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  1. Dropzone

    Bass Stolen Last Night

    Yep, I am hoping they were just going through cars looking for hidden xmas presents in cars. Two cars in the road behind and four vans were done on the same night.
  2. Dropzone

    Bass Stolen Last Night

    Thanks for the kind messages guys.
  3. Dropzone

    Bass Stolen Last Night

    Well, the update is that they ditched the bass locally and I got it back. I guess they must have thought walking down the road at 5am taking a bass (not in a bag / case) for a walk must have looked a bit incriminating like they stole it or something. I am now paranoid they could come back and raid my studio. I have moved most of the guitars into the house but there is still so much gear I am frightened will go walkabout. I need to invest in an alarm.
  4. Dropzone

    Bass Stolen Last Night

    Well, my car sits at the end of a very long drive in the middle of the countryside, so quite lazily I leave it unlocked. I had left a bass in the boot and this morning went to it to find the door open and someone had gone through it. These people were quite brave as the security lights would have gone off. So, if anyone sees a white squire 5 string for sale on the south coast let me know. Not looking for sympathy, as I should have locked it, just reminding everyone to be cautious in these times. Cheers Mike
  5. I see what you mean. I think you are right Sparky one cab, not two. Hmmm my interest has suddenly decrease ;-)
  6. Where are you based, I presume collection only?
  7. Dropzone

    Morbid Angel/I Am Morbid

    I suspect this is a bit of a knee jerk and some of the early songs will creep back into the set over time, as it is what the fans wanted to hear. When Fish left Marillion they didn't play any of his tracks for years and now some have crept in, so fingers crossed.
  8. Dropzone

    Demise of Scuzz TV

    Sad times. Download was UKs largest festival last year so not demise, just an unsustainable business model.
  9. Dropzone

    Unholy Mashup... :)

    Gonna play these as mid set break music at our next gig. Awesomely awesome
  10. Dropzone

    Using backing tracks live

    https://www.karaoke-version.co.uk/ We use this site and is £2 per track and you can amend the mix as many times as you like. Great quality for covers and we do some Dub step stuff that we couldn't reproduce. We don't do it for the full set, but when we smash out a Rammstein track people take notice.
  11. Dropzone

    Does anything sell on basschat?

    I usually search the same item for sale previously on the for sale board and see what it went for. There is an amp I am currently watching that has been significantly reduced from its original price but still more expensive than another listed that didn't sell a couple of years ago, so this is now older tech at a higher price.
  12. I frequently get platitudes greater than my ability, which is good but not exceptional, in a covers band. I put this down to playing for the way the rest of the band members play the song, being the glue between the guitarist and drummer. Understanding the accents in a song (when to play quietly and loudly and filling the percussion lost when not having a second guitar). A little bit of pantomime by throwing a shape at any big drops and rocking out when I am enjoying it. I am painfully aware I am still like a statue when we play any deftones numbers as I just don't like them but the rest of the band do, so I tolerate it. I saw Wayward Sons earlier this year and the bass player didn't stop moving and it inspired me to generally be doing something interesting rather than just looking bored focused .
  13. Dropzone

    The Almighty - Wild and Wonderful

    F sharp with three open strings for the intro on guitar, The F sharp, A, E B bend A, F sharp a little later on ;-)
  14. Dropzone

    How much more bass? None, none more bass

    I was using this rig the other day. Still had to ask the guitarist with a Marshall stack to turn down
  15. Dropzone

    New Old Bassist would Appreciate Advice...

    Between pick and fingers, try both and see which suits your style of playing. You get a different sound from both and if you play a lot you will develop both styles. Treat yourself to playing some simple riffs before diving in at the deep end of Rush and Mr Big. Think more root notes rather than tricky runs. Do what you enjoy and enjoy what you do ;-) Good luck Mike