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  1. 9 hours ago, itu said:

    A Zon and a Wal? Your third fretless must be from a brand that is written with three letters, like MTD, ACG, TLC, BBC...

    Bought the Zon here on bass.chat for a really great price..The seller was very enthusiastic about the sustain and he was right.

    It's the best fretless I have ever had, beats the Wal imo...better sustain, faster neck, less "work", very light...

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  2. Watched it this weekend....Still recovering from it.

    Been a huge Beatles fan since 45 years but this footage just floored me..Made a lot of things more clearer.

    Perhaps some things should have been explained a bit more but Jackson choose not to..

    The fact that Harrison left the day after Patty Boyd left him..the fact that Yoko just lost a child.

    When they finally got to the roof, they just nailed it and they showed how good they can be in stressful situations...

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  3. 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..


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  4. 7 minutes ago, gareth said:

    To be fair they knew Brexit was coming and that there’d  be VAT, charges and paperwork 

    They had a long time to buy at last years (pre Brexit) prices 

    I sold my T bass in December to a guy in Germany and it was a mad rush - the bass had been up for sale for literally years - I did think why leave it so late to buy

    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.

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  5. 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...

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  6. 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.

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  7. 1 hour ago, lowdown said:

    Victor Bailey never particularly over stated the fretless sound...he just grooved away on the Bass..!!



    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..

  8. On 23/12/2020 at 19:40, Leonard Smalls said:

    5 minutes of anti-hunt sentiment from our recent Punk 4 The Homeless online benefit for Compass Children's Charity:


    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 :-))

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  9. On 22/12/2020 at 12:00, Happy Jack said:

    Glyn Johns tells a different story (Sound Man, 2014). He says that Macca called him out of the blue and asked him to produce a TV special they were planning, to be filmed/recorded at Twickenham. George Martin was essentially fed up with the band's pre-collapse antics and wanted nothing to do with it.

    The TV thing never happened, and the project morphed into the Let It Be project that we all ... erm ... have mixed feelings about, shot at Twickenham and at Apple HQ in Savile Row.

    The reason George Martin got involved was that Lennon and Harrison had been completely fooled by Magic Alex (look him up if you're not familiar with the name) into paying for a sooper-dooper sound system that Alex was to install at Savile Row. Come the first session there, the recording professionals were wetting themselves laughing at a teenager's home stereo.

    The Beatles called George Martin at Abbey Road, and he quickly shipped down to Savile Row enough kit to complete the project. That's why Martin appears in the montage; he wasn't producing, he was keeping an eye on his kit!

    The Phil Spector thing happened later, entirely at Lennon's demand, and without Macca even being consulted. What he did to the production on the album was genuinely the final straw that broke the relationship between Lennon and Macartney. Personally, my sympathy is entirely with Macca - Lennon was so far out of order that I would never have been prepared to work with him again.

    Over the last nearly 50 years the stories have twisted and turned, and many have tried to make Macca the villain of the piece. Unfortunately for them, pretty much all the evidence (and I've waded through a LOT of it) simply confirms and re-confirms that Macca was right all along, while smack-head Lennon was making a series of appalling decisions.


    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..

  10. 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 ?

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  11. 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..

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