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TheGreek last won the day on December 26 2017

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About TheGreek

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    never too old to learn new tricks...
  • Birthday 28/12/1962

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    Hatfield, Herts..
  1. Genz Benz Shuttle 6.2.?

    Hope it does what you need it to do...
  2. Soul Fingers...Duck Dunn

    Four copies available on ebay: https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2380057.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.H0.TRS0&_nkw=Soul+Fingers...Duck+Dunn&_sacat=267
  3. Feedback for TheGreek

    Copy and pasted from Spooly's own thread Spooly8864 Just taken delivery of foot controller from The Greek, first class! Great Guy, dont hesitate to deal with him :-)
  4. I cant find anywhere to leave The Greek some feedback... so...


    he's great, fantastic in fact :-)

  5. Using TE Combo with Effects... Problem

    Hey Mark I've only just become aware of this thread....PMing you...
  6. John brings his 5 and 6 string version of this to the SE Bash - not sure if it's him or the basses but, man, they sound wicked. £300 doesn't sound a lot for a bass of this quality.
  7. new bass on the way day (almost)

    Not a fan of the neck profile on Wals but....
  8. Amp and Speakers

    Do you have your own fork lift truck? That would be the only reason you'd ever want to use all three cabs together... Kudos for diving in big time though
  9. London bass guitar show 2018

    For those travelling from Herts it's a four stop journey from Hemel Hempstead (Saturday only) - much easier than going from Cockfosters on the Tube. Lozz, Sibob and I usually travel up at around 10ish. You're welcome to join us.
  10. Sale ** Alembic Mark King year 95 **

    https://plus.google.com/photos/116527928430542158498/album/6486200401443781537/6486200401166903986?authkey=CKfHoZTSpfLzpwE https://plus.google.com/photos/116527928430542158498/album/6486200401443781537/6486200402507321234?authkey=CKfHoZTSpfLzpwE
  11. Just a bit of research

    For me, and many others I suspect that the over-riding factor is cost. A shop can never compete with all the resources available on the internet. I think the best person to answer the likelihood of your business being successful is Molan who is/was a part owner of BassGear. Despite having loads of high end gear they were forced to shut shop and trade exclusively inline.
  12. New range from fender.

    I think that most of us accept that at one time Fender was the market standard, however IMO they became complacent and allowed build standards to deteriorate during the 70s and 80s resulting in a loss of confidence which meant that the niche Bass market became accessible/profitable for anybody who could build a half decent bass. Prior to this nobody would have realistically thought that they could have muscled into the Fender market but due to their inadequacies, many did. Leo is a classic example - he unloads the Fender organisation and brand and starts up Musicman where he builds a superior bass. In effect he out-Fendered Fender. He later moves that on, re-designs his classic builds and launches G&L, again a superior instrument at competitive rates which means that he can muscle in on his own former market, a strategy adopted by many others. Fender must have the worst marketing strategy ever - build something that's overpriced (competitors can build something similar for less), looks like what they've been making since the invention of the square wheel, confuse potential buyers (because of the similarities to existing models) who promptly go off and buy a copy that is surprisingly close to the original at a tenth of the price. New musicians can't tell the difference so have no reason to have any allegiance to the mother company, hence falling sales. Something that has always been confusing to me - why do people buy Fenders then promptly buy aftermarket pick-ups and preamps to install? Why not install superior electronics in the first place and kill off the opposition? Fender may have been a great 20th century company but this is the 21st century and they've been left behind. Whether this "new" range will be enough to re-engage with former users or whether it is too little, too late, is yet to be seen. One thing is sure...if you were a potential investor, you wouldn't be buying Fender shares on the Stock Market.
  13. Recommended Luthiers

    Terry Chapman seems to have slipped off the list. I've inserted him where I think he should be.
  14. Hofner Senator Bass

    I was hoping to steal it for £200 - after all it was local...
  15. We saw something similar at the LBGS last year - they looked very impressive. Lozz was considering getting one, I think Ped has one.