High pass filters are getting more attention lately by bassists, and for good reason - they clean up your low frequencies and help you to sit better in the mix. Find out how this utility device reduces the bad rumble.
It finally came after 2 months on backorder. Yep, a new bass has arrived and it is awesome. Learn about the new Ibanez EHB1005SMS. Also, have you ever been surprised when a worship leader starts playing a new song during service that wasn't on the agenda? Well, here's some basic hacks to figure out a part by ear - assuming the song follows much of CCM's common formulas.
Finally kicking off the 2021 podcast season, just in time for Easter. It's a busy time when you play on 2 church worship services. I give my Easter prep overview plus reviews of two new gear items I started using. The first is iReal Pro, a low cost Band-In-A-Box alternative for the iPad and the EHX Nano Battalion, a cool overdrive/preamp that sounds great and is lower cost than most overdrives on the market.
My new adventures with a short scale bass has me thinking more about ergonomic basses. I discuss the models interesting me most, such as Ibanez, Torzal and Strandberg offerings. I also do a review of the ForScore iPad app that is a perfect replacement to ringed binders of printed chord charts for bass players not blessed with a church using Planning Center.
I finally got to my long promised review of the Source Audio C4 synth bass pedal. A also talk about my new adventure into the land of short scale bass. In addition, a segment on 6/8 time and the misinformation/misunderstand regarding it - yes, reputable sources have it wrong.
The first in our Average Joe interviews! In this episode we interview Joe LeGrand, a worship bassist who became active in worship after retiring. No sitting around saying "I've paid my dues...", Joe is an inspiration for everyone that it's never too late to learn something new.
Here is the book Joe references in the interview about helping to prevent injury while playing bass: https://www.bassbooks.com/shopping/products/1461-the-bassist's-guide-to-injury-management-prevention-and-better-health-2nd-edition-ebookpdf/
3 segments in this episode featuring an example on how changing your hand position can change your bass tone (and examples of how to use this in service), thoughts on the advantages (and disadvantages) of playing sitting down vs standing up, and an overview of our Worship Blender chapel and how we play to use it.
It's our 10th episode - we finally made it! So, let's have a pop quiz, shall we... This episode blends a pop quiz with this year's non-Daniel-fast fast, an overview of NAMM 2020 bass gear and an idea for less clutter and confusion on the music stand.