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    String change

    Put some LaBella Black tape wounds on my Fretless Jazz. That was always the plan, and it delivered! Awesome
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    Re: String change

    I had a beautiful black fretless jazz bass. I sold it for some reason. I kind of regret it now. It was used on a few recordings, but I didn't keep records of which guitars were used on which songs. Another regret, lol.
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    I’ve never tried the black tape wounds on my fretless Jazz. How would you compare them to regular flats? Btw, a while back, I did send you a reply about your Höfner questions. Did you ever decide on a Höfner? I do have a set of black tape wound for mine but going to wait a bit to use them. I love the LaBella’s on there now.
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    Re: String change

    In reply to both:
    1st I got laid off so no gear acquisition.
    The tapes are almost as mellow as my Labella flats. But so in a different way. Never had flats on my Fretless so comparing to flats on a P Bass.

    my initial thoughts are on the E and A strings it pretty close. The D and G strings are different. The Tapes on the Jazz are more trebly but less present than the flats on the P Bass.

    For 1 of my gigs just got scheduled for the next 2 weeks on bass. Going to run through the set list on the fretless. If all is good I’ll take it to rehearsal.
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    Well took it to rehearsal last night. The band LOVED it and it gets the thumbs up for live this weekend.
    I asked a number of times if my intonation was solid and was told yes. I do need to watch hitting octaves as I tend to be a little flat on the high octave.
    A number of people said, "You are doing more runs" which is not the case. They are just hearing them better I believe. It may be for the overall sound we have, the JB cuts better, and being fretless and with tapes is still mellow.

    Doesn't matter to me. They're happy so I am happy.
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    Good for you. Jaco knew the right bass for fretless playing. It took me a couple of hours to get used to mine, and now, I have no problem with staying on key. It’s an addictive way of playing, isn’t it.
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    Agreed. Still need to improve my skills while sight reading and transposing on the fly. That’s no prob on fretted instruments, a touch rough Fretless.
    IE: supplied music is in C we are doing it in Eb
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    Re: String change

    Quote Originally Posted by blackonblack View Post
    Well took it to rehearsal last night. The band LOVED it and it gets the thumbs up for live this weekend.
    I asked a number of times if my intonation was solid and was told yes. I do need to watch hitting octaves as I tend to be a little flat on the high octave.
    A number of people said, "You are doing more runs" which is not the case. They are just hearing them better I believe. It may be for the overall sound we have, the JB cuts better, and being fretless and with tapes is still mellow.

    Doesn't matter to me. They're happy so I am happy.

    Very nice. Does your band have social media/videos?

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    Re: String change

    Quote Originally Posted by S. Cane View Post
    Very nice. Does your band have social media/videos?
    Not this one, but my other does. Doubt if the taped Jazz will work there. If I play bass with them, it’s normally my Dingwall or Ric. I did use the fretted Jazz there once as the strings on the Ric need replacing.
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    Re: String change

    Quote Originally Posted by S. Cane View Post
    Very nice. Does your band have social media/videos?
    Here's a link to me on guitar playing the Tele.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cO1dwBPXTaQ
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    Re: String change

    Nice band, although I only saw snippets of a pair of hands on a Thinline Tele. Way to keep your face hidden.

    I am not familiar with any of the song choices, and the production values are quite good, as are the singers.

    My church is a humble little fellowship room off a coffee shop (which we own). We don't have the mega-church facilities, lights, and sound system you do. Still, we have talent, and I sometimes play with them, too. Well done!
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    Re: String change

    Nice songs and nice church!

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    Re: String change

    Quote Originally Posted by S. Cane View Post
    Nice songs and nice church!
    Thank you. Yes not much video time for those other than singers. Rarely a face shot. In fact there’s times there are no bass shots. Depends on how many camera people we have and what’s cut out in production.

    We normally cut out 2-3 songs for production for the video for time sake.
    At this church, we rehearse then perform live on Thursday. Then we perform again live a couple times Sunday. For the online Sunday posting, it is the production of Thursday’s performance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldStrummer View Post
    Nice band, although I only saw snippets of a pair of hands on a Thinline Tele. Way to keep your face hidden.

    I am not familiar with any of the song choices, and the production values are quite good, as are the singers.

    My church is a humble little fellowship room off a coffee shop (which we own). We don't have the mega-church facilities, lights, and sound system you do. Still, we have talent, and I sometimes play with them, too. Well done!
    Im in witness protection LOL
    Mark

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    Not the best production (audio is a little hot) but me on the Ric bass.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEwr3crFsaA
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    Re: String change

    And not much on the video, but me playing the Dingwall bass.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDkdYn_K9Wc&t=1038s
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