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bassfunk

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About bassfunk

  • Birthday 22/06/1982
  1. Set List Help Needed

    No need for me to make my suggestions - this covers it all of for me :-)
  2. Help, wireless system + IEM

    Your Wireless IEM and your Wireless Guitar/bass transmitter work independently. You transmit the signal from your guitar to your amp/DI this gets sent to the FOH and the monitor desk (I assume there will be a separate monitor engineer) you (or the engineer) hook your IEM wireless transmitter up to the desk and then that transmits tour IEM reciever and into you IEM. Does this make sense. With regards to the amp there will be plenty of backline rental companies supplying IOW. Maybe see if you can get a contact and ask them if you can use one that is already being supplied. Do you have a sound engineer/manager etc... to help you? If not it might be worth enlisting a sound guy/girl you know from a venue etc... to do some pre-production and create a tech spec, or even take them with you - make sure they're well qualified for this sort of thing. I work with some local bands driving them and doing backline tech etc. It's worth having someone who knows what they're doing so all you have to do is think about the performance. Or call the production contact for IOW and explain things to them, they might offer some support?
  3. Any famous guitarists good at playing bass?

    Ben Kenney - Bass player in Incubus was a Guitarist in The Roots before he joined Incubus. He's pretty good at everything: https://youtu.be/47fzpzNOcw0
  4. Recommendations for small combo

    I use a GK 112 MB II combo. It's a great size and fairly light, I use it for rehearsals, and most of my gigs have full PA so it's now my go to amp. My Barfaced compact doesn't leave the house now as it's overkill for wedding gigs! I also have the extension cab - it's a powered extension cab so you get 400w from the two, I mainly use this to get the amp closer to ear height or if I'm playing Marquee gigs when I need to push more air. Heres a[url="https://www.gak.co.uk/en/gallien-kruger-mb112-bass-combo/60011?gclid=Cj0KEQjwxbDIBRCL99Wls-nLicoBEiQAWroh6sqfNxs5Fk297YfiYVxZeT4qMf4tCBY3m8LBbot4uKoaAgsM8P8HAQ"] link [/url]
  5. Antoni 3/4 double bass ADB 05

    I had an Antoni as my first acoustic bass. I found the neck to be very deep (front to back) which I felt impeded my playing slightly, but it was a decent enough instrument to get me started, I did a couple of recordings and lots of gigs with it after having a decent luthier set it up. But as others have said I found I outgrew it very quickly. I bought an older Musima (probably 70's/80's) for £500 spent another few hundred getting strings and set up, it needs a new bridge too. When its finally done I will have spent close to £1k to get a nice sounding playable bass. It's totally up to you which way you go. I got my money back on the Antoni, and it was fine for the money, but my Musima definitely feels and sounds more like a 'real' bass.
  6. Clover Avenger *SOLD*

    Are you able to post?
  7. Whitney Houston - I Wanna Dance With Somebody. It's got a great synth bass line that would translate to a Metal Guitar riff
  8. Shonky badly made/designed practice combos

    I don't know what size/budget you're looking at but the GK MB combos are great, I have the 12inch version and it's loud enough for most gigs and can be carried in one hand very easily.
  9. Hi Guys A friend of mine has got in touch as he's supplying backline to Cheltenahm Jazz festival. He's been asked for an NS Design NXT and his company don't own one. I though with Basschat being such a friendly place somebody might help him out. Are there any NXT owners on here who would be willing to hire their instrument out to a very reputable hire company? It would be needed from 29th April until 2nd May. They're willing to pay a small fee and the instrument will be very well cared for. message me with contact details and I'll put you in touch with the guy. Thanks Pete
  10. Squire classic vibe?

    I Bought a CV 60's Jazz bass 2nd hand from a Basschatter. I put a set of wizard pickups in it and consequently sold my mex Jazz deluxe. The neck is excellent, the rest of the bass is put together really well. It's a great backup that I'd have not qualms about gigging.
  11. How to find a singer...

    I've found Facebook groups to be the best way to find singers. I've had dep singers in place for a gig within hours. Groups I use: https://www.facebook.com/groups/depsuk/?fref=ts https://www.facebook.com/groups/ukmusiciansforgigs/?fref=ts I also use a couple of geographic specific ones. Here's a Scottish one: https://www.facebook.com/depmusicians.scotland?fref=ts I don't have loads of time to audition people etc. So I tend to specify video needed etc. Last time I was recruiting for a replacement (rather than a dep) I searched the usual Join my band type websites, made a shortlist and contacted people with a rehearsal date. That way I wasn't having to sift through hundreds of applicants to my ad, and only had to get in touch with the people I wanted.
  12. Bass Direct

    I bought my Sandberg from Bass Direct. Mark responded to me pre-visit emails very quickly. We came to an agreement on a Fender Deluxe bass I wanted to PX. I made the 2 hour trip, tried some basses, bought the Sandberg I'd made the trip for. A year later the Sandberg dupplied gig bag had come apart, I emailed Mark to say I thought the gig bag should last a little longer than 12 months, I got a new gig bag in the post the very next day. My experience was a positive one, Mark was efficient and helpful, I would always recommend Bass Direct to other players.
  13. Surprisingly awful gigs

    Went to see Counting Crows at the MEN. I'd seen them a few years back at the Manchester Apollo and really enjoyed it. My brother was visiting so we decided to go. They came on stage and announced they were doing a 'special' acoustic set. Counting Crows acoustic in an Arena! soulless, lost and totally boring.
  14. Artists with no filter

    Dave Grohl
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