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FinnDave

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  1. FinnDave

    The bass centre wapping!

    Yeah, I can't really be sure whether I went up a flight of stairs or not 35 years ago!
  2. FinnDave

    The bass centre wapping!

    I only went there once, when I was rehearsing nearby with a band based in Acton - we'd all pile into a van and drive through the centre of London to use a downmarket rehearsal studio in Wapping, so I had to pop in - and popped out with a new Trace Elliot combo. I can't remember the type now, but it was a 4 x 10 and bloody heavy. I lived on the third floor of flats in Acton then, and there was no lift, so I had to carry the damn thing up and down the stairs all the time. Sounded great, though! Pretty sure the Bass Centre was up some stairs then, or maybe just the amps were. Would have been about 1983/5, somewhere around then, anyway.
  3. FinnDave

    Alembic Epic

    Preferably sale only, but try me, it can't hurt!
  4. FinnDave

    Does anything sell on basschat?

    I'm talking to the one in Vietnam right now, I don't think she'll be too pleased to find she'd been re-housed!
  5. FinnDave

    Does anything sell on basschat?

    You had a paper bag - you lucky bustard! (Obviously old enough to get the reference!)
  6. FinnDave

    Fingers and the audience

    It would take less time asking every member of the audience than it would asking every member of the band in some of the places I've played in!
  7. FinnDave

    Alembic Epic

    Yes, I bought it there, and they are most definitely beautiful.
  8. FinnDave

    What Strings Are Doing it For You?

    Both my six string basses have LaBella FLs and I play with a pick - perfect sound for what I play (Grateful Dead tribute band)
  9. FinnDave

    Alembic Epic

    I don't expect it to go too quickly, so you might be in luck.
  10. FinnDave

    Alembic Epic

    I thought it odd at first, but it is a very stable and secure system, one screw adjusts the height and the other locks it in place.
  11. FinnDave

    Fingers and the audience

    Exactly this. I don't want to sound different, just to sound the way I want to sound.
  12. FinnDave

    Fingers and the audience

    Drummers! What do they know, eh?
  13. FinnDave

    Fingers and the audience

    How much do you charge for a full set-up? You obviously know what you're doing! I don't think my local chap would know where to start to adjust the cringlewangers, and I can hear they aren't right when I play my bass.
  14. FinnDave

    Fingers and the audience

    Drums can sound different??? Seriously, though, I have recordings of myself in studios and live, and can't tell from listening whether I was playing a Precision or a Jazz, or a Gibson, or an Alembic, or even one of my Ibanez six strings. In fact, I can't really tell for sure whether I was using a pick or fingers on that day. I think pretty much every bass I've played can be made to sound very similar to the others. They may sound different at extreme settings, but at the sort of settings that suit the music I play, they are interchangeable.
  15. FinnDave

    Fingers and the audience

    Fingerplate, scratchboard, picktrum....the list grows daily!
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