Buddhaofbass

The Philosophical Bassist


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Tiger Taj Sonchai
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TAO Entertainment Network
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I am a Bass Kune Do practitioner and aspire to become a better bass master. I am humbled by what can be done with various bass techniques. About me...I'm Tiger Taj Sonchai and many musicians and industry professionals have dubbed me "The Buddha" or "The Buddha of Bass".

I just also happen to be a Buddhist that plays bass.

As a bassist I am in no competition with anyone to reign supreme among bass players. I am on my own path as a musician. "I am but a Mouse riding the mystical, musical wind with Dragons."

Bass Kune Do; Is a simple philosophy that comes from the martial art of Jeet Kune Do. A Bruce Lee philosophy that I have adapted to bass playing and music...

Tiger Taj Sonchai's Bass Kune Do
September 1, 2013 ·
My bass playing philosophy comes from a martial arts prospective and background.
The Three Stages of Cultivation — The first is the primitive stage. It is a stage of original ignorance in which a person knows nothing about the art of playing the musical Instrument. The new bassist may piddle, he or he may not even know how to hold the bass. They fumble ackwardly without any idea of what is right and wrong. They will hear a riff or even a simple song and try to play it. This is good. This method help train the ear. You can't play bass and be tone deaf.
The second stage — the stage of sophistication, or mechanical stage — begins when a person starts his training. He or she is taught the different ways of playing notes and patterns. They learn counter point and harmonies, timing and scales. This inspires thinking outside the box and creativity.— unquestionably, he/ she has gained the scientific knowledge of music, but unfortunately his original self and sense of freedom are lost, and his action no longer flows by itself, not yet...Performance or stage presence is paramount. You have to compliment your situation.
The third stage — the stage of non-confinement or the spontaneous stage — occurs when, after years of serious and hard practice, the student realizes that after all, music is nothing special in the scheme of gifts and talents. You have to make it special. And instead of trying to impose on their mind that it must be done to a specific letter, they adjusts themselves to the piece of music like water pressing on an earthen wall that flows through the slightest crack. There is nothing to do but to be solid and fill the pocket like water in a pool. Freedom is liberating and to be able to perform a piece of music is spiritual!

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    SWR: LA Series 8

    This is a cool little practice combo amp. It's good for simply practicing or performing with acoustic instruments.

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    Korg Pitch Black Tuner

    An ultra-lightweight, thin rack-mount tuner with the highest visibility of any“3D” tuning meter Since producing the world's first rackmounted tuner, the DT-1pro which appeared in 1987, Korg has continued to produce classic models that define the era, including the DTR-1/DTR-2 in 1994 and the DTR-1000/DTR-2000 in 2002. Now in 2013, Korg unveils its latest rackmount model. The pitchblack Pro features a new 3D visual meter that's so beautiful you'll think of it as an aspect of your stage performance. The three-dimensional expression of light delivers an unprecedentedly visual element. Although it's in a rackmount form factor, the body is ultra-lightweight and slim, allowing it to be used anywhere. This is a new generation of rackmount tuner that every guitarist/bassist with professional aspirations should experience. “Custom Shop,” the mark of ultimate quality KORG tuners have a 40-year history that began with the world’s first needle-style tuner. While we have produced many different types of tuners, including tuners with unrivaled precision and tuners with epoch-making functionality, these products were made possible by KORG’s unwavering commitment to quality. In other words, our attitude of sincerely listening to the voice of the user, our revolutionary ideas, and our high level of technological ability are what underlie the long history of KORG tuners. Now, KORG announces a new lineup aimed at achieving even greater accomplishments. The name “Custom Shop” designates this tuner as a flagship model that is representative of KORG’s highest levels of technology. Its design features a beautiful meter displayed by a CMD panel, ultra-precision detection, and careful attention paid to appearance and feel. KORG’s high technological ability and commitment to quality have taken shape as the “Custom Shop” name.

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    323 Hercules: Luthier/Designer: Jon Kammerer

    It is made from Cherry wood, has an ebony fret board, and abalone fret markers

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    One day I will try Ampeg, just to see what they're like.

    GK Backline 110

    The Backline 110 guitar amplifier features active 3-band EQ, footswitchable overdrive, contour, headphone jack, and line out. 70W. Tilt-back design. 10" speaker. 1-year warranty on speakers. This is a great amp for home practice .the size is small enough to store in the closet when not in use. The power is adequate for even a small room performance. The only thing I don't like is the distortion channel, it sounds terrible! the clean channel is great though, it will shake your walls if you turn it up. Overall a great little amp!

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    GK Backline 110

    The Backline 110 guitar amplifier features active 3-band EQ, footswitchable overdrive, contour, headphone jack, and line out. 70W. Tilt-back design. 10" speaker. 1-year warranty on speakers. This is a great amp for home practice .the size is small enough to store in the closet when not in use. The power is adequate for even a small room performance. The only thing I don't like is the distortion channel, it sounds terrible! the clean channel is great though, it will shake your walls if you turn it up. Overall a great little amp!

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    GK NEO II

    When it comes to bass cabs, GK runs at the head of the pack (they've been doing this for a while, now). They've built the Neo 212-II with two beefy 12" cast-frame neodymium woofers - and a secret weapon: their horn bi-amp system. Either bi-amped or run full-range, this amazing-sounding enclosure dishes out solid low end and defined mids and highs. And a maximum sound pressure level of 129dB gives the Neo 212-II genuine SPL bragging rights. Hows's the build quality? GK-tough. Lightweight poplar construction with custom-interlocking corners keep weight down and roadworthiness high. Neo series enclosures include special bracing to eliminate standing waves and provide firm structural support. This reduces cabinet resonance - giving your sound presence, definition, and projection. So if you want to move serious air onstage (but don't have three roadies), you owe it to yourself to check out the Gallien-Krueger Neo 212-II bass cabinet. Gallien-Krueger Neo 212-II Bass Cabinet Features at a Glance: •Two 12" cast-frame neodymium woofers deliver tight, extended lows •8 ohms •A high-quality horn delivers articulated mids and highs •System may be run bi-amped or full-range •The flexibility of both Speakon and 1/4" inputs •Roadworthy construction •Tough Tolex covering •Weighs-in at a back-saving 50 pounds •Includes 6' speakON cable