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  1. Great Thread I still can't get my head around EB bringing out a budget line and calling it Sterling (CEO vanity perhaps) I have a full fat EB USA Sterling, and it's sublime. The quality of the finish and the very slim neck as well as very sturdy high Quality hardware make it a joy to play. I owned it years ago and part traded it, I was very lucky to manage to get it back. It has a one piece Ash body with very unique grain and a matched headstock. It was modded by a previous owner with a Nordstrand vintage pickup, So it has the vintage voiced Alnico pickup, making it sound closer to a Stingray. I occasionally think I could sell it and get one off the far East Sterling SB and unlock some cash,but then I pick it up and I know id regret it. The USA made Sterlings are so well made and as stated smaller bodies and thin necks, great for smaller fellows like me 😁 also they are good enough for Joe Dart etc 😂
    6 points
  2. New feature alert... Topics in the Marketplace now feature a thumbnail of the item in question. You can either let it automatically choose to generate a thumbnail from your first uploaded image, or upload a specific one when you write your advert. You can also hide the thumbnails if you don't like 'em. I hope it makes browsing the Marketplatz even more attractive. Items you've viewed will be greyed out slightly upon seeing them again. If you're wanting to change your thumbnail then any mod can choose a different image from your uploaded pics, or you can edit your advert and upload a new one. Cheers ped
    5 points
  3. Thought I'd give the blocks a go, with the frets in. Not as neat as I'd like, but I'm confident I'll do better next time. First 2 in.
    5 points
  4. Yeah that's new. It also shows moderation events. I think it adds a slight piss-taking twist when someone replies to an old thread 🤣
    5 points
  5. Hi all, This won't be to everyone's taste, but this guy appeared this morning on my Facebook. I think his playing is pretty cool. Some here might enjoy it.
    4 points
  6. The world just got a little less cool and a little less laid back.
    4 points
  7. So you clubbed him round the head with one.
    4 points
  8. I did the whole tribute act thing in my 20s - it was hard work, but great fun. 'Twas a Queen act, aided massively by our singer looking (and sounding) uncannily like Freddie, and our drummer having the same hair as Prof. Brian May. As the bassist I wore shorts and a T-shirt, a la Wembley '86, but TBF, all of the attention is on Freddie, so it really didn't matter what we looked like. I think if the band has an iconic look (Angus, Freddie, Lemmy etc...) then I think it's only fair that you try to emulate that, but the sound has to come first.
    4 points
  9. I feel that I should chime in here as a tribute thingy myself. Of course the music has to be good and sound like the band but in the case of the Police, they sounded rockier live than the records and a bit different depending on the era of their live shows. It has been said that I look a bit like Sting, so that does actually add to the show. I've also studied how he moves on stage and was given the greatest compliment by Billy Kulke (Letz Zep) when he said, you've really nailed that Sting thing. We use the correct instruments (replicas) and I always try to wear an appropriate outfit, depending on what bass I'm using. I saw Wrong Jovi and they did the lookalike thing really well, Ritchie was a touch short but musically they were spot on. Horses for courses of course but the punters do like to see a look a like (I think they do)
    4 points
  10. A little trick we used on my old band was to put an original in a 3 song medley. Worked really well.
    4 points
  11. This has degenerated into standard stories of specs, jugs and brock and roll and should be badged as such.
    4 points
  12. Yup, 3-way selector gives 'Reverse P', then 'Normal P', then Mudbucker.
    4 points
  13. So you could move it from the Basses I Regret Missing Out On pile to the Basses I Regret Selling pile?
    3 points
  14. At least you didn't get. . . . "Play something you know!"
    3 points
  15. I love the stylings of Reverends. They always feel reassuring familiar but strangely exotic to me 👍
    3 points
  16. This is great, but I can see it costing me money 😁
    3 points
  17. Here you go! https://www.basschat.co.uk/topic/452759-new-topic-thumbnails/?tab=comments#comment-4522839 It's a feature I've been wanting to make for a long time!
    3 points
  18. I love the thumbnails in the Marketplace post titles ... Gonna make it even more difficult for my wallet to keep hold of it's contents! 😍
    3 points
  19. Kiemsa started out, and continued until the end, as an Originals band, (bass, drums, two guitars, three brass and a lively singer...). The very first dates were self-promoted concerts, but quickly expanded to all venues in an ever-widening radius from the Home Town. After self-financing (from gig takings...) their first CD, they became regional, then national. That's when I 'stepped off the bus' (I started off doing the sound, then the lights when the drummer changed; the ex-drummer did the sound...). Having been self-managed up till then, a management deal was struck and they carried on for a couple more years, touring France and Germany. I was invited to the extremely lively 'Farewell' concert when they split. None of the material was covers, from start to finish. Difficult, even, to categorise; I used to say 'ska/punk/rock'. It always went down well; I have many memories of cafés, bars and pubs where the jammed-in crowd exploded the place with exuberance. It's true that the original songs (and their performance...) was very good indeed, and Martin, the front man, took on the role like a fish to water. If the songs and music are up to it, I see no reason why they wouldn't be well received (but they have to be darned good..!). Here's extracts from one of the larger concerts; the repertoire and energy was the same in tiny bars and clubs (Our Eldest on guitar, stage left; I did the lights...). Happy daze..!
    3 points
  20. The guy in the Bootleg Beatles tought himself to play lefthanded, when he arually played guitar righthanded, respect
    3 points
  21. Indeed.. it was an utter piece of sh!t... but, it was OUR utter piece of sh!t...
    3 points
  22. Also, you've got to have faith in your original material. Absolutely bloody love it? Getting that feeling back from people who've heard it? Get it out there. Playing it 'cos it's nothing special, and people aren't that interested, but hey, it's original and that's what counts...? Maybe have a rethink.
    3 points
  23. 3 points
  24. Personally I loathe covers bands. I’m in a minority though. Generally the public would rather hear p155 poor Oasis covers than a set list of music that has potential to be great given time. Tricky one.
    3 points
  25. I had a Hofner 185 Artist, for which I paid £30 in 1973, and played it until I got a Hayman 4040 in 1974 and a Fender P in 1975. I gave it to a friend. Looking back, it was a much better bass than I realised at the time. I wish I still had it.
    3 points
  26. We used to dance to this at Edwardians Nite Spot in Chester many years ago!
    3 points
  27. I’ve absolutely no idea what you are talking about ! 😂
    3 points
  28. I read so many ‘reviews’ on here and on the ‘net which does nothing more than list the specs and make claims about how this product, if it can do X,Y and Z will deliver the goods only to find out that the said bit of gear lives on a shelf, in a rack with ten other basses and never once sees a stage. This is so common on music sites where I’d be surprised if they’ve even played the bass - they’re just regurgitating the press release. I saw it recently with the Dark Ray - it might have been posted on that BC thread about it. Or it’s the gushing ‘review’ followed by the for sale ad a few weeks later citing its pristine ‘unused’ condition.
    3 points
  29. Nail --> Head. I hate it when people buy something new and immediately 'review' it. I need to spend some time with this before I know what to say. Something that was instantly obvious was that the strings are going to have to go. Nothing wrong with them at all, but I won't be happy until I hear this bass with LaBella flats.
    3 points
  30. Well they've shifted the low up from a 40hz centre to 68hz. Not everyone agrees, but the 360 and 800hz work really nicely for me as broad strokes in a room. I've heard lots of mention of the very high 10k centre for the treble, but it's a wide curve with a +/-3db point at about 400hz. At max it gives about +/-12db around 3khz. Check out the curves in the manual for the LMII.
    3 points
  31. Has to be said, not bad attempts. With frets in much more complicated, so well done.
    2 points
  32. Awesome recording interface to get your signal from your instrument to your DAW. Very simple plug and play and delivers outstanding crystal clear results. Reason for sale is I've expanded my home set up. Price includes postage, and net of any fees. Unit is in pristine condition comes with USB cable. Any questions drop me a line. Thanks
    2 points
  33. Thought people could cope with seeing this photo stolen from the TB BB thread BB615, BB425x, BBP35, BB425x, BB2025MX
    2 points
  34. curry on my wayward son - Kansas
    2 points
  35. 2 points
  36. I think bassist in OMD plays right-handed but upside down, having learned on a lefty flipped over. As here ...
    2 points
  37. If it sounds good, then you're doing it right. I use a three-band EQ pedal into an active PA speaker, and that's it; never been happier.
    2 points
  38. Thanks for that clip - makes a massive difference listening connected through a decent pair of headphones vs through my laptop speakers! 40 Hz is pretty much what the fundamental on the low E is (41.2 Hz) so you would have thought it should add some weight to the bottom end (which I guess may have been MB's original line of thinking on this?) but, in practice, just seems to cause resonant boominess.
    2 points
  39. I would say, a lot of these kinds of events DO have licences. Schools, church fetes etc would know to obtain a licence because their main premises (the school (hall), the church hall etc) would already have one. It is the venue's responsibility to have a licence, not the performer(s). Unless you are the owner/lessee of the venue, you don't need to worry.
    2 points
  40. Serek Sacramento in like new condition. No dings or scratches. Never giged. Specs: -Walnut semihollow body, double black binding, -Walnut neck, jatoba fingerboard -32" scale - Guild Bisonic pickups - Serek Levi's gig bag This bass new with these configurations goes for 3300€, selling just because I need the money. Asking 2300£/2700€
    2 points
  41. I'd be more worried about where they're being released from...
    2 points
  42. A simple read (bar a couple of fills), this is the Darryl Jones bass part for the tune 'Time After Time' from the 1985 Miles Davis album, 'You're Under Arrest'. https://bilbosbassbites.co.uk/time-after-time-miles-davis/
    2 points
  43. Seeing as I will shortly be fitting flats, this is the only opportunity I'll get to record some samples with the original strings. I've cobbled together a simple backing track from some raw, unprocessed recordings I made last Xmas, just to provide some context. I've selected this particular guitar break because the bassline takes me across all four strings. Here are the six recordings in sequence: Reverse P Open Tone.mp3 Normal P Open Tone.mp3 Mudbucker Open Tone.mp3 Reverse P Closed Tone.mp3 Normal P Closed Tone.mp3 Mudbucker Closed Tone.mp3 And here are the same six on a single file: All Six Recordings.mp3
    2 points
  44. Well despite what I said about launching into a 'review' five minutes after taking delivery, one thing that is immediately very in-yer-face with the OE roundwound strings is the amazing sensitivity to both pickup selection and plucking location. The Mudbucker is less distinctive than either of the split-P selections, but you can certainly hear the differences between the three switch positions. Bring in the Tone knob (which is not just an on/off switch, as is so often the case) and you have a very good range of tones available before you get near the amp's EQ section.
    2 points
  45. I read quite a lot of reviews when I got Fralin P pickups put in my P bass. The only place that stocked them in the Uk then was Chandler’s Experience in Kew. This was over 10 years ago and the thought of changing them has never crossed my mind.
    2 points
  46. I've predominately played original stuff over the last 34yrs but done a handful of covers bands. My favourite covers bands do one or two originals just to show that we can and I like that. If a band naturally develops that way, fine, but otherwise 2 or 3 is plenty. Simply put your options are you either role with the general flow or you walk. If I find myself out of thinking with the general band view, I go rather than continuing to be the one person arguing. if it isn't a big problem, put up with it.
    2 points
  47. T'would need the processing power of Deep Blue to even try to get my 'singing' even remotely in tune. I think I'd be best relegated to the 'Lee Marvin' camp (and even then...). I envy anyone with a voice (except maybe Lurks...), and applaud anything that improves anything. Precious, me..? Precious little.
    2 points


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