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Posted 06 April 2017 - 11:51 AM

Welcome to the Basschat Noodle Bar™!

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This is a place for sharing your favourite bass playing noodles: those brief moments of brilliance that may otherwise “be lost in time, like tears in rain”...

The rules of the Noodle Bar are simple:
  • Keep it short: ideally no more than a minute or two. Less is more.
  • Keep it simple: bass-only tracks are preferred, but accompanying drums and basic instrumentation are also fine and dandy.
  • Do as thou wilt! Play whatever the heck you like: an original riff or lick; something from your band’s own repertoire; or a well-known piece you’re currently practicing.

Upload your recording to SoundCloud, YouTube or another music-sharing platform of your choice. Once you’re finished, post the link to your recording in this thread. Job done!

Comments are encouraged and critical feedback is very welcome regarding technique, tone, etc… but please keep it friendly and constructive, mindful of the Basschat Terms & Conditions and Forum Guidelines.

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Edited by Skol303, 07 April 2017 - 07:30 AM.


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Posted 06 April 2017 - 05:58 PM

Here we go, to get us all started (or kill it off, stone dead..! :lol: ) . This is my contribution, using our Cort 5-string bass. One take, no treatment whatsoever; active mode, almost wide open, played to a 'click' at 60 bpm. I'd forgotten just how bloomin' heavy that 'boat anchor' is..!
Thanks for listening, if you have; if you're about to, enjoy. :-)

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Posted 07 April 2017 - 06:25 AM

I shall be along interfrastically :) ...

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Posted 08 April 2017 - 10:32 AM

Here is mine its a little bit of a groove from a work in progress
played on my Eastcoast [stagg] e.u.b through an Eden 180
sorry for the phone vid size its my first youtube upload ,and i have no idea what i'm doing !
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Posted 08 April 2017 - 11:43 AM

Posted Image Good stuff, lad.

Yes, that's what I do, too; cut it off when it starts to get out of control..! ;)
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Posted 08 April 2017 - 11:52 AM

Ha 😃 indeed...funny thing is I like the out of control bits but free jazz doesn't seem to be anyone else's cup of tea !

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Posted 08 April 2017 - 03:35 PM

View Posttimhiggins, on 08 April 2017 - 11:52 AM, said:

Ha �� indeed...funny thing is I like the out of control bits but free jazz doesn't seem to be anyone else's cup of tea !

Whatever you do, don't get talking to Lenny; it'll start him off again, and it's taken years to get him to where he is now. Most of all, no mention of trombones, please, for all our sakes. :mellow:
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Posted 08 April 2017 - 04:36 PM

Mum's the word Dad :ph34r:

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Posted 08 April 2017 - 07:09 PM

View Posttimhiggins, on 08 April 2017 - 04:36 PM, said:

Mum's the word Dad :ph34r:

Right on, bro. :secret:
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Posted 09 April 2017 - 06:48 AM

The noodle bar lives! Pass me some chopsticks...
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Posted 09 April 2017 - 06:51 AM

View PostDad3353, on 06 April 2017 - 05:58 PM, said:


A touch of the Hendrix about this dad... if you played that an octave up on an overdriven strat, you'd have women with flowers in their hair throwing various bit of clothing at you...

Edited by CamdenRob, 09 April 2017 - 06:54 AM.

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Posted 09 April 2017 - 06:53 AM

View Posttimhiggins, on 08 April 2017 - 10:32 AM, said:

Here is mine its a little bit of a groove from a work in progress...

Great stuff... gotta love the groove you've got going on there and the accompanying dance... a few bass faces would have taken it too the next level aesthetically... nothing wrong with your playing though, enjoyed that very much :)
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Posted 09 April 2017 - 08:03 AM

View PostCamdenRob, on 09 April 2017 - 06:51 AM, said:

A touch of the Hendrix about this dad... if you played that an octave up on an overdriven strat, you'd have women with flowers in their hair throwing various bit of clothing at you...

Bin there, done that, got the tee-shirt (and more...). :mellow:

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If only..! :lol: Seriously; have you seen my avatar..? Fat chance..! :rolleyes:
(...and it's inspired by Jack Casady's 'Rock Me Baby' on 'Bless Its Pointed Little Head', a splendid Jefferson Airplane 'live' album...)



Great stuff; lessons for all of us in there..! B)

Edited by Dad3353, 09 April 2017 - 08:13 AM.

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Posted 09 April 2017 - 10:17 AM

View PostCamdenRob, on 09 April 2017 - 06:53 AM, said:

Great stuff... gotta love the groove you've got going on there and the accompanying dance... a few bass faces would have taken it too the next level aesthetically... nothing wrong with your playing though, enjoyed that very much :)
Thanks Rob and there was definitely some gurning going on later :)

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Posted 09 April 2017 - 12:35 PM

Here's mine, still enjoying the bass wah on the new Zoom R24...

https://soundcloud.c...ril-noodle-2017
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Posted 09 April 2017 - 01:50 PM

With today being a nice summers day and finding myself a couple of beers to the good, I've written a little tune to celebrate the reopening of the noodle bar :)



In keeping with the spirit of things I didn't bother ironing out the mistakes... which with hindsight perhaps I should have done :unsure:

As a side note... I appear to have got considerably fatter since my last youtube dalliance... :blink:

Anyway I hope the noodle bar flourishes under its new guise :) I think it's a great forum for airing whatever you feel like. Lets see / hear what you're all working on at the moment :)

Edited by CamdenRob, 09 April 2017 - 01:52 PM.

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Posted 09 April 2017 - 02:31 PM

View PostMoonBassAlpha, on 09 April 2017 - 12:35 PM, said:

Here's mine, still enjoying the bass wah on the new Zoom R24...

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...critical feedback is very welcome regarding technique, tone, etc… but please keep it friendly and constructive...

Was it wise for your drummer to give up the lessons, I wonder..? :lol: :P

EDIT: Hilarious..! I've just realised that I had your Noodle and that of CamdenBob playing at the same time, by accident, hence my comment above..! Try it, you'll see my (now moot...) point. Apologies; your Noodle is fine. 'Twas 'interesting', though, with the two together..! :lol: :lol: :lol: Bring on the funk..!

Edited by Dad3353, 09 April 2017 - 02:42 PM.

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Posted 09 April 2017 - 02:40 PM

View PostCamdenRob, on 09 April 2017 - 01:50 PM, said:

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In keeping with the spirit of things I didn't bother ironing out the mistakes...

There are no mistakes in Noodles..! Fine stuff, and a very pleasant tune. A suitably sunny tone; it will be useful to play it again next winter, as a reminder of this early spring warmth.
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Posted 09 April 2017 - 07:42 PM

I hear "Hey there Georgie girl" in the first line of CamdenRob's ditty. Makes me think of summer, so, job done!
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Posted 09 April 2017 - 08:22 PM

View PostMoonBassAlpha, on 09 April 2017 - 07:42 PM, said:

I hear "Hey there Georgie girl" in the first line of CamdenRob's ditty.

Ha yes I said that to Mrs C before I uploaded it... must have heard it in a shop or something this morning.
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Posted 09 April 2017 - 09:25 PM

Great stuff with the funk and the summerryness chaps...and,i must learn to do proper vids like that in future :)

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Posted 12 April 2017 - 02:44 PM

View PostDad3353, on 06 April 2017 - 05:58 PM, said:

Here we go, to get us all started (or kill it off, stone dead..! :lol: ) . This is my contribution, using our Cort 5-string bass. One take, no treatment whatsoever; active mode, almost wide open, played to a 'click' at 60 bpm. I'd forgotten just how bloomin' heavy that 'boat anchor' is..!
Thanks for listening, if you have; if you're about to, enjoy. :-)

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Come along now, all of you; don't let a drummer be the only one here..! :rolleyes:

View Posttimhiggins, on 08 April 2017 - 10:32 AM, said:

Here is mine its a little bit of a groove from a work in progress
played on my Eastcoast [stagg] e.u.b through an Eden 180
sorry for the phone vid size its my first youtube upload ,and i have no idea what i'm doing !
Enjoy :)



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Posted 12 April 2017 - 02:45 PM

View PostMoonBassAlpha, on 09 April 2017 - 12:35 PM, said:

Here's mine, still enjoying the bass wah on the new Zoom R24...

https://soundcloud.c...ril-noodle-2017

Kinda would be cool if that was like my theme tune when I walked down the street lol.
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Posted 12 April 2017 - 02:47 PM

View PostCamdenRob, on 09 April 2017 - 01:50 PM, said:

With today being a nice summers day and finding myself a couple of beers to the good, I've written a little tune to celebrate the reopening of the noodle bar :)



In keeping with the spirit of things I didn't bother ironing out the mistakes... which with hindsight perhaps I should have done :unsure:

As a side note... I appear to have got considerably fatter since my last youtube dalliance... :blink:

Anyway I hope the noodle bar flourishes under its new guise :) I think it's a great forum for airing whatever you feel like. Lets see / hear what you're all working on at the moment :)

Very nice I didn't hear any mistakes. A good honest recording.
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Posted 12 April 2017 - 02:53 PM

Ok well here is my rather simple noodle. Recorded very quickly and not played the best I could.
This is actually A longer version of a noodle I put up last year. Actually I made this up a few years ago for a girl I was seeing at the time.


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Posted 12 April 2017 - 05:31 PM

View PostTwincam, on 12 April 2017 - 02:53 PM, said:

Ok well here is my rather simple noodle. Recorded very quickly and not played the best I could.
This is actually A longer version of a noodle I put up last year. Actually I made this up a few years ago for a girl I was seeing at the time.



About time... The new incarnation of the noodle bar didn't feel quite right without a contribution from you... :)

A nice little tune about a girl... a lament perhaps?

As a passing point (and I'm no teacher so feel free to ignore me) have you tried anchoring your thumb on the pickup when playing the lower strings? Might enable you to get your fingers a bit straighter and play more freely :)

Edited by CamdenRob, 12 April 2017 - 05:32 PM.

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Posted 12 April 2017 - 06:49 PM

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About time... The new incarnation of the noodle bar didn't feel quite right without a contribution from you... :)

A nice little tune about a girl... a lament perhaps?

As a passing point (and I'm no teacher so feel free to ignore me) have you tried anchoring your thumb on the pickup when playing the lower strings? Might enable you to get your fingers a bit straighter and play more freely :)

Its certainly a lament now! Haha. But at the time when I first played that for her, it certainly got me into her good books. I sent her a link to the vid but alas no reply.

As for the pickup thing, I always use my thumb on the above string I'm playing to keep it mute. In combo with my palm etc. Other techniques I really struggle to keep other strings mute.
So the only time I anchor my thumb is when only playing the E.
It does slow me down a touch I feel, as its a little cramped. So its something I could maybe work on.

And it feels good to be back at the noodle bar.

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Posted 12 April 2017 - 07:46 PM

View PostTwincam, on 12 April 2017 - 06:49 PM, said:

And it feels good to be back at the noodle bar.

I'm glad it's survived... I'll keep trying to put something new up every month or so I think, that seems about the right frequency.

Looking forward to seeing what others are working on :)

Because the noodles are so short it's super easy to listen and comment and I think that's a winning formula :)
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Posted 14 April 2017 - 08:52 AM

Is there going to be a new noodle thread each month?
It might be useful to remind us to do new ones regularly. I find months go by with nothing done unless I get the occasional prod...
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Posted 14 April 2017 - 02:23 PM

View PostMoonBassAlpha, on 14 April 2017 - 08:52 AM, said:

Is there going to be a new noodle thread each month?
It might be useful to remind us to do new ones regularly. I find months go by with nothing done unless I get the occasional prod...

I guess it'll just be this thread... I reckon one or two a month is about the right frequency. A barrage of daily submissions from the same person could grow tedious... especially if it was me 😐
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