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  1. I’ve got one of these that I use as an alternative for studio work when I don’t want to use a straight pickup. Does need experimenting with but it’s no biggie really, you just move it around. When you put it on there will be obvious spots you won’t want it . Too boomy to weak etc. Then it’s just a matter of narrowing down the smaller area that you like. I haven’t used a preamp with it myself and it doesn’t need phantom so all good there. Sound is half way between a mic and a pickup so very organic sounding. Quality of materials in this pickup is amazing and the putty that you stick it on with is great with no marking of the bass at all. There is a switch on it actually that a lot of people seem to miss. It’s a phase switch, the black bit round the body. If you do get any feedback, switch it and it puts itself out of phase by 180 degrees. Some have said it’s similar to standing further away from your amp. Anyway sorry I’m not a buyer Adrian but am a fan of these pickups.
  2. Yeah great guy to deal with always take my bass there and I’m from Birmingham!😬 I’ve also contributed to the crowdfunder So well worth it!
  3. Very highly recommended indeed, just bought an EA Amp head! Thanks Clarky!! Never felt so safe in buying an item before! Contact all the way through the transaction and I knew what was going on every step of the way including tracking the package. Very fast delivery as well. If I'd paid a couple of hours earlier it would have come the next day!!!!! Thanks again Clarky nice to do business with you. Cheers Mike
  4. Wow!!!! So Im not going mad!!! Thanks BassPod!! Ive been doubting myself for a long time. Thats Excellent! I can sleep at nights now. Thanks Chris as well for the similar Amplified Peg info!!!
  5. Hey Chris thanks very much for your reply. I didn't mention that I thought I might be getting it mixed up with that Ampeg story on purpose. But as you have just mentioned it in your reply I think it might be wise to say I have made my story up in my head. I think it originated as your Ampeg story above and I have altered it in my mind over time. Thanks a lot for clarifying that for me.
  6. One for the historians! Ok so I vaguely remember reading somewhere that in the earlier part of the 1900's someone made an amp that had a hole in its top. There was an electric upright bass and its end pin fitted in this hole so the bass stood up on its own and there was no need for a lead! I can't find this repeated anywhere! Did I just imagine this and make it up?
  7. Great thanks for doing that ped and thanks for your kind words Geoff! Much appreciated.
  8. My first YouTube video! Bit weird watching yourself but suppose I'll have to get used to it. There should be more coming anyway. [font=Helvetica][size=3][url="https://youtu.be/mIjT9ddu8xU"]https://youtu.be/mIjT9ddu8xU[/url][/size][/font] http://youtu.be/mIjT9ddu8xU
  9. I would agree that a physical teacher is the best way to go overall yeah. That way you get instant feedback about your playing. Myself I learn through lots of different channels via other musicians, online searching, listening to recordings, trial & error, etc, etc..... I do plan to have some lessons in the future at some point as well by a physical teacher.
  10. Hi gapiro Im near the start of Lauren's Thumb Position Course which is Great! Video and sound is Great and the lessons seem well paced with example pdf's to print out when you want. Excellent value for money. Not far off the price of a single lesson with your double bass teacher. You can see a list of what is involved in the course lesson curriculum. There are sample lessons you can watch. If you enrol in a course you get to be part of Facebook study group page where you can ask questions. AND they offer a 30 day money back guarantee if you aren't into it. WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG!!!!!!!! Ha ha ha! Go for it!!!
  11. Yeah I second - [font="helvetica, arial, sans-serif"][color="#282828"]A New History of the Double Bass! I happened to see one in a library and picked it up thinking it may be more relevant to classical but found it very informative and interesting. Excellent![/color][/font]
  12. Fitted one in a Fiat Ciquencento courtesy car!
  13. Thanks guys. Yeah it was cool getting the call. She's going to be 80 in January and I think she became famous at 19 so she's been doing it for 60 years! Amazing! Hey jazzyvee if you see me on a gig again come and say Hi. I had the recent Midlands Bass Bash in my diary for ages but turned out i couldn't go in the end so I'll have to wait for the next one.
  14. If anyone is stuck for what to watch on TV this Christmas you could always watch me! Ive just been down to London to record a TV program - "David Walliams Celebrates Dame Shirley Bassey" which will be broadcast on Christmas Eve BBC1 at 9pm. We play about 6 or 7 numbers with a 26 piece band. Im at the back on double and electric bass. Ive got no idea whether the camera will pass by me or not but if it does my Mum will be very pleased! Ive just put up a new website as well if anyone is interested. www.mikegreenbass.com
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