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  1. Saw it last night. I'm not a Queen 'fan' but enjoy their music so went with an open mind to watch an entertaining film, not a documentary. I really enjoyed it, everything musically was realistic enough, more so than a lot of films with actors playing musicians. I found it quite emotional in places (glad it was dark in there) and uplifting and joyous in others. It said enough about Freddies life without going into unnecessary gory details and of course the film centres on Freddie, he was the star in Queen so was the the star in the film. All in all I think it's a great film. I liked the nod from Mike Myers towards the Wayne's World scene which was slipped in.
    5 points
  2. We went last night. We like their music but we're not dedicates fans as such. So can't comment on time lines. IMHO they did enough on Freddie's private life. His family struggled with it then and there's no need to drag it out any further. As @blue says, John Deacon was an amazingly good look a like, and acted pretty well too. We'll probably go again, as we have Cineworld Unlimited.
    5 points
  3. I bought a used Fender P in NYC about 8 years ago. I was fully prepared to declare it at customs, I stood there for 10 minutes with the case in my hand, nobody showed up. All the guards were over in the ‘nothing to declare’ area trying to catch people sneaking through and they completely ignored me so I just left. I thought I scored but the bass turned out to be a fake anyway.. Legit neck, random body. Still my favourite bass though.
    5 points
  4. For sale is my 2 year old Vanderkley 1x15 +6" 4 ohms cab. I got this new from Bass Direct in 2016, and its been well looked after. The photos should show you that. The only noticeable marks are on the 4 bottom feet, which is to be expected. Its done 3-5 gigs, but mostly been used for rehearsals. Full spec's here http://www.vanderkleyamp.nl/products/cabinets/115mn6/ As i dont drive and dont wish to post it, it would have to be collection from me either from home (SE1, near the OXO tower), or work (EC1N, Hatton Garden). if you wish to try it out then it will have to be at my work, in the evening. id also have to arrange to get it there but i can do that fairly quickly, within a day or two. No trades, as ive already replaced this, and only very close offers please. Not in a rush to sell, but i do need shot of it as i dont have much room to store it. Photos taken today, so this is the current condition of it. IMO its close to looking perfect but i dont use that word as someone can always disprove it.
    4 points
  5. Do you think you'll play sitting down, or standing up with a strap on?
    4 points
  6. I saw it today. I loved it. It was a really good rock movie. Keep in mind I'm not real picky or critical about this kind of stuff. I went to the theater to be entertained and I was. Was it me or did the bass player Joseph Mazello look a lot like John Deacon? Blue
    4 points
  7. This is IMO one of the best reissues that Fender have ever produced, they really nail the 70's vibe and tone. This particular example is in exceptionally good condition, some would say mint. It comes complete with the original C&G case, chrome pickup covers, thumb rest, hang tags, Fender strap etc. It has a fresh set of rounds and sounds amazing. I'm after £975 collected from Margate, can post at cost if required.
    3 points
  8. New bass, Reverend Mercalli 4, barefaced super twin, markbass little mark ii.
    3 points
  9. I've always thought a zero fret instead of relying on the nut for string height was a good idea
    3 points
  10. Coincidentally, I recently had a similar sort of jam, where I was the new guitarist, drums and bass already played in a different band. We just jammed some grooves, I played rhythm, and gave the bass room to extemporise, and i played a few melodic lines and tried to avoid widdling, for the most part . The drums just played funky with very little in the way of fills and certainly no solo! We gave each other space and it was really enjoyable. Was kinda nerve wracking for me as I hadn't played guitar in a band for 17 years. One of the bands they like is the New Mastersounds, and the resulting recording wasn't too far off, for a first time jam. So, it can be done!
    3 points
  11. Can he edit it to add some stuff in to make it last more than 30 seconds?
    3 points
  12. Sorry I'm not allowing it - it's a great tune!!
    3 points
  13. One of the things that @eude and I have been discussing is the colour of the fretline markers. We've gone for redwood veneer which should compliment nicely with the top. Here is a sample I did on our cherry cupboard at home, which will be a similar colour tone to the finished katalox: Should look pretty classy. I'm aiming to have all the fretlines installed tomorrow.
    3 points
  14. Dragonfly 5 string, Fat J5 custom Jazz Bass Handmade in Japan by renowned Luthier, Tatsuaki Totani, who originally worked with Aria and now heads up Harrys Engineering. The Bass is 5 string custom Jazz Bass, Alder Body, 5 piece maple neck with walnut stringers, the headstock is capped in Maple and the fingerboard is flamed maple. The Bass is handmade and the finish and build quality is second to none, up there with Atelier, Xotic etc. The hardware is all high end GOTOH, the pick ups are hand wound Dragonfly customs, flush finished in walnut casings. The scratch plate is in black, which works well with the matt finish of the Alder body. The pre-amp is the Harrys Engineering DFBP-3, LOW/MID/TREBLE boost/cut, with mid notch. There is a mid cut/boost switch, active/passive select, master tone, master volume and balance. The tonal range is really impressive, from vintage Jazz right through to more spanky/slap tones. The bass has excellent playability, with quite a flat profile, which lends itself to quite low action if that's your thing, I have had the Bass professionally set up, with a fret dress just to get it spot on, but it was already pretty good when I got it. It also includes the Dragonfly semi soft case, with all original paperwork/spec sheet/build number and allen keys etc. I have owned the Bass since new, I imported it directly from Bass Japan Direct (Danny Stewart), so it's got a great pedigree, plus you get to avoid the shipping costs and import duties! This is a pro level instrument, unfortunately my playing skills aren't, and, truth be told, I prefer guitar, so I'm looking to move this on to someone who will get better use than I have. It's a joy to play, it sounds fantastic and it looks great, so hopefully someone out there will appreciate this beautiful bass guitar. If you have any questions, I will do my best to answer, if you go to Youtube and search for "Dragonfly Fat j5" you will see a clip of Danny Stewart playing this actual Bass, suffice to say, Danny was quite impressed.
    2 points
  15. It's happening guys... I wanted to be Jon Stockman but it turns out I'm not and I can't justify having this wonderful thing sat around doing nothing so... Warwick Thumb NT6 from 1997. Serial number A 035230 97. You know the deal. Bubinga and Wenge loveliness. Out of this world Seymour Duncan Bassline II pickups with 18v MEC preamp giving this some insane thump if you want it. It's pretty much unmarked, some very small dings and the world's tiniest bit of white paint on the tip of the headstock (pictured) where it rubbed against the wall where I keep it- could probably come off with a little bit of elbow grease. Sounds and plays amazing. Neck is fairly shallow so no issue getting to all 6 strings. I replaced the straplocks with a new set of Jim Dunlop ones as the old ones would come loose without warning! Very scary. Never let it drop though (phew). I'll miss this! Not in a particular hurry to sell it to hoping to get a little less than I paid for it SOLD Comes with a gigbag although I could put it in a hardcase for a little extra. I only really want to have this collected in Manchester but I might be open to shipping it for the right price.
    2 points
  16. So ..... few times over the last few years i was lucky enough to do some music for advert and television .... the guy was really nice and he told me he saw a video contaning my music which i ve done for a media company in London . However , he told me they already have a music composer that they have worked for years but he told me they are very busy and need a hand . when i asked him what kind of movie it was i was shocked ! Never done music for a porn tv before so i went for it . Checked the website and they have won loads of awards in the last 5 years, big company . now , just purchased a 50 inch 4k tv just for this job ahahahahahahahaha and another positive thing is that i can never get caught "sorry love im working "ahahahahahah
    2 points
  17. @Al Krow, The volume knob is notched and each click provides an increase in loudness. In my opinion it's smooth. My Quilter is very similar in that regard and my Ashdown seems to give you more earlier in the stage especially when the compressor is engaged. The Mosfet is definitely the more modern sounding of the two heads. The Tube has more of a low-mid presence with controls set flat on each in my opinion. I don't have much experience with full blown tube amps. The T does offer more warmth than the M but there wasn't a night & day difference to my ears with the gear that I had during the period when both were under my roof. The cabs that I had then all were a little more vintage sounding. They were a pair of old Genz Benz 112s which I still own and two pairs of Ashdown cabs without tweeters (Mi 10 & ABM Mini 408 Neo). The T isn't wild & woolly and the M isn't sterile. They're each just nice clean sounding amps but again, I do feel that T is warmer. My experience with compressors is also not very extensive. I've owned a couple of quality pedals that didn't get used much. I'm sure that there are better compressors but with the limited amount of usage that I have given the unit on the Veyron, I can't say that I've encountered anything that turned me off. Here's a video of the Veyron M being played by the same guy in the previous video that I posted. He's got the Ultra High & Ultra Low engaged which sort of sccops the sound....
    2 points
  18. For a period of time, I owned both the Mosfet and the Tube versions. My plan was to make a decision on which I liked more and the other would be returned to the vendor. I liked them both and couldn't decide. I kept each of them for more than a year until I sold the Tube to fund another amp purchase. Right now my amps are the Quilter Bass Block 800, Ashdown Rootmaster RM-800 EVO and the Veyron Mosfet. Who knows how they came up with the 2000 watts rating. 500 watts? I feel pretty confident with saying that I think it is more powerful than that. With respect to volume, it compares very favorably to the amps that I named above which are rated at 800 watts RMS.
    2 points
  19. Long ago, I once did Einstein on the beach. Terrible soundtrack that got! "One two three four, one two three four five six, one two three four five six seven eight, one two three four, one two three four five six, one two three four five six seven eight." Never again!
    2 points
  20. 2 points
  21. That gap in the neck pocket is a handy place to store plectrums and business cards, probably get a couple of cables and a spare pack of strings in there too:
    2 points
  22. This is a well-known thing - a guitarist who wants other musicians to play so that he (and it is invariably a he!) can go widdly-widdly-wee to his heart's content.
    2 points
  23. This is what Martin have on their performing artist series. just a little window - maybe a little limpet on the back of the headstock, imagine a miniaturised reversed Stratocaster jack socket with this fella looking at you. would work off vibration like a clip on tuner... for reference these circles are about as big as a 1p coin.
    2 points
  24. Getting a simple and effective unit on a solid body in a position that’s viewable when playing is hard - acoustics have the big slab side to fit them in easily and they are viewable when playing
    2 points
  25. Awww! Thank you! The original flip finish was pretty amazing, but when it went back for it's service (after 8 or 9 years active use!) it came back with the new crackled chameleon flip paint finish - and whatever he did it plays and sounds better than ever! My 7 string I think will be next for a service but no need just yet. Still going strong in to it's 10th year. Maybe nearer 11 I forget. Jon is a really nice guy; an understanding engineer who really knows his wood choices. I can't think of a better way to understand more about our basses, so I would recommend the course. Jon is a great teacher. Thing is though, now I know what he is capable of, my next two basses have already been planned... on paper at least!
    2 points
  26. Absolutely! As a massive Carole King fan, ‘Pleasant Valley Sunday’ is up there as one of my all time favourite songs. Lots more of their stuff is great too, including ‘Last train to Clarksville’ and ‘A little bit me..’
    2 points
  27. Impressive that you have a cupboard dedicated to storing cherries.
    2 points
  28. As a kid, we all knew someone who had easy access to 5th generation copied porno on VHS cassettes. A mate of mine was very keen to show me a recording of something he thought I'd find hilarious but for all the wrong reasons; popping the tape in, there were trailers for forthcoming porno films. The trailer in particular featured a blonde woman on a boat with two guys. There was an America-accented dialogue with references to a 'double-banger sequence you'll never forget' and the accompanying music? The theme from the Nicholas Parson's vehicle, Sale Of The Century. It obviously etched itself onto our addled teenage minds. I was out with him last night and 30+ years later it still gets a mention, one us us apeing the narrative while the other hums the theme tune.
    2 points
  29. Bring on the fluffer, I'm losing wood...
    2 points
  30. Time to dust off the wah pedal.
    2 points
  31. First gig I ever went to was the Hyde Park show in 76. Saw them loads of times. Watched the film last night and loved it. The audience loved it. Loads of laughing out loud and for me, tears!! What a big girl, but music can get me like that!
    2 points
  32. 2x10 neodymium speakers 600 watt handling. 8 ohm Variable tweeter. Handmade in Holland 17kg (one handed carry) Retailing at £725 new. Had this up a while back but it's still not getting any use. Less than 6 months old in excellent condition. This cab has less than 15 hours playtime on it. Loud, smooth, detailed and clear sounding cabs. Perfect solution for smaller bar/club gigs. Collection only or meet up/delivery possible within a fair radius of Witney, West Oxfordshire. Will consider trade of a cheaper cab + cash my way. I'm very fussy though!
    1 point
  33. And you thought 'off topic' was a rough house!
    1 point
  34. That video clip has got me looking a bit further into doing a bit of classical bass. I thought this might be right up your street Grangur - I've just ordered myself a copy! https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1495089118/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=AHRB2OK2Q2YCL&psc=1
    1 point
  35. That’s a Bassmute. You can switch the foam mutes to touch the strings at the flick of a switch and have two positions (one more tightly pressed than the other). They are great fun. It takes up a bit of room so wonder if a single piece bridge was chosen as it might take up less space. A two piece and the Bassmute might have interfered with the rear pickup position perhaps.
    1 point
  36. Just be safe in the knowledge that ‘everyone should own at least one Precision’! So if that needs to happen, not your fault! Si
    1 point
  37. Correct, 2.5% import duty on anything up to £630, plus VAT on the value plus the duty. Official web page here. Also, for anything containing rosewood (such as many fretboards), you need to apply for a CITES permit.
    1 point
  38. I keep thinking mine are, too...
    1 point
  39. That's what would make me uncomfortable about the movie if it went too much into his personal life: the fact that they kept a lot of it under wraps while it was going on means that he/they did not particularly want to make it all public. So out of respect I'd rather it stays that way. I didn't realise Freddie knew about his illness so early on (1985). I always had thought that he found out much later, closer to his death. I like how the band kept things private, and despite the obvious falling out when he went solo, they still respected each other. I think that's something that says a lot about them as human beings, and it would be wrong to break it now in order to make a movie a little more... 'sensational'. In my opinion, of course.
    1 point
  40. however Alan , i think your instruments are really really special! something really special about your fretless basses ...i dont know what you do but i love it. i dont own one (yet ) played many times diffferent acg but one day im gonna have a 6 string build (fretless) of course
    1 point
  41. Bit of tidying up to do, but I think this is pretty close to plan. You can tell by the artificial light that it's taken all day : You can see the angle here by looking where the upper cutaway angles where it joins the neck Here's the back - again, pending a bit of tidying up of the joints:
    1 point
  42. Hi The business came into being in 2005 I was building before then so no coincidence at all. However it is also public record that JP was and still is one of the biggest influences, and making me want to build in the first place. My main wood supplier Larry was also JP supplier it is how I found him. So I have always held JP in the highest of regard.
    1 point
  43. It’s not the only fix, but it’s the easiest. Other fixes would be milling an angle in the pocket or neck heel, recessing the bridge. Or a different (lower) bridge/saddles. So a shim is probably your best bet. Veneer works well for this. Ideally the saddles shouldn’t bottom out until the string are resting on the fret tops (just so you know what to aim for)
    1 point
  44. Beware of what 'we all know', as it's as likely as not incorrect. One can find, without too much searching, a five and an eighteen that go equally low. Where the five would come up short is in maximum output. A 115 may give better lows than a 210, it may not. My advice in this respect is always the same: if you don't like the sound of your speaker get one that you do like the sound of. If one isn't loud enough get two.
    1 point
  45. Tonight's practice rig, with added Fane Colossus 400w in the old Carlsbro cab.
    1 point


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