Posts Tagged ‘Bass guitar’

Have you ever asked yourself what purpose that old 80’s computer your dad put away in the garage at some point could serve nowadays?

This lady got an old Commodore 64 and actually used it to build a BASS GUITAR! That’s correct.

How badly do you want it? I want one of those BAD!

Check it out:

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One of the first New Orleans musicians to use an electric bass is a war vet who was born May 17, 1925.

On Veterans Day, we would like to talk a bit about Peter “Chuck” Badie, a versatile jazz musician who made a name for himself playing with Roy Brow’s band, Lionel Hampton’s band and Sam Cooke. Badie was in the Navy from 1942 to 1945. When Lionel Hampton was looking for a bass player to go on tour with him, he asked Badie whether he could travel, to which Badie responded “well, could fish swim?”

War is not a pretty thing and I would be more than happy to learn that all of the young men and women who serve this country abroad are brought back home safe but we must honor those who have served and continue to serve in spite of our personal views on war.

Here’s a video of Badie’s old band playing live, the Lionel Hampton crew.

We never miss an opportunity to pay homage to the one and only Jaco Pastorius.

When most of the most easily recognizable musicians are often the guitar player or the vocalists, few bass players get the place in the sun some of them righteously deserve. Jaco is one of the few who got to become a well-respected musician on his own.

Pastorius suffered from bipolar disorder through his life and might have had a different end to his story if more attentive of his illness but when it comes to talent, dedication and passion for his instrument, however, there are few who can compare.

If you have an hour and a half to spare and you are passionate about BASS playing, check out this video of Jaco teaching lessons on modern electric basses and experience what one commenter described as a “bass humiliation”!

Enjoy!