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Old 01-03-2011, 09:41 AM
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Here are a couple of clips from a little Early-Music chamber thing last week, doing some old Christmas Songs.

I am not proud of my sloppy hobbyist chops, but you can still hear the bass' full bottom end, pretty easily. An added, slightly bizarre bonus (?) is the bass/hurdy gurdy duo, at one point .

I was using a no-name loaner bow, but the bass still gave up a decent sound...

I was holding back, because the bass felt loud, with that group. You know, playing over the fingerboard, without a lot of weight. In retrospect, I probably should have just let the bass rip...

Thanks for that sound, and responsiveness, again, to Jed Kriegel:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L053K1VrNEo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBA0p..._order&list=UL
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Old 01-03-2011, 10:17 AM
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Here are a couple of clips from a little Early-Music chamber thing last week, doing some old Christmas Songs.

I am not proud of my sloppy hobbyist chops, but you can still hear the bass' full bottom end, pretty easily. An added, slightly bizarre bonus (?) is the bass/hurdy gurdy duo, at one point .

I was using a no-name loaner bow, but the bass still gave up a decent sound...

I was holding back, because the bass felt loud, with that group. You know, playing over the fingerboard, without a lot of weight. In retrospect, I probably should have just let the bass rip...

Thanks for that sound, and responsiveness, again, to Jed Kriegel:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L053K1VrNEo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBA0p..._order&list=UL
I saw these. Good playing. Good sound. Nice technique and you look right at home with your bass.
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Old 01-03-2011, 10:57 AM
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Hi Ken,

Thank you very much for the kind words. Having met you, seen your shop, and heard you play, the compliment means a lot.

I really dig this bass' willingness to give up a nice E string sound, with no sweat. It just plays so easily...

Here's another little clip, of the kind of down-and-dirty rhythmic bass playing my former teacher used to jokingly call "stump grinding..."

The band drags a touch, but it is still sort of fun and you can hear the bass OK...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZorUYcWFsQ

On the other hand, where did my hair go? Whenever I see a clip of myself, I get reminded of how bald I really am...

Ah well...

Thanks again,
Eric
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Old 01-09-2011, 10:06 PM
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Sweet playing Eric.
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Old 01-10-2011, 06:21 AM
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Thank you, Terry. The bass plays easily and responds well.
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