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  1. Pino and Blake Mills, Notes With Attachments. Don’t really know what genre of music it is, but it’s way more than a legendary session bass player having his moment in the spot light. Chris Dave on drums is rather magical too.
  2. U2 were a big influence being a young teenager in the early 90s. I read somewhere AC is your typical bass player- did a lot of the donkey work in the early days doing business and hustling, keeping the other guys in check etc. The ‘brains’ of the operation you could say. A position a lot of us can identify with I’m sure!
  3. We use the HK Audio elements. It has worked really well for all but one space (we not the loudest band in the world and a wedding marquee for 400 people was too big) You definitely have to run everything through it-drum kit as well as it sounds odd with a combination of stage sound and FOH. We use the 110 subs but I’d upgrade to the 210s when we’re back to full gigging schedule- doubles the power. The best thing about it is the spread, it’s very noticeable the comfortable volume is even across the room without the blasting the first 10 foot of the dance floor into submission that you can end up doing with some plastic box set ups.
  4. Not really the spec you’re after but a bonus of the mini clubman is the double doors for the boot mean you can lean into the boot with your bass on your back without bashing into the typical boot lid. Makes that one trip load in just that little bit easier.
  5. Holy mother of WTF?!? How, or indeed why, do you use that?
  6. Thank you, we get loads of emails saying a band of our description is being looked for and we apply but no takers. We’re not that bad!
  7. Anybody here use this agency for bookings? We’ve signed up and applied for tons of enquires but are getting no takings. Our promo material is on a par with other acts on there and we have good word of mouth reputation. I would interested if you are successful with them and how you achieve that. Harry
  8. Exactly the same for me. In the middle of a failing transition to in-ears- she wants to hear more of herself whilst hearing exactly (EXACTLY) like it does in the room. 🤦
  9. Good idea, thank you. db cabs are great, my 110 was brilliant last week for a show, find them here- https://www.db-bass.com British too.
  10. The king of the sit and simmer groove. Loosely assemble approximately the right amount of ingredients, stick it all on one pot and leave it on a low to medium heat stirring ever so occasionally. Result, brilliance.
  11. Done 3 weddings and a week long run for a theatre gig. 3 more weddings and a theatre showcase in the next month. The show was a risk but the audience reception on the final night was ecstatic, a culmination of a good show as per normal plus the tension breaking of no pingdemic, no more rescheduling and a full house. Not sure if it’s 100% safe or ethical but it felt very, very good.
  12. Who are you playing for? If someone is paying you to play then looks can be a very helpful tool. A producer/ MD all can be swayed or put at ease at the moment you open the case to get down to playing. They shouldn’t do certainly, but they do. They’ve got more on their plate then worrying about an 18mm or 19mm string spacing. First time I took my asat to the studio the producer could not have been more excited about recording it just on sight. Same with cabs- had a new md this week for a show, the look of relief when he offered to help me load in my gear and I told him I’d done it- I used a db cabs 110, not only did he not have to cart a fridge around he perceived the volume as manageable instantly even though I was keeping up with the drummer no problems.
  13. True, but he’s still ahead of his drummer in places. I’m not saying it’s a bad thing, but if he’d have been playing for the MD I had this week he’d have got the stink stare (having had it myself for similar misdemeanours! 🤦😉🤟)
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