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  1. timmo

    Bassman Fender

    It is a very frustrating situation. The amp is in a house but not able to get there to do a deal at the moment.
  2. Stomp by Brothers Johnson is a good example of me liking slap. Just enough to make the song chug along, but not overdoing it
  3. I Love The Way You Love LP by Betty Wright. Never took a lot of notice , but thought I would give it a listen as I knew one of her songs. She was very good.
  4. I like well thought out and executed bass slap. It is the people who only know how to slap on E that is grating. We all have to start somewhere though, so not overly bothered
  5. Just remember no one person is right they are all opinions, but based on experience. You will never lose a lot on second hand decent basses. If you buy a good American Fender brand new, you will lose a few hundred quid on resale, or 20 years time , could go up in value. I paid £1200 for a Clover Avenger. I will lose more money on that, than a Fender, and will have a harder time on resale. Not many will have tried one let alone heard of it. I bought it at bass Direct. If £1500 is not really a big problem on resale at a later date, i would look at somewhere like bass direct, or bass Gallery, then see what is about.There is a lot of choice. I bought a Warwick bass on Thomann. They are German but don't be worried about buying from there. They are well packaged and get few complaints, and can be cheaper than buying here. As you can't visit shops at the moment, you can only buy online anyway. I went on gut instinct when i bought mine, and I am glad as I love my bass. I wasn't a member here then so my head wasn't filled with hundreds of different variables and being left cuts my choice down tremendously. I am not selling either. I did at least try my bass before i bought my first. I would be loathe to pay £1500 without trying on my first purchase. Harley Benton could be a good choice until you can try lots out when they reopen. Will give you a better idea in 6 months time when you want to spend serious money. I bet you don't know if a fan fret would be perfect for you at this time!
  6. My only advice is not to think of a 4 string as a beginner bass and a 5 string is an upgrade.
  7. timmo

    Dingwall

    As soon as I can find one that isn`t black or natural, I am going to bite the bullet and get an Combustion
  8. timmo

    Bassman Fender

    Magic.thank you i will get looking
  9. That is interesting. I saw one the other day, but I thought I must have misheard him as he was playing through an ashdown amp. I just looked at the video. They do look good, but the competition at the price will have to be really special for them to break through.
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    Dingwall

    The standard Combustion has EMG BT 07 3 band pre amps today. Not sure if they have always been the same. The AB1 is way out of my price range. They are nearly double the cost of an Evolution. I bet they are good though
  11. I don`t blame them, and not taking anything away from them, as I thought they were good. Just saying that they are becoming a T shirt rather than a band. They are fashion today
  12. Yeah. I meant lucky in todays music where you need to be good looking, and have a record label behind you. You never see gear laden transits in motorway services anymore Rush deserve the accolades, as they worked their way up in the true sense of making it big.
  13. I think Rush are over rated. I know they aren't though. They were very successful. An oxymoron. All the opinions on here will belie the fact that they aren't. Lucky or unlucky are different thing though.
  14. I would say underated for me is 13th Floor Elevators. Most know the early psychedelic bands like Pink Floyd, but they were at the forefront. There is not really any over rated bands. Some have luck, others don't. There are a lot i hate, but if they are selling millions, then they are only over rated by me. I can't stand Kanye West and his ripping off for his records, but he sells millions.
  15. I know what you mean. I liked some Nirvana. They are now in The Ramones T shirt category. They are fashion items rather than the they like the band.
  16. I do like listening to her but really only have R2 on in the car as i still have an old radio. With the lockdown, i haven't had the car for a while. Definately one of the better shows on R2. Depending on the year, i like the Pick of the Pops show.I am usually on Planet Rock at home, but will have to listen to Craig Charles. I like some soul.
  17. timmo

    Bassman Fender

    Is it better to have matched valves, or is that another fallicy?
  18. timmo

    Dingwall

    Thanks. I am attracted to them by the fan frets as they look more natural. I have quitevsmall hands so thought if might be easier. It is virtually impossible to try left handed so always a gamble. I had never heard of Nolly Getgood until a week ago. I don't like his music much now I have looked. I believe the main difference is the Darkglass preamp in the NG, and the pickup position over the standard Evolutuon. As I have no interest in Periphery, i am not sure if it is worth the extra cash. I read the NG has a MM vibe and the standard is Jazz vibe Thanks forbthe replies
  19. I am not one for celebrities or famous people, but he is one of the few I would like to have a beer with
  20. timmo

    Dingwall

    I have this real urge to buy a Dinwall now I have noticed you can get them lefthanded. Has anyone got one and like the fan frets?
  21. timmo

    Bassman Fender

    Thanks for all the replies. As with the virus, things went a bit quiet. I haven`t had chance to see the cab in the shed, but sent me photos of the head. I don`t know if anyone knows if the tubes are gone by looking at it though. I have seen about £200 for the valves.
  22. Horses for courses and all that, but I like Ashdown drophead LB 30. Seems a lot don`t like Ashdown though
  23. I have the chance to by a Fender Bassman 100. The head has been in a house for 20 years. The cab in a shed. I know i will have to get the head serviced for new bad soldering and probably tubes. Does anyone know what a fair price would be? It was made in 1976
  24. I am not wanting one, i have just seen i few bsnds use them and wondered why. The mic bleed is just something i read as a reason to use them. Someone suggested it is down to making it easier for the soundman. That could be possible, as I mainly see them on stages where multiple bands use. I just wondered if smaller venues with just a 1 support and main band would have any benifit.
  25. I read an article stating they were fairtly popular in some churches, especially a vaulted roof, as it stops the drum booming. The other time I remember was watching The Who at Glastonbury. Maybe a similar thing to the Brit Awards as it is quicker , so maybe on to something saying it is for the sound guy. I think Townsend kicked the screen down in the end
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