Well, I think this might become a regular feature as I progress towards bass playing perfection, haha.
As I mentioned in an earlier post I got a great deal on a Yamaha TRBX504 and slowly pieced together the remaining essentials - Headphones (to keep the wife happy - and me above ground awhile longer), Rumble 40 amp, Zoom B1X Four pedal, bag and strap. I had a tune-up, and the dealer put on new strings (don’t remember the brand), and I finally worked out a schedule for my volunteering and home business that would include daily Bassbuzz sessions.
I had reviewed the lessons several times over the past few months, and now that all was in place, I was pumped to get going. Even my wife was finally supportive and not throwing comments about "when the band was going to be formed, haha).
Module 1 - Lesson 2…The E string was smoking! I’m plucking along, feeling good and looking forward to what was to come over the next several months and beyond.
Module 1 - Lesson 3 …Alternating Plucking …You could hear the air escape out of all of the tires, haha. My A string definitely didn’t match anything that Josh was playing in the video. Arghhh!
Questions rang through my aching head - Were there problems with the setup that was done? Is the bass really tuned properly? Are the strings the problem? Do I need to figure out how to adjust the amp and/or the knobs on the bass? Did my wife sabotage something when I wasn’t looking?
In any event, I packed up my gear, secured them in the storage room away from my dogs, mopped up the tears that were pouring down my face and slowly walked upstairs to watch tv.strong text