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    ty Bill have met so many nice people here already nice to meet you
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    yes it is a short scale . not to bad for now . it us a sl Slammer by Hammer guitars, not to bad .i hope when i move to a full scale it will not be to hard
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    Very glad to have you as a friend, Bill.
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October 19, 1949 (68)
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An old guy that isn't going to wait any longer to learn to play Bass!
Prince George, British Columbia
Bass, Kayaking Cycling & Art
Retired and good at it!!


Peavey Milestone Bass
Ibanez SR 500 Bass


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Back for more!!!

by Bassic Bill on 10-22-2014 at 05:14 PM
After an absence of something like 14 months, I aam returning to the fold and restarting the Program at Lesson 1 (if I can find it, that is). following a stroke lst May, I underwent brain surgery to clip an aneurism (in early September). That triggered a grand mal seizure and another stroke. I came out of that with "Left Neglect" and discovered that EVERYTHING I had learned with respect to playing bass, was (and is) gone. A hospital stay of 4 months was required and a divorce came out

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It's Here!

by Bassic Bill on 06-03-2011 at 04:22 PM
The old fool has been blessed with a TMBG T-Shirt! I am chuffed. Photos when T-Shirt weather arrives (Here it is June 3 and it's snowing...geez...)

Lesson 3

by Bassic Bill on 03-22-2011 at 11:54 AM
I finally got through Lesson 3! In the end it was pretty simple - I hadn't thought to watch the 'play along' portions while I was trying to sort out the "improv" piece. Having watched it and hearing the way it is supposed to sound made a huge difference. DOH! On to Lesson 4!

12-Bar Blues

by Bassic Bill on 03-09-2011 at 09:34 AM
I have been having a LOT of fun messing around with 12-bar blues (at the cost of neglecting my TMBG lessons) recently. I started wirh some tabs I found online (in G) and have been experimenting with variations on that. They sound much better in my head than they do out of my amp though. I am a little alarmed at the rattle and snap of my strings as I thump away. When I listen to most clips of other, more proficient players on YouTube, I hear nothing but clear, clean, pure notes while mine are pretty

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Team Players

by Bassic Bill on 03-02-2011 at 01:25 AM
I have been spending a fair amount of time with 4 X 4's and have come to realize that my left pinkie finger is just not a team player. The 4X4's are turning out mor like 3 X 3's or 3 1/2 X 3 3/8's.

Recalcitrant is what it is. Moody, ungainly and irresponsible. Simply won't apply itself in concert with it's neighbours.

It may need counselling (or maybe it's me that needs the counselling). It may need medical attention if I switch to a wooden 4 X 4 as a training aid,

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