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  1. I’m dealing with the first symptoms of GAS at the moment. I’ll make do with my Ibanez For now but the London Bass guitar show in September will probably see the addiction take over. I’ll have to start thinking of how to explain my shiny new bass to she who must be obeyed.
  2. Judging by your avatar I guess you are a Crass fan? I saw them play a couple of times, back in the day. Once at the 100 club on Oxford street and once in Walthamstow at a small venue whose name I’ve forgotten. This was probably 1980 or 1981. I loved the first album, Do they owe us a living, securicor cares etc
  3. Hi all, I’m Bill, I live in north London and I have been learning the bass for about 9 months. I’m an electrician and I was replacing the lights in a local music shop and I couldn’t stop staring at a beautiful bass guitar hanging from the wall in front of me; it was a Yamaha with beautiful wood grain. So I decided to buy a bass and learn. I ended up with an Ibanez SG500 and am now addicted. I wish I had started to learn earlier! I’m 56 and still love the stuff I listened to as a teenager-punk rock, and what later became known as ‘post-punk’. But I also like most other rock, some jazz and classical music and opera. Bass heroes are: Jean Jacques Burnel, Peter Hook, Chris Squire, John Paul Jones, Geezer Butler, Geddy Lee, Bruce Foxton and loads of others. I am looking forward to learning from you all.
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