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  1. PRS SE Kingfisher, anyone tried one?

    Kestrel bass, I think. At the time I was working in a music store and we tried to join the hype that they whipped up just before the release by ordering models for the store. Got told they were coming for months and then never turned up so we cancelled the order. In between, a few models got out and experienced similar wiring issues and poor reviews. Seems like an after-thought from PRS really, which is such a shame because the guitars were always great!
  2. Feedback for KiOgon

    Contacted John about a loom. Great service and had the loom incredibly quickly. Easy to fit and works great. Thanks again!
  3. Slap bass - no longer mainstream?

    Slap is certainly not dead. Depends where you look, as it seems pretty main stream on YouTube, where every other video seems to be a product demo consisting mostly of slap!
  4. 30 years ago today Jaco passed away

    [quote name='LZD56' timestamp='1506070913' post='3376209'] Interesting feature yesterday in No Treble including a rare live performance of Shadows & Light with Joni Mitchell, featuring a much more laid back Jaco. http://www.notreble.com/buzz/2017/09/21/jaco-pastorius-30-years-later/ [/quote] You can buy shadows and light live on DVD/Bluray :-)
  5. Pseudonyms

    I had to use one because Kevin Dean was already taken...
  6. £70 or nearest offer, above £70

    Why put '£70 ONO' if you then get offered £65 & £100 and accept £100. Any idiot can tell you that £65 is nearer to £70 than £100 is to £70!
  7. Is TAB really that evil?

    For me, you should view every weakness as an opportunity. The biggest weakness of TAB is the lack of information you get. The best thing about this is that in order to get the same end result as reading the dots to a tune, you have to use your ears to help you fill the gaps. It's a great chance to mix-up your ear training!
  8. Trace Elliot combo was the first amp I had. I used to hate how heavy it was and always thought my bass was the reason for awful tone I was getting until I bought a couple of new basses and pedals, played through other rigs and realised it was the combo. Got rid of it ASAP and never looked back. I've tried a couple of bits of TE since (as a mix of GAS and curiosity got the better of me) and I wondered if my opinion may have changed now I've been playing longer and have a better understanding and experience with gear. Nope. Still think they're not my cup of tea and my back and ears are much happier with my current class D rig!
  9. Joe Hubbard Bass Guitar Online Resource

    Fantastic content Joe. I still think you have the best online bass tuition resource going! Thanks for the insight and the motivation :-)
  10. Delivery date for the new TE Elf head

    [quote name='Merton' timestamp='1498980841' post='3328293'] I guess they use it to gauge audience/consumer reaction. Imagine doing it the way you suggest with hundreds of amps built and ready to ship only for it to be met with complete indifference? What they should at least do is have all the prototyping and production issues ironed out so that it's just a case of hitting the switch and getting a production order for 50/100/200 whatever.... [/quote] That's what I was suggesting. Doing the focus group work ahead of time with heir retailers (to judge the market without releasing) and then release to the public at NAMM... or maybe just use NAMM as the testing point it's supposed to be without everybody sharing every detail with the public who then want to buy something they can't get! For me, it's like putting loads of money into a movie and releasing lots of trailers and then bypassing cinema to release it on BluRay 6 months later.
  11. Delivery date for the new TE Elf head

    You'd have thought with NAMM every year being the pinnacle of manufacturers showing off their new stuff that they would plan their release around NAMM. I.e. Build prototypes, do testing etc before NAMM, get loads produced before NAMM and then release with stock following almost instantly. Most manufacturers seem to take something to NAMM sand you're lucky if it hits the retailers within 3-6 months, even for the big guys. Totally crazy, cos you'd make a killing if you had something good and people could just buy it before anything else got released!
  12. Gibson basses in 2018...cheque books out!

    It was coming though. They had a whole year a couple of years back where they had zero left-handed models. Between guitars and all the studio gear they now make, selling the odd thunderbird or leftie probably isn't worth the effort!
  13. Basschat Member Shame

    [quote name='TimR' timestamp='1496055211' post='3308387'] You'd get on with our singer. If we mention a song, he always says; "If we are going to do a song by X, I'd rather do ..." I can't quite understand this approach. We are choosing a song because of what it sounds like and how popular it is, not because of the artist. Although we are at point now where, because his favourite artist is David Bowie, we play 4 songs that David Bowie wrote. So I might be slightly hypocritical as when he asks "What about another Bowie song", I switch off before considering it. I think maybe the audience may also think along the lines of who sang the originals and think we are playing too many Bowie songs. I'm not sure. I suspect there's a balance and the two positions may be related but are not the same. [/quote] Im all for giving punters what they want but at the same time, with Stevie I don't think that HAS to be Superstition. For example, if you played ' The Bucket' by Kings of Leon, most WMC crowds would go 'what the hell is this?!' so 'Sex on fire' is the only obvious choice. If you dropped Superstition and put I Wish in its place (in my experience) people still flock to the dance floor. So if you have the choice of replacing a song every other band in coversland plays with something just as recognisable and fun for the punters, I'd rather do it to keep it interesting for us and the punters!
  14. Basschat Member Shame

    [quote name='hiram.k.hackenbacker' timestamp='1495881050' post='3307269'] I'm not sure Superstition deserves to be. [/quote] For me, it does! I love Stevie's as much as the next guy but putting superstition in the set is such a cop out. Stevie's got so many fantastic well-known tunes that punters would love just as much but people would rather stick with the lazy option, thudding away for 90% of a song on a single E (because nobody can be bothered to drop tune and do it in Eb like the original). I'd much rather see a band play 'I wish', 'Sir Duke', 'Master Blaster' etc something that doesn't take all of 5 minutes to 'learn' in a rehearsal one night because everyone knows it already and it's an easy set filler!
  15. Bass cab repair - North East Surrey area

    [quote name='louisthebass' timestamp='1495515670' post='3304302'] They're UL110''s - getting a distorted sound, so I'm guessing that the drivers have blown [/quote] With my active bass, when the battery is low it distorts the sound even though amp/cabs are fine. Just thought I'd share so you can rule that out (as it's a cheap fix!) :-)