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  1. Hello Marty, I live close to Haydock racecourse just off the M6 motorway at J23. Cheers, Mark.
  2. Price drop to £495 before ebay. Please free to ask any questions.
  3. Bump for a good looking and sounding jazz bass, with a few extras thrown in.
  4. FOR SALE ONLY PLEASE, a Phil Jones Flightcase 150w combo. Comes with cover and lead. In mint condition and has been barely used in the few months i have owned it. If you are looking for this type of combo or just a great quality combo for practice small gigs or home use, look no further. The combo itself has an amazing punchy clean sound that works well for all types of music, but particularly well for jazz, and funkier styles. Please check out Ed Friedland's review below and see the photo of my combo attached. I would like £475 ovno for this combo if possible. The cheapest price I can find on the net currently is £595. A number of other outlets sell the unit for around £650. No trades please as I am giving up playing after many years of abject mediocrity. [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfzl242K3kI[/media]
  5. For Sale Only as I am no longer playing bass, a Fender Geddy Lee Jazz Bass in Black.I think it is from 1998 and features the 'limited edition' legend on the steel neckplate. The bass is in good condition considering it's age and has some wear to the head stock area. The bass plays very well and has recently been fitted with a Babicz full contact bridge and vintage Bareknuckle pickups which have beefed the tone up somewhat. It comes with a very good padded gig bag, and seeing as i no longer require them I will also throw in a high quality Planet Waves cable, a snark headstock mounted tuner and broad brown leather strap. I would much rather meet any buyer to give them the bass rather than post it and will happily drive a reasonable distance to meet up. Please feel free to ask any questions. I am hoping to get as much as possible for the bass but feel that £550 ono would be a fair price based on condition,playability and the upgrades recently done. No trades of any sort please.
  6. I will happily concede that there is definitely some music which favours either the DB or EB. However in my personal opinion it has nothing to do with swing. From Bilbo's perspective I feel it is more about what he prefers and how the bass sound and feel 'sits' in a particular piece of music. (Bilbo please feel free to correct me if I'm off the mark) Having seen the Neil Cowley Trio this week I realised that the gig had to be done on DB, even though some of the tunes are quite loud as far as jazz goes. The instrument fits with the group. The bassist Rex Horan is also a great electric player as well by the way; however the sound would not suit the band even though at times it may well be more audible. On the point of Steve Rodby he played more DB latterly with the PMG, both on recordings and live. When he first joined the group around the time of the release of the album First Circle he would have been required to play more electric bass,as nearly all the previous PMG albums had featured either Jaco or Mark Egan on EB. As the band's material changed he gravitated towards DB. It could have been as a direct result of what was required by the composer of the music or what the state of mind of the composer or the player was at the time of the recording. Maybe a mellowing of Mr. Rodby's playing style led him towards the double bass on the later projects. Awesome player and some amazing music, I hope they do another PMG album at some point.
  7. [quote name='Bilbo' timestamp='1332100486' post='1583334'] I think that ES track would groove a lot harder on double bass but there you are. In fact, that track, to me, illustrates the non-swingingness of the wrong timbre. As does this (which swings a little inspite of the bass sound): Play that Gary Willils tune 10 beats per minute faster and it wouldn't swing like it does. [/quote] That doesn't make sense. I don't believe I have ever heard anyone else play the tune faster or Willis for that matter. Until such a time it can't be ascertained whether it would swing at a faster tempo, you merely assume it wouldn't swing if played faster. I can't really make a judgement or offer an opinion on the Buddy Rich clips as my laptop speakers are fairly poor. I bet the band wish the bass player had left the fretless at home though....jeez. Despite my love for Buddy Rich (as I am a drummer first and foremost) I think the version of Birdland is pretty awful. It doesn't translate that well to a big band to my ears. As far as the tune 'Got a match' goes this version demonstrates the type of swing the Chic Corea version doesn't, or maybe isn't intended to. The bass player is Tom Kennedy by the way and strangely you may notice his upright bass is in the picture but not being played. Maybe it just didn't 'fit' the tune. [url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fDV6-m7V1M"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fDV6-m7V1M[/url]
  8. Much as I love Marcus, I don't think this particular version benefits from the mental speed double thumbing. All sounds just a bit frenetic on this clip.
  9. I have had a great affinity for jazz from Norway, Sweden and the like since I saw Jan Garbarek at Bracknell in the late 1980's. This clip sounds fantastic. I will check out the recording. Thanks for posting.
  10. Correct me if I'm wrong, swing is to jazz as groove is to funk. This is my two bob's worth. Swing and groove are intangible things related to how a piece of music 'feels'. When the music swings it skips along sublimely, with everything in place the rhythm section is often gelling and interacting in an almost spiritual way. The same with groove, and I don't believe it has anything to do necessarily with the quality of the musicians. I have heard pro players who can't swing or groove and amateurs who are awesome.As I mentioned in my previous post I think the drummer always has a massive part to play. I also don't believe a particular instrument creates any better type of swing or groove than another. It depends on the player(s). I am damn sure Christian Mcbride can swing just as well on electric bass as upright. Bobby Vega can groove just as well on acoustic bass guitar as electric. I think this clip captures some of the things I am trying to explain. Would it groove any better if it was played on upright or electric bass? [url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mCKQzrlSyI&feature=related"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mCKQzrlSyI&feature=related[/url]
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