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thumbstruck
Ahonui

USA
2085 Posts

Posted - 09/24/2007 :  03:35:35 AM  Show Profile
Maggie, 'as why Slipry1 get one van. For Kalama Days, there were 4 of us and instruments and more room. It was a rolling party with music and joking and talking story.
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slipry1
Ha`aha`a

USA
1501 Posts

Posted - 09/25/2007 :  08:52:21 AM  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by thumbstruck

Maggie, 'as why Slipry1 get one van. For Kalama Days, there were 4 of us and instruments and more room. It was a rolling party with music and joking and talking story.


I got the van for 2 reasons: 1) I played pedal steel and keyboards in a ****ry band at the time, and 2) I'm nutso about skiing (both downhill and x country). It was a relief to switch to the lap steel and play Hawaiian - my old ShoBud weighs 85 lbs in the case, and my Peavy Vegas 400 weighs 35 lb. Kept me in shape, though. Also, Maggie, I'm trying to figure out when I can come to Eugene between now and Thanksgiving (in LA for that). I'll be in touch with Chico on that.

keaka
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MahinaM
Lokahi

USA
389 Posts

Posted - 09/25/2007 :  6:47:42 PM  Show Profile  Visit MahinaM's Homepage
Eh you guys...you get one "Magic Bus" fulla joka's! I wish I could've been in the back seat of THAT van!

Say Jack, when you know when you're coming down, let me know and we'll definitely jam again, ok? Last time was so much fun! Chico was in rare form that night. Would love to do it again. If any of the guys want to come on down too, please do. You have a place to stay, ALWAYS! - M
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hwnmusiclives
`Olu`olu

USA
580 Posts

Posted - 11/12/2007 :  04:17:36 AM  Show Profile  Visit hwnmusiclives's Homepage
quote:
Originally posted by Konabob

I am really grateful to have such an ambassador of slack key bass there on the east coast. Thanks for posting!
Aloha,
-Konabob

And we had an opportunity to hear your east coast slack key bass disciple at a pa`ina this past weekend. The bass sounded real good, and so did the player, Tommy Cheng.

You go, Tommy!


Join me for the history of Hawaiian music and its musicians at Ho`olohe Hou at www.hoolohehou.org.
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Konabob
`Olu`olu

USA
928 Posts

Posted - 11/12/2007 :  06:18:46 AM  Show Profile  Visit Konabob's Homepage  Send Konabob an AOL message
Mahalo for posting about Tommy! I am so glad to hear that he is playing 'out'. Every once in a while I do a search for "Walkingbass" on You Tube just to see what comes back. One of these days I expect to see Tommy grinning at me.

Konabob's Walkingbass - http://www.konawalkingbass.com
Taropatch Steel - http://www.konaweb.com/konabob/
YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/results?search_type=&search_query=Konabob2+Walkingbass
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Konabob
`Olu`olu

USA
928 Posts

Posted - 11/15/2007 :  12:33:46 PM  Show Profile  Visit Konabob's Homepage  Send Konabob an AOL message
I just added an 8 page pdf file "Beginners Guide to the Walkingbass". To my web site. I also stuck a link on the first post in this thread.

Konabob's Walkingbass - http://www.konawalkingbass.com
Taropatch Steel - http://www.konaweb.com/konabob/
YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/results?search_type=&search_query=Konabob2+Walkingbass
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Konabob
`Olu`olu

USA
928 Posts

Posted - 12/22/2007 :  06:42:52 AM  Show Profile  Visit Konabob's Homepage  Send Konabob an AOL message
I have a question for you Walkingbass players. What kind of amplifier are you using, and are you happy with it?

I sold a bass to a friend last week, and I decided to take her to the local guitar store to try out different amplifiers. We tried several bass amplifiers in the $200 to $300 range. They were all nice amplifiers, but none of them could filter out the "finger noise". The amplifier that had the warmest, richest tone turned out to be this tiny little 10 watt guitar amplifier! http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-IBZ10-Tone-Blaster-Amp?sku=480126
We had to turn the treble, midrange, and reverb off. It also distorted when we turned the volume all the way up, but what came through at half volume was quite pleasant, and loud enough for playing with a small group of musicians. She loved the price.

My favorite amp is still my Yamaha YST-SW60 subwoofer. Most professional musicians I work with think it sounds better than most $600 bass amplifiers. I see them on Craigslist and Ebay from time to time. Usually in the $60 range.

If any of you have suggestions about types of amplifiers that work or do not work well with your Walkingbass, please let me know.
Aloha,
-Konabob


Konabob's Walkingbass - http://www.konawalkingbass.com
Taropatch Steel - http://www.konaweb.com/konabob/
YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/results?search_type=&search_query=Konabob2+Walkingbass

Edited by - Konabob on 12/22/2007 06:48:29 AM
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Mark
Ha`aha`a

USA
1628 Posts

Posted - 12/22/2007 :  09:52:02 AM  Show Profile  Visit Mark's Homepage
I've heard Bob play with the little Yamaha sub and it is indeed a very fine sounding rig.

Although I don't play a walking stick, bass was my first instrument, and I still play every chance I get. In fact, I just started restoring my old Framus Star Bass from 1967.

Nowadays I use the same amp I use for guitar; the Carvin AG100D acoustic guitar amp. Aside from its use as for acoustic guitar and vox, it happens to be killer bass amp for medium sized halls and outdoor gigs. It's got a 12" speaker w/ a tweeter (the tweeter has a separate volume control), three channels, one of which is voiced for bass, and enough tone shaping and volume to get the job done. Plus it's very lightweight & fits in the back of my Mini.

The sound is similar to some larger GK rigs I've played through: tight and punchy, with plenty of bottom.

Admittedly more expensive than the ones Bob mentioned, but it's also worthy of professional use onstage or in a club.

Another one to look for on eBay is the old GK (Gallien Krueger) MBS 112 micro bass rigs. Hard to find, but they are exceptional amps. The new ones are great, too.

I lament selling my old 12 inch Polytone-- now that was a cool little bass amp....

Thump a thumpa...


Edited by - Mark on 12/22/2007 09:55:02 AM
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ArtSap
Lokahi

USA
267 Posts

Posted - 12/22/2007 :  2:24:20 PM  Show Profile  Visit ArtSap's Homepage  Send ArtSap a Yahoo! Message
Although I don't play a WalkingBass, I'd like to suggest the SWR Workingman's 10 bass amp. It has a 10" speaker with a tweeter (on & off switchable), 80 watts of power and is nice and compact. I use it primarily for kanikapila or small gigs and it's able to handle a 5-string bass without any problems. I've had it about 4 years now and I paid about $250.00 for it, although they have the latest generation out now so I'm not sure how much they cost these days.

Art
SF Bay Area, CA / Mililani, HI
"The real music comes from within you - not from the instrument"
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Konabob
`Olu`olu

USA
928 Posts

Posted - 02/18/2008 :  7:29:40 PM  Show Profile  Visit Konabob's Homepage  Send Konabob an AOL message
Hi Art,
I looked around the net for this amp, and it appears to be discontinued... Too Bad! A switchable tweeter would be a nice feature with this particular bass.
I just finished 12 new Walkingbasses this morning, and posted photos on my web site.
Aloha,
-Konabob

Konabob's Walkingbass - http://www.konawalkingbass.com
Taropatch Steel - http://www.konaweb.com/konabob/
YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/results?search_type=&search_query=Konabob2+Walkingbass
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ArtSap
Lokahi

USA
267 Posts

Posted - 02/19/2008 :  08:10:42 AM  Show Profile  Visit ArtSap's Homepage  Send ArtSap a Yahoo! Message
Howzit Bob! I did some checking and found that the newest version is now called the "WorkingPro 10". Power has been upgraded to 100 watts and the cabinet modified for tilt-back capabilities, if desired. Specs can be found here: http://www.swrsound.com/support/manuals/pdfs/WorkingPro_10.pdf

Art
SF Bay Area, CA / Mililani, HI
"The real music comes from within you - not from the instrument"
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Keoki Kahumoku
Akahai

USA
93 Posts

Posted - 02/26/2008 :  6:12:24 PM  Show Profile  Visit Keoki Kahumoku's Homepage
Kona Bob!!! the Kids & Adults in Ka Ľu are lovin the "Slack-bass" stick. Mahalo for this wonderful tool for music! Keoki
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