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  2. Tubster

    Amp Quandry... Amp or Active PA / FRFR?

    The Headrush is basically the same as the ALTO 312 with an altered nameplate (alto do claim a couple of other tweaks). Our drummer uses the 312 as a drum monitor and is OK with it but wishes he had chosen the 315.
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  4. Tubster

    Any USA Epiphone experts on board?

    I owned one in 1977 that I paid £75 for! I remember it being really nice to play but not a lot else apart from the sound. When you engaged the press switch on the body, the tone went to an indistinct woofy mess - loads of indistinct deep bass. Think I was using a Cerwin Vega 1x18” at the time with an Orange 120 head - probably didn’t help much! It was a total dub machine in that mode. Loved playing it but got a decent 3 figure offer and it sailed off being replaced by an Ibanez Rick copy. Think the guy in “The Peddlers” - amazing player - played the Gibson equivalent. There are numerous videos on YouTube
  5. KK Jale

    Any USA Epiphone experts on board?

    Hard to see clearly, but the oblong shadow above the bridge is slightly odd. It's in roughly the place where a factory handrest might well have been, but it's a little too long for that, and there's no sign of the handrest "ears", nor the two screw holes. Worst case scenario would be a patch where an added pickup had once been, which would affect the value... quite a lot. Of course it may just be a mark from a sticker, or even a glitch in the photo.
  6. Kawarthabass

    Greetings from Peterborough, Ontario, Canada

    Thanks for the welcome! Yeah....the big bass is wonderful to play.
  7. josie

    You can only have........

    Yes, not surprising with 50+ year old instruments, but they vary so much with how they've been treated. I went shopping for an EB2 with my son in Nashville a couple of years ago. The first one I found was just dead wood. The second leapt to life in my arms and wouldn't let me put her down. Same model, same year (1966), same condition to look at. Chalk and cheese. Sorry, can't resist;
  8. fleabag

    YAMAHA MOTION B III Medium scale

    I had the MB with the monster bridge - fitted with fine tuners. . Great tones on this bass too
  9. Jus Lukin

    You can only have........

    The EB-2 (or Riviloi) is a big deal for me, tried buying one but had bad luck with some serious structural damage. They sound and look very special though- I know they are far from everyone's cup of tea, but damn, one of these days...
  10. Alejandro Bajista

    Ashdown Acoustic preamp pedal

    Many thanks, and luck with the show.
  11. josie

    Hi from Paul F

    Welcome!
  12. josie

    Greetings from Peterborough, Ontario, Canada

    Welcome! Nice basses - especially the db 🙂
  13. josie

    Anyone thinking of a 6?

    Johnny Roadhouse in Mcr have a 2nd hand Ibby SR506 at £320. Mahogany body, bolt-on neck, Bartolini pups. Slightly worn finish but a very fine bass at a silly price. Not for me (love my BTB1406 🙂 ), but might be of interest to someone here. (Almost tempted to buy it just to sell on, but don't want to get into that game.) (ps no affiliation!)
  14. Dad3353

    Hi from Paul F

    Good evening, Paul, and ... Plenty to read and amuse him here, and lots to learn and share.
  15. Argh, this is gorgeous, and so light, and I’m not far from you, and I wish I could justify the cash!
  16. therealting

    YAMAHA MOTION B III Medium scale

    I do really like it. No idea if Nathan uses one in the studio, but it’s a surprisingly versatile bass and so comfy to play. I didn’t expect something of this scale to have such a nice slap sound in particular.
  17. therealting

    The Yamaha BB thread (from X34/5 launch)

    “Make do” with an NE2. 😂😂😂
  18. josie

    You can only have........

    If I could only have one, it would be my Ibby 6, which can do anything from growling on the low B in a 7-piece blues band to duo / solo using the high C. Of the six I hope I'll have forever, the second would be the Gibson EB2 (or, if I never get her back from my son in Nashville, the Epiphone Jack Casady). A (semi-)hollow-body bass just feels and sounds *different*. And the bass boost on the EB2 is a complete joy - press a button and you switch from a clear light musical bass sound to a monster. The tone switch on the JC is less dramatic but still effective. Imho the difference in sound between a solid-body and a hollow-body electric is greater than the differences among solid-bodies. But there are others here with more experience and better ears than I have ... I still usually gig my GMR 5, just because she was my first and I'm totally confident playing her. The fretless (GMR 4) has been gigged a couple of times but for now is mostly a valuable challenge to practice with.
  19. therealting

    NBD - AV Basses PJ5

    I’ve had my eye on @Dave Swift‘s 6-string for a while now...
  20. Indeed. I tend to read, sleep, and spend too much time loitering in venues/bars drinking with bandmates watching the clock go really slow. Sometimes I wish I had put a bicycle in the minibus, at least I could escape and explore... not that we ever go to places worth exploring much. Coventry? Nah... Years ago I had a DVD of a concert of a metal band... I can't remember who they were, I think Firewind, but not sure. Among the extras, there was a little documentary about what the band does while on tour. It was very interesting as it was so not 'rockandroll'... One of the guitarists had a stack of movies burnt on DVD and he'd spend time by himself watching movies and on skype with his wife and young child... The singer would go into town to walk around and explore and if possible find a cinema to watch whatever (there was an anecdote where he forgot the time difference compared to the previous night and he was happily in the cinema, mobile phone off, while the band was getting ready to go on... and they actually started playing without him after a long delay, a long instrumental intro before the singer finally arrived in a hurry)... Booooring. The things we do for those 2h onstage, eh? The first 'rock star' that I ever met properly was the guitarist in Ten, during the UK leg of a European tour. I was in a group with a few others who knew him, and after the concert at a venue in Glasgow he joined us and had a few beers together. I loved all the stories, and it all sounded like such an exciting life... Until at one point he mentions that no, they are not even staying in a hotel... "did you see that bus? That's my room for the next couple of weeks". He could have rented a car and drive home in 3 and a half hours to spend the night with his family and it sounded very tempting... Touring... how boring. I'd still do it though. But, my mini-tours of 3-4 days have always felt exhausting.
  21. Cato

    You can only have........

    Once you learn your way around the fretboard on any guitar type instrument ,in standard guitar tuning, everything else is just a matter of adjusting your technique to suit the wider/narrower/longer neck and string spacing.
  22. frannie01

    Hi from Paul F

    Paul Francis is an Electric/Upright Bass player and backing vocalist from Camden Town North London. Now residing in Dorset. His Cv includes: Paul Weller Midge Ure London Beat,The James Taylor Quartet Ian Hunter,Steve Hillage, Maggie Bell & Chris Farlowe Paul Gilbert,Producers Braund Reynolds,Ashley Slater, Carl Verhayen, Mike Mangini & Virgil Donato, Antonio Sanchez to name a few. TV appearances have included Top of the Pops & various others around the Globe. He is currently recording the 2nd CD for his fusion band Capricorn 1 and begins a stint with the Barrel house Blues Orchestra in the Uk from January 2019 Paul also continues playing live both as a dep for other projects and as Band Leader for The Blues Associates,The Capricorn 1 fusion Band,Women in Jazz concerts and as a sideman for The Vic Naylor Quintet,Sarah Bolter as well as promoting Jazz Blues soul and funk projects in North Dorset and other venues across the U.K. Composing for various online music libraries and teaching. (His Teaching duties have included Bimm, Acm Solent University Croatia Music Camp) Private teaching rates start at 30.00ph
  23. mcnach

    Not everything about the bass is great .....

    One of the co-writers of "Come on Eileen" plays trombone with one of my bands... Nobody ever reaIises that, but I used to be a bit nervous someone would notice and ask for that song (I'm not a fan ) Is there even trombone on that song? I'm not going to play it now to find out 😛
  24. Bassassin

    Aria- making a comeback?

    Aria have previous for this sort of thing: 1985-ish SB-R60, unusual but original finish. I think it looks great. Apart from the bodged repositioned strap button.
  25. Al Krow

    Aria- making a comeback?

    Really Woody, this is not pretty?
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