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  1. Rich

    Zoom MS-60B

    You could use the StBsGEQ graphic, leaving all the sliders flat and just boosting the output level, or the mids as you say. Alternatively have you tried any of the amp sim patches? There are dozens of the bugggers. https://zoomcorp.com/media/documents/E_MS-60B_FX-list_v2.pdf
  2. Good morning Mr Dog (or is it Mr SOlitud? or Mr 3? ) Welcome to our humble abode. Pull up a chair, grab yourself a cup/pint/dram/schooner* of summat and enjoy yourself. Don't forget to check out Guitarchat too. https://www.basschat.co.uk/forum/96-guitarchat/ *other beverage measurements are available
  3. My Spine Is The Bassline - Shriekback
  4. He's much louder on the last few albums. Almost up front in places. Ever since he got his Bongo he's been actually audible.
  5. Happiness is a Warm Gun - obscure beat combo
  6. My Shuker is proper fàg-paper stuff, as low as I can get it without choking completely. The Sire V7 fiver is about 2.5mm across the board at the 12th fret. The ska jazz is more like 3-3.5 -- what with the music being that bit more energetic, I tend to get carried away and hit it pretty hard especially with the pick, so it needs to be a bit higher.
  7. +1 for basically everything Ped has said so far I too love the nearly-but-not-quite-brand-new tone I get from Elixirs, and the fact that it takes ages for them to become dull is just perfect for me. They've saved me an absolute fortune over the last few years
  8. I love the look of most natural woods -- apart from buckeye burl, which I hate. Either entirely natural or in a nice trans finish of some sort that shows off the figuring. But my perfect Jazz is either CAR or LPB, matching headstock either way.
  9. Not a P admittedly, but my '80 Wal Pro has a big, deep 'V'-profiled neck. Properly chunky. I should hate it, but I don't. Also not Ps, but from what I understand, Wishbass necks are absolutely enormous due to their lack of truss rods.
  10. What I love about LinkedIn is how it knows me so well. Earlier it suggested that I might want to connect with Grant Shapps.

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    2. TheGreek


      He sent me an email:


      Grant Shapps MP <[email protected]>

      To: mick

      Fri, 8 Oct at 17:25

      Dear Michael,


      I hope you and your loved ones are doing well.


      Given the events on our roads and at the petrol pumps recently, I thought you might appreciate an update on the measures we’re taking to both stop the protesters and alleviate fuel and other distribution strains post-Covid.


      First, the Insulate Britain protests. As you will have seen protesters have been walking onto motorways, gluing themselves to carriageways, and blocking traffic on vital roads. Targets have included the M25, the Port of Dover, and the A1M in Welwyn Hatfield.


      These protests are reckless and disruptive, as well as being counterproductive when it comes to pollution. The UK has the most ambitious plan to decarbonise transport of any major economy, but preventing people from travelling to work, delivering supplies and, in some cases, trying to get to hospital is simply unacceptable.


      As Transport Secretary, I directed National Highways to take out injunctions against these protesters. Now if they attempt to block traffic again, they will be in contempt of court. This can result in up to six months in prison and unlimited fines.


      Next, fuel supply and logistics more widely:


      Countries from the USA to Europe and beyond are suffering a temporary Covid-related lorry driver shortage. With our excellent vaccine programme having released us from lockdown quicker than elsewhere – the UK economy is growing faster than any G7 (major) economy.


      During the lockdowns we were unable to provide HGV licence testing which should have brought 30,000 new truck drivers onto the road. However, since the spring we have been working to get more HGV tests done. And have so far taken more than 24 measures which has hugely expanded capacity.


      Even with this Coronavirus-related shortage of 300 tanker drivers, fuel pumps continued as usual for months. However, once the story was widely reported, demand inevitably grew, resulting in the queues for petrol that we recently saw. It is worth saying that at no point was there an actual shortage of fuel at any of the 6 refineries and 47 storage centres in the UK.


      Which takes me to a wider point…


      Lorry drivers are essential to our economy. They do an incredible job day and night. Yet unfortunately their pay and conditions has been poor for years. Free movement whilst we were in the EU meant that many equally hardworking European drivers were attracted to drive here. A lower cost of living back home meant that lorry driving wages here were suppressed and job retention became a problem. To put numbers on it; 99% of UK lorry drivers are male and the average age is 55. In short, new recruits were not forthcoming because salaries were too low.


      Better remuneration means that nearly a thousand HGV provisional licences are being applied for every day. At this rate we will be able to fix the historic shortage of lorry drivers once and for all and in the short-term the country is grateful to dozens of men and women from the army for stepping in to fill up the gap.


      As ever, if you have any queries about what’s happening, or anything else that’s on your mind, feel free to reply to this email or call my constituency on 01707 262632.


      With warm wishes,



      P.S. You can view the list of 24 measures I’ve taken to resolve the long-term lorry driver shortage by clicking this link.





    3. Rich


      You were lucky to get anything. Liam Werrity Fox only ever responds to praise. I'm still waiting for a reply to 2 emails I sent him concerning Dominic Cummings in May 2020.


    4. Teebs


      P.S. You can view the list of 24 measures I’ve taken to resolve the long-term lorry driver shortage by clicking this link.



      And how many have worked?



  11. Sailing on the Seven Seas - Orchestral Manchego in the Dark
  12. Back to Front - Stiff Little Fingers
  13. This is the best argument I think I have ever seen for the reintroduction of public flogging.
  14. OK, this is the last thing, I promise the kill switch is now a pushbutton, and I've added a Trojan decal to the top bout. Felt like it needed something in that big expanse of white. I really am going to leave it alone now, honest.
  15. Oh it would definitely be local. It is the South West Bassist Bashed, after all...
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