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MoJo

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  • Birthday 10/01/1962

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  1. For the past 8-10 years, I have lost count of the number of times a friend or band mate has joked, “Another new bass?” I have, not undeservedly, earned a reputation for turning up at almost every gig with a different instrument. Having tried all manner of basses, active, passive, both, I have come to the sad conclusion that nothing works better in our band than a P-bass. I say sad conclusion because this realisation has killed my GAS. I used to look forward to a chance to try out a new bass at a gig, quite often only to discover that it didn’t work for me and have to go through the process of selling it again. Now, I know that nothing will work any better for me than the ‘P’, I feel almost a sense of mourning at the loss of my GAS. Now I have to turn up at each gig with the same bass which will function flawlessly and sound great. Like an addict, I still have eBay ‘saved searches’ and sometimes add a search result to my watch list, only to remove it a few days later with a ‘had one before, couldn’t get on with it, remember?’ sigh of resignation. A GASless life is a joyless life. Vive le GAS
  2. MoJo

    London Bass Guitar Show 2019

    That's mental
  3. MoJo

    Greetings from France

    Another P-bass fan here. Welcome to the forum
  4. MoJo

    The Yamaha BB thread (from X34/5 launch)

    Ha ha ha. I've no GAS money at the moment. All my spare cash is being soaked up by my Daughter's Prom outfit/shoes/bag/limo
  5. MoJo

    The Yamaha BB thread (from X34/5 launch)

    I like that. I had the Vintage White BB1024. Wish I'd held onto it. No idea why I sold it
  6. MoJo

    The Yamaha BB thread (from X34/5 launch)

    What's the one on the right? I've not seen that finish before Andy
  7. MoJo

    Favourite bass colour

    Surf green
  8. MoJo

    Calluses

    Original post and thread title corrected
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    Calluses

    I wasn’t sure of the correct spelling, so I googled it and got this result As it suggested callous was a variant spelling of callus, I assumed that the latter was probably the American spelling but if not, I stand corrected 👍🏻
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    Calluses

    I consider myself a hobby bass player. I play 25-30 gigs a year in a pub rock/pop covers trio, rehearse 20-30 times a year for two hours a time and play my bass for 3 or 4 hours a week at home. I prefer a low action and play, for the most part, with a light touch. I’ve never, in my 30+ years of playing, formed calluses. This fact was never more apparent than at last night’s gig. I played the first set on my P-bass as usual, but for the second half, I thought I’d mix it up by playing the BB425 Yamaha I recently picked up. The tension on the Yamaha’s strings was considerably higher than the P-bass and three songs into the second set, I was feeling a significant amount of pain through my finger tips, so much so that it forced a very unprofessional hiatus while I swapped back to the P-bass. I’m going to order some lower tension strings for the 425 and see if that improves things. The musician in me is telling me to play through the discomfort but I’m too much of a wimp. Anyone else callus free with hands like a baby’s behind or is it just me?
  11. MoJo

    Basses You've Owned and Hated

    I had one too. Real looker but tones available were meh
  12. MoJo

    Basses You've Owned and Hated

    I love P-basses. I think you can dislike a P-bass in a 'doesn't-do-it-for-me' kind of way, but it's hard to hate a Precision
  13. MoJo

    Basses You've Owned and Hated

    I wish I'd kept a track of all the basses that have passed through my hands over the years. As I grow older and the memory dims, I loose track.
  14. MoJo

    Zoom B1 Four

    Interesting. Why do you use the B1-on in preference to the B3n?
  15. That is so tempting. If I didn't have to pay for a Prom dress (bl***y Americans lol) I'd snap this up in the blink of an eye
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