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  1. Hi Guys I have a lovely Claude Marchand French bow I got from Thomas Martin…. It’s getting some TLC and re-haired at a trusted luthier’s…. I have been diagnosed with ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and finding it almost impossible to hold my French bow for more than 5 minutes…. It is what it is…. I’m getting treatment etc. But it’s gonna be a long process. I was wondering if anyone would be up for a swap for a German bow of similar quality? Or if this the wrong forum point me in the right direction. Many many thanks Laurence
  2. This bass look fabulous and for the money is tremendous value…. If I was in the market for a new bass this would be top of the list
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  4. I can attest to Olinto P basses being the bomb…. Mine is fabulous and Scott loves his…..
  5. Bugger would have been ideal for a recording project I’m busy working on Great you sold it though
  6. Is the Alpha Omicron still available?
  7. Agreed as long as you get your right hand technique together you can pretty much get the same sound but more plumier and fatter it can be less defined than a longer scale bass but within the group context but with the right EQ etc. It sounds fine. I’ve been using short scale DR Sunbeams 45 - 125 they sound good but a little to stiff more me.... I have some short scale Dunlop Super Bright in Nickel on order, these are more flexible and airey and have that really pleasant splank ring to them.....
  8. So apologies in advance I wasn’t intentionally trying to promote another builders instruments and take away from the Sterling work done by Andy your bass looks beautiful, and for complete transparency I did work for Overwater Basses for 18 years... My point was I to see how many people on here play short scale 5 strings and to gauge what the feeling So I got in 30” scale instruments for health reasons firstly and secondly because I’ve been studying with Evan Marien for the last 18 months and he’s introduced me t a 30” scale 5 string instrument.... Though my guitar friend has been on at me for years to go down the short scale route. Obviously I’m interested in jazz & fusion improvisation.... Evan’s solo voice is something I really identify with and so I started taking lessons.... Because of health issues and having relatively small hands I’ve found the 30” a god send... There elements to playing a 30” B string which are very different especially with your right hand and you certainly have to adjust to the closer together notes placement on the fretboard but I love it. I also have another 30.5” 5 string made from different materials etc. Anyone else have experience with a 30” scale 5 string
  9. Hi Alan hope you are well sorry it’s been so long since we’ve had a chat (it’s Laurence from Carlisle) I was just showing a 30” scale 5 string with a low B to demonstrate it can be done and that it actually works, I also have a Serek 5 string 30” scale that is great as well. Simone (Martyn) like you developed the Blaze RAS signature bass shape along side bass virtuoso Robson Albuquerque, which he’s been doing for a quite a few years... Cheers Laurence
  10. Not sure Alan makes a few different shapes.... Martyn’s are made from indigenous Brazilian woods I’ve never heard of but sound amazing
  11. I have this 30” scale 5 string on order from S.Martyn Basses it’s a Blaze RAS
  12. I’ve met Sean a few times and watched him record tracks in Sunset Sound in Los Angeles, he used his 60’s B15 the cab was miked in an isolated room can’t remember what the DI was but it wasn’t a Noble but this was back in 2014 - 2015.... Sounded amazing
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