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Postby harleyyy » Fri Feb 24, 2006 9:51 pm

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Postby shamus63 » Fri Mar 10, 2006 8:35 pm

When Maiden started hitting the States back in '81, I took to his right hand technique like a duck to water!

Those tireless triplets have been coming in handy ever since!

No pun intended.
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Postby harleyyy » Fri Mar 10, 2006 8:42 pm

James, I was on Oahu, Hawaii covering "The Trooper" and "Flight Of Icarus" in 82', absolutely killer bass by that man.
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Postby shamus63 » Sat Mar 11, 2006 12:41 am

Harleyyy wrote:James, I was on Oahu, Hawaii covering "The Trooper" and "Flight Of Icarus" in 82', absolutely killer bass by that man.


Pete ~ that damn "Trooper" will either make or break you for the evening!

"To Tame a Land" was and is still my favorite Maiden track to play and speed down the highway with!
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Postby Simpleman » Sat Mar 11, 2006 9:49 am

The song I use to dig the most was "The Long Distant Runner" off of Some Where in Time.
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Postby shamus63 » Sat Mar 11, 2006 10:27 am

"Flash Of The Blade" is another one of my favorites!

Damn...I see a trip to Tower today!
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Postby Simpleman » Sat Mar 11, 2006 10:41 am

Lets don't forget about Eddie he's a bass player too. [smilie=grinning-smiley-044.gif]
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Postby harleyyy » Sat Mar 11, 2006 4:28 pm

If I told you Bob Glaub was at the Lakland booth at NAMM this January and overheard me playing it, and leaned over and told me "That is great technique", would you believe me? I still can't, but it happened. I nearly fell off my chair.[smilie=fun_84.gif]


I still use it as my, "Am I slowing down?" gauge. [smilie=cheeky-smiley-025.gif]
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Postby shamus63 » Sat Mar 11, 2006 4:49 pm

Harleyyy wrote:If I told you Bob Glaub was at the Lakland booth at NAMM this January and overheard me playing it, and leaned over and told me "That is great technique", would you believe me? I still can't, but it happened. I nearly fell off my chair.[smilie=fun_84.gif]


I still use it as my, "Am I slowing down?" gauge. [smilie=cheeky-smiley-025.gif]


Now that's cool! Practicing your Maiden chops is an excellent way to build your gigging stamina, and makes the songs that move slower a breeze to finger through.
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Postby sabbathbassist » Wed Mar 29, 2006 9:34 pm

'Arry is another Killer bassist - sorry, pun intended. He's the main reason I'm still a Maiden fan to this day.
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Postby _Wes » Fri Apr 07, 2006 2:18 pm

Oh yes!!!!

Bassists can write great tunes!

Maiden is an excellent band - just saw them live in Chi-town a couple years ago - and they still got it.

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Postby Basically » Tue Apr 11, 2006 1:01 pm

Yea, Steve Harris is The Man.

I saw Maiden open for the Scorpions in 82' on the Number of The Beast tour.
Un-fucking-believable.

I love the Scorpions, but Maiden took no prisoners...


If you really want to be humbled, my male Bad Ass Bass Players, go see the The Iron Maidens next time they play your town. You won't be disappointed. Wanda Ortiz is waaaayyyy Bad Ass. She pulled off every Maiden tune they played, no problem, and she's not bad to look at either...

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Re: Check out the Iron Maidens

Postby shamus63 » Tue Apr 11, 2006 1:21 pm

Basically wrote:Yea, Steve Harris is The Man.

I saw Maiden open for the Scorpions in 82' on the Number of The Beast tour.
Un-fucking-believable.

I love the Scorpions, but Maiden took no prisoners...


If you really want to be humbled, my male Bad Ass Bass Players, go see the The Iron Maidens next time they play your town. You won't be disappointed. Wanda Ortiz is waaaayyyy Bad Ass. She pulled off every Maiden tune they played, no problem, and she's not bad to look at either...

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Oh yeah! We're all familiar with Wanda's BadAss self! [smilie=music-smiley-005.gif]
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Postby shamus63 » Tue Apr 11, 2006 1:24 pm

BTW ~ I saw Maiden on the "Piece of Mind" tour in '83 at Long Beach.

They smoked just about every metal band I had seen up until that point...and well after!

And talk about a bass player with stage energy...fuck me!
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Postby spideyjg » Tue Apr 11, 2006 7:09 pm

I don't think anyone has had a bigger impact on the way I play than Steve did. He is one of those one name guys, Harris, Geddy, Jaco, Squier, etc.

I saw them on the POM tour as well. Unforgettable!!! The lights went down and I saw Nicko's hands go up, come down into the opening of Where Eagles Dare, the lights flickering on him then all the lights came up as Dave, Adrian, and Steve came running out full tilt from behind the speakers. [smilie=music-smiley-005.gif] [smilie=music-smiley-005.gif]

Yep Basically AKA Ron, I informed all these BABPs about Wanda after I first saw them. A definite BABP herself.

How bad ass? May 19th she is playing a symphonic concert, as first chair BTW, until 10:00 then hauling ass to San Diego to play a Maidens set at 11:30. [smilie=music-smiley-005.gif] She has done several symphony/Maidens performances.

That my friends is bad ass!

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