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  1. Morning all, I’ve got a dep gig coming up and obviously will be learning the songs but was thinking of taking my iPad to have the chords/cheat sheets for the set as a back up in case I can’t remember the 30 odd song set. Not to necessarily read from but as a reminder to ‘glance’ at between songs if needed. I’m used to gigging with all of the info in my head and a few notes scrawled on a set list but saw a chap doing a solo set recently and he was using a tablet for some of the songs so thought I’d see what others use? Thanks in advance, J.
  2. Evening all, looking to buy some new strings and always had big standard Ernie Ball 5 string sets. Never had any problems with them but was considering treating the bass to something a bit more up market! what do people think about them? Is it like, “I can’t believe I haven’t tried these before, my life is better now” or, “good but not that much difference for the extra money”?! I’ve got a 5 string Sandberg California VM5 and play in a Mod covers band at the moment. Quite like a thick gauge and play with my fingers, not plectrum. thanks in advance, J.
  3. Morning all, I’m looking to purchase some of the moulded ear plugs for gigging as I’ve trained various ‘standard fit’ types but they just aren’t quite right. I gig most weekends and need to look after my hearing better. I’ve read about the moulded plugs being the best for not distorting/colouring the sound but not sure what brand to go for? What are other people using and what would you recommend based on you experience of them? I’m a front man who sings and plays bass in a Mod/Indie band and we have a very loud drummer! Thanks in advance, J.
  4. Hi mate, going well thanks, got a few things on the go! What sort of stuff do you like playing? How are you finding life down here?? cheers, J.
  5. This is beautiful! Are you interested in trades at all? Cheers, J.
  6. Also have one of the first USA made Sub’s. Amazing bass and tough as old boots, good luck with the sale!
  7. No worries mate. I’ve got a cracking class D amp but need to hold onto it! J
  8. This is beautiful! Are you interested in trades at all? I’ve got a stunning Sandberg California VM5 in mint condition?? Cheers, J.
  9. It’s a stunner of a bass in really good condition, as can be seen in the photos. I don’t really want to sell her but I need the money unfortunately. It’s the deluxe model with 3 band EQ, pick up blend and is an active bass. Currently running a set of La Bella flatwounds that cost me nearly 50 quid as I wanted to be Joe Dart! I’m back and fourth between Doncaster (Yorkshire) and Torquay (Devon) for the next week with work so can probably meet up easily along the way or arrange collection from either end. I can post it but you would have to arrange the courier. Questions welcome. Read less
  10. Definitely mate, let me know if you are and we’ll get a beer, be good to see you and the misses again.
  11. Wow cheers mate! Super kind words! I think there’s some smoke making my eyes water!
  12. I’m guessing you’re not interested in a trade for a Sandberg California VM5?!
  13. Haha! Sounds good, you can play bass, I’ll play bass and the other guys can cover bass too...
  14. Thanks man! Only just seen this, so sorry for the late reply but thanks for the kind welcome, J.
  15. I’ve just moved to the area from Yorkshire and I’m looking to get into a band/ensemble. Over 20 years experience and all own professional gear and transport. I can sing backing and play 4/5 string and double bass. Played in semi pro function bands before, gigging every weekend and performing a range of genres from pop/soul to Mod and ska. Pretty open minded about what I play so get in touch if you’re looking for a bassist. J.
  16. Morning all, Apologies if this has already been posted but does anyone know where I can purchase single string for La Bella? I’ve got the deep talking flatwounds and decided to try them on my Warwick, like an idiot i was convinced that I would be happy with them on there so trimmed the string length... Long story short, all but the G will go back onto the jazz as it’s slightly short. Anyone know where I can purchase a single 0.43 G from? Cheers, J.
  17. Anyone know what those 'hair bobble' things are that go around the stings near the top nut on a bass called?! I've spotted a few people using them and notice that Victor Wooten always has them on his basses! From what I understand they help to 'deaden' the open strings that can ring out when you catch them whilst playing? Anybody own one? Just curious really! J
  18. I bought a Sandberg VM5 from Mark and it was a super easy transaction! Excellent communication and very accommodating as Mark agreed to meet me last minute to bring the bass! Happily deal with again, cheers, J.
  19. I'm tempted by this, could meet you half way? Got some pics? J
  20. Thanks for that Lozz, any idea where they are based?! Can't seem to find them online...
  21. Thanks for the replies people! The frets on Dingwall basses look a bit weird to me, I'd definitely have to try that first! Markstuk: send me some pics via private message if you're serious about selling your Sandberg. Cheers, J.
  22. So I've been fortunate enough to come into some money I wasn't expecting. I need to fix the car, put some money away for holiday and the kids bedrooms could do with redecorating. So I've decided I need another bass instead. Years ago I played a Sandberg, not sure of the model but I liked it. Tempted by a California VM5 or similar. Anybody got one and can tell my what it's like? Or anyone selling one? Basses I've got already: Musicman SUB (USA), Warwick Thumb BO 5 and a MIM Fender jazz Deluxe 5. I like the idea of having something with a P pickup on it to get a different sound to what I've already got. Faveourite style to play is funk/soul but currently doing most of my gigging in a Mod band so something with a bit more 'bite' would probably be good. Any recommendations? Cheers, J.
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