Saturday, September 25, 2010

New Bass

I was so thrilled with my strat, that I went ahead and got a jazz bass from the same company (www.rondomusic.com). While it desperately needs to be setup, I am loving it right out of the box. I plugged her into my rig for the first time today and decided to record an idea. That idea turned into a little snippet of a song that I may or may not ever finish. I'm just being honest. I didn't spend too much time on it and all the bass stuff is just improv, so don't judge it too harshly. Ok? Sheesh. You guys are kinda brutal.

The bass sports a natural finish ash body (that looks great), maple neck, and rosewood fingerboard.  The neck is the perfect shape for my hands.  Not at all like the huge chunk of wood that I called a neck on my previous bass.  For the recording below, I'm using both pickups (neck all the way up and bridge at about halfway) with the tone turned all the way down.  I wanted to see how warm I could get the tone and she didn't disappoint.  I ran it straight into my TubePre and then directly into my 003.  After I tracked, I compressed it a little and ran it through some amp modeling software.  Thats it.  Take a listen.




As always, I'd love to hear what you think. I know that there isn't much of a vocal idea there, but you'll have to just use your imagination. Imagine me writing something cool. It couldn't hurt. Right?

Peace,
Peter Jones

3 comments:

Kara aka Mother Henna said...

LOVE IT! :)

Christine said...

love it so much.. wow.

Anonymous said...

Please finish and release this song! I love it