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  1. Exactly. Went inside for obtaining property by deception, has ten prior convictions including counterfeiting and dishonesty offences, and has just been convicted of five charges of fraud and two of falsifying articles and was sentenced to 162 weeks, suspended for two years on 15th January this year. Yet this thread has tarnished his good name? There's not enough laughing smilies to try and express this clowns comedy genius.
    12 points
  2. 10 points
  3. Hmm... I'm beginning to suspect this chap may not be as honest as he says he is.
    7 points
  4. I've not had this long, but unfortunately I need to get some work done on my Baritone Sax, so this is on the block. For sale is a lovely 1989 Music Man Stingray 2EQ in lack with rosewood board. It was recently set up by the legendary Eltham Jones and restrung with a set of Ernie Ball nickel round wounds. It plays beautifully and weighs 9lbs 2oz which is an very good weight for a Ray of this era. It is all-original apart from the pickguard screws (I have the original rusted ones). It shows a lot of wear and tear on the body (as pictured) but the neck is very good and the frets were recently levelled. I have an old case I can ship this in or I'm happy to meet near Monmouth. In looking for £1,125 inc. shipping. No trades thanks.
    6 points
  5. "Dear Prowla, dear Walshy, Our sollicotors have now send the liable to Cort, so there! Please find attashed Prove of Post Kind regards, Mick Mason" NB not a dig at people with writing limitations; just a dig at this one guy.
    6 points
  6. I'm really good at remembering lyrics! But unfortunately a bit rubbish at remembering bass lines 😁
    6 points
  7. USA Guild B301 bass with case, keys and handbook. Weighs 9lb 2ozs in excellent condition and sounds great. Serial Number 182783 which dates it to 1978 see photo below For sale only , international buyers welcome and shipping possible at buyers cost and risk ***SOLD***
    5 points
  8. One more little vid.. honestly man, it's SO EASY to play, and it resonates like it's alive.
    5 points
  9. Well, well, well; I have received my refund!!! The person who mediated says that he has seen the proof of postage; though I haven't; however, I've no reason to doubt his word. In light of that, my comments about the seller posting it to himself appear to be factually incorrect, though I am still perplexed as to why I wasn't and still haven't been directly given that information. I think it may be appropriate now to take down this thread, but before doing so, I would like to thanks the folks here for their support; I am sure that it wouldn't have happened without your help.
    5 points
  10. I haven't done any of the research on it like you have Jack, but my sense of it has always been that Macca has had a raw deal over the years from the mainly pro-Lennon press.. Something that took on an even more zealous edge after Lennon was assassinated.. Come the day that Macca is no longer here, I suspect that the history of it all will get rewritten more fairly and Macca's unbelievablely brilliant contribution to music / culture over the last 60 years will finally get the proper recognition it - and he - deserves.
    5 points
  11. Hi folks, following on from Sam's Custom PMM4-T "The Mule", here's a build diary for a stock instrument now for sale at a crazy "Black Friday" deal that I'm honouring for a little longer. I'll start with a finished instrument shot (next to my personal JPJ5 in Sonic Blue) and then show you how I built the instrument "from soup to nuts" as they say! Hope you enjoy. Please feel free to comment and ask questions along the way and thanks for stopping by to take a look.
    4 points
  12. Fender Precision Bass in butterscotch with maple neck in absolutely mint condition Sounds fantastic, balances well, everything works as it should with plenty of life left in the frets I believe it was made in 2002/4 serial number Q011105 Sale only and international buyers welcome Will ship in at buyers cost and risk
    4 points
  13. Nothing on here is libel/slander apart from him trying to make you look like a paedophile as you mentioned in an earlier post. He is just using idol threats to get rid of words that, because of his actions, make him look bad (and rightly so). He has no grounds for suing and I VERY much doubt he has the means to start a suit given he has clearly been gathering his funds for his habit in a very illicit manner. You've done no wrong, we are all witness to that. Also it's wise to keep this in a public domain, as well as that message you posted, as if he does start action this thread is very good evidence and is a fairly concise record of events. If you have you're money back, I would advise ceasing contact. Just to note as well, that intermediary who sent that message would absolutely be called to court if this was taken that far, they are an instrumental party so are, and will, remain directly involved in any further proceedings.
    4 points
  14. Glyn Johns tells a different story (Sound Man, 2014). He says that Macca called him out of the blue and asked him to produce a TV special they were planning, to be filmed/recorded at Twickenham. George Martin was essentially fed up with the band's pre-collapse antics and wanted nothing to do with it. The TV thing never happened, and the project morphed into the Let It Be project that we all ... erm ... have mixed feelings about, shot at Twickenham and at Apple HQ in Savile Row. The reason George Martin got involved was that Lennon and Harrison had been completely fooled by Magic Alex (look him up if you're not familiar with the name) into paying for a sooper-dooper sound system that Alex was to install at Savile Row. Come the first session there, the recording professionals were wetting themselves laughing at a teenager's home stereo. The Beatles called George Martin at Abbey Road, and he quickly shipped down to Savile Row enough kit to complete the project. That's why Martin appears in the montage; he wasn't producing, he was keeping an eye on his kit! The Phil Spector thing happened later, entirely at Lennon's demand, and without Macca even being consulted. What he did to the production on the album was genuinely the final straw that broke the relationship between Lennon and Macartney. Personally, my sympathy is entirely with Macca - Lennon was so far out of order that I would never have been prepared to work with him again. Over the last nearly 50 years the stories have twisted and turned, and many have tried to make Macca the villain of the piece. Unfortunately for them, pretty much all the evidence (and I've waded through a LOT of it) simply confirms and re-confirms that Macca was right all along, while smack-head Lennon was making a series of appalling decisions.
    4 points
  15. I wonder if I’ll get mine as promised today. Surely he won’t let both of us down 😂
    4 points
  16. Be a Smurf. Apparently when I was very young my grandparents gave my brother and I a coin each to throw in a wishing well. I wished I was a Smurf while my brother kept the money as it was a waste throwing it in a well. Roll on nearly half a century and I'm not a Smurf and he's got more money than me. There's a lesson in there boys and girls.
    4 points
  17. [Ian Dury] Arrz-holes Brexit Rickenbacker Sold [/Ian Dury]
    4 points
  18. Withdrawn - it’s far too good. Bought in August ‘20, it’s a stunning Bravewood with slab board, ash body, Radioshop pickups, and tons of mojo. Sounds outstanding. Bravewoods sell themselves, so I’ll just leave it there. Weighs 9lbs according to the original listing on the BW website. ***The last photo, form the Bravewood website, is closest to showing the colour of the bass. I may retake photos if I get a chance. No issues, and well looked after.
    3 points
  19. You can use NL2 plugs as well. The NL4 is a 4 pole plug, generally used in bi-amp situations. The NL2 is a 2 pole and will work fine. Genuine Neutrik is the way to go and if you need a custom length Award Session are great.
    3 points
  20. I had the same problem when I started on the five. I got round it by repositioning the root of each scale on the B string and once I'd got that into my head, I started learning a couple of completely new songs in that scale, so there would be no clash of muscle memory. It worked. I don't suppose this is an original idea, but my discovering it certainly was 😉
    3 points
  21. I wonder what would happen if Jason was asked his full name and address so that Prowla could update the police and his legal team on developments, just in case they wish to talk to him ....
    3 points
  22. I’m ok but in my old punk covers band the singer was dreadful. And it used to make me laugh that when we played Gangsters by The Specials inevitably he’d scream at me: ”Whats the first word”. So I’d shout “Why”. And then he’d shout “Cos I’ve forgotten it”. So I’d shout back”Why IS the first word”. And so on......
    3 points
  23. If anybody is looking for a spare Wal neck there are two here. https://www.gumtree.com/p/guitar-instrument/wal-twin-neck-custom-bass/1393232273
    3 points
  24. Playing that Tele body / P neck as mentioned in the OP.
    3 points
  25. The simple truth is that I bought the neck earlier this year from someone on the Wal Lovers FB page and the pickup/preamp/scratchplate I bought in the for sale section on this very forum about 10 years ago I had two lovely Mk I Wals that I had to sell a while back when business wasn't so good, so I kept my eye out for any Wal bargains and here we are
    3 points
  26. I had a Dano longhorn re-issue and it could produce that kind of tone fairly readily with very light rounds (the kind of strings I use all the time). I miss it.
    3 points
  27. Glad you got your money back - my guess is that you shouted the loudest so he refunded you. 100% chance there are still many people out of pocket because of this guy. Let's hope he gets a swift comeuppance soon for his past and continuing transgressions.
    3 points
  28. Running up a hill - Kate Bush (Man, the driver of the black car on the right needs to learn clutch control)
    3 points
  29. Mrs Bassfinger says its up to a court actuvate a suspended sentence. So the little scamp needs arresting, charging, and putting before a beak, and a guilty verdict - then and only then can the sentence be applied. Sadly, as much as the Dibble would dearly love to, they can't simply drive the fellow straight to jail.
    3 points
  30. George recorded a lot of it (and played on some of it). They brought Phil in after a while to do a big curly poo on it.
    3 points
  31. Rounded over the top and finished the belly carve and neck detail! I think its coming along nicely so far? Next job is the neck pocket! 👍🏻
    3 points
  32. It makes being in a band look like........er , I dunno....... fun!?
    3 points
  33. I’ve played with a guitarist who often forgets to tune back up, the first chord of the following song is always an interesting one 😂
    3 points
  34. I've just watched this on YouTube and thought that it might help some people pass a few minutes, I've been a fan of this channel for a while, it's mostly guitar repair but his time he tackles a very worn and modified Jazz bass, i think it's a very sympathetic job, and according to the comments the owner is very pleased with the work. Enjoy
    3 points
  35. With you completely on this one Mark! "Ladies and gents, please stop dancing while our bass player detunes for the next song. Oh and the same after this next number when he tunes back up. We apologise in advance to any disruption to the party vibe..."
    3 points
  36. This is not helping my Sandberg GAS
    3 points
  37. Depends how old you define ‘kid’ in my case. pre-teen I wanted to be a scientist or something. Teens I wanted to be a rock star. Now I work in IT which is like a cross between the two ..... right?
    3 points
  38. ... be an archaeologist. And given how antiquated, heavy and out of date some of my bass gear is, I'd say I've pretty much almost achieved my youthful goal! 😁
    3 points
  39. I have bitten the bullet, and I hope you don't mind, Bilbo, but I've used your transcription as a basis to adjust to something that's as correct as I can make it - unfortunately it's a steep learning curve regarding the notation software I'm using, and frankly it's much easier for me to play it than notate it! Bearing in mind that I have played Fool For Your Loving perhaps a couple of hundred times in the last 20 years, in my mind it is played in a definite way, sticking close to what's on the record, as I've had to play every note as strongly as possible given the volume that other band members play at! So I have to eat humble pie a little when listening to the original over and over, as some parts could indeed be classed as 'clinkers', in that they're not executed 100% perfectly as I would hope to do these days. However, the hunt for 'perfect' execution means that one plays safe, whereas when Fool was recorded I was 'going for it' (and trying to put some Jack Bruce influence into the bass part) so it was better to have a one- or two-take partly improvised performance rather than a part which was worked out note by note from beginning to end. On Live In The Heart Of The City, I go overboard trying to go one better than what I did on Ready An' Willing, and while some parts are impressive, a lot of it sounds too 'over the top' to me nowadays - very unrelaxed. It'll take some time to produce finished notation to my satisfaction, but I'll put it up on Basschat when it's done.
    3 points
  40. He's certainly not a hard man to track down, within 5 minutes of googling I've obtained his mobile number, home address, band details, other members contact numbers, photos to confirm he is the same chap as in the newspaper article.
    3 points
  41. Happy to report everything's OK. 🙂 The bass was in an old-fashioned wooden-ish hardcase, which really isn't designed to be walked on, but somehow it all got through unscathed. The seller is pretty cross, and is taking it up with Interparcel. (Incidentally, I video'ed the unboxing just in case) Right... Ladies and gentlemen, say hello to Maggie: In what will be a huge surprise to none of you, it's an early 70s P. '71, to be exact. I thought I was done with maple P's, but this one is just over 8lbs so I couldn't resist. Pickguard & wires / pots are replacements. It's been refinned (black over original black, apparently.) Everything else is original. First thing that hits me... it's massively resonant. Feels lovely so far...
    3 points
  42. Finally managed to collect my new toy which replaces a Fender Professional P Bass. Summary ........ This has the nicest / most playable neck I've ever tried, it's light, and the body feels smaller than a P and feels great. A strange analogy, but it just "fits like a glove" . And it does look rather cool and could end up as a classic! So thanks to Mark at Cool and Classic guitars for his patience (took a few months to collect this due to it being a 700 mile round trip to collect and Lockdown etc) and for making the process of buying so easy! Starting to get to grips with the tone - which is a LOT more complicated to deal with than a passive P Bass and can't wait to play it with the band. Is it good? Well, I haven't put it down for three days, so I reckon it must be. Hmmmm .... Nice!
    2 points
  43. What's happened to Christine I haven't seen her on here for a while?
    2 points


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