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  1. 45-105 or 40-100 ?

     

    I've always played 45-105's but I was thinking of trying 40-100's, is there that much of a distinguishable difference between the two gauges?

    1. gjones

      gjones

      I own 3 Precisions. One has 40-100s fitted and the other two have 45-105's.

       

      There's no change in sound between the basses but the lighter gauge strings are easier to play.

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  2. One of my students has an awesome sounding Jazz bass. I don't actually own a Jazz bass. Now I need a Jazz bass.

     

    If psychologists want to come and study terminal G.A.S, you know where I am... lol 

  3. Somebody in my local classifieds is trying to track down the person he sold a bass to years ago because he regrets it and wants to buy it back. Tragic.

    1. gjones

      gjones

      @alittlebitrobot No, they were both very nice basses which i wanted to keep.

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  4. Somebody in my local classifieds is trying to track down the person he sold a bass to years ago because he regrets it and wants to buy it back. Tragic.

    1. gjones

      gjones

      I've bought a couple of basses via Basschat and had previous owners track me down and ask for me to sell their old bass back to them.

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  5. Still laughing having read “man-made climate change’, now a settled science according to the BBC”

    1. gjones

      gjones

      And I'm not so sure about them, there, dinosaurs, neither.

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  6. 32yrs ago was my debut live show. Time flies! 

    1. gjones

      gjones

      Time flies indeed.

       

      It's 41 years ago, that I played my first live gig, at my school's 'Rock Nite'.

       

      I remember it because it was the day of John Lennon's death.

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  7. Greater love hath no man for a woman ... I have just sat through the first two episodes of the Sex in the City reboot. "And just like that" with Mrs C. This is not bass related but I felt the need to share my pain

  8. Always funny to see a bass you sold back up for sale at twice what you sold it for, and being described as a "bargain" 😂

    1. gjones

      gjones

      It's happened to me too. The guy was a trader, not a player.

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  9. NBD tomorrow....!!! 😁

    1. gjones

      gjones

      OMG he must have got it now!

       

      We must have pictures!

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  10. Saw/heard Dave Bronze at a gig last night. Blooming good isn't he?!

    1. gjones

      gjones

      I saw him playing with Andy Fairweather Low, a few years ago. They were supporting Robert Cray.

       

      He just brought a little Markbass amp on stage with him. No huge 8x10 for Dave.

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  11. That disappointing moment when a name bassist whom you befriended and greatly admired chooses to belittle you on Farcebook when you take issue with their alarmist vaxx-skeptic views.

    Closing that door with a heavy heart.

    1. gjones

      gjones

      I've had to do that with friends who advertise their whacky theories.

       

      They've become a reality free, logic free zone, immune to facts.

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  12. Maybe time to book an appointment with the dentist. The repair he did on my broken tooth (he drilled out the filling and put in a new one, that was it) has failed miserably from day one...and that was about 2 months ago I have a huge hole in my tooth and tooth ache every day, for the last 6 weeks. But I hate dentists...

    1. gjones

      gjones

      I had a friend who went on tour with a singer who had a fear of dentists. He got severe toothache halfway through the tour and because he couldn't bare a visit to the dentist, asked my friend to pull out his tooth with a set of pliers.

       

      Which he did.

       

      Do you have any friends who are handy with a set of pliers?

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  13. Oh my god oh my god oh my god...

    Billy Sheehan 'liked' my Facebook comment.

    You can take me now. Life is complete.

    1. gjones

      gjones

      I had Gail Ann Dorsey reply to my Facebook comment. Do I get to join the club?

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  14. So I got myself a new band!

     

    1. gjones

      gjones

      In my long term band, the guitarist's wife (who sings) took a hissy fit and left the band. As we had pre booked gigs myself, the guitarist and the drummer create a new band, called The Big Boss Band, that played mostly Ska. At the gigs people loved us and we went down like a house on fire.

      Unfortunately, after a few months sitting in alone watching Sat night TV at the weekend, the guitarist's wife decided she wanted to join the band again. That was the end of The Big Boss Band - no more Ska for us  :(

      Enjoy yourself......it's later than you think :)

       

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  15. Bored stiff. Shall I buy more gear? We're at 9 basses and 3 amp stacks oh and 3 combo amps.

    1. gjones

      gjones

      I have 11 basses. Frankly I think that's a bit weird.

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  16. Been trying different strings. There is nothing like the Dunlop Super Bright

    1. gjones

      gjones

      Sounds good on a P bass, for some growl and clank.

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  17. Work meetings you don't need to contribute in are really good to sit and practice scales!

    1. gjones

      gjones

      I was playing guitar, while supposedly participating in a team meeting online and somebody said, 'where's that music coming from?'. I'd forgotten to mute myself.

      Ooooops....

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  18. I HAD A WIN ON THE EURO LOTTERY!!!! 😀😀

     

     

     

     

     

     

    £2.80 😐

    1. gjones

      gjones

      £5.50 for me. 1st downpayment on the Ferrari..

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  19. Lasted 25 minutes - is that a record?

    1. gjones

      gjones

      Hopefully, covid conspiracy theories are also on the list of topics not worth bothering about.

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  20. How long do Fender typically keep models in production?
    I'm really interested in getting hold of a ultra jazz bass V in mocha burst in the next year or so but not sure if they'll still be manufacturing them.

  21. Yesterday was the first day of my holiday. A whole week in Cumbria. Or at least, that's what I thought it'd be when I set off. :(

    FFS.

    1. gjones

      gjones

      Come to Scotland, only the central belt is in partial lockdown. The midges are away now.

      Ignore the rain :)

       

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  22. How long do Fender typically keep models in production?
    I'm really interested in getting hold of a ultra jazz bass V in mocha burst in the next year or so but not sure if they'll still be manufacturing them.

    1. gjones

      gjones

      People don't have a reason to buy a new bass, if it's exactly the same as their old bass. Fender has realised this and have started to create new models, much more frequently, than they did in the past. Then when a new model of bass or guitar comes out, you have an excuse to splash the cash. So you'd better grab that Ultra..... fast , because the The Fender Ultra Mega Elite Deluxe Jazz Bass  is in the pipeline 😀

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  23. Spending my entire bass fund, plus a load extra on a bass will make me feel better about 2020 won't it? 
    This is a shite year

    1. gjones

      gjones

      I had a windfall a year ago, bought some lovely basses, haven't had a gig since early March and I just sit there looking at them and feeling miserable. 

      So the answer is no.

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  24. It's all got so depressing I've grown a beard.

     

    1. gjones

      gjones

      I like to think it makes me look like a Victorian explorer but it probably makes me look more like a morris dancer 😂

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  25. It's all got so depressing I've grown a beard.

     

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