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by XylemBassGuitar
May 18th, 2011, 12:37 pm
Forum: Bass Players Discussion
Topic: Do you use compression?
Replies: 7
Views: 9162

Re: Do you use compression?

My first bass teacher said I'd be better off learning to control my volume with my fingers and ears. I agree with this, at least for home use. I am a huge proponent of people learning to get the tone and volume they want through good technique before they start playing with gadgets and knobs. It is...
by XylemBassGuitar
May 18th, 2011, 12:27 pm
Forum: Bass Players Discussion
Topic: Bass effects?
Replies: 9
Views: 6403

Re: Bass effects?

One thing I've found with bass effects: a lot of them suck. Definitely try before you buy, especially bass wah effects. Having said that, here are my fav's: Delay - especially if you can get a dual delay with a tap tempo so you can have one echoing 8th notes and the other echoing 16th notes (or othe...
by XylemBassGuitar
May 18th, 2011, 12:11 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: problem with B-string
Replies: 2
Views: 978

Re: problem with B-string

I agree, lubricating the nut slot should help. Also, make sure that you are tuning "up". While tuning, if a string happens to be sharp, loosen the tuner until it is slightly flat, then tune "up" to the note. This prevents "blowback" that can occur when you loosen the tuner down to pitch rather than ...
by XylemBassGuitar
May 18th, 2011, 12:01 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: guitar sound??
Replies: 6
Views: 1386

Re: guitar sound??

I would also recommend that you look up the chord progressions of a few of your favorite (and simpler) songs. Learning a few chords is pretty fast and easy. You can sound musical and stay excited about playing guitar with just three chords!
by XylemBassGuitar
September 28th, 2009, 2:38 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: not playing the guitar at the moment can you help?
Replies: 10
Views: 2041

Re: not playing the guitar at the moment can you help?

daza, I've had the same problem many times...Things are going good, I'm playing for hour(s) every day, learning a ton and am super motivated... Then one day I'll have too much work, be too tired, or have some function to go to and won't get in any practice that day...or the next...or the next. Prett...
by XylemBassGuitar
August 17th, 2009, 2:19 pm
Forum: Bass Players Discussion
Topic: Hurts to press the strings
Replies: 10
Views: 9138

Re: Hurts to press the strings

I'm not sure if I'm reading your post correctly, but you should not be pressing in the middle of the frets. You should be pressing right up next to the fret. It will require the least amount of pressure to prevent the rattle. And don't worry about the dead or sleepy feeling in your fingers, it's no...
by XylemBassGuitar
August 17th, 2009, 2:04 pm
Forum: Bass Players Discussion
Topic: does action affect string tension?
Replies: 4
Views: 3611

Re: does action affect string tension?

NoteBoat is correct; you need heavier strings. For Drop-C on a 4-string bass, you might want to try the bottom four strings from a 5-string set. As you'll be tuning up from BEAD, maybe a "light" 5-string set with a 120 B string would work for you. You'll probably need to reslot the nut though. ...a...
by XylemBassGuitar
April 6th, 2009, 7:59 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: F-Holes vs. No F-Holes
Replies: 15
Views: 11793

Re: F-Holes vs. No F-Holes

Thanks for answering my question gents...sorry for hijacking the thread a little bit there Ron D.
by XylemBassGuitar
April 6th, 2009, 7:54 am
Forum: Bass Players Discussion
Topic: Bass Guitar Care
Replies: 3
Views: 2143

Re: Bass Guitar Care

Wiping down the strings after you play is actually a pretty good idea. It cuts down on rust and grime and maintains the "fresh strings sound" for longer.
by XylemBassGuitar
April 5th, 2009, 2:14 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: F-Holes vs. No F-Holes
Replies: 15
Views: 11793

Re: F-Holes vs. No F-Holes

Okay, I'll admit that I know a lot more about solid body instruments than hollow-body/acoustic instruments...and without going too far off the OP's topic, I've got a question. I understand that a full hollow electric instrument with F-holes can feed back on stage, and I've seen several guys tape off...
by XylemBassGuitar
April 5th, 2009, 2:01 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: lessons
Replies: 15
Views: 3045

Re: lessons

Above all else, try to find a teacher that makes you excited about learning the guitar!
by XylemBassGuitar
April 5th, 2009, 1:58 pm
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: Hi everyone
Replies: 4
Views: 920

Re: Hi everyone

Hi Kenneth, welcome to Guitar Noise.

Good luck finding a decent starter electric...I'm sure that we can all give you some tips on finding a good one. Hope to see ya around!
by XylemBassGuitar
April 5th, 2009, 1:56 pm
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: newb but not
Replies: 8
Views: 1330

Re: newb but not

Hi Killertofu, welcome to Guitar Noise...

Do you live near Hueco Tanks by any chance?
by XylemBassGuitar
April 5th, 2009, 1:52 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Weird String Experience
Replies: 13
Views: 1826

Re: Weird String Experience

Good call...that would be an awesome band name!
by XylemBassGuitar
March 30th, 2009, 1:09 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: HELP Please
Replies: 3
Views: 1032

Re: HELP Please

You might also want to clean out the B-string's nut slot if you only get the funny noise when you play the string open. That's a nice and easy, free potential fix.