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  1. You realise everybody else is discussing this casually and you're the one who's overreacted? I would have a think about that before labelling anyone a snowflake.
    4 points
  2. +1 I get just a little bit fed up with this idea that cause ur disabled the world owes you a ton of everything. I have a mildly debilitating neurological condition which is very difficult to explain, do I keep on about it.....nope, I get on with it and there are days when its so bloody difficult I just wanna lay on the sofa and to hell with it all, but you dont cause life goes on and waits for no-one so you compensate as best you can and keep going.
    4 points
  3. /\ This. Some people simply like to moan, about everything. Also, its funny how it got straight into the press and an interview. 15 minutes of fame anyone. Respect to the organisers, they did all the could, and more, and are still taking flack.
    4 points
  4. Whats wrong with your dad being black? All he was saying is, he is not entirely what he seems. Get over it. Bloody PC brigade.
    3 points
  5. I think so. An alternative would be 18 1v batteries, but it might make the basses too heavy.
    3 points
  6. The great thing about building your own guitars is that you lose the fear of changing things A couple of times, friends have gone pale - after agreeing with me that something might be maybe shaped a little differently - when I immediately get out the rasp file and hack into the gleaming beauty, there and then. "Something like that?" I ask, as they sway from the shock. Well - I'm just about to do the same here. Having played this myself over a couple of days, and having just watched someone whose objective opinion I greatly respect play it, I'm going to get the micro-plane rasps out tomorrow and create some sawdust This is what it looks like at the moment: And this is what I think it should look like: Yes - it's subtle but I think it will make a big difference to the playability. In summary - Slightly deeper cutout at the top horn. The contact I watched play is - a bit like me - a lazy-thumb player. That is, his thumb stays in the 'wrap-round' position even when he's playing the higher frets. And when he's playing the highest frets, he anchors his thumb round the cutout. In terms of my own playing (I rarely venture that high playing lead...makes my nose bleed) there is one number where I have to play barre chords with a capo on the 8th fret. It is possible with this guitar as is, but it would be a lot more comfortable with another cm of hand space Slightly deeper cutout on bottom horn. No real benefit to me, but same logic to a 'proper' lead player Slightly further rearward lower waist. This guitar, as is, is GREAT on the strap...but, for me, it's just not quite right played over the knee. I was interested to see exactly the same when my contact played it It will only take 1/2hr to make the changes, but it will then, of course, need refinishing. But that itself is an opportunity because I'm going to give the Gloss version of the Osmo one more go - but applied closer to how it is supposed to be applied than how it's been applied above. This, of course, means a complete strip-down but what the heck - what else am I going to do in the evenings?! Oh...just to add. My contact runs a very successful guitar and music shop and - with me allowing maybe a smidgin of smugness to creep in - I feel obliged to mention that he loved the neck profile and feel. Took a while to get my swollen head through the shop door back onto the street
    3 points
  7. A much-needed presence who cut through the cynical bullcrap of the music business. And unlike so many others, he never sold out. He was grotesque, totally unique and his like will not be seen again.
    3 points
  8. It looks like the promoters did what they could, offering the free carer tickets was a nice gesture in my view, then providing an actual interpreter is a massive gesture albeit forced by the legal threat. Do they provide a carer to help people with mobility issues in or out, or just a free carer ticket, etc? For the mum to then moan about no interpreter for the support acts is a bit too much for me. It's not like it was a festival where every act is a knockout, the support would have been some never-will-be act or x factor rejects I bet.
    3 points
  9. Nice. Hope it works for you. As a few people have asked, here is my 8 string. 😊
    3 points
  10. @Dan Dare Many young people are into Little Mix and all that comes with it, so why should a deaf person not be able to enjoy the experience of seeing them, seeing the show, being part of the crowd etc. It's the difference between saying "I was there, I loved it" or not. I'm sure you'd agree that anyone should be able to enjoy an experience, regardless of how you think music should be enjoyed, or whatever disability they have. @NancyJohnson Loads of deaf people go to gigs. Many blind people / vision impaired enjoy films too using audio descriptions, so they can either go with mates or enjoy the experience and sound, Odeon do it. For some people being disabled means that they are generally less engaged as they have less opportunities than non-disabled people, so enjoying a film that way, or going to a gig, is no less a meaningful experience that it is for those who are non-disabled - it's just different. The medical disability model says that the disability itself disables people, the social model says that restricted access is what really disables people - as do people's lack of empathy. It's sad that some people just don't get it, but then that's why disability campaigners have to fight so hard.
    3 points
  11. Read the full story and the organisers did a lot, sorted the main event, free upgrade, offer of free carer tickets, access to private toilet facilities etc. As a passionate supporter of disability rights I find this a bit frustrating. Unless there is something being missed by all the media, which is possible, then it seems to be someone looking for an angle to moan at. I truly hope that isn’t the case as it’s been a hard slog to get rights for the disabled and it only takes a few freeloading idiots to spoil it for everyone.
    3 points
  12. Please, not the tedious snowflake cliché, it's so boring. The rest of your post seems to be mostly gibberish.
    2 points
  13. I’ve been looking for a cheap bass to take to the various festivals and some rather dodgy venues my band is booked into over the coming months. If we’re the only band playing and I can see my gear all night I’m quite happy to take good gear, but I have some very nice basses which I don’t really want left in a room full of gear with people coming and going all day. Anyway I was looking to get a squire having heard some good reviews about the Indonesian models however I ended up getting a used Overwater by Tanglewood Classic J for £120. I put some new strings on and took it to practise last night and we were all mighty impressed, some proper bang for your buck with these, very nicely finished and a good punchy sound, very nice indeed. The only criticism I would have is that this is a PJ model and the P pickup is quite a bit louder than the jazz, although it’s probably a set up issue which I can easily sort. amazed at what you can pick up for £120
    2 points
  14. Good, and I hope its expensive. The courts have much better things to do than deliberate over this petty attention seeking squabble
    2 points
  15. I've always had a soft spot for this very moving Spanish love song: La llama es un cuadrúpedo Que vive en grandes ríos como el Amazonas Tiene dos orejas, un corazón, una frente Y un pico para comer miel. Pero está provisto de aletas para la natación. Las llamas son más grandes que las ranas Las llamas son peligrosas, así que si ves Uno donde personas bañándose, grita, mira, hay llamas Very lovely, I'm sure you will agree.
    2 points
  16. New stuff coming to the Helix and the HX fx unit Helix Firmware 2.50 (Helix Floor, Rack/Control, LT) AVAILABLE SOON—DON'T LOOK FOR IT NOW! New Amps (2) Cali Texas Ch2, based on* the drive channel of the MESA/Boogie® Lonestar (Ch1 coming later) Placater Dirty, based on* the BE/HBE channel of the Friedman BE-100 (Clean channel coming later) * All product names are trademarks of their respective owners, which are in no way associated or affiliated with Line 6. New HX Effects (6) Delay > Multi Pass (Mono, Stereo), Line 6 Original bandpass-filtered multitap delay Reverb > Glitz (Mono, Stereo), Line 6 Original Reverb > Ganymede (Mono, Stereo), Line 6 Original Reverb > Searchlights (Mono, Stereo), Line 6 Original Reverb > Plateaux (Mono, Stereo), Line 6 Original Reverb > Double Tank (Mono, Stereo), Line 6 Original New Legacy Effects Models (77) Helix Floor, Rack/Control, and LT now include a library of effects from M13, M9, M5, DL4, DM4, FM4, and MM4. These appear in a new "Legacy" subcategory in the model list. Distortion > Tube Drive Distortion > Screamer Distortion > Overdrive Distortion > Classic Dist Distortion > Heavy Dist Distortion > Colordrive Distortion > Buzz Saw Distortion > Facial Fuzz Distortion > Jumbo Fuzz Distortion > Fuzz Pi Distortion > Jet Fuzz Distortion > Line 6 Drive Distortion > Line 6 Distortion Distortion > Sub Oct Fuzz Distortion > Octave Fuzz Dynamics > Tube Comp Dynamics > Red Comp Dynamics > Blue Comp Dynamics > Blue Comp Treb Dynamics > Vetta Comp Dynamics > Vetta Juice Dynamics > Boost Comp Modulation > Pattern Tremolo Modulation > Panner Modulation > Bias Tremolo Modulation > Opto Tremolo Modulation > Script Phase Modulation > Panned Phaser Modulation > Barberpole Modulation > Dual Phaser Modulation > U-Vibe Modulation > Phaser Modulation > Pitch Vibrato Modulation > Dimension Modulation > Analog Chorus Modulation > Tri Chorus Modulation > Analog Flanger Modulation > Jet Flanger Modulation > AC Flanger Modulation > 80A Flanger Modulation > Frequency Shift Modulation > Ring Modulator Modulation > Rotary Drum Modulation > Rotary Drm/Horn Delay > Ping Pong Delay > Dynamic Delay > Stereo Delay > Digital Delay > Dig w/ Mod Delay > Reverse Delay > Lo Res Delay > Tube Echo Delay > Tape Echo Delay > Sweep Echo Delay > Echo Platter Delay > Analog Echo Delay > Analog w/ Mod Delay > Auto-Volume Echo Delay > Multi-Head Pitch/Synth > Bass Octaver Pitch/Synth > Smart Harmony Pitch/Synth > Octi Synth Pitch/Synth > Synth O Matic Pitch/Synth > Attack Synth Pitch/Synth > Synth String Pitch/Synth > Growler Filter > Voice Box Filter > V Tron Filter > Q Filter Filter > Seeker Filter > Obi Wah Filter > Tron Up Filter > Tron Down Filter > Throbber Filter > Slow Filter Filter > Spin Cycle Filter > Comet Trails Improvements/Changes If a Snapshot has been given a custom switch color, that switch ring now displays a dim color when not active 12 of Helix’s 17 reverbs originally appeared in M-Class processors and Verbzilla. As such, they’ve been moved into the new “Legacy” subcategory within the Reverb category Helix's tempo no longer responds to pressing TAP at tempi lower than 40.0 BPM (Beats Per Minute). This is to ensure that multiple fast tap entries are recognized properly, as previously, they could be seen as one really slow tap entry. You may still manually select a tempo all the way down to 20.0 BPM and your presets can still be saved with tempi down to 20.0 BPM—just touch TAP and turn Knob 6 (BPM)
    2 points
  17. Blimey i thought i was on facebook for a minute then,i take none of you are sex pistols fans,The lyrics should remain how they were written and if some snowflake is offended then so be it,some people are taught to feel offended nowadays but be the lefty schooling kids get now get on with life and stop trying to change history the Lyrics are what they are so what.
    2 points
  18. As I understand it, the mum was kicking up a stink and all ready to sue Little Mix when they changed their minds and actually provided a signer/etc. However she is gripping onto the case by her fingernails and noticed that the supporting acts weren't signed, so is now suing based on these. To me, it sounds like she just wants attention/"her day in court", I can foresee her losing her court case - badly - and ending up with egg on her face.
    2 points
  19. those lyrics were written down by Knopfler, almost verbatim from a conversation he overheard, as such he is singing in character. Changing the 'offensive' lyric, not only detracts from the ire towards the person being sung about, but also changes the person being sung about (80's American hair metal type). IMO of course
    2 points
  20. So did I, hence why I set about doing this. I wanted to learn a bit more about coding with Arduinos/microprocessors too, so killed 2 birds with one stone, so to speak.
    2 points
  21. Current project on breadboard. Not so much an effect per se, at least not yet... but certainly related! Arduino Micro controlling 0.96" 124x64 OLED display, quad digital pot chip and 4 status LEDs. Inputs from single rotary encoder (with push switch) and 2 momentary footswitches. Foot switches are notionally for bypass and selection of presets. LEDs for bypass state and current/next preset indication. OLED display for preset indication and menu structure for modifying and saving presets to Arduino EEPROM using rotary encoder for navigation. All sorts of possibilities with this!
    2 points
  22. Strange really, from my own point of view, as a friend of mine recorded a fantastic jazz/rock album in the 80's ( i still have it ) and he used a 4003 and the sound was ace. You'd think i would have one I really hate the look, though. Not a fan of chunky necks either. I sacked an ex girlfriend for the same problem
    2 points
  23. So if for some medical reason I couldn't drive could I expect the promoter to provide and pay for a taxi both ways? And a real case: I really don't like opera, but it may be that I haven't had the correct education. Would the promoter please supply a qualified tutor to talk me through the performance so that I can fully appreciate it and get the full experience? There was a local case a few years ago where a small museum was told it had to install a lift for disabled people. It couldn't afford this and decided to close. So now nobody can visit. 95% of the population deprived for the sake of 5%. Society should take account of disabled people (although I'm not sure we can call them disabled anymore!!), but not be dictated to by them. I'm a bit grumpy topday because I normally vent myself over Private Eye (my wife calls it my Mr Angry magazine)on a Wednesday evening, but for some reason it didn't arrive yesterday.
    2 points
  24. Try this configurator instead? https://www.public-peace.de/custom-shop I would say it has more options which might help you drill down to precisely what you want.
    2 points
  25. Focusing on a small, thus minority, group of people is exactly what Anti discrimination legislation is designed to do. If we didn’t there wouldn’t be wheelchair viewing areas or disabled bogs. This isn’t a “deafness at a gig” issue, this is just a “deafness” issue. We don’t get to get to decide whether deaf people should be allowed to try and enjoy something, even if a hearing person thinks it’s useless. The legislation also references changes that are practical. So for those worrying about open nights or 50 punter pubs having to do this - they won’t. But a big arena show with well resources promotors will have to. As for signing ruining the show for hearing customers, what do you suggest? A separate night for the deaf? Not enough local deaf people in a particular location so do it in a smaller venue with a less impressive stage show at a higher ticket price? That really treating deaf people the same. Swap deaf people for wheelchair users and see how repugnant that would be. Raised platform at Download for wheelchair users ruins an able bodied persons view? So what? I’m loving the value judgments based on the quality of Little Mix lyrics. Never gave a thought about a deaf 8 year old wanting to enjoy the same things as their friends to feel part of the gang? Are you really judging whether the request for a signer is valid based on whether YOU like the artist? Really? I’m betting everyone on here has more than 1 embarrassing CD in their music collection. I fully support the woman taking this action. It won’t affect the grass roots at all and she is not a chancer. All she wants is for deaf people to be treated the same. Good for her.
    2 points
  26. Apparently not, or you'd have one on order by now
    2 points
  27. When I read this story earlier today, I did kind of think, 'Where does this correctness end?' What about a blind person who buys tickets for an art exhibition or a film? Yes, it's tragic this woman is stone deaf, but surely you makes your choices, deaf, blind, disabled, whatever, don't you? I'm all for equality...I'm struggling for the words here, but if I was deaf, I wouldn't have bought tickets, let alone be inclined or even know how to instruct a solicitor to take action. Going back to my 'Where will it end?' comment, where does it end? Bands playing in pubs?
    2 points
  28. Surely, there's got to be more to this story than is being reported? On the surface, it appears that the mother in question is a bit of a chancer.
    2 points
  29. Entitled "20 Iconic Bass Guitars", I'm thinking of making this available to BC members as a print in either A3 or A2 sizes providing I get enough interest... This image you're looking at is printed on bog standard A4 and really need to be seen in a bigger format, but you probably get the idea. Any criticism welcome...
    1 point
  30. Great german made Sandberg TT4. Very nice high quality instrument, at least on par with usa Fender. It has been very well built with the use of high quality components only. Fit and finish are excellent. This is the newer design of the TT4, which is less styled like a fender jazz. The bass plays and sounds great. It's playability is great, it plays very easily. the neck has a great feel as it has a satin finish. The TT4 can be used active as well passive, with a wide variety of sounds possible. It weighs between 3,9 and 4,0 kg on my kichen scale. It's in near new condition with just a few usermarks to be found. No case or bag included. Asking price: £950 I would be interested in a nice trade offer as well . Im mainly interested in: fender 60s style jazz, rickenbacker, musicman (preferably early 90s with lacquered neck, no oil finish) 2eq....Other traditionally styled (fretless) basses, fretless, effects... The sandberg is located in the Netherlands. Registered shipping within europe should be no problem, with the neck seperated from the body. Feel free to pm me if you have any questions.
    1 point
  31. Up for sale is my precious, ever reliable Mesa Boogie 400+. Just a fantastic amp, loads of power in a fairly lightweight package for a valve amp. I use this alongside the Mesa old skool 80s flightcased Diesel Powerhouse cab It really hasn't been used since about 2014 then in 2015 I had a slipped disc in my neck which retired it. It's been sitting here in my office ever since and I keep looking at it and thinking "One day I'll treat myself.." but that day never comes. Been ultra reliable and flightcased (included in sale) ever since I owned it. **NO TRADES PLEASE** I am based in Horsham, West Sussex and suspect this may be a pickup item. Not that heavy but obviously fragile with valves. ....................................................................... See my other items for sale: Gibson Ripper: https://www.basschat.co.uk/topic/318801-gibson-ripper-original-gibson-case/ Ampeg SVT VR Head: https://www.basschat.co.uk/topic/318805-ampeg-svt-vr/ Ampeg SVT VR Bass Cab 8x10: https://www.basschat.co.uk/topic/318810-ampeg-svt-bass-cab-810ev-vr/ Mesa Boogie 1516B Bass Cab: https://www.basschat.co.uk/topic/318819-mesa-boogie-1516b-ev-bass-cab/
    1 point
  32. Does this mean that a classic will become a classic classic and the current Ray will end up being reissued as a new classic.......
    1 point
  33. Ahem... A judge AND an interpretor 😉
    1 point
  34. so what you boring little nasty pasty Wonder what the profanity filter will do with that? edit, now I know
    1 point
  35. If you change your mind about collection only I m interested in the Bergantino but live in Belgium near Brussels.
    1 point
  36. Not seen this mentioned on here but looks like a production version of the Dingwall D-brid will be coming out in a four stringer later this month, this will be a combustion/NG2 version and also an NG3 is in the works. The comments on Instagram also mentioned that a with a 5 string to come later in the year. Will try and link the photos below. post on their Instagram and Facebook if you want more details. edited with lots more photos NG3 NG3 6 stringer NG3 Darkglass edition D-bird combustion - one off colours D-bird combustion - production colours new LTD voodoo bass New Leland sklar colour
    1 point
  37. If you’re unsure then change it. What do they currently sing? I’m personally of the opinion that there’s no such thing as ‘political correctness’. What there is is respect and good manners, and not saying something that may upset someone else. Just the way I personally was brought up.
    1 point
  38. It’s amazed me how long it’s taken for EBMM to use lightweight tuners. On a 5 string with big plate old tuners swapping to Hipshot ultralights can save more than half a pound! im also a bit amused at the amount of bass makers who say they’ve spent loads developing their own lightweight tuners that always end up heavier than the Ultralights. Just use them!
    1 point
  39. I dont do grinder
    1 point
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  41. Yes a wipe on method was used, squares of quality kitchen roll folded up into a two inch pad is my best solution, patience is needed if you apply a coat too soon over a previous coat you can get a run, what I do is I set the body up on my kitchen table and 3 to 4 times a day apply a coat to one side as I pass through the kitchen, easy finish to get right and easy to fix a blemish.
    1 point
  42. The configurator is the devil's work. I spend too much time on there imagining more Sandberg basses that I might one day buy! Why not give us some of your options to consider. Is there anything nailed down at all?
    1 point
  43. thats fupping gorgeous you shouldn't even need my luck to sell it. Out of curiosity, what do they call that shade of green?
    1 point
  44. Reliability of Markbass is well up there, and the Ninja is no different! The Ninja heads have masses more headroom so just feel bigger and more "open" sounding, but the same essential tone character of the Little Mark III. Regarding usability, many Markbass users leave all tone controls at virtually 12 O'clock and as [email protected] said, do all they need with the filters. VLE - Vintage Loudspeaker Emulation (or James Jamerson knob as I like to call it!) and VPF - Variable Pre-shape Filter (which is a mid scoop), so yeah, pretty easy to find your tone really!
    1 point
  45. Measuring from a saddle is a crap idea. Could be massively out depending on string choice. Measure from the nut or the 12th fret.
    1 point
  46. Just to add a " Well done chaps " Some nice features ! Keep up the good work Many Thanks Gary
    1 point
  47. There is discussion to be had, he's asked if this is the norm?
    1 point
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