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Silvia Bluejay

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About Silvia Bluejay

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  • Birthday May 5

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  1. In praise of Spectors

    What he said! They usually have a couple of lefties among the myriad righties.
  2. Double Bass Bash - nr. Bicester, Oxon - Saturday 14 April 2018

    All will be revealed! There's something new about that uke as well And the usual million photos will be taken and published.
  3. Double Bass Bash - nr. Bicester, Oxon - Saturday 14 April 2018

    LOL thebass uke and Takamine have been at that bash before, and are welcome! Long scale they ain't, though. We must find a way to bow the Takamine properly, and all will be well in the world.
  4. Double Bass Bash - nr. Bicester, Oxon - Saturday 14 April 2018

    All long-scale aficionados welcome, whether electric or acoustic! I'm looking forward to the meetup.
  5. Bass Bash.?

    Last year's Herts bash was scheduled for the weekend of our wedding, so we couldn't help with organising or spreading the word, or indeed attend ourselves. Maybe, for the slightly smaller bashes (as in, compared to the South East one), the optimal frequency is every two years rather than every year. Leave 'em wanting more, and make 'em positively long for that cab/effects/strings shootout!
  6. Anyone else unable to access their profile?

    Ah, sorry for immediately starting to gripe, no prob at all.
  7. New blog entry in the NAMM series - general views: https://wp.me/p2ZbyY-Ae

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    2. Passinwind


      Very cool to experience the show through a first timer's eyes and ears. It would have been nice to put a face to your blog, but as usual I was pretty much just completely overwhelmed, between various demands for my time and the need to just chill out from time to time. I did manage to connect with Sibob for a couple of minutes though, at least.

      Looking forward to part 3.

    3. Silvia Bluejay

      Silvia Bluejay

      Yeah it was a very intense experience! I met a few Basschatters but I knew there would be more in the crowd. I didn't spot Sibob, though. What booth were you working at, @Passinwind?

    4. Passinwind


      Silvia, I has a few things on exhibit at Marco Bass Guitars, Hall E, booth 4211. We were next to Marleaux, Fibenare, and Ken Smith, and right across the aisle from AC Guitars and the rest of the boutique builder's collective. We had a crazy busy booth for all of the three + days I was there, and as I was leaving on Sunday morning one of our endorsers was playing on the big outdoor Plaza Stage, rocking a bass with one of my new prototype preamps in it. For me it seems to get more intense every year, and I think a lot of that is related to more and more people knowing me by face.

  8. Clicking on my name > Profile takes me to a blank page. A few minutes ago I got this error message too:
  9. Lefty Dingwall Basses

    Sorry no idea. Righty equivalents seem to be around for $1700, though.
  10. Lefty Dingwall Basses

    Yes and no, as I think is clear from my post. At first play it doesn't seem to be particularly suitable to my petite frame, hence my trouble getting to grips with it. I want to have another, more thorough look at the bass itself, spending more time with it in a less busy and noisy environment, at the first opportunity.
  11. KK Baby Bass

    Not sure what you're talking about - their website looks fine to me. It's http://baby-bass.com/ though, with a hyphen. The contact page is here: http://baby-bass.com/contact/
  12. Lefty Dingwall Basses

    Forgot to post on this thread the link to my blog entry about the lefty Dingwall! It's here: https://goo.gl/YaqoHB
  13. First blog entry about NAMM 2018 - checking out the new lefty Dingwall: https://goo.gl/YaqoHB 

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    2. Silvia Bluejay

      Silvia Bluejay

      Thanks Mick! I think we'll hold on with the birthday present for the moment, because my main problem with any bass that's not a Corvette or a Bass Collection is the size. That Dingwall is slightly bigger than Jack's 5-string Mike Lull (35" scale) and I find that uncomfortable to play too. Maybe when I grow up... ;) :D

    3. MikanHannille


      This is what I just needed being a chap of a small stature. I think I'll struggle the same way as you do. But I'm still willing to give it a try.

    4. Silvia Bluejay

      Silvia Bluejay

      Absolutely - do try it. You may surprise yourself! :)

  14. Why is there so much choice

    Oh, forgot to say, welcome to the forum, Tom!
  15. Why is there so much choice

    Happy Jack and I visited Bass Direct a couple of years ago and loved it. I agree with Finndave about the lack of Fenders - personally, I didn't miss them. Fenders are so bloody ubiquitous everywhere else, that having a place where they're not abundantly represented is worth a visit for that reason alone.