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  1. I play flatwound strings, a well worn set of Dunlops. But having returned to gigging for the first time in a long time I'm having trouble with sticky strings. To be clear, this isn't the stickiness of new flats, these are well worn and smooth. Also I don't have this issue when practising, only when gigging. My fingers start to stick to the strings and it makes playing fast really difficult. Any thoughts?
  2. Having had both, BF are so light weight isn't an issue. Obv one 210 is bulkier. Ohmage could be an issue but the BF 210s is switchable. IMHO the 2x110 set up in black grille would be best for me and looks the dogs. But YMMV.
  3. I asked Alex straight up a while back and he said the original issues were with a dodgy glue supplier, since resolved. FWIW.
  4. my Voices tell me not to listen
  5. They re-placed the side markings on my unlined fretless without fuss and reasonably cost wise. Can't speak otherwise. As they make the Sei line of basses I suspect there's not much they don't know
  6. Really interesting and useful (for muppets like me) exposition on various options for fooling around on a single chord
  7. Gosh I've always set up my own, can't help. I've never found a decent tech in 10 years so learned to do everything myself. This was confirmed by one pro tech I went to in the early days who one day said ' what the [bleep] are you doing still coming to me, do it yourself'. If this seems a trifle eccentric it's quite common where I live. Happy D'ad owner.
  8. A recent feverish night’s sleep had Bad Company’s ‘Can’t Get Enough’ running endlessly through my brain, especially that diddly up-high bit. Because I’d been rehearsing it. A lot. Ah, this is how it ends, I thought. Get too involved in music and you’re stuck with an earworm. This moved Mrs Lownote to gently point out that she was having similar issues with 'Hand Jive' and 'Tulsa Time', as heard endlessly through my closed door. So, my question is this: after 50 years of it, how much more of ‘Brown Sugar’ can the Stones take?
  9. Never agree to a courier delivery on a Friday.  It's POETS day, so for Friday delivery read Monday. I don't think I've ever had a Friday out-for-delivery that didn't end up held over til the next week.

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      TheGreek

      That's my rule of thumb too. It means that your goods are sitting in a warehouse over the weekend.

       

      As somebody who has been involved in pallet truck racing in warehouses I can only see this as a bad thing.

  10. lownote

    Merton

    Good chap. Helpful, efficient and able to cheerfully sort out idiocies on my part. Hope to deal with him again.
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  12. I'd do well playing any instrument properly. Not got there yet lol.
  13. Yeah, it's a passing note thing, like blue notes or a bend
  14. As a fretless player I don't have to just play the notes. Recently, bored during a 12 bar at a gig I experimented with playing between the notes. So fingering a B- and a bit rather than a C. Now I know this an excuse for playing badly, but actually in places it sounded OK and more interesting than when I played the proper note. I 'spose it's no different to bending notes. Any input from music theorists?
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