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About ShergoldSnickers

  • Birthday 05/05/57
  1. Shergold is back.....

    My Marathon bass is sat in a corner banging its headstock against the wall.
  2. Bow Peep

    Just acquired one of these: MMX Carbon Weave German pattern bow from Peter Hall Violins in Beverley, East Yorkshire. I also tried a less expensive Artino carbon composite bow, but it didn't feel anywhere near as good as this one. I've also started some proper lessons with Pietro Lusvardi, who recommended I get a bow to check my intonation is OK as I practice. He's also got me starting to read the dots as well. So, off in a direction I didn't expect — arco and reading. At the same time. Loving it, much to my surprise.
  3. DB luthiers thread

    [quote name='TPJ' timestamp='1383562109' post='2265770'] [u][b]Peter Hall in Beverley, East Ridings[/b][/u] Peter does really nice work, is a great guy, and is very affordable. [url="http://www.peterhallviolins.com/instruments/contact.html"]http://www.peterhall...ts/contact.html[/url] [/quote] You get real old fashioned professional service from Peter. He can't do enough for you — it's more like visiting a family member than a shop! Really impressed by the quality of his work, the advice I've had and his prices. All round splendid fella.
  4. UK's Best Part-Time Band - BBC4

    Managed to catch up with this over the weekend, watching with a musician mate disposed to some healthy cynicism. I didn't say anything beforehand, but when the Caffreys came on we both looked at each other and nodded. The comment about each band member doing just the right amount was absolutely spot on. Michael's bass playing is a perfect example of being a support to the rest of the band, adding lots but detracting nothing. Bloody marvellous, that WoT.
  5. Reverb on bass amps?

    Whilst this post is not strictly about reverb on bass amps per se, reverb has a place if used carefully. If you can, roll off all frequencies below around 400Hz on the reverb effect only, retaining the normal frequency range on the dry sound alone. This cuts out all the muddiness that reverb will chuck on by the bucketload if the proper bass frequencies get processed. Unless you are making a feature of the bass, apply only a smidge in any case. You can be the judge on whether this works or not. Two bass tracks, one completely dry, and a melodic track with a fair amount of reverb. In fact, all the instruments that got reverb treatment has the feed to the reverb with the bass rolled off, as I think this helps tidy the mix as a whole. [media]http://www.ianhalstead.com/fb/March-58-Panama-Mix.mp3[/media]
  6. Do you name your DB?

    Matilda. I've never waltzed though.
  7. Grab a piece of HiFi history here, with a pair of the sought-after Epos ES14 loudspeakers. B[color=#141823][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]ought in 1989 direct from the manufacturer. Designed and built by Robin Marshall, who played a small role in the design of the BBC LS3/5A. They use a minimal cross-over combined with drivers that mechanically roll off and seamlessly blend together as much as possible. They come complete with the matching steel stands, in need of a little touching up on the paintwork. These speakers are the second iteration, with the centra[/font][/color][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif][color=#141823]l bullet in the bass/mid driver, and each cabinet with single pair of banana plug inputs, rather than the later bi-wiring system. 1" custom design aluminium dome tweeter, and an 6.5" long-throw bass/mid driver, also custom designed. Braced internally via a tensioned aluminium rod.[/color][/font] [color=#141823][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]There is a review here that is contemporary with the period of manufacture: [url="http://www.stereophile.com/content/epos-es-14-loudspeaker-john-atkinson-review#W8iFDe9vS3Wt0XXA.97"]http://www.stereophi...De9vS3Wt0XXA.97[/url][/font][/color] [color=#141823][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]I'll be looking for a straight sale rather than a trade, and the purchaser will need to collect so I can properly demo them and show them working.[/font][/color] [color=#141823][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif][/font][/color] [color=#141823][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif][/font][/color] [color=#141823][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif][/font][/color]