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About RockfordStone

  • Birthday 07/03/84
  1. after a new cab... but which one?

    to be honest, the 410 already sits in the garage. my main reasoning is that i am starting to return to the band scene and have discovered that i want to travel more lightweight than I have in the past
  2. after a new cab... but which one?

    I currently have an Ampeg SVT 3 pro and a 410HLF cab to go with it, and whilst it has served me well i don't gig or play all that often, so looking to downsize. Rather than replace everything, i'm considering keeping the head, but replacing the cab with something smaller, perhaps a 2x10 (maybe a 2x12 but not sure i would save much space). I am looking for a good cab to pair with it for not a massive amount of money. Any recommendations?
  3. Set Up Time

    i can do it in about 5-10, breakdown about the same time
  4. [quote name='clivem' timestamp='1509459684' post='3399075'] And just out of interest, how many other people upon being instructed by the dentist, to book another appointment with the receptionist on their way out, walk up to the reception desk, and immediately ask for the receptionists name? Really? [/quote] i went to a meeting the other day and was greeted by a male and female receptionist, i didn't ask either of them for their names... they didn't ask me mine either, i'd like to think there is a receptionists forum somewhere discussing whether i was reduced to something less than my worth, but i'm not going to get hung up about it.
  5. [quote name='Sibob' timestamp='1509458892' post='3399069'] I'd wager that some people, subconsciously or otherwise, would have focused on her looks first as a result of having read the first thing given to them in the title...."stunning girl". It's something that is completely irrelevant to her musical output and so therefore the OP has, probably unwittingly, reduced what she's about. [/quote] but the thing here as to whether the OP was "reducing her", comes down to intent surely? his intention wasn't to put the video up here to start a conversation about her looks, he put it up here to display her ability and composition to a bunch of musicians, the fact she is attractive (or not) has only become relevant because he had an opinion that she was. have we really got to a point where we can't voice our own opinion for fear of offending someone who is never likely to even read this post? the guy is copping flack for bringing us this girl's music, and i think that is unfair. ok, maybe i escalated it. my point is, that if no one had mentioned the way he had titled it, we wouldn't be talking about it, we would be discussing the music. yes people may have thought wow she's pretty whilst watching it, but that doesn't mean they see her as an object.
  6. [quote name='lojo' timestamp='1509456578' post='3399039'] What first attracted me to my wife was her looks , is that bad ? 20 years on she's my best friend and I love her as a person None of us can judge the OPs comment unless they know him and his underlying character. [/quote] i don't doubt that the OP was doing anything other than complimenting a woman on her skills and looks, apparently its the ordering of his words that make him a sexist pig. id wager peoples focus wasn't on her looks until the first "OMG THATS SEXIST!!" comment was made, now we have had 4 pages about it. a lot of you are acting as if he put the video up and shouted "look at this woman playing a bass, woman are only good for cooking and child rearing", and its quite unfair
  7. Nobody notices the bass player....

    i used to go play in the crowd, they had to notice me then
  8. [size=4][font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]sexism - prejudice, stereotyping, or discrimination, typically against women, on the basis of sex.[/font] [font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]Misogyny is the hatred of, contempt for, or prejudice against women or girls[/font] [font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]i don't see how the guy posting a video of a skilled female player and complimenting her appearance is any of the above.[/font] [font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]lets also be honest, if a video of tom hardy playing guitar was posted amongst a mostly female audience base, do you think they would instantly compliment his guitar playing? would they f***[/font] [font=arial, helvetica, sans-serif]OP, you haven't done anything wrong, we live in a world were people are so quick to find offence in everything on other peoples behalf you are not allowed to have an opinion.[/font] [font=arial, helvetica, sans-serif]for what its worth, i like it, and i don't usually like seeing basses played like this.[/font][/size]
  9. How many BassChatters have never ever gigged?

    [quote name='elephantgrey' timestamp='1476028910' post='3150571'] I haven't gigged for 6-7 years now, since the band i was in then imploded. Just havnt really found another band since then. I've jammed with a few people but nothing's really kicked off, so i'm mostly a bedroom worrior now. [/quote] this is where i am, only mine is only a 3 year break thus far. that said, i don't even play at home anymore. my only reason for playing is to gig, so if i'm not doing it then i don't bother playing.
  10. Bass Player Wanted, No gigs

    [quote name='FinnDave' timestamp='1507668061' post='3387183'] Interesting, as I am the complete opposite. I feel that rehearsing is a necessary evil in order to gig. For me, all the joy of playing is performing in front of an audience. My current band haven't rehearsed for months, we just gig, and if we want to try a new song, circulate it amongst ourselves then refine it over a few gigs. [/quote] i agree, i hate practicing. i only join bands that want to gig. don't see the point otherwise.
  11. Your first ever gig

    Location/Venue: Norwich, cant remember the venue name, but it was like a loading bay painted black with a small stage. Your age: 24 Your bass: Ibanez EDB 600 Your amp: Behringer BXH450 (which i still have) and Harley Benton 4x10 The set list (some of it): a set list of pop punk originals Anything else that might be funny/interesting/embarrassing: I had been in the band for a week, we were called This Is My Honesty and we had a pretty decent following around Cambridge. we eventually imploded because we had an argument about how the band should progress.
  12. For Those Who Love To Gig

    [quote name='Happy Jack' timestamp='1506696478' post='3380513'] Pah! That's nothing! I've played to zero people. Literally. There were no punters at all, so both the bar staff went outside for a fag. There was no one at all in the entire pub except the band. We just kept playing ... [/quote] i've had that, it becomes a stage set up practice session then can be annoying if its 2 and a half hours drive away tho....
  13. For Those Who Love To Gig

    [quote name='blue' timestamp='1506639912' post='3380175'] Actually my thread title should have read "For Those Who Like To Gig A lot" I really think, based on BC data we're the minority. It's a hobby for most, most have full time traditional jobs and families. Some are just indifferent to gigging. [/quote] i have a full time traditional job, but would gig every night if i could. having other things doesn't always mean we become indifferent to gigging. i crave the stage, but i haven't played live for 3 years because i haven't found a band i considered to be anywhere near a gigging band (and in all cases i turned out to be correct).
  14. Ideas for strap locks

    i used to use strap locks, now its all about grolsch bottle washers, much cheaper and do the job really well
  15. Most overrated bands

    [quote name='PaulWarning' timestamp='1505378903' post='3371400'] that's because they've not had chance to go past their sell by date, who knows how Buddy Holly, Hendrix etc, would have turned out if they'd lived. Here's another one I just don't get Tom Jones [/quote] exactly, imagine if kurt cobain had lived, nirvana would be turning out middle of the road durge like bon jovi do every couple of years