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  1. A few years back we went to see Deep Purple at whatever the NEC was called that month. It was the start of a massive (over 12 months) tour. Lynyrd Skynyrd were the penultimate band on and they absolutely blew Purple away – leaving me somewhat disappointed in the Purps and very impressed with Skynyrd.

    Saw Purple again, same venue, at the tail end of the same tour and they were excellent.

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  2. 10 hours ago, bassfan said:

    Interesting you take a spare.  Ever had the need to use it? I carry spare strings, less space taken up in the car! 😂

    If you're mid set and you break a string (this happened to me last year) it's easy and quicker just to grab the other bass and carry on with the set.

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  3. In the days before wireless I was mostly bass-cable-amp for gigs, so for wireless it’s the same:

    Bass into G30 transmitter - receiver on top of amp.

    Incidentally, the transmitter goes into my back pocket so swapping basses is a doddle, just unplug bass A pop into stand, grab bass B and plug in – job done.


  4. Line 6 G30 - Never had any issues apart from one sound guy who insisted I used a jack lead "because it would pick up interference from passing taxis or car engines" or something equally ridiculous.

    It hasn't yet - although there's a first time for everything.

  5. 48 minutes ago, Raymondo said:


    I have never really cared what the music was labelled as, I either liked it or I didn't.🙂

    Quite right, too. :)

    I just about managed to scrape into 1959 as my birth year.

    After some consideration I seem to remember the term Heavy being followed by both Rock and Metal back in the day.

    I seem to recall Purple being referred to as Progressive at some point in the dim and distant too.

  6. 1 hour ago, Billy Apple said:

     1.5mm? That must be like playing with a brick! 

    Can't speak for tortex picks but I find there's (for me anyway) exactly the right amount of "give" in the 1.5mm Dunlop nylon.

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    PLEASE SHARE EVERYWHERE! STOLEN!! Our tour bus was stolen last night from #Rothwell in South #Leeds. All band equipment, guitars, amps, cabs, desk, backdrop etc. have gone too, so if you see a white Mercedes Sprinter reg YH65 UDN (or a 190 kg mirrored backdrop in a black flightcase) please call the police immediately. We will do out best to salvage the shows this week, and hopefully with your help we may find what's been stolen. Wayne, Greg, Aid, and James x

    This was just shared to my facebook page - let's hope you BCers can spread the news and maybe help them recover stuff

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  8. 26 minutes ago, Paul S said:

    A cheap way to try is to buy the Legacy brand sold by Strings Direct.  They are re-badged Rotosounds but nearly half the price

    Yup, that's what goes on my basses.

    In fact, I ordered three sets recently (Legacy 40 60 80 100) and was delivered Roto Bass packaged strings at Legacy prices.

  9. 6 minutes ago, Lozz196 said:

    I`ve actually been asked - when I was in a covers band - at half-time if I went to see the band much as the guy asking thought they were great. I found it very amusing.

    Very similar experience for me too (back in the day). 

    Chatting, all four of us, to punters immediately after we'd finished one lady says to me, "Have you seen them before?"

    I said I'd never seen them.


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