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  1. For no good reason

    Oooh, that's nice!
  2. GAS For an Ibanez BTB

    I had BTB405 for a while. It was a beast of a bass but so comfortable to play. It's a shame* the BTBs are all natural finishes these days. *by 'shame' I mean 'fantastic' as i have no GAS for a new BTB...
  3. Ashdown job hunting

    Maybe copy reading is also a requirement and this is the first test
  4. Commission Sales - 15%

    I reckon I could have got a little bit more out of them. But I got back what I paid for it, so was happy.
  5. Thomann - delivery times

    The 4 or 5 orders I've had from Thomann have been delivered in 3-4 days. The orders have ranged from knobs and a switch to a 5 string bass
  6. Music shop fails

    Years ago I ordered a radio for the kitchen from amazon. Came home from work to a card from Yodel saying the item was left in the recycling bin. I looked, bin was totally empty. It being bin day an all. Emailed amazon, they sent a replacement that arrived the next day. Two days later the neighbour knocks on my door. ”hiya, sorry about the delay, I’ve been away with work, but I took this off a delivery driver just as he was putting it in the recycling bin. He said he’d leave a card explains where it is” So the neighbour and I had matching radios in our kitchen from then.
  7. Frustrating

    I played with the same drummer in two different bands. In the rock orientated band he was fine and played what was needed, in time and at the right tempo. In the more punk band he was a bit of a nightmare. Songs that started with guitar or bass would jump 20-30 bpm when the drums kicked in. He'd overplay and the fills would throw the time/tempo even more out. Song dynamics went out the window too...
  8. It’s not that I didn’t like it. Just not the sort of tone I’d have gone for in that band. I’d have had a little less sparkle to it. Not much less though
  9. Here's a ropy shot of the amp settings. Listening to that video reminds me of Greg Christian's awful bass tone on Testament's Practice What You Preach, except it's slightly better than his was...
  10. Some kind of Ibanez SR, and I'll guess at stock p/ups a red one of these: http://www.bassdirect.co.uk/bass_guitar_specialists/Ibanez_SR_700.html
  11. Katie Lloyd from The Lottery Winners is a great player.
  12. Resurrecting a 60's Guyatone amp

    Progress on this has slowed down a little. Replaced the output valves and bases yesterday. List of issues remains largely unchanged: 1) rumbly/rustly noise once the amp has been on for 20-30 minutes 2) bass tone control is very subtle. 3) deciding what transformer to use for reverb driver.
  13. Bizarre but true musical collaborations?

    Edgar Winter played keyboards on a couple of early David Lee Roth recordings...
  14. I meant the Steve Harris P specifically.
  15. Bizarre but true musical collaborations?

    IIRC the Scott Walker/Sunn O))) colab was meant to be some the Monoliths and Dimensions album. But ended up doing a whole, different, album. I still can't decide if I like Soused or not. I definitely need to be in the right mood for it.