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rodfunnell

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  1. Hi collective BassChat mind... I am having to reconsider my insurance options for my musical equipment... I am in the UK and have a few items at home that I gig regularly (Covid permitting), these are covered on my home insurance and have on occasion had to be listed specifically for certain underwriters when over £1000, £2000 etc. These are covered at home or anywhere in the UK (or Europe if extended) for accidental damage and theft. Happy Days. I have some items that don't go to gigs and are usually at home, these are treated the same as above. Happy Days. I have some items stored in my late mother's house that get brought down occasionally to mine or for unequipped gigs - these were on the insurance at that address and insured in the same way, but now probate has been granted the insurance there has to change and go to a unoccupied house insurance with specific contents insurance. This has an individual item limit of 1000 and does not cover outside of home for use. In the future this will be a rented property with a storage element so I and contemplating a total overhaul of insurance. Not so happy days. To give some context the items are a full PA with monitoring system, 2x mixing desks, lighting rigs, multiple DAW units and preamps, cables. Full drum kit. Keyboard. A number of bass and guitar amps (approx 10), cabs (approx 10), guitars (approx 15) and basses (approx 15) the instruments vary in value from £100 - £2500. I fear Hiscox specialialty insurance may end up being prohibatably expensive. What do others do in a similar situation? Thanks in advance for any helpful suggestions - my wife's suggestion of getting rid of it all is less than helpful!
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  3. Such a great BassChat member - bought a Ashdown Bearded Lady from him after finding it on a post from months ago! He's got a lot on at the moment but replied quickly and after paying via PayPal Friends and Family on the Sunday the item was here Tuesday morning. Pedal was as described and well packed - Pedal is fierce, very pleased with it and the trqansaction. DylanB is thoroughly recommended by me!
  4. Hi DylanB - Is the bearded lady pedal still available?
  5. After hearing a sweet 'verb effect during Pete Stroud's (aka @mybass) presentation at the SE Bass Bash last weekend (again thanks to all involved for such a great day) I took a peek at his board and saw a Dr Green's Bass Verb pedal. Once I got home, unloaded, did my fair share of the nappies and finally sat down I had a shufty round the internet and spotted one for sale on Gear For Music for £44 - and got to keep my gold status as a result of the order (I had no idea what this was about but when you get an email saying make an order of lose your preferential prices you do take action!) - I'm fully aware it is not going to make me sound one iota like Pete, but at least I would LOOK like I might to any gear nuts! I got to have a play with it last night at my band's 'acoustic' set practice and was pleasantly surprised - I'm not really a pedal user (have a load but never got into the whole dancing round turning them on and off) but think this one might have some real scope! As a result of the lack of a gigging board I was especially pleased it used PSU or battery! It is really simple but has usable sounds through the whole sweep of the controls and is solidly built. I can't recommend this strongly enough - I can't say it makes me sound like Pete but that wasn't really the aim - I'm just pleased it wasn't a folly and it adds a great new dimension, its not going to be destroyed by a cloven-footed harp player and I'm supporting a British brand - even if the unig is made in China. It is a simple, solid metal casing housing the true bypass internal gubbins, a footswitch, two simple controls - Mix, (the amount of reverb vs. the amount of dry signal) and Depth, (amount of effect) and an obligatory LED operation indicator, but it can take you from a 'tight short plate' to a 'huge cathedral-type wash' - don't get me wrong we are not talking about the quality of a Eventide pedal but neither is the price! I'm going to add a footnote to this next week after a full electric band practice as I'm not 100% sure about any volume drop off on engagement, especially at the extremes of the sweeps but at the moment I'm happy with the results for such a relatively small outlay! A comprehensive, not salesy Ashdown demo can be seen here: If you want to score a bit of brilliant, British Bass 'Verbiness then check out https://www.gear4music.com/Guitar-and-Bass/Dr-Green-Bass-Verb-Reverb-Pedal/PFI while the sale price lasts, and you can still get them as Ashdown have realeased a new line of Bass effects!
  6. Hi everyone - that was only my second meet (ever, not the year - well done @Frank Blank for the grand slam!) and it was again fab - I love meeting up and chatting with like-minded people. Well done to everyone who helped set up and organise such a great day @silverfoxnik @Hamster - yes attendance might have been a bit lower but the quality of the event and friendliness of all those in attendance means a lot more than just numbers! A huge thank you for the double header talk from Pete, both building basses and building a career - so insightful! I am left with a question - is it acceptable to covet thy neighbours bass - especially a purple shift Dingwall D-bird! @G-77 I'm already looking forward to next year (and it might be a bit less of a wait, fingers crossed!). I loved @cetera's idea of a brief bio on the basses on show - might steal that idea for next time! I think the bash is such a wonderful idea, not just for the camaradiery and conversation but also the chance to hear such an eclectic mix of gear without sales pressure or a trek across the country. I already find the year on year progression of GAS and techcreep fascinating! I had to steer clear of @Jabba The Hutt or else I would have had to do some serious arm twisting for the chance to own one of his amazing creations! I don't know what the answer is to the generational thing - unfortunately I am now in the 40+ bracket so can't comment - I think perhaps the forum does appeal to an older generation, maybe younger blood is happy cyberchatting to strangers? I know the facebook page is quieter than the forum in the months and weeks leading up to the bash, maybe a little paid advertising (less than £10 would promote an event to all the friends of friends automatically) might work - but on the other hand I think its more likely and attitude shift with a certain number of miles on the clock that brings us together... and so rewarding to see others benefit from your own experiements @GraemeRoss and it means you were onto something and not succumbing to marketing BS! I wonder if we could set up a 'quiet room' in future for some 'Chappers and the Captain' style gear reviews for widening the awareness of the forum and bash - could be a bit of fun if any of you like the idea of a new career on youtube! Any suggestions for potential future stars? I think after the 2019 Bass Show experiment there may be other low-end connousouirs looking for a more relevant day out! Must go now my 6 month old is stirring from an afternoon nap wanting to make up for a lack of Daddy time yesterday - looks like a family day out to Hampton Court Palace next Sunday might be needed to make up for it - what else is on nearby that day? wink wink!
  7. Hi attendees - does anyone have a Barefaced Dubster 2 cab? I have heard rumour there were only 4 made and am desperate to try one with a BB2 to hear what the combination is like. If any attendee has one I be hugely appreciative if they would be able to bring it to hear the combination and either fuel or put that bit of GAS to bed. Many thanks in advance!
  8. @Silverfoxnik - happy to help set up, provided I get away from home on time (harder to promise anything with a 6 month old!)
  9. Feedback thread for RodFunnell (usually buying!)
  10. Simonsbass (Ben) - great fella, just got a sweet bass from him today - very friendly, had a good gear chat and walked away with a new toy! He was a bit naughty and showed me his new aquisition - when you get tired of that one let me know! Big thumbs up and recommend to anyone else! Thanks Ben!
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  13. I think it was planned for at least the last bash but is there any scope/interest in having full band environment to hear different basses or rigs in a real life scenario? One of my biggest challenges in finding a rig is what works on its own doesn’t always translate to a band environment. I also appreciate its very much subjective and dependant on much more than equipment but a real-life test environment might be a bit of fun and helpful for others? What do you think?
  14. Paul was great to do business with - you can have a huge amount of confidence if you are ever thinking of any purchase or trade and a thoroughly nice bloke too! I really love this community full of great like-minded people, I wish I could spend more time on here and am already looking forward to the next bash - also trying hard not to look at Cetera's Dingwall up for sale at the moment!
  15. @spencer.b I succumbed to the call of a Vanderkley Spartan... got a first proper outing tonight in the full band mix so will be doing a few review pieces soon as there are not many owner reviews out there for those interested - Scott (SBL) did a good review and that helped sway my choice but to be honest it was the handbuilt aspect that really got my attention - first impression is how clear and honest the reproduction is - different basses are having their true voice reflected!
  16. @The59Sound got the money off the item straight away - the invoice showed the cash back and then the balance for the new item... was offered commission sales but it made more sense to get the clean break as the deal was good (for both parties).
  17. Just want to say how great it was dealing with Bass Direct a couple of weeks ago. I had a hankering for a new bit of kit but was literally drowning in old gear that I never had the time to get sold. After sending some pics I had trade in prices for everything and a day later hit the road from the South Coast to get it all gone! Decent prices given and I drove away very happy with my new acquisition! So if you are in the market for a MarkBass rig for all gig sizes, Darkglass effect, Phil Jones Earbox, cute and great sounding Ampeg mini stack or even a lovely Takemine acoustic then visit their site and do a deal - I thoroughly recommend the effort! Thanks guys!
  18. I agree with so many sentiments here - thanks to everybody who attended and made the event such a great day and my first Bass Bash - For far too long my low-end mutterings been suppressed by my thin-strung brethren deliberations on tone, voicing and the very latest version of the most on-trend pedal... at last freedom for my ramblings! It was so refreshing to talk, at great length, with like-minded folk on all aspects of what we do, even if we collectively struggled to identify our instruments and be unable to decide if the 'heft' of tubes outweighs the hybrids and Ds - plonking and suchlike! A huge shout out especially to @silverfoxnik @cetera @Hamster @NancyJohnson for the countless hours it must have taken to put on an amazing day - @cetera I really think the Purple Dingwall is really not the bass for you - nowhere near sparkly enough - but don't worry I know someone who could pull that sedate look off! 😉 And I think @Jabba_the_gut your creations have every right to be held in as high regard as any bespoke, custom piece found on the walls of boutique luthier - if there had been a price tag on the 'Lil wing' I might have had the problem of trying to fit it in a overly full car at the end of the day! The relaxed atmosphere that fostered trust and respect was unlike anything else at other events (Bass Show, almost any guitar store, etc) - my permanent fear of letting anyone near my beloved Stingray was quelled almost immediately but I still struggled when given the offer of playing other peoples treasured instruments - @Captain Bassman saw this first hand as he enthusiastically handed me an '82 Alembic that I was paranoid to even sit on my lap, let along play! One moment that stands out was telling @Chimike what I was looking for a neck for (- heating up the glue and removing a fingerboard for a homemade shovel bass) - yes the neck you had for sale was too good and the offer of the old fingerboards laying about was very welcomed! So here's to staying in virtual touch for the year, with hopefully some meets at gigs and another great in-person meet at the next one!
  19. Updated Raffle List... 1. EHX Mini QTron - Walman 2. Set of strings - Silverfoxnik 3. Couple of Bass tuition books - Silverfoxnik 4. Line 6 DL4 Delay Modeler with power supply but no box - Frank Blank 5. Behringer BD121 Amp Modeller (boxed) - TheGreek 6. A big bundle of roots, blues, Americana ex-review CDs - TrevorR 7. Alesis SR18 drum machine, no box or power supply - Frank Blank 8. Boss BF3 Flanger, boxed, no power supply - Frank Blank 9. Korg Pandora PX4D, boxed, with instructions - OutSpoon 10. 3D guitar puzzle. - TheGreek 11. A couple of sets of 5 String Dean Markley Helix strings, never opened - NickD 12. Hard Rock Cafe suede clutch bag - TheGreek. 13. A combo/cab steel backline stand - bassace 14. Standing in the Shadows of Mowtown book and CDs - ezbass 15. Korg Pitchblack Pro tuner, no box, with power supply, Velcro on underside - Frank Blank. 16. Set of gold Schaller M4 style tuners - Cetera 17. A truck load of really good bass books - TheGreek (donated by Badass) 18. Neon blue lit, Union Flag coloured wall clock - RodFunnell
  20. Updated Gear For Sale List: 01. Mesa Boogie Big Block 750 Amp, Footswitch & Rack Case, £550 o.n.o. - Silverfoxnik 02. Schecter Diamond P5, 5 String Bass & Gig Bag, £350 o.n.o. - Silverfoxnik 03. Behringer 5 Band parametric 19" Rack Unit, £25 - Silverfoxnik 04. Fender Nate Mendel Precision, £575 - obbm 05. USA built 4 string in a 'glo' finish, £1300 - ezbass 06. EBS Compressor, Chorus & Octave, Dr Green Bass reverb & Joyo D-Seed echo and a small Pedaltrain board & bag (Mini I think), £TBA - WalMan 07. Heavy duty flight case for fenderish jazz, couple of 4u cases 1 new 1 not, Vanderkley 212. Mesa M pulse 360 talk price/trades on the day 08. 3 Pin (female) DI plugs - The Greek 09. New Chinese Rosewood/Maple Jazz neck, £35 - obbm 10. Slightly used jack, XLR and other connectors - 50p each - obbm 11. Fender Jazz (Mex), in a very fetching blue, strung with flats - £450 12. Harley Benton Progressive 5 Fretless - £100 13. G&L USA SB2 £850 14. (Possibly) Mark Bass Little Mark 3 (will be tight for space so will only bring if anyone messages 'rodfunnell' beforehand) - £300 - rodfunnell 15. Mark Bass New York 121, 8ohm (will be tight for space so will only bring if anyone messages 'rodfunnell' beforehand) - £320 - rodfunnell 16. Mark Bass Traveller 151, 8 ohm (will be tight for space so will only bring if anyone messages 'rodfunnell' beforehand) - £350 - rodfunnell 17. Mark Bass Standard 102, 8 ohm (will be tight for space so will only bring if anyone messages 'rodfunnell' beforehand) - £400 - rodfunnell 18. Ampeg 4x10 B410HLF (will be tight for space so will only bring if anyone messages 'rodfunnell' beforehand) - £175 - rodfunnell 19. Takemine Jumbo Electro Acoustic bass EG512C, 34" scale, spruce top, mahogany back and sides, rosewood board, gloss natural finish - (will be tight for space so will only bring if anyone messages 'rodfunnell' beforehand) - £350 - rodfunnell 20. Boss BR600 Multitrack (boxed) - £95 (NancyJohnson/Paul) - Paypal is fine. 21. Fender/Squier Badtz Maru Hybrid - £210 ( (NancyJohnson/Paul) - Paypal is fine.) 22. Heavy duty flight case for fenderish jazz, couple of 4u cases 1 new 1 not, Vanderkley 212. Mesa M pulse 360 talk price/trades on the day Well spotted TheGreek - i have updated my listings to include name but some were up before me...
  21. Updated Gear For Sale List: 01. Mesa Boogie Big Block 750 Amp, Footswitch & Rack Case, £550 o.n.o. - Silverfoxnik 02. Schecter Diamond P5, 5 String Bass & Gig Bag, £350 o.n.o. - Silverfoxnik 03. Behringer 5 Band parametric 19" Rack Unit, £25 - Silverfoxnik 04. Fender Nate Mendel Precision, £575 - obbm 05. USA built 4 string in a 'glo' finish, £1300 - ezbass 06. EBS Compressor, Chorus & Octave, Dr Green Bass reverb & Joyo D-Seed echo and a small Pedaltrain board & bag (Mini I think), £TBA - WalMan 07. Mesa MPulse 600 (flight-cased) and a Mesa Powerhouse 1x15 cab (+ authentic Mesa cover) - £750 the pair - TheGreek 08. 3 Pin (female) DI plugs - The Greek 09. New Chinese Rosewood/Maple Jazz neck, £35 - obbm 10. Slightly used jack, XLR and other connectors - 50p each - obbm 11. Fender Jazz (Mex), in a very fetching blue, strung with flats - £450 12. Harley Benton Progressive 5 Fretless - £100 13. G&L USA SB2 £850 14. (Possibly) Mark Bass Little Mark 3 (will be tight for space so will only bring if anyone messages 'rodfunnell' beforehand) - £300 - rodfunnell 15. Mark Bass New York 121, 8ohm (will be tight for space so will only bring if anyone messages 'rodfunnell' beforehand) - £320 - rodfunnell 16. Mark Bass Traveller 151, 8 ohm (will be tight for space so will only bring if anyone messages 'rodfunnell' beforehand) - £350 - rodfunnell 17. Mark Bass Standard 102, 8 ohm (will be tight for space so will only bring if anyone messages 'rodfunnell' beforehand) - £400 - rodfunnell 18. Ampeg 4x10 B410HLF (will be tight for space so will only bring if anyone messages 'rodfunnell' beforehand) - £175 - rodfunnell 19. Takemine Jumbo Electro Acoustic bass EG512C, 34" scale, spruce top, mahogany back and sides, rosewood board, gloss natural finish - ((will be tight for space so will only bring if anyone messages 'rodfunnell' beforehand) - £350 - rodfunnell
  22. HI Guys Just seen the Facebook event - so excited to be able to make my first Bash! Was wondering if there would be any interest in me bringing along: Darkglass Microtubes 900 head Barefaced Big Twin T, BB2, Super Compact Warwick Corvette $$, Streamer $$, The Alien Various pedals including MXR, AudioSource (inc a Hothand) and a couple of Darkglass bits and Phil Jone EarBox might be something people are interested in trying out... Cant wait to meet up and geek out with fellow bass players - sick of having to talk about strats, teles and LPs for a good old nerdy tech session! Best regards to all - Rod
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