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  1. sprocketflup

    Tribute bands

    I'm in a Kate Bush trib, we do ok. We have a lot of fun, and make a few quid to boot. Whats not to like?
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    Recommend me a bass please

    My fretless is an Ibanez, (SRF700) and is in my opinion the finest bass I've ever played, so I have history with them. I nipped to Mansons in Exeter yesterday and had an hour or two noodling around on various Ibanezeseses, a few Yamahas, tried a Warwick Streamer, a couple of denominations of Music man stuff and one or two miscellaneous items, none of which seemed to sit right. I think I'm doing what I used to despair of in others - needing a P. (fnerk) Albeit with a J neck. The search continues. Loving the suggestions - many thanks all! In the meantime I'm also gonna look at Chris_b 's advice up there and see about bringing my existing bass back up to scratch.
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    Recommend me a bass please

    Im on the Devon/Dorset border, near Honiton
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    Recommend me a bass please

    Thanks for all the recommendations so far everyone, I had chance to try a few bits and bobs out today, including a few Yamahas, not quite found 'the one' yet. Im gonna have to try and locate a Sire and a G&L to try I think. Well, that will probably happen as well at some point tbh…..but.....new bass! Ooh! yes that was a fun show, thank you very much for coming along, hope you enjoyed it
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    Recommend me a bass please

    Hi, my Squier affinity P is starting to show signs of a hard life on the road, and Im wondering if its time I retired it and treated myself to something a little more upmarket. Is there a Squier /Fender that fits the bill? Bearing in mind I currently gig a £90 bass may give you an idea of the budgets i run to ;) So im looking for a P body, thin J style neck, Pj pickup configuration. Preferably reasonably lightweight as we do 2+ hour shows. The Affinity fulfilled those criteria but with no frills. Id be happy to go up to £5- 600 I guess. Any ideas?
  6. sprocketflup

    I love Radial kit BUT ...

    I use a Morley switch on stage with my band to toggle between EUB, 'normal' basses, and a mandolin. After playing the EUB, the mandolin feels like its come out of a xmas cracker
  7. Hi My band is dipping its first tentative digits into the band merchandise maelstrom. Has anyone had any experience with obtaining and using a card reader for the merch stand? Care to share your tips or horror stories here, coz I really haven't a clue where to start TIA
  8. sprocketflup

    1st rehearsal cancelled !!!

    I can relate to that totally, I'm not sure I could get up stage and play music I dnt actually like. Bit short sighted of me possibly and may exclude me from ever becoming a 'jobbing' bassist, but to be perfectly honest I'm not sure Id ever want to be. If I was a young thing just starting out then maybe, but I'm a grumpy old tw*t
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    The most musically talented musician of all time

    I'm not a fan as such, but for modern times Prince should be considered IMO
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    1st rehearsal cancelled !!!

    I'm kind of in agreement that this sounds like its not gonna happen, however my own personal band circumstances - geographically there are 238 miles between furthest flung band members, we meet up for practice once every blue moon, and several members are involved in 'other projects' of various denominations. However, its the most fun I've ever had with a bunch of like minded plonkers....sorry, band mates, we're travelling all over the UK and to be honest we aint doing too bad. Only you can decide if this is worth waiting out, but for my two penneth, Id say don't go burning any bridges just yet, but obviously keep your eyes open. (Also) dave
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    Looking for fretless 5-string under £900

    [quote name='Woodinblack' timestamp='1501627578' post='3346128'] He meant that, I meant the SRF705 - [url="http://www.ibanez.com/products/u_eb_detail17.php?year=2017&cat_id=2&series_id=51&data_id=100&color=CL01"]http://www.ibanez.co...=100&color=CL01[/url] [/quote] Me too.
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    Looking for fretless 5-string under £900

    Was gonna suggest an Ibanez SRF705 but I see someone beat me to it. I got my SRF700 because after looking into it, it gave me the closest to a DB sound for the budget I had. Its probably the finest bass Ive ever played, I love it. Got a very slim neck, cant speak about the fiver. In fact Id say the neck is perfect. Only compliant is that theres no choice of colours/finishes.
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    Rechargeable batteries.

    [quote name='sprocketflup' timestamp='1501623150' post='3346074'] Got some 9v PP3 style ones and some Eneloop AAs and AAAs all from Amazon, they've been great, no problems at all. in fact, I cant remember when I last changed the 9vs over tbh **edit** they aint called PP3s anymore are they? Lord alone knows why not. Who here knows what an HP7 is? No-one in my family does, and they look at me gone out whenever I mention it [/quote] **another edit** go for lithium Ion batts if you can, they have no memory point so you can charge them from any point in their discharge cycle with no ill effects .
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    Rechargeable batteries.

    Got some 9v PP3 style ones and some Eneloop AAs and AAAs all from Amazon, they've been great, no problems at all. in fact, I cant remember when I last changed the 9vs over tbh **edit** they aint called PP3s anymore are they? Lord alone knows why not. Who here knows what an HP7 is? No-one in my family does, and they look at me gone out whenever I mention it
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    SOLD! Scott Whitley SWB-1 s-s 'ergo' special

    I'm another that would be PMing you if I had the funds, really fancy this but sadly this isn't gonna happen for me. GLWTS mate
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