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Everything posted by Newfoundfreedom

  1. Here's a picture of mine to keep you ticking over. πŸ˜‰
  2. Superb! I've had a hankering for a Trace rig since I was 15 years old and I've never owned one. The money they go for now is a no brained. I could even live with the weight. If only I was still in the UK. 😟
  3. I would like to like this twice. πŸ‘ πŸ‘
  4. Well I've just watched it and I don't see what all the fuss is about. It didn't sound too bad to me at all. Considering even the recorded version was a screechy, whiney vocal in the first place, I think it was a reasonable reproduction for a live performance.
  5. No you are absolutely correct. Fighting the good fight was just a quip in response to the phrase conceding defeat in the original post. Actually avoiding Fenders is the easiest thing in the world. Why would I be interested in buying something I have no desire for? I'm not disputing their place in musical history. They're just not for me.
  6. Oh yeah. I'd completely forgotten about that one.
  7. Isn't that one of those little furry things that turn into gremlins if you feed them after midnight?
  8. I'm genuinely surprised. I didn't think Fenders could get any uglier. I was wrong. πŸ˜‚
  9. Stay, was an absolutely epic song. Other than that I couldn't name a single track. I actually thought that they were just a one off collaboration for that song. I didn't even know they'd done others.
  10. I have the Vintage Modified Jaguar (full scale) which I call the ugly wife, because it's ok in the house but I wouldn't be seen dead with it in public. I bought it for a song from an online advertising site after several too many vodkas because I thought it looked pretty. As often happens with these things, I instantly regretted it in the morning once the vodka had worn off. To be fair it plays and sounds superb! The neck is a dream, I even quite like the body shape, but damn that standard Fender shape headstock is ugly, with it's tuners like Jodrell Bank. It's like putting the elephant man's head on Claudia Schiffer. I'll never understand how Fenders caught on outside dark caves or schools for the blind.
  11. I have more trouble trying to stop myself from buying basses at Β£200. That's about the same as I paid for my first bass back in aground 1989, which was a hell of a lot of money back then and it was an absolute pile of junk. Now you can buy an absolute superb and extremely playable bass for that money. As others have suggested, just try to figure out what suits you best then look at the classifieds on here and the second hand stuff on eBay, there are some real bargains to be had. You can even get an extremely respectable new instrument forΒ£200 now. Harley Benton, and Vintage are extremely well rated in reviews, to name just a couple. If you find you prefer short scale you can pick up a second hand Gretsch Junior Jet II for that money, I have one and they're absolutely superb, also in that price range and short scale is the Squire Jaguar, another superb little bass. Good luck. Have fun choosing. The world's your lobster.
  12. I love the fact that your GAS preceded your ability to play. You'll fit in just fine here. πŸ˜‚
  13. At last a song post I can get on board with. Proper music! I haven't listened to nearly enough Faith No More. Something I really must rectify. They've been on my radar for years and I like what I've heard but never really actively followed them. Definitely on my to do list after that one. Thanks @bubinga5
  14. There's not a single act on that lineup I'd pay to see. Several I've never heard of, and one in particular I'd rather remove my own ears than listen to (Gallagher). So it's a no from me.
  15. But that's exactly what they are doing. Trying to make the adds so intrusive and annoying that everyone will pay for YouTube premium.
  16. I tried add blocker a couple of years ago ( or something similar ) and I found it stopped a lot of the add based software from working. Maybe it's time to give it another try.
  17. I used to be an avid Facebooker, now I utterly loathe it. The thing that really annoys me is it's potentially such a great tool, especially for someone like me, living overseas, to keep in touch with family and friends. But there just came a turning point where the dross far outweighed the usefulness. YouTube is becoming the same, it's an absolutely fantastic tool for learning how to do pretty much anything, but the bedroom superstars get right on my tits. Luckily they're still pretty avoidable of you don't click on them. What I find even more annoying about YouTube now is the bloody adds that pop up right in the middle of whatever you're watching with no regard for timing. Don't get me wrong, I understand the need for these platforms to make money, but what was wrong with having an add at the beginning or the end of the content without shoehorning one right in the middle while you're watching a pretty important video on how to perform a sex change on a gender confused hamster. Poor old Gordon will never forgive me for that one.
  18. I'm probably going to go against the grain here, but I choose my basses on two criteria. Firstly and foremost, what I can afford, which isn't a lot. Secondly aesthetics. This is purely a personal taste thing. The standard "Fender" shaped guitars bore the hell out of me. I'm not saying they don't sound good, but to me they're just a bit (actually a lot) bland. As for sound, I think people way overthink it. All basses sound like a bass. Certainly in the context of a weekend warrior pub covers band anyway. People spend thousands on this or that cab, amp, bass etc to create a certain "sound", but for the most part the only person that would notice is the player. When you're cranking out Summer of 69 (replace with covers band staple of your choice) to a room full of half whizzed pub goers, let's be honest. No one gives a flying fig about the bass players "tone". Although I'm happy to concede this is probably not the case with recording or originals bands trying to culture their own sound. To answer the original question, I would say definitely yes. If, like me you play what you can afford and make do, then you adjust your playing style to make it sound as good as possible (again whether anyone else actually cares is debatable)
  19. I discovered these by accident quite recently and it was a proper "What the actual f#@k" moment. First of all I honestly can't believe that anyone is so narcissistic that they film themselves listening to a song and think anyone gives a flying rats donkey what their (usually staged) reaction is. Secondly why would anyone on the planet actually be interesting in watching it. Well, other than me obviously, but that was just because I had to watch two or three just to get my head around what was (or rather wasn't) going on. I mean Jesus H Mary mother of Santa. Is that really what passes for entertainment these days?
  20. I can't even manage to hand a half decent coversion over Skype without it sounding like I'm taking to someone as far away as the moon. I've always found VoIP to be a bit crap regardless how good your internet speed is. It's frustrating just trying to hold a coversion let alone trying to play in time with someone.
  21. I absolutely love Leo Moracchioli. I've spent many an evening watching his covers back to back. I actually think he's an extremely talented and knowledgeable musician, to work out, play all the instruments, record, mix and film and edit a fresh cover video every week is pretty clever imo. He also manages not to take himself too seriously which makes him extremely likeable to me. Some of the stuff he does is superb. Although the one above is not a particularly good example. I have to say, although he seems well liked on here, Scott Devine's click bait YouTube content irritates the tits off me. Although I'm happy to accept one man's trash is another man's treasure, but I'd genuinely rather listen to the shark video above than his endless jazz waffling. Admittedly the guy in the original post is definitely top 3. If not number one.
  22. As long as you're finished before 11pm there's sod all anyone can do about it. Of course consideration is always a better course of action.
  23. Yup. As far as I understand it you don't need any kind of licence. It's a private party, as long as no one is being relieved of any money in the form of ticketing (or to buy alcohol bit that's a separate issue) then there's no problem.
  24. Here's a shot of me practicing, with unfeasibly short legs. I'm actually 6 feet tall but somehow look like Tattoo in this picture. πŸ˜‚
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