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Forum: Classical/Arco 05-30-2012, 02:09 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 24,115
Posted By Eduardo Barbosa
Thumbs up Spiro mittel

Hi Ken,
I play a Romanian 7/8's similar to the one you were selling a while back.
I have used EP's regular and weich, Obligatos, belcantos, Zyex, I stll have on hold a set of Helicore Orchestral,...
Forum: General Double Bass Music and Playing 04-26-2012, 01:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 11,107
Posted By Eduardo Barbosa
I also think that if you stand, maybe you should...

I also think that if you stand, maybe you should be behind the other people.
In my Orchestra there are 6 of us. 3 sit and 3 stand, and we are all mixed up.
Curiously the 3 that sit are the guys,...
Forum: General Double Bass Music and Playing 04-24-2012, 01:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 11,107
Posted By Eduardo Barbosa
I play jazz standing, but in my humble opinion I...

I play jazz standing, but in my humble opinion I almost feel like in orchestra you should sit....
Forum: Modern Eastern Europe 02-01-2012, 12:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,252
Posted By Eduardo Barbosa
Just noticed this thread!

I got one of these Romanian basses. flat back, slightly larger body than a 3/4, some people call it 7/8's but the string length it's between 41,5" to 42'.
I paid $2600 new. I needed fingerboard...
Forum: Smith Basses, Handmade 11-29-2011, 12:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,794
Posted By Eduardo Barbosa
Great story. I remember seeing AJ's bass back...

Great story.
I remember seeing AJ's bass back in the late 80's I think...
does anyone here has a picture of his ken smith basses?

Also, even though this has to do with personal taste, I have...
Forum: Classical/Arco 10-10-2011, 11:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 12,354
Posted By Eduardo Barbosa
OT, A little while back I acquired a Upton...

OT,
A little while back I acquired a Upton Hawkes and after trying EP's regular and lights, Obligatos, Helicores hybrids and orchestra, and Zyex, I ended up settling on Spiros medium gauge for...
Forum: Amps, etc. [DB] 08-21-2011, 10:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,877
Posted By Eduardo Barbosa
I have not called them. I recently purchased...

I have not called them.
I recently purchased this bass used. It was sold back in 2006, but it seems like it just sat at this guy's basement for a long time.
I've been using the Realist for about 12...
Forum: German/Czech Shop Basses 08-20-2011, 02:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,737
Posted By Eduardo Barbosa
I wonder what he would think of Factory made...

I wonder what he would think of Factory made basses today...
Forum: Amps, etc. [DB] 08-20-2011, 02:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,877
Posted By Eduardo Barbosa
Revolution solo - HELP NEEDED

Anybody out there using the RS as their main pick up?

I have an Upton Hawkes, and the pick up was fitted by the Upton guys.

Anyway, the problem I am having is that the lower notes are sounding...
Forum: Hybrid DB Strings 08-20-2011, 02:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,860
Posted By Eduardo Barbosa
Hi Richard, I didn't think they were hard to...

Hi Richard,
I didn't think they were hard to bow from the aspect that the bow grabs these strings very easily, but the sounds that comes out is very bright...

I think that with the bow they might...
Forum: Hybrid DB Strings 08-03-2011, 06:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,860
Posted By Eduardo Barbosa
Zyex medium gauge

http://youtu.be/t6iF3gWKlG0

I made a quick video to show how these string are coming along.
I actually really dislike them, but being that they were free and I have 3 basses, I am still waiting...
Forum: Hybrid DB Strings 07-06-2011, 01:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,860
Posted By Eduardo Barbosa
Quick Update!

These strings seem pretty loud even at a low action.
They feel stiffer than Obligatos compared at the same height on the same bass.
Initially they sounded a lot like Helicores Pizzicato. They...
Forum: Hybrid DB Strings 06-24-2011, 02:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,860
Posted By Eduardo Barbosa
D'addario... well, I kind of think that D'addario...

D'addario... well, I kind of think that D'addario helicores tend to make most basses sound good. With all the different tensions, and choices, you end up finding a set that works with your bass. But...
Forum: Hybrid DB Strings 06-23-2011, 12:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,860
Posted By Eduardo Barbosa
D'Addario Zyex

I have not seen any threads on Zyex yet, so here I come.
After all these years I decided that I like Obligatos, Pirazzis, and Spiros. So i just order a couple of sets of Obligatos and one set of...
Forum: Member Bass Clips [DB] 06-20-2011, 01:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,830
Posted By Eduardo Barbosa
Yes, you are absolutely right. And I didn't mean...

Yes, you are absolutely right. And I didn't mean to sound pretentious, I am the first one to have have poor intonation, but I just think that the bow brings it out a lot more.
The bow makes play...
Forum: Hybrid DB Strings 06-19-2011, 08:34 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 38,843
Posted By Eduardo Barbosa
soft x regular

Guys, quick question for those who have tried soft and regular gauge.

Is the difference in gauge, Feel, thickness, really noticeable between both gauges?

I ask because I think my bass likes...
Forum: Member Bass Clips [DB] 06-19-2011, 06:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,830
Posted By Eduardo Barbosa
@Terry, I have playing Jazz with the bow, or any...

@Terry, I have playing Jazz with the bow, or any pop music I guess...
I feel that is really hard to get the articulation right. The accents on 2 and 4, an on the upbeats of 8th note phrasing. I also...
Forum: Member Bass Clips [DB] 06-17-2011, 01:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,830
Posted By Eduardo Barbosa
Arrow Jazz arco!

YouTube - ‪There is a small hotel‬‏ (http://youtu.be/-tMMHxjVBLU)

This is from last night.
and just for the record I hate to play with with a bow, but chick singers sometimes...
Forum: Member Bass Clips [BG] 04-27-2011, 12:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,016
Posted By Eduardo Barbosa
I am working on that. I've tried a lot of axes...

I am working on that. I've tried a lot of axes and I've had some real fancy custom basses, and after all I have to say, nothing feels like a Smith!

@Tim, Thank you for your nice comments.
Forum: Member Bass Clips [BG] 04-26-2011, 11:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,016
Posted By Eduardo Barbosa
being that nobody complaint that I am not playing...

being that nobody complaint that I am not playing a Smith, here is another one! :D

http://youtu.be/byqDBcAS-XA
Forum: Member Bass Clips [BG] 04-24-2011, 01:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,016
Posted By Eduardo Barbosa
Answers

Thank you for your nice comments.

1. What pre-amp and pick-ups are you using on this bass?
I don't know much about gear. I found the pick up and preamp on ebay. It's a EMG I guess pretty...
Forum: Member Bass Clips [BG] 04-23-2011, 08:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,016
Posted By Eduardo Barbosa
I don't have a Ken Smith bass ................

I don't have a Ken Smith bass ............. anymore!!! :(

anyway, can I still post my youtube video?

http://youtu.be/7OsPkkjnypY
Forum: German/Czech Shop Basses 04-12-2011, 05:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,377
Posted By Eduardo Barbosa
Thumbs up Right on! I can't get strings for $140!

Right on!
I can't get strings for $140!
Forum: German/Czech Shop Basses 04-12-2011, 04:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,377
Posted By Eduardo Barbosa
Wow! Congrats! I need to start looking at the...

Wow! Congrats!
I need to start looking at the yard sales around here.
I hope you got a good deal.
Forum: Classical and Symphony Bass Playing 04-09-2011, 05:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,328
Posted By Eduardo Barbosa
Thumbs up Unsung heroes!

Wow, that is a lot of work!!!
Every now and then I meet a bassist that does all kinds of work. Electric bass, upright bass, all sort of styles of music etc. etc.
And then I see some cats that are...
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