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Richard R

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  1. Welcome aboard! Love the headless. As Brummie I have to ask this - what sound does a Digbeth pre-amp impart? Digbeth is a bit grotty, basically a road in the middle of Birmingham, , and best known for having an utterly terrible coach station (now knocked down and replaced) a temporary flyover that lasted 30 years (knocked down, not replaced), and a plastic statue of King Kong (gone to goodness knows where). With a name like that it can't be a clean amp, does it sound like busses and traffic?
  2. I'm sure that's true. But then it is the Nashville system, to help C&W players strum, not a "Harlem system" for BeBop bass and horns. 😁
  3. Well done on finding a replacement reasonably quickly.
  4. I discovered the numbers when Song Select made them an option on their chord charts, and find them really useful. I'm now learning to hear the chord changes in music as 1-4-6-5 or whatever, which gives me a map of the song onto the fretboard. And when we swap keys I don't get panicked any more! I'm still a long way from jazz, but have come a long way from not even knowing which end of the bass to blow into.
  5. Her Majesty's Constabulary would have something to say about a sword stick too.
  6. The most popular bassist in our church, sadly departed, played an ancient Rickenbacker. Rock In Paradise, Kev.
  7. Cautiously optimistic - I really hope they go for the "old men reforming the band" line, such a rich varicose vein to be mined there. Haven't watched the original in years, so will have to do so again. 🤘
  8. Just watched that on YT. Not exactly a subtle video 🤣
  9. @bloke_zero - did you try it out and what did you think?
  10. Too narrow? That is a problem I found. Mine has the same spacing as the equivalent 4 string which is my other bass. The drawback is that the fretboard is wide enough to land light aircraft on. Hopefully shortscale will work for you.
  11. Hence cheating by playing 5 string. Eb is fourth fret on the low B, so you just play all the same shapes as you do for G. In fact you play the same shapes for E, F, or A, C, or Bb and forget the open string positions. Come to the dark side (we have cookies too 😋)
  12. I definitely see more 5 string basses at churches than in the wild, other than theatre bands. I suspect it's because it's easier to transpose keys and play songs in Eb. That was my logic anyway. And of course because they are more common you're more likely to see one and try it and so they persist. Brawley Artemis 5 active through-neck, either DI straight into the desk or via cheap but effective Behringer amp sim which the other bassist (passive Westfield) always uses as its also an active DI. IEMs for both us on bass and slowly getting the musicians in other bands to follow. Desk is a Qu32, bought having seen the one at @Owen's church amongst others, I do my own monitor mix but that isn't common yet.
  13. My kids hate me when I deliberately mangle songs and my version gets stuck in their heads. Now I know how they feel. Brilliant! 😂
  14. Obviously it's quite normal for rock and pop, but I have never thought of worship albums being first recorded with guide vocals.
  15. Welcome aboard! +1 for SBL, though I really should use it more to get my money's worth.
  16. I've been wanting that emoji for ages. Can we get it added to the site selection.
  17. A friend of mine banned a song at her church on the simple grounds of "what the hell was the writer thinking of, and didn't he notice what he has written?". You know the one: "Jesus take me as I am, I can come no other way". 😳
  18. I can't go to Ikea any more after a friend changed a line in Cornerstone to "I dare not trust the Swedish Frame". And my mother used to replace "Gladly, the cross I'd bear" with "Gladly the cross-eyed bear"
  19. I shall sue you, sir, for damages caused my laugh-induced coughing fit!
  20. Could have been worse, you could have read the thread and suddenly remembered you were buggered in Yorkshire in 1978. 😲
  21. That seems rather appropriate somehow 🙂
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