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    Brain dead sitting in front of the TV - that's...

    Brain dead sitting in front of the TV - that's me!!

    Anyway, Dave it's great that you come up with these interesting topics.

    Regards,
    Keith
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    Dave, your brother in law has an interesting...

    Dave, your brother in law has an interesting perspective! If this was applied to other endeavors, would make no sense to play golf, basketball, paint, dance, auto cross, surf, ski cuz there are...
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    I either play guitar or bass with our uke groups....

    I either play guitar or bass with our uke groups. Never could figure out how to play the uke.

    I occasionally switch with our other bass player where he'll play my bass & I'll play his uke. The...
  4. Thread: using a pick

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    Patrick, you're welcome & good luck w/ the pick....

    Patrick, you're welcome & good luck w/ the pick.

    If you like the attack of the pick, maybe metal strings? The other bassist in our group uses them on his ubass.
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    Have you considered using a felt pick? It's...

    Have you considered using a felt pick? It's probably the least likely to damage the strings.
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    I also have problems with getting good sound out of this amp. It's never going to sound like a regular bass amp, but it is amazing for its' size & portability.
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    You guys sounded good!! Was thinking of stopping...

    You guys sounded good!! Was thinking of stopping by the park that morning but it was soooo crowded.

    Do you know was singing Diana? Sounded like beat Lele was providing backup for the group.
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    You folks put on a lot more miles than I do. ...

    You folks put on a lot more miles than I do.

    If I'm not playing bass, will take my Segway to jams & gigs if it's within 2 miles & there isn't much traffic. (Top speed 12 mph; 22 mile range)...
  9. Thread: string question

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    plunker, here's a link that discusses the...

    plunker, here's a link that discusses the question that you had. Maybe try extra high tension classical strings.
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    Hi Dave, Looks like two of your existing amps...

    Hi Dave,

    Looks like two of your existing amps could handle your new bass.

    You must have done something really good to be the recipient of all this musical good karma! 😊

    Have fun with all...
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    Insula, it's been a few years since I did that...

    Insula, it's been a few years since I did that but driving from Hilo to Kona will probably take btwn 2 to 3 hrs each way. So would not recommend day trips to Kona.
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    Am wondering why you'd want to do this? From the...

    Am wondering why you'd want to do this? From the photos, looks like he moved the top 3 strings downward several spots. Couldn't you just ignore the 3 higher strings?

    Curious about the benefits...
  13. Mike, take care & hope you have a speedy recovery.

    Mike, take care & hope you have a speedy recovery.
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    Hi Dave, What kind of amp do you use with your...

    Hi Dave,
    What kind of amp do you use with your electric guitars? Depending on what you have & donít play too loud, could use your amp. (& save ££!)

    Rhythm & timing is more important when playing...
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    Hi Dave, I play a Terada classical guitar and...

    Hi Dave,

    I play a Terada classical guitar and Peavey Dyna-bass.

    The Ibanez GSR200 is an inexpensive bass that is well made, sounds good & easy to play. If something happened to my Peavey, I...
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    I currently use my Blackstar Fly3 bass amp for...

    I currently use my Blackstar Fly3 bass amp for almost about all practices & gigs. Only used my Fender Rumble 40 twice where I connected to the PA via XLR.

    After hearing/trying mine, two bass...
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    Hi Dave, Thing have certainly changed in the...

    Hi Dave,

    Thing have certainly changed in the 40 years since the original 5-0! Used to work in a market & Jack Lord would occasionally come in to get groceries.

    I commend you daughter in...
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    Dave, no apologies needed. Superstition is a...

    Dave, no apologies needed. Superstition is a tough song to play, especially solo - seems very different from your other songs. BTW, great jobs with your videos!

    My UK connection is limited to my...
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    Wombat3, thanks for sharing your video. ...

    Wombat3, thanks for sharing your video.

    Seems like so many artists in Hawaii have been passing away recently (Betty Lou Taylor, Larry Fukunaga, Eddie Kamae, Roland Cazimero, Ernie Cruz and Eddie...
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    Stevie Wonder's version might be tough to do w/o...

    Stevie Wonder's version might be tough to do w/o a keyboard & horn section. SRV's version might be easier on electric guitar.

    https://youtu.be/xX-GJ46kiCo
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    bellgamin, good to hear that you found something...

    bellgamin, good to hear that you found something that will work for you.
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    Papa Tom, your comment about multiple ukes...

    Papa Tom, your comment about multiple ukes sounding like a factory with machines grinding away just cracked me up!! I feel like that sometimes when playing with a bigger group.

    Like Sabantien...
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    I started playing with a few uke groups about a...

    I started playing with a few uke groups about a year and a half ago & we play 1x/week at an adult day care center & occasionally elsewhere.

    My Mom passed away last Feb & the folks at the day care...
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    Yes, electric guitars sound very different from...

    Yes, electric guitars sound very different from acoustics. However, I suggest taking a look at the Yamaha Silent Guitars. They're electrics, but sound very much like acoustics.
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    Congratulations! I find it hard to believe that...

    Congratulations! I find it hard to believe that youíve never been in a group before.

    Didnít realize that there are country bands in the UK.

    Saw your Eko 12 string in your sig; a frend of mine...
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