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  1. Played at Dutch national radio yesterday! Three songs, three basses, three techniques.

     

     

    1. DiMarco

      DiMarco

      That Blade sounds lovely!

  2. If I was after a 5 string and lived in London pretty much everything you could ever want is currently for sale in the "for sale" forum!

    1. DiMarco

      DiMarco

      @LukeFRC indeed. My current lack of gas is disturbing.

      I just bought a Mesa Boogie V-Twin pedal 5 mins ago though so I can go Ben Shepherd style later on this week.

       

       

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  3. Just discovered Biarnel basses.... wow....

    1. DiMarco

      DiMarco

      How It's Made: Making a bass guitar from scratch: Biarnel Iter 4TB - YouTube

      They look the biz! Can't say I'm thrilled by what I hear in any of the demo videos though - those seem to be rather generic sounding instruments.

       

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  4. If I was after a 5 string and lived in London pretty much everything you could ever want is currently for sale in the "for sale" forum!

    1. DiMarco

      DiMarco

      I wouldn't know what to want anymore. Maybe the GAS will get triggered again though. First half of 2021 got me a 5str Sadowsky PJ, 6str Yamaha John Patitucci sig and a Warwick Thumb NT6. I-think-I'm-covered.

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  5. Add me!

    https://www.facebook.com/DanVeallBassistx/

    All Basschatters welcome - this is my profile that'll only every be about bass, music, my video reviews and magazine columns. It's new and you're more likely to see posts verses my FB Musician page @DanVeallBassist (Which you can also follow!)

    1. DiMarco

      DiMarco

      Hey Dan. Dood is the dutch word for dead. I hope you're alive chum. 😂

       

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  6. Oh my god oh my god oh my god...

    Billy Sheehan 'liked' my Facebook comment.

    You can take me now. Life is complete.

  7. So I got myself a new band!

     

  8. Teebs signing off.

    Thanks for all the memories BassChat.

    :) 

     

    1. DiMarco

      DiMarco

      ... Teebs later became a famous harmonica player on the canary islands, well known for his cover version of "Anarchy in the U.K" by the Blues Brothers.
       

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  9. If the same question gets asked over and over again on a forum... Does that make the question stupid?

    🙂
     

    1. DiMarco

      DiMarco

      @hiram.k.hackenbacker that's kinda my point. There's a pretty good search functionality on this forum and when you type one of those often asked questions into google you also can't help but end up here or on TB. In my opinion you're doing something wrong if you can't find the answers to those often simple questions.

      That said - no question is ever stupid, the road some people choose to find the answer is. 🙂

      There's also questions that can't really be answered like:

      • Which is better Jazz or Precision?
      • What's the best bass for metal?

      But questions like that always seem to be followed by people posting pictures of their own gear, possibly in an attempt to be confirmed their own choices were well made.

      Us humans have funny ways sometimes. Maybe it is a thing we should all cherish.


       

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  10.  

    G'Day!

     

    1. DiMarco

      DiMarco

      People miss you over at TB it seems KbD. Just noticed a thread there.
      What happened, Did the mighty banhammer smite thine head?
       

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  11. Hi Lowregisterhead.

    I believe I'm now the owner of the Carvin JB5 you sold on Basschat in April.It was in The Gallery in Camden and I snapped it up last month.Great bass! Do you happen to remember what string gauge D'Addarios you put on it please?

    Regards.

     

    Terry.

     

    1. DiMarco

      DiMarco

      No he doesn't. 🙂

       

  12. How LOW can you go: BASSBLX ! : )

  13. I'm an amp geek. But I also like to go ampless with my HX Stomp...

    1. DiMarco

      DiMarco

      *fake inflatable bass stack*
      Just saying... Kustom made these for years! I think.

       

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  14. I'm an amp geek. But I also like to go ampless with my HX Stomp...

    1. DiMarco

      DiMarco

      I've been thinking about that too, but would miss those beautiful bass- and guitar stacks on stage for sure. They are just part of the atmosphere required to play rock music.
      Saw some modern metal bands on empty stages playing through modellers and it just doesn't sound live to me but more like a produced and mastered product. I hate it!
      All of the 'live' charm is just gone.

       

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    1. DiMarco

      DiMarco

      Sometimes happens. The Zon Sonus 6 that went on this forum for 1500 is now for sale on reverb for over 3k....

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  15. Stolen bass... Today I was given some old gear from a coworker who sold his house and is abandoning his studio.

    Among it is a hand built precision from the Netherlands. I had never heard of the builder so I searched google and found the man's Facebook page. I noticed he had 2 mutual friends. Posted him photo's of the bass asking if it is from his hand and it was indeed.

    I had also posted 3 pics of it on FB, stating I was handed this bass and I did not know the brand. It did not take long for the rightful owner to recognize his custom made bass which had been stolen from his rehearsal room more then 25 years ago! He showed me pics to prove it, and some social media posts from 2017 of him searching for his lost treasure.

    Today, I found him his bass and soon as I noticed it is his, I rang him up and gave him my address. Tomorrow he will pick it up. That will be quite a moment for sure!

    Happy days.

     

    1. DiMarco

      DiMarco

      Just imagine how you'd feel if your favourite bass was nicked from your car or rehearsal room.
      I did the only thing I could really. The original owner is one happy chap right now!

       

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  16. Stolen bass... Today I was given some old gear from a coworker who sold his house and is abandoning his studio.

    Among it is a hand built precision from the Netherlands. I had never heard of the builder so I searched google and found the man's Facebook page. I noticed he had 2 mutual friends. Posted him photo's of the bass asking if it is from his hand and it was indeed.

    I had also posted 3 pics of it on FB, stating I was handed this bass and I did not know the brand. It did not take long for the rightful owner to recognize his custom made bass which had been stolen from his rehearsal room more then 25 years ago! He showed me pics to prove it, and some social media posts from 2017 of him searching for his lost treasure.

    Today, I found him his bass and soon as I noticed it is his, I rang him up and gave him my address. Tomorrow he will pick it up. That will be quite a moment for sure!

    Happy days.

     

  17. Stolen bass... Today I was given some old gear from a coworker who sold his house and is abandoning his studio.

    Among it is a hand built precision from the Netherlands. I had never heard of the builder so I searched google and found the man's Facebook page. I noticed he had 2 mutual friends. Posted him photo's of the bass asking if it is from his hand and it was indeed.

    I had also posted 3 pics of it on FB, stating I was handed this bass and I did not know the brand. It did not take long for the rightful owner to recognize his custom made bass which had been stolen from his rehearsal room more then 25 years ago! He showed me pics to prove it, and some social media posts from 2017 of him searching for his lost treasure.

    Today, I found him his bass and soon as I noticed it is his, I rang him up and gave him my address. Tomorrow he will pick it up. That will be quite a moment for sure!

    Happy days.

     

    1. DiMarco

      DiMarco

      The guy just picked it up. Turned out the EMG pups on it were active so I threw a new 9v battery into it. Strings were oooooold but man that bass has a lot of bark. Pbass with badass bridge, EMG active ups (PJ), passive tone controls. Birdseye maple neck, striped maple body (yes, solid maple body - it weighs quite a bit).

      Our mutual friend Vincent who's a luthier took it home for some TLC. Intonation is off, truss rod needs to be tightened a little, needs new strings and the pots need to be cleaned. Was a nice little meetup where we played this bass, my fodera and the yamaha six string plus the Vincent Hyperjazz that was built for me 2 years ago.

      The Luthier who made this Pbass is now also on my FB friends list and everyone seems to be thrilled the long lost bass has now returned home.
      Man! I just love things like this. Today is awesome.

      I won't miss the bass since I have plenty of those already and I have the Sadowsky P 5str to cover my Pbass needs, which is not too bad a brand either 🙂.

       

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  18. On the night of christmas eve, the house of one of the neighbours adjacent to our back yard caught fire and burned out completely. The lady living there (43yo) did not survive the burning.

    Later that night, the man of the house - a heroin addict with repetitives episodes of psychosis in the past was arrested by the police in our city center. The man had locked his girlfriend in and burned her. This murder took place 50 meters from here, and we were aware the man was a danger to himself and his environment.

    The neighborhood has called police a number of times and he would get 'help' but after a day or two he would always be returned to his home.

    Now the woman has burned to death and there was nothing we could do to prevent it.

    I have not slept since. 2020 is the worst year ever.

    1. DiMarco

      DiMarco

      Quick update: The guy is still in custody. Neighbours been interviewed and all.
      I hope they lock up that bastard for good.

       

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  19. On the night of christmas eve, the house of one of the neighbours adjacent to our back yard caught fire and burned out completely. The lady living there (43yo) did not survive the burning.

    Later that night, the man of the house - a heroin addict with repetitives episodes of psychosis in the past was arrested by the police in our city center. The man had locked his girlfriend in and burned her. This murder took place 50 meters from here, and we were aware the man was a danger to himself and his environment.

    The neighborhood has called police a number of times and he would get 'help' but after a day or two he would always be returned to his home.

    Now the woman has burned to death and there was nothing we could do to prevent it.

    I have not slept since. 2020 is the worst year ever.

    1. DiMarco

      DiMarco

      Thanks for the kindness. Managed to get a good night sleep last night. Will grow over it. It is all just very sad thats all.

       

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  20. Spending my entire bass fund, plus a load extra on a bass will make me feel better about 2020 won't it? 
    This is a shite year

    1. DiMarco

      DiMarco

      Bought a Fodera and a Stingray neck through 5 since the corona crisis started.
      I am ecstatic by now, man!

       

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  21. Can’t believe I am actually GAS free ...... has it finally happened?

    1. DiMarco

      DiMarco

      I had the same feeling after scoring my Fodera a few months ago... but I just ordered another bass again.

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  22. Can’t believe I am actually GAS free ...... has it finally happened?

    1. DiMarco

      DiMarco

      This is just temporary. Mark my words.

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  23. New Overwater is all specced out apart from top wood!

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