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  1. Feedback for itsmedunc

    Bought an Ibanez Promethean P5110 combo from Dunc. Lovely little amp, in great condition. Great communication, combo was really nicely packed for transport, all in all a really smooth transaction.
  2. FS: Carvin MB10 Micro Bass Combo - SOLD

    I'm also tempted... I probably need to ask a load of stupid questions about it. Do you prefer your stupid questions here or via PM?
  3. Soundhole Pickups

    Thanks all for the advice. Decided to go with an LR Baggs in the end, although I couldn't afford the M80. I've just fitted it to my guitar, and I'll play my first gig with it on Sunday, we'll see how it goes!
  4. FS Aguilar Tonehammer500 £460

    [quote name='Ruby1912' timestamp='1417536951' post='2621485'] Is the amp still for sale? [/quote] My advice is that you PM the seller quick before I persuade my wife that this would be the perfect xmas present for me
  5. I'm learning to read bass clef, recommend a book to me

    [quote name='Grangur' timestamp='1417615073' post='2622245'] If you can put up with not having a binding on the pages, as a start, feel free to download and practice on some of the pieces here: [url="http://basschat.co.uk/topic/215336-learning-to-read-the-dots-sheet-music-to-learn-with/page__fromsearch__1"]http://basschat.co.u...__fromsearch__1[/url] [/quote] Thanks, I'm sure they'll be useful.
  6. I'm learning to read bass clef, recommend a book to me

    [quote name='TKenrick' timestamp='1417614780' post='2622239'] If you can already read treble clef well then the main thing is learning where the notes of the bass clef are on the fretboard - I find that most people struggle with reading because they don't know where the notes are on their instrument. These are some of my favourites for teaching students to read: [url="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Simplified-Sight-Reading-Bass-Josquin-Pres/dp/0793565189/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1417614416&sr=8-1&keywords=simplified+sight-reading+for+bass"]Simplified Sight Reading For Bass[/url] [url="http://www.amazon.co.uk/New-Method-Double-Bass-Book/dp/0825801524/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1417614445&sr=8-1&keywords=simandl+bass"]Simandl's New Method For Double Bass, Volume 1[/url] (still works a treat on electric bass) [url="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Musicians-Institute-Music-Reading-Complete/dp/0793581974/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1417614474&sr=8-1&keywords=music+reading+for+bass"]MI Music Reading for Bass[/url] [url="http://www.anthonyvitti.com/fingerfunk1.html"]Anthony Vitti's Fingerfunk workbook [/url] [url="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Modern-Reading-Text-All-Instruments/dp/0769233775/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1417614524&sr=8-1&keywords=louis+bellson"]Modern Reading in 4/4 time [/url](rhythm reading only, but a bloody good workout!) If you want some nice melodic stuff then get hold of some cello music: [url="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dotzauer-Studies-Cello-Nos-1-34/dp/B007HWJIIO/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1417614554&sr=8-2&keywords=dotzauer+cello"]Dotzauer[/url] [url="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Bach-Suites-Cello-Barenreiter-BA320/dp/B0076IUJ2I/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1417614582&sr=8-1&keywords=bach+cello+suites+sheet+music"]Bach Cello Suites[/url] I also run a site that has 100+ free bass clef transcriptions if you need more sight reading material (link is below). Tom [/quote] Thanks Tom, very helpful
  7. I'm learning to read bass clef, recommend a book to me

    [quote name='zero9' timestamp='1417614462' post='2622234'] Get an app for your phone. You can then use it anywhere, anytime, and will be able to monitor your progress. [/quote] Nice idea, but not sure which apps are worth trying. Any recommendations?
  8. Hi all, Many years ago I was a reasonably competant brass player (grade 5), and learned to read music pretty well. Treble clef only. Well, I did learn enough theory to understand what bass clef is, and I still remember that Good Boys Deserve Fun Always on the bass clef, but that's about as far as it went (studied for grade 5 theory, but never took the exam). Now I've playing bass guitar for several years, and while I can sit down and slowly work out how to play the bass line from some printed music, I have never learned to sight read. Because rock music I decided this week that I want to branch out musically, and that would be easier if I learn to sight read. Can anyone recommend a book that would help me learn to read bass clef, and sight read for bass guitar, but not completely annoy me by spending forever teaching me stuff I already know (note lengths, rests, repeats, etc)? Cheers, John
  9. FS Aguilar Tonehammer500 £460

    [quote name='Master blaster' timestamp='1416167123' post='2607563'] Heads still for sale [/quote] Is it?
  10. Soundhole Pickups

    [quote name='KK Jale' timestamp='1416934332' post='2615231'] [color=#00000F][font=Merriweather, serif][size=4] [size=4][font=tahoma,geneva,sans-serif]I've tried a few.[/font][/size][/size][/font][/color][color=#00000F][font=Merriweather, serif][size=4] [size=4][font=tahoma,geneva,sans-serif]Fishman Neo-D – got one for my godson, simple, actually pretty good, scores 7/10 cos it's cheap Fishman Rare Earth humbucker – currently have one, a bit expensive and slightly lower-middy but reliable and EQ-able, 8/10. Never tried the single coil LR Baggs M1 - available active or passive (latter needs external preamp), toppy, slightly Stratty-sounding to me, picks up soundboard vibration and can click when you hit it with a pick, needs to be hung carefully so pickup sides don't touch soundhole, loved mine at first, don't anymore 6/10 DiMarzio - mostly not much cop but discontinued DP-139 is ace, 8/10. Angel model maybe worth a look Dean Markley - pretty average, 5/10 Shadow, Seymour Duncan: haven't tried any Sunrise – heavy, expensive, needs own preamp, not very acoustic-y, I like 'em but hey... 7/10 Fishman Blackstack, copy of Sunrise, heavy and electric-sounding 5/10 [/font][/size][/size][/font][/color][color=#00000F][font=Merriweather, serif][size=4] [size=4][font=tahoma,geneva,sans-serif]Naturally all just my opinion... hope this helps.[/font][/size][/size][/font][/color] [/quote] Wow, that's a lot of pickups you've tried! Really helps, especially to hear that the LR Baggs might have some downsides.
  11. Soundhole Pickups

    [quote name='paulbuzz' timestamp='1416931115' post='2615173'] Chiming in with my sound engineer hat on: DON'T get a single coil magnetic pickup for an acoustic guitar. Loads of people have them, for some inexplicable reason, and they nearly always buzz like a bastard as soon as you get them anywhere near any lights. When I am president they will be made illegal, and anyone turning up a gig expecting to use one will be burnt at the stake. Humbucking ones are fine. [/quote] Thanks for that piece of info. I really do [i][b]not[/b][/i] want to inflict amplified buzzing on anyone.
  12. Soundhole Pickups

    [quote name='skej21' timestamp='1416903484' post='2614764'] The LR Baggs M1 Active is my favourite. Really great sound, adjustable pole pieces and a quick and hassle-free installation :-) [/quote] Thanks ske21. I have heard many good reports of the LR Baggs M1 and M80. The only reason I haven't just gone out and got one of them is the price! When ah were a lad ah could ave bought five guitars for t' price o' one o' them! On the other hand, I realise there is always an element of you get what you paid for.
  13. Soundhole Pickups

    Does anyone have any recommendations for soundhole pickups for an acoustic guitar? I have a nice Ayers AS that I got a few years ago with no intention of ever using it amplified. Of course, now I want to use it amplified, but I don't want to go drilling holes in it. So, what actually works and doesn't produce feedback and gives a halfway ok sound? Thanks, John
  14. FS Aguilar Tonehammer500 £460

    How old is the head? Used much? How big is the flight case (and is there a pic)?
  15. Shaggy's feedback

    Sold my Wal Mk I custom fretless to Greg, and he was great to deal with. Good communication, everyone happy. Thanks Greg!