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  1. If you've got the stock strings (D'Addario® ECB81), I've got the same strings on my Ibanez SRH500F fretless and they're ace, and I think it's also the same Aero Silk pickup. I'm using a bit of foam to dampen the G and D strings slightly until they lose their brightness.
  2. I notice the the Fleece n Firkin in Bristol is at least advertising gigs for late August and September. https://thefleece.co.uk/whats-on/
  3. Can't wait to get back on the scene.
  4. I tried some LaBellas on my Ibanez SRH500F and ended up going back to the original D'Addario ECB81 Flat wounds, which are awesome, and I even get some upright-like growl on the E string. I did also raise the action to tame some of the fretless mwah, and so I can dig in a bit. Scott has some great tips on getting an upright tone
  5. Welcome Stef, what type of music do you play? How's the music scene up in Bergen (pandemic aside of course).
  6. I'd say go for it, I think the brain can adjust to any changes given a bit a time, and you'd soon adapt your finger positions to a different scale length. Caveat, I'm not classically trained in upright bass, so I go on what I think I'd do myself.
  7. Tab-haters look away now... This could be your new lockdown daily bass workout: https://www.songsterr.com/a/wsa/jaco-pastorius-chromatic-fantasy-bass-tab-s15326t0
  8. Mark Knopfler is also a great producer, having 43 albums under his belt, including, as a found out recently reading my Dylan book Down the Highway, Dylan's Infidels and a couple of other BD albums. And of course he's an incredible musician and songwriter. Now look at them yo-yo's, that's the way you do it You play the guitar on the MTV That ain't workin' that's the way you do it Money for nothin' and your chicks for free
  9. Nice to see some proper playing videos. It sounds pretty good to me.
  10. Listen to these and see which sound you like? It's all about the tone. There's a Bass Sounds vid also by the same guy 🙂
  11. Always loved DG's keyboards on their Walk On By cover, particularly the beautiful and hypnotic solo.
  12. Been checking out Miles M on YT, some fab stuff a little bit different from the usual.
  13. Got or had tickets for Supergrass, Bristol Canon's Marsh Amphitheatre middle of June. Tried to see them years back when they played Leed's Duchess of York in 1995, but couldn't get in. Denied once again...
  14. Hopin that by August, smaller scale outdoor festivals will be allowed and maybe smaller venues. All with a social distance-lite policy of course. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one... There is a well known paradox about pandemics, that if you do the right thing, you minimize the impact and some people wonder why the measures were so draconian when the impact was minimal.
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