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thebigyin

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  1. Hi Scott some good and fair comments I must admit when I click onto a video I usually see how long it is and if it doesn't grab me within a few minutes I tend not to bother but Respect to you for trying to put your views and bass playing expertise out there...reason I don't or won't is because i'm pretty average player and the criticism would destroy my lack of confidence even more lol....keep up the good work but my advice would be keep 'em short and to the point, all the best.
  2. Sorry Scott got to disagree on that one as a weekend warrior on and off for the past 40 odd years...in my experience if you don't play covers on the local pub/club circuit you would soon be twiddling your thumbs at home with no gigs...just my humble opinion
  3. We parted on decent terms and all remained friends I meet up regular with the Bassist for a few jars....just hoping we can keep Stan our Guitarist keen. Drummers in Grimsby are like hens teeth.
  4. Went to see my old Guitarist in his band on Saturday night and our Bassist was there as well (I was Frontman/Vocalist) we all got chatting and all agreed we'd like to get together again for a jam and see were it goes...unfortunately we parted company in 2011 because our Drummer was in so many bands it was causing friction, we tried to find a replacement but to no avail and we all went our separate ways, we have all toyed with re-forming in the past but nothing came of it, but now myself and the Bassist have been bandless for quite sometime the Guitarist is with his band but in my opinion wasted in them, so fingers crossed we'll get together and see how things go and hopefully re-form.
  5. Unfortunately no pics but my first Bass was an Encore P for £50 in candy apple red I sanded it down to the bare wood 3 piece body surprisingly not ply and a Carlsbro 90w amp can't remember what I paid for the amp was ok in the house but went for my first band practice and it popped and farted had a hole in speaker lol.
  6. Scrap the originals and concentrate on the covers from vast experience punters don't want to hear originals not in a pub anyway...plus the landlord won't book you again if your not playing to the audience. In my last band we were all old mates who had been in lot's of previous bands and all had years of gigging experience we decided from the off we wasn't going to do the run of the mill cover thing that every other band did, so we set about learning album tracks from our favourite classic 70s Rock era, personally I thought we had a brilliant 2 sets but we died on our derrières and soon had to throw the pub faves in. Insist on getting together keep it simple and work on intros and endings and get your frontman to get a little banter going if you don't go down well don't fret as you will learn a lot from your mistakes, best of luck and have a gud'n.
  7. Never been a fan of Ska and Reggae but Horace comes across a really nice guy and I have to agree with a lot of his comments, thanks for sharing enjoyed that.
  8. Welcome aboard Nicksie as a big fan of James Jamerson don't bother cleaning it or changing the strings as the dirt and grime add to the Funk lol....myself I never clean mine and very rarely change the strings, hate the sound and feel of new strings especially roundwounds, but everyone is different, well worn in strings and a foam mute under the strings at the bridge give the bass that old fashioned warm thud....new strings are annoyingly ringy with lots of unwanted overtones at times just my opinion, best of luck.
  9. Couldn't even watch it just that ridiculous nerdy look and pose was enough to think what a prick
  10. Try under items wanted column Billy and welcome aboard, great forum you have joined plenty of help, advice ect.
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