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  • Birthday 18/06/1991

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  1. It's no revelation that for a lot of artists the early years were the best. But Robert Smith always did strike me as, pretentious, just a bit.
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    New old guy

    Cheers guys, looking forward to getting stuck in again.
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    New old guy

    So I haven't touched a bass in 3 years, and to be honest I only didn't sell the one I still have because I built it myself as a bitsa out of mostly used parts. I was never the most technical player at any time but played in a few bands and that. Then played less and less and life just kind of got in the way. Today, picked it up, got playing, must've spent 4 hours running through some neat lessons and exercises on YouTube, buggering about with pentatonics. Really enjoyed playing again. Looking for some good resources for getting back into it, particularly starting with decent rock lines to learn and exercises for getting my dexterity back.
  4. Bought a pbass body, good price, good body, good comms. What more can you ask for.
  5. I used ravenspirals theory guide, it's a fanastic guide for getting to grips with theory. [url="http://www.worldofbryan.com/rsg2mt.pdf"]http://www.worldofbryan.com/rsg2mt.pdf[/url] I wholly recommend it, really helps explain how music works but you needn't know how to read music or play an instrument to understand it. Once you've got the idea the learning curve is applying it to bass
  6. Last time I shielded a bass (quite some time ago) I used the copper foil from guitar parts worldwide, lined it all and used solder between joints as belt and braces. But I remember that having conductive glue on it, I tested it with a multimeter to make sure.
  7. [sup]You could use high grit wet sanding to polish it up then use cutting compound (t-cut and alternatives) to bring it up to it's final finish. Just like car bodywork. Or get a power buffer and some cutting compound and go to town. I wouldn't attempt cutting compound alone by hand or you'll be there a long long time.[/sup] [sup]The fact you've managed to polish it with the wear from your fingers should mean you can polish it with friction.[/sup]
  8. It's a skill well worth learning, it's easy enough if you have some basic tools. Especially on Bass, much easier to set up than guitars in my opinion. Guitars are a pain in the arse - less margin for error.
  9. None currently. Used to play in two bands and jam with a few people I knew. I miss it so bad.
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    Price drop £35 posted RM first class.
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    Provisionally sold to Ranofunky!
  12. I think so yeah, like I say I've been here on and off since the forum was just starting out.
  13. Well I've been with the forums on and off for a long time, and playing bass in the same way. I'm finally getting back into it more than I ever have before, I wake up in the morning and I can't wait for my evening practise session. It was this video of RATM playing really early on in some dudes record store: [url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=49WwUgdU6yE"]http://www.youtube.c...d&v=49WwUgdU6yE[/url] That got me back into it, started out learning Rage songs a few weeks ago and I've progressed from there onto red hot chilli peppers. And finally, decided to go from being a pretty much 100% pizzicato player to learning some slap. Anyway, it'll be good getting to know you guys and the old forums again
  14. After many years of being a Pizzicato player I've decided to get into slap, I was never quite coordinated enough for it but your videos are really useful. 4 cans of beer, a metronome and a shitload of practise, my friday night right there
  15. Sorry Ian I was by chance offered an absolute bargain down the pub last night and took the guy up on it there and then so my acoustic needs are now met. Good luck with the future sale.
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