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  1. This week there was only one Saxophonist and a lot of acoustic guitars; generally lower volume and far fewer cockups ensued, with some reasonable renditions. Even got through "So What" with only one soloist* forgetting their place! * Guess which instrument.
  2. I suspect that an amp ad of mine falls into that category. But, similarly to @Doctor J above, for me there is nothing that would merit signing up on Facebook.
  3. Hope no-one minds me resurrecting this... I'm thinking of doing a bit of guitaring again and due to a lack of space having multiple amps could be a nuisance. So, I thought about getting a bass cab and then a bass and guitar head. Probably this one: https://orangeamps.com/products/bass-guitar-speaker-enclosures/obc-series/obc112/ Presumably that might be reasonable for guitar, particularly given I'm only after clean jazz tones?
  4. It seems that they can be had fairly cheaply these days: https://www.thomann.de/gb/harley_benton_b_450fl_bk_progressive_series.htm Speaking of which, the first thing I look at when I see one for sale is a picture of what the side markers are like, but there seem to be many ads where these are never shown.
  5. My other one has Fender flats on it and these seem very much brighter than the TIs; a bit cheaper as well. I completely agree about the lines/Fender etc. The worst bit is the side dots being in the wrong place; I could put up with lines but the dots throw me.
  6. The only comments I've had (jazz jams) relating to the fretlessness of my instrument are along the lines of "Fretless, eh? Better make sure you play it in tune!" The first bass I ever had was unlined fretless. I now have two, my favourite being this. It sounds excellent with TI flats on. I tried a fretted bass once and though it was OK to start with it didn't last.
  7. I got a Vox curly lead and a "Tesco value bass player" T-shirt. Both should come in useful.
  8. We were only playing for two hours, but were simply bad. I suspect that the chief culprits were the horn players (noodling in the breaks, too loud, wrong keys/tempos, getting lost etc.), but that is probably not an unbiased opinion. ;-)
  9. Jazz jam in a local pub. The Urban Dictionary says: The punters evidently agreed; when we started the pub was fairly full, but by the end of the set it was empty.
  10. I spotted this and wondered if it would be of any interest to anyone here: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=21751987 The link to the application is at the top: https://www.fatpick.com/
  11. I get the same fairly often, though Firefox Send is the method I’ve been using.
  12. The only musical dreams I seem to get involve being roped into an impromptu gig with unfamiliar material and being told not to worry because I should be OK simply playing by ear. I am then given an instrument I cannot play, such as the piano or saxophone, and have to randomly hit keys in the hope that something musical happens (spoiler: It never does). I blame this. Something such as that mentioned above, with weird folding instruments, would be a lot more interesting.
  13. Originally recommended to me here, always excellent service in my experience: https://www.smartguitars.co.uk
  14. I'll have a listen to that later - thanks. There's only one similar solo album from Monk Montgomery - here's the title track: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=seXDmbF_ILo His last album was more straightahead jazz: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yd4_7p7es-Y Plus, of course, he's on some really early stuff, one of the first, perhaps the first electric bass recordings: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2h_BD2Wj7kU
  15. Does that happen to include any of Monk Montgomery's, e.g. "Bass Odyssey"? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4ZiFt6hSRQ
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