just got back from first tour on BASS instead of DRUMS

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rundylanrunn
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Post Sat Aug 23, 2008 11:06 am

i dunno if any of you remember but i recently switched from drums to bass, and then we left on tour. here's some pics!

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i miss drums but there's a whole different dynamic to bass that is fun and i get to sing alot more. i couldn't wait to get home so i could drum though.
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Post Sat Aug 23, 2008 11:26 am

Awesome!

I'm glad that the bass thing worked out for you dude. :)

And nice bass by the way. :wink:
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Post Sat Aug 23, 2008 11:29 am

Cool man! Glad ya had fun.

I gotta wonder what your endorsers think about the switch?
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Post Sat Aug 23, 2008 2:02 pm

thanks!

our clothing companies don't really care as long as we're wearing their shirts onstage. and when our new drummer joined we gained endorsements by shine and peavy, so that's pretty cool too!
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Post Sat Aug 23, 2008 2:12 pm

im backwards i was bass and went to drums.
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Post Sat Aug 23, 2008 3:16 pm

rundylanrunn wrote:thanks!

our clothing companies don't really care as long as we're wearing their shirts onstage. and when our new drummer joined we gained endorsements by shine and peavy, so that's pretty cool too!

Oh, cool. I thought you personally had some drum endorsements.
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Post Sat Aug 23, 2008 3:22 pm

Mustang?

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Post Sat Aug 23, 2008 3:36 pm

tapeworm97 wrote:im backwards i was bass and went to drums.

You are rightwards. :D
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Post Sat Aug 23, 2008 3:48 pm

eml wrote:
tapeworm97 wrote:im backwards i was bass and went to drums.

You are rightwards. :D


lol :lol:
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Post Sat Aug 23, 2008 5:29 pm

glad to hear youre enjoying it
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Post Sat Aug 23, 2008 6:01 pm

eml wrote:
tapeworm97 wrote:im backwards i was bass and went to drums.

You are rightwards. :D

Good one EML! :lol:
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Post Sun Aug 24, 2008 3:52 am

Thats sweet Dylan. Have you got any videos on your band myspace from tour?
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Post Sun Aug 24, 2008 4:10 am

Good one Dylan, I remember the post about switching! Glad it all worked ok. :)
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Post Sun Aug 24, 2008 4:37 pm

Glad you're enjoying it! And them's some nice axes you've got there.

But quick bass guitar tip: try not to let your thumb rest on the top of the neck, and especially don't hang it over the top. I used to play like that but a big pro bassist gave me a heads up on it the other day. You should keep your thumb on the back of the neck instead, somewhere around the middle. Not only does it make it easier to move round the fretboard faster, it also helps to prevent tendonitis later on down the road. Plus if your thumb's hanging over there's a chance of it interfering with that top string.

Just a suggestion, but otherwise awesome!
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Post Sun Aug 24, 2008 9:56 pm

yeah i'm definitely still learning in the technique department, thanks for the tips! here's some pictures from tonight.

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oh and vanden, we'll have video blogs up every week or so with footage from tour. =]
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