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  1. Guess it wasn't too far on my bicycle after all....now heading home with me to Aberdeen. Thanks Shep ๐Ÿ™‚
  2. Just bought Sheps Roscoe from him. Great guy, easy to deal with, bass is in great condition ๐Ÿ‘ Thanks mate, much appreciated (only another 425 miles before I get home and can try it with my rig ๐Ÿ™‚ )
  3. Oh how I agree with all of this. I ran a covers band for 15 years and tried and tried to get other members of the band to realise that the audience comes to be ENTERTAINED. The music side is important but there are so many other elements to people going away feeling happy. Our guitarist had a perpetual scowl on his face even though that wasn't his personality and the lead singer(s) would not plan things to say in between songs ie: "Hello we are...... etc" As we used to play 3 or four songs in tight succession they only had to find a dozen or so things to say during the night.
  4. Nice bass. Shame it wasn't advertised last week as my wife was in the area! Doh! Wanted to try a Dingwall for a while but timing / location seems to keep thwarting me. GLWTS
  5. I belive this problem was solved many, many years ago.... ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ Not always the guitarist......but mainly is my findings of running bands / sounds over the years . Getting a good and balanced sound out front AND keeping everyone on stage happy? The solutions are out there and have been discussed to death on many forum pages. I try and keep it simple: 1 - Can we keep it basic and solve the "problem" with the equipment we have eg: use the volume controls / positions of all the amps / monitors / drummers? 2 - Have a specific rehearsal with all PA / backline in gigging positions etc to allow the sound person time to work on level setting / balance / monitor mixes etc. Easier if you have someone who is just doing sound but like me, when you're leading the band, running sound, lights, singing harmonies and playing bass it helps to have some of the issues covered prior to mid-song at a gig. ๐Ÿ™‚ It also helps the band to use long leads and hear for themselves the difference between onstage and audience sounds. 3 - Having gone through the "reheasal process" get an agreement from EVERYONE that in future once the sound is set and you start playing the gig "NO FURTHER TWIDDLING IS ALLOWED" ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿคฃ .......but then what do I know, I'm only the bass player? ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ
  6. It's not often you see totally unique developments in the shape / ergonomics of a bass. Mr Shuker certainly does some extraordinary work. I think I would confuse myself silly trying to tune up mid gig....."just tweak the E a little....darn that's the D.....now the D which is really the E....or is it? ๐Ÿ˜•๐Ÿค”๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ" That is one wonderfully different instrument you have there, I hope you have fun playing it.
  7. Sorry to hear about the problems with the previous pre and its installation by sledgehammer! I've had OBP3 in several basses before and always found them to be a little dull / pillow over the strings sounding to me (even in the Roscoe I had ). It always felt like I had to push the treble a bit too much to get the sound for me. Glad the Glock works and thanks.....I now have GAS to try one ๐Ÿ™‚
  8. Want it....but too far to come on my bicycle to pick it up ๐Ÿ˜ž ๐Ÿคฃ When I first saw this a while ago it said it had an OBP3 pre fitted, any reason for the change and how is the Glockenklang as I've not used one before? GLWTS
  9. I'm happy to see that currently nearly 4% of respondants are below 15 ๐Ÿ‘ Maybe we're not quite the dying breed. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘
  10. Oh my....how true is that! ๐Ÿ™‚ ....and definitely less looking in the marketplace ๐Ÿคฃ 55 Male Married White ....wel that's me pigeon holed then! ๐Ÿคฃ
  11. Great. Glad to be of assistance ๐Ÿ™‚
  12. It does seem that there are getting to be more hurdles to jump now to be able to gig. I'm not sure it's just the venue being awkward to push bands out in favour of discos. There's legislation in place that requires the venue to put in place safety measures and be as safe as possible. Maybe it's a function of their operating insurance that it's a requirement for performers to have PLI & PAT in place(?) For the larger chains it may be a way of distancing themselves from potential legal costs eg: someone gets injured by the performers equipment (ooh eer missus! ๐Ÿคฃ) the band are in the initial firing line for any claims. Any performer, disco, band, solo singer etc will have to provide the same documents. It's just that it's usually cheaper to hire a disco / solo singer than a full band. I took out PLI for my band to help protect US. Even a minor claim from a punter (or the venue) can cost a lot in solicitors fees which tend to be higher than your average pub bands earnings ๐Ÿ™‚ I used to use AMPband (Link) for my 5 piece band covering us for all our gigs. It was usually hotels or clubs that asked for PLI & PAT etc. but I had it in place for any venue. I never needed to use it but did notice that there were more potential incidents to use it in a bar gig where the drunk punters grab onto the PA stands for support or try joining you "on-stage" ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ก Also the cost of one off event cover was nearly the same as a full year. I'm not affiliated with them in any way but based on my experience and others who reccomended them to me its probably worth giving them a call. An unfortunate fallout from the need for PLI and PAT etc is that in general it cuts into whatever you are paid as many pubs etc are still paying the same (or less) than 20 years ago. But that could be a WHOLE other thread ๐Ÿ™‚
  13. Amended ๐Ÿ˜‰ Wholeheartedly agree in getting moulded plugs (ACS for me ๐Ÿ™‚) I have a pair of 10dB and a pair of 17dB. As @Happy Jack says once they're in, the effect is that you hear exactly what everyone else hears, but with the volume turned down (but you can still hold a conversation). Like all new things they take a little getting used to, especially if you sing but I would NOT be without them either for playing or watching gigs etc. The cost? Lets be realistic, it's the equivalent of 1 coffee per week, for a year, from Starchucks. Most people don't seem to even consider that trickle of money when they're budgeting, only if it's spent in one lump. Dodgy coffee for a year or hearing for life? I know which I prefer ๐Ÿ™‚
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