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Japhet last won the day on January 25

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  • Birthday 30/03/1959

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  1. Japhet

    Lightbulb joke...

    Was going to mention Matt Schofield. They are such a talented band but when I've seen them I'm always left thinking they would be so much better with a bass in there.
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    SFX Thumpinator

    I use a Broughton high pass filter which does the same as the Thumpinator. I use it near the front of my signal chain to stop sub frequencies messing with the signal going to other pedals. I don't use it all of the time but find that it help in certain situations like hollow stage areas when the bass can become a bit unruly.
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    lightweight combo, tilted, recommendations?

    Tecamp Puma 1x12. A little gem.
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    Eden WT-550 Replacement Suggestions

    I've not tried one but I like the sound of the EBS Reidmar.
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    Best Sounding Bass Recording

    Anything off this album;
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    How do you play reggae?

    The feel comes from playing in front of or sometimes behind the beat. It makes the bass drum and snare stand out by not cluttering up the sound but also serves to give the music a swing or lilt. Don't be afraid to leave spaces either, especially under the 1st and 2nd beats of a bar and you can offset this with clusters of notes under beats 3 and 4. This is what I've found, although opinions may well vary.
  7. When I played in a functions band (many years ago) we were always looked after apart from one quite astonishing incident. We went down to the South coast to play a function for an obscenely wealthy individual. He had personaally finance the UK entry in the Americas Cup ocean going yacht race one year - yes, that wealthy! We'd driven a long way and it was a long day. We were given a plate of cheese sandwiches (1 each) and that a bottle of beer was £2. We were surrounded by toffs spraying each other with bottles of Bollinger and throwing platefuls of lobster in the bin. Quite bizarre really. We'd charged a decent but not extortionate fee but we really were made to feel like the hired help. One of those things you often wonder if it really happened - but it did.
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    Balancing the input level from two sources.

    You could turn down the volume pot on the active bass but it might affect your sound.
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    I've seen Robin Trower a few times in recent years and watching this old, grey bloke come on stage and then proceed to melt your face with his guitar work is a wonderful thing to behold, especially since I'm not that far behind him in years.If people want to pay to watch you do your thing, I couldn't care less how old you are.
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    Big stars, with their old guitars...

    As far as I know, Walter Trout has been using the same Squier Strat for decades.
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    Gallien Krueger Fusion 550

    I'm sure it sounds great. I had a MB Fusion 500 which was lovely. I only sold it to pay some bills and have regretted it on many occasions. I'm not a fan of the motorised controls though - looks like a big repair bill waiting to happen to me.
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    Gallien Krueger Fusion 550

    Was interested in a Fusion 550. Think I'll give it a miss now.
  13. He did some lovely stuff for sure. Lady Grinning Soul is one of my favorite ever basslines.
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    Who did you see live last?

    Saw Snow Boy and The Latin Section last night. Fabulous. If you like Latin/Cuban/Afro stuff you must see these. Drums, congas, bongos, Sax, Trumpet, Trombone, Bass and Keys making a joyful sound. Best gig I've been to in ages, not least because it's such an unusual style.