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  1. I get yer @stewblack it just hasn't happened to me
  2. I can't remember having any failure catastrophic enough to not do the gig and get paid. But I'm sure some have. I suppose its your attitude to risk. I don't take a spare bass to be honest.
  3. Spare mixer seems like overkill people
  4. In all honesty it isn't a problem with the rest of the band. We're pretty much a well oiled machine it's just taking the wrong bag in the first place that did for me 😂.
  5. Anyone who's ever been in a working band knows the band lead bag/box. It's a thing of utmost importance but over the years it collects a few casualties and weirdos along the way. It contains the living, the dead, the injured and the "just in case". Over a year ago I decided to sort the band lead bag out. I disposed of the dead, straightened the injured and nursed them back to health, carefully calculated the various lengths required and purposes, wrapped them neatly and filled the pockets with spares, fuses, connectors, a torch, generic spare strap etc etc. It was a thing of beauty. Then I filled another bag with the walking wounded, weirdo's and stuff that was worth keeping just in case. Guess which fookin bag I picked up and took to our first gig back after the apocalypse 😔 ?
  6. Anyone need some Trace Elliot graphic slider knobs/tops/thingys ? The white things that go on the slider if you know what I mean.

    Having a clear out and found 9 both old an new.

    PM me if they're any use to anyone and I'll get them in the post. 


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  7. Ta boys, so not worth paying the extra for the Gator ?
  8. I get enough protection from my Ritter gig bags but they're nearing the end of their useful life so looking at the rectangular rigid foamy kinda things, I do carry quite a bt in the case ie, wireless system, leads, strings etc as I want to just pick the bass up in its bag/case and walk out the door. Looking at these if anyone has used either of them https://www.thomann.de/gb/gator_foam_case_bass.htm https://www.gear4music.com/Guitar-and-Bass/Rectangular-Foam-Bass-Guitar-Case-by-Gear4music/2E5N?origin=product-ads&campaign=PLA+Shop+-+GENERIC&adgroup=GENERIC&medium=vertical_search&network=google&merchant_id=1279443&product_id=111659d1&product_country=GB&product_partition_id=85003491199&gclid=Cj0KCQjw9ZzzBRCKARIsANwXaeLS0coFMagZJmC_zUJvgf7Hr0JN--oi2fQla0ZzdTHH0wMmHQV_hZUaAi4gEALw_wcB Wondering if the accessory bits inside either side of the neck are ok or does stuff move about cos' the lid isn't solid ? Ta Les
  9. I suppose you do what you need to do on your musical journey.
  10. Was actually joking with my rider comment above but I've found in general the more you're being paid the better you're treated.
  11. Just put the food and drink requirements for the band in your rider then it's sorted before hand
  12. Yea could do I suppose but already running 3 bands with separate calendars so that’s yet another one to do. Not sure I can do what I want thinking about it. Thanks all.
  13. Works great but I want to send date sheets out to the bands agents on a regular basis and I can't seem to figure out how to. All it needs is to indicate is a date that's not available, ideally highlighting weekends, they don't need any other info ie where we booked or anything just a clear indication that the date is unavailable. Any one any ideas ? Also using a different online calendar is out of the question as I'd prefer to staple my scrotum to the table, sell my basses and retire rather than go through teaching band members who can't be trusted to sit the correct way on the toilet how to use another system. ta Les
  14. A regular “fan” if you will bought them as a joke cos’ somebody’s always looking for the band readers but we did catch the guitarist using the magnifying glass once. karen found it and thought it was hilarious.
  15. Those of us of a certain vintage will relate. Our drummers only 45 and can see without readers so she likes to take the micky.
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