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  1. And this. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YfBs6rigys
  2. If you enjoyed the above you may also find this interesting.
  3. Here is a video of 2 of the first Brits to play electric bass. Jet Harris was the only bass player I could name until Paul McCartney and Bill Wyman came along. By chance I once met Jet and we chatted for several minutes. He was pleasantly affable.
  4. https://www.mouser.com/pdfdocs/CAT-AUDIO-Plugs.pdf Jacks are rated at 10Amps. I use both Jack & Speakon connectors for speaker cables. The most important detail is the cable clamping on Jacks for speaker cables. The thicker speaker wires take more soldering expertise and I always insulate between the live and return lugs with a small strip of insulation tape on Jacks. I choose Speakon over Jacks as they are I think more robust. They are easier to make up too. Tripping over a speaker cable on stage could topple the speaker with Speakon cables. With Jacks it just pulls the jack out. That's the only disadvantage with Speakons so I try to leave some slack and tape down the cables which one should do anyway, H&S and all that.
  5. Yes, I think I'll stick to my Squier VM Mustang in sunburst.
  6. We play a great version of this with sax & trumpet rhythm and bass. I love to look at the expressions on the victims faces. The applause is muted and people look around at others to gauge the enthusiasm of the clapping and match it, them not wanting to appear musically lacking in taste. When we launch into Moondance afterwards the relief is evident and smiles abound, people tap their feet, tap the table, and have been known to take to the dance floor.
  7. Without meaning to cause offensive, I just can't ever see myself playing such as these. But, we do play an instrumental version of Moondance which may be an anathema to others. How tastes vary?
  8. After a few years of gigging with a covers band it can get repetitive and boredom can set in with some band members content with the attitude, "they wont know that one, you've got to play stuff they know". I got bored with it and now play with a jazz quartet which is much more interesting musically and I never get bored. For the most part I'm playing stuff I like, and as an amateur, that's what a hobby is about, doing something you enjoy. Of course if the money is important then you've got to give the audience what they want.
  9. There you go then, cheaper than BF, just as light, and the sound you want. I must say that stacking 2 One10s did sound good, maybe it's just in my head, but it's nice to have the 2.
  10. Yes, PMT have it listed wrongly, 16 lbs it is so both weigh the same, I stand corrected.
  11. Cheaper than a BF One10 but heavier at 33lbs compared to 16lbs for the BF. Although I have 2 BF I've never needed more than one at a gig. The lightweight and sensitivity of the BF are a real bonus. I initially just went for the lightweight but am delighted with the tone. I've never tried a TE One10. I would try a BF One10 on approval first, you'll be amazed at how a lightweight small cab can sound so good and loud. Of course the other option is a Super midget or any of the other in their range. The 30 day approval is a bonus. You will have gathered by now that I do rate BF cabs but at my age, (71), I'm grateful for lightweight gear.
  12. My pairing is the BF One10 + TC BH250. OK I'm 2lbs heavier than yours. I'll just have to cope as best I can!
  13. Yup, there are 34" and 30" versions.
  14. My opinion - if the band has a drummer/percussionist then it's their job to set the tempo. Everyone else should lock in with his/her timing. My experience - most drummers/percussionists are pretty good at keeping time and it's something that one gets better at with practice/experience. A few are spot-on every tune and make life so much easier. Some members just don't seem to have 2 ears on stage, one for themselves and one for everything else that's going on. A few carefully chosen words can often lead to a tantrum. Trying to correct/speed up or slow down, mid tune, can be disastrous. Some tunes seem to naturally speed up and that's OK if all keep together. Some folk just get nervous and speed up. A tight band always sound good and practice makes perfect.
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