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    Your first tune.

    Ballad of the Beacon by Wishbone Ash ... followed by The Trees by Rush. Can't really remember them after all this time ...
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    Bass setup in Edinburgh

    'Twas a bit surreal - I managed to keep calm (my son was only five at the time and I didn't want to totally lose it in front of him) - I took the bass to Guitar Guitar to get it checked out straight away (I walked there to calm down - only 25 mins from me) and Bob assured me that it could all be easily sorted. Was much calmer when I got home!
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    Bass setup in Edinburgh

    I used Bob Mould at Guitar Guitar in Corstorphine several years ago and he did a great job. At the time I was travelling a lot with work (and not playing ... sadly still don't have time to play much) and found that my bass had been stored in the garden shed ... it was a bit slimy, smelled damp and clattered a bit ... Bob sorted it all out for me!
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    Best Female Bassists - Top 25

    I'm not so sure. Many years ago, a female friend who was sick of queuing for the ladies toilets at T in the Park, bought a pack of devices to enable her to pee standing up (they look a bit like a kazoo). She said it took a wee bit of practice in the shower, but she mastered it. She used the device at the gents peeing trough the following year ... it freaked a few of the guys out! My wife has also used these when we've been travelling - she says they are much better than squatting in some of the dodgy toilets you find in some places ...
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    London Bass Guitar Show 2019

    I'd happily travel down to attend both shows ... it will be my son's birthday on the Sunday (he's learning guitar ... and becoming a bit of a guitar geek) ... gives me the perfect reason for going 🙂
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    Van der Graaf Generator

    VDGG are superb live ... particularly in their current trio format ... I was blown away by Childlike Faith in Childhood's End when I saw them earlier this year. I must admit to being impressed by Hugh Banton's bass lines ... especially because, live, he plays them with his feet while he's playing keyboards. I have enough trouble with just my two hands as it is ...
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    Non anglo-american musicians.

    Some French prog (aka "Frogrock") from Minimum VItal ... [url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=GB&v=TATcvCnzkfk"]http://www.youtube.c...B&v=TATcvCnzkfk[/url]
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    Underrated Bass players

    [quote name='clarkpegasus4001' timestamp='1317315063' post='1389423'] +2.....MT is a friend of mine. He borrowed my bass for his album Argus Through The looking Glass - Martin Turner's Wishbone Ash. [/quote] I'm hardly jealous at all I saw MTWA in Glasgow a couple of years ago ... they were fantastic. MT's bass is as much a part of the classic Wishbone Ash sound as the twin guitars.
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    Underrated Bass players

    [quote name='Vinny' timestamp='1317256156' post='1388822'] In no particular order... Martin Turner[/quote] +1 ... Wishbone Ash went down the pan after they kicked MT out ...
  10. [quote name='Marcus' post='216406' date='Jun 10 2008, 08:16 PM']Wish i'd logged on earlier...... would have had this one away !!![/quote] +1 !!
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    How did you discover Basschat

    For me it was a Google search back in 2005 when I was looking to take up bass again after a 20 year hiatus. I came across Bassworld, registered and bought my Cort A4. Then my son was born early, I've had to work away from home most weeks and I've hardly had a chance to play the bloody thing Not playing much doesn't stop the GAS though ...
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    Best Bass Players of the 70's

    In no particular order: Geddy Lee Chris Squire JJ Burnell Phil Lynott Martin Turner (Wishbone Ash) I also have a soft spot for Ian Anderson's idiosyncratic bass playing on Stormwatch!
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    NEW Steel Leather from EHX

    Now that this has been available for a couple of weeks, does anyone know what this actually does yet?
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    Explosions in the Sky

    I was going to go to see EITS in Glasgow last Sunday but had to stay at home and play nursemaid because my wife and son both had the flu