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Everything posted by TrevorR

  1. Excellent news! Good to hear that, once again, us having fun also helps some good causes.
  2. You know, normally I really don’t like modern single cuts... but that is a really lovely, visually well balanced body shape! Lovely. Can’t wait to see it finished!
  3. I’ll bring along my usual big bundle of review CDs and a Q-Tron that I won last year and never found a use for.
  4. Change mine once a year on New Year’s Day (or the day after), whether they need it or not (they never do).
  5. Those of you stressing about pops and crackles when unplugging an active bass, this is your friend...
  6. And Vivaldi ‘s Four Seasons... or was it Four Cheeses...?
  7. Yup, active players soon get used to unplugging their basses as they put them back on the stand after playing. Most basses use a stereo jack socket - TRS. When you put a (mono) jack in the R & S complete the power circuit as well as acting as negative/earth for the signal. Except on Wals where the socket actually has a switch built in which the jack plug physically closes! Typical Wal bit of engineering. Unplugging every time and a battery will last months, a year even! Plugged in the battery will just go after a bit, depending on how power hungry the preamp is. Active Bass 101...
  8. Phenomenal playing... but how no earth has he managed to have a career and avoid crippling right hand carpal tunnel syndrome? That wrist posture!!!!!!!!!
  9. No, it wouldn’t. But if you did wire a bass like that with “pull for off” it could. Right until you closed the lid of your bass’s case! Click! Same with mini toggles, potentially. So many (pointless) over engineered solutions on here which rely as much on memory as just unplugging the darned thing. @NancyJohnson, do tell me that your OP was just trolling the lot of us!
  10. The Listening Service on Radio 3is always a great listen. This episode on electronic music has a good section on the Theremin (and also on the development of synthesisers in general...). https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/b09dxbfg Release Date: 12 Nov 2017 Available for over a year “Tom Service investigates the rise of the synthesizer. How did this initially crude assemblage of electrical components develop in a few decades to become one of the most ubiquitous and flexible of musical instruments? He consults Peter Zinovieff, inventor of the first British commercially-available synthesizer (the VCS3, made in his garden shed in Putney); and also young composer/performer Hannah Peel, who likes to work with the sound of vintage analogue synths.”
  11. Looking forward to this. Seen Pete with Buddy Whittington several times. Him and Darby Todd on drums makes for a rocking rhythm section!!!
  12. This very Wal Mk 1... Saw it hanging in a shop in Denmark Street around 2000 and thought, “I’m sure I recognise that thumb rest.” I asked and they said that Martin Kemp from Spandau Ballet was selling his Wals (there was a walnut one next to it). Funnily enough I’d popped in to ask if they had come across any Pro Series Wals - as I really wanted one to go with my Mark 1. The price was a decent second hand price too, not some silly celebrity bass figure. Anyway that evening I mentioned it to my wife who said “You should have bought it.” “Really?” “Yes, of course!” Popped back in the next day but of course... you can fill in the rest...
  13. You carry on. But you’ll be pretty wayward, son, if you do.
  14. Strictly DID only gives you 8 choices but since the OP said 10 so I’m sure I can squeeze a few extra in... as an extra artificial condition I’ve said one album per artist in the main choices... ELO - Out Of The Blue Thin Lizzy - Jailbrak Horslips - The Tain The Doobie Brothers - Takin It To The Streets Aimee Mann - Whatever Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version Of War Of The Worlds Elgar Cello Concerto in Em - controversially I’d probably go for Julian Lloyd Webber/Yehudi Menuhin/LSO rather than either of the Du Pre versions La Quattro Stagioni (The Four Seasons) - Antonio Vivaldi, I Musici Yes - Close To The Edge Rush - Moving Pictures Gordon Giltrap - Fear Of The Dark ...rats that’s 11! My bonus choices are (I reckon I’d need to smuggle these in too)... Thin Lizzy - Johnny The Fox and/or Bad Reputation Horslips - The Book Of Invasions The Alan Parsons Project - Eye In The Sky Iona - Iona The Doobie Brothers - The Captain and Me Steely Dan - The Royal Scam (though realistically I’d probably have a Best Of package) Jean Michel Jarre - Les Chants Magnetiques
  15. Well, my wife gave me an album for my birthday and the vendor on Amazon had mislabelled it so it was one I already had. She said, send it back and just spend the equivalent cash on something else. So (overspent slightly) and got the 2 disc version of Thin Lizzy Live At The BBC and The Sidewinder by Lee Morgan. Both fab in very different ways!
  16. Absolutely essential bit of kit! First port of call!
  17. Not a single thing! PS that’s just my old church music folder. The covers band had two folders that size of songs our BL might decide to throw into a set with no notice!
  18. I've been clean for pretty much a calendar year - since a bit of a pedal splurge back in September 2018 (EHX Bass Clone to replace a dead Boss Chorus, Eden Californiwah that was going at a price I couldn't refuse and Palmer variable voltage power supply because I hadn't clocked that the flippin' Eden ran at 15V). No plans for any more purchases either so looking good (/bad) for the rest of the year too... PS I just checked, last bass purchase was back in August 2015 as far as I can make out.
  19. Have a look at Silvia's photo blog of the day and you'll get an idea of it. Very relaxed, chilled out time. Bunch of bass geeks getting together to bass geek... Last year: https://silviabluejay.blog/2018/10/26/basschat-south-east-bash-2018/ The year before: https://silviabluejay.blog/2017/12/08/basschat-se-bash-2017/ And Gary forgot to mention that any excess door money and the raffle money goes straight to a selection of worthy causes. Usually all winds down about 4ish/4:30ish...
  20. Long time since I used PDFs but I’m 99.9% that it will move straight to the next page straight away. It does the same with OnSong format docs. One tap on the switch places the line below what’s visible at the top on the screen - just like “page turning”. With PDFs the pages are defined by the document on the OnSong format by what’s visible on screen. I’m sure that buried in the mode options somewhere there is a slow scroll or autocue type option but the mode I use is page up and down... You can check out the manual here... https://www.airturn.com/support/product-support/product-manuals/bt200manual —————————————— Here you go... Mode 2 is scroll up and down. Mode 3 is page up and down If you cue up a playlist of songs the switches take you up and down pages within the song. At the start of a song left/switch 1 takes you to the start of the previous song in the playlist. At the end of the song right/switch 2 takes you to the start of the next tune in the playlist. Easier to do than to type.
  21. As a stop gap you could take the individual pages and create a playlist to scroll through for each song. But it may still be a bit clunky.
  22. Scan the A4 pages as a 4 page document rather than as separate files. OnSong will read it that way and treat it as one song you can scroll up and down through. Quite simple...
  23. Just looking at Mobile Sheets advanced options... even more flexibility to format like you like it IF you’re using a transposable file format!
  24. @SICbass, not used MobileSheets much - other than a trial version on my phone which I downloaded to test for a chum who only has an Android tablet. I'm presuming that you're using PDFs for your chord sheets rather than one of the native, transposable formats? The problem with a PDF is that in this context it's a pretty dumb medium - it's a photo with pretensions of grandeur. The only option is to increase the page magnification and you're at the mercy of where the app lands you on a page when you scroll. With OnSong I transferred ALL of my charts into OnSong and ChordPro transposable format - it was a pain but doing it a chunk at a time it got done over a few weeks of here and there . It really opens up the functionality. You can not only do the transposing stuff but change font sizes while maintaining song flow or add highlight colours to chords etc. Once I got the transposable format rules it was a straightforward (if a bit laborious) to do. Basically you insert the chord in square brackets in the lyric line where it is supposed to be. The programme then links that chord to the next letter and displays it above it. So in the photos below the display you see is produced by the following text in the file - if that makes sense - pretty straightforward format but to get the full functionality you doo need to convert or re-do your charts. It's worth it though IMHO... [Bm7]The One who made the [F#m]blind to see Is [G2]moving here in front of me, moving here in front of me In the chorus, the word with the A chord above the "c" of "miracles" would be notated as "... mira[A]cles ..." It allows you to be very specific/precise with chord placement. 13 font: Text display drop down: Font size increased to 18 (and highlights added in second photo):
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