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Bringing the Right Tools to the Gig - Daveypoo, The Mobile Music Minstrel

How to make sure your tools are chosen to fit the gig at hand!

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  • Cool. Never seen those mute thingies (or the drop D mod) before, and the extra pickup is super slick (for more of the Jazz Bass sound?). (l have a Carvin guitar w/ picks that can be toggle-switched from dual to single coil, so I get get like Les Paul and Strat/Tele sounds all in one instrument, so I love that kinda thing).

    Would be cool to hear some sound examples of all the different bass tones you can get!

  • edited January 11

    @Lady_App_titude said:
    Cool. Never seen those mute thingies (or the drop D mod) before, and the extra pickup is super slick (for more of the Jazz Bass sound?). (l have a Carvin guitar w/ picks that can be toggle-switched from dual to single coil, so I get get like Les Paul and Strat/Tele sounds all in one instrument, so I love that kinda thing).

    Would be cool to hear some sound examples of all the different bass tones you can get!

    I'll be working on a video like that shortly - I've gotten a few comments about that bass. I just picked up a Behringer UMC404HD interface, so now I have enough inputs to pull it off.

    Yes - the second pickup gets me in the ballpark of that classic Jaco Pastorius, Jazz bass bark that you can't get from a standard Precision bass. This is considered a PJ configuration (Precision/Jazz). It just gives me more easy options.

    I'm a big fan of having all my bases covered when I hit the gig or the recording session. That way when I'm in the moment I can cater my tone to the tune without ever having to touch my amp. I can flip on or off the mutes mid-song, so if I want something muted for the verses but want to open up the tone for the chorus, I can do it on the fly. Same with the detuner - I can hit a low D or low C and then flip it back for the rest of the tune. Super convenient!

  • @johnfromberkeley said:
    Home run.

    Thanks, Jon - I'm going to be expanding the range of the videos this year to include more non-iOS-related topics. I was concerned that folks might not be into it, but everyone's feedback (including yours) has been really positive.

  • @Daveypoo said:

    I'm a big fan of having all my bases covered

    And all your basses covered. ;)

  • @Lady_App_titude said:

    @Daveypoo said:

    I'm a big fan of having all my bases covered

    And all your basses covered. ;)

    I almost made that pun... Almost.

  • Wait a minute... we can lust after hardware here too? Your video skills are solid and you have that radio voice to complement a rock face. Good job. Now I want more basses and I rarely touch the one I have but drool.

  • @McDtracy said:
    Wait a minute... we can lust after hardware here too? Your video skills are solid and you have that radio voice to complement a rock face. Good job. Now I want more basses and I rarely touch the one I have but drool.

    I don't think anyone has ever given me a finer compliment... Thanks! But no need for a new bass, just do what I did - improve the one you have with a few modifications.

  • @Daveypoo said:
    But no need for a new bass, just do what I did - improve the one you have with a few modifications.

    My Cort Bass makes an excellent tennis racket. I want that Fender Logo... Mustang, Precision, Jazz, Jaguar. Gear envy. It will pass if I waste $10 on a new app. It's like
    Methadone for a gear addict.

    What App has the best bass samples? Not synth bass but similar to your Fender tones.

  • edited January 12

    Hmmm - not sure. I have the bass so I don't need an app, y'know? 😁

  • @Daveypoo said:
    Hmmm - not sure. I have the bass so I don't need an app, y'know? 😁

    But you would recognize real quality. It's OK... it never hurts to ask experts for free expertise.
    Is there a Doctor in the house?

  • edited January 12

    Dr Funkenstein is in the house...

  • Doctor! It hurts when I pee. Is that something serious or just age related?
    (Nice shoes).

  • @McDtracy said:

    @Daveypoo said:
    But no need for a new bass, just do what I did - improve the one you have with a few modifications.

    My Cort Bass makes an excellent tennis racket. I want that Fender Logo... Mustang, Precision, Jazz, Jaguar. Gear envy. It will pass if I waste $10 on a new app. It's like
    Methadone for a gear addict.

    What App has the best bass samples? Not synth bass but similar to your Fender tones.

    I use Tonestack and JamUp for bass. I’m really liking the barky thumpy tone I’m getting through Tonestack with a fretless 4 string with flat wounds right now.

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