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  1. On 16/04/2021 at 22:02, Cosmo Valdemar said:

    VERY different to my usual basses - and yours too, I imagine. It's got a very tight, modern tone, very growly, but very different from an old Precision for example. The body is dinky but very dense and relatively heavy.

    I always remember playing my friend's and thinking it felt like a tree, and it still does - very natural feeling, almost unfinished wood.

    Luckily for me, they love overdrive!

    Didn't Warwick's tag line used to be "the sound of wood " ?

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  2. 22 hours ago, 2020Jazz said:


    Just the pickups actually. It's the usual poor quality Fender switch, I'd heard of a lot of quality issues with these and thought, well, I'm fine, they  must be  talking rubbish, then it cut out the other day in the bridge position. I  always prefer blend on basses so that might give me the impetus to get on  and do it 

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  3. Thanks Dad, I  won't be tuning my cymbals right now! :)

    I've got everything wide-open at the moment,  no damping.  It's taking some getting used to,  hearing the bass drum like that, the first recording I've just done sounds good with no reverb on any of it. Makes my small dead room sound bigger!

  4. Setting up, tuning and recording my new drum kit. My previous kit, a 60 Rogers had no resonant heads, so I'm getting into a whole new world of pain with tuning the heads nicely. Toms sound immense,  still not sure about the bass drum yet. Was there a fashion for single headed drums in the 70s? I  know a few drummers who played concert toms. 

    If anyone is interested ( @Dad3353?) it's a Gretsch in  smaller sizes, 12,14,18 inch shell pack, silver oyster pearl, Renown series. 

  5. 9 hours ago, Nail Soup said:

    I’d love to need this ......... but my entire recording space is about a 3 foot radius in front of my PC 🙁.

    I feel your pain,  but compact can be efficient too!

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  6. 2 hours ago, AndyTravis said:

    wow...2014 😟

    thought this was last year...you know you’re getting old when...ah, wrong thread.

    Still showing a strong Bowie influence back then. Not that far removed from the current offering,  just a bit more immediate hook. 

  7. Ooh! Sounds handy for when I'm trying to record myself whilst at the drum kit. My pc is  handily positioned across the room for operation when I'm standing up playing the bass. 

  8. 12 hours ago, NickA said:

    That of course is actual GOLD not mere paint or laquer. And an expensive optional extra.  But hugely better though it is than the scuffed goldish lacquer on my Warwick.... It's still, imho, rather naff, like gold taps in dubai hotel bathroom.

    I was in electric wood's workshop last year and they had a whole tray of gold plated pole pieces just back from the plating people.  Gold all the way down, not just the visible tips.  Silly.

    In that particular case it would be more time consuming to just plate the ends 

  9. 5 hours ago, JJTee said:

    One thing slightly puzzling me is that in a Bass Player article about the song, Nile Rodgers said Bernard plugged straight into the desk to record it (with the band playing live, together). Yet on this I can hear what sounds like a bleed of the track from some headphones. 
    Any ideas?

    Tape crosstalk?

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