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About squire5

  • Birthday 25/08/1952
  1. 'If looks could kill I'd need a licence for my face'. Del Amitri - When I want You.Suits me to a tee.
  2. This.And only this.My dream bass.Slab Precision.
  3. I'm quite er rotund,but I usually wear black trousers and my favourite Basschat shirt,in black,of course.
  4. My first bass was a Rosetti Lucky 7 with one pickup u/s.I plugged it into a little Gibson open backed combo of about 15 watts.My 2nd bass was a slightly updated Rosetti Lucky 7.I also remember plugging ALL our amps into 1 mains socket by means of removing the plugs off 2 of them and stuffing the bare wires into a socket and then plugging in the 3rd amp to the same socket,usually a little 5 amp one.Hey it worked! Young and foolish or what?
  5. Very interesting thread.My problems stem from being too close to a PA speaker when a very drunk and overenthusiastic blues harp player blew too much and my hearing suffered.I now have a weird sound in my right ear but more importantly my general hearing has gone downhill of late.I notice that a lot of you seem to suffer from poor lower frequency response.I'm the opposite.Its as if someone has turned the 'treble' off.So while my hearing is not too bad,but not great,volume-wise,my treble response is dire.I often find that while watching TV,if I 'cup' my ears with my hands,it improves things. I'm 65,and after playing in various bands since age 15 without ear protection,ever,(I was one of the 'earplugs are for wusses' brigade) it's only to be expected.If only I'd taken more care.
  6. Proud Mary Bad Moon rising Whisky in the Jar (Lizzy version) Sultans Money for Nothing I saw Her Standing There Copperhead Road Not all at the one gig I hasten to add.
  7. It isn't a question of whether the song is good or bad,in fact I liked it when it came out.Its just that I thought that the bass line was a little unusual,and by that I mean that it didn't conform to the standard of the bass notes more or less matching the chords being played.Some of you think it sounds fine,I dont.I find that the bassline jars in the chorus.I find it unpleasant to listen to.Just wanted to hear what you guys thought.
  8. Just been listening to Barbara Dickson's 'January,February'.Is it just me or does the bass player have his own idea of what sounds right,as opposed to what sounds "trendy"? In the chorus of the song,the bassline takes on a decidedly 'dischordant' quality.It's as if he's not sure of the chords,and is trying in vain to find the right notes.I haven't heard this song in a long time but it struck me as odd.Was this par for the course,or better yet,acceptable, back in the 80s? Or is it just me?..... [url="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iW0C_zSVnPM"]https://www.youtube....h?v=iW0C_zSVnPM[/url]
  9. [quote name='discreet' timestamp='1507244557' post='3384282'] If that's fat, I'm in trouble. [/quote] Me too!
  10. Try touching each pole piece on the pickup with a metallic object eg small srewdriver with the bass plugged in and amp volume pretty pow but audible.You will get a distintive 'thump' at each polepiece.Does the 'A' thump sound quieter than the other 3?If so,the pickup is at fault.
  11. This.Heard them on BBC Alba last week.Nice combination of instruments along with a Rickenbacker for good measure.Darlingside. [url="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbA0GykPCOE"]https://www.youtube....h?v=VbA0GykPCOE[/url]
  12. [quote name='ezbass' timestamp='1457858328' post='3002298'] Big Area - Then Jerico Labour of Love - Hue & Cry [/quote] I wouldn't class Hue & Cry as a 1 hit wonder.Remember 'Ordinary Angel','Looking for Linda','Violently' etc?
  13. A mineful of information on here Mototech.Welcome from another Nordie
  14. Wow I thought that thread title was 'Well hung Bassists'.Phew,that was close.
  15. [quote name='PaulWarning' timestamp='1505314688' post='3370974'] there's a few songs about w***ing that people don't get, Teenage Kicks is another [/quote] The first was 'Pictures of Lily' by the Who.
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