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  1. howdenspur

    So, just how many basses do you own ????

    Six at the mo, with some pruning imminent as I think some focus on actually playing rather than looking/buying would be in order! Cast in order of appearance: Fender Precision MIM Gibson Thunderbird iv Limelight '64 Jazz Fender Roadworn Precision Yamaha BB425x Custom NR Thunderbird
  2. howdenspur

    Ultravox's Chris Cross

    I liked Ultravox's earlier phase with John Foxx, particularly the punky Ha, Ha, Ha where the bass is to the fore.
  3. howdenspur

    Downloads or a physical product?

    Tend to use Spotify for ease of use and to try things out, but then buy stuff on CD (occasionally vinyl) if I like it. Reasons for buying are that I still like a physical product and there is a bit of wanting to make sure the artist is remunerated "properly". Note the parenthesis...
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    Chas Hodges

    Very sad to hear this. RIP Chas.
  5. howdenspur

    Feedback for Silverfoxnik

    Met up with Nik today as he personally couriered his NR Thunderbird way up north. He really went beyond the call of duty to ensure that the bass got delivered in one piece. We had a coffee and a chat about all things bass and plenty more besides. The complete gent and a great person to deal with - I heartily recommend Nik. Oh and the bass...it's awesome. I'm stoked, thanks Nik!
  6. howdenspur

    What are you listening to right now?

    Smote Reverser by Thee Oh Sees. Awesome stuff!
  7. howdenspur

    Venue v Practice Room

    Our rehearsal rooms were flooded about 18 months back, so there is (an admittedly only slight) a damp smell. Good advice here re volumes used for rehearsals
  8. howdenspur

    Digital remasters, yes or no?

    Ah yes, Loudness. I got the "Iggy remix/remaster" of Raw Power. Search and Destroy in particular, became deafeningly loud as opposed to a bit mushy and idiosyncratic. Preferred the original.
  9. howdenspur

    Alternatives to the Squier Bass VI

    There's the Gretsch G5265, a baritone with a 30 inch (well, 29.75) scale and a 43mm nut.
  10. howdenspur

    The classic 'band and a wall' photo

    Boxcar Riders last year - Sean (now left the band), Andy, Jane, yours truly and Geoff - outside York's Istanbul Grill (recommend the Veggie pizza!)
  11. howdenspur

    Amazon Rickenbacker scam?

    Hmmm. All those other products he has available (Samsung S7 Edge, Asus Zenbook, Keter Factor Outdoor storage shed...!) are all the same price as the Ricky, £455.
  12. howdenspur

    Feedback for ChrisJaxon

    Picked up a Yamaha BB425X from Chris's house last week while en route to our jolly holidays. Chris is a great guy, hospitable and indulgent with me having a go through his thunderous rig. The bass? Exactly as described. Deal with confidence - thanks Chris!!
  13. howdenspur

    Hamer B12A (Jeff Ament model)

    And then Cataldo do a couple of variants...the ahem, Big Bottom or an NR bird shape.
  14. howdenspur

    What are you listening to right now?

    And a bit of that...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UuPMjS0y68s