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Paul S

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  1. Paul S

    Rare Basses

    Now that gets the old juices flowing... 😍
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    Rare Basses

    A Jack 5 is probably the only thing I have GAS for at the moment. At least, of things I know about. Every now and then something I've never seen before starts it off.
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    Greta Van Fleet - Birmingham O2

    The bottom line here is that this is music and, like any art form, it is entirely subjective. OP and some folks like them, that is great. Myself and other 'muppets' don't - that's also great. There is room for everything, folks!
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    Rare Basses

    Interesting to see the Jack 5 on those lists. I don't recall seeing one mentioned on here, other than me occasionally asking about them. Anyone ever had one/got one? I think I'd part with some hard-earned for a Jack 5.
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    How often have you needed a backup amp?

    I have been gigging for 10 years - something of late-comer - and had an amp fail on me once at soundcheck. Mesa Boogie - one of the valves went and took an amount of the pcb with it. As usual I had my back up Quilter Basssblock in the car - so all was good. Could have got away with a DI from the BDI-121 I also carry but prefer to have backline. To my way of thinking the number of times I have used a back up amp is kind of a side issue. Same with taking a back up bass. It seems a bit like asking how many times you have had to claim on your house insurance - I guess most people will pay it annually regardless of claiming. But that is just me - I am very much a belt and braces type. .
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    Greta Van Fleet - Birmingham O2

    Well that didn't take long. Insulting people who disagree with your own opinion isn't a great way to have a discussion.
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    Greta Van Fleet - Birmingham O2

    By contrast I saw Rival Sons a couple of years back supporting Black Sabbath at O2 Arena and really enjoyed them. The Led Zep 'likeness' was there but that was all it was - the band played decent songs with power, skill and energy. Unlike Black Sabbath who, for me, had played a tour too long. I take everything I see on merit, not past performances.
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    Solo artists who outshone their original band

    Joe Walsh got a mention in the OP but his purple patch solo stuff was before he joined the Eagles. That isn't knocking him - I think he is one of the good guys - just adjusting the time line.
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    Greta Van Fleet - Birmingham O2

    I did all my rock listening in the late 60s/early 70s and after reading the hyperbole soo wanted to like this bunch. But I don't. They simply aren't very good. Style over substance. They must have spent weeks in front of the mirror, trying to get the pose and clothes right but they don't have the spark or energy. The tunes are lack-lustre, the playing less than mediocre. Yes he sounds a bit like Plant but, to me he sounds more like 'Little Eva' - maybe they should consider a cover of 'The Locomotion'. Singer has a few scripted poses but otherwise has the presence of a shop dummy. Before heaping praise on these poorly manufactured imposters folks should watch footage of any of the rock greats from the late 60s early 70s - Led Zep, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath and there is just no comparison - they were even younger than this bunch when they started but they could PLAY - with energy and excitement. That ain't rose tinted glasses, it is having ears and a soul. Seems to me the fuss made about this lot has less to do with what they are like as a band but more about the state of modern rock music and the dearth of talent. 'In the land of the blind, the one eyed man is king'. [/rant] IMO etc, obvs.
  10. A little talc would do it. I use it when playing the rubber bands on the Uke bass which feel very sticky in no time.
  11. Paul S

    FS: Korg Minilogue

    Nothing to do with your sale, I am afraid, but every time I see this I read it as FS: Kylie Minogue.
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    **SOLD** Wal Mk 2, 1988, black

    The condition IS amazing for a 20 year old bass. So the fact that this is 30 years old is even more impressive 1.5kg too heavy otherwise I'd be searching the back of the sofa!
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    Rare Basses

    The most unusual bass I own now is a recently acquired Yamaha BX-5. Unusual enough in black as a 4 string, let alone a white 5 string. Not my bass but it looks exactly like this: Edit - so there must be at least one other!! 😄
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    Bought some cables from John. Couldn't have been easier - good comms, immediate dispatch, well packaged. Deal with confidence!
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    5's and 4's

    I swapped to 5 from 4 a coupe of years ago. I am used to it now and, with no plans to mess my head up by swapping around, will stick to 5. Having said that, I recently acquired a Dean Pace 5 to see if a 5 string EUB worked for me. And in all honesty I prefer playing the 4 string Stagg I already have - the longer scale length, string spacing and curved fingerboard radius just seem easier for me to play upright. Maybe it is more a factor of how different the Dean Pace is rather than the extra string, but I reckon the Stagg's 4 strings will cater for all my EUB needs.