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  1. After not playing a note for some years (and on the encouragement of an old mate of mine who had recently taken up drums as part of a mid-life crisis, I got back into playing via The Rock Project (Encore) that is/was running in Windsor. From the guys who started around the same time as me there were at least 3 spin-off bands from that (and probably more by now as I only stuck around for a year). Since then I've used JMB (and to a lesser, certainly less succesful extent bandmix) to recruit a guitarist and singer for subsequent bands. More recently I used it for looking for another band to join (locally). To summarise, JMB is good, but you have a lot of chaff to sort through to find the wheat, Bandmix is not so good. I've also recently discovered shed loads of local Facebook groups for bands, buying selling gear. gigs etc..
  2. As mentioned above you've got a short scale bass but you bought longscale strings. Take a look at the link in the post from Ricky 4000 and take your pick from the stings mentioned there.
  3. Someone is selling one on Facebook Marketplace, not sure if its the colour you seek
  4. I was reading another thread about bass amps from the 70s and it got me reminiscing about my old Intermusic amp. I bought the amp 2nd hand from a shop that used to be just on the Market Square in Nottingham, must have been 1986. I think that I PX'd it for a Trace Elliot combo in the mid 90s. I remember that it came in a flight cased chassis with front and back panels that clipped on, built like a tank. I also remember that I had a 2x15 cab that I used to lug around with it. I was much fitter in those days.
  5. Hi, Porlock McDonalds* here *OK I applied some artistic licence, but we were in the "vicinity"
  6. Judging by the title of the thread, can I assume you're a fan of the Damned?
  7. That's a beautiful looking bass, I'm happy to see that you're far away from me otherwise I'd be sorely tempted and then end up in bad books at home as I've promised her indoors that I would't buy any more basses.
  8. I'd tell them both that you can't decide and ask them back again. You've got 2 options 1 - Give them no feedback on your dilemmas and see if anything changes 2 - Tell them both what aspects of the audtions went well and what didn't go well and see if anything changes I'd personally go with the one who identifies what went wrong and tries to fix it rather than someone who is oblivious to what's going on around and doesn't change/adapt. Just imagine what it's like learning new songs with someone who can't doesn't communicate well and doesn't seem to be too bothered. At the end of the day a band relies on everyone to pull their weight ...
  9. Thanks for that. I'd assumed the worst.
  10. Anyone here use Lemonrock? It's been down since yesterday. I tried emailing one of the addresses I had for them yesterday and it got bounced. Dunno if they've folded or just not renewed hosting package.
  11. We just use Google Calendar. We've set up a calendar for band members and get people to mark things like holidays/unavailability so when we're booking gigs we can see whether anyone is not free. We also use it to a lesser extent for scheduling practices. It's pretty straight forward to use, once you can work out how to set up the calendar. Once gigs are booked we add them separately to Facebook (and in our case Lemonrock).
  12. I've driven the E40/A4 a few times, but usually did that Dresden bit in the dark.
  13. Not sure which bit of the M5 you're closest too, but as soon as I saw this I thought "Spaghetti Junction" For my most recent band it emerged from the rather acrimonious split of another band where the singer and rhythm guitarist had decided to pull the plug before it descended into actual violence. We originally kept the name of the previous outfit but at one of the early practices I was about to bring up the subject of changing our name when the rhythm guitarist said "maybe we should change the name, you know, a clean slate and all that". The rest of us just looked at each other and said "That's it, that's our name ... Clean Slate". I'm in two other bands. the main band got it's name after we all put ideas into a spreadsheet and then whittled them down. The other is an acoustic trio/duo and we're named "Remember Tomorrow" after an Iron Maiden track.
  14. I'd just get a UK plug from somewhere like B&Q, Wickes etc, cut the Euro plug off and wire the UK plug on the end instead.
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