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  1. The Kast off Kinks are made up, almost entirely, of former members of the Kinks.
  2. That was an 'interesting' line up live - Gay Woods something of a loose cannon!!
  3. Yes, around 71-76, until Simon Nicol returned - Simon a constant since then.
  4. Michael Wedgwood - bass player #3 - who formed Curved Air #2 with Sonja Kristina - played on their dates in Japan last year. He lives in Denmark.
  5. Thanks for all that info - my information is that ParcelForce will not cover musical instruments for loss or damage - I also looked into taking off the bass neck and shipping the body and neck as 'parts'. No joy - still treated as musical instruments for insurance purposes! At the moment any basses would have to be buyer collect - observing Covid-19 guidelines and travel restrictions. Not sure how many left-handed bass players in need of a 'new' bass live within a 7 mile cycle ride of my house? Stay well one and all 🙂
  6. Thanks for the update - its all a total pain at the moment! Might just pop my 'spare' basses in the attic until after lockdown!!
  7. I would be limiting any sale to UK only - another factor would be Rosewood finger boards - until 31/12/20 we were part of a Europewide CITES agreement regarding endangered woods - Rosewood being one of them - which allowed the transport of Rosewood within the EU if it had been legally imported. Now that we are outside the EU I am not sure if we are still party to that agreement. So shipping a Rosewood fingerboard in either direction might require individual CITES certificates etc (when all this came in a while back there were tales of guitars from the USA being impounded and destroyed by HMRC). This is why Fender is now using Pau Ferro on all 'Rosewood' basses sold in Europe! (and Gibson got into a sh*tstorm of trouble over using illegal Rosewood in the USA a few years ago).
  8. DPD wouldn't take the last bass I sold - too long for a non-account client. I'll look in to Eurosender - they presumably are treated as an account client with better options for size and insurance. We use DPD for work - always reliable with good tracking.
  9. Thanks for the info - I'll check them out.
  10. Does anyone know of a way of shipping a bass in the UK will full insurance cover? ParcelForce exclude enhanced insurance - and I've been told that there is a 'Catch 22' that if you insure for the max standard cover - but the instrument is worth more - they'll decline any claim because you have under declared the value! Anyone have experience of this? As for DPD - a boxed and/or cased bass exceeds their their maximum length for non-account items!! I'm thinking of selling a couple of basses - for between £500 and £700 - but would only ship if fully insured. The alternative is buyer collect - or delivery by me - but given the current Lockdown regulations I wouldn't want to get slapped with a fine - or the buyer(s) get slapped with one - for taking a bass for 'exercise'!! At the moment it looks like I'll just have to put any ads on hold until Lockdown ends - anyone want a bass for Easter? Any info on couriers appreciated!!
  11. If you can find one - buy it! - hand made German quality - very useful mute button - two send/return options - worth every penny/cent!!! Just a pity Jacques retired and stopped building them 😞
  12. The Basswitch is a high end pre-amp - among other things.
  13. After hunting high and low for a dedicated bass power amp - and almost buying one of the Hellborg or SWR monsters that Thomann were 'dumping' - stumbled over GSS on the Internet! Didier couldn't be more helpful and the Baby Sumo is fantastic! Does exactly what it says on the tin - transparent sound - paired it with a Lehle Basswitch IQ DI (sadly discontinued) into a single 15" and couldn't be more pleased. (just need to sell one - or both - of my MarkBass heads to pay for it - see Basschat ad!)
  14. Be tempted!!! - price (sensibly) negotiable - could meet half way - Petworth for instance. Let me know if you want to make an offer.
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