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Pawn Shop Personalities

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by CrealCritter, Jan 9, 2019.

  1. Jan 9, 2019
    CrealCritter

    CrealCritter Super Self-Sufficient

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    I like pawn shops, not for selling but for buying, expecially the tool isle :)

    I needed a new power drill. Why spend big bucks on new when all make and models are made in China anyways? So off to the pawn shop and I found a old cast aluminum drill that was made in America for $15.00 (score).

    While I was there I went over to the musical instruments section. Here are 3 youngsters looking at guitars and amps. I seen a bass hanging on the wall that caught my eye and asked the girl that was with there with two guys if she would please reach up and hand me the bass, because she was standing right in front of it and I couldn't get it myself. She reached up and handed it to me and asked me at the same time if I played bass. I said I used to but not so much anymore. I liked the bass so I grabbed a chord and pugged it into a amplifier.

    After tuning it up I played a little old pink floyd and the girl who's name is Tina was amazed I knew a few pink floyd songs. She is pretty young and I was amazed she even knew of pink floyd -:lol Well after a little chit chat all three wanted me to come over and jam with them. I laughed... I'm old, you all are young, you sure you want some old dude playing bass with you guys? Sure they said why not?

    After a little more chit chat come to find out Mark plays the drums, Tom plays the rhythm guitar and keyboards and sings and Tina is their lead guitar player but they have no bass player and have been looking long time for someone.

    So after even more chit chat I ended up with all their cell numbers, & a CD chalk full of songs they play, with a promise I would listen and write some bass lines for their songs (if I like them). The CD they gave me was recorded and mixed very well, but not one song has any bass at all. I listened to their CD on the ride home in my pickup truck. Although the music they play is very heavy psychedelic rock,
    full of effects and progressive (expecially in tempo) starting slow and building in speed. I heard no singing but whispering through delay (echo) effect and I really liked it!

    Anyways I've been in group text with them and over the next week or so I'm going to put some bass lines to their songs. I highly doubt I'll gig with these youngsters, but I did promise them if they like the bass lines I put to their songs. I will teach someone they find to play bass with them my bass lines and they can have the bass lines free and clear.

    Tina clearly is very well studied, on lead guitar and has a freaky familiar pink floyd crossed with Jimi hendrix style.

    Anyways... It seems I always find something to keep me busy. This is a good thing I guess. If I stay busy, I stay out of trouble - that's what my wife's says :) I'll share these songs once I dub in bass lines and let you all have a listen and comment.
     
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    sumi

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    Oh WOW! I love this story :) Please do keep us posted on where this is going!
     
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    frustratedearthmother

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    That's a neat story and proves that music crosses generational lines! My DH and his grandson love the same kind of music - who woulda thunk a 16 year old and a 63 year old would ever have the same taste, lol.
     
  4. Jan 9, 2019
    Lazy Gardener

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    Hubby is an accomplished guitarist. But he really shines on the Bass. I would say that it is his passion. Within the last 10 years, our son has picked up guitar and Bass. Again, our son prefers Bass. Both play on the worship team at church. When hubby plays Bass (not so often b/c there are a lot of folks who like to play Bass, and he defers to them) he really makes the music rock.

    Q: "How do you get a guitar player to stop playing his guitar?"

    A: "Put some sheet music in front of him."
     
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  5. Jan 10, 2019
    CrealCritter

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    Youngsters are so impatient these days - geeze... And I'm starting to dislike group text messaging. I had to ask them how long have you all been working on these songs to get them to the point where they are in the CD? "Oh way more than a year" and you want me to put a bass line to them in a day during my free time? "Ok we understand now." Anyways I'm about done with the first and longest 18 minute screaming electric no vocal song. Then I have to overdub me playing along on the computer with Audacity, correct any errors, mix it all down and burn it to CD.

    All I can say is these kids are crazy... This first song they wrote, the guitar is whaling but the beat starts off S L.O W and ends like speeding freightrain that just keep on chugging down the track faster and faster.

    If I were to manage these guys I would just let them loose on stage and play what they wanted. Either they would be loved by many or hated by many - I haven't figured that out yet -:lol

    I decided I'm going with the KISS method (keep it simple stupid) and keeping the bass lines very basic, so whoever picks up my bass lines can play in the groove, but still have plenty of opportunity to add their own flare.
     
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    Lazy Gardener

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    I have to wonder: If they played and recorded their screaming freight train song twice, perhaps the tempo would be different each time.
     
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    CrealCritter

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    Doubt this song could ever be played exactly the same as it was before. I stand corrected it's 20:45 seconds to be exact, I had to break my recording up into 4 parts because this old guy doesn't have the stamina anymore to play 20:45 straight through.

    I'm just about done with mixing, very difficult to mix in bass to existing recording and get it to sound like it's supposed to be there, I'm no engineer by any means :(. I also in a a little wind tunnel siren to the beginning just to break up the whaling guitar. You might like this song if you are into heavy psychedelic rock, with Jimi hendrix influence but otherwise not so much.
     
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    Lazy Gardener

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    Not so much!!!
     

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