A great jazz practice tool is the video list by mrsunnybass on YouTube. Lots of jazz tracks with just expert bass to lock in to. He uses a variety of tempi and provides lots of chorus to comp to. Includes jazz bossa, too.
They just posted that masks will be required. Even though I’m fully vaccinated, that’s the final straw. The 8 hour drive, the lack of master classes or lessons, the fewer number of vendors, the money for hotel rooms and meals, the fact that I don’t really need anything ...it just pushed me...
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Is Illinois open?
Any changes on your plans to attend?
I’m fully vaccinated and a month out. Still trying to decide if I’ll go or not. I’ll have to make a decision soon.
Ok. Felt thickness still not satisfactory. The bottom felt is the “short one” and the top felt is what I want. I put a short bolt and nut through the original felt and tightened it down. I placed the short bolt in the chuck of my drill press and tightened it. Using a new blade in an x-acto...
Buddy did very briefly play a DW set. I have a DW Buddy Rich Commemorative set that is much more like a true Buddy kit than this snare-with-his-face.
It has original wrapping with very little wear...perhaps a bit of shelf contact wear. Clean, crisp stamp. It is still malleable with slight pressure. I might not call it noc (new old candy), but it is clearly near mint. I might have to keep this one.
I will trade it for an 20 or 22...
I have a local company that will make any size double or triple thickness cardboard boxes. They’ve done some odd sizes ( like 32” diameter timpani head protector) for me at a low cost. Look in your area for container companies...