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bigjohn

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  1. Much like buying used instruments, the value is in buying 2 year old phones and getting a decent sim only deal when they come up. I've been using an iPhone 8 plus for about 5 years. It cost me about £300 (so about £5 a month and getting less as time goes by). I've got a sim only deal that gives me free calls and texts with 4GB of data that costs me about £12 a month. The first contract I took out for this phone was less than a tenner a month with 1GB. It's a perfectly good phone. New phones on contracts are expensive.
  2. Yep. Consumables and often slightly different and critical components are definitely so... nobody should be over applying the law of diminishing returns when buying tyres or brake pads for instance. Basses though, over a couple a hundred quid they're luxury items so very much diminishing returns. They're Veblens. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veblen_good
  3. These are great. I have the Scarlett Solo. Being able to play bass and sing and hear it clearly through headphones whilst I play music has been a proper revelation for home practice. Zero latency with the direct monitor. The built preamps are decent too. Dead easy to record with and sounds brill.
  4. That seems like a lot of effort for something that sounds like Nintendo.
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  6. Take the wins where they are First cup of tea in the morning is a massive win
  7. I would imagine that's why. I was once in a band for a relatively short time with some fellas about 10 years younger than me. Was a while ago and 10 years was a lot then Was fun and all, but I did feel a bit like band dad and they almost certainly felt similar the other way around, despite me insisting that they drove me around everywhere because I had other need for a car at the time. Lol. All just fizzled out in the end. Bands with varying ages tend to work better with an array of different ages I feel.
  8. These are great tuners. I have some on one of mine. 28/1 Ratio too so objectively better than stock 20/1 tuners. Plus they feel and look nicer
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  10. I snapped the E on a set of 760FMs on Saturday. I've never snapped an E with these strings before. Only a couple of As Not bad considering I've been using them for 10 years+... But considering I play fingerstyle and that's a 109 string, maybe not. Lol. anyway I digress... Last time I restrung my Jazz I put a set of LTFs on. I like 'em. Am thinking of putting a set on my P. Hopefully the lower tension will mean my brutish hands and tendency to play them hard during gigs won't snap them. Has anyone strung them through body? I can't remember if I used to string through 760FMs before they made specific through body ones.
  11. Great cab though. I used to have one. I swapped it for a Compact that is now my house cab and I use a Big Twin out and about. I missed my Big One too much
  12. I didn't play a P for about the first 20 years of bass playing. I played a Marlin Jazz (that was nothing like a jazz in terms of dimensions) and then an Epiphone Power bass like this one... But with Jazz pickups. Then in about 2010 I bought a Mex P/J and now I play a US Standard P although I do have a couple of other basses knocking around for fun, like a Bass VI and a fretless cowpoke. Once I got hooked on a P, that was it. I can't imagine playing anything else live.
  13. Yeah, I have a B50R. Have had it for donkeys. I really don't need it, but I couldn't bear to sell it I have at times taken the amp out and used it as a pre amp for a big rig. It's great. Used to use a B100R at a studio too, that was nice too. I really need to get around to fixing the light on it.
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  15. I've been looking at these recently... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/203136977806?chn=ps&mkevt=1&mkcid=28
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  17. Super Twin. Super comms. Super packing. Super man.
  18. Clarkson should be fired at the sun. I’d pay for that. It would make great TV
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