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  • Birthday 20/02/1963

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  1. Myself and my good friend, Les, are popping over from Chester on the Sunday. If anyone sees a shortish, fattish, middle-aged, bald guy, er 'improvising' on basses outside most normal people's financial grasp, it could well be me.
  2. Love my RH750. I think the TC reputation suffered unfairly as a result of 'Wattgate' but make no mistake - this is a top, top amp.
  3. Generally string spacing on a 4 string would be 19-20mm (at the bridge, string centre to centre). That sort of spacing on a 5 string could make for a neck that was potentially too wide for some players so many 5 string basses tend to be 17-18mm. What works best for you is entirely down to what you personally find most comfortable. I've only got small hands and only play 4 stringers but tend to look for a spacing of about 17 - 17.5mm if possible. I think I've seen some of Mark King's Status basses were 16.5mm.
  4. Ref: Amyl and the Sniffers - I'm guessing this is what passes for female empowerment in 2019?
  5. 3 pages and no one's mentioned 'Stairway to f**king Heaven' yet? What's wrong with you people? It's like you never been into a guitar shop in the late 70's/80's!
  6. Mike Walsh of Zoot basses fame is based in Witham (well, Silver End actually), a gnat's fart off the A12. That's the custom fretless he made for me on the Home page. http://www.zootbass.com/
  7. I've been to Glastonbury (too big, corporate and impersonal), 'progressed' to Latitude (got too 'Hampstead on the Suffolk Coast' and chav-heavy) and have finally ended up attending Green Man for the last 4 years or so. GM is without doubt the best of the bunch but, being located at the foot of the Black Mountains in the Brecon Beacons there's more or less a 100% chance it will rain at some point over the weekend. We mitigate by simply making sure we take some proper water-proof clothing and a suitable wide-brimmed hat. Mind you, there's not much you can do about the car parks being mud baths when you want to leave! That said, I've seen some absolutely blasting bands and the beer's not too p**s-takingly expensive either. Oh, and a Beer Festival forms part of the whole shebang too.
  8. Just dipped into this thread again and find I can't avoid the feeling that there is little popular support amongst the proletariat for my suggestion! Well that's it with me and changing the World - you try to make people's lives better and this is what you get....
  9. Just a thought but I am fairly regularly excited by bass FS posts only to find that the object of my lust has one too many strings (and 5 players I'm sure find the same thing). Would there be any merit, do we think, in splitting FS threads in '4 strings FS' and '5+ strings FS' (for example? If there's no great appetite elsewhere then it's obviously not an issue others less OCD than myself share!
  10. Reading this thread has really taken me back. I remember seeing Whitesnake at the Hammersmith Odeon as was in about 1980/81, I guess. Neil Murray - you were definitely on bass. What a band! The only album I now own though is 'Live...In the Heart if the City'. One of the very best live albums - right up there with 'Live and Dangerous' in my book. And the live version of 'Fool For Your Lovin''! I doff my cap to you, Mr Murray - what a player!
  11. Mick's just bought a Hartke Chorus off me and now joins the list of brilliant BC-ers I've had the pleasure of doing business with. Top banana.
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