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el borracho

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  1. I Hate Tobacco Sunburst

    I get where you're coming from. I used to love any sunburst but now seem to have an instant dislike for it. I still own a MIJ Sunburst P bass but I never play it as I prefer the Capri Orange or the Ice Blue Metallic one! I click on ads for basses then straight off if it's any sunburst (not just tobacco). Don't understand it myself as I really did like them.
  2. Identify Mike Oldfield documentary bass

    I like that. I came very close to buying a very nice looking one in Shoreline Gold a few years ago. I went for a G&L instead (which I still have) but always wonder if it was the right decision - one of many that got away.
  3. Greatest bassists in rock history... Used Marshall amps?

    I used a Marshall guitar head 25 years ago - an early 70s Artiste through a similar vintage White 4x12 with 25 Watt Celestions - it shifted some air! It was all bottom end, very little treble. Amazingly the speakers live on in a friend's Marshall 4x12 to this day.
  4. Barefaced Cab price hike

    I almost bought Vanderkleys before going for the Barefaced. The main reason I didn't was the appearance - I just can't get away from the fact they remind me of early 90s budget brand Custom Sounds albeit to a somewhat higher standard! Appearance wise my favourites are probably some of the custom TKS cabs (I seriously considered your red ones because I liked the colour!) but from reading countless reviews the Barefaced seemed to be the better bet for my needs at the time and Alex was very helpful.
  5. Music shop fails

    I looked similar in my younger days. In the early 90s I had just sold a house and the proceeds were sitting in my bank account so I went into a local music shop and asked to try a Warwick Thumb that I'd had my eye on for a while. He got it down, did a minute of the obligatory slap then handed it over. I asked if he could plug it into an amp but he declined saying I couldn't afford it. I went down the road and found a nice Ibanez Musician which I still have and I haven't bought anything in the first shop since that day.
  6. Sparse basslines

    How about this one - I used to play it many years ago - one note all the way
  7. Bizarre but true musical collaborations?

    Maybe not exactly the most bizarre of collaborations but one where all of the musicians or their bands have been mentioned previously was The Rockers. They comprised of Phil Lynott, Roy Wood, Chas Hodges and John Coghlan and recorded one single - a medley of old rock 'n' roll tunes. The video features a different drummer - looks like Bev Bevan I think.
  8. Bizarre but true musical collaborations?

    Didn't expect to find it
  9. Singing bass players

    A band I would love to see but can't see them ever coming over here again.
  10. Bizarre but true musical collaborations?

    The Nolan Sisters on The Young & Moody Band's Don't Do That To Me featuring Lemmy on bass and Cozy Powell on drums.
  11. Singing bass players

    Curt Smith - always loved the Head Over Heels bassline (although I don't think he just sang the lead vocal on that one)
  12. Singing bass players

    Alan Lancaster
  13. Knobs!

    I like them - going to give them a try on one of mine. The basses are nice as well. I have a love/hate thing with Ricks. Love the look but don't like playing them. I persevered for 20 years but don't own one at the minute although I did nearly push the button on one last week.
  14. Knobs!

    Now there's an idea!!!