Posts tagged ‘retune’

November 19, 2011

drop the D

fun with bass!

ya, we’ve never quite enjoyed dropping the D on our bass.  there are many reasons for this:

-retuning and having to make sure the bass stays retuned.

-bringing another bass to jams and shows so we don’t have to do the first point as much.  making sure that bass is tuned right.

-the sound isn’t all that great to our ears.  meaning, we understand why Drop D is popular and why some love it and how it sounds.  but the sound it produces to our ears just isn’t pleasant to us.  the drop sounds blurrs the line between the notes in our ears and it just either becomes a muddy mess in our head or just sounds completely off.  we often waver between having to play so precisely it produces a world of headaches or we just start throwing enough notes at the wall hoping something sticks.

-generally speaking, drop d songs are not our cup of tea.  very, very few have a place on our playlists. so if we are playing a drop song, it usually means having to learn a song we don’t know at all.

having said all this, our next night(this coming friday!) with Mollys Chamber includes at least 4 drop D songs.  ah well, our string of avoiding playing Drop songs is about to come to an end.  we’ll put our best foot fwd with the spirit of taking one for the team and hope someday some1 does the opposite for us.