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Court of Opinion: What are you working on this week/month?

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Finding a way to play more and work less!
—Sean Fairchild

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Minor triads, both linear and chords. Moving up the scale looking for sweet sounds.
—Ron Lockwood

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Writing a new tune and practicing Lydian and Lydian augmented scales.
—Dave Pelfrey

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“Schism” by Tool.
—Ralf Weber

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Bebop phrasing.
—Rene De Urriola

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Working on my sound, trying to retain the quality while moving it from the stage to the church!
—Terry O’Boyle

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Working at fi nding more time to play! I just moved all of my music gear from one room to another, and each instrument was begging me to play it before moving it. Need more time!
—Dan Lohrfink

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Learning the Bach cello solos on my Stagg. Sounds so much like my big old bass it’s crazy!
—Lynn Dilliplane-montes

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Transcriptions.
—Andy Brown

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Testing some crazy sounds and weird effects!
—Matias A. Canteros

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“Slither” by Velvet Revolver, Maroon 5’s “Harder to Breathe,” then the Calling’s “Wherever You Will Go,} before the next gig.
—Brett Swinyard

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Swapping between basses with different scale-lengths (34”, 35”, and 42”) and 4- or 5-strings seamlessly.
—Dan Reeves

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Court of Opinion: December 2012

Fender recently posted their list of “Five Famous Fender Basses,” which included James Jamerson’s “Funk Machine,” Jaco Pastorius’ “Bass of Doom,” John Entwistle’s “Frankenstein,” Paul Simonon’s London Calling Precision Bass, and Steve Harris’s West Ham United F.C. Precision Bass. What’s on your list?