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by bustamelon
Sun May 12, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: General Bass and Grass Discussion
Topic: Old dog back in the hood!!
Replies: 9
Views: 1059

Re: Old dog back in the hood!!

Well, I'm still playing. Keeping a little too busy, playing with two bands regularly, and working too. But somehow poorer than ever. :lol:
by bustamelon
Mon May 06, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: General Bass and Grass Discussion
Topic: Old dog back in the hood!!
Replies: 9
Views: 1059

Re: Old dog back in the hood!!

Nice to "see" you here again!
Things have been a little sleepy around here. Facebook and whatnot have taken over...
by bustamelon
Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: General Bass and Grass Discussion
Topic: Happy Holidays 2018!
Replies: 2
Views: 1157

Re: Happy Holidays 2018!

Back at ya! Have a happy!
by bustamelon
Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: General Bass and Grass Discussion
Topic: Shoulder surgery
Replies: 3
Views: 1698

Re: Shoulder surgery

Oh man. Sorry to hear that. Good luck with the surgery!
by bustamelon
Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Any other crazy Canucks here?
Replies: 3
Views: 3291

Re: Any other crazy Canucks here?

:( doesn't seem like it. There haven't even been a lot of crazy Americans here lately. I guess bluegrass bass playing is a pretty small niche. And because there are so few of us, we're all busy filling in on gigs!
by bustamelon
Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Upright Bass
Topic: Bought me a new bass! Eastman vb95
Replies: 2
Views: 2709

Re: Bought me a new bass! Eastman vb95

Another congrats and welcome! Haven't played an Eastman bass myself but their other instruments seem to get rave reviews, especially for the price.
by bustamelon
Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Performance Chat
Topic: Slap patterns
Replies: 5
Views: 5464

Re: Slap patterns

I guess there aren't a lot of slappers here. Or a lot of anybody for that matter. Wish I could offer something helpful but I just never got into it. But that's cute that he calls it the Bossa Nova pattern. I can see where he gets that. But, to me, it's more of a rumba or bolero. Hey, I split hairs w...
by bustamelon
Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: General Bass and Grass Discussion
Topic: Tuning
Replies: 11
Views: 8462

Re: Tuning

I have been playing guitar/bass for about 40 years off and on. I wasn't trying to be difficult, but if you have never run into tuning other than 440, I am really amazed, because I have played rock/country/bluegrass/newgrass/americana/folk during my years and have tuned to A and to Ab or G#, dependi...
by bustamelon
Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: General Bass and Grass Discussion
Topic: Tuning
Replies: 11
Views: 8462

Re: Tuning

Same here. Never once heard of anybody (at least in a band) tuning to anything other than 440. We have standards for a reason. If the singer can't go up or down a half step, or the guitar player can't modulate or even use a capo, then that's too bad for them. In your case, what's stopping you from p...
by bustamelon
Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: Festivals, Events, Concerts
Topic: Jeremy Darrow and Front Country in Chicago area tomorrow
Replies: 4
Views: 4177

Re: Jeremy Darrow and Front Country in Chicago area tomorrow

Had the chance to meet and pick some with the FC folks in Ithaca NY where we shared the bill with them, sort of.

Great people and very impressive band. Jeremy is a gentleman and a scholar.