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  The Messenger Upright Electric Bass   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Bass is designed to make the transition between acoustic and electric upright bass as natural and rewarding as possible.
Classically trained jazz/pop/rock crossover artist Rob Wasserman purchased a Messenger Bass in October 2000, and is playing it on tour with Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir's Ratdog Revue band.
Hear the Messenger Upright Electric Bass on the newly released Asleep at the Wheel CD, "Ride with Bob".
www.messengerbass.com   (148 words)

  From Electric Bass to Double Bass   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Electric basses have an average string length of 32 inches, where double basses have an average string length of 42 inches (this can vary from 40 to 44, so if you are looking for a bass ask yourself: "are my hands big enough to play this instrument comfortably?")
Where on electric bass all four fingers (pointer, middle, ring and pinky or 1-4) are used one finger per fret, on the double bass all four fingers are never used together because it would be impossible to play in tune.
As you approach the octave harmonic (12th fret on the electric bass) the 3rd finger is substituted for the pinky (3 instead of 4) and used all the way into the highest positions.
www.zaretandsonsviolins.com /transition.html   (1018 words)

 Electric Bass Circuit - Ohio Bass Fishing Tournaments
Electric Bass Circuit: Southwest, Ohio (Members Only) Bass fishing tournaments for boats 14 feet or shorter, and powered only by an electric trolling motor.
In the unfortunate event one or more bass expire in your livewell, only one dead bass can be weighed-in, and your team will receive an eight ounce weight deduction from your total weight.
Minors (under eighteen years old) must have written permission from a parent or legal guardian to participate in any Electric Bass Circuit event, or be with an adult who is responsible for them at all times.
www.electric-bass.org   (517 words)

WELCOME to the BASS LESSONS page on the internet.This is where you can download midi files of different bass styles and theory exercises for beginners and up.
I have been playing the electric bass for 35 years and have been a bass instructor for 20 years.
Lessons 1 through 5 follow the same format except that the bass line is simplified in lesson 1 and gets more complicated each time.
www.islandnet.com /~luka/lessbass.htm   (822 words)

 NS Bass Cello
Fifty years ago, the electro-magnetic pickup gave birth to the electric bass guitar, a plucked instrument that offered new sounds that were destined to change music forever.
In this spirit, we are proud to include the bass cello in the NS family of electric bowed instruments.
Tuned in fourths as a bass (E A D G C), the fingering positions are therefore immediately familiar to the bass guitarist.
www.nedsteinberger.com /instruments/basscello/crbasscello/crbasscello.htm   (880 words)

 History Of The Electric Bass
By the mid 1970's, the electric bass was the established norm of popular music and the upright bass was reduced to the status of "outdated relic" from a past generation.
In fact, there was a belief among the Jazz elitists that the electric bass was "half the instrument" the upright was, in terms of the amount and degree of artistic expression that could be yielded from the instrument.
He was one of the first bass virtuosos to call the "ELECTRIC BASS" his principle instrument (his favored instrument was a fretless Fender Jazz Bass), and sought to gain artistic credibility for the instrument.
www.rodgoelz.com /electricbasshistory.htm   (6916 words)

 Tournament News
A date has not been set, but the Electric Bass Circuit will be a guest in the future.
Dead Bass: In the unfortunate event one or more bass expire in your livewell, only one dead bass can be weighed-in, and your team will receive an eight ounce weight deduction from your total weight.
Congratulations to all Electric Bass Circuit 2006 Tournament Winners, Points Champions, and to Dan Holtzapple for weighing in the Big Bass caught in a Points Tournament.
www.electric-bass.org /TournamentNews.htm   (794 words)

 Electric Bass Guitar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The electric bass guitar is a derivation of the acoustic bass, which is used in classical music and was eventually used in jazz ensembles.
The electric bass, however, is primarily used in rock, jazz, and popular music.
The first solidbody electric bass was made available in 1935 and was labeled an electric fiddle bass because it was not the upright style--it was to be played horizontally.
www.mi.edu /searchmedia/electric-bass-guitar.html   (330 words)

 Building an Electric Upright Bass
It was that mission that began my collection of links that helped to form the basis for the Double Bass Links page, which BTW has at least two links to guys who have plans available for their creations- I can't vouch for their quality.
If your neck is thinner, electric bass style, that may require a truss rod depending on the depth and quality of the fingerboard wood.
During my first re-do of the bass, I lowered the height of the tailblock to get more tension on the bridge (and to keep the strings in their slots), since it was much shorter than I had intended.
www.eclecticbass.com /eurb.html   (2279 words)

 Libellula Electric Upright Bass
The other common method is to mount the instrument on a pin just like that of an acoustic bass, and to provide some sort of extensions from the body that emulate the points where a player's body would normally contact the instrument.
In the Libellula bass I didn't want to use either of these techniques, opting instead to make the instrument wearable, that is, hung from the player's body via a strap.
Spectrographic analysis of acoustic, electric, and electric upright basses has indicated that the key quality that distinguishes the tone of the acoustic bass is damping of the higher harmonics.
www.liutaiomottola.com /instruments/libellula.htm   (1502 words)

 Wagner Electric Upright Bass
This is the lightest weight, least obstructive manner in which to replicate the positioning of an acoustic bass to your body.
There is a similar optional chest brace (no extra charge) for musicians who want to replicate the feel of the upper bass bout to their chest, in addition to the essential leg contact.
Both braces are adjustable for length and angle, allowing the bass to be fitted to an individual's body far better than an acoustic bass.
www.wagnermusik.com /elebass.htm   (697 words)

 Harmony Central - Bass Guitar
Black Bass is produced and recorded by SCARBEE director Thomas Hansen Skarbye himself and developed together with Kontakt script wizard Nils Liberg.
The rec.music.makers.bass FAQ covers topics from how to tune a bass and write tablature, to recording bass and using effects.
There is another Electric Bass FAQ 1.1 (from The Bottom Line) (14K).
www.harmony-central.com /Bass   (1751 words)

 Electric Bass - Elderly Instruments
Takes the bass student through all the basic bass chords starting with the easy to play forms and moving into the standard and more difficult fingerings.
This is the hot dog of Precision Bass® pickups; for players who want the thickest (non-active) sound possible, or who just want to fatten up the sound of a thin sounding bass.
Two channel bass effect consisting of a pre-amp and an overdrive which may be used independently or combined.
www.elderly.com /highlights/electric_bass.html   (1189 words)

 Bob Gollihur - Eclectic Bass
See my Electric Upright Bass maker links page for a bunch of EURB makers -- they were a great inspiration and source of ideas for me - there are some wonderful instruments available out there.
The bass needed a little electronic and neck work, but is now quite playable with its set of Pyramid Gold flats, and I look forward to playing it for many years to come.
Anyway, this bass has an interesting vibe, the fact that it is semi-hollow is more show than go due to the thickness of the top, but it is cool and does have some acoustic characteristics if you milk it.
www.gollihur.com /bass.html   (6035 words)

 weedhopper.org - History of the Bass Guitar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Among the first known bass instruments are the "Viola da Gamba" from the late 15th century which was over 8 feet tall, had 6 or 7 strings, and tuned similar to the modern double bass.
From that point, the overall evolution of the double bass' size, shape, or tone didn't change much, although the number of strings found on these early basses could range from 3 to 4 to 5, and even 6 and 7 strings for hundreds of years.
The electric bass and electric/acoustic basses are being played worldwide as well as electric upright basses large and small.
www.weedhopper.org /Bass_Guitar_History.asp   (1209 words)

 Acoustic bass and electric bass lessons
Acoustic and electric bass lessons, beginner to advanced, in country, rock, rockabilly, bluegrass and jazz styles.
Todd Phillips lays the musical foundation for acoustic bass playing in all styles, giving both beginning players and more advanced players the opportunity to build and hone their skills.
Solid, musical bass lines are the foundation for any band's sound, and this in-depth lesson by bassist David Gross provides a wealth of information, practical exercises and musical examples to help you become a better player.
www.homespuntapes.com /catagory/default.asp?catID=11&ctype=i   (524 words)

 Bass Guitar - Electric Bass Guitar - Acoustic Bass Guitar - ActiveMusician
Bass Guitar - Electric Bass Guitar - Acoustic Bass Guitar - ActiveMusician
Whether it's the low price or the wide selection, buying a bass guitar online is a popular option for musicians these days.
In addition to finding your ideal electric bass guitar at ActiveMusician, you'll find acoustic basses and bass guitar amps, effects and bass accessories, including pickups, wireless systems, cases, cables, stands, straps, tuners and more.
www.activemusician.com /Bass-Guitars-Amps-and-Effects--c2364   (313 words)

 ::Palatino: Electric Upright Bass::
With its sweet sound, great look, and light, portable design, the Palatino Electric Upright Bass is the answer to every bass player's prayer.
The low, effortless action will appeal especially to fretted electric bass players making the transition to an upright instrument.
The big tone, which is just like an amplified acoustic bass, will please professionals looking for a bass they can travel with.
www.palatinousa.com /Electric_Upright_Bas.392.0.html   (189 words)

 Al`s Music Shop - Cases-Electric_Bass
Lightweight ABS molded plastic electric bass guitar case.
Molded Electric Bass Guitar Case -MBT Cases are molded from high quality extruded resin compounds and coupled with rigid aluminum valences for roadworthy durability and maximum impact resistance.
Molded Hardshell Electric Bass Deluxe Case - Designed to accommodate all P- Bass type instruments in both the standard or reverse headstock configuration.
www.safepay.net /cgi-bin/shop/cart.cgi?db=db.dat&category=Cases-Electric_Bass&merchant=nymusicshop   (202 words)

 Bass Guitars built in Woodstock New York, Europe, and Overseas for Bass Players of every budget including 4, 5 and 6 ...
Bass Guitars built in Woodstock New York, Europe, and Overseas for Bass Players of every budget including 4, 5 and 6 string basses.
We have basses for all budgets, from our entry level Performance Series to our top-of-the-line USA Series, which we make by hand here in the wilds of Saugerties, New York.
When you choose a Spector® Bass, you have made the decision to buy a bass made for a lifetime."
www.spectorbass.com   (210 words)

The Electric Bass book and audio CD features detailed transcriptions of the material John plays on his DCI video of the same name.
In addition to each of the transcribed exercises is a transcription of Bach's Cello Suite No.1 in G major, and John's compostions "Searching, Finding" and "Kingston Blues".
Electric Bass focuses on three topics: 1) Technique (on four-string bass: scales/arpeggios, picking execises, hammer on/pulloff, etc.), 2) Time/Groove playing featuring Dave Weckl on the audio CD, and 3) Ethnic Grooves — inclkuding Latin, Brazilian, Reggae, and African styles.
www.bassbooks.com /shopping/shopexd.asp?id=157   (135 words)

 How to Select an Electric Bass | eHow.com
There are many types of bass guitars on the market, and your choice ultimately depends on your own tastes and preferences.
A neck-heavy bass often slides down, and is harder to play than one that stays in a natural position.
Spend your time trying out different basses and choose the one that you are most comfortable with.
www.ehow.com /how_8266_select-electric-bass.html   (760 words)

 Electric Bass Cases
Ameritage offers the highest quality electric bass cases, designed to offer superior protection and ample room for accessories.
The Calton Electric Bass Case is designed to fit P-Bass, J-Bass and most other electric basses.
The rugged ABS construction handles the battle of the road, yet the interior is fitted with "Class A" plush.
www.finecases.com /browse/cases/guitar-family/electric-bass-cases.html   (638 words)

 Bass Player : Acoustic and electric bass guitar tabs, chords and lessons
Bass Player magazine is your source for acoustic and electric bass guitar tabs, chords and free online bass guitar lessons, tutorials and videos for both beginner and professional.
Québec bass wiz Alain Caron is no stranger to collaboration, from his bass duo work with Michel Donato to his many performances with other top-flight jazz musicians.
I need to rent (or ideally, borrow) an acoustic bass for a date in Fort Worth on November 19th;...
www.bassplayer.com   (596 words)

 Double Bass - Upright Bass - String Bass - Bass Viol - Bass Fiddle - Electric Upright Bass - Links Page
There are a ton of "Electric Bass Links" pages out there, so I've narrowed my entries to those that appeal to the Double Bass side of the world.
The growing Double Bass Luthier Directory was moved from the bottom of this page to its own, separate page, to lessen the load time of this page.
It includes dozens of double bass luthiers from all over the world, often be a great source for used and new basses as well as repairs, rehairs, and parts.
www.gollihur.com /kkbass/basslink.html   (3364 words)

 Electric Bass Guitar by Fender, Japan, ca. 1986
Electric Bass Guitar by Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC), Japan, ca.
This Fender Bullet Bass has an exceptionally short scale, with only 26″ of vibrating string length, rather than the standard 34″ for the Precision Bass.
It was purchased by the donor while stationed in Japan at Yokota Air Base near Tokyo, and was likely a special model for the Japanese market.
www.usd.edu /smm/PluckedStrings/Guitars/Fender/5222/BulletBassGuitar.html   (120 words)

 Amazon.com: Modern Electric Bass: Video: Jaco Pastorius   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Jaco may be gone Physically, but his music is still with us, he was by his own admission "The World's Greatest Electric Bass Player" and he was, he did things on the Bass that have made the rest of us rethink our playing and our creativity, to be the best we can be.
This video definetly showcases a brilliant bass player, however as a learning tool there is something to be desired.
His absolute command of the bass is amazing because he can play all types of basses as shown in the video and still can all apply all types of bass playing.
www.amazon.com /Modern-Electric-Bass-Jaco-Pastorius/dp/6301329805   (1092 words)

 Klein Electric Bass   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The K-Bass represents some of the most innovative design and technological advances in recent years, and offers an unmatched "total bass concept" of sound and playability.
In the early 1980's Ned Steinberger reinvented the bass guitar.
He pushed the concept of headless design into popular acceptance, waking up the musical instrument industry to the possibility of creative and functional designs, and led the field in composites technology.
www.kleinelectricguitars.com /Klein/bass.html   (275 words)

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