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  1. Bass sold (elsewhere) and no longer available for sale. sorry.
  2. Dave_bass5 borrowed it a few times, here he is playing and almost fell asleep in a trance of pleasure with his eyes closed fully enjoying the experience. [URL=http://s144.photobucket.com/user/xt660/media/5D3_7800_zps55rv6von.jpg.html][IMG]http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r200/xt660/5D3_7800_zps55rv6von.jpg[/IMG][/URL]
  3. [quote name='Bassman Sam' timestamp='1467400583' post='3083514'] I wish this was lighter, I'm having GAS attacks again. [/quote] Goodness sake's Alan it's only one ounce over 9lbs or 4 kg, that's 4 bags of sugar mate! do this test, put 4 bags of sugar in a carrier bag and pass your strap though the handles and over your shoulder now tell me how easy is to stand for 1 and half hour on a gig with that weight on your shoulders. Seriously! tsk tsk
  4. [url=https://flic.kr/p/sqWrap][/url][url=https://flic.kr/p/sqWrap]Ibanez 1[/url] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/fcamardo_night_time_photography/]Francesco Camardo[/url], on Flickr
  5. [color=#000000][size=5]For sale I have a gorgeous 1984 Ibanez Roadstar II Series Bass model RB650 - BY (Burgundy)[/size][/color] [color=#000000][size=5]This 32 years old instrument is the living proof that the more they age the better they get, once the wood sap is all dried out the instrument becomes extremely resonant and responsive to touch like a marimba, [/size][/color] [color=#000000][size=5]Everything about this bass is original, from the heart shaped tuning pegs, to the bridge, the volume and tone knobs as well as all the original potentiometers and wiring loom.[/size][/color] [color=#000000][size=5]The control cavity under the scratch plate is screened with copper wire, for a complete quite operation and no hum or buzz.[/size][/color] [color=#000000][size=5]There is a very good website that allows you to enter the serial number of the guitar and it tells you when it was built and in which factory, see the restuls below, but this is the link: [/size][/color] [color=#000000][size=5][b][u][url="http://www.guitardaterproject.org/ibanez.aspx"]http://www.guitardat...org/ibanez.aspx[/url][/u][/b][/size][/color] [color=#000000][size=4][color=#19A4D9]Guitar Info[/color][/size][/color] [color=#000000][size=4][font=Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]Your guitar was made at the Terada Plant, Japan 1984 Production Number: 4111 [/font][/size] [b] [size=4]The Terada Musical Instrument Co., Ltd.[/size][/b] [font=Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][size=4]The Terada Musical Instrument Co., Ltd. was established in 1912, at the beginning Terada was making Violins for Toy purposes, after World War II, around 1955 Terada started to make in earnest ‘Strings Instruments’. In the 1970’s they had three plants near Nagoya area and produced more than 10,000 guitars per month for Domestic market and also for Overseas market, but now 1/8 that amount today. The Terada factory is now building hollow and semi-hollow body guitars for Epiphone as well as their own 'Thumb' brand guitars. At one point made Tobias bases prior to Tobias being sold to Gibson.[/size][/font] [font=Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][size=4][b]Specs: [/b][/size][/font] [size=4][font=Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]Color Burgundy[/font][/size] [size=4][font=Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]Body- Basswood & Birch[/font][/size] [size=4][font=Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]Number of Frets: 21[/font][/size] [size=4][font=Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]Fretboard: Maple[/font][/size] [size=4][font=Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]Neck Material: Maple[/font][/size] [size=4][font=Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]Nut Width: 1.6" (40 mm)[/font][/size] [size=4][font=Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]Scale Length: 34" (86.36 cm)[/font][/size] [size=4][font=Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]Neck Plate: Standard 4 Bolt[/font][/size] [size=4][font=Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]Pickups: 1 x Super P4 + 1 x Super J4[/font][/size] [size=4][font=Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]Weight: 9.19 lbs / 4.17Kgs[/font][/size] [font=Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][size=4]--------------------------------------------------------[/size][/font] [font=Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][size=4][b]Conditions[/b]:[/size][/font] [font=Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][size=4]As you can see from the many pics I have included the bass has been very well preserved for an instrument which is 32 years old. In facts there are no buckle rashes, no major digs in the paint work, just minor digs and crackles that only add mojo to the instrument, I have taken as many pics of the paintwork as I could, to show the condition but if you need more, please ask.[/size][/font] [font=Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][size=4]The machine heads / tuning peg work perfectly, as does the bridge. Also the truss rod works perfectly well and the bass has been setup professionally to have the lowest action with no buzz across the whole neck.[/size][/font] [font=Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][size=4]Pics are available on this link, if you need more pics let me know[/size][/font] [font=Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][size=4]Bass available for free collection in SE London or shipped at buyer's cost.[/size][/font] [font=Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][size=5][url="https://www.flickr.com/photos/fcamardo_night_time_photography/albums/72157652255876456"]https://www.flickr.c...157652255876456[/url][/size][/font][/color]
  6. I must add, a very good example is Gary Mackay's band, they are very tight, they play cover that everyone else play, yet they don't pretend to be flashy but you know what? He's got a good singer, a tight drummer that does not over play or speed up, and his guitarist is very humble plays all the right things in the right place, without stressing you out with searing solos, and of course Gary himself knows how to carry a tune on his bass, by the time you walk out of the gig you feel like you have really enjoyed yourself, so yeah Gary's band is a very good example of a decent band with a very honest drummer that is on the money all the times. You should check them out. Defunkt is the name they play in Herts.
  7. Long and deep debate here... one that needs a reality check for all the members of any given band. Scenario 1: If you are in an *all star* band where each of you is a bit of a virtuoso at your individual instrument, in a way where you can talk to the talk and walk it too. In this type of band the world's your oyster if you are all good enough to compose / produce, play tasty solo's and play your own tunes in a way that an unsuspecting audience will enjoy hear your music despite not having heard it before in other words if your band is so good to have the wow factor, then a good drummer and bassists are the pivotal point and must be good. Or... scenario 2 If you are the average cover band that you play well known tunes (mustang sally etc etc) to the best of your abilities and none of you are virtuoso's, you can get away with an average drummer as long as he keep it simple and on the beat!. In that case simple is better and a badly played solo from the guitarist, bassist or drummer are all out of the question. Any audience will appreciate a band which is very tight, well coordinated, has a very good singer, and no matter how simple or complex the tune every one must fit in with the others. Drummers that speed up are my pet hate, those that do unnecessary fills and keep hitting their crash cymbals, are likely to kill a band as well as copycat guitars solo, unless you are very good at it please do not play the solo of Sultan of Swing note by note as it will not impress anyone except your girlfriend in the audience.
  8. [quote name='gary mac' timestamp='1463398227' post='3050955'] Should have taken me with you again Fran, no bugger talks to me, not even Mark or Marcus [/quote] Yeah Gary next time
  9. [quote name='gary mac' timestamp='1463242110' post='3049894'] Did you open your wallet and unleash the credit card Fran? [/quote] Nah this keep happening to me, every time I go to BD the place is so busy that you can't swing a cat in there and the middle bit of the store is already filled with people trying stuff, in the end you lose the will to live waiting for a bit of peace and quiet. I like that shop but I wish they had a separate test room area. Oh and it didn't help that I was with Dave (Swift) who, bless him, when he starts talking he's got more rabbit than Sainsbury and when people recognize him, they want to talk to him ask him to take selfies (ffsake!!) and chat about his business, etc etc so the punters in the shop never bugger off out of the store and tend to hang around just to be in the presence of DS, while to me he's just a neighbor I happen to know, I can't take him anywhere anymore
  10. Grand Wazoo

    In Memoriam

    http://basschat.co.uk/user/14028-johnbassdoherty/ I am sad to inform you all that I have just heard from a friend that a member of this forum from Donegal in Ireland has passed away last Sunday victim of the big C. John was a member of this forum and also the Dingwall one http://basschat.co.u...ohnbassdoherty/ Sheldon (Dingwall) recently built and shipped a new bass to John but he was too sick and only able to play if for a few days, he received it on the Monday and sadly he died the following Sunday. R. I. P. John Doherty https://www.facebook...y.52493?fref=ts
  11. I'm off to Bass Direct today to try these new cabs and the Magellan 800 head. We'll see what I make of them, personally I am still very happy with my Markbass Little Mark Tube head, but it's always nice to compare and try different new stuff, I have to say I was not overly keen on the Genz Benz amps before but apparently Mark Stickley said these are a completely different thing altogether and share no resemblance with the the Genz Benz previous gear. Let's see how true that is...
  12. New company and new products from the previous owner of Genz Benz. http://www.genzleramplification.com/ aside their amps, the cabs are quite innovative, this one in particular. a 1 x 12" + 4 x 3" neodymium cross over array! http://www.genzleramplification.com/product/BA12-3/BASS-ARRAY12-3.html?cid=17
  13. Just a quick heads up / review of this rather large music store in Epsom, Surrey, I happened to be driving past and stopped to have a proper look as the last time I was here I was in too much a rush, this time I had at least one hour to kill. It's quite a large store, with isles and isles of guitars / basses / amps / 2 dedicated rooms for trying instruments, they've even got a section to the far right with electronic stuff, synths, keyboard and drum kits both acoustics and electronic and a repair workshop. However I was also very impressed with their bass section, which is mainly stocked with Fender & Squier a few Ernie Balls MM, Lakeland, loads of Ibanez, Gibson and Suhr basses. Their prices are in line with internet dealers since they also sell on line as well as the stores in Tin Pan Alley London (Denmark Street) In fact, while talking to to one of their sales person I was told that they won't be beaten on price and if you've seen it cheaper somewhere else and can prove it by showing a web link, they'll match the price. They are a very welcoming store, if you want to try anything just ask a member of staff for them to take it down. There are loads of amps from Fender to Orange, Ashdown, GK, TC Electronic, Ampeg and loads of different cabs options. That black Fender Aerodyne J/P a very lovely player, I've even tried a Custom Shop Jaco Pastorius bass and even though I don't play fretless I loved the sound of that very expensive bass. Funny enough by the end of the day it was an acoustic guitar that caught my eye, something I might get one of these days to keep around as a strummer, it was a lovely [color=#333333][font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][size=4]Gibson SJ-200 Antique Natural Antique Natural (2016) just shy of 3 grand but wow what a guitar...[/size][/font][/color] [color=#333333][font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][size=4]If you are in the area I really recommend you pay them a visit, the first thing I noticed in this shop, it's not one of those stores you walk in and some salesman immediately chases you asking you if you want to try this or that, they let you do as you like and if you need their assistance they'll be happy to help, but the signs on every guitar is clear, do not touch, ask for assistance if you want to try anything which is fair enough[/size][/font][/color] [color=#333333][font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][size=4]Here are a few phone shots.[/size][/font][/color] [url="http://s144.photobucket.com/user/xt660/media/Photo%2009-05-2016%2013%2031%2017_zps3qtdmjkg.jpg.html"][/url] [url="http://s144.photobucket.com/user/xt660/media/Photo%2009-05-2016%2014%2013%2013_zps97kuau6h.jpg.html"][/url] [url="http://s144.photobucket.com/user/xt660/media/Photo%2009-05-2016%2013%2032%2047_zpsk7la9hdk.jpg.html"][/url] [url="http://s144.photobucket.com/user/xt660/media/Photo%2009-05-2016%2014%2015%2059_zpsjcktu2mk.jpg.html"][/url]
  14. Late 80's. This model was upgraded in 1991 with the inclusion of their popular dual compressor on the right hand side of the panel
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