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About Rich

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    All the right notes, but not necessarily in the right order
  • Birthday 09/04/1965
  1. Joined a ska band :hi:

    1. discreet


      Nice work! Audio when possible! :)

    2. SpondonBassed


      Cool.  You know you are only allowed the two tones for that don't you.

  2. How the hell do you play with a pick?

    I had this problem too. I've taken to using Herco thumbpicks and they've proved to be the ideal solution. One of the things I really like about them is that I can swap between pick and fingerstyle on the fly mid-song.
  3. Rich and Stevie,

    Thank you so much for posting the files. I'm re-booting my bass playing after a nearly 10 year hiatus and found Major's Boot Camp to be an invaluable resource. I was downloading the files only as I used them and was dismayed to find them gone yesterday when I logged on to download the next set of lessons.  

    Thanks again - Dave


    Fantastic I've got the text, but not the scores or mp3s. Could you add them to this thread plz?
  5. Unfortunately, the links to Major-Minor's fabulous Boot Camp series of tutorials were lost as part of the site migration. Thankfully I had saved them offline onto my PC for future reference; unfortunately (and I hadn't realised until I checked earlier) I only saved Sessions 1 to 26e. Thankfully, Stevie had saved Sessions 27 to 36, which means we've got the complete set! The Major's Bass Boot Camp text for Sessions 1 to 14e.pdf The Major's Bass Boot Camp text for Sessions 15 to 17e.pdf The Major's Bass Boot Camp text for Sessions 18a to 21e.pdf The Major's Bass Boot Camp text for Sessions 22a to 26e.pdf The Major's Bass Boot Camp scores for Sessions 1 to 14e.pdf The Major's Bass Boot Camp scores for Sessions 15 to 17e.pdf The Major's Bass Boot Camp scores for Sessions 18a to 21e.pdf The Major's Bass Boot Camp scores for Sessions 22a to 26e.pdf The Major's Bass Boot Camp text for Sessions 27a to 36.pdf
  6. Hello Rich,

    The links to Major's Bass Boot Camp index, that you posted in Jan 2010 are broken, as are the links to the downloads on Major's lessons page. They were working about a month ago. Do you know if the content moved or if the links can be restored?



    1. Rich


      Hi Dave (and anyone else reading this),

      It was all to do with the migration apparently. Luckily I'd saved most of it offline, so I've resurrected what I can. See the new sticky topic at the top of the Theory section.

      And if anyone has saved the scores and soundclips for Sessions 27 to 36, please shout!

  7. 2018 What Are Your Plans?

    The rate at which my fingers are succumbing to the arthritis, I'll settle for still being able to play this time next year.
  8. Things you'll never have GAS for again

    Ditto heavy cabs. My days of 50kg 4x10s are well over. My old SWR Triad sounded beautiful, but remembering its planet-like weight is enough to dispel any thoughts of having another one for any reason whatsoever.
  9. I lose most of my money through magic. I get paid one day, and when I look at my bank balance 48 hours later, hey presto! it's all buggered off.
  10. Best NYE Band?

    Make that x 1001
  11. Nile Rogers

    Me too. Fantastic stuff.
  12. Real Fenders you regret not buying.

    Saw a Noel Redding signature Jazz on fleabay some years ago; I put in a bid, lost out for a very small amount, it went for a song. Why the hell didn't I put in a bigger bid?
  13. I usually take my stand out to gigs. More often than not it's hidden off to one side and just holds set list, picks, towel etc. If I'm depping then it carries my notes & chord charts. One of these, I like it a lot. Tremendous VFM. : https://m.thomann.de/gb/thomann_orchesterpult.htm?o=0&search=1514722872
  14. I usually describe it as "a mixture of soul, Motown, pop, and stupidity".
  15. The Big Fat South-West Bass Bash 2018!! 08/04/2018

    PM me the payment details Mike