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  1. 6 points
    Never seen the words 'stunning' and 'Bongo' in the same sentence before. However that does look rather pretty. The headstock shape does still remind me of Peppa Pig's head, though.
  2. 5 points
    Thank you, Christine. You have been on the forum for 2 days and this is the most eloquent and sensible thing I read read on the tribute band subject and in response to this ridiculous post.
  3. 5 points
    A House In The Boonies / S13 Ep4 / Wales Final Broadcast Transcript Run Time 29’:22” Pre Creds: Presenter (Wendy) to camera “This week we’re in Wales helping Ron and Marjorie to find … A House In The Boonies” Opening Creds – Theme Music: ‘Plinketty Plonk’ Scene 1 – Establishing segment Wendy to camera: "Ron and Marjorie Blart currently live in a poky, condemned one bedroom flat in London but hope to exchange it for a gigantic mansion in Wales possibly with turrets. Ron’s a retired astrophysicist and Marjorie’s a lion-tamer so they need some land for Ron’s collection of radio telescopes and an enclosure for Marjorie’s pride of lions” Shot of lions ripping zebra to shreds – Incidental Music: ‘Banjo Breakdown’ Wendy smarming to camera: "So how did you two love-birds come to be married?" Ron and Marjorie to camera, holding hands: Incidental music: ‘Disco Love Theme for Ukulele” Ron: “We met when Marjorie’s circus came to perform at Jodrell Bank. It was love at first sight” Marjorie: “I’d never seen a little man with such a huge telescope” Music stab: ‘Trombone Wah-wah-wah descending’ Wendy: So what’s the most important feature you’re looking for in your new House In The Boonies? Marjorie: The master bedchamber must have have lots of light. And I want a snug little room somewhere to do colonic irrigation. It's a hobby of mine. Ron: I’d need an absolutely stable gravitational environment with no electro-magnetic eddies… Wendy: Right… Ron: … but it’s not a big issue as long as Marjorie’s lions are happy. Particularly Rex… Marjorie: Yes, Rex. Rex is a bit picky. Wendy: (simpers) Well, we’ll be looking at three luvlay generous properties after the break Break Bumper Music: ‘Pizzicato Plonketty Plink Plinketty Plinketty Plonk’
  4. 4 points
    Terrible when that happens, it's the bitterest pill, you might as well light your funeral pyre and all around the world, in a strange town, a town called malice in fact , this English rose and the man in the corner shop along with Smithers-Jones will write to the news of the world for publication in the city but not pretty green fields filled with carnations How terrible is that?
  5. 2 points
    When Later first aired over 25yrs ago (pre-internet/YouTube etc for most of us at the time), for me, it was like a breath of fresh air in terms of being able to see live bands on the telly. It gave music fans the opportunity to see bands/performances that we wouldn't otherwise have access to. So, in the spirit of the above here's something that blew me away when I first saw it in summer 1993, and still does, in fact... At the time I think it was one of her first live appearances after Debut came out. I love the song, but this version, to my ears at least, is the best live version I've heard to this day. Captures the original and adds that little bit more. And I was (and still am) intrigued by the bass/guitar (?) that is used as a percussion instrument by one of the keyboard players. Anyone else got any standout moments from Later?
  6. 2 points
    Could be worse, could be me waving my Beef Bag under your nose
  7. 2 points
    I reckon that north of 90% of the acts on Later have not been to my taste. That doesn't make Later a bad show. Later is a good show because it features live music. Why anyone would want to take it off the air just because they don't like the acts beats me. What these people should be moaning about is that lack of alternative music shows on TV. With more choice, maybe, people would stop bleating on about Later.
  8. 2 points
    But that's what we're here for! Seriously though, don't read too much chest-beating into this. Most of us here are regular contributors to such nerdiness- it's great to dig into the whys and wherefores, and is a good mental workout for us all! Think of us as mates chatting down the pub, without the beer. Or the pub. Or faces. But you know, similar.
  9. 1 point
    I'm still in two minds about this as it was my dream instrument several years ago that I spent considerable amounts of time and money on. The aim was to have an instrument that would have the range of a guitar and with tapping / touchstyle potential, but with a manageable string spacing for my smaller hands. The base is a Conklin Groove Tools 7-string that I had imported from the States. Swamp ash back and thick figured maple top, purpleheart fingerboard and incredibly stable yet thin 7-piece wenge / purpleheart laminate neck. Bartolini pickups and active preamp. Hipshot made me a custom 8-string bridge with 14mm string spacing, and I added an eighth tuning machine and had a new nut cut. Custom Newtone stainless steel strings brought the thing to life. Just to push it over the top, I had SIMS Custom add LEDs, including a butterfly inlay at the headstock (easily covered if not to your taste) and edge dots that act as front or side dots. These can be switched on or off via a toggle switch on the front. Will take some better photos, but these give you an idea. The 14mm spacing sounds very narrow for a bass, but it means that the B string is still reached relatively easily for an 8-string. Slapping is possible, albeit requiring some adjustment. I currently have it tuned to BEADGCEA, but it could easily be tuned in 4ths (BEADGCFBb). I know some people have tuned them with a low F# instead. Interested in trades for: - Sadowsky 5-strings, particularly NYC ones (can add a little cash as appropriate) - high-end relics e.g. Fender Custom Shop, MJT, Bravewood - ... try me? (but I'm sure you'll understand that not everything may be to my taste)
  10. 1 point
    Hello I sell a Fbass BNF6 in mint condition. Year of birth: 2012. Nut Width : - 56mm Fingerboard Radius - 10" - 16" Scale Length - 34.5" Number of positions - 26 String Spacing at Bridge - 19mm (3/4") Neck Wood - 3 piece quarter-sawn maple Fingerboard Wood - Ebony lined Body Wood - Ash with quilted maple centre block Tuners - BlackGotoh tuners with 20:1 ratio Bridge - Black Hipshot A Style Knobs - Handmade African Blackwood Pickups - Two F Bass stacked, single coil/hum-cancelling, magnetic pickups Weight: 5kg, 11lb The bass is located in the North of France. Collection is possible in Calais, Boulogne sur Mer, Lille, Arras, ..... Price: £3000 or 3500€ shipping included. https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/20/4/1526508634-dscf0483.jpg
  11. 1 point
    For sale or trade this Mike Lull PT4 made in 2011 in Bellevue, Washington USA. Mike Lull PT4 by Eneade, sur Flickr This bass has all the Lull attributes, incuding a light weight of 7,7 lbs / 3,5 kg - Chambered alder body - Graphite reinforced maple neck with indian rosewood fretboard, PLEKed - Hipshot A bridge and ultralight tuners - Original Protec Contego softcase - Bartolini T4 pickup with Sadowsky two band preamp with Vintage Tone Control (passive tone control) - BONUS: Lull T4 pickups with tortoise pickguard and passive pots. This extra set includes chrome and plastic rings, screws, dome knobs... and is worth £500 on bassdirect http://www.bassdirect.co.uk/bass_guitar_specialists/Lull_pickups.html The Bartolini / Sadowsky set is worth £400. You can also mix electronics, Lull pickups and Sadowsky pre for example. Bass is located in France and can be shipped all over Europe. Price is £1650 / €1900. Trade wise I am interested in fretted 4 stringers : Moollon, F bass, Ken Smith, Warwick SS2... cash either way. Mike Lull PT4-2 by Eneade, sur Flickr Mike Lull PT4-3 by Eneade, sur Flickr Mike Lull PT4-4 by Eneade, sur Flickr Mike Lull PT4-5 by Eneade, sur Flickr Mike Lull PT4-6 by Eneade, sur Flickr Mike Lull PT4-7 by Eneade, sur Flickr Mike Lull PT4-8 by Eneade, sur Flickr
  12. 1 point
    I've got TIs on mine, they're perfect on that bass. They are relatively expensive but you only have to buy them once - I've had a set on my P Bass for nearly 10 years!
  13. 1 point
    I don't - holding a grudge is an important thing in life
  14. 1 point
    I have a passive millennium. (The one in my profile pic) It’s really nice: mine is barely 8lbs, good tonal variation from the J pickups. Neck is slim; Ibanez-like, and smooth. Made in Vietnam i believe. Tuning holds fine, metalwork good and a decent range of finishes. I got it new for £180 (i think).
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  16. 1 point
    I do miss that amp. But, it took more work to get it to do what I wanted, compared to the Markbass stuff. Markbass just works for me. It's not as beautiful or solid as the Glock, but I plug in and it sounds good whoever the room or band setup.
  17. 1 point
    I'm not sure I'm psychologically capable of allowing myself to believe that.
  18. 1 point
    Make sure you post your dubstep version of Proud Mary
  19. 1 point
    Cool ! hit me and maybe we can hook up and have a beer I'm often in Lille too if you head there
  20. 1 point
    Oh dear, what have I started? I just wanted to sound good in a band situation 😎
  21. 1 point
    Love the Seafoam green ones.... However the thing that brought me here was the thread title - it's been driving me (and my OCD/Pedantry) crazy for days..."Sandberg appreciation scociety" Please, please, please amend the spelling...
  22. 1 point
    Not my band obviously but I wanted to share this classic shot from the Manchester venue "Band on The Wall" that takes its name from the noval stage design it had back in the day.
  23. 1 point
    @MoJo i often at work just ebay search "bass guitar" and it was being sold under the title 'bass guitar, amp, stand and leads starter set' so very vague. it was collection only which probably also helped it be so low.
  24. 1 point
    Good afternoon, brambasstik, and ... Plenty to read and amuse you here, and lots to learn and share.
  25. 1 point
    Well - you came to the right place OP - there's more instrument building knowledge here than you can chuck a factory of MIMs at. I don't have the foggiest though. I suggest sandpaper, a sharp screwdriver and copious expletives!
  26. 1 point
    The EH has 9 canned sounds, coupled with tweaks via the control knobs. It's good for playing things which complement the bass line; I think it's an accompaniment. The SS generates the sounds and is very direct and is more of an instrument in its own right. I think their roles sort of complement each other.
  27. 1 point
    Didn't you say that you have a Vanderkley 210LNT cab? According to the specs on their website, it only goes down as low as 40 Hz. So how do you hear any notes lower than an E flat ??? And what exactly do you think you are gaining from allowing the frequencies between 20 and 40 Hz through to your cab by not HPF'ing them, when the cab itself is incapable of reproducing them? I'm a bit confused.
  28. 1 point
    If its a fixed neck, I'm not sure how you would get all the way to the neck with any router arrangement unless I've misunderstood something. One option - because the type of jig you show is actually a very good design - might be to rout on the jig as far as it will go close to the neck, and finish the last inch with sharp chisels? And yes - warm welcome.
  29. 1 point
    Worthy cause and a great idea. Good luck, and I hope Ellen gets better soon. Horrible disease that has touched us all at some point.
  30. 1 point
    I don't think that accidentally owning something should qualify me for "sort of hero" status. @FacStudio deserves the hat tip I think. I tried an Umbo in PMT when they first came out and thought it sounded nasal and horrible. I traded another Sandberg (a TM4) for the HCA white Umbo and realised that the Sandberg strings don't go too well with the Alnico II pickups and, through trial and error, have found strings that bring the best out of them. I've disliked every new one I've tried in shops (even when taking delivery of my Marley Blue order) for this reason.
  31. 1 point
    Sometimes it's a wonder that we ever get to play at all with all this to worry about!
  32. 1 point
    Thanks guys and I will give this a go. There still seems to be a lot of love for these units and it's my spare amp rig (DI out)
  33. 1 point
    These are ones from our set Respect Rescue Me Nowhere to Run You Just Keep Me Hanging On Build Me Up Buttercup (never fails) Signed Sealed Delivered River Deep Tears of a Clown Sweetest Feeling Your Love is Lifting Me
  34. 1 point
    Interesting stuff - my Stingray was £350 new in 1980 - without hard shell case or gig bag!! The arrangement from 1976 until 1979/80 was that CLF produced the instruments under contract to Musicman - part of the cause of the breakdown of relationships between them was the failure of manufactured instruments to pass Musicman's quality requirements. There's a guy who has the production records up to 1979 or so - a number of instruments were factory refinished owing to the quality issue.
  35. 1 point
    If you went mad with it yes but a little goes along way
  36. 1 point
    I'm all about subtitles these days, it means I actually understand the plot of what I'm watching rather missing something important because a character mumbled.
  37. 1 point
    I am looking to sell this one since I own around 40 basses... It got a bit crowded at my house. Thanks for interest.
  38. 1 point
    Post edited again..! Q5 Pro it is. For now at least, hehe. Probably worth a little less than the stated price then. I'm open to sensible offers.
  39. 1 point
    Actually, its not to be sniffed at.
  40. 1 point
    To be fair, I think it follows on from the quoted text logically enough. The principles remain the same between bass guitar and recorded music, even if the application is somewhat different. It is still fair to say that a bass sound with the tone all the way off doesn't contain any more fundamental than one with it all the way up, and will also still contain harmonics, although not going as high. You do have an unfair advantage with the Yammy BB though- hard to make them not sound awesome! I have heard Reggae live, and as Cuzzie says, it's not as sub heavy as one might imagine. Very bassy, but not always sub-bassy! An alternate question- has anyone stood in front of a powerful, full range system pumping out a sine wave at 40 or 30hz? It's quite an experience, and not very musical! Amongst other symptoms I have actually had cold sweats, biliousness, and yep, something of a niggling sense that I really ought to clench lest I void myself. There is no official brown note, but I know where the rumours come from now! This isn't to say that such low frequency content is always unpleasant, but if present it is usually at very low levels and carefully controlled. And certainly, as bass guitarists, we aren't kicking out anything like as much of it as the specs might suggest on paper.
  41. 1 point
    My contempt for the facile, simpering jauntiness of daytime TV incidental music is utter and complete. Were it possible to enact without risk of penal servitude a savage, physical retribution on the gurning halfwits who manufacture these odious 'programmes' I should proceed accordingly and with gusto. Faugh!
  42. 1 point
    I don't actually care whether a band is tribute, covers, or so-called originals. All that matters is ... are they any good?
  43. 1 point
    I've not been a fan of any of the VM/TM series based purely on demos I've heard, I always felt the MM pickup was too far south from its natural habitat and it didn't blend well with the P. I'd have to try one out for myself though! I was always interested in the single pickup Basic model though as a slim necked Stingray alternative: I picked up a Sandberg Basic from here for an absolute bargain and it's the best sounding bass I've ever had. Just plugged straight into any amp it sounds great even in passive mode, whereas with other basses, I've had I've always been trying different pedals and preamps to make them sound good!
  44. 1 point
    A knee! Or one of these if you can find one. (skip to about 90 seconds in where she plays in front of the window if you don't like the song!)
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  46. 1 point
    A band is supposed to work as a team, both on and off the stage. There should be some give and take. It's obvious and natural that no one will like EVERY song on the list. IMO the most diplomatic way would be to take turns choosing a song.
  47. 1 point
    Is it the drummer's band or a democracy? I can see if someone really, really hates a song, but he should get one vote, majority rules, not total veto power. Tell him to take it like a man.
  48. 1 point
    I use the dots on the side of the neck (which on my Wal are where the 3/5/7/9/12 etc frets would be) just as I do when playing a fretted. I realise this makes me reliant on the dots rather than muscle memory but fact is I haven't even got good enough muscle memory on a fretted bass so I have no hope of intonating properly on a fretless with out a visual aid. So I am the bass player that has to stare at the bass neck frequently when playing, which is not a biggie in my book! After all, I'm only "the bl**dy bass player", not the front man or the guitar hero
  49. 0 points
    "Tribute" bands = sad nonsense. Don't care how good/"accurate" they are. Does anyone eat "tribute" (i.e. fake) food or drive a "tribute" car? Ridiculous.
  50. 0 points
    You admit to watching Eurovision? Congratulations on your bravery!

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