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  1. 11 points
    I think this thread has run it's course now and given Scott has responded I think we can put it to bed.
  2. 11 points
    Hey dudes, it finally uploaded... So, word of warning... this ended up a little (understatement) longer than I though it was gonna be, but I wanted to cover a few things. Things I hit upon that may be of interest: The reason why we're experimenting with longer form dripped courses outside of the SBL Academy What's actually included within the SBL Academy (for those of you who have no idea) The reason why my YouTube content has changed over the years (this will probably be of most interest to you, as it's likely not what you think) Am I the same in "real life"... or is it a show for the camera? And a bunch or other morning ramblings Ezzzzz
  3. 5 points
    Agree - as someone who has been on the receiving end of such criticism and stalker like detective work I also feel that this is a bit next level and quite unseemly.
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    I was not criticising your original point but he seemed ( to me) to explain why he was charging for the GW seminar outside of the SBL Academy. It was the section where he told of the costs around $40,000 just to do the GW piece? I appreciate above is your last words but happy to hear them elsewhere...!
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    Hi, We have just finished the V8 upgrade to my homebrew bass pedal. I've made a (badly filmed) video to show hat they can do: https://www.dropbox.com/s/wksuh0lh7kgu20f/V8 bass pedals.mp4?dl=0 The original consist of an old pedal board from an organ, a Novation Bass station1 plus an Arduino microcomputer. I wanted something that could provide some backing chords so I've added another synth module (Roland) a second Arduino and more switching. My original code has been sorted by my son, who is a programmer by trade. The original has been running fine for about 8 years and we have used the same technology to build our DMX controller - no video though: Regards, Doug
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    Absolutely MINT condition Supernatural Series 3 Mark King signature. 1987 with Original Red Jaydee flight case. Neck and headstock biding. Not a single ding or scratch on her. I know I will regret selling this but it just sits in it's case in my spare room not getting enjoyed. I had it serviced and set up with 35 -95 strings Sept 2014 by John Diggins at Jaydee and I have not used it since. Price of a new one today just over 2k with a lengthy waiting list. Collection from Northwich Cheshire. Come and have a look, you won't find a better one of this age. More photos can be taken if required but photos don't do this time capsule of a bass justice. need to be seen in the flesh ๐Ÿ˜‰ No trades thank you.
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    I used to think that too. I was wrong; Sweet Home Alabama was aimed at NY for stereotyping all southerners as racists in Southern Man and Alabama. In his autobiography (which I'm reading at the moment) NY says " "My own song 'Alabama' richly deserved the shot Lynyrd Skynyrd gave me with their great record. I don't like my words when I listen to it. They are accusatory and condescending, not fully thought out, and too easy to misconstrue." By the way, Clydie King, one of the two black ladies who sang backing vocals on Sweet Home Alabama died earlier this year.
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    The design of the Epiphone is a little more appealing IMO, with its 60s style pickups and more practical 2-part bridge. It's odd that there doesn't seem to be a current vintage style Gibson.
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    Why Me? asks washed up Radio DJ Simon Mayo pondering Teebs' nipples yesterday
  11. 1 point
    I got this recently but unfortunately I need to raise fund, so for sale my lovely Musicman Caprice in Heritage Tobacco Burst. The condition is like new - pristine and immaculate. Comes with original Musicman Caprice hardcase. The bass is light - only 3.8kg. https://www.music-man.com/instruments/basses/caprice-bass Demo Videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wuOBJfZ5EqY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5AhTJ_uJIE Reviews: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlurrTbodFU https://www.premierguitar.com/articles/24881-ernie-ball-music-man-caprice-review
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    Now ยฃ850 - -save yourself some money and a wait ! Maruszczyk Jazzus 4a Custom in mint condition with gig bag. One of the best (if not the best) bass I've owned . Spec as per the video of the actual bass below. Hit me up with any interesting trade offers - completely open minded as long as in excellent condition Collection from Liverpool preferred but happy for you to arrange a courier at your risk and expense.
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    SOLD Ken Smith's personal bass. Made, owned and played by Ken Smith. KEN SMITH 4 STRING Only two were built, with these characteristics. Model: PAS-II Serial number:#35 Date: 16/5/1981 Natural Gloss. Neck: maple & mahogany (5-pc) NUT: 36 mm !!!!! (52 mm Width at 12F); impeccable neck; maximum comfort. Perfect and functional truss road Body: Flamed maple & mahogany Originals pickups: The bass was transformed active / passive in 1986, keeping the originals pickups. Smith Concentric BT Circuit with a DIP panel switch .....recently installed. Made in NY: At that time, Fodera built the basses for Smith.......read article: https://www.basschat.co.uk/topic/336065-ken-smith-and-the-6-string-basses/ This is the email Ken Smith wrote to his former owner ... " I was a very active studio musician back then and my personal records show ME using this bass on several recording back then, Jingles/Commercials for Radio and TV. I played on about 2,000 recordings like those. Some of the dates were 2 3, 4 or 5 spots on them, not just one. Most were done for Ted Bates Advertising, Arnold Eidus director, Virtuoso violinist and the arranger was Al Datz. Much of the bass parts said "Kenny" in the upper left corner and not "Bass" as you would expect because by the morning of the session, he knew I was playing on it. Also, I took a lot of those parts home, with and without my name on it and used them with my students for lessons I gave then as well. This bass has a 5-pc neck with figured maple and I mahogany. We made only a couple like this 5-pc neck. A piece of my history here! Thank you " Ken Smith President/Owner Ken Smith Basses, Ltd.
  14. 1 point
    For Sale this gorgeous and rare Nordy VJ5. Just a feeler for now as I'm not totally sure to let it goโ€ฆ ๐Ÿ˜ž Swamp Ash body in a gorgeous metallic orange finish Maple neck and birdseye maple fretboard - 34,5" scale Matching headstock Famous Big Singles pickups (60's position) with Sadowsky VTC preamp: Volume, Balance, Push-Pull for bypass (Mid in active/Tone in passive), Stack Treble/Bass Two pickguards: pearloid and tortoise Weight: 4,2kg Sincerely, this is the ultimate jazz bass, with exceptional luthery and famous Nordstrand pickups. Well balanced, the neck is extremely comfortable. It is the classic jazz bass but improved with modern conception. Overall condition: great excepted one major scratch, repaired by a local luthier (cleaned and refinished perfectly) and two already there when i bought it 4 years ago Detailed pictures coming soon More pictures here:
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    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Bass-guitar-Rare-from-1954-project/123705497389?hash=item1ccd6c172d:g:Y-IAAOSw3qVcl8k- So Kay managed to get a copy to the market 7 years before the original? My first bass was one of these, bought new in Cleveland Music on 3 July 1982 for ยฃ59.
  16. 1 point
    Just watching a prog about Sgt Peppers, which analyses the various songs and how theyโ€™re made up. Macca was well ahead of the game with what he played.
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    I'm waiting for the BAM200 to come out as I'm after a small back up amp head to keep in my gig bag so if my Hartke HA5500 goes down, then I have something still. Also, I will use it with some 1x10 cab for when I do acoustic gigs and will mean I can sell my Fender Rumble 100 combo. They appear to be selling for about ยฃ110 and if you look at this video, it appears to be about the size of an adult hand so very small. My understanding is they are 200 watts at 4 ohms.
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    Thanks, I used new gear and didn't like the earlier versions but we get there eventually ๐Ÿ˜‚
  20. 1 point
    Mind, him and Jo Wiley got on like a house on fire....๐Ÿ˜‰
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    UFO in Edinburgh tonight. Queen's hall which is a bit odd for a metal gig.
  22. 1 point
    Canโ€™t get much greener than Yamaha grass.
  23. 1 point
    Enjoyed that! Great bass tone!
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    Wow, this makes me cringe. The guy has a product that, clearly, plenty of people like and pay for. He's built it up from nothing and clearly put in vastly more work than people who make bigger fortunes from streaming crappy videos of their children or pets misbehaving. It's clearly absurd to assume that buy buying a specific product you should assume the right to a slice of everything he produces. I enjoy the videos I've seen, but buying into something like this is probably not for me, just because of the way I learn and where my interests lie, but the pricing and product seem fair from where I'm sitting. Must say I am impressed by his response; most people would have just walked away and waited for the fuss to die down. P.S. Scott you are bit of a waffler but so am I.... ๐Ÿ™‚
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    Can only agree with the comments from Mastodon. I have watched the video reply from Scott and from using both his YouTube and SBL content (I'm a member) I can believe he is more than a nice guy in real life. Like the hat (me being follically challenged as well) and the wrist watch by the way Scott.
  28. 1 point
    Haa, yes indeed - thank god for that extra address!!! Plus the old... "What do you mean 'Is that new?' - shows how much attention you pay, I've had it for ages..!!!"
  29. 1 point
    Ok got it ta so in need a 3 ohm Austin Madget !
  30. 1 point
    Thought that was a really honest response, it's nice to know the background info on SBL website production and much appreciated.
  31. 1 point
    Hell's teeth, it looks like Jupiter may have accidentally sat on it. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
  32. 1 point
    Maybe he/she meant Simon Mayo?
  33. 1 point
    Good talk Scott. Absolutely fascinating, watched from beginning to end. Thanks for being so candid re youtube, also for the clarity over what is SBL vs what is external. Perfect response to this thread.
  34. 1 point
    The very cheapest option might be taking a line out from the first amp into the aux input of the second amp.
  35. 1 point
    I think you should start Hellzero's Bass Lessons.
  36. 1 point
    Lovely, just give me a quick mention would you please? Something like "Ricky 4000 is awesome". ๐Ÿ˜€ And maybe "Teebs is not too bad"... ๐Ÿ‘
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    I hope this is going to sell - crazy good price for a great bass
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    Thatโ€™s my experience of the free stuff, not the paid stuff. Makes sense. Si
  41. 1 point
    Scrap the Colbalts (modern sounding flats) than. Going from rounds to old school flats is going to be a very big difference. Anyway, if you want low tension and old school warm thump than Labella 760FS is what you require! Lovely G5440LSB by the way.
  42. 1 point
    Finally got myself an NS2! Too bad it is blue, but I can live with that until I find my ultimate NS2X...
  43. 1 point
    Not sure you're going to have much luck getting Warwick tone out of a Ric. Rics aren't very good impersonators of other basses, but the opposite is also true. Learn to love the Ric tone
  44. 1 point
    That tone? Nothing. A different, great bass tone. . . . lots of stuff. With the gear you list, if you have a bad back your only solution is to hire roadies. Other than that there are no PRO's for keeping heavy gear. My solution to a permanent lower back injury (because I delayed selling very heavy bass gear, that sounded too good to sell) has been to move to 6lb amps, several 23lb cabs and an 8 1/2 lb bass. It doesn't matter what your current gear sounds like. Find good sounding gear that you can carry and learn to love that sound.
  45. 1 point
    I can't praise Limelight enough... he'll make you the most 70s thing you could ever want and it's well under budget! https://classicandcoolguitars.co.uk/limelight-custom-builds/
  46. 1 point
    I like their advert too. Very clear, very open, no room for confusion, and no resorting to kid-speak or wannabe Americanisms. They come across as a pair of grown-ups who know what they're doing.
  47. 1 point
    ๐Ÿ™‚ You're not alone. Me, I sometimes have to check the initialism. That I remember for some reason. ๐Ÿ˜• As to Chris Squire, I knew about him before I heard the first song. I read a lot back then, and bought NO albums coz I didn't have pocket money, and had read about a promising band called Yes with THE Chris Squire in it. Never having heard about the man or The Syn, I still was interested because of that article. "Yes", whilst nice to hear, contained too many lyrics for my young ears, but by "Time and a Word", I'd given up any hopes of only playing instrumental albums forever. Then "The Yes Album" removed all doubt. "Roundabout" was the first song that made me realise just how exquisite his bass parts were. The rest is history.
  48. 1 point
    Now there's a great way to endear yourself to the existing Forum members...Can I suggest some light reading??..."How to make friend and influence people" - and BTW you haven't provided the OP with what he asked for..."bass tabs". Welcome...
  49. 1 point
    Scaled down from my big board recently. TC Toneprint effects are fantastic.
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    I have put this item in storage today so taking it off sale for the time being. My worldly possessions have been condensed down into 45 square foot of storage unit and this is somewhere near the back. I will update title and put back on sale when/if I am in a position to do so. Thanks for the interest. Will


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