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Silvia Bluejay

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  1. Just a note re. ads on Basschat: if you stay logged in, you get fewer ads on your screen, and AFAIK all of them are music-related and non-intrusive. I have Adblock Plus installed but disabled on Basschat, and I don't find the ads a nuisance in any way. I'm currently in a waiting lounge at LAX airport and only see one ad for the Manchester Bass Show - none of your silly Google-imposed, localised ads. 👍 On the other hand, I must have reported as spam hundreds of Facebook ads in the last couple of months - they really pop up every other 'normal' post and are horrid. So I either report them as spam, or as fake news, or as offensive, but mostly spam, because that forces FB to create a 'case' for each report - in other words, it's compelled to take note, even if it doesn't take action.
  2. It did not say! On purpose, I think: 'we're not giving you any publicity at all after we've chucked you out of the show'.
  3. I'm drowning in photos, and slowly sorting them out. I'll be writing my blogs, but before then, I'll find a few to post on here. Rickenbacker's booth is the same style as previously, with the basses hanging from brackets. A good number of of 5-stringer models and lots of lefty models. Stingrays must be very popular indeed, as their stand is always extremely busy and not conducive to good photos! Warwick has a large booth organised in several different areas, which makes it easier to photograph bit by bit, and are making a big song and dance about Sadowsky, as you would expect. Watch this space. Apologies for derailing the thread. 😏
  4. I'll be writing a series of NAMM mega-blogs throughout Feb and March! It's a great show.
  5. Spotted along a wall, in an empty space large enough for a decent-sized booth. Nuff said. LBGS/UK Guitar Show, please take note. It can be done.
  6. They're probably all here at NAMM rather than at their desks! 😉
  7. FYI, Roger told us that a Chinese company stole his logo years ago, and while he is fighting to get it back, he can't use it on the headstock of the Chinese line. So the basses currently have just the name of the model and when they are officially released, they will have a special round logo based on the letters RSD (Roger Sadowsky Design). Photos to follow in due course!
  8. It's gone 3pm here in Anaheim and we've managed to talk to John Hall at the Rickenbacker stand, say hi to Roger Sadowsky with a promise of a chat later, spent some time with Tomm of Stonefield, talked to Sheldon Dingwall, and spotted several other familiar exhibitor faces we'll get back to when it's less busy. Watch this space!
  9. Many thanks, both! I'm creating two events on Basschat's FB page, as we speak.
  10. HAHA! That's all I'm given, blame FB! Could you please post the full name and address of the venue? It'll make my job easier.
  11. OK, I now seem to be ready to create that Facebook event! If I enter the postcode in the location field on the Event, FB gives me this: St.Cuthbert's Pre-School Playgroup Doveridge Is it correct? And the date is 09/05/2020, am I right? Ta.
  12. From that point of view, it's very much like it used to be at the LBGS in the past: the bigger booths have a performance space and a timetable with guest names. Some of them will be well-known artists, other will be less well-known but equally, astonishingly good. The performances usually last 20-30 minutes. Last time I went (2018), the Markbass stand was one huuge stage, with amps and other exhibits all around it, and they had big names with entire bands playing there. We also saw Lee Sklar at the equally huge but not stage-shaped Warwick booth, and Jack kept bumping into Bootsy no matter what booth he was visiting (and thought he was stalking him!). Best thing, however, is randomly meeting Basschat members you've last seen in person at one of our bashes or at the LBGS. Familiar faces and familiar accents in a sea of bass players and other musicians from around the world.
  13. We are also finally able to attend The Bass Bash on the Thursday evening, and I'm especially looking forward to seeing Tal in person for the first time, and saying hi to Cody, who has given masterclasses at the LBGS a couple of times.
  14. See also This Thread *. *Link deleted, as I've realised the two threads have been merged, so 'This Thread' now is 'this thread', if you know what I mean? 😉
  15. Wouldn't think so, @Newfoundfreedom! That'd need an audience of old metalheads. We're a very fast-dying breed...
  16. @MacDaddy should we also add Let's Dance? (Double sigh.)
  17. I see your point, but I hope that, for a band that plays mostly covers, that job would have to be done once, then info would be stored and retrieved as needed. Especially if the setlist changes little between gigs. Incidentally, payment is apparently now around £10 per gig.
  18. Which is fine, but laborious to prove in case of dispute. There must be a better way to do all this, in the computer/smartphone/cloud era.
  19. I've also been doing some research on this, following this brief discussion on here a few months ago. I still think it sucks that so few people seem to bother or care about doing it properly re. performing rights. Another thing that surprises me is no countersigning. In most other places in Europe at least, you can't just submit a setlist to the PRS or equivalent without the venue confirming the setlist - and the date of the gig - are real.
  20. I always cut strings to measure, no matter what type they are. Low Bs and Es are almost always too thick/long for their tuning pegs otherwise.
  21. The 4-string Wal might be the one that was for sale on here, in the Marketplace lefty section, for a while before being withdrawn; not much is left of that ad now, so I can't confirm, as I don't remember what the body looked like.
  22. Either that, or they have received what they were currently GASsing for as a Christmas present, BUT subject to promising to get rid of another item in their rig.
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