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  1. No doubt, you have heard the recorded version of 'Solid Air' by now, but for those who haven't ... it's like falling through treacle ... (has anyone mentioned that this song was written about his friend, Nick Drake?)
  2. My good friend, who is a guitarist, went to see B.B. King in the early '90's , and has often told me the story that B.B. threw out some picks out at the end of the concert to the audience, but my friend, was that stunned and overawed that he couldn't move and missed out on picking one up. One of our girl friends saw B.B at the Albert Hall this week, and she was under strict instructions to "make sure you get a guitar pick!". Apparently she was in the toilet when he threw them. My friend is that distraught, he says he's not plucking a string, [b]Ever Again![/b] until he gets one !!! Anyway, here's some nice picked bass, for all the doubters ...
  3. [quote name='dumelow' post='1282930' date='Jun 26 2011, 12:12 PM']Thats the one mate! exact same. I absolute love it, in my 7/8 years of playing bass Ive never found a bass that has felt more comfortable to play, not one. Its definitely worth upgrading though, cause the sound doesnt please my ears quite as much as jazz basses have been doing recently. Ive played a few jazz basses, and though about buying one because I really do love the sound, but I miss the active preamp, and as I mentioned, my ibanez still feels better to play. I know a P/J configuration wont ever sound the same as a J/J config, but with the right choice of pickups and a decent preamp, surely it can be versatile enough to sound real close.[/quote] Cool. Some pickup manufacturers sell PJ sets, or others sell J pickups individualy which can be matched with a P of choice. Most are passive and should work fine with your existing preamp. Just ask on here if unsure, someone will be able to help. Here's a selection worthy of consideration and research ... DiMarzio's and EMG's [url="http://www.axiomatic-music.co.uk/acatalog/Precision_Bass_Style.html"]here[/url] Wizard (two types, bottom of page 1 and page 2) [url="http://www.wizardpickups.co.uk/shop.asp?category=Bass"]here[/url] Bartolini (two types of P, deep or bright) [url="http://www.bartolini.net/information/bass/4st_bass_pu_s.htm"]here[/url] Seymour Duncan 'Basslines' [url="http://www.seymourduncan.com/products/basslines/"]here[/url] Lindy Fralin [url="http://www.fralinpickups.com/bass.asp"]here[/url] M.E.C. (active and passive) [url="http://www.mec-pickups.de/modules/products/product.php?katID=15039&cl=EN"]here[/url] Nordstrand [url="http://www.nordstrandpickups.com/bass-pickups/index.shtml"]here[/url] Of course there are other manufacturers as well, but these should keep you busy for a while ... and then to preamps ...
  4. If it's [i]the look[/i] your after, you may also like some of the 'Italia Guitars' range of basses ... >>> [url="http://www.italiaguitars.com/bassDetail_outer.php?thisGuitarId=23"]Italiaguitars.com[/url] the 'Mondial' for instance ...
  5. [quote name='Westie9' post='1282888' date='Jun 26 2011, 11:20 AM']Has anyone any thoughts and feelings about them?[/quote] None personally, but 'the bass whisperer' himself does ...
  6. ahhhhh, mmmmn, it's Sunday again ....
  7. Fantastic! Watched all 8 parts last night. I 'used' to be a big fan of Dub and Reggae. A lot. I hesitate to say this, but it's true. I must admit, since I put away certain 'tobacco based delights' many rivers ago, I also hesitantly and knowingly tucked this music in the same drawer. shame. I'd forgotten the 'Power'! Thanks for reopening that drawer. Long Live the Fire! Recommended watching for all musicians
  8. [quote name='dumelow' post='1277864' date='Jun 21 2011, 10:44 PM']Hi, Ive got a 2003 model Ibanez SR700 which means it differs from other models by have a P/J pickup config. It has an active 3 band preamp. I dont know if it has active or passive pickups in it, Im not sure how to tell. I want to upgrade the pickups, and eventually the preamp. Will any combination work, as long as it physically fits in the bass?? Can I keep the active preamp and put active or passive pickups in? And can the preamp be replaced by any 3 band active preamp or is there more to it than that? Obviously the next question will be, which pickups and preamps are considered to be the definite go-to improvements on stock parts?[/quote] Hi dumelow, I'm assuming it's similar to this model? >>> [url="http://www.ibanezregister.com/Gallery/basses/sr/gal-sr700.htm"]Ibanez register SR700 2003[/url] If so, it should have the 'DX-P' and 'DX-J' branded pickups which, I think, were passive but also included in some of the lower end of the range as well (SR300 > SR700). I think the SR700 differed by having an active preamp. (I may be mistaken though and there are at least a couple of forum members who are very knowledgable on Japanese basses and may help out. ) [quote name='LiamPodmore' post='1277884' date='Jun 21 2011, 10:57 PM']It will likely have passive pickups and an active preamp, as all Ibanez's i have seen have that configuration.[/quote] Not necessarily, I've got a '98 SR800 ... ... with active pickups ... The 'AFR-' stands for 'active full range'. If your looking to upgrade either, well, I'd [i]probably[/i] look at the pickups first. But then, after that, you may wonder about the preamp? And then down the 'slippery slope of expense' you may slide. Try a search on here for 'preamp' and 'pickup' and you'll find loads of lovely information about choices. It all depends how good this bass is for you, disregarding any electronics. Is it worth the cost to upgrade it? For what it's worth, my Ibby is the most natural feeling bass I've ever played, it hugs me like a well toned ballet dancer. I am seriously debating whether to splash out on some high end 'tronics myself! Keep us posted.
  9. [quote name='essexbasscat' post='1274733' date='Jun 19 2011, 02:16 PM']A little ditty that came up this week, composed by macca, covered by Mary Hopkin. Enjoy [/quote] Sublime ...
  10. Sawtooth

    G&L tribute

    [quote name='Ou7shined' post='1274075' date='Jun 18 2011, 08:04 PM']I'm getting the fizzys over [url="http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=310324157517&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT"]this[/url] (USA version), although the black crinkle doesn't do it for me.[/quote] Wow, that is nice! It must be a transitional bass, featuring a lawsuit headstock and skunk stripe suggesting '81. But having the black crinkle hardware and patent stamped pickup covers, late '81 - '82. Yet featuring the small allen head pole pieces from '82. It seems quite unique.
  11. Welcome to 'The Sunday Selection'. This is a place where you can cast away that Saturday night, just lay back and kick off your shoes. You are entering a garden of tranquility, where butterflies float and the Sun always shines. So please, feel free to add your tunes of choice, relax and enjoy ... ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ [b]EDIT[/b]: For those who don't know ... to view a video on youtube, click on the 'youtube' logo in the bottom right-hand corner of the video. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ - [u][b]To post a video from youtube[/b][/u] ... click on 'reply' > and type > [yo*tube]copy and paste everything [b]after[/b] the equals sign (=) on your youtube URL ... (the address bar at the top)[/yo*tube] ...example >>> [b][yo*tube][/b]blahblah[b][/yo*tube][/b] ... (don't use bold print, for effect only). I had to add the asterix (*) to 'youtube', use a [b]'u'[/b] instead.
  12. [quote name='skankdelvar' post='1266318' date='Jun 12 2011, 05:08 PM'][b]So, while acerbic ol' Ken might not be my first choice for a snuggly evening in front of the telly,[/b] neither would he seem to be the spawn of Satan. Unless he's a secret kitten-drowner, of course. [/quote] and yet again ...
  13. [quote name='kevin_lindsay' post='1266307' date='Jun 12 2011, 04:57 PM']Thanks mate, ive only got my iPhone and could only grab the links as I posted them earlier,[/quote] no worries I enjoyed them.
  14. [quote name='bubinga5' post='1265453' date='Jun 11 2011, 10:15 PM']Kev i cant view those vids?[/quote] Got 'em for ya Bub ...
  15. [quote name='pantherairsoft' post='1265692' date='Jun 12 2011, 02:49 AM']I for one would like to see Mr Smith welcomed on basschat after any 'bad air' has settled as I KNOW he has a huge wealth of information to bring to the table. There was some discussion over Dingwall's a while back, after Sheldon joined us and cleared up a few misconceptions. [b]His posts were informative and he answered questions in a way you'd hope an expert would.[/b] Ken, I for one would like you to prove us wrong going forwards and pop back from time to time (when business permits) as I'm sure many would find your input to discussions here very welcome.[/quote] Seconded.
  16. [quote name='Ken Smith' post='1265547' date='Jun 11 2011, 11:47 PM']I told you what? I write codes for orders when I do and you didn't know exactly what that code meant (an that's an easy mistake for a customer) then we shipped the right strings. Even IF I sent the wrong strings, calling someone stupid or idiot is not something that went down. Also, when was this? When was I last at a NAMM show? What did you have for breakfast that day? Exactly!.. lol[/quote] [quote name='Vibrating G String' post='1265599' date='Jun 12 2011, 12:29 AM']You hand wrote the order yourself at NAMM, I told you the gauges. You sent different gauges to what you wrote on the order. You then called me "stupid" and agued I was better off with the mistakes you sent me because what I chose was unbalanced even though it was a set you sold with your name on them. This is another example of you not standing behind what you make and sell. After yelling at me for a while you did send me the proper strings in the gauges you wrote on the original invoice. I have no idea what I had for breakfast that day but we often hit McDonalds on the way to NAMM, what did you have that day? I do know what you personally wrote on the invoice and so did you as when you finally calmed down you corrected your mistake. You never apologized for calling me stupid or yelling so loud at me on the phone my wife overheard it and asked who the F that was.[/quote] [quote name='Ken Smith' post='1265622' date='Jun 12 2011, 12:48 AM'].. lol.. you ate at McDonalds?.ooooo Ok, Well, no I didn't eat there. I had regular fresh made food I am sure at some sit down restaurant or coffee shop. I'm sorry your order got messed up. I might have argued my point on the gauges but unless I see the handwritten paper, I don't know what happened. Say hi to the wife for me.[/quote]
  17. [quote name='lowdown' post='1265399' date='Jun 11 2011, 09:29 PM']Just [Bass] Synth. Garr[/quote] Phew, i thought so. Thanks.
  18. [quote name='bubinga5' post='1265393' date='Jun 11 2011, 09:23 PM']This is a wonderful vid of him playing drums back in the day... he owns them drums..[/quote] Damn right!
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