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About Roger2611

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  1. Roger2611

    Anxieties with joining a ready made band - just me?

    It's going to take a lot of time to get a 40-50 song set list learnt to a really good standard and playing it live will be the best way of really getting it nailed, I am sure some songs will come quicker than others, ask the band to give you a little more time on the ones you are struggling to nail by leaving them out of the set list for a couple of weeks?
  2. Simples, 1) I like the fact I don't own it. 2) it has sparked absolutely no GAS reaction whatsoever.
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    Samson Concert 99 Radio system

    I have an old Samson VR-1 which has got to be twenty years old now and still going strong.... I don't actually use it anymore as I doubt it is on legal frequencies but it still works fine, I only ever had to replace the power supply which failed some years back
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    Finger players. So you ever get cramp?

    One suggestion that none of the above has covered is stage volume, if I can hear myself properly on stage then I am fine, but on a stage where the monitors are not so good or the acoustics of the stage play havoc with my normal setup then I find myself playing harder, digging in more which soon leads to a feeling that fingers are going to cramp. Another scenario is the dreaded sticky neck syndrome where your hand feels like it is sticking to the back of the neck so you are forced to completely change the way you usually play, this again for me will quickly lead to a feeling that my fingers will cramp....thankfully a quick wipe over the back of the neck with a bit of silicon spray has solved that issue for those lovely midsummer sweaty gigs.
  5. Ssshhhh we are not supposed to mention the Voldemort of luthery on here!
  6. Roger2611

    couple of SGC Nanyo Bass Collections

    I think the 2nd one is a steal with a buy it now for £185.00 with the hard case, if it's active then it's likely to be an SB301
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    Punk - musically significant or not?

    I have to agree, speaking as a life long punk rocker, was there actually a point where punk started and finished, I offer up MC5, New York Dolls, David Bowie, Dr Feelgood e.t.c all pre-date punk but certainly had that punk ethic, today's grime scene demonstrates punk sensibilities in being one of the few current forms of music where the lyrics still have an important message, other than that I would offer up Idles and Slaves as still in the punk ethos? Did Punk really have a beginning and an end, probably not but I'm bloody glad it happened
  8. Roger2611

    Hermes delivers some music gear

    And no doubt the van will be coming back to me and the customer will be outraged at the mere idea that some idiot could have jumped up and down on the roof!
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    Bands that wont learn covers properly.

    I've had to learn Separate Ways by Journey for one of the current bands I am with, it was not a song I knew so I did a bit of hunting on Youtube and found a guy who really played it correctly so learnt that version, at the first proper rehearsal we kicked into it and it sounded terrible, the band had been playing some weird quasi version based around the previous bass player playing the same chords as the guitar, I have got them to learn it properly now and it sounds far better for it!
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    Natural relic bargain or damp wet dog!

    At £70.00 you are not going to go far wrong, I once owned a 79 Precision with a neck that looked much like that and it was probably the best playing Precision I ever owned!
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    Shout out to Bass Direct

    To be totally honest I find it really depends on who you are dealing with at Bass Direct as to the level of service you receive, Mark has always been brilliant with me and has steered me in the right direction on a number of occasions which has led to me spending a good deal of hard earned in his shop, the last item I purchased was a Glockenlang Preamp for a recently acquired Bass Collection bass, it arrived, I installed it....nothing, I checked my wiring, it was right so I was stumped, I farmed it out to a local tech who had it for over a week and finally discovered that the brand new 9V battery terminal supplied with the preamp had a dead short! It cost me £40.00 in total to get the bass sorted....I thought I would feed that back to Bass Direct so they could feed it back to Glockenlang, I rang and spoke to Marcus who basically sounded utterly disinterested when I described the issues I had, I have no belief that it was ever fed back to Glockenlang...which is a shame as the preamp is as good as Mark suggested it would be!
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    Music U.K. advert July 1984

    Rocking out on a Westone Thunder 1A, still a criminally underrated bass, in my opinion
  13. Roger2611

    It's back!

    My £1.22 offer was declined as was my £1.23 and £1.24 offers, that's all my offers used up so I'm out!
  14. Roger2611

    It's back!

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-Jazz-Bass-Guitar-1980s/273643655163?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908105057%26meid%3D13f7c6d788d342bda2243d935d41ba14%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D15%26sd%3D273643655163%26itm%3D273643655163&_trksid=p2481888.c100675.m4236&_trkparms=pageci%3Afb77c865-129c-11e9-9376-74dbd180eea3|parentrq%3A293d3b971680a86195d85a1efffee6f3|iid%3A1&autorefresh=true This time with a buy it now price of only £499.00! I noticed the option to put in an offer, so I have popped a cheeky maximum offer of £1.22 for it, although reviewing the images I might be struggling to see a return on my investment!
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    Interesting Trace Rig

    I miss the classic Trace look of the UV lit front panel, it looked great, I am surprised more companies haven't done something like that