Thankyou for this recommendation. Best wishes from the UK. Richard
Welcome @NickSki! I need to check out that NIN record, I haven’t listened to enough of them.
And welcome @oldthumper! Glad you’re digging the course and you’ve got some non-emulated gear to terrorize the neighbors with.
Hi Robert @boatracer88! As long as the horse ends up in front of the cart eventually, what’s the harm in getting the cart ready?
Welcome @Redneck! Yes, the bass goes to the eldest son, that is tradition. Those old Silvertones are cool!
Welcome @method72! Glad you’re having fun with bass, what kind did you get from Amazon?
And feel free to share a link to your games if you have any finished you’d like to share? I’m always looking for games to get sucked into and then desperately avoid being sucked into.
Welcome @Richard_UK! Glad you’re having fun with the course so far. There’ll be some good timing practice later on too.
Wow I’ve never welcomed this many people in one post before! I love watching this community grow.
Somehow no matter how many people we add, the conversations are always kind and thoughtful, no moderation required. I love it!
Hey @JoshFossgreen , thanks for the welcome.
I got the cheapest thing I could find, since I did not want to commit to much into something not knowing if I would stick with it. This $75.99 one is what I got, https://tinyurl.com/y4lnt3vm it will do the job for now and should get me thru the course just fine. I did pick up a decent little combo amp, the Rumble 40, it seems to be one of the best starter amps reviewed.
But I made a deal with myself, if I stick with it and follow thru all three months and finish the training and improve my skills and decide I want to continue this journey, then perhaps for Christmas or my Bday (in January) I may treat myself to an upgrade. I have my eye on a Yamaha TRBX504 as a suitable next step.
Well, as for my games, most of the ones I have on web portals are old flash games… but most browsers don’t even support flash any more… https://tinyurl.com/y6m56g3b this is a match-3 gem game, but not sure if you can run it in modern browsers any longer. Right now I am working on a much larger scale game in the Unity engine so if i ever complete it I will let you know.
The 504 is an excellent choice
I love my 504. Don’t really have anything to compare it with, but I love it anyway.
Hello from northern Germany,
my name is Andreas, I’m 46 and I’ve been very passionate about music all my life. In my early 20s, I played accoustic (western) guitar but unfortunately stopped when things started to get more complicated and challenging. Two years ago, I wanted to start over again but in the end I had to admit, that the guitar will probably never be my friend again.
With my all-time favorite band being NEW MODEL ARMY, I thought I’d give the bass guitar a shot and bought a Squier P bass and a Fender Rumble 25 and started plucking. In search of a good online course, I came across Josh’s program and signed up, I think that was at the end of 2018. I stopped for a couple of months and now I’m starting all over again, having an absolute last! Your lessons are awesome, Josh!
Next to NMA’s bassists (Stuart Morrow, Moose Harris, Nelson, Ceri Monger) I love the work of Simon Gallup (The Cure), Peter Hook (Joy Division) and also John Entwistle (The Who).
Bye for now and happy plucking!
PS: I also love The Velvet Underground
Welcome! And thanks for the cool list of bands and players. I’ll be checking them out for sure.
Welcome to all the new members. It’s pretty great getting to watch this community grow.
You are all in for quite a treat!
Welcome! Peter Hook is my favorite bassist and I love Gallup’s work too.
NMA is a band I can’t believe I missed back in the day. I was aware of them but never really listened to them back then. Big mistake.
I feel I should post here again;
Me: “Hi, I’m Pete, and I’ve been posting here for weeks but have only just subscribed for the course.”
You all: “Hi Pete, you’re with friends now.”
I feel so much better for admitting I had a problem and now I can only get better.
Oh I definitely second and third that opinion.
welcome to all new users ! sorry I don’t read this thread very often
Greetings from Austria. My name is Valentin and I’m 14 years old. I’ve already played accordion and french horn for years now, but I’ve really gotten stuck on bass recently. It’s just great how you can do anything from steady, underlining bass lines, which support the rest of the band perfectly, to slapping, punching and funky solos. My favouite bassists are Flea, Joe Dart and Bobby Vega. And now I’ve finally fulfilled my dream. I found this forum after searching for beginner’s tutorials for a while, and it really stands out from the rest in my opinion. I look up to make new friends and experiences here.
Hope to make an exciting journey along with you guys. ^^
Welcome to the forum @Neak. I wish I would’ve started playing bass when I was 14. You have a great future ahead of you!
Thanks. Feels great to get such warm greetings right from the start. ^^
@Neak Welcome to the BassBuzz forum. It’s one of the nicest places on the internet and Josh’s lessons are top notch. I have already learned a ton and I’m not quite half way though. Pretty cool that you already have a background in music with accordion and french horn.
If you have any questions be sure to ask. There is almost always someone around ready to help.
Ha! These instruments are legendary for how difficult they are to play. And now the bass?
I’ve heard it isn’t as hard as the french horn.
@eric.kiser Thank you for your nice introduction. I hope to learn just as well as you did.
Thank you, it will be a joy to ask any kind of question on such a nice place. ^^