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About ribbetingfrog

  • Birthday 31/05/1974

    I'm going to have to give it a miss, had a family bereavement this week. Hope you all enjoy your afternoon.
  2. Love 4 string basses but....

    I learned on a five string but came to the conclusion four strings are easier and more comfortable to play. My band doesn't play anything below drop D so only takes me a moment to retune when required. Every now and then I miss the low rumble but it's Defo a lot simpler playing a 4 string.
  3. WTHF

    I think it's time we started providing sick bags for viewers of the eBay threads.
  4. world's biggest amp!

    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F152903561209 8 feet by 13 feet according to the description. That would be a real back breaker. Spinal tap would be proud.
  5. On stage gimics

    The first band advert I ever replied to was a guy who explained he liked to wear arseless chaps on stage. He was a complete lunatic, also telling me how he liked to black up minstrel style. I never went back! Luckily he didn't put me off, the next guys I met were a bit more normal.
  6. Bass Bash.?

    I went to the last north west one, everyone had their basses on stands, you could chat to each other about their basses and give them a try. Had a bit of a jam in the middle. Just a bit of a get to meet other members and try some gear. Sandwiches too. I understand other bashes have bass shops attend, special guests and lectures. Next north west one is in March, there is an events section on the forum that lists them.
  7. Releasing a cover as a single?

    If you use services such as distrokid they put the music on several outlets, including iTunes and sort licensing for you. I think there is an annual fee for licenses.
  8. iPad for practise?

    Gets too troublesome playing a track then closing the app to go back to garage band and having missed the start of the song I wanted to play along to.
  9. Live D.I options, what do I need to know?

    I use the mxr bass Di plus. Has a pre-amp section and distortion section. Can also run a parallel out to your amp for monitoring. Great pedal. Plenty of other options out there. Our band play through our PA all the time, works a treat.
  10. iPad for practise?

    I have an iPad Air 2 and use garage band with an irig interface for recording ideas and songs but it is not ideal for practice, hard to play along with tracks. The MP3s are hard to stop and start when in garage band. I usually use my blackstar fly and plug the iPad into it as an MP3 player, a lot easier.
  11. If £2k is burning a hole in your pocket....

    I dreamt I won the lottery the other day, and remembered the numbers when I woke up! I was playing bass for Jackie Chan's Japanese guitar tour in that dream strangely. Odd. Just in case I win on Saturday I have already chosen which Warwick custom shop bass I will be ordering before I even think about sensible purchases. Who needs new furniture anyway?

    I’ll be there, will bring my bits and bobs. Ibanez SRX 08 ltd bass Harley Benton fretless TC bg250 2x8 amp Darkglass vintage micro tubes and MXR preamp
  13. Bacon's Bass Place

    Quite the opposite for me , the font says modern, interesting, with a love of all things 8 bit. I'll check it out.
  14. Good condition, Velcro on bottom. nice pedal, good YouTube videos available. keeps plenty of low end. i just bought a darkglass so selling this. Price includes UK postage, collection is fine from Stalybridge near Manchester.
  15. Feedback for Mykesbass

    Just bought an MXR m80 plus from Mykesbass. great communication, quick delivery and a quality pedal. colour me impressed.