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  1. i am confused you saying the guy with the C.V thing & posting photos of himself & basses is gary tibbs ? or this is just a photo of the guy with the same name as this gary chap ?
  2. we are bass players from the street & slapping the bass was not invented in no college & no jazz circles , if it was not for disco no one would have brought it there are DJs btw who know extactly who was buying records & why ,
  3. jaco clones by 78 ? loads of them ? all deliberate failed disco players blowing up teen town in 78 ? wow man , ;D thats charlie for you ,, out of the Chaplin zone too ,,, on The Bell so what happened , how come no one saw this ? & you, until now ?
  4. the 40 40 had a delux plastic pick up guard , seems you took it off ? quite a big move in 1973 , pulling frets out ? Rock bands never used fretless , 2 jazz basses in 1978 ? you should be talking about either just missing out on a major deal or you being best mates with iron maidens drummer
  5. i catch big fish ,,, so in 1973, you already rip the pick up guard off, no pick, no slap yet swap instruments including up right bass by 1978 you never landed a record deal got close or know any players in your area who school "obscure music" the price tag is not from len stiles btw,
  6. no one really knew about slapping in 1974 ,, americans never used that word or term ,, slapping is a UK word mainly ,, now the whole world uses it ,,
  7. with all the meta data i showed you guys all of it, before level42 formed you can now see how a guy who worked in a Pro music shop macaris put it all together & bassically won the bass battles as they stood at that time adopted the soul boy look ,, high bass strap & became the face of brit pop funk ,, without Fender all thats left is those who remember mark king playing bass as a shop assistant tho there is one last rabbit hole ,,just all about musicman stingray
  8. it was a wave that happened in early 1977 ,, before then things had not changed much the studio 54 sound ,
  9. yes no yes no ,, these basses did break through as the disco funk explosion took off , 1st of all i think the "new cut price" south asia products had not quite hit the market via demand of sales yet ,, (Same with Levis jeans, it took time) so ? a lot of UK, USA "made" stuff was standard in demark street shops 76- 79 , yet these became more expensive in waves each year my 2nd bass, was inbenez ,, big drum roll ,, for a short while i had 2 basses the Flying V was so "beasty" i could play it without an amp ,, brought it for peanuts ,, long story how i lost it White Flying V ibernez , Boosty Bound Big Bass ,
  10. However the Brit funk thing was based firmly in the south east and grew out of the dance scene - that was part of the initial audience for bands like Freeze / stop,, True , level 42 was a "few years later ,, anyway, Freeze ,, the bass player (from memory) used a Fender & was one of the 1st Down Thumb players in the UK ,,, we had a different name for down thumb slap in the 70s as part of that core Brit Funk scene, the manifesto included playing up to this new status of UK / Brit funk to the fans ,, so The Southern Freeze , song is based on a UK dance move that was Real dancers would stop/ freeze like a video player tight on the beat,,, & start again aka The Southern Freeze
  11. Me too ,, i am sure many others as well
  12. nice , tho i bet you wished you kept the 40 40 ,, ;D hint 40 40 is before 42 42
  13. i would not know m8, the model was pre 1976, had flat wounds ,
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