Site Transition – Bass Ramblings

Hello and thank you for reading my blogs and following along as I work my way through Roy Vogt’s Teach Me Bass Guitar.  As I’ve gotten more and more into writing this blog I have decided to transition from my Blogger.com site to my own hosted site.  I would like to introduce you to www.bassramblings.com .  I will continue blogging about my experience with the course on my new site as well as other bass related topics.  I am still working out a few kinks on the new site so you may see a change here or there in the coming weeks, but for all intents and purposes it is now live and operational.  For the mean time I will continue to post to both sites but at some point I will most likely make the full transition over to bassramblings.com .   As always, comments and suggestions are much appreciated.  Thanks for checking out the new site. read more

Review: Fender Mustang Bass

Alright, I received my Fender Mustang Bass and here is my review:

First Impressions:
Wow!  This thing looks sexy.  It looks shorter than I thought it would.  Damn the neck is fast, and it sounds good unamplified.  First I plugged it into my Bass POD which was set to the Eden amp,  Sounds good.  Next I dialed it to the Ampeg SVT setting and man what a fat tone I got, I’m loving it.  Alright, a little reality check, I plugged it into my Behringer Thunderbird practice amp (8″ speaker).  This thing even sounds good through my crappy little practice amp, nice warm tone.  So far I am impressed!  Fit and finish look great, I got it used so there is some pick scratched on the pick guard and a lacquer chip on the very top of the headstock, but otherwise this thing looks fantastic.  I got the Vintage White one. read more

Lesson 4 Progress Report – Teach Me Bass Guitar

Well, I’m still working on the concepts presented in lesson 4.  I am trying to get the scales and concepts down now as that I know it will pay off in the long run.  I pretty much have the “Mid Neck Blues” down but am just starting to get the hang of “Bach to Bass-ics”.  I am hoping to move on to Lesson 5 in the next week to or so. read more