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  • Birthday 10/08/1952

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    Lightbulb joke...

    The Doors didn't have a bass guitarist - Ray Manzarek (keyboards) used a Fender 'Piano Bass', which IIRC was about 1.5 octaves. And they recorded some pretty good music ! ! Chris
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    Best Sounding Bass Recording

    My suggestions for your consideration - all original album versions: Stanley Clarke - Schooldays Martin Turner (Wishbone Ash) - The Pilgrim / FUBB Kenny Gradney (Little Feat) - Lafayette Railroad Chris
  3. Greetings. I'm considering investing in a small wireless system for live work. Having read the thread about 'Small Wireless' systems, the SmoothHound Classic or the Boss W20 system look the most suitable options for my budget and requirements. For live Band work I use a Fender Precision (passive), for live Duo work I use a Status Stealth (active) into a MarkBass CMD121 Combo + NY121 Cabinet - most gigs are small/medium size venues. I'm looking for one wireless system which I can use with an active or a passive bass - (probably the SmoothHound Classic system or the Boss W20 system). I'd be interested to hear any comments, recommendations or advice. Thanks for looking. Chris
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    Cellar Club, Oxford

    Oh yes, The Corn Dolly on a Saturday lunchtime - a few cans of 'Breaker' and great music from bands like Steamroller, Spring Offensive, Remus Down Boulevard and The Never Never Band. Aah happy days
  5. Gone - thanks for looking. Chris
  6. Evenin' All. I have 13 copies of Model Engineer magazine from the 1950s that might be of interest to someone out there in BC-Land 9 Issues from 1953 1 Issue from 1956 3 Issues from 1957 I don't want anything for them (and I don't really don't want to throw them away) so if you would like them - drop me a fiver via PayPal to cover costs and postage and I'll pop them in an envelope and post them to UK mainland. Chris
  7. To date I've had 4 basses delivered by UPS and in each case there has been no problem and no damage. I've also sent 3 basses by UPS and in each case the buyer has confirmed on-time delivery and no damage to the instruments. Having said that, I will be thinking long and hard before the next courier transaction. Chris BTW - and slightly away from the main topic, I just found this little article about a potential 'Delivery Theft' by another courier company - except this one was captured on a door-bell camera ! ! ! Follow the link below and try to ignore the adverts Doorbell camera captures delivery theft
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    Feedback for TOM1946

    Thanks to Tom, I'm now the proud owner of a rather lovely Antigua Fender P-Bass (a long-standing ambition now fulfilled). No fuss, no dramas - just a seamless transaction with great communication and very quick delivery. A pleasure doing business with you Tom. Take it easy and best wishes. Chris
  9. PM on its way in a few minutes
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    RIP Aretha Franklin

    Way way back around 1967/8, I was working in one of the coffee bars at Butlins, Clacton-on-Sea. There was a bright red Wurlitzer juke-box full of great songs, including R.E.S.P.E.C.T. which was played almost continually (along with Tramp by Otis Redding & Carla Thomas). Happy days. R.I.P. Aretha Franklin - Thankyou for giving so much musical pleasure to so many people.
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    Feedback for: Thornybank

    A pleasure to do business with. Very nice Cherry Red Epiphone Dot now resident with me courtesy of Chris (aka Thornybank). Great communications, smooth and easy transaction, well packaged and delivered on time. Thanks Chris (aka Chezz55)
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    Latest 'Yes' live album

    My selections of the 'classic Yes line-up' . On Record - The first album "YES" line-up of Anderson, Bruford, Squire, Kaye, Banks. The cover versions of 'Every Little Thing' and 'I See You' are outstanding and have been essential listening since I first heard them in 1969. Live - The "YES ALBUM" line-up of Anderson, Bruford, Squire, Kaye, Howe. Saw them at Colchester Corn Exchange in 1970 and the Royal Albert Hall in 1971 (supporting Iron Butterfly). Stunning live performances both times. Guilty Pleasure - The " 90125" line-up of Anderson, White, Squire, Kaye, Rabin. Just for 'Owner Of A Lonely Heart' - which I consider one the best introductions in the world - ever. Chris
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    Bassists you like who aren't your normal cuppa char

    My usual music is Classic Rock but I agree 100% with John Taylor (Duran Duran and Power Station) and Mark O'Toole (Frankie Goes To Hollywood) I also have a great deal of respect for Steve Priest from Sweet and Nick Beggs from Kajajgoogoo. Chris
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    Jon Hiseman RIP

    Sorry to hear this. Check out 'Colosseum Live' - it's an excellent live set from Jon Hiseman (Drums) , Mark Clarke (Bass), Dave Greenslade (Keys & Vibes), Richard Heckstall-Smith (Saxes), Dave 'Clem' Clempson (Guitar) and Chris Farlowe (Vox) - a great double album. R.I.P.