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« Reply #15 on: May 06, 2015, 08:45:16 PM »

Oh yeah, that's the stuff!

Always wanted to learn to play the bass line in this song.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6mzm7Eg3hE" target="_blank" class="aeva_link bbc_link new_win">The The (Matt Johnson) : &#39;The Sinking Feeling&#39;</a>


I thought it would be mad busy playing it, but I watched the bass player closely when I saw The The in concert at Festival Hall years ago and like most bass players he was just cruising along.

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« Reply #16 on: May 07, 2015, 03:56:10 PM »

Cool song. I like music like that, that moves around through the keys.

I can relate to the lyrics as well.

I cant believe I've never heard of them. Shit, their old as well  Grandpa

Yes the bass sounds easier than the rest of the composition.

But this is an advanced course pissed session.
You have to study be really pissed before taking this one on.

The key is knowing the tune and beat in your head really well first.

I'm ass about face with this one, as I haven't heard it enough yet to sink in.

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« Reply #17 on: May 07, 2015, 06:37:37 PM »

Yes old Matt there has some good lyrics for sure, youll have to hear the rest of the albums I have eh?

Found yet another amplifier, this ones a valve 30 watt one says "National" on the front, needs a little bit 'o fiddling to run right.

Someones been jiggery pokering around in it, and no it wasn't me  Crazy

For those into valves, this one has 3 12AX7s in it and 2 50C5s push pull for the output.

Beautiful!

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I reckon youd like this The The song as well, I know I do

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azysyU_Rr1g

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« Reply #18 on: May 07, 2015, 07:49:49 PM »

Cool yeah make us a copy and I'll swap you all of 1994 Hey Hey It's Saturday episodes  Smoking

Another value amp? So you're the one that's been hiding them all  toothy12

Just wait until Bull Dog hears about this  Granny

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« Reply #19 on: May 18, 2015, 09:13:10 PM »

More progress on the amp Im going to use.

I've decided to convert the 30 Watt National valve PA amp into my bass amp.

I've pulled out the girls blouse 50C5 output valves which I discovered were only good for 2.3 watts each at 10% distortion!

I've installed 2 6V6GTs in push pull, bulldog would know those bottles, they were in everything at one stage.

I dragged out my trusty AVO CT160 valve tester and sorted a good matched pair.

I've installed the new sockets and wired them in, I just have to sort out some power supply issues.

It should be good for 30 watts output again with a LOT less than %10 distortion!

Ill update more when I get to do more to her.

Oh and I found a nice old Realistic branded 3 way loudspeaker to use until I make a proper men's bass bin  Tears

At least the Realistic speaker box has a 10 inch woofer in it anyway.

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« Reply #20 on: May 18, 2015, 10:02:58 PM »



Still waiting for the nut.

In the mean time - Image is deliberately small to hide the rub and tug shine until hand over day.  Cool Chicken

30 watts and 10 inches will be heaps for a practice amp.

Here's what a 20 watt head can do into a cabinet

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« Reply #21 on: June 27, 2015, 03:23:44 PM »

Check this out!

on E-Bay a Philips Amp similar to mine, except mine has 6 bottles in push pull not 4 like this one.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/252004464875?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

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« Reply #22 on: June 27, 2015, 05:36:08 PM »

$70 with no bids and one day to go - price might be a bit high for that one  Phone

Folks must be waiting for your six bottle job  Smoking

Fark, been hung over all day, and still have a bad ache.

Back to bed for a while  Cool Chicken
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« Reply #23 on: June 30, 2015, 05:09:23 PM »

Fark, that amp sold for $106.50 after 10 bids  Crazy
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« Reply #24 on: August 29, 2015, 04:51:56 PM »

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Finished at last and handed back a few nights ago.

Huumm, it looks better than it plays still, as the neck isnt real good, but it was fun fiddling with it.

I forget to get a video of it being played. Next time  icon_cyclops_ani

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« Reply #25 on: August 29, 2015, 05:12:36 PM »

I suspect there was a fair bit of rubbing and tugging required there  Tears

Its still working and even stays in tune, well according to my tuning doodad thing.

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« Reply #26 on: August 29, 2015, 07:52:08 PM »

Bert's still in tune?  thumbsup

Those Holden engine mounts make nice nuts  Smoking



Dom's old Peavy 6 string needed some nuts..



Geez, the fumes from the polyurethane has only just settled after two week.



Make-over video coming soon.

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« Reply #27 on: August 29, 2015, 09:18:42 PM »

Back on topic - just found a short ruff riff track I did on Bert the bass. (I forgot about cause I musta been sober)

http://www.goldcoastcb.com/media/cooter_on_choppers_bass_12_bar.mp3


Yes I know, outer tune E and sloppy cOOter  confused2

Sorry Jack (the rhythm arranger), these drums are real from a dude on wikiloops.com  called 'Drumshticks'
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« Reply #28 on: August 30, 2015, 11:22:28 AM »

That sounded pretty good to me.

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« Reply #29 on: August 30, 2015, 01:43:37 PM »

Bass volume was louder on purpose so as to hear Bert's vintage tone.

Move over Gene Simmons, it's Bertie time  whip2
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