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  1. Trying to sell gear on FB marketplace is torturous. I swear people get a kick out of wasting your time.

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      geoham

      Can be a horrible experience!

      Offered a couple of sets of drawers for free a few months ago. Several people jumped on it very quickly, and thought the fairest thing to do was to offer it to the first to respond. Messaged her and responded to the post saying this. After waiting 6 hours for a response, I went to the 2nd person on the list. To then be publicly slated for being impatient and unreasonable.

       

      Currently selling an exercise bike at half the retail price. Responses are a mix of ridiculous low-balls - like half the asking price, and "what's your lowest price?".

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  2. Just started a week's holiday in Buxton. Staying in a gorgeous apartment in the town centre. It has a beautiful kitchen, wifi, and a pool table.

    I don't care if it rains all week. *contented sigh*

    1. geoham

      geoham

      Stayed not too far in the summer, while I was grafting for a week in Jon Shuker's workshop! Nice part of the country.

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  3. What would be a good preamp/modeller/driver/DI to go straight into a PA?  Before everyone starts naming bespoke, top of the range items, please bear in mind that the budget is low.  When I say low, I mean that I was looking at a Behringer BDI21, low.

    1. geoham

      geoham

      Another budget option that is perhaps offers a little more tonal options than the Behringer and possibly a lot more fun... look at some of the Zoom units. For example, I have a B1on that I paid about £50 for a few years ago. I think it's been superseded by the B1 Four now, but still pretty cheap - though probably a little more expensive than the Behringer.

       

      The B1on models the Sansamp rather well, and has other simulations in it too - plus other effects, a tuner and basic drum machine.

       

      I've plugged mine straight to our PA many times without issue.

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  4. Saw/heard Dave Bronze at a gig last night. Blooming good isn't he?!

    1. geoham

      geoham

      He is indeed. I remember a few years ago, I was going to an Andy Fairweather Low gig, and the mate I was going with came to mine for a few refreshments beforehand. We put on Gary Moore's Blues for Jimi DVD - which had Mr Bronze on bass. I'd never heard of him before, but was impressed - he's a solid player!

      My mind was slightly blown when I got to the gig to see him in Andy's band too! We really enjoyed the show.

       

      George

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  5. I see Fender are celebrating 75 years by reissuing all the usual suspects, again.

     

    1. geoham

      geoham

      Indeed. Leo's impact to musical instrument design has always fascinated me - he wasn't a player himself, yet I don't think any other individual has contributed so much. Both with things he designed directly, and the influence on others' designs.

      The situation today kind of reminds of of the Ford statement "If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.”

      We need a modern day Leo!

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  6. I see Fender are celebrating 75 years by reissuing all the usual suspects, again.

     

    1. geoham

      geoham

      I do kind of feel for Fender. Any time they release anything even remotely different it typically bombs, while the Precision, Jazz, Strat and Tele continue to be the best selling instruments of all time. How much has a Strat really changed in the past seven decades? Biggest things that spring to mind are the two screws on the bridge rather than six, and the five position pickup selector. 

      George

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  7. Please check out the latest video featuring Abigail Zachko and Colin Cunningham.

     

  8. Just bought a Lakland 55-01. Guaranteed a 44-02 will come up for sale in the next few days.

    1. geoham

      geoham

      The 55-01 is a great bass, sure you'll have plenty of fun with it!

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  9. Oh dear......got love-sick for my long-gone Lakland 55-01....so bought another. oops

    1. geoham

      geoham

      I keep toying with the idea of getting rid of mine, then play it and immediately decide against it!

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  10. Hi every one i am new to Basschat .just like to introduce myself  

    My name is Malc i am 56 and live in North Wales, i Started playing bass about 11 or 12 years ago and started playing in bands about 7 years  ago  although currently I'm not in a band but you    would find me at at local; pub jam nights be for the lock down 

    I have a Squirer Jazz , ibanez SDGR and play through Roland cube and an Ashdown rig ,i will have a go at playing lots styles but love funk ,disco soul  the most 

    I'm a self employed furniture maker of   over 30 years  so i all so like to make basses when work is a bit  quiet 

    Cheers 

    Malc

  11. Coming to the realisation that for every hobby I have, about 75% of my actual enjoyment comes from learning about the equipment and getting my nerd on

    1. geoham

      geoham

      Likewise... when I got in to photography, I spent weeks researching before I actually bought a camera. Then more time than I've ever spent taking or processing photos. Likewise with homebrewing... although arguably the fruits of that hobby takes up plenty of time too!

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  12. Hi guys quick question. Which flat to choose instead TI Flats? Same clarity and bright sound but more tension are what I need for. Thank you. 

    1. geoham

      geoham

      Give Fender flats a go - probably the cheapest flatwound on the market and sound decent. Fairly high tension, which suited me.

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  13. Helix or not Helix...that's the question

    1. geoham

      geoham

      Had my LT for a week. Seems awesome, really seems a tool without limits. I've got my first rehearsal in two days and a gig on Saturday - can't wait to play with it properly!

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  14. Been playing my Lakland 55-01 almost exclusively over the last couple of weeks (through necessity for an upcoming gig), and it's just brilliant. These hit so far above their weight for the money!!

    1. geoham

      geoham

      I gigged my 55-02 on Saturday, after only using my Jazz for the past few months. Plenty of compliments from punters and band mates. Loved it, and looking forward to giving it some more use.

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