I ordered an Ibanez multi-scale 5-string bass in the middle of August. I just got it last week. I was thinking the fanned frets on the fingerboard would help my poor arthritic fingers. Why not get a fretless bass, you might ask? I did consider that, but I like having frets. I’ve been practicing with it and I finally got time to record two new songs this weekend. The one I recorded today I’m calling “The Bass” and I put it together with video of Jake chasing a stick and rolling in the dirt. It’s a jazzy piece. The other song I named “Black Widow” is very hard and dark. I don’t have a video for it unless I do a visualization. I’ll post it at another time after I figure out if I’ll at video or go with the audio.
The multi-scale fingerboard is a lot easier for me to play and my fingers and hands are not hurting or swollen beyond normal after hours of playing and recording. I played the Ibanez multi-scale 7-string guitar on the recording.
70 thoughts on “Jake & The Bass”
I really love this!
And can I tell you how happy I am that Zeke NEVER rolled in the dirt or mud? Oh my!
Tristan has to give him a shower in our bathtub to get all the dirt out of him. Thanks, Dale. I’m happy you like the music.
Oh, for sure. My aunt had a dog who loved to roll in poop!
I did. Very much.
We had verious dogs when I was a kid. They were always rolling in old dead stinking things, poop, and getting sprayed by skunks. Cat’s like to roll in the dirt, but they use it as a bath and want clean dirt.
Wonderful Timothy 👏👏👏
My pleasure 🌸
Best video ever. What fun!! Music was a perfect background.
Thanks, for your wonderful comment, Gigi. I was going to post the music by itself and remembered I had Jake footage like duh!
Nice music and I like the Jake video. Tristan got herself a nice dog.
I like the percussion in this music selection. And I am glad the multi-scale fingerboard is working well and you are playing more.
Thanks, Lavinia. The multi-scale fingerboard is making a really big difference on playing on the bass.
Beautiful bass, just gorgeous; and the song and Zeke are the perfect combo. Loved it.
Thanks, Jeff. The bass is beautiful. I love it. I’m happy you like the video and music.
You’re welcome, Tim. It is beautiful, and I’m glad. I bought a new guitar last summer. It’s my baby.
What did you get? Have you seen the guitars I made with Resa and Tiffany’s artwork on them?
It’s a Yamaha steel string. Love it. No, I haven’t seen those. Where can I see them, Tim?
Yamaha mikes fine instruments.
Absolutely beautiful, thank you for sharing those with me, Tim. Wow. Stunning artwork on those beautiful guitars. I wonder what an acoustic would look like with that artwork….hmmmm…..
You can get the wraps at https://www.axewrap.com/. You can download templates to do the artwork on. I used standard body types for the guitars so I could use templates and get the artwork precisely on the body.
Wow, thanks, Tim, that’s the coolest thing ever. Much appreciated.
Very nice. A perfect pairing and talented playing!
Thanks, Michele. You can do modern jazz dance to the song.
Yes! Love jazz routines. 🎷🎵
Love ❤️ it!
Wow, the video is fabbb. Jake’s energy is infectious! 😃🔥 Such a cutie!
Wonderful bass. So so loved it 💖
Pretty sure I saw Jake doing “Jazz Paws”
He’s a jazzy dawg. Thanks, Brian.
I love this tune. It has a groovy walking bass line and very melodic guitar work to pair with it! I can definitely pick out that Soundgear tone. It really pops and provides a great range of high and low end. My first 5 string was an Ibanez SDGR…I really miss it. Thanks for the nostalgia and the jams!
Thanks for the wonderful comment, Adam. The bass is really fun to play, and I can get a variety of sounds out of it.
This is a very nice guitar, Timothy. Cute video.
A beautiful shiny guitar and I like to see Jake with his wet coat rolling in the sand, and, like a German expression says, “having fun like a schnitzel”.
Dogs just wanna have fun like “schnitzels”. Thanks, Heidi.
Love it 🖤
Aw Timothy, I can feel your pain, I have had arthritis in my fingers for a very long time now. Genetic apparently, the early onset. It’s awful but you got to give them the work out eh!! But I do know where you are coming from. This is a wonderful piece though and you would never know listening to it you have this problem.
Arthritis is such a pain. I keep at it as best I can. Sorry to hear you have to suffer with it. Thanks, Shey.
Oh it is indeed a pain. Going for the finger joints and knuckles now big swollen time but hey, we all got things.
Some of us way too many things.
yep. That is true.
I just like your whole presentation, the dog’s included!:)
Great music and the video of Jake playing around reminds me at our dogs…. very recognizable 🙂
Dogs seem to like running and rolling. Thanks, Rudi.
Oh, Tim, what a Monday treat! All of it! That Ibanez is gorgeous and I love the jazzy song and obviously, Jake does too! What a happy pup! Hera wants to come join him. She doesn’t get the chance to roll in dirt… 😱😂 Have a great week ahead!!!
Thanks, Marina. Urban dogs don’t get much dirt. I’m happy you liked the song.
…unless it rains! 😉
I liked it very much!
This is such a fun jazzy song. Jake looks so happy in this video. The guitar looks gorgeous
Thanks, JYP. Jake is a happy dog.
You’re incredibly talented Timothy. I absolutely love this jazz! Congratulations on the new Bass , it’s a beauty. Love Jake too, sending belly rubs, say they are from me. Looking forward to Black Widow. 🕷
Thanks, Holly. Next time I see Jake I’ll give him a belly rub for you. He loves them.You can listen to Black Widow on SoundCloud if you would like: https://soundcloud.com/user-334086053/black-widow?si=bcf60b905a4c4cbc92298ac9668e783f
Oh I’m sooo sorry about your hands.. I get it doing massage and gardening and and and.
This is brilliant my friend. Catchy tune with your new Bass and it looks like Jake is “digging it too”.
Does he really play alone or did you just make it look that way?
He’ll need a bath now. 🤣
I’m thowing a stick for Jake. I only included him in the action. Thanks, Cindy.
got it.. I was going to say you have a well trained dog!!💖👏👏
Jake is well trained.
I can see he is.. 💖
Smooth and mellow…as relaxing as a glass of wine. Jake didn’t seem all that relaxed, but he goes well with the music just the same.
Jake is a very mellow dog. He does a lot of patiently waiting around for humans. He likes to get out and be wild when he can. I’m happy you liked the music. Thanks, KT.
I have a 10-string Ibanez acoustic guitar, which is a rare make for them. Cost me bundle, but I was able to do some things for Elizabeth in her concert that I probably couldn’t do on my Taylor. I have been looking at another Strat, a Daryl Stuermer design. Daryl plays with Phil Collins and Genesis. Has done solo work too. Fantastic guitarist, close friend with Leland Sklar.
Gotta hear “Black Widow.” 🙂
Hi David. I don’t think my fingers would get along with 10 strings. You could probably get G&L to make you a Daryl Stuermer style Strat. You can listen to Black Widow at https://soundcloud.com/user-334086053/black-widow?si=b8e463da679b401ba29802cf3ceca358. I don’t know when I’ll get around to posting it.
Keep ‘Black Widow” an instrumental. Loved the sound.
It’s staying instrumental. Thanks.
Nice new bass, it sounds good, Tim! The video of Jake made me smile, I love seeing happy dogs doing what makes them happy, especially when I don’t have to wash them!😊
Especially when you don’t have to wash them. Thanks, Tiffany.
New tunes to come?
Always. What ends up here is another thing. Thanks, Teri.
Jake is one happy pooch!!
Yes he is. He’s a really good dog, Thanks, Julie.