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wombatboter

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  1. Have you got a picture of the side of the neck where the dots are ? Thanks... (sorry for asking but this is the most essential thing for me)
  2. Have you got a picture of the side of the neck ? Thx !
  3. Found a twin brother of my fretless Pro yesterday...a great sight to see.
  4. I just wonder how it is possible to have so much damage ? Was someone clumsy or was it dropped ? Been looking for a four string Modulus bass for a long time (even bought a Modulus 5 in the meantime but 5 isn't my thing) but the damage on this bass is really weird...Even if it doesn't affect the sound, bass players buy for a great deal with their eyes..
  5. I was talking about the new gear and second hand market which shows up now post Brexit.. I was aware of the Brexit and wasn't in a rush to buy anything because the GAS was sleeping for a brief moment :-) I hear from Belgian musicians that stuff they ordered seems to be delayed..Hopefully it will go a bit more smoothly soon.
  6. A voice from the "other" side..I hear from quite a lot of bass-players around here in Europe that the daily urge to look at those British bass-sites and shops has changed a lot...Just the whole paper thing and administration which is ahead of us scares me and other European bass-players.. Bass-chat, Bass-direct etc..why even bother to look when in the back of your head there's a calculator working with all the extra costs..Takes the magic away for me... I posted something on a European bass forum that I blocked a couple of British sites because it was too painful to see those beautiful basses and thinking how easy it used to be. I got some reactions that I wasn't the only one.. I check the German bass-sites a bit more, easier and with some fantastic basses too...
  7. Been looking for one of these for years after I foolishly sold mine.. Especially the mid boost was a very powerful weapon on all those stages.. It's a pity there is such a thing as Brexit (taxes, import duties) otherwise I would be all over this one... These are fantastic basses...I regret it more than selling my Wal.
  8. Nice, looks great.. Finally someone who steps away from that Fender-ish headstock which makes them look all the same..
  9. Are you sure this is fretless ? (it's my favourite instrumental ever). Always thought it was played fretted and that Bailey could create that sort of fretless mwah because of his attack on a fretted bass..
  10. Love the energy...Great Wal-bass too...It has that sort of Vinnie Jones wildness in it (yes, we've heard of him in Belgium :-))
  11. I have mixed feelings about this documentary.. I'm quite a Beatles fan and I think they are just changing history a bit imo. I've kept myself busy with reading a couple of books about the Let it be period and one of them was a word for word transcription of all the conversations during Let it be, every song which was played (even it was only three seconds..) etc..Written down with the date, the hour and even the minute when it was spoken or played. It was hard stuff to read but to me the horror was obvious (I remember that they only had fun when singing old classic rock n roll songs)...The countless times Harrison started "All things must pass" to be bluntly stopped by Paul who wants to sing "The Long and winding road" . The fact that Lennon during a certain periode refused to speak to anyone and Yoko had to do the talking "since he and Yoko think the same things" so Lennon didn't want to speak...Hearing her suggesting to play the concert for thousands of empty seats as a protest during what was going on in the world, even mentioning tigers on stage...Ringo who hardly says a word and is a quiet shadow most of the time. Harrison who even left.. It's a tough legacy and it has always been clear that Paul and Ringo would like to see another take on that part of their history so Jackson has to go through 56 hours of footage and surely he'll find enough to paint a different picture than the dreary Let it be movie.. I can understand that someone says "you weren't there" but I can't image that the thirty books I've read about the Beatles were all made up or a trick of the imagination...(sorry for my English, I'm Flemish). It was such a terrible episode that they had to record "Abbey Road" to have a decent ending... I am exited too but it still feels a bit like manipulating history. When you think what kind of relief it apparantly was when Preston entered and everyone showed themselves to be the friendly guy "because no one wanted to show that he was the pain in the *ss" according to one of The Beatles..
  12. Lovely bass...Actually it's a good sign if there are signs of wear on this sort of bass. Proof that it has been played a lot because it satisfies...
  13. Bit weird that this is "impossible to ship". And why would you take the neck off for "safety reasons". I've shipped countless basses and they were never "oversized", they just got the reference XL ..that's all. You put it in a box well wrapped and if someone agrees to pay the shipping costs, what's the problem ?
  14. Level 42 in the beginning of the eighties ....Hadn't seen anything like that before (and the bassplayer sàng !). David Byrne solo, a gig in Gent (Belgium), from the first second he owned that stage. U2 in 1981 when they were still "unknown" David Sylvian with Robert Fripp in Antwerp, just a totally new kind of music..
  15. I didn't do a lot of thinking when this idea came up, sorry Just grabbed a shirt and a pair of glasses.. Should have learned the lyrics too..
  16. I was very surprised that the fantastic bass part on the original isn't a real bass but a plug in..It fooled me (thought it was the best "bass" song of this year)
  17. I started messing around with this sort of Manring-inspired technique and tried it out on a Fleetwood Mac song (chords are not too difficult, the changes are quite easy so I was able to "sing" along too (though I'm not a singer)). After the "solo" I didn't know what to do but just let the groove going and I was pleased that I didn't mess up or lose the groove. I always try to use certain techniques in songs instead of just practicing without a reference..I still want to make music and enjoy myself so I'll take a song and see if it fits.
  18. Nice bass, in a way it's also a good sign that there are some traces of use..It shows that it has been played a lot so it doesn't bother me. Not only vintage Fenders should show these traces..
  19. Saw them in Belgium and sorry but it was terrible..regretted buying a ticket. Summers playing sounded so ordinary all of a sudden, Copeland was on a solo-trip during the gig and half way the set Sting made a sign across his throat that his voice was gone..No chemistry whatsoever..
  20. I could be wrong but I remember reading in his autobiography that the neck of a Kramer even felt hot during a session and that someone suggested to try out a Wal...Could me my memory which fails me.
  21. Didn't Mick Karn use one of these before the turned to Wal ?
  22. I recently learned that you have to pronounce it "Sjold" (the "k" turns out to be silent). Never played one but I'm always curious...
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