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chris_b last won the day on July 15 2019

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  1. Tell him your bass lines are better and to keep his suggestions to himself.
  2. If you're only running a 410 at 40-50% what are you going to do with 2000 watts?
  3. I believe multi-scale brings tuning and string tension benefits. It's like the difference between blended whiskey and a single malt. Can you tell the difference? Can you appreciate the difference? There is no right answer, just a personal preference.
  4. Looks like the MM SR5 has been replaced by a Sire. She's sounding as good as ever.
  5. I popped in at about 12.30. Chris May had 8 basses on dis[play, very nice ones too. Phil Mulford and Phil Mann (with his signature basses) were there. I couldn't stay long and it started filling up as I was leaving, with Mo Foster, entourage and others arriving. If I had a gig where I could sit down during the show I'd have bought an Overwater years ago.
  6. It's not really a minefield. These days you have to try really hard to make choices that end up not sounding good. If you're too quiet for the band you'll have to start catching up with unnecessary upgrades. Also you don't want to be pushing either amp or cab hard enough to sound bad or break something. I'd start by looking at 500 watt amps and good cabs, either 2 112's, a 212 or a 210.
  7. Checkout the Palmer Pocket Bass Amp. https://www.palmer-germany.com/en/products/guitar-effects/5140/pocket-amp-bass?__shop=23 https://www.andertons.co.uk/palmer-pocket-bass-amp-pepampbass
  8. Very nice. Great tone out of a 5 string Sadowsky.
  9. Great playing. I don't know this guy. I'm going to have a closer look at this tomorrow. We used to play Thinking Out Loud in the cover band. I really enjoyed playing it and we went down a storm every time.
  10. Not true. You're not listening to the right Funk. There's a Funk thread on BC which should steer you in the right direction.
  11. In my travels I have not seen a 5 string Overwater that light! Lucky chap!!
  12. Making music as opposed to only playing songs I like. Others might be fine with limiting their playing opportunities but I like playing as many different styles with as many different musicians as I can. I was asked to learn some Beyoncé, Jesse Jay and a couple of others, who I'd never heard of. On the gig, a wedding, I just loved playing those songs.
  13. I wish I could play all the techniques you mention. Sadly I'm a one-trick finger style pony! Old dogs and new tricks springs to mind, but I don't see why any technique shouldn't be utilised where it would sound interesting. Initially, electric instruments met with significant resistance in the Jazz world and electric basses are still generally shunned in Rock and Roll, even though most of the original artists were using electric bass by 1957. The excuse that the original was played on a 4 string bass is regularly trotted out as a reason why someone won't play a 5 string bass! So many musicians love their blinkers! Why pigeon-hole a technique or style of playing or restrict its use to specific genres? If you are good at a technique why not break down barriers and add it (in a tasteful and appropriate way) to your playing. If you are good enough it won't sound out of place.
  14. No limits. I enjoy playing anything and everything. Even stuff I wouldn't normally listen to. Making music has always been the only priority.
  15. Rehearsing with a guitarist last week and the Schaller strap lock on his Strat worked lose. It's obviously a feature!!
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