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wombatboter

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  1. 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.
  2. Didn't Mick Karn use one of these before the turned to Wal ?
  3. 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...
  4. Years ago I had a similar white one and I sold it..Within a couple of hours I had around five people who wanted to buy it (I wasn't asking much, around 600 euros if I recall correctly). At the end of the day I got a reaction from a young bassplayer from Holland who said this was his dream bass but he couldn't afford it.. He said that he was going to work during the holidays picking fruit from trees to earn this bass but this would mean that I had to wait another six months and he didn't expect me to keep this for him.. I kept the bass, he worked hard for his bass picking fruit from trees and afterwards he came to see me (his father drove the car and told me that he wanted his son to work for what he desired) and he left with the white Miller bass.. I'm always glad to see one, reminds me of the young boy from Northern Holland...(sorry for the off topic)
  5. Has this ever been played..? It looks so fantastic...
  6. What a fantastic song ! Thanks for posting this..best I've heard in a very long time. Masterpiece... (has a sort of Diggin in the dirt-Peter Gabriel vibe from time to time)
  7. My two Zon Sonus basses....
  8. Lovely bass, great price too....I think this will be sold quickly.
  9. But would anyone be talking about him if he wasn't the son of...? I''m sorry but tastes differ, I checked his playing, didn't hear anything which drew my attention or saw a sign of the greatness I had expected after reading about his playing..
  10. Had a couple of trade offers (some of them quite appealing) but so far the bass is still here.. In the meantime I'm trying to get used to it a little more and just playing along with songs I'm learning. Wanted to learn this old b-side of McCartney's Goodnight Tonight, nothing fancy but the B string sounds nice on this..
  11. Just bought this here on Bass-chat but after playing it I realised again that I prefer four strings. Lately I had seen tons of videos of five and six stringplayers locked in isolation due to corona and their virtuosity went to my head and made me buy a five string again. I can manage playing a five but it's just no "fun" like on a four string (tastes differ and respect for all the players which do fantastic things on those basses). So I'm selling this again but wouldn' t mind trading it for an inspiring four string..I like "modern" basses with a sort of hifi sound (I don't have the "Miller" sound available for the moment so who knows..) This bass comes with a case, is a 35 inch, if I'm correct the stringspacing is 17,5 (can be adjusted individually), 4,4 kg, Bartolini pick ups and pre amp, graphite neck, no truss rod but it gives me the low action I need for the playing I'm able to..Dates from 1992. Can be shipped or picked up (shipment included). I made a crappy video with some sounds (some mistakes but my right wrist and index finger are still blocked after a bicycle accident two years ago) I hope the previous seller doesn't mind me using some of his pictures too....
  12. I used to gig a lot..played in around 100 bands around here in Belgium with some well-known names..I was very lucky and always combined it with a day time job.. Since a couple of years I hardly gig anymore...tired of the setlists filled with predictable songs, tired of the choices some singers make when the success fades, tired of the traffic jams, tired of being there six hours in advance, tired of the change in live music and the atmosphere (everyone staring at smartphones backstage instead of having fun, people hardly talk to each other like we used to and I have the impression that everyone tries to play it "safe", most of them just head home after the gig). I refused a lot of things and they don't call you anymore.. I still play at home and I try to keep myself busy with learning new things..It's weird but I don't miss bands and when I hear musicians complain these days and say how they miss the stage....I don't feel that at all. My life will always be filled with playing bass but the gigs are certainly not essential...
  13. Saw something by The Shadows getting reunited again in 2020 on YouTube and it made me grab my bass and figure out two of their songs (the other one is Atlantis)...Could be better in the performance but I thought the idea was entertaining
  14. Beautiful bass, pity that's in the States and that extra fees and shipment will make it more expensive...
  15. He says in one of the clips that he finds it hard when they ask him to double his lines in the studio since he plays very impulsive and doesn't really "know" what he's going to play.. He finds himself "like a deer in headlights" when they ask him to double his lines and he has to do that bar by bar.. Bit weird when you think of the possibility to write your part down and then read it.. Shouldn't be too hard for a seasoned veteran like him ?
  16. Thanks for posting this, hadn't heard this one in a long time..great !
  17. "It's a thin line between funky and disaster"....
  18. Great playing, beautiful bass...lovely to see !
  19. Macca preferred this one when he came to visit and support me around here in Belgium...
  20. Do you have some more pictures of the entire length..just want to be sure what the total state is. Sorry and thx for the effort
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