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Just another SE user. I like asking questions, posting answers, and writing comments. Sometimes I vote.


Sep
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awarded  Autobiographer
Sep
22
comment How to hide a flat pick in the right hand when switching to finger picking, Warren Haynes style
+1. when playing bass, I do this but use my middle finger. this frees up the index for plucking when slapping. it's the simplest way I've found other than just dropping it
Sep
22
comment Finger Picking vs. using a Pick on Bass Guitar
having been in the same position as the OP and now interchanging finger, thumbstyle and slap, I think the real difference is in the amount of skill you need to use it well. A guitar player (presumably) already has skill with a pick and will have overcome the speed and 'getting in the way' and string skipping issues, so will get results faster using this when learning bass. Fingerstyle takes more work to get the same results, from that starting point. It took me years to get passable with fingerstyle and longer for slap - I still prefer a pick.
Aug
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awarded  Popular Question
Jul
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awarded  Cleanup
Jul
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revised 150w 8ohm speaker on 300w 4ohm channel - have I done my maths right?
rolled back to a previous revision
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awarded  Citizen Patrol
May
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comment Etiquette of Quitting a Band
you can only control your own professionalism, and so long as you handle yourself ethically you can leave with a clear conciense nomatter how others react - you can't control that.
May
15
comment Etiquette of Quitting a Band
I recently left a similar band after a similar amount of time - we all got on great and most of the time were quite professional and hard working. I couldn't handle the busy schedule with my other committments, and the band didn't want to slow down. I treated the situation much as @Karen has said, and thankfully the others were bummed but they didn't take it personally. I gave them plenty notice and filled in recently for their replacement and it was just like old times. However as Karen also said, it's down to how professional the others can be.
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Sep
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comment How can I use a trumpet in a pop rock band?
sorry i don't have a good answer to this. if it were me i'd be tempted to just get everyone together and send a couple of hours jamming it out, and move forward based on how well it seemed to 'gel'
Sep
23
comment What do you do when a string breaks or you drop your pick on stage?
another thouroughly earned +1. as another example, I also developed a very strong strumming style with bass, using anything up to 3mm big stubby picks. Never managed to break a string on stage but because of the strength I needed to strum like that, I've dropped the pick before from muscle fatigue. Tried to back it up with fingers, then grabbed one of the 5 picks duct taped to the scratchplate. Worked fine but I've since started using nice and bendy 1mm nylon picks and toned down the strumming. Also, I have a spare amp which was needed at my last gig. Two is one, one is none. great answer :)
Aug
16
comment 150w 8ohm speaker on 300w 4ohm channel - have I done my maths right?
that's a great explanation, thanks for posting. future generations of DIY amp butchers like myself will thank you :)
Aug
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comment 150w 8ohm speaker on 300w 4ohm channel - have I done my maths right?
I'd be happy to ask it again on electronics.se but i'm not certain of the rules about posting already answered questions? should I just copypasta it or note that it was answered already, or post as an answered question?
Aug
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awarded  Student
Aug
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accepted 150w 8ohm speaker on 300w 4ohm channel - have I done my maths right?
Aug
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comment 150w 8ohm speaker on 300w 4ohm channel - have I done my maths right?
ah good, thanks. this tallies with what I've been reading on the issue, I still seem to have a bit of a mental block with actually understanding how it works but the numbers make sense. I've run a test now and slowly pushed it up to full volume, nothing it couldn't handle - thanks :)
Aug
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asked 150w 8ohm speaker on 300w 4ohm channel - have I done my maths right?
Jul
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comment is there an affordable bass octave pedal that goes *up*?
OK I've read through the question & associated blog post you linked to, it does make sense to me now - I suppose I could put a bit more thought into how the question is phrased but it would still end up quite similar I think. In this particular case I already knew what I wanted, just not what shape & form it comes in or what it was called. I'll try to think through any future questions more though, as I do see how this question won't be particularly useful to future generations of pitch-shifting bassists!