Some pals of mine has asked if I can fill in on bass for them on a bunch of dates in October. Coincidentally, I bought a cheap Ibanez Talman last week to use on home recordings. Unfortunately it doesn't seem to enjoy being tuned down to C, which conjures all kinds of rattling from the bottom string. Is there anything I can do besides pick up a Drop/Pitchfork?
I also need the cheapest possible little practise amp. All suggestions gratefully received!
Finally, what's the best way to learn relatively complex songs? For the tracks they've done videos for I've found it helpful to utilise YouTube's slow mo feature, but other than that I'm worried I'll struggle with weird time signatures and such.