Josh Simpson
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Electric Bass suggestions. ..

Started this discussion. Last reply by Allan Midgley Apr 11, 2015. 20 Replies

I have degrees in piano and voice, so that is my strength, but I've been leading worship from guitar for the lady year or so at church. Due to getting some more musicians and the group getting…Continue

Need song based on John 8:12

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bill Ward Jun 19, 2013. 2 Replies

I'm going to be leading music for a children's camp soon, and the pastor wants an easily learn-able, "take home with them" song based on John 8:12.  Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, "I am the…Continue

Need chords for "Parenthood" by Raymond Gregory

Started May 20, 2013 0 Replies

My wife heard this on the radio, and I youtubed it.  I'd like to maybe put my own spin on this on Father's day along with some pictures on the screen of dad's and kids from church.  I haven't been…Continue

Need hymn books with intermediate arrangements

Started May 22, 2012 0 Replies

I have a church pianist who is getting more confident each week, and is looking for hymn arrangements that aren't super easy, but not advanced either. These are for solos of course... not for…Continue

 

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Allan Midgley replied to Josh Simpson's discussion 'Electric Bass suggestions. ..'
"Josh, I play bass, mandolin and keyboard at church, I just would like to know do you play keyboard or piano? If you play Keyboard you already have a bass on board and you can play bass on with that, lots of fun too. If not a bass is a great…"
Apr 11, 2015
Toni replied to Josh Simpson's discussion 'Electric Bass suggestions. ..'
"Bass strings generally last years unless you need a bright tone, and even then they will clean up. Medium gauge will give a bit more tension, which can reduce flubbiness in the bottom E, and flats can also give an interesting (dark) tonal variation…"
Mar 16, 2015
Josh Simpson replied to Josh Simpson's discussion 'Electric Bass suggestions. ..'
"I don't think I'm getting too lost in the effects.  I've found a couple basic sounds that sound good, and I'm sure sound better than if I was going direct.  I bought one of those Hal Leonard books 1,2,3 method and am…"
Mar 16, 2015
Wulf Forrester-Barker replied to Josh Simpson's discussion 'Electric Bass suggestions. ..'
"Don't spend too much time getting lost in the effects. The B3 also has a handy tuner to give you a headstart on sounding musical: the mute option is invaluable for checking tuning part way through a set without being obtrusive. The looper is a…"
Feb 25, 2015
Josh Simpson replied to Josh Simpson's discussion 'Electric Bass suggestions. ..'
"Thanks.  I just got the B3 today.  I think I will have fun with it...after I learn the bass a little bit."
Feb 24, 2015
Toni replied to Josh Simpson's discussion 'Electric Bass suggestions. ..'
"A resource you might find useful: B3 patches to try. http://basschat.co.uk/topic/231507-zoom-b3-share-your-patches/"
Feb 24, 2015
Toni replied to Josh Simpson's discussion 'Electric Bass suggestions. ..'
"Hope it's good for you, and you find the B3 useful too. I have a B2.1U, and it's a great tool for toneshaping to make up for deficiencies in a bass or amp, or even to record through."
Feb 20, 2015
Josh Simpson replied to Josh Simpson's discussion 'Electric Bass suggestions. ..'
"I ended up getting the Ibanez and ordered a Zoom B3 from amazon, so I should be have a good start.  Thanks for the help."
Feb 20, 2015
Al Hilgendorf replied to Josh Simpson's discussion 'Electric Bass suggestions. ..'
"I bought a Zoom MS-60B MultiStomp that I use for recording that I really like. A must if you're going direct. al www.everydaypraise.com"
Feb 19, 2015
Josh Simpson replied to Josh Simpson's discussion 'Electric Bass suggestions. ..'
"That bass in the link is the same color I'm looking at.  I don't love the color, but I'll take a guitar that sounds and plays well over just the color."
Feb 18, 2015
Toni replied to Josh Simpson's discussion 'Electric Bass suggestions. ..'
"There's some info here: http://www.talkbass.com/threads/fs-ibanez-tr600-expressionist-ii-250-shipped.296176/ Demo here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KjWIUNBlWE That sold for $250 in 2006. They were apparently MIJ in '97, and will…"
Feb 18, 2015
Josh Simpson replied to Josh Simpson's discussion 'Electric Bass suggestions. ..'
"I took a trip through the snow last night to Palen Music.  They didn't have a lot, but they offered good service, information, and their prices matched amazon or musicians friend.  They also price match.  Of what I saw there they…"
Feb 18, 2015
Wulf Forrester-Barker replied to Josh Simpson's discussion 'Electric Bass suggestions. ..'
"Second-hand will definitely make your money go further - I think Toni is right that you will benefit from some kind of preamp. I'm currently using a Zoom B3, which I'm very happy with. You should be able to get something like that and a…"
Nov 21, 2014
David D Waggoner replied to Josh Simpson's discussion 'Electric Bass suggestions. ..'
"You will want to get (eventually) an amp.  That will require you to sit for some time in a music store trying out various amp/speaker combinations.   As Toni said, they shape the sound a LOT.  the rig we have at our congregation…"
Nov 21, 2014
David D Waggoner replied to Josh Simpson's discussion 'Electric Bass suggestions. ..'
"I agree."
Nov 21, 2014
Diana Jurss replied to Josh Simpson's discussion 'Electric Bass suggestions. ..'
"You might think you can find a bargain online but I definitely recommend you make your purchase from a real store in your area.  You may have to pay a bit more but it is worth it.  Also, don't rule out buying a good used…"
Nov 20, 2014

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Home Church:
Northside Baptist Church, Neosho, MO
Musical Gift(s):
Piano, Guitar, voice, violin, whatever you throw at me I'll try.
About Me:
Degrees in piano and voice, went to Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, I give private lessons on piano, voice, guitar and violin.
Favorite Music:
Whatever I'm enjoying at the time.

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At 7:41pm on April 27, 2010, Worship The Rock said…
Welcome to Worship The Rock Josh!
 
 
 

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