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If you are stuck with the UGC 102, you could try to use both your internal sound card for your music and your UGC 102 for your bass, and mix both signals using a basic analog mixer. Otherwise, you could buy a bigger audio interface with which you would have less limitations. In my personal case, I use an Edirol UA-101 with which I can do almost everything.


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4 years on but still relevant to people coming back to this question... Look at Veil of Maya's Bassist, especially in their song Lucy. He does some crazy Arpeggio stuff and has a neat sweeping technique, using his index finger and thumb pinched together as a kind of pick.


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There are a few things you can try practicing, first on your own and then with your band: practice the arpeggios. play 5ths /octaves play the notes of the melody. play passing notes between all of the above. Try all of the above on a certain song and see which fit better. Not all of them will sound good on all the songs. After you see what fits better ...


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The bass is an inherently melodic instrument that is unique in that it provides the core definition of both the harmony AND the rhythm. In constructing lines, it's important to remember that the folks above you in the frequency scale will be depending on you to be underneath them, supporting them. Nothing more disconcerting as a singer or rhythm player to ...


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Fretless electric bass is no more difficult to play than fretted electric bass. Especially if it has guide markers to help you learn positions. It's like committing to a relationship with a specific woman. Seriously. (or, gender-bend that if you're a hetero woman bassist!) Nothing is easy in this life, it's a matter of committment and time in. THE BIG ...


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The best BY FAR DI/preamp i've ever encountered for recording bass is the REDDI unit by A-Designs. It's pricey...in the $.75k range...but sound quality is absolutely unfathomably sweet. Basically what you need is a DI that has a pad (attenuator), so you can hook it up to your amp output. You didn't mention which amp? Coming out of the DI, you need to go ...


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I've found that my left and right hand postures, without consciously thinking about it, arrange so that no matter what note I play on what fret with what finger, there's a "spare" finger touching each of the other three strings, preventing it from ringing. The finger might be a left or right hand finger.



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