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  1. "Steve's Music" in Montreal ( downtown and the West Island), Canada. Their catchphrase, "If we don't have it, you don't need it" . Used to buy all my gear there when I lived over there.
  2. Drove up to fellow BC member FinnDave to purchase/collect a bass he was selling. Had a great chat for an hour; he's a top bloke...and the bass, an Epiphone Thunderbird Classic Pro IV with Babicz bridge and Gotoh tuners...wow, what a bass. It's immediately become my prime gigging bass. Awesome feel, action, sound, looks...the total package. And the neck's almost 2 inches shorter than my Burns Bison, perfect for my short arms. Thanks BassChat for hooking us up.
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    I play in a band called The Silhouettes and we're a covers band playing mostly the 60's tunes with some '70's, '80's and contemporary thrown in. We play about 45 or so weekends a year and I've yet to get any live footage. Here's some stills tho. I've attached a couple of tunes that we recorded live in the studio (with a vocal overdub). There's more energy live tho, but still, it's what I/we play 02 Track 2.wma 03 Track 3.wma
  4. I'll have all the dosh by the end of the month, and will def be in Oxon on Dec 16, If you'd reserve it for me I''d be pleased.
  5. In 50 years of playing/gigging I've only needed a backup twice...eacvh this past summer. Turned out my amp had been dropped by the courier (unknown to me at the time) and the heat dissipating fan wasn't working. VERY hot July outdoor gig under cover thankfully but towards the end of the first set, it died. Ended the set and turned it off. 20 min break and started second set...10 mins to go and it died again. Had to end the gig then and there as I had no back-up. Second time was a week later, cool evening gig, BUT this time I had my Marshall rack amp just in case...yup, 3 songs into the hour long set and my main amp died. Finished the gig on my Marshall. Sent the amp back to the shop for repairs as I'd only had it 6 weeks. Got it back and fingers crossed it's been fine since. Now I can feel the cooling air being blown thru it. Will invest in a Markbass Little Mark III as a back up tho.
  6. I'll be in your general area on Dec 16 (my kids live in Upper Heyford, located 1/2 way between Oxford & Banbury, but you prob already knew of this location). If I have the ££'s together and it's still available, I'd love to give it a new home.
  7. I'm new here. Is this still available, it's very tempting.
  8. I own 3. My first was a Hofner copy which is stored at my sister's place in Ontario. My next was a Gibson Ripper, which after 43 years of playing was retired last year. Now I have a Burns Bison,, totally love it even tho when holding it normally I cant quite reach the "G" string tuning key with my short arm(s), lol.
  9. I can't slap, I never learned. I never learned because I don't like it at all, dunno why, I just don't enjoy all the sound that's produced. I'm old school. I learned using just my thumb in the late '60's, then graduated to include picking in the '70's, then onto include single and multiple fingering techniques after that. I've never played in a band that required a slapping technique, so other than that I just use whatever technique the song requires or sounds best with.
  10. Hi. This year marks my 50th year playing bass. I was born in the UK, lived in Canada from the ages of 3 to 32 then came back to the UK with "Jack". I'm now retired and living on the isle of Portland, Dorset and play in a Weymouth based band called the Silhouettes. We play regularly. I bought my Gibson Ripper (Jack) new back in '75 and only last year decided to retire it and play something different, now a Burns Bison bass. I'm about to purchase a 5 string followed by a fretless. I play thru a Peavey Headliner 1000 rack amp (damn, what an amp!), a series of Boss pedals and through 2 Markbass cabs.
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