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  1. EliasMooseblaster

    An interesting.. I'm going to get a bunch of fives at this rate!

    I happened to notice a few very nice-looking Schecter and Sandberg fretted fives on the FS section. I can speak very highly of both companies' four-string basses, but I've not tried any of their fives. Not that I'd be an expert either way...I will not become a five-string owner until Wednesday afternoon.
  2. ^ now there's a good point: technically I bought two guitars last year, as I also managed to track down the specific model of acoustic guitar that Mrs Mooseblaster used to own before we met. It made for quite a challenging hunt, but also gave me the satisfaction of searching around to buy a guitar, even if it wasn't for me in the end. I'm looking forward to the day that Mini Mooseblaster is old enough to take an interest in learning bass, so I can take him shopping for a Chowny short-scale...
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    So, just how many basses do you own ????

    Almost enough for a wall of Wal?
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    TC, Mooer, Valeton - End game for high-price pedals?

    Well, it arrived last week, and I'm delighted with it. As far as my ear can judge, it does exactly what I expect a Tubescreamer to do. The difference between the 9 and the 808 is subtle but audible, and for less than £30 I couldn't be happier. That said... ...and of course, it is just another cheap clone of a circuit that's been around for somewhere in the region of 40 years. It's been copied and modded to buggery, so the existence of a cheap Chinese clone is hardly surprising. (Even the switch between the two modes isn't an innovation, as JHS have fully outdone them with the Byobu, which offers 9 different TS variants in one pedal!) It does what I want, but it does nothing new, much like my other economy-donkey pedals. If I were a serious effects enthusiast, I'd still be looking to the boutique makers for new ways to preen, squash and bend my sound.
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    2018 Gibson Thunderbird

    Exactly...it's simply designed to encourage you to pose like a rockstar!
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    Humble instruments that 'make the song'

    He's a funny one, is Bonzo: I can see why people like him, and I can admire his playing from a technical point of view. Just something about his feel which seems a bit leaden (ledden?) to me. But then I have always preferred the jazz-trained drummers like Baker, Mitchell, Densmore, etc., so perhaps I prefer Paice's more relaxed feel. (Incidentally, are there any Grand Magus fans on here? Their current drummer - or whichever one played on The Hunt - sounds almost exactly like Paice...at least when he's not doing the double-kick stuff.)
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    Humble instruments that 'make the song'

    I do feel like Paice gets massively underrated as a drummer. I suppose, just as Zeppelin overshadowed Purple as a whole in terms of popularity, so Bonham overshadowed Paice - which seems as a shame, as Bonham's playing doesn't really do it for me, but Paice's playing always seemed to be on the money.
  8. Yeah, whatever I said a few weeks ago about "being good this year"...I might have to retract that fairly soon.
  9. You can atone for your sins by posting some pictures when it arrives!
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    What do audiences really want from the bass player?

    I guess for the "pub band" situation, the key is make the bass solo part of the entertainment. My Generation is a great example of how to do it, where the bass solos are snappy, two-bar breaks which work as a call-and-response between the bass and the rest of the band. If you changed that out for a full 32-bar break for the bass player to go through his/her whole book of chops, then you'd lose that pace and the queue for the bar would probably grow quite quickly. (So at least the landlord would be happy...)
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    Shuker 5 string fretless FS/FT - now £850

    Good morning. Is this handsome specimen still for sale?
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    Musical inventions

    It's a contraction of an old instruction that Geordie bandleaders used to give to their rhythm guitarists.
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    Heavy gauge strings

    The string tension is likely to be ridiculous if you bring those four strings up a whole fourth from their intended pitch...I would have some concerns about the safety of the neck!
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    Musical inventions

    A cab with a built-in motor and wheels on the back, so I could lie it down and ride it to gigs, using the amp as a backrest and the bass guitar as a punt to steer it.