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  1. Very nice indeed. Also nice to have the extra pickguards, etc. Almost like getting three basses for the price of one! GLWTS.
  2. Hey @Seashell2, welcome back! Sorry you've had to start your account again (...I see your old account is still active).
  3. Pubs do seem to have stagnated around that Β£250 mark, give or take 50 quid, depending on the area. Part of the problem has also been with karaoke or even jam nights - both can be a cheap evenings 'entertainment' as far as the pub is concerned. I guess it also depends on whether the landlord wants to run a proper music venue or not. Regardless, it all comes down to takings over the bar. One of my previous bands was a 5-piece club/function band. In almost 20 years, I don't think we played more than one or two pub gigs. We had a large(-ish) PA and lights and just didn't feel pubs were worth it. On the other hand, private functions (i.e., weddings, golf club dinner/dances, masonic ladies nights, private birthday/anniversary do's, etc) were where we could make it pay (minimum was around Β£800). This would also be supplemented by playing social clubs where we could generally still get twice as much as the average pub. And of course, New Years Eve was the 'big' one (Β£1500 average), followed by Xmas Eve (Β£1K) and specials such as Valentine's Night.
  4. Yep, I hear you @drTStingray - on all counts. Mind you, I have to say a Bongo (though probably the 6-string) has been at the top of my own wish-list for some time now and seeing posts like yours simply adds to the GAS!
  5. That's just reminded me, I have a similar issue I've been meaning to ask about. Thank you. πŸ‘πŸ‘
  6. @drTStingray - I have just one thing to say: "hubba-flippin'-hubba!!" πŸ‘πŸ˜ŽπŸ‘
  7. Oh my, someone is going to get one helluva bass for a very fair price. Especially with those upgrades! As @horrorshowbass has already said: "You've really made a great bass even better". GLWTS.
  8. Yeah, I may have to re-think my thoughts in my original post. It does seem the old Thunder's are creeping up a little more. Here's an original Thunder II, only thing is it's in Japan, going for a tad over $1,800 (Β£1,300) - plus shipping. πŸ˜πŸ€” (Seems another dealer has the same bass -- or at least it's the same picture -- at a slightly lower price) https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/254810812956
  9. Nice to see another Gino Vannelli fan here. I actually got to see that same band in 1992 in London at The Marquee (when it moved to Charing Cross Rd). Mike Miller on guitar, of course, who also played bass on one number. Drummer Enzo Tedesco totally blew me away, too. The whole gig was excellent. Only thing was Joe Vannelli playing all the other bass parts on keys/synth. He did an excellent job but just a shame they didn't go with a real bottom-ender!
  10. Joni Mitchell - Shadows and Light Little Feat - Waiting For Columbus Pat Metheny - Travels Jeff Beck - Live At Ronnie Scott's Rufus Wainwright - Milwaukee At Last Genesis - Seconds Out Yes - Yessongs Pink Floyd - P.U.L.S.E. Weather Report - 8:30 Zappa - Live in New York (and Roxy & Elsewhere) Gino Vannelli - Live (in Montreal) Brian Wilson - SMiLE Live Sting - All This Time Allman Bros - Live at the Fillmore CSN&Y - 4 Way Street Santana - Lotus
  11. No worries. Hope the sale goes through. It really is a beauty!
  12. Following on from the optimistic Gibson Grabber (posted recently by @ash), I just spotted this Westone Thunder 3 with a BIN price of £2,000!! Starting bid is 1,400. As the owner of two of the earlier Thunder II basses (see my signature pic), I can testify that these babies punch well above their weight and are true classics from the Japanese Matsumoku factory. But 2 grand?! Seriously? Or am I missing something here? 🀨 https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/324787506820
  13. Not in the Dark Theme, it's dark text on the dark background. (Click 'Theme' at the bottom of the page to change). As for the bass itself.... just WOW!! πŸ‘πŸ‘ GLWTS
  14. Here, There & Everywhere - Four Liverpudlians
  15. +1 for Google Calendar although Doodle is also worth a look. https://doodle.com/en/
  16. After much searching online I settled on this one from Musiclily on Amazon (they're also on Ebay). It's still there along with a couple of useful reviews from other purchasers. Here's the link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B019IDNW90/
  17. Apologies if this has been mentioned previously but when I view any page, at the bottom it says, "Recently Browsing: 0 members" and "No registered users viewing this page". Including me. It's only when I refresh the page that I can then see who else (if anyone) might be viewing.
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