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  1. Not for bass, but I've used https://www.larkmusic.com/ for the last 10 years or so. Haven't had to make a claim yet, but their price/cover has been great.
  2. I'd signed up for stock alerts waiting for this for a while, but ended up getting one elsewhere while waiting. In case anyone's been after this pedal, they've got 3 in stock the the time of posting this: https://www.guitarguitar.co.uk/product/200916362124025--boss-oc-5-octave
  3. Definitely goes both ways... Many many years ago I played in an alternative/indie/goth band. I was mocked for my Fender MIM for being a dad rock bass (it sounded fastastic). They loved the look of my awful £40 2nd hand Dean Edge bass in black though...there was nothing good about that bass.
  4. Tiffany - I think we're alone now. As a kid I'd always thought the lyrics were "I think we're in gnome town" (I read a lot of fantasy/adventure books as a kid).
  5. I can't comment on bass grades/exams, but did this for classical guitar some years ago (I think I jumped in and did an ABRSM grade 5 exam in my late 20s / early 30s). It was...ok? I remember the whole thing being very classically focused (which was fine for classical guitar, but might not be your thing if you're more into jazz for example). It also took quite a bit of prep work, a lot of which I felt was more geared towards passing the exam, than actually making me a better all round player. E.g. we focused a lot on keys/scales that were going to be in the exam, ignoring others temporarily. If I had the choice again, I probably wouldn't bother, but I would find a teacher that was more focused on music theory (and tell them to force me to learn it ).
  6. That's true, I've seen some lefty electric uprights around the place. It's the never looking back I'd be scared of, it's hard enough improving on electric bass guitar without another distraction
  7. Good to know there are affordable options out there! It's still a pretty big investment for me (more in terms of space in the house, and figuring out a place to play without driving the neighbours crazy with poor intonation...). If I was a righty, I'd probably try and find a local teacher whose instrument I could try out a bit, then rent one for a while to see how that went.
  8. Thank you for this post - as a lefty that occasionally gets the urge to try DB (and then gets frustrated at being a lefty with no instruments to try out...), hearing about what a pain it is somehow makes me feel a little better
  9. I remember Scott saying that he used the gloves as a workaround for focal dystonia, he talks about it a bit here: https://scottsbasslessons.com/blog/the-gloves. As to whether they help for other things, I have no idea
  10. Thanks, that makes a ton of sense now. So sounds like something you'd use any time you're not using an actual physical amp - direct into house PA, headphone practice at home, recording direct etc. The IR thing is a lot clearer too - rather than being just a set of EQ applied uniformly, sounds like something more dynamic that responds to input.
  11. I've never really tried any seriously (I've quickly tried some software ones, and they just made everything sound wooly/muffled), and confused about what they're for or how they work. If you've got a 1x8 speaker and run a 4x10 cab sim into it, it can't possibly sound like a real 4x10 - so what am I missing? Are they just something you'd maybe use for recording direct rather than for live sound? Or are they more like some EQ presets which are applied to get familiar sounds conveniently?
  12. Yeah, not too bad at all really. Bit spoilt for choice at the moment - every time I think I've found a nice preamp/DI (was leaning towards the Trickfish Trilobite), then another one comes along (or will in September at least...).
  13. Looks like Andertons have it on pre-order for £350: https://www.andertons.co.uk/brands/two-notes/two-notes-revolt-bass-analog-amp-sim-pedal But still not cheap
  14. I'll be playing (just casually at their home) with a couple of friends that live about an hour from me, 30 minute walk plus 30 minutes train. Looking for a small super portable combo I can walk with without collapsing or pulling my arms off. The Phil Jones double four gets great reviews, so wondering if any of you can comment on whether it's light and ergonomic enough to carry on foot for a while? Otherwise any other suggestions for a small combo that'll fill the slot? Will be playing with guitar and keys, so nothing too loud/powerful needed.
  15. I've seen a few basses which look like they've got fixed bridges (like acoustic guitars), e.g. Kristall bass: (https://www.facebook.com/kristallbass/posts/4498173800305313), acoustic basses, etc. I'm wondering how intonation is set/tweaked on those? Is it adjusted elsewhere somehow? Or you just have to live with it being a bit out without replacing the bridge?
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