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Posted April 19, 2012
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Posted April 17, 2012
I was once allowed to check in my bass as hand luggage (it was in a gig bag) only to be told when boarding it would have to go in the hold. One smashed bass on arrival. I'm due to play in the States next month so I think I'll be using a hard case.
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I sometimes pair my MBE combo (which has one 12 and no horn) with my GK Neo 210. Generally stack these vertically. Sounds great and easily keeps up with loud drums and guitar. The Micro Bass combo is only rated at 150w into 4 ohms with the extension cab but I've found over the years that GK stuff tends to be conservatively rated in terms of watts v volume.
Posted April 13, 2012
I'm with Chris 2112. Janek and some of the other guys mentioned in this thread are supposed to be the "top" players - operating on a different level to mere mortals like me. They've found their "voice" etc. (don't get me started on the beanie hats and the ramps though). But none of them are really making a massive impact or raising the bar and making a benchmark recording. I've not heard his latest album and I don't intend to - but an improvised jam???? Come on Janek (and the others) lets have a proper statement worthy of your talent.
Still here and open to sensible offers
The two bands I'm involved with at the moment are:
[b]DeeExpus[/b] - modern prog rock with Porcupine Tree / Dream Theatre influences. Just realeased an album called the King of Number 33 and currently in rehearsals for a few UK gigs this month (Durham, Maltby and Kingston) and a festival in the US (Rosfest) early next month.
[b]Russ Tippins Electric Band[/b] - blues / classic rock originals and covers. Mainly north east based although we have a few gigs further afield this year including the Hebden Bridge and Maryport Blues festivals.
Posted April 9, 2012
You know it makes sense...
Posted April 5, 2012
Plenty views but not a lotta luv. Open to [u]sensible[/u] offers folks.
Also, if anyone has an Aguilar Tonehammer DI or EBS Micro Amp II I would offset against.
Only trade / p/ex I'd be interested in would be in the unlikely event of a a Spector lined fretless 5.
Posted March 30, 2012
Posted March 26, 2012
Thanks! Yes it is lovely - but I suppose I would say that. I really must do some more photos as these don't do it justice.
Posted March 22, 2012
Posted March 16, 2012
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Posted March 12, 2012
Posted March 9, 2012
Its scary how quickly stuff moves down on here thesedays - type bump!
Posted March 7, 2012
And back to the top.
Posted March 4, 2012
Posted March 1, 2012
Hi - thanks yes it is but I would say that! And yes it is a MM5 in the background. Great bass to play but struggled with the pre-amp on it.
Posted February 26, 2012
Posted February 24, 2012
Welcome to pop in for a cuppa - if you can live with the danger
Yes the Sandberg was nice. A PM5. Very similar to the Ray - maybe a bit more polite sounding and can't cop the top end agression that a Ray is capable of. Its owned by fellow Basschatter Charla now.
It is Alan - but its not the bass you can hear - that was a Sandberg
Posted February 24, 2012
Edited May 18, 2012 by JD1
For sale, my Musicman Stingray 5 Classic. Just under two years old. Excellent condition - no dings / marks etc. Lovely tobacco sunburst finish and maple fingerboard. The neck is nicely figured birdseye - its not what I would call AAAAA tarts handbag bling but nice figuring nonetheless (that my photography fails to capture spectacularly).
This was one of the first 5 strings in the UK as I had pre-ordered. I was so delighted when EB brought out a 5 that looked like a 4 - i.e. oval pick guard etc. that I ordered one as soon as they were announced. However its not been used much over the last year or so as I've been favouring my Spector - which is more suited to the current projects I'm involved with. Its therefore collecting dust and needs to make way for another Spector.
Comes complete with EB hard case and a new set of Pro-Steels.
No trades and collection only (North East / Newcastle area) - although I'll consider travelling a reasonable distance to meet up.
Posted February 9, 2012
I made the transition to a 5 about 20 years ago. I adapted quite quickly and I've never looked back. Can't contemplate going back to a 4 ever. Even if you don't use the notes on the B much they are always there if you need them. Go for it I say!
Posted November 26, 2011
Thank you very much! I've just got a couple left with Russ this year - Ashington on 2nd December and a support slot with Dr Feelgood at Ferry Hill on the 10th. Gigs coming for next year thick and fast though so keep checking [url="http://russtippins.com/index.html"]http://russtippins.com/index.html[/url] maybe Russ might get round to updating the gigs page sometime soon!
Terror Bass 500 very very loud and a great basic sound. I found it a little too gritty at times though and I prefer a more flexible eq. Also you need an attenuator for the DI (plenty other posts on that). +1 on the GK recommendations. I'm using a Fusion 550 and love it.