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  1. Another ex-drummer here. Started at 11, but switched to bass for logistical puposes later on. I'm currently not playing either! What I've never lost, is my drumming ear - it's the rhythm I always focus on. Even playing bass, I would have always decribed my style as percussive - almost like I'm drumming. Always with a pick, lots of ghost notes, all over the place, really! What is the rarest thing ever to find....a great drummer. I've played alongside loads of people masquerading as drummers, whereas I can only think of a couple that really were. Knocking out a 4/4 with occasional cymbal crashes is not a drummer (if that's all they do)......most I played with ignored the song, and just steamed through, just cluless. The bass playing job is just a million times easier alongside a proper drummer. Rant over! 😁
  2. Last time I was playing regularly I used them. Found them also to be long lasting, with a nice feel and tone. Definitely a step up from the regular D'addario Nickels I'd used previously for years (not the same set, though!)
  3. My best BD experience was when I had a bass with them on a comission sale. Long time went by, it clearly wasn't going to sell any time soon, and I needed the cash and it gone. I rang them to withdraw it, and pay whatever to have it sent back. Whilst I was talking to the assistant about it (he was great), Mark clearly overheard our conversation. He took the phone from the assistant, and proceeded to give me a right old telling off/tongue lashing for withdrawing the bass! I kept polite, as I obviously just wanted it back. He eventually put his assistant back on, and it was sorted. He couldn't apologise enough, clearly quite shocked as well at the behavior of his boss. Must have been having a bad day......!
  4. spongebob

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    Sold Andy a gorgeous yellow cable! Amazing to deal with, great comms and instant payment. Thanks again Andy! 👍
  5. VAN DAMME 2x4mm HIGH POWER SPEAKON TO SPEAKON CABLE 75cm- NEW! I bought this, and an instrument cable (also listed) brand new from Designacable on 21/8/21. Due to circumstances, I plugged it in once to try it in the combo and cab, and that's it. I put it in the drawer, and it's lain there since. As I move away from the bass world, everything must go. I have a couple of other items for sale on here at the mo. The lead is amazingly well made - I'm sure many on here have used the firm before. Great company who make super quality bespoke stuff. Hard to get decent photos, as I am useless near a camera. But I'm sure you get the idea.....it's a new, high quality, speakon. Only asking £10, plus £2.50 postage, UK only. Payment via PayPal 'gift' of Bank Transfer. Please PM with any interest - and thanks for looking! SB 😁
  6. VAN DAMME XKE GOLD INSTRUMENT CABLE 10m- NEW! Neutrik straight to angled. I bought this, and a Speakon (also listed) brand new from Designacable on 21/8/21. Due to circumstances, I plugged it in once to try it, and that's it. I put it in the drawer, and it's lain there since. As I move away from the bass world, everything must go. I have a couple of other items for sale on here at the mo. The lead is amazingly well made - I'm sure many on here have used the firm before. Great company who make super quality stuff. Colour is the lead is yellow - yes, Spongebob yellow. What else would you expect? It looks fabulous! Hard to get decent photos, as I am useless wrapping cables. But I'm sure you get the idea..... Cost me £25 - only asking £10, plus £2.50 postage, UK only. Payment via PayPal 'gift' of Bank Transfer. Please PM with any interest - and thanks for looking! SB 😁
  7. LEVY'S M4 STRAP - BLACK Nice quality leather strap, bought by myself in the Summer. Light home use only. A nicely slightly used strap, essentially! Was very stiff when it came to me (from Guitar Guitar), loosening up nicely now. Think I've scored a BC own-goal with that description.....🤔 As I move out of the bass world, everything must go....have a few other items on here as well. It's the same as this one here - https://www.guitarguitar.co.uk/product/11090713013431--levys-m4-blk Only asking £10, plus £2 postage, UK only. Payment via PayPal 'gift' or Bank Transfer, both fine. Sold loads on here before, please check my FB thread for references. Please PM with any interest - thanks for looking! SB 😁
  8. Both now sold elsewhere. 😁
  9. No problems at all, Peter! Fab bass that I'm sure another BC''er will cherish. Although I take zero responsibility for the carpet in my pics. That was here when we moved in, LOL! 😁
  10. ASHDOWN STUDIO JUNIOR 15w BASS COMBO Perfect for practice! Bought by myself back in June, this practice combo has only seen slight bedroom use, and is therefore in mint condition. Cost £80 new, only asking £40, and that will include free UK courier to your door. Please check my BC feedback for references. PM with any interest, and thanks for looking! SB 😀
  11. Thanks - appreciated. 👍 It is a beast, that's for sure...but still very light....and cheap! 😁
  12. Had the pleasure of selling my Am Pro 2 P bass to Peter. Seamless transaction - deal agreed on Wednesday, bass delivered on Friday! Superb to deal with, an absolute dream......a real credit to BC. Enjoy your new bass! 👍
  13. ASHDOWN RIG - RM C112T 500 EVO COMBO PLUS RM 112T EVO CABINET - BOTH WITH NEW ROQSOLID COVERS A stunning, lightweight, 500w set-up. Up for grabs is my Ashdown rig. Purchased by myself a couple of months back, both items were literally opened, tested, and put under cover. No further use. With reference to my bass sale, my giving up the bassworld for good, means that everything must go. I bought this set-up with a view of restarting, but nothing has come of it, and lack of general opportunities has convinced me to move on. I am sure reading this far, you know how light and powerful this is. I would like to sell as a pair, but I am more than happy to separate. Both items must go, as the bass sold this very morning (thanks Peter!) The condition of both parts is as new. I cannot emphasise that enough - they really are. As are the covers - opened, put on, and never left the spare room since. The combo retails at £470, the cab at £299. Price-wise, I'd like around £280 £250 for the combo, £150 £130 for the cab. Courier in the UK only, £10 per item. I clearly won't be making on this, it's more of a postage contribution! Price is therefore £430 for the pair - unless you want both - £420 £375 combined (header price is for the combined individual amount). I'd rather send, given certain caring duties I perform here - but if you'd like a socially-distanced collection from the driveway, that can be arranged. Payment by Bank Transfer please - no trades, thanks. Any further info, photos, etc., please PM....and thanks for looking! SB 😄 Note - When the combo arrived, it was without a power lead. I purchased a brand new one, and that will be included.
  14. FENDER AMERICAN PROFESSIONAL 2 PRECISION BASS - 2021 Bought by myself in June this year, direct from Guitar Guitar, up for grabs is my 'as new' Miami Blue P. Only way to describe the bass is immaculate. No dents, knocks, anything. Home use only. Originally fitted with a (rather nasty) mint green pickguard, it now wears a far more appropriate black variant. Fitted with a set of Rotosound Jazz Bass 77 flatwounds, this bass was set-up just over a month ago by a trusted local luthier. The colour is very hard to catch - in the flash, it's far less navy, lighter by far. Different Google searches give varying impressions....I think from mine you can get the flavour. You have a new American P, all set-up. Yes, it is really as good as it sounds! Hard case also new and unmarked, tools, certificate....all included. I am selling, quite simply, as I am walking away (for good this time) from the bass world. My return hasn't yielded the opportunities I was promised/hoping for, and as such, lack of other options has made me come to a conclusion. Furthermore, I'll be listing some new Ashdown gear over the coming days, along with other new and unused items. Price-wise, I'm looking for around £1200, free courier to your door in the UK (easier due my care duties). Bank transfer please. This has to go. No trades, thanks. I've sold loads on here since 2008 - please check my feedback for references. Any questions, please fire away. Thanks for looking! SB
  15. Bass in an ensemble instrument for me. If it glues the mix, it works. Jamerson is a perfect example....his bass tone is more prominent on those recordings than 99% of recorded bass since!
  16. Drums was my first instrument. It's always the first aspect of any band I jump on. Bad drummer, bad band.
  17. That heading seems to appear on all the regional lisings. Been looking at a few of late, and it's always there.
  18. Finally watched it. I love FZ, but TBH, the film left me a little underwhelmed. Just seemed to be a bit lacking.....enjoyable enough, but didn't dig very deeply. For example, only speaking to a handful of the fab players that worked with Frank over the years. Naturally, they avoided the thorny issues of the wills and lawsuits between the family...... Personal bugbear alert......some music docs always want to make their points by inserting moments of 'B' movie footage. This one did it at times, as well. Annoys me a bit too much!
  19. Wish I had! 😄 No to all of the above - just the list. In all my years of playing, this was a new one even for me. Quite shocking, really - thought it was worth sharing with the BC collective - certainly the first time I've been given such bizarre instructions!
  20. Nope, nothing. Just a huge list, and asked to get going on them! Won't be going any further with me.....
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