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  1. Andy just bought my EHX Next Step. He's a top man, great comms and a delight to deal with. Thanks Andy.
  2. Bought an EMG BQS Control from Andrew, great comms, lightspeed delivery. Altogether perfect. Thank you mate. Nx
  3. [quote name='Count Bassy' timestamp='1426028222' post='2713696'] Well, that's a slightly valid point, but at at the same time we are discussing things and interacting, which is not quite the same as a 'one way' posting of a video of yourself performing something (which puts me in mind of the old Bonzo Dog line "Look at me, I'm wonderful. I'm not a bit like you, or you, or you"). Having said that I am trying very hard to wean myself off BassChat for that very reason (and failing dismally, as you will have noticed) [/quote] The video can lead to all sorts of interaction. Do you watch tv and films? Look at paintings? Listen to music? Listen to the Bonzo Dog Doodah Band?
  4. [quote name='skankdelvar' timestamp='1426019525' post='2713566'] As is the case with 96.8% of all Rickenbackers produced since 1980* [size=3]*Source: NAMM / Gruhn's Guide / YouGov[/size] [/quote] in fact,
  5. [quote name='spacey' timestamp='1425993190' post='2713141'] If thats the case, you wont want one, no problem, stick with the copy. I would say they cost so much, because the people who can afford them disagree they are a poorly made instrument. Market forces, supply outstrips what they make and has done for many years. A greedy boss would cash in and start knocking out Chinese junk, a clever one, knows he might be better been happy with making a good living over a longer period. But to do this, they must protect the brand and tradmark, all succesful companies do, try selling supermarket pop as Coca cola or pepsi and see how long you get away with it. Fender decided to turn a Blind eye and look where that lead them and now Gibson are doing the same and we are seeing fake Gibson basses, even SG specials landing daily, the latsest snide offerings. The only people who appear to get upset are those wanting to buy snide. [/quote] My mate has a few, he loves the Ricky tones he gets. He is also pissed off about poor build, tooling and finishing. He's had to send a couple back. He's had to have work done on a couple, and the finish on one of them looks like there was moisture under the lacquer which has only just become apparent over two years after he bought it. He really looks after them too. They are all pristine, never been gigged.
  6. [quote name='Roland Rock' timestamp='1425945852' post='2712732'] That's ironic; once I cut my penis with a G string to something like the average length of a tuning post. [/quote] That is an unfortunate turn of events.
  7. Nope. Nor Friends Reunited. As soon as a major corporation buy out one of these things they f*** it up. They don't have the staff with the vibe. So be glad Fox didn't buy Basschat
  8. [quote name='juliusmonk' timestamp='1425944082' post='2712719'] really? [/quote] Why be so damn judgemental then? I've done a few myself, partly for fun, partly to show a line as accurately as possible so others might find it useful (given the number of inaccurate versions on YT), partly as a personal challenge, partly to see what I look like when I play, partly to see if other people like it or not, partly because I'm a self-aggrandising vain **** with fabulous norks.
  9. [quote name='EBS_freak' timestamp='1425943725' post='2712714'] We going with vintage or modern stats? [/quote] Definitely modern. I learned it from a German bass manual.
  10. I cut the string beyond the tuning post about to about the same length as the average penis.
  11. [quote name='steantval' timestamp='1425935269' post='2712569'] Easy - find a band with a quality vocalist that can sing the songs in the original keys [/quote] Or perhaps write some original bloody songs!
  12. [quote name='Marvin' timestamp='1425936258' post='2712578'] A dreadfully written piece that misses one fundamental point...record companies are businesses, businesses that seek to make money like all other businesses. They're not philanthropic charitable organisations there for the whim miserable musos who want more of 'their sort of music' being signed. Record companies are signing acts that sell downloads and cds. Fans of other music don't buy music they download for free...why would a record company bother signing any of those acts? [/quote] I had a reread earlier. Maybe I was a bit too enthusiastic about the piece He makes some good points in a poetic way which is why I liked it. Well-trodden ground though. Fact is, music is not making many people much money anymore.
  13. [quote name='Marvin' timestamp='1425937461' post='2712602'] He's nowhere near a parody of himself because he is, and always has been, an arse. He's one of the mascots of the Zoo and Nuts magazine yob/lad culture of don't read books and don't learn anything that might open your eyes to a different way of thinking. He's the sort of person that seems to want to keep those who are from his background where they are and not bother trying to achieve. [/quote] I honestly don't believe that.
  14. I like Noel, he's an intelligent geezer. But he's in danger of becoming a parody of himself if he carries on like this. He needs a change of pace.
  15. [quote name='juliusmonk' timestamp='1425935779' post='2712575'] Because it is not the intention - you can't clearly see what she's doing, nothing is explained etc etc. Therefore it is as instructional as watching any other player doing his/her thing. It is a showcase, my original point being that I find these videos of little significance as such. But of course political correctness prevails so anything is worth admiring, or so it would seem. If you don't agree, then you MUST be a frustrated bedroom bassist or an idiot that has no social life etc. All because you didn't have the *guts* to dress sexy and do a bass karaoke for the world to see. Ok then! [/quote] WTF relevance has 'political correctness' to do with this? Do you understand that human beings are diverse in their needs and wants?
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