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  1. But is it PedAnt or PedEnt?
    5 points
  2. I imagine it’s the auto cucumber on mobile phones that changes it!
    4 points
  3. `Twas a no brainer for me, I had the lovely chaps at Alpher build me a Cobia 5 string (still the only one in the world), my choice of everything and the serial number is my birth date, cool as you like!!
    4 points
  4. I saw them at Colston Hall in 2007. Orlando was really knocking on by that point, he had to be helped onto stage, someone held his bass as the other draped him over it, where he proceeded to play beautifully for two hours. My wife and I then went back to the hotel and had the night ruined by a drunken Irish stag do throwing plant pots down the corridors all night. When we went down to breakfast they were all being arrested and I tucked into the free coffee. We had finished eating when my wife said to me ‘I think we’re sharing breakfast with some special people’ Thinking she was referring to the drunken idiots I looked up to see the Buena Vista guys queuing up for a full English. Amped up on no sleep and four coffees I promptly charged over to Orlando and they all instantly crowded round him, but seeing that I only wanted to shake his hand they all relaxed. It was a bizarre way to meet a hero, but every time I hear that hear his playing wondering just how on Earth he did it I’m grateful to a bunch of yobbos who spent the night shouting they were the IRA.
    3 points
  5. I bought an acoustic Control Corporation 406 (2x15) on eBay. It looks considerably healthier in the listing than in real life. However after a 590 mile round trip that started with the idea of just re grilling it, turned into a complete restoration. I’ve done a couple of 406s and many other cabs so wasn’t too daunted by the idea. I stripped the tolex to find some water damage on the base and it was still slightly damp so I let it air dry for a little over a week. In the meantime ordered the tolex and grill cloth and took the handle and castor brackets to be blasted and powder coated. Once dry I sanded the old glue and bits of tolex off. Then filled the rough and damaged parts with 2 pack filler. Sanded again, painted the baffle and re grilled or. Today I Set about re Tolexing the cab and to my delight it was as painless as the stripping was. All tolex on and the cab reassembled inside of a day. The only thing I need to complete it is some new chrome corners.
    2 points
  6. Very reluctant sale but seeing as my Jazz & "other" bass are only attracting trade offers, & I need to SELL a bass, gotta put this one up. When one goes, the other two will be removed. CIJ, 70'S RI in Capri Orange, slab rosewood board, 8lb 12oz. US pickups, alder body, TV logo, 41mm nut. Please note it has some dinks & a finish chip, but is in quite good condition. Do not expect immaculate. No trades please, gotta actually sell something. At this moment due to work I CAN NOT COURIER. I will meet up at no extra charge, within 50 miles of Wigan Feedback linked below, any trial in Wigan, thanks for looking. Cheers, Karl.
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  7. Here's an old gig pic. Anyone got any idea who's playing? The guy on double neck guitar? That's Pino Palladino!!!
    2 points
  8. New wife for your 50th. What is this 2 bass nonsense?
    2 points
  9. Searchable library of 16,000 sound effects in WAV format. BBC copyright but available for personal, educational or research purposes http://bbcsfx.acropolis.org.uk/
    2 points
  10. The guy in the dark top? Underneath the falling PA? That would be me then ...
    2 points
  11. That is pretty well the shape I want, now Make some holes for the machine heads. I have some but not sure if I have the surrounds for them
    2 points
  12. NOW TRADED Hello, Up for sale is this American made G&L ASAT bass from 2005/2007 (original invoice from 2007) It is in excellent condition, with only the not uncommon little marks on the bottom (see pics), and set up with new DR Hi Beams. This is basically an L2000 with a Fender Telecaster shaped body and a Jazz Bass / musicman Sterling neck proffile (38mm at nut) : 1 volume, 2 tones 3 switches : - Active / active with high boost / passive - Series (fat bottom) / parallel (more sociable) - Neck pickup / both / bridge pickup This bass does a lot of things, sounds and plays pretty good. I am selling it because I do not get used to the thin 38mm neck, I prefer the larger ones. I am based in Northern France, but come once in a while to London and shipping is not a problem in the excellent original G&L hardshell case. I have dealt with a few members here, no worries. Shipping cost will depend on insurance, but would range from £25-£50 Paypal accepted, but the gentlemen do charge a lot and I prefer direct bank transfers or alternative solutions. (unfair colour rendering) (here are the scratches at the bottom, notice how horrible the specs of dust look on this picture)
    1 point
  13. Hey folks! Ok, so ages ago I promised (and let the side down) that I would re-do my TC Electronic Sub n' Up patches and share the settings with you. Well, ok so it didn't happen and I ended up finishing recording the biggest album of the year instead* So, in an attempt to pull my finger out (and take six months to complete this task) I want to see if we can emulate the sounds of some of our favourite Octave pedals using the stonking Sub'n'Up pedal and it's deeply delving TonePrint Editor app. Here's what I need: The sound of a dry bass recorded through the octave pedal of choice direct in to an interface (no amp please). Preferably with a P bass or J bass with all controls all the way open. I want to hear dry only and wet only sounds and a 50/50 mix. Wav files would be ideal but 320k MP3 of course would be a smaller file size. I'll then see what I can rustle up this end - and hopefully if I do finally get a new camera, a nice video to go with it too, like my bass chat review vids. What do you all think? @Al Krow I know you've been very patient! Dooooooood. *give it another 8 months, maybe!
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  14. Here is my absolutely beautiful Bass Doc 60's Precision. It is awesome and without doubt the best Precision I have had. I bought this from Pestie off the site last year and it has been gigged a handful of times, it sounds great.. This bass looks, plays and sounds amazing, it balances perfectly and weighs approx 3.5kg on my bathroom scales. Here are the specifications provided on the original ad: Fender 62 reissue body Allparts Jazz neck with slab board Fender vintage bridge Antiquity pick up Bass Doc Tortie scratch plate Gotoh reverse tuners Fender neck plate OBBM loom D'addario 40 -100 nickel wounds This is a sale only because I have my P bass needs covered with a Yamaha BB and just need to move one out to create some space. There is a Fender gig bag with the bass. I live in Milton Keynes and would ideally like this collected. I am willing to travel a reasonable distance if that helps and I will courier at the buyers expense if needed although I will need to get a box for shipping. Thanks for looking. I would like £550 please and it's worth every penny and more. NO TRADES THANK YOU.
    1 point
  15. Being, originally, a Spanish company I'd say so. I quite like the Spanish pronunciation.
    1 point
  16. Or hook the front feet of your amp over the front of the cab.
    1 point
  17. At the danger of getting this thread back on track, I see that Yamaha have announced the new DZR range to their powered PA kit. Given that I'm finding my way around my Helix (Yamaha own Line 6) and that our band PA is a full Yammy system too, I can't help thinking that I might like to try out a fully DSP controlled monitor instead of my backline.
    1 point
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  19. I put a couple of inch high rubber feet on the top of my cab near the rear edge, which my amp rests against.
    1 point
  20. There was a great post I saw on FB the other day ... Poster : I think I've an intruder in my house can someone call the police , I don't want to speak out loud I'm hiding in the bedroom and there downstairs , help please Reply : it's "they are" not "there"
    1 point
  21. I think that's the nicest looking Precision I've seen.
    1 point
  22. Thanks for the heads up. Will be in front of the TV for that. Never has a bad bass player either. Bumped into Rand Hope-Taylor in the gallery the other day. Top bloke and absolute gent.
    1 point
  23. There are lots if videos on YouTube showing how to change a nut. It looks like yours is easy to remove with a hammer and a block of wood. The harder part is getting the new one the right height and slots the right depth, but if you can level and dress frets, you'll be fine doing a nut.
    1 point
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  25. In my house, it's "Warwick" as in "Warwickshire".
    1 point
  26. I've owned both, and still own the ACG when the Wals are long gone. One is different from the other, not necessarily better. I much prefer the asymmetric neck on the ACG over the fat profile of a Wal. The tonal palette are each unique - you can't get a ACG to sound like a Wal, not sure that you can the other way round either. Most of the Wals look alike (made from your Gran's old wardrobe) while I've yet to see two ACGs that do. Alan seems to pick all the most exquisite pieces of timber from his supplier. Alan will build you whatever you want, Wal will build you a Wal. Alan will charge you a couple of grand for a unique piece, while Wal will charge you close to five for one of their standard models. Alan will probably have yours finished for your birthday, Wal might put you on the list but it's unlikely that the wood will have been cut.
    1 point
  27. Give it a few days , kind of bump
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  28. The carbon rods are cut to length so they they fit nice.They will be til the pickup cavity.You can see 2 angled lines i have draw,the one is from the fretboard and the other from the pickup cavity. I thought i will glue them today,but i have to go and leave it.I thing tomorrow this job will be done
    1 point
  29. Winner of the 'Furthest distance travelled' award at the recent South West Bass Bash...
    1 point
  30. Here are a couple from a recent tour in Europe.
    1 point
  31. So I guess Lemmy's old band should have been Mo-teurgh-head?
    1 point
  32. Love it on sales sites where there are 'symbels', bass speaker 150 watts (actually a whole combo), 38 watt practice amp (read it on the back as power consumption, actually a 15 watt job), and the odd food mixer....
    1 point
  33. Moi aussi i already have two basses and I’m building a third and suspect that SWMBO will also say that’s enough - for the playing that I actually do, I agree
    1 point
  34. Since my all valve amp head is stored at the rehearsal studio, I decided to get a cheap solid state amp for use at home. I've always loved the look of the Acoustic Control stuff from the 1970s, so I bought a model 140. Despite being the amps of choice for many top flight bassists back in the late 60s and 70s, they sell for very low prices these days. I guess it's the valve versus solid state thing, where many assume a completely solid state amp is not going to have any character or sound too quiet. Well, this beast is not only full of character, it's also unbelievably loud. It's supposed to be used with a 4ohm load for peak output, so I initially set it up to use two 16ohm 18" speaker cabs to get an 8 ohm load. It was so staggeringly loud that I'm now using it with one cab for a 16ohm load and even then the volume is only at 10% before it's loud enough to shake the walls of my music room. Not bad for an amp that supposed to only be rated for 120 watts!
    1 point
  35. Heres a few..... herald30 by Jon Ashbee, on Flickr Britannia 6 by Jon Ashbee, on Flickr Untitled by Jon Ashbee, on Flickr herald23 by Jon Ashbee, on Flickr herald47 by Jon Ashbee, on Flickr
    1 point
  36. A wonderful film it is. I went to see them at Warwick Uni in 1998, it was a special gig.
    1 point
  37. No prob at all!
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  39. If you own a Trace then I’d recommmend one of these. One careful American owner.
    1 point
  40. plain black or brown tort I tort I saw a meow meow cat.......realy? we can't say p u s s y cat?
    1 point
  41. I've used black, white and copper nylons from La Bella. Absolutely superb strings. Smooth, low tension but high gauge so you can really dig in. Last a lifetime. The white nylons remain my string of choice for fretless.
    1 point
  42. Very good price ! Such nice basses ! I wish, I wish...... GLWTS (unlined ?)
    1 point
  43. Nice Basses that arent made anymore...and this is how they can sound in the hands of a great bassist:
    1 point
  44. Park Royal HHH is the guitarist who placed the advert. This is an established 3-piece that has been playing around London and the Home Counties for many years. Their long-standing bass player is retiring to the South Coast later in the year so they're getting ready for that by recruiting his replacement. This isn't technically an audition. HHH has already come to see me play (and sing) with the other pub rock band I play in, he knows exactly how capable I am, and he wants me to dep for two gigs he has coming up later in the month where the current bass player can't make it. Those two gigs will effectively be my 'real' audition. HHH has been very professional indeed. I've been supplied with full set lists for the two gigs, plus good-quality mp3s of the band playing all those 36 songs live, and he's been quick to give me very comprehensive answers to any questions I've asked. It's all looking good. With 36 songs to get gig-ready from a standing start I've invested a lot of home practice time. By the time I get to the studio I'm pretty ready. There are a few songs where I don't feel 100% confident but in the main I'm pretty happy. The session goes well, but there are some worrying straws in the wind. First, By God but they're LOUD! We're in a small rehearsal room and they have the PA, drums and amps cranked up to volume levels that I've rarely even gigged at. Second, HHH has really very fixed views on how each song's bass part should go, and it usually comes down to straight eights played with a pick. He doesn't want me to play fingerstyle, he's "not a big fan of arpeggios" (that's an actual quote) and he doesn't much like shuffle beats. Now I'm not used to being told how to play bass by a guitarist, but with so little time and so much material I decide not to argue about it. There'll be time enough later. Third? Oh yes, there's a third. HHH and the drummer have played together for 40 years. The two of them are like [cliche alert] an old married couple. They're virtually telepathic, complete each other's sentences, and will never be able to form a balanced band with an incoming bass player. Oh dear. Two days later the band is playing an Irish pub in Finchley with their current bass player. My wife and I go along to check them out. An old drummer I used to play with is a local so we call him and invite him to join us. The three of us sit there watching, and I am struck by how many of the songs have the lead vocals taken by the bass player. HHH has mentioned how important my BVs will be, but not that he himself is not actually the lead vocalist most of the time. Meanwhile a strange expression has come over Mick's face. He yells a couple of questions in my ear and then starts laughing. At the break he explains to us that he was in a band with HHH a few years back. "He's a complete bastard, and utterly mental" he says. "Absolute control freak, totally ruthless - just watch yourself". Then he leaves, still laughing. HHH comes over to ask me what Mick has just said about him. I tell him the truth. He laughs and seems quite unaffected by it. Our first gig together is a social club north of London on the Friday night. The band's PA is strictly 1980s ... two huge, heavy tops mounted on stands built (apparently) from scaffolding poles, and all of that on stage with us where it takes up perhaps a third of the frontage. I ask why we don't put the stands on the floor in front of the stage and get put in my place quite sharply with a load of bollocks about health & safety. The drummer brings in his shells, then his traps case, then his cymbals case, then his second traps case, then his second cymbals case. He's brought in enough kit to outfit three rehearsal rooms. He starts building a truly magnificent rig, including three floor toms, five rack toms and at least eight cymbals of varying sizes and shapes. A third PA stand with a large top now materialises at the back of the stage to the right of the drummer, apparently for (very loud) on-stage monitoring. This contributes to the drummer drifting his kit over to his left, thus pushing me against the wall where I'm standing under one of the PA tops. All sorts of alarm bells are ringing by now. My wife sets up her recording gear - she videos all the gigs my bands play. HHH sees this and delivers a lecture to the effect that nothing, nothing at all gets online unless he approves it. Hmmmm. We play the gig. My playing is fine. Not brilliant, but I'm always where I'm supposed to be and it will all sound fine to the audience. I drop a few minor clangers, as you might expect, but that's nothing compared to the list of cockups by HHH. He is clearly very uncomfortable at having to do all the lead vocals and that's spilling over into his guitar playing, which is all over the place. After the gig, the band breaks down and loads out in almost complete silence. Not a good sign. The next night we play another social club, this time south of London. The gig is virtually a carbon copy of Friday in every respect. On Sunday morning I'm in the queue at Sainsbury when my mobile rings. It's HHH. He tells me that I'm hopeless, my bass playing is "going backwards fast", it's just not going to work out, and they're going back to their previous bass player. He's clearly forgotten that I have a complete video recording of both gigs and he doesn't. I think we both know where the blame really lies. On looking at the footage carefully, I realise that the drummer never actually plays most of that enormous kit. It's just there for show. Frankly, I consider this one a bullet dodged. It was always going to end in tears.
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  45. It's Chown. Not Chowny. And Stephen. Not Steve. ;-) That aside - don't count on a reliable source of the long scale Semi-Acoustic cases. We got them from the factory in China, and we've moved production for the 2018 stuff to India. So I find myself in a position of being unable to supply cases for my own guitars. Awkward.
    1 point
  46. A Maruszczyk Jake for 5p ! Wow absolute bargain , nice find
    1 point
  47. Just sold a bass body to Ovi. A great Basschatter all round, absolutely no problems here. Deal with confidence as they say.
    1 point
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