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  1. pecodk

    Feedback for Walshy

    Bought a Fender Roscoe Beck from Walshy. Arrived today. Mint condition as promised. Easy to deal with, answered a lot of questions, shipped fast. Very pleased and will do business with Walshy again in the future. A+++++
  2. pecodk

    I'm never gonna do a gig ... but

    @StringNavigator cannot stop laughing I'm sure many of the things you mention are very true. It's hard to be a Rockstar. I'll just stay home and be safe
  3. pecodk

    I'm never gonna do a gig ... but

    @paul_c2 I don't plan to play in a band but who knows - for now I'll just play with Chic, Bootsy and some other guys Didn't buy the cheapest stuff out there. So for a beginner I think I'm fine for now
  4. pecodk

    I'm never gonna do a gig ... but

    Thanks for the advice @paul_c2 From what I have read and seen on YT I should set my sound flat and only tweak a little if I want to hear the sound of my bass. So that is what I do. Maybe it's not correct? I don't use compression, don't add a lot of bass etc. Still I really like the sound (I like disco/funk) I get thru the speakers. But to be honest I'm sure I could get better sound if I had experience playing/setting up gear. But for now a sound that sounds nice to my ears is just great. I had someone play my bass when I bought the amp/speaker, I just listened. This guy (experienced bass player - well actually 2) was blown away by the sound of the bass. Deep, punchy, crisp, clean - yes all of the things I personally like. When he/they played all was set to flat with only minor adjustments. So that is what I try to copy when I set it up at home. I only have sound (when others are playing my bass) to make my decisions upon - because I'am totally green and I know it will take a while before I will be able to play something that sounds the way I like. I heard it's all/mostly "in the fingers of the player". Right now my fingers won't even do what I ask them to Practise makes "perfect"
  5. pecodk

    I'm never gonna do a gig ... but

    I can't play a decent tone anyways, I'm a total beginner
  6. pecodk

    I'm never gonna do a gig ... but

    Thanks Grangur - I'm sure I will enjoy what I bought (sounds great even at moderate volume). Now it all comes down to practise I guess. I cannot imagine I will be in a band - but as others said: you never know
  7. pecodk

    I'm never gonna do a gig ... but

    Update, Ok, so first I bought an Apogee Duet. But had some issues and it didn't sound great to me. Went to the music store and tested an amp + some speakers. Brought my bass of course. I ended up buying an EBS Reidmar 500 amp + Classic Line 410CL speakers. I think this will do for now. Who knows what the future will bring? Thanks for all your advice - it's really appreciated P
  8. pecodk

    Feedback for wombatboter

    Bought a Ken Smith CR4 bass from Geert. Geert answered a lot of my questions, sent soundfiles/videos and even shipped the bass 1 day before my my money transfer was in his account. All in all a very good experience. Highly recommended. And the bass ... it's in great shape and sounds nice. I am very pleased. Thanks Geert. Peter
  9. pecodk

    I'm never gonna do a gig ... but

    I'll take any advise I can get - biased or not. I always have the option to google and see what others write and then make a choice based on that. Thanks for your suggestions Si
  10. pecodk

    I'm never gonna do a gig ... but

    Food for thought. You gave me many good points to consider. Thanks project_c
  11. pecodk

    I'm never gonna do a gig ... but

    I'm 50 years old and just starting out. I always wanted to play the bass. Grew up hearing Motown, Bootsy, Parliament, George Clinton, Temptations, Mark King, Marcus etc. So I decided to buy a decent used bass (Ken Smith) and now I need the rest of the gear so I can start playing. So considering my age I don't expect to do gigs - just for my wife (not that she will like it) behind closed doors (and maybe annoy my neighbours by playing loud (if I go for an Amp+cab)). Hopefully I'll get a little funky before I turn 60. If so I'm a happy camper - gigs or not
  12. pecodk

    I'm never gonna do a gig ... but

    Yes why not support Basschat when buying used. I already did - and I will buy more stuff thru this forum in the future, that's for sure
  13. pecodk

    I'm never gonna do a gig ... but

    Think I will go with some brand new stuff. Thanks for your suggestion dlloyd
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