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  1. The moderators actively encourage auctions so its definitely not against forum rules.
  2. I'm gonna bring a high-class escort like I did to my school reunion. That and the rented Porsche.
  3. [quote name='Linus27' post='591621' date='Sep 6 2009, 07:49 PM']Whats break angle Could you explain this please.[/quote] Its the angle between the nut and where the string meets the post of your tuners. If its to "shallow" (ie the string is wound up the post instead of down), then the nut doesn't "break" the string enough and your left with the string making a weird noise. Does that make sense?
  4. I'd go with Skank and say break angle over the nut isn't sharp enough. Had the same thing myself. Makes a really weird noise.
  5. [quote name='dangerboy' post='589565' date='Sep 4 2009, 12:09 PM']What do you sound like?[/quote] www.myspace.com/gimmeshelta Can't view it at work properly, so not sure how much/what music is on there. Probably a bit pub-rock for a lot of you guys, so feel free to slate it.
  6. [quote name='coasterbass' post='589550' date='Sep 4 2009, 11:58 AM']If you let us know where you're playing maybe you might get a couple of sales out of BC [/quote] The last thing I need is people who can [i]actually [/i]play bass watching me.
  7. [quote name='Happy Jack' post='589526' date='Sep 4 2009, 11:43 AM']You're always on a loser for this sort of thing in London. There's so much free music available, and so much of it is of a decent quality, that no one is going to pay money to see an unknown originals band. Sibob told me his (covers) band were playing O'Neills in Richmond a couple of weeks ago. I went down there, spent two hours listening to some VERY high quality musicianship, it cost me a couple of slightly over-priced pints. I live in Chiswick. There are three music venues (that I know of) within a 10-minute walk of my front door. Only one of them ever charges, and usually all three are free entry.[/quote] Sorry, maybe I'm not explaining myself properly - I have absolutely no interest making money from playing a gig. I don't do it for that. What I don't want to do is pay to play. My ideal gig is to be booked, obviously encouraged to bring as many people as possible, but not pay for the priviledge of playing 30 minutes in some south London dive.
  8. Prompted by the recent Water Rats thread and my experiences of gigging in London, I was wondering where you guys play? Currently, we seem to be very good at booking "pay-to-play" venues, ie we have to shift 40+ tickets (often at 8 f***ing quid a pop!) or we're out of pocket. Venues such as: Monto Water Rats Brixton Jamm Dirty South Other venues that we play that require less of a financial committment include: Tommy Flynns New Cross Inn The Bridghouse 2 12 bar club The Bull and Gate It seems currently though that the vast majority of gig's we're "offered" (read "sold") require us to spend the 2 weeks proceeding it trying to sell expensive tickets for the 30 minute set that they allow us! To be honest, I object on principle to doing these gigs, and I've been close to jacking it all in on a few occassions. So what do you guys do? Do you not play these gigs? Do you play them but have such big followings that selling tickets is not an issue? Are we looking in the wrong places? Got a gig tonight for example. We need to flog 40 tickets at £8 a go. We've got 30 mins. We're on stage at 11:20 (how does anyone get home?). Oh, and they want us there for 5:45 for soundcheck. f***ing madness.
  9. [quote name='thepurpleblob' post='587738' date='Sep 2 2009, 05:40 PM']Mmmm.... A bit extreme perhaps. Tell you what - leave the wife at home and take the dog and the bass [/quote] Or shoot the wife, leave the dog at home and take your bass? Either way, someone has got to get shot here! Them's the rules.
  10. I'd say leave the bass at home, shoot the dog and enjoy your wife.
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  13. A tenner says he goes nowhere. Haven't listened to his music, but manufactured singer/songwriters are always rubbish.
  14. [quote name='GreeneKing' post='582695' date='Aug 27 2009, 05:46 PM']Yeah but he was a newbie and not a bassist so he's not used to abuse perhaps? [/quote] True. We're all used to being treated like leppers.
  15. What a load of sh*t. Not surprised though - that's "super-groups" for you. No idea who the lead singer is. Had to Wikipedia him. I know the bass player and I think the drummer is in a Tenacious D video?
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