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  1. Brook_fan

    Feedback for Acebassmusic

    Bought a strap off Mike, who was very trusting sending out the strap over Christmas even before payment came through. Very helpful and a pleasure to deal with, Robbie
  2. Brook_fan

    Feedback for Brook_fan

    Likewise Acebassmusic was very trusting sending out the strap over Christmas even before payment came through. Very helpful and a pleasure to deal with, Robbie
  3. Brook_fan

    December Cover Song Challenge - VOTING!

    Gee, thanks guys, I’ve never won anything in my life (well, except an Adam and the Ants record when I was 11). The certificate will take pride of place when I move into my new place next week 🙂. Really enjoyed all the entries, and very surprised at the result! Robbie
  4. Brook_fan

    Just when I thought I'd seen everything

    I used to live in Bradford on Avon. That’s quite....um....an unusual instrument. I love his comment on the shipping costs being so high mainly” because of insurance” !!!
  5. Brook_fan

    December Cover Song Challenge - GET WRITING!

    You said no bagpipes 😢. However, what if I cover a bagpipe tune? Below is my version of a fantastic pipe tune by the late Gordon Duncan, called “Ian Green of Greentrax”. I adore this tune, as it is so joyous, which given the sad life of Gordon himself, is amazing really. Mandolin, acoustic guitar (in CGCGCD) and acoustic bass guitar 😊
  6. Brook_fan

    Merry Christmas everyone

    I’ve done a few Carol arrangements over the years, but this is the only one with some bass on. The bass is my lamented Brook acoustic. There are two other Brook acoustic guitars on it, including one doing the “pad” sounds. This was done with a setting on a Styrom big sky I once had. The mandolins are a Phil Davidson and a Weber octave. Let’s hope 2019 will be peaceful
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    I quite enjoyed that 😕. At least he wasn’t slapping (which I can’t stand). The only thing is he seemed to be using the term quintuplets to mean 5/8 or 5/16, but they are not the same. A quintuplet is playing 5 notes in the time of 4, but his musical examples were simply playing in a 5/8 time signature. Very confusing. But, being a mathematician and a huge fan of Balkan music I found this fascinating. Robbie
  8. Oh my, if only I had the money, would buy that in a heartbeat. Fretless would suit the music I write down to a tea, and have always gased for a Warwick. Robbie
  9. Brook_fan

    My love hate relationship with acoustic basses

    I like the look of the Ovation version of this, but how easy is it to hold? I find bowl back acoustic guitars just slide off my leg, and the shape of the back doesnkt exactly fit easily with my bear belly! Robbie
  10. One song I would love to do is “Moonlight Shadow” by Mike Oldfield. I think I could have some real fun with that 🙂
  11. Thanks for all the suggestions guys. Just to clarify, my ‘choir’ are 14 very keen 11 year olds, not intending to create harmonies, just to be a bit of fun and get them enjoying singing, I would accompany them on acoustic guitar, but could possibly bring in some piano, bass and drums to support. Robbie
  12. So I had a mad idea for my year 7 choir- a bunch of songs from the 80s that would work acoustically. I’m thinking along the lines of Aha, Howard Jones, Ultravox, Duran Duran, Thompson Twins. But, any more suggestions? Robbie
  13. Brook_fan

    The story of my custom Brook Acoustic Bass

    Financial reasons- found myself having to live in the most expensive part of the country on a part time, zero hours contract, and being payed the same rate as someone who is just starting their career, rather than the 26 years I had. I think they did sort out the issues. Best email the uk distributors to check. But yeh, one day I was just tuning the 4th string down to D and the mechanism just came apart. I was gutted. They do look beautiful though. Robbie
  14. Brook_fan

    Bands you think were better before they got big

    Yep, mine too. There are some truly fantastic songs on that album. And he’s from my neck of the woods too. Kitty Jay was bloody fantastic as a debut album.
  15. Brook_fan

    Found this Fender USA Jazz bass at work

    I did a search (was a bit worried as to what might come up in google with the words fender and boner !!) and came across this thread : https://www.talkbass.com/threads/1993-fender-jazz-long-horn-or-boner-bass-rare.612785/page-2 Seems that generally they were highly thought of. I’m not sure if this one has strap locks- I’ll have to take a picture tomorrow and show you. Need to get a case for it now so that I can “borrow” it at weekends. Robbie