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  1. 4 hours ago, Jetluv58 said:

    Jaco, yes, beyond all. 

    Jaco technical, creative innovative.  BUT... i SOOO much prefer when he is supportive rather than explorational.  I also find the sound of a fretless J-Bass annoying at times.  The initial attack of a hammer stroke on a fretless electric bass has that pseudo string bass sound that I don't find too pleasing. Id rather listen to Cliff Williams with AC/DC over an hour long explorational jazz jam with Jaco.  Another guy that many players talk about a lot for technical ability is Less Claypool.  Most of Less Claypool's work sounds like a big diarrhea stew to me. 

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  2. 17 hours ago, Dunnie said:

    It's the same with Bonham and Peart ... Pearts lifelong quest was to retain his almost unmatched technical playing with the feel of the greatest jazz drummers. He never really got there.

    Bonhams raw power and artistic chops for me edged Peart out .. but they are both at the highest level.

    Whe I was playing.. I loved to incorporate both.

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    Don't kill me, but I always wondered why Bonham was/is so wildly loved.  I know he came up with a pile of slick grooves and he was somewhat of a proto-thrash guy with his patented triplets, but I think he was pretty much a caveman style drummer.  My favorite rock-pop players are Bill Bruford and Stuart Copeland. I would not put Bonham anywhere near those two.  I dig fully that he was the ideal drummer for LZ and it would not be the same without him, but no way do I laud JB as an elite talent.  He is a "great" drummer, but not a great player.   Like I said... Please stay calm and put down the bat :) 

  3. 8 hours ago, nycdan said:

    Not sure I can agree with that.  Geddy Lee has technical chops that are almost impossible for mortals to replicate.  JPJ's playing is beautiful but approachable in a way that Lee is not.

    My Mt. Rushmore on any given day could include around 6-7 bassists, but if you press me right now:

    JPJ, Geddy Lee, Stanley Clarke, Jaco.

    All bring something VERY different to the table, and I have a little bit of all of them in what I do.  Leaving off Jamerson is hard but if you limit me to four...what's a guy to do?

     

    Covering Geddy takes left hand and right hand technicality, and JPJ takes feel, touch.  Depends on what you are best at.  As odd as it seems, I find some off Geddy's stuff easier to get right than I do getting some of Roger Water's work on bass.  Getting such a slow groove right is a challenge if you grew up on reproducing all the electronic synth bass lines that dominated the 80's :) Go, go go !!! 

    Here is another "self oddity".   I think the biggest POS of a bass is the Rickenbacker.  Tried one once and almost vomited.  BUT.  My absolute favorite rock/pop bass player, Chris Squire used a Rickenbacker for all of his work with Yes.  And two of my other favorites, McCartney and Geddy also used the Rickenbacker bass.   Odd indeed... 

  4. 11 minutes ago, More Cowbell said:

    I have a 1970's Jazz Bass with the block inlays and bound neck. It's  the only one I ever owned. I did some modification to it. I put a bad ass bridge on it and swapped out the bridge pickup for a Seymour Duncan. I may have played that one if it's  the one with all the new electronics in it. I actually led the Squire I played that day better. My main bass is a Fodera. 

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    I always calked Fodera "The Brooklyn Bass"   :) 

  5. 47 minutes ago, More Cowbell said:

    If you know the history, the P bass is significant  because it was the first electric bass that was widely  used by Pro musicians. People have said if Leo Fender should be remembered for anything, it should be for the precision bass. Personally I much prefer Fender Jazz basses and as of today, Fender is more or less living off its rep. The most popular  line they make is Squire. I actually see more people playing those than real Fenders because they are so damn cheap and are still great instruments. 

    I dig.  Still, I prefer to own and play the ones made in America.  If you like the J-Bass, I'm wondering if you ever saw/tried the Fender Aerodyne Jazz Bass.  It is a Japanese made bass.  I've been mulling over buying one for the past year.  VERY nice bass. Compelling for many reasons.

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  6. 2 minutes ago, THE BARON said:

    I love the sound of a tele.  And I'm sure you heard this before... What would country music be without the Tele :-) Oddly enough, my absolute favorite bass ever is not a vintage Fender.  It is a modern hotrod version of the Fender P.  Fender used to call them a "deluxe P Bass and now they call them "American Elite"  It is actually a PJ bass.  Both the P and J pickups along with onboard electronics and a fast, slim J-Bass style neck.  I have a 1997 sunburst that I consider to be the holy grail.  Over the years I have had a pile of basses, but I have only held on to two of them.  That factory hotrod P-Bass and a fairly rare late 1980's Yamaha BX1. Very light, extremely versatile and by far the fastest neck I have ever payed on.  

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  7. 1 hour ago, munchmemory said:

    As a kid bass player in garage bands back then, JPJ's work in "Ramble On" almost made me burn my bass.  Took me a while to get all the nuances down.  Still never played it with his cool, melodic bounce.

     

    JPJ harder to reproduce than Geddy Lee 

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  8. 5 hours ago, #27TheDominator said:

    My "nice" guitar is an early 90's American Standard tele that I picked up for $400 around 1995.  Some weird aqua color with a mother of toilet seat pickguard which was exactly what I was looking for.  

    Other than my P-Bass, my BX-1 is the only other bass I held on to.  Too unique to part with. 

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  9. 4 hours ago, nycdan said:

    I play both instruments but I don't have any Fenders.  I have played them and like them, but there are better instruments out there depending on your style and tastes.  I put more emphasis on action as I can usually adjust the sound downstream but you can't fix action.  The best stock guitar I've played for that (IMO) is the PRS.  That thing is like butter to me.  And the sound is great.  Really not sacrificing anything IMO in that regard.  And it's fking beautiful.

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    Then when it comes to basses, which is my primary, there is no substitute for a custom instrument.  I bought a Ken Smith 'Chuck Rainey' style bass about 20 years ago and it is far beyond any P-Bass ever made.  Was not cheap, but it's worth it.  I highly recommend going through that process once in your life, whether it's a guitar or bass.

     

     

    I am a bass player, so I have little to no hands on with guitars.  I have always loved the clean sound of Strats.  Many who play then describe them as being harder to fret and in general harder to play than Less Pauls or most any other "new school" guitar yet, they love them best for many good reasons.   For recording, the Fender P is in my opinion the king of the studio for just about any style.  It just sits in the mix perfectly :) 

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  10. 1 hour ago, #27TheDominator said:

    I should have know.  I thought this was a GAS (Guitar Acquisition Syndrome) thread, but I knew if it were SJ or JGB, it would just be regular gas.  

    I have been considering:

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    I am not much of a player, but I have a pretty nice collection, but it is mostly Fender based.  Figured I would try a lower end Epi.  I have been shying away from this one because I don't think I like the one piece bridge.  Even some of the cheaper ones have a tune-o-matic.  Then I saw that the Gibson P-90 version is $1,400 and has the same bridge.  I am overly concerned with looks, Thoughts? 

    Angus would approve of the SG... 

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  11. 1 hour ago, #27TheDominator said:

    I should have know.  I thought this was a GAS (Guitar Acquisition Syndrome) thread, but I knew if it were SJ or JGB, it would just be regular gas.  

    I have been considering:

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    I am not much of a player, but I have a pretty nice collection, but it is mostly Fender based.  Figured I would try a lower end Epi.  I have been shying away from this one because I don't think I like the one piece bridge.  Even some of the cheaper ones have a tune-o-matic.  Then I saw that the Gibson P-90 version is $1,400 and has the same bridge.  I am overly concerned with looks, Thoughts? 

    I'm always wondering when the guitar player I see without a Strat or the bass player I see without a P-Bass will finally see the light.  

  12. 26 minutes ago, David Harris said:

    Peyton Manning won one game his rookie year.  I'll enjoy these reports for sure.  But we'll see 3 years from now.

    True, we have to wait it out to see how things play out, but early on, QB's like Elway, both Mannings etc clearly had the tools while QBs like Sanchez and Sam Darnold clearly had issues.  I think with both Lawrence and Wilson. we will know within three games which of those two groups they will most likely end up in.  Both will make rookie mistakes, but we really will know early on what the future looks like with those two. 

  13. Do it.  Get him.  Pay him.  They need all the protection they can get to keep Pretty Boy Wilson upright and clean.  The entire management structure depends on what Pretty Boy does.  If Wilson flames out, JD is toast and so his is scouting department, his HC and the HC's entire staff.

    You can never have too much quality help on the offensive line circa 2021 especially if a rookie QB's development and career are dependent upon it. 

    Keep Pretty Boy safe and sound. 

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  14. Although I'm still affected by the loss of the first overall draft pick and Trevor Lawrence, I must say that I'm starting to leave that behind.  I'm really warming up to Pretty Boy Wilson.  I like everything I see and hear so far.  A lot.  I just hope I feel the same way after a few weeks of regular season play.

     

  15. On 6/5/2021 at 8:14 PM, doitny said:

    and he brought some new friends. Vera Tucker, Michael Carter....and our favorite beer drinking nut....Feeney!!!

    "Pretty Boy" Wilson enjoying himself to the full.  So much for the idea that he would have any issues adjusting to the NYC Metro area.  Looks like he was made for it. 

    Gotta love Pretty Boy Wilson ! 

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  16. 3 hours ago, Jetsfan80 said:

    Maybe.  I think the Johnson's have no interest in having to hit the reset button again any time soon.  Even in 3 years, which seems like a while but really isn't for this ownership group, considering how many times they've had to hire a new GM/HC.

    Douglas is the first halfway decent GM we've had since maybe Tannenbaum.  And he's probably better than Tannenbaum, and not by a slim margin either.  They think so much of him that they've basically handed him the keys to the franchise, something they've been unwilling to do with prior GM's.

    I think if the team is competitive but Wilson sucks, Douglas will get another crack with a different QB.  There's not going to be some playoff mandate if the rest of the roster as a whole is moving in the right direction but merely held back by having taken the wrong QB.

    Makes sense... Lets see how things play out.  I'm still suffering the aftershocks of the Jets needlessly missing out on Trevor Lawrence.  I hope Wilson cures me. 

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