"No apologies needed. Great song. And so many different versions. I especially like Mundy's version with Sharon Shannon. (Watch it here.)
And speaking of which, lets raise our glasses to the real Galway Girl: Ms. Sharon Shannon!
This is the…"
"I think I missed something here...
1) Which "marvellous instrument" are you referring to?
The bass in question is a Rogue - which is an extremely inexpensive ($99-$230 USD) line of basses sold as a "store brand" through…"
"I'd recommend springing for a short scale bass string set rather than cutting down a 34" set.
Using a long set on a short scale will result in the windings breaking and starting to slip eventually. That's because they're not…"
"That would almost make it worth a hangover for me if something like that popped into my head when I had one.
Very nice indeed. Do you have any words to go along with it? It sounds like it wants to be sung. :-)"
"Quick aside... it seems to my ears that Nancy's song is very similar to the Pete Seeger classic Kisses Sweeter than Wine.
Here's Noel Paul Stookey, the Paul of Peter. Paul and Mary showing an audience how to do it.
"The song is simple enough you really don't need a TAB for the bass. It's yet another song that uses the eternal I-IV-V chordal relationship. This time in D minor (i.e Dm-G-Am)
Ok...Nancy's part is: Am/G repeated twice; then Dm/Am…"
"One additional note: as far as a travesty is concerned...
If you were doing this to a totally vintage 50/60s Jazz or PBass it would be a travesty since an instrument like that has historic value.
You'd also be screwing yourself out of several…"
"There's a really good and detailed series of conversion videos (plus proper setup instructions) you can take a look at starting here. Might be overkill for a CBB - although I don't see why it should. The more info you have before you start…"
"Some of the nicest melodies and harmonizations I've heard in a good long while. Like that sort of Django swing bit that starts around the one minute mark...and that diminished (I think it's diminished) chord around 1:23....and finally how…"
"I'll use the bathroom - or go get a cup of coffee - while I'm waiting for glue to dry. But Shane "just" puts a drop-dead gorgeous solidbody together...
Shane is still a god. (Even if it did take a week.) :-))"