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  1. 1 hour ago, lee650 said:

    I'm very intrigued as to what the extra knob does! piezo volume?

    Front to back .

    1st - master volume

    2nd - piezo PU/magnet PU blend

    Then - Treble , Mid , Bass , as per normal .

    So the extra knob (which could be the bloke playing it) , is a pan , rather than a second volume .

  2. This would be perfect in a 4U rack with my big ‘ol Crest CA9, banging it out at a gig. But come up when I’m pretty much spent out this last year. Unaware if anyone uses these as a live pre- maybe a few over the pond?

    Haven’t got the funds at the moment, so a pointless reply from me really- he he. 

    But a GLWTS, for one of the all time killer pre amps.

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  3. 1 hour ago, pburrows said:

    I did but I’m selling it on. It’s very good but doesn’t have enough grunt for me personally. I’ve used it for monitoring on a couple of live stream shows and it performed well but I want to get something that hits a bit harder for a tour that is booked for the autumn. So gonna list the QSC

    Crest CA9 does grunt in spades .

    I bought one a few years ago . Used to be in charge of band's PA over the years , so had lots of brands - from big 'ol iron heavyweight jobbies , to various switch mode ones .

    I bought it on a whim , really expecting all the hype was rubbish , scratch the itch , and move it on .

    It's a beast . Never a better time to buy a heavy power amp that really does the business , if you don't mind the weight - good bargains to be had .

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  4. I might be wrong , but I think Marillion ask people to send them say £15 or the like , this pays to record the album , then they post it out to the person . I think that model , makes them a half decent living .

    Also , I know nothing about streaming , as not interested at all in it ; but has anyone actually refused to have their songs on Spotify or the like? Thus maybe forcing people to actually buy something?

  5. These are far better than the Ampeg ones , that they copied .

    Main thing being that you still get the lovely sound on the 'thru' , rather then just the clean . If I remembered this correctly .

    If I wasn't skint , I'd be all over this , as they hardly ever come up for sale .

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  6. I much prefer the looks of the Passions like that , to the Arpeges overall.

    I'm spent out for a while , but whenever one came up for sale , always every time coincided with me just buying something else .

  7. 4 hours ago, Paul Smith100 said:

    Thanks for the comments about my father Steve Smith..... dad loved making guitars and basses, I have a few of them myself. Dad passed away May 14th 2015. 

    Your Dad fretted my Musicman that had a Modulus Quantum fretless neck on it - my main bass since around '91/92 .

    The fret work was impeccable, and It's been gigged hard all that time , and only required a single little dress up in 30 years .

    He was the only one I contacted who was up for doing it - this was pre internet , and even Rob Green wasn't interested .

    My memory is sketchy after 30 years (I was around 22 at the time) , but I do remember a massive shed , with stacks of Goodfellow bodies and necks hanging up . He offered to make me one , but I was skint after borrowing the money for the MM/Modulus hybrid .

    He had some great stories about Goodfellow , Peter Green , Graham Gouldman , Heartwood guitars and I think even Nigel Ross Scott - who I think he gave a Heartwood to as a freebie , in lieu of TV exposure playing it .

    I only met him twice , and he was a proper gent .

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  8. I'm not sure if this has been said before - it probably has , on here at some time or other .

    But is the Courier industry , the only industry , where you pay for a service , and then have to take out extra insurance at cost , in case they don't do the job that you've already paid them to do in the first place ?

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  9. Just a note to add on to the pictures .

    I'd sold some gear , and was then saving up a bit more (as and when) , for either a 2nd hand Stingray Special , or an Old Smoothie , that I'd seen up - and was in contact with the seller .

    A Sterling wasn't particularly on my radar , but it was less than the Stingrays I was looking at , and it's got the piezo bridge ; which adds quite a bit sound wise . Added to the fact that Piezo Stingrays are quite rare , and a Sterling one , even more so . It'll be a nice contrast to my graphite necked Stingray .

    So in true BC style - I couldn't help myself . Proper skint now though .

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  10. 1 hour ago, Nail Soup said:

    In folk circles, the chord sequence (maybe an A part and B part) tends to repeat throughout the song without an agreed end, and people join in as they feel like.

    To bring the song to an end the 'leader' of the song sticks his leg out - then at the end of that repetition everyone ends together.

    I used to years ago dep with a blues band as and when , and this leg motion was used all the time . Also arching of the head , for another turnaround to bring it to a finish . Deps , even function band ones are all about looking for cues - and picking up on them fast .

    Chuck Berry used to do the leg thing too I think .

  11. 13 hours ago, knicknack said:

    The KK Baby Basses could be a bet too. Perfect sound for more Latin styles, I'd happily use one for function work. Prices a little cheaper than some of the options here, and a few different models available. 


    Unless I'm being thick , I've not been able to find any prices anywhere on their web page . So no idea what the price ranges are for the KK EUBs

  12. 15 minutes ago, Lozz196 said:

    PMT have 10% off many items on orders over £149. Looks like they may be getting my dosh.

    Some of their Musicman basses are stating 10% off , yet are exactly the same price as last week , without the 'discount' .


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