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  1. NHM

    rumble 500 cover

    I thought I had all the kit sussed - how can a poxy cover unsettle the equilibrium! As you say, I've learned that true perfection is always just out of reach.
  2. NHM

    rumble 500 cover

    yep, that's one solution, but then the amp becomes unbalanced to carry. Maybe I'll have to go for this, but I thought up till now life was perfect.
  3. NHM

    rumble 500 cover

    Just bought a Fender cover for my Rumble 500 combo. Not expensive either. The only problem is the logo has been embroidered on the back! (the cover does go on, but if the logo is at the front the slit for the top handle doesn't line up). Has anyone else had this problem, or I have I been sold a Friday afternoon cover? (perhaps it will be become really valuable in time like those rare stamps that have mistakes in the print).
  4. NHM

    Replacement 8" speaker for old fender

    I fitted a Celestion 8" 15w to a small Hartke practice amp, thought it would really improve it but it didn't make much difference. Is a 15w rumble worth spending money on?
  5. NHM

    Fender jazz bass cinema advert

    or next time why not use a Flea?
  6. NHM

    Fender jazz bass cinema advert

    perhaps that's why a yellow bass was chosen
  7. NHM

    Scott’s membership - worth it?

    Have you thought about taking on a private tutor for one-to-one lessons instead? Might cost more in the long run, but having been a teacher (not of the bass!) all my life I know how much 'value' you can give. You are an individual, with specific needs, and a good teacher will get to the heart of this right away and give you a programme tailored to you. Good luck!
  8. NHM

    How was your gig last night?

    just finished my fourth gig this week at the Broadstairs Folk Festival. Seemed more rock than folk, but perhaps I was looking in the wrong places. Good to know that dog wee doesn't seem to damage a Rumble.
  9. NHM

    First Band what amp set up (purchase made)

    I've got a Rumble 500 and it's a great sound, lightweight, lots of poke and fits in my boot (BMW320 - small boot).
  10. NHM

    How was your gig last night?

    We (The Quiet Americans) played at the 'Dukes of Hazzard' event at the Black Griffin in Canterbury last Saturday. The event was themed imaginatively with two A5 colour pictures of an American car, two bales of hay and a couple of US flags. Having said that it is a great venue, lovely (wild) crowd, and all went as it should.
  11. I though his explanation of layering chords, making chords that utilise natural harmonics, and how you can move harmony towards cadences whilst creating melody was really well explained. I haven't been to a music conservatoire where I expect this is all second nature, but to someone brought up on figuring out for myself, I learned more from him than I've done for a ling time. Trouble is, I now know I'm a worse bass player that I thought I was yesterday.
  12. some basses just seem to be duff, so trade it in. I've had various with 'dead spots'- two 'P' basses have been the worst so I don't know if this design is particularly susceptible. What it has taught me is not to try a bass without properly trying it out. Most other problems are fixable, but deadspots aren't. You can'yt play a bass with deadspots musically - it will drive you mad in time. I've gone down the graphite neck route and don't wake at night any more suffering from 'deadspot angst'.
  13. NHM

    GHS Precision Flats

    I'm sure you'll enjoy the GHS, they are great strings. Possibly a little more tension than the Fenders?
  14. NHM

    GHS Precision Flats

    I've got Precision Flats on my Musicmaster and they sound great (Curtis Novak pup fitted). My band plays country/Motown.. But not sure if they are any better than Fender flats and I like the green winding colour so perhaps I prefer the fenders? .
  15. NHM

    Warwick Red stainless strings

    I thought they were as good if not better than the Warwick Blacks. Having bought some blacks to 'improve' the sound ('cos they cost more), the reds went back on!