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NickD last won the day on July 19 2018

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  1. Really pushed for time this month, holidays/festivals/kids stuff, but I'm hoping I get a little time to sit with this, it's a really cool image.
  2. More Mwah was a bit of a red flag. Mine are the contemporaries, and the Ninomute brings the mwah down to acceptable levels, but I wouldn't want any more. I suppose the string breakage can happen, but it's pretty poor form.
  3. I don't much like the sound of that!
  4. I bought a double bass from Graeme. The whole deal couldn't have been an easier more friendly experience. Great communication throughout, great advice and a warm welcome. We could have stayed and chatted all day had we not been staring down the barrel of a 450 mile journey home. A great fella to deal with, proceed with confidence!
  5. Here is my contribution to the Basschat Composition Challenge, inspired by the picture chosen by one of last month's winners Nail Soup (with hearty congratulations to the rest of the winners circle too... Dad3353, Leonard Smalls and Skankdelvar). The image spoke to me of circus tricks, which in turn tickled my sinister bone. There's always been something about circuses that makes me uneasy, and I've always had a sense that behind the thin veneer of spectacular glitz and glamour there's probably rampant animal cruelty, violent, alcoholic clowns, and all sorts of dodginess. ... this idea of the sideshows distracting us from hideous goings on, naturally led me to draw comparisons with dodginess going on behind the curtain while we watch amazed at the current shitshow. Tech wise... Recorded in Cubase Elephants 10. MT Drums. EUB straight into the interface, and an old Westbury Standard through the Helix. All additional instruments are the bundled Cubase VSTs, and the samples came from Looperman. Vocals treated with Waves Audio CLA Vocals.
  6. It's getting harder and harder to choose. Well done everyone!
  7. Another fine crop!😎
  8. It's a done deal, I picked up a pretty tidy 2008 Megane Estate, FSH, , flat load in, and really clean. I took a tape measure with me, not sure what the seller thought I was planning. Hopefully that's us sorted for a few years!
  9. Yeah, I'm not looking too new. I'd hate to have a car I'm precious about around here, that would be asking trouble. 2007/2008 ish. I've kinda excluded the people carriers (although I've run 2 Grand Scenics before) as they're not particularly economical and most I've seen have been pretty neglected. Current faves are the Focus and Astra estates, plenty of load room and low tax/good mpg. Off to look at a Megane Estate later too.
  10. Bass and Drums would be the ideal, the Mrs is our drummer.
  11. Zafiras of that kind of vintage are on my list. I assume they're comparable to the Grand Scenic I used to have, and I could get full drums in hard cases, bass and amp in that without an issue.
  12. Thanks chaps! If I can keep it a bit smaller than the last one that would be great, as it's pretty heavy around here. As long as I can get all our stuff in it that would be enough.
  13. Useful stuff, Thanks!
  14. .... Yeah, I know, wrong forum! So I scrapped my big ol' dirty diesel yesterday, and I'm looking around for something more ULEZ friendly.... and I think in the not too distant future double bass friendly. I'm looking at older stuff, 2006-2009, and my options are limited. The estate I got rid of would do camping trips with the kids easily, and when we needed to, a full drum kit, my bass and amp (seats down obviously. I'm finding it hard to envisage the dimensions of a DB, but want to make sure that when I finally succumb, I have a car that will handle it. I'm sure a Zafira will be fine, and the Astra/Mondeo Estates, not sure about the C/Max, there's a lot of bargains about and they look pretty roomy with the seats down... So, what's everyone driving?
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