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  1. [quote name='ped' timestamp='1494264232' post='3294515'] And if you like a red one http://www.milanuncios.com/bajos/bajo-vigier-arpege-ii-de-coleccion-228782878.htm This is definitely a 100% graphite neck version. [/quote] Oooh!
  2. [quote name='Cato' timestamp='1494455464' post='3296231'] Worth doing. The little furry bastards already control the internet. It's clear they're up to something.I often find my cat on the keyboard trying to look innocent. Check your history, [/quote] One of my cats once came & stomped on my laptop keyboard & a picture of a man with a camel appeared. I have no idea where it came from. She also used to be completely obsessed with the Kraftwerk website.
  3. You can get humbucking Jazz pickups, not sure what you mean by "double humbucking" though.
  4. I once received a bass through the post that had been covered (and I use the term very loosely) with a couple of split open brown jiffy bags & then wrapped in brown tape. No case, no gig bag, nothing. That too, incredibly, arrived undamaged.
  5. Ordered in February, received in August of the same year? Are you sure it's a Zon? Lovely bass.
  6. Just keep playing it & what you do with your thumb will just happen naturally. Worst case scenario is that you end up fitting a thumb rest of some kind.
  7. [quote name='Dan Dare' timestamp='1494433400' post='3295968'] "Taking offence" is becoming a popular hobby these days, sadly. [/quote] As is not giving a f*** about whether somebody has good reason to be upset or offended by something it would appear.
  8. You only have to go into any music shop on a Saturday to hear just how many people don't even know when they are out of tune.
  9. [quote name='EliasMooseblaster' timestamp='1494414135' post='3295721'] On the other hand, someone with learning difficulties probably gets enough grief in a school playground as it is, so taking this p!$$ out of them is at best lazy, and at worst quite mean-spirited. [/quote] It doesn't stop when you leave school, it continues all through your life. People who are talking about "First World Problems", "Political Correctness gone mad", "it's just banter" etc. have obviously never had to get through life with a developmental or neurological disorder.
  10. [quote name='Burrito' timestamp='1494360634' post='3295393'] (I often play Kiss' Torpedo Girl at soundcheck which was actually played by Ace Frehley not Gene Simmons). [/quote] Great bass line!
  11. [quote name='Burrito' timestamp='1494349111' post='3295250'] The difference is that Billy is taking ownership of his own condition and I agree that is the best of what Brits do. Laughing at easy targets though isn't (not that I'm suggesting that is what YOU are saying but I think this is where some tend to get it slightly wrong). [/quote] Absolutely this.
  12. [quote name='Jenny_Innie' timestamp='1494347568' post='3295227'] I thought sting started out as a young jazz double bassist, didn't he? [/quote] He actually started playing classical guitar at the age of ten.
  13. [quote name='Conan' timestamp='1494341725' post='3295133'] I'm not sure it's worth arguing... [/quote] It's not, I'm just genuinely puzzled by the purpose of this thread & the criteria being used to decide who is & who isn't "suitable". Maybe I'm just overthinking it...
  14. So Carole Kaye starting out on guitar & moving to bass is OK but Sting doing the same thing isn't?
  15. [quote name='Conan' timestamp='1494325783' post='3294948'] Yeah -and even then, only when you change strings! [/quote] My Zons were the same. I didn't even bother checking them 99% of the time, I just knew they'd be in tune.
  16. [quote name='Dan Dare' timestamp='1494266896' post='3294547'] My bass was in tune when I bought it . That does me. [/quote] When I worked in a music shop in the early 80s the amount of people who were totally incapable of tuning a guitar or bass was astonishing. People would bring their instruments in for us to tune them.
  17. [quote name='stingrayPete1977' timestamp='1494255600' post='3294383'] Steve Lukather played bass on Michael Jackson's beat it. [/quote] And all of the guitar stuff apart from the solo.
  18. [quote name='Jenny_Innie' timestamp='1494267716' post='3294561'] That's the other way 'round though! [/quote] I thought you might say that...
  19. I play mandolin, don't use flats though. The strings are quite long but they wouldn't be long enough to use on a bass. Mandola or bouzouki strings might be a better choice.
  20. [quote name='bassjim' timestamp='1494258940' post='3294445'] But I wonder...if I just left it alone, how far out it might be at the end of a set. [/quote] Unless you hammer the sh*t out of your strings when you play, or the headstock gets bashed or whatever, it'll most probably be in tune. It might show as being a few cents out on a tuner, but to everyones ears it will be fine.
  21. When I was gigging I would check the tuning before we started & that would be it.
  22. Use lighter and/or low tension acoustic strings. I recommend Newtone Heritage strings, been using them for a few years now & they are great.
  23. Jimi Hendrix. Apparently he played a lot of the bass stuff on the "Experience" recordings.
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