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BassCamp 2016

Discussion in 'News & Events' started by Henrythe8, Nov 19, 2015.

  1. Curtis

    Curtis Editor De Bassist magazine (NL)

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    Those basses are very old. I don't know what pickups it are but I will check! The Warwick showroom has two parts. One with new Warwicks and a part with old ones. Nobby's, an Explorer kinda guitar, doublenecks, an Entwistle 8-string and many more.
     
  2. Curtis

    Curtis Editor De Bassist magazine (NL)

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    Tuesday! What can I tell which is different than the previous posts? It was great again. The weather is beautiful, I see only smiling faces and the classes are good, there's great food and I enjoyed the jams again. I think it's unique to see a jam with the very famous drummer Dennis Chambers, Yolanda Charles (Hans Zimmer, Robbie Williams, The Modfather) and Phil X of Bon Jovi. Will this ever happen again? I don't think so... ...only at the Warwick Bass Camp. Or almost the same band but with Angeline Saris, who was killer on stage. We were all quite surprised Joe Hubbard was a bodyguard once, when he took a break of playing bass, and he's practicing six kinds of martial arts. We watched some of his self defence instruction videos. Not bass related but great and funny!
    Tetsuo told us more about slapping, Joe Hubbard about rhythms, Neil Murray was once named as melodic as McCartney and now we know he is! Marius Goldhammer told some easy ways to improvise bass lines or make some on the spot. Really nice and enjoyable.
    Now I need some coffee and get ready for the second day.

    BTW: I saw the pics, they are all grey and the same now and I will try to fix it!
     
  3. Doman

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    I'll be there from Thursday evening, hope to find You. :)
     
  4. Curtis

    Curtis Editor De Bassist magazine (NL)

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    Wednesday. Let's go from the end to the beginning. The VIPs are coming in now. Last night we had a nice little meeting with Scott Reeder, Rex Brown, and some more people. The evening was all about the so called Jam Classes. Joe Hubbard (his class was called the Hubbtones), Yolanda Charles, Marius Goldhammer en Stu Ham all got 20 students on stage playing together. All were great and very different. Yolanda had more like a orchestral piece, Stu's class did a Stones song with a little solo for almost everybody, Marius' class had a lot of singers and Joe's class we even saw two people on one bass, one for the left hand part and one for the right. Great fun! The sunny day was all about great classes again, from the likes of Steve Bailey (efficiency of left and right hand), Felix Pastorius and we were all very impressed by the great career of Günther Gebauer. That man played on quite some recordings! We all had a blast.

    For now: Coffee and more bass! See you guys tomorrow again. There are some problems with insterting pics, so please visit facebook or the website:)
     
  5. Florin

    Florin Warwick Forum Administrator Staff Member

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    There are not problems inserting pics, Curtis :)
    You can upload them, or use the "picture" thingie in the menu and add the image's URL (the one that ends in .JPG) Everything works perfect! As You can see, I edited your original post and added a picture.
    We are not exactly the Facebook type here :)
     
  6. Hoggles

    Hoggles Supporting Member Good Vibe Sponsor

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    These may have been posted elsewhere, but there are montage videos for '16 bass camp being posted each day.

    Here's yesterday where Henry is front and center, like a good student! :D

     
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  7. Henrythe8

    Henrythe8 Dolphin Hoarder

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    Oh, man.
    Too many things to say and share, that's for sure.
    It was an AMAZING week. And, please, make sure you realize how important words are. We often use "wow, amazing", to show how we like things. This is not about "liking". This is abuot being AMAZED. Really.

    Like Chris said. Where else in the World ?
    The vibe is strong at BassCamp. And this year, I resolved to live it fully, to go forward and to forget about fear and shame. And also, common limitations on beer consumption.
    You can't be there and not like it. Simply, you can't. There were over 100 people here, from 16 different countries (including Korea Japan, Australia, Israel...), with the same love of bass. The feeling is intense, and is a mix of Wohlgefühl (German word is better than Well Being), of cosmic alignment, with some pure (yes, think of it PURE) Joy. You got here, and you find you're giglling without any reason (except for the beer, but it also happen when you didn't drink any).
    New faces, known faces, friends faces are lining up. You feel home, accepted, part of the family.

    Basscamp is not only a vibe, it's also a great educational event. Two years ago, I felt the lessons were about "listening". This year, it felt more like "Practice". Every teacher comes up with his vision of a good practice session, what is effective, what is important... you pick your favorite. There is a two-year's worth of things to work on after this week. Little novelty was this year the presence of legendary Alex Skolnick to present how to work with a guitar player, and Drums Guru Of All Dennis Chambers. The educational content is rich and the teachers are all ready to answer all questions. (Although, asking Angeline Saris if she had a boyfriend was maybe a bit out of place :) ), and I got some pretty good exercises to add to my practice routine.

    But, my personal opinion is that BassCamp is more about the little things, the people you meet.
    On Sunday, someone touches my shoulder to greet me. It was Stu Hamm. Stu Hamm Recognized me.
    I also got the balls to go see PhilX of BonJovi and ask him to play with me. He did. I jammed on AC/DC with Phil X.
    I also "subbed" for Alphonso Johnson on the balance wiht Alex Skolnick. Yup. I jammed with Alex Skolnick.
    And I got up on stage and jammed with Dennis Chambers.
    And Played Hair of the Dog and Another One Bite The Dust on stage with PhilX, Alex Skolnick and Stevie Salas.
    And Stu Hamm himself hearing that I played (wrong) a tune of his coreected me, showed me the real positions... And played the song just for me, in the MUsikHalle.
    And met Rex Brown, Stuart Zender, Ryan Martinie, and many more.
    The whole french delegation (Pascal Mulot, Etienne Mbappé...) played on my Dolphins I had with me, We had a great time jamming and talking gear.

    Oh, man, all those memories...
    Pics to follow.
     
  8. schlobodan

    schlobodan Warwick Streamer Specialist Good Vibe Sponsor

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    cool!

    damn - jamming with Denis chambers that is close to the ultimate thing
     
  9. Nachobassman

    Nachobassman Bass, Tapas, and Rn´R!

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    Great review, monsier Henry.

    I jammed with Mr. Chambers back in 2013 at the Warwick Bass Day Barcelona. :cool:
     
  10. Henrythe8

    Henrythe8 Dolphin Hoarder

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    Some Pics :
    https://goo.gl/photos/qgywvenJ3kGcb8Zh9

    Dennis Chambers is not easy to approach. He looks fixed into your eyes when you play, and changes the tempo and the feel of the drums. I learned later that is what he does with bass players that hold a good groove. :)
     
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  11. Nachobassman

    Nachobassman Bass, Tapas, and Rn´R!

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    hahahaha You brought a Spector... :D
     
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  12. schlobodan

    schlobodan Warwick Streamer Specialist Good Vibe Sponsor

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    has Steve Bailey shrunk or something? :)
     
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  13. Henrythe8

    Henrythe8 Dolphin Hoarder

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    No, I got fat :)

    Well, there were 4 Spectors including mine, plus the Spector Tonepump in my Dolphin5 :)
    Curiously, my Spector got her fake inlays ruined when the guy tried to polish the neck.
    And another guy's Spector got her balance knob malfunctioning after the Setup.

    60€ for a setup with new strings at the factory, not too expensive, but if you like your action really, really low, don't bother. It's OK for a "standard" setting, but I can do better. (but maybe with twice as long of time :) )

    I wanna go baaaaaack.
     
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    Hoggles Supporting Member Good Vibe Sponsor

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    Damn Henry, great pics! Thanks for sharing those. Makes me want to be there in 2018, when it returns :)
     
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    Henrythe8 Dolphin Hoarder

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    Glad to meet you, even very briefly :).
    I felt famous :)
     
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    Great pictures Henry, brought back memories of Bass Camp 2012, a bit more organized maybe :)
    Will you be signing up for 2018?
     
  17. Henrythe8

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    Definetely, yes, I'll be there in 2018
     
  18. Florin

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    Hehe, Yeah that was so fun, LOL!!!
     
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    Well it was a blast, again.
    Nice to finally meet You, Henry.

    Really liked the "Drink with Zender till 7 a.m and wreck some shit up" part.
     
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