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  1. This sounds like the 'narrative arc' of many bands that I've been in. Take time to enjoy your new family - before you know it your house will be full of grumpy teenagers, and it'll be time to get that three-piece on the road.
  2. I've played this bass, and it's a monster! It sounds like a musicman on steroids. The graphite neck is luvvvly. GLWTS Rob, and good luck with your new band - let me know when you're gigging. Most importantly, good luck with the wallpaper! 😜
  3. Has anyone replaced the tweeter in a Genz Benz Focus 410? I thought that I'd be able to replace just the diaphragm, but the screws on the driver have been epoxyed over. Even more annoyingly, the horn has been epoxyed onto the driver, so I can't even unscrew the driver and reuse the horn. Can anyone suggest where I might be able to source a replacement driver and horn? Many thanks, Dave.
  4. Thanks Andy, I've passed your number onto Dunc, who's Rev Schnider's guitarist. Cheers, Dave
  5. This is weird: When I play with a pick, I can sing at the same time. If I try to sing whilst playing the same line with my fingers, my mouth doesn't open, and my face gurns about like I'm having a stroke. Who'd have thought moving two fingers took up so much brain power?
  6. My guitarist uses all sorts of weird tunings. One rehearsal I took my fretted bass along, rather than my usual fretless, and it just sounded wrong. I realised that I must automatically compensate the pitch on the fretless to match the guitar - I was rather chuffed - my ears must be better than I thought they were. If you're going to use any sweetened tuning system, make sure that you're using the same one as the guitarist.
  7. The Rev Schnider and his band of angels need a dep bass player to play the Beat Herder and Boomtown Festivals this summer. https://www.facebook.com/schnidersangels/
  8. My originals band is completely modular. As long as the main singer/guitarist turns up, we've performed as a one, two, three or four-piece in every permutation of vox/guitar/bass/drums. We're all very low-temperature though, and it's never been an issue. If I was you I'd relax and let them get on with it - money in the band kitty that can be used to maintain any wear and tear on the PA sounds fair enough to me.
  9. +1 to this - they were really helpful resolving a problem with my daughter's acoustic guitar. They had some very nice guitars on the wall too. https://www.expressmusic.co.uk/
  10. Posting this ad for a friend's band: Bass player wanted to dep/join Birmingham based originals band, Stonehouse Jack. They've got an upcoming gig in London in July that they'd really like to honour, despite recently losing their bass player, so a one-off dep would be great, but if you fitted in, a full-time band member would be even better. http://www.stonehousejack.com/ https://stonehousejack.bandcamp.com/ Facebook: @stonehousejack
  11. I must've listened to the click of the needle in the run-out groove for hours whilst I tried in vain to climb down from the ceiling and turn the record over.
  12. Personally, I find one of the advantages of an active bass with EQ controls is that it allows you to tweak the EQ between songs (or even mid-song) without having to turn around and fiddle with your amp. I generally set the amp flat and adjust EQ on the bass. That said, I sometimes have to set the EQ on the amp so suit the room (e.g. cut lows to avoid 'boom'). However, one of my favourite strategies is to set everything flat and use my right-hand position/picking technique to change the tone (picking close to the neck for a round bassy tone, or closer to the bridge for a brittle trebly tone).
  13. That's a great idea - it gives you licence to sound like 'you'.
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