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    Spandau Ballet bass rig

    That green Stratocaster may be a Clapton model if it has smooth pickups (with no pole pieces showing )Lace Sensor Gold I think they are. Green is a great color because it is not real common.
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    Spandau Ballet bass rig

    James was loudest in the mix. They knew he was great ! Even Macca knew he was great.
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    Best Female Bass Player

    I think the bass girl from Fetchin' Bones was tasteful and also tastey looking on stage. Juliana Hatfield is a thoughtful bass player that deserves a good listen.The B-52s had a good girl bass player on "Deadbeats Club".
  4. Even my little Superfly has a warm cheweyness that other tiny amps lack !
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    Spandau Ballet bass rig

    it takes a good roadie to remember how to hook it up . At least once John Entwistle came on stage to learn the treble amp was connected to the bass speaker and the bass amp connected to the treble speaker. I like two amps personally for the extra hi-fi sound . -my .02 cents
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    NBD Epi Embassy Pro

    Graham, I am trying to get this computer to load my photos as I have switched from Bing to Google and it is causing me no end of grief ! If a Thunderbird (or Precision) weighs about 9 lbs. this Embassy weighs 8 lbs. That is my guess. My point really was the Epi Thunderbird has a better fret job, straighter neck, and has more quality than you would expect . This Embassy is what a teen might get for Christmas- not what a pro would use. Sorry, it's a cheapie. It sounds OK.
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    NBD Epi Embassy Pro

    Graham, I am trying to get this computer to load my photos as I have switched from Bing to Google and it is causing me no end of grief ! If a Thunderbird (or Precision) weighs about 9 lbs. this Embassy weighs 8 lbs. That is my guess. My point really was the Epi Thunderbird has a better fret job, straighter neck, and has more quality than you would expect . This Embassy is what a teen might get for Christmas- not what a pro would use. Sorry, it's a cheapie. It sounds OK.
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    Ashdown RM Evo Cabs

    Outside, companies will switch back and forth , whether ply or MDF. Older Rootmasters were MDF and it is fine unless it is dropped out of a van or rained upon. It is usually heavier. The nicest KEF or Moniter Audio sterio speakers are MDF and covered with wood veneer. -But they don't get moved much ! I have some MDF Ampeg cabinets and now Ampeg uses wood ply. No one yet has said RM cabinets sound better than the beloved ABM models.
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    NBD Epi Embassy Pro

    Cosmo , you are correct-but if you look up "Grenadillabama" there is one photo up there (on my 'puter at least). I am wanting to put something instead of a "G". That is getting old...
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    Ashdown RM Evo Cabs

    I have the ABM 410 also and have received compliments on it. They are birch ply, I believe. The RM cabinets are currently lighter poplar ply and they now have a 15/tweeter cabinet that I fancy . It is barely 19" square on the front and less than 14" deep ! At about 35 lbs. or less this is a cabinet that almost carries itself ! Does it sound good, using two cabinets ? Otherwise Ashdown make an ABM 210 I could dig. Those blue speakers look good to me.
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    NBD Epi Embassy Pro

    I just got an Epi Embassy and it did not play well at first. It seemed to have a "backbow" in the neck. 2nd fret A string would not make a note ! I loosened the truss rod 2 full turns and now it will play. It is about 1 lb. less than a Thunderbird, a normal-length bass, with no neck dive. The fret ends will need some work too. I bought a cheapie and now I will make it all it can be. I will keep it. The picture is on my profile ; it sounds like a Thunderbird.
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    NBD - Epiphone Thunderbird Classic IV Pro

    Is this Epi a current model ? From the front I thought it was the bolt-on neck version. I thought the neck-through models were either active, with 4 knobs or passive with nickel hardware . Both of your 'birds make a nice pair. -(I did not want this picture of my amps to be on everything -maybe I can fix it)
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    Why does Ashdown MAG 300 combo sound so bloody good?

    I wonder if those Toneman amps are exactly the same ? We can't buy those in the States. (I have a MAG300 and it is a trusty head )
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    NBD - Fender Roadworn 50s P Bass

    Me neither ! I had a hard time kicking tobacco . They do sound good- like a Precision should !
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    Your thoughts re: Flats on a Jazz bass?

    I read a good article somewhere listing all the hits he did. Many were by a band that had a bass player. "Along Comes Mary"-The Association " and "Midnight Confessions" by The Grass Roots. He said he used a pick near the neck and had the bridge pickup turned down some. Check out "Whipping Post" the Allman Brothers Band. That was a Jazz with flatwounds and a pick. Rounds have a good 'twang' that you can make mellow if you like.
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