Well its been two years now and I am playing every week at my church and seem to learn something new every day. My collection includes a Peavey Cirrus custom shop 6 string, an Ibanez acoustic, a Palatino EUB and my old ESP B-50 that I ripped the frets out to make one of the nicest fretless basses I have played. I also have a Behringer BX4500H Ultrabass Amp head, a Line 6 LD 300 Pro( got tired of lugging the monster) and a Hartke VX1508 (1 x15 / 2x 8 / tweeter) bass cabinet which gives me more then enough power to play in my house as loud as I could want it.
I have been working on playing along with a copy of Band in a Box and this really seems to help my timing and my knowledge of the finger board. Although I did play a little about 15 years ago, I never really figured it out and then I ended up having to sell my bass. This time around I have spent more time with the basics such as getting a solid grip on my scales, modes and theory. If I could only give one piece of advice it would be to learn your fretboard well and get all the theory you can stand.
As I stated earlier,I play every week at my church as well as jamming with some of the guys from my area. You will notice that I have put out a couple of lessons that are really just jazz rifts, but I like them. My interests have shifted somewhat to jazz because I can make out the bass line and besides I like the sound of it. I also spend a large amount of my listening time with contemporary Christian and have took to Motown of late.
Reg Kehoe and his Marimba Queens
Watch the bass player, it gets great toward the middle!
I had more clips, but it seems that the music police have attacked YouTube, so I guess that you will need to go to the source if you want to see Rush.
Later Dudes and Dudettes,
My Bass, which I have since turned into a fretless with maple inserts at the old fret locations.
Custom laser engraved rose on stainless steel back plate (This is what I did for a living until I started school full time, nursing). Sadly, the photo fails to do it real justice, its just too shiny.
Another of my engraving jobs, this one was from my asian six string which I no longer own. The neck on this unit was way over heavy and tended to point toward the ground If you did not keep it up. Have you ever tried to go for a run in pants that where 5 sizes too big with no belt? Well after the addition of 1 1/2 lbs of lead, problem solved.
This is my new EUB. It was a real train wreck when it arrived, the shippers had dropped it and the fretboard was over half broke away from the neck. After much glue and time it lives again. (notice my little stack of dish rattlers in the background)