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 #111276  by Bassman
 Sun Mar 18, 2012 3:53 pm
So much IS in the HANDS and attack with the pick. Guess I will continue on that approach and save some bread on the strings, the Slicks are nice.
 #111282  by Bassman
 Sun Mar 18, 2012 7:44 pm
Rusty the Scoob wrote:I get surprisingly close with LaBella flats and a modified P-bass. It's not what I would choose, but when one of my JGB bands does a GD tune it's fairly effective.

Bass Sounds great Rusty!!!!
 #111286  by wolftigerrosebud
 Sun Mar 18, 2012 9:39 pm
When I played bass, whether I was playing the Eden head or the Euphonic head or the Ken Smith or the $200 Squier J-Bass with TI flats or DR three-eighth-rounds or D'Addario squares or Sunbeams or Moonbeams or long pieces of taffy I'd stretched out along the fretboard, people would still come up to me after the gigs and say "hey man, your playing kind of reminds me of Phil Lesh". :lol:

It's inescapable!
 #111290  by hippieguy1954
 Mon Mar 19, 2012 2:45 am
wolftigerrosebud wrote:When I played bass, whether I was playing the Eden head or the Euphonic head or the Ken Smith or the $200 Squier J-Bass with TI flats or DR three-eighth-rounds or D'Addario squares or Sunbeams or Moonbeams or long pieces of taffy I'd stretched out along the fretboard, people would still come up to me after the gigs and say "hey man, your playing kind of reminds me of Phil Lesh". :lol:

It's inescapable!
Interesting! If I pick up a bass (any bass any strings) and play it, people say the same thing! It is totally inescapable! :smile: :smile: :smile: