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Woodinblack last won the day on May 23

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  1. Woodinblack

    Mini Helix - HX Stomp...

    haha - I don't know, its rude to count
  2. Woodinblack

    How often have you needed a backup amp?

    I am always pleasantly surprised if the guitarists amp doesn't fail, he doesn't break a string, he doesn't have a lead (normally his fender replacement lead he insists on using) die, doesn't forget his strap or something else. I don't have a problem with any of my stuff, never had an amp fail, always have a spare bass but only needed it for an audition (and only because they hated the tone of the bass). I carry a lot of spares. Mostly, it has to be said, to give to the guitarist when his stuff fails!
  3. Woodinblack

    Mini Helix - HX Stomp...

    Agreed, I have been thinking for ages of making one, it is just the way of working out how to control it without tap dancing that is the issue! Just that if that was your only reason, it would seem a bit over the top. But I guess one persons expensive is anothers bargain. I still haven't got to the stage I could justify something like a helix for what I do. I have enough difficulty trying to decide if I want to upgrade the B3 to a B3n
  4. Woodinblack

    Been here before...going on a hiatus?

    Same here - beautiful thing. If they made a decent 5 I would have one of those although it does have that 'headstock plummeting' look to it.
  5. Woodinblack

    Mini Helix - HX Stomp...

    If you have that much space and money to dedicate to it, wouldn't you be better getting a helix LT?
  6. Woodinblack

    Band tryout advice needed

    I just joined another band, and it’s more sort of Motown and jazzy than I am used to, not the sort of music I have ever really listened to. So I made a playlist of the tracks they sent and listened to them on a loop when I was out walking, in the car etc just so I knew the songs. then break them down. Some songs are barely roots and fifths, some are way more complicated but the most important thing is the structure, stops, starts, changes. As we have established on here, no one listens to the bass player anyway, so the only time anyone notices what you are playing is when you mess up. No one cares as long as you are playing notes in the right key unless it’s an iconic line. but then I am not a note for note player, which turns out to be good with son of a preacher man!
  7. Woodinblack

    5's and 4's

    Pretty well exclusively 5s, although I have a P bass, and ibanez sr1000 and a thunderbird. I generally don't gig any of those, but the P and sr I don't really want to part with and the thunderbird, well, its a thunderbird. If I could get a 5 like it I would but there doesn't seem to be one. I tried a 6, but the neck was too big and when I gigged it I messed up a few times. Having said that, when I was first playing live, going from a 4 to a 5 caused me issues, so I played only 5 for a while, now it doesn't cause issues if I play a 4.
  8. Woodinblack

    Who did you see live last?

    Oh I haven't seen them for ages!
  9. Woodinblack

    What does 'standards' actually mean for songs

    I guess. I had never heard it before and actually, it was hard finding a version of it on youtube or other streaming services, so I wasn't sure it was the right one. Luckily all these sort of things are pretty easy but makes me realise the term standard is fairly subjective.
  10. Thats a third of the time it takes the b string to do one cycle - I couldn't feel that.
  11. Woodinblack

    What does 'standards' actually mean for songs

    I can't remember all that he said were standards but some were: Sunshine Day (rang a bell from somewhere - maybe a car journey in childhood on the radio?) I'm Coming' home - Mel Torme (never heard this before) Mercy Mercy Mercy (never heard this before) Midnight hour - Wilson Picket - at least I had heard this
  12. I got asked by someone I am sure I hadn't met, but knew a bloke who I used to play with to 'help out' with their group that are trying to get together to make a gigging band. It was all different songs to those I normally play in pubs and I have a bit of time free so I thought why not. They sent me 10 songs, that they have got to on their setlist and I dutifully learned the gist of most of them * So I went to play at one of their practices last night, seem ok, a bit of a culture shock in the (lack of) volume and (lack of) speed department for me. However, when we did those songs, mostly ok, there were some other songs they were trying, and the BL kept saying things like 'I know we didn't say about this one, but don't worry, you won't have problems, its a standard'. Some of those songs I had never heard before. So in these terms, does standard mean what I thought it means, its a song so common that everyone knows it (apart from apparently me), or does it mean its so simple you don't have to think about it, its just a i-iv-v thing (which they weren't but they were generally standard). To me there are standards, depending on where you are: mustang sally, mr brightside, sex on fire if you play in pubs, Burn, paranoid, rock'n'roll if you do classic rock, etc. Is it just that at 53 I am just not old enough to know the right 'standards'? * As a side note - Son of a Preacher man by Dusty Springfield - was the bass player charging by the note or what? I was quite surprised on that one.
  13. Maybe put it to one side while you think about it?
  14. Can't they all just bunch up a bit, like my 15mm spacing fireman?
  15. eBay as well! I was watching some for ages, and then he halved the prices on them. There were a couple of pieces that were quite large, with slightly less figuring, so I thought I would get some of that.