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  1. After recently moving in with the girlfriend, it's time to say goodbye to my trustworthy Ashdown MAG 300 4x10 combo amp. I think this will be a great purchase for someone who needs an amp for full band practises / gigs but doesn't want to splash out. I've had this for around 10 years, so is hardly new, but I've never gigged it that much (<20 times) and mainly used it as a practise amp so it's never really been pushed. Still works perfectly fine, apart from the bulb in vu meter gone and the "input" dial has been chipped, but still holds into place OK. It also has some scuffs etc. Due to weight (around 35kg I believe) and fact I don't have a car, I'm looking for collection only I'm afraid. I'm based in Earslfield (SW18) in South West London. I also have a power lead that I'll chuck in. Thanks
  2. I would prefer pick up, but could look into courier at buyer's expense. I'll do some research. Any advice from fellow bc'ers greatly appreciated.
  3. Sunday bump This needs to go so I will entertain any (reasonable!) offers
  4. As I am soon to be in moving with with my girlfriend, it's time for a little clear out. I have a ABS style pedal board case (unbranded) that I'm offering out for anyone who wants it. It has warped / is dented at the front, but it is still shuts and clips into place OK. It also does have a bit of rust on the corners, as well as marks, scratches etc. I don't have measurements, but would say it is similar size to this: https://www.gear4music.com/Guitar-and-Bass/Kinsman-ABS-Pedal-Board-Case-5-Pedals/VE8 Am based in Surbiton (Surrey) and ideally looking for collection - I can look into posting at buyer's expense.
  5. As I am soon to be in moving with with my girlfriend, it's time for a little clear out. Therefore it's time to say goodbye to my trusty Ashdown Mag 115 Deep cab (8 ohms @ 250W). I bought it from a fellow basschatter a few years back (sorry, can't remember name but he did live in Sheffield!), but I've barely used it as always used my Mag 300 4x10 combo on it's own for practises, and only played a handful of gigs with it. There are a couple of scuffs on it (tried to illustrate on photos), but cab still sounds great. Looking for £50 but open to offers - am based in Surbiton (Surrey) and ideally looking for collection only I'm afraid. Will also chuck in a speaker cable (one end slightly bent, but works fine)
  6. Bought a Digitech Bass Squeeze from Chris and I don't think he could have done anymore to get the pedal to myself as quickly and hassle-free as possible. Long story short, I enquired late Monday night, pedal received Wednesday morning! Can only mirror what has already been said - thanks again!
  7. It's adverts like this that make me want to throw away my accountancy studying and career, and run away to be a professional bass player on a ship!
  8. Only got into these recently and have never saw them live - funny thing is they are playing Nottingham this Friday - don't suppose anyone wants to give me a standing ticket for free? (well, I can hope!) My favourite song is Du Riechst So Gut - first song I can play on the drums too.
  9. Long due bump - decided I love bass again after watching a blues band last week.
  10. Being the slightly obsessive Muse fan that I am, I actually prefer Hullabaloo over the rest of the standard studio albums if you want a complete album experience. 1CD of live performance and 1 CD of some great B sides - if you're a metal head you might appreciate "Yes Please", which is just a brilliant song in my humble opinion
  11. I have one of these (in that colour too!), and I absolutely love it - I think because they don't have the same status or look of a Stingray, they are massively underrated bass guitars. I can also vouch for the tone in the video - it has a really nice natural "growl" for rock, but also a very versatile instrument. In other words, someone buy it!
  12. [quote name='Blademan_98' post='1342607' date='Aug 17 2011, 12:32 AM']Hi Mike I really liked 'Break the Line' track. Hope you find a band soon. Good luck, Brian[/quote] Thanks for listening. Ironically, thats the track I didn't record on! It was recorded before I joined, but the other two tracks are mine. [quote name='pantherairsoft' post='1342695' date='Aug 17 2011, 08:22 AM']I'll keep my feelers out for you bud - Welcome to 'Gun City' (Shottingham as us locals call it ) Shep[/quote] Cheers - Can you recommend any good shops or live music venues Nottingham has - I visited Fuzz Guitars briefly last week and they had some tasty basses in there. [quote name='yorick' post='1342716' date='Aug 17 2011, 08:47 AM']Dunno if this is suitable... [url="http://basschat.co.uk/index.php?showtopic=150756"]http://basschat.co.uk/index.php?showtopic=150756[/url][/quote] Cheers for the link.
  13. I would also like to hear some of the stuff if possible. Also, whereabouts in Nottingham do they practise? I'm moving there next week so don't really know the area too well yet.
  14. Hi there, Thanks to a new career in Accountancy (woohoo!) I will be moving from the North West of England to Nottingham (Carrington to be more precise) very shortly so will be looking to join some kind of band/project/any gig really. I'm on the verge of turning 25, have a few years playing experience, and have been in a few bands before (both original & covers). I have plenty of gigging and some recording experience, and have decentish (well, loud) gear and own car. Can play many styles (apart from Jazz), but suited best and prefers to play Alt Rock. Will be working standard 9 to 5, but will have to do some sperodic evening / weekend classes for Accountancy qualification. apart from that I should be able to commit 100% of free time. Would prefer a covers band, as originals mostly go nowhere and require pouring loads of money and time for no or little return (its a necessary gamble to "make it", but I'm not in a position to take that gamble) Last band's myspace if you want to hear recording (due to nature of the music, I don't play much as that's what the songs require - I play for the music not for myself - I understand that bass is not a lead instrument (most of the time!) and rhythm and timing is usually everything) [url="http://www.myspace.com/bleakhill"]http://www.myspace.com/bleakhill[/url] If interested, please PM or e-mail me at m.a.taylor.ba"at"googlemail.com ("at" = @) its not my keyboard, just wanting to avoid bots and other internet bad things that spam you. Cheers, Mike
  15. Personally, I think BOTBs as an original concept is a good thing - varied bands trying to outplay each other to maximise audience appeal. HOWEVER, these days promoters (I hate that phrase, as they never actually do promote) see BOTBs as an excuse to exploit young, novice original bands. A lot of the previous posters mention small-time pub events, but the worst are the national ones like "Live & Unsigned" and "Surface Festival". Take my mate's band for example - they decided to sign up to Live & Unsigned. First of all they had to pay a £20 admin fee or something stupid like that. Next they have to attend a regional audition. Doesn't sound too bad, but each band got less than 2 minutes, so they could get as many bands in as possible. It's not even a full song ffs. After having to piss around for several hours waiting for a 2 minute audition, my mate's band were invited to take part in the first heat in Manchester. This part made me lol. They had to play a Sunday afternoon, could only play three songs, and had to charge fans something daft like £10 a ticket. They decided to turn up at all. The problem is, there are so many bands these days that will do anything to get signed - I dread to think how much money these promoters got from desperate bands hounding their mates and fans to come and watch them and to help them get further in the stages. The bands literally don't get any money on the pretense that they might win the final prize of getting signed. The worst thing is that the actual music is not even a factor anymore. Things like this are literally the cancer of the music industry. So to reiterate my random rant - BOTB's are not necessarily scams, but are great tool for cowboy promoters to exploit young, inexperienced bands.
  16. I was going to go to bed but you made me learn this instead I've just tried (badly) to tab it in Guitar Pro, but the notes are something like this: G-------------------------------------------------------------- D ---------------------------------6----66------7----8------6-7-8 A-------------------------------------------------------------- E---1--1--1----1-1-1---234---4----------5----6----6--------- PS My music theory is non existent - I believe that trying to do stuff like this helps me become a better bassist Can the real bassists please correct / amend where necessary
  17. How ironic! I've just got back from rehearsal were we tried to "jam" and ended up with arguments about nothing significant that took up a good part of an hour. I've recently handed in my notice anyway as I've secured a job in Nottingham that is too good to turn down that starts in September. I could stay but I personally believe I owe it to them as a band to let them find a bassist who is 100% committed in helping them get signed etc who hasn't got any over-riding committments. Back to your point about taking the piss out of you for liking different music - if they seriously find that a problem then they should not consider themselves "musicians" in any way shape or form.
  18. How did you get Neon Genesis Evangelion on that list? Looking through the list I saw a lot of my favourite 80's bands (A-ha, Smiths, Spandau Ballet, Duran Duran etc), some modern stuff and 70's disco, and amongst them a (truly great) 90's Japanese Anime! If you are into rock at all, then it may seem cliched but learn some oldish Muse stuff. I still enjoy playing along to songs like New Born & Hysteria on my bass with an mp3 player in my garage at a stupidly high volume.
  19. I just thought I would see if any of you St Helens/Merseyside based lot would be interested in seeing my band, Bleakhill, at the Citadel on Saturday. It's a pretty big gig for us as we've recently gathered interest from a couple of small labels who should be attending the gig. It is also probably my last gig with the band as although I would love to stay with the band and try and make it big, I'll be moving to Nottingham soon to start a new career as an accountant (woohoo!) Here's a link to the Citadel website: [url="http://www.citadel.org.uk/site/whats-on/mean-fiddler-presents-bleakhill-guests-p275191"]http://www.citadel.org.uk/site/whats-on/me...-guests-p275191[/url] And we also ran a story in the St Helens Star this week to help promote the gig: [url="http://www.sthelensstar.co.uk/leisure/ents_local/8802928.Bleakhill_s_big_night_at_Citadel/"]http://www.sthelensstar.co.uk/leisure/ents...ght_at_Citadel/[/url] Cheers.
  20. [quote]???????????,?????????????????,???????????,?????????,??????,??????????????,??????,????????????????,?????????????????,???????? ????,?? [wdb3][wdb5]<><>(??:[/quote] I agree.
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