again. If there is any information or education that you could recomend to fill this huge musical void between my ears it would be greatly appreciated. Glad to see a site dedicated to the greatness of the bass. ROCK ON!

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Shall we call you dorko or

Welcome to bp, shall we call you dorko or Steve?

For starters I would tell ya to look at Wheat's BassBook
Also brows through the front page here and check out some of the lessons and articals. As ya come up with questions just ask.

I will also mention, get yer self a metronome if you do not have one yet. Timing is everything and practice, practice, practice.

Hazz

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Thanx for the info. It dont

Thanx for the info. It dont matter what you want to call me dorko is just a nickname from my wife. She gave it to me for all the stupid manlly things that I do. I do have a metronome. My wife already says that I am spending to much time practicing, but I just think this is her way of saying SPEND SOME TIME WITH ME! We've been married for ten years and still going strong. She is proud of me for taking to something and attacking it like I have. any other info will always be appreciated. Thanx and bye.

Hi Dorko, welcome to BP

Hi Dorko, welcome to BP man.

Nice of your wife to give you such a great nickname, my wife sometimes calls me Bitch. LOL

Jaymie

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Tell the Mrs if she needs

Tell the Mrs if she needs more time with you to learn to play the drums. Then you will always have someone around to jam with. ;^]

Hazz

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Thanx

Haz, Thanx for the info on the BassBook. Just printed it out this is enough info to keep me busy for a while. Gone to a friends house tonight for a little jam session. Hope to hear and learn more soon. Later!

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Welcome to the site, Dorko.

Welcome to the site, Dorko. That's a great nickname! It's great to meet someone just starting out on bass. There are a lot of folks here who are happy to answer questions and help you along the way, myself included.

Someone else already mentioned the BassBook. I'll also put in a plug for Patrick Pfeiffer's Bass Guitar for Dummies. It's about as good a single-book introduction to the bass as you could want and should give you a start toward a solid foundation.

There's a great interview with Patrick here at the site, too.

Great to have you here. Hope to see you around on the boards.

Wheat

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Thank you guys for such a

Thank you guys for such a warm welcoming. This is really great I will be sure to check out the interview and the book. As for the wife playing the drums. LOL Fat cahnce, but I do have an 8 yr old daughter taking piano lessons and now that I have started taking up the bass my son who is just turning 11 is talking about the drums. Which I think is really cool. I borrowed a youth bass from a brother in law to start out with. Then my wife bought my current ax for my anniversary present. So I have gotten my son to sit in with me a little bit with the youth bass. It's kind of intimidating to be so green and to try to teach some basics already, but its sweat father-son time. I'll be checking back in soon. LATER!

Spiky1's picture

my favourite!

Definitley my fave bass site, best on the net. Has a very real, friendly feel, almost like a big, happy bass-playing family! The amount of work that Wheat puts in is unbelievable, totally appreciate all that work and would love to make a donation one day when I'm not behind in the rent. ;)

Onya Wheat!

Fat man, fat bass.

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Thanks, Spiky. And thanks

Thanks, Spiky. And thanks for being part of the happy family here at BP. I love the neighborhood bar feel that's grown up here over the past--what is it year and a half now? There are some great people here. And I have even bigger and cooler things in store for your (collective) entertainment.

Wheat

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A Newbie (reposting for Roostor)

His post went to the wrong thread( The Roo's original post

Hello All,

My real name is Robert, and I gained the name Roostor (intentionally misspelled) due to attitude more than prowess!
I live in Texas, very near Galveston, and only a stones throw from the water....which is my first love...I love to Sail, Boat, and Fish. I am recently retired from the Railroad, having worn many hats in my 35 years there.

My other Love is the bass and has been for many years, but only seriously picked it up in the last year....so I have LOTS to learn. I am sure with this site, and lots of patience, I will learn to play it, although I never intend to make it a profession.
I have a Tacoma Olympia Acoustic and an Epiphone EB3, and when I plug in, I am going through a little Crate BassBuss TXB50...which is a neat little amp and very very portable...runs on 12V or 110V or it's own battery.
Of course it's just for small group settings (jam sessions at the Beer Joint) or practice, certainly not made for BIG sound.

I want to say Thank you to Wheat and Hazz for so promptly jumping in and helping me ID a headless bass. I was impressed at how you guys have that " I can find that" attitude; And I guess years of experiance helped you too.

Thanks again for this site.....I will definitely be visiting more.

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