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Change (contains bass geekery)

Recently I've been playing more fretted bass guitar. I still love fretless as a main instrument but fretted is so easy to learn on and can be fun to play too. I had a five string fretted, which I traded for a beautiful different one. This one looked lovely and had a neck through design which was new for me. The problem was that it looked better than it sounded and this niggle grew.
The other problem was that I had picked up a cheap six string bass and had completely fallen in love with it. I've been listening to a lot of Rich Brown and Bjorn Meyer and enjoy the way they extend the idea of what it is to be a bassist. Watching Rich Brown play at the London Bass Guitar show was, literally, a revelation. I had one of those moments where I could see many, if not all, my music ideas coming to life in one instrument. The beautiful five string sat around, unplayed.
So, last week, after the normal amount of research (lots) I made a trade or two and picked up a new, better six string ba…

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