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Everything posted by TrevorR

  1. Not so much YouTube but Chip Boaz keeps turning up on my Facebook feed and he just annoys me... Oh for goodness sake just shut your mouth and stop gurning the whole time!
  2. Friday 19th July, but all sold out now - supported by Bootleg Blondie. One of their summer concerts. https://www.hamptonpool.co.uk/concerts/ It went within a week, as did The Bootleg Beatles. Tickets still left for Paul Carrack/Katrina, Trevor Horn/Never the Bride and The BLues Band/Ten Years After. Really looking forward to it. First time taking the tiddler to a proper gig.
  3. Hampton Pool? We’ll see you there. Bit easier to spot in that crowd than Sunday’s! Lol!
  4. I couldn't believe some of the prices on his relatively non-iconic gear. $40k for a 1982 Charvel Bass, $40 for an Overwater Classic bass, $100k for a 2014 DG sig strat, $93k for a 1986 Wilkes "The Answer" slidey pickup Stratalike, $100k for a mid 80s Takamine 12-string electro... But only $50k for a Tony Zemaitis fretless acoustic bass!!?!?!! There are clearly some very happy mega-rich Pink Floyd collectors around the place this week. But like others have said, good on DG and great result for the charity!
  5. The always interesting The Listening Service did a similar documentary on electronic music technology last year. Also onBBC Sounds... https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09dxbfg
  6. I was wondering the exact same thing... the Retroglide can push out up to 800W (call it 500ish into an 8Ω cab). Why the need to be using both. If by chance you did need both together (tho I can’t for the life of me think why in quiet France) get a Boss LS2 or similar and just go into the front end of both amps...
  7. TBH for a soul funk band you could do a lot worse than “Bubinga” ...asthe suggestions so far have amply demonstrated!
  8. This version is glorious. And their car park car chase music for Tomorrow Never Dies is fab too. I’ve got a soft spot for Moby’s Re-version Of the Bond theme too. I voted for Carly Simon as I’ve always loved that theme tune - it was my first Bond at the cinema too. But there are so many vying for second place... Macca and Wings, Gladys, Cornell, Crow and Garbage... fantastic.
  9. Or throw in an Audere preamp. Lovely and transparent tone in non cut/boosted mode but with a really musical range of tone controls. And if you go for the "Z" control option you get a three way switch that loads the pickups in different ways (whatever that means) and creates some great character options and growl. Fab little preamp!
  10. That was about the one thing I did know about Shakespeare’s Sister. Never liked the band back in the day but I used to really fancy their bass player, Claire Kenny! Good bass player too. Played for quite a few pop acts back in the 80s and played a lovely Aria SB just like mine. Wonder if she’s still playing?
  11. A brief history of modern worship music... In the 1970s the evangelical wing of the church got into folk and folk rock (but not the good stuff) In the 80s they got into schmaltzy MOR In the 90s they got into Joshua Tree era U2 In the 2000s they got into Coldplay In the 2010s they mixed it up a bit with different ones getting into indie rock, shoegaze, EDM, Mumford & Sons (or whatever retro “Best Of” someone got for Christmas). There are a few tunes that they play at the end of church while we have coffee that always make me double take and say, “Oh, is that a track by...” Mike and the Mechanics? Tears for Fears? The Mumfords Sash!? And there’s one that’s a dead ringer for So era Peter Gabriel but I just can’t recall it now...
  12. This is utterly sacrilegious! Any devout, self respecting Christian bass player should know that the bass line to The Steve Miller Band’s The Joker should be played under the verse of Lord I Lift Your Name On High. and Paul Oakley’s Because Of You (There’s a place where the streets shine) works perfectly as a pastiche of Alright Now by Free!
  13. Certainly is... found it on t’internet. Or rather Googled Space 1999 / Eagle Transporter T-shirts.
  14. It’s really real! Ordered yesterday at £20... look what arrived at the front door this morning... Can’t wait to dive into it! If I can lift the darned thing, that is!
  15. Fantastic! Ordered and supposed to be arriving tomorrow! Let’s see, but “Yay!” all the same!
  16. Oooooh, Yes,I forgot Yes... Close to the Edge is my Yes album tho Going For The One is close behind!
  17. No such thing as uncool or guilty pleasure - if it’s a pleasure then there’s no guilt That makes them all the more worth listing
  18. I have a few beyond “Greatest Hits” and “Best Ofs...” Thin Lizzy - Jailbreak Thin Lizzy - Johnny The Fox ELO - Out of the Blue Horslips - The Tain Horslips - The Book Of Invasions Gordon Giltrap - Fear Of the Dark Vivaldi - The Four Seasons - I Musici featuring Pina Carmirell William Boughton, English String Orchestra ‎– Orchestral Favourites (for The St Paul’s Suite by Holst and The Capriole Suite by Warlock and some other great tunes) Elgar - Cello Concerto/Enigma Variations - LSO, Yehudi Menuhin, Julian Lloyd Webber Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version Of War of the Worlds
  19. Phil Lynott for me. Met him once when, as a kid, I was hanging around post gig waiting for my dad to pick me up. I was watching the crew break up the gear and he wandered out on stage, spotted me in the deserted hall and invited me up on stage. We sat for twenty minutes on the drum riser chatting until dad arrived. Lovely guy. Gary Moore was a shock too (tho not such a pleasant chap according to people I know who worked with him). And Kirsty McColl, so tragic.
  20. The bridge was just outside Washington if I recall ans was notorious for bouncing up and down - it was nicknamed "Galloping Gertie" by the building crews that constructed it. The rotational twisting started at some point in the morning a few hours before the final failure so I guess that the newsreel crews rushed down with their cameras to see what would happen. Or at the least get some newsreel footage of Galloping Gertie being even more wobbly than usual... I've loved that footage since I was a lad and I think it was used by Professor Eric Laithwaite in his fantastic "An Engineer Through The Looking Glass" Royal Institution Christmas Lecture which had a whole lecture focused on waves and vibrations (and in a later episode demonstrated magnetic levitation!!!). Post Google... 1974, apparently... https://www.rigb.org/christmas-lectures/watch/1974/the-engineer-through-the-looking-glass
  21. Absolutely agree. However, personally I would add two additional bullets... but those differences in harmonic content will still be noticeable to the human ear meaning that while it still sounds fundamentally like a bass guitar the design, materials, hardware and construction will all contribute to appreciable differences in the nuance of that harmonic content. the non uniform nature of wood as a material and the inability to ensure that other factors are identical (esp in terms of construction and assembly) mean that the differences may not be entirely predicable on the basis of a predetermined prejudice (e.g. mahogany is always mellow, maple is always bright, x wood sounds warmer than y wood), expensive wood sounds good while cheap wood/other materials sound bad.
  22. PS the videos were offered to suggest that resonance effects should not be dismissed as minuscule and negligible (as they often are), not that those examples operate in the same way as the colouration Of a vibrating string’s frequency mix.
  23. @Al Krow that’s the nub, isn’t it. Musical instruments are complex systems so EVERYTHING has some effect the question is how much. You hear such daft opinion spouted as fact in the tonewood debate. Like “negligible vibration gets transferred from the strings through the bridge into the body because of its mass” yet you can tune a bass by resting your ear against the body and you can turn your wardrobe door into a speaker by touching it with your bass’ headstock. Personally, I err on the side of the body resonance/filter interactions being a noticeable part of the rich complex waveform in the strings. “But it’s too small an influence, how could anyone ever perceive it?” I hear the mob cry... Well, we perceive some pretty small tolerances every day... a few parts per million of a volatile organic compound with our noses. Difference of a few hz to get just the right colour. A bass where the string height is 1/1000 of an inch the wrong way or where the string spacing varies by half a mm becomes “unplayable”. I can reliably tell you when the pressure of the tyres on my bike falls below 55-60 psi by the way it feels when I’m riding it. The different waveform between an oboe and a cor anglais. Why not the different waveform between two basses with similar hardware and build and body woods of wildly different densities?
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