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  • Birthday 05/11/1964

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  1. Thanks for the various offers. Looks like we're sorted now!
  2. I've managed to get myself double booked on 7th November, so need to find a dep for my covers band. Paid gig in Long Eaton, Nottingham. The set is pretty standard pub rock and indie covers, and I would be very happy to meet up to go through the arrangements. PM me if you're interested! Simon
  3. Bought a very nice Fender Starcaster from Werner. Excellent communications, and incredibly quick delivery from Germany. Deal with confidence!
  4. [quote name='skankdelvar' timestamp='1434159951' post='2797292'] Possibly because 98.7% of members and 83% of the mods don't have a f**king [i]clue[/i] how to work the payment system when it goes wonko. Only a tiny cabal of uber-mods have been vouchsafed the dark secret of ungumming the works; it is no light matter to arrange an audience with these celestial beings, a process which Dad3353 has set in train. Doubtless all will be well come sun-up. [/quote] If you are involved in the running of an organisation worth £29k perhaps you should have a clue : [url="http://companycheck.co.uk/company/OC376336/CHAT-PARTNERSHIP-LLP"]http://companycheck....PARTNERSHIP-LLP[/url]
  5. [quote name='Dad3353' timestamp='1434148706' post='2797249'] The best method would have been to PM a Mod or Admin; I've just done this on your behalf, and someone will be along shortly to see what's happened. A little patience, please; meanwhile, here's some soothing music... [/quote] Really? Seems a legitimate question for those of us who pay to advertise on here, so why not ask?
  6. I bought a very nice Precision Deluxe from Grant. He was very patient when, due to a cock up on my part, PayPal took longer to pay than they should have done! Delivery was very quick once that was all sorted out, so highly recommended. Thanks again!
  7. [quote name='Bassassin' timestamp='1427375232' post='2729515'] although that curent walnut/maple board LE 4003 is [i]gorgeous[/i]... [/quote] Like this one?! My main gigging bass for the last 6 months. Looks, plays, and sounds fantastic [url="https://flic.kr/p/qRT4Hs"][/url]
  8. [quote name='Bronner' timestamp='1426904618' post='2723399'] Really, I'm trying to keep people from making the same mistake I made from buying a Rick bass by getting caught-up in the fantasy and mythology surrounding what is in fact a low quality instrument. I'm not the one who acts like somebody insulted my Daddy just because some criticisms were made about a mass produced product. [/quote] Blimey. You don't like Ricks, do you! My advice would be that different people like different basses. Whether it's a fender, Rick, or anything else, try it out, see if you like it and make up your own mind based on your own experience. Oh, and you're still welcome to that beer in Chilwell if you're still convinced my tone must be crap!
  9. [quote name='Bronner' timestamp='1426903513' post='2723393'] You say you can make it sound good, and I say let's hear, and now you have better things to do? Instead of 3 comments, you could have just put up a little audio clip. LOL ! [/quote] I'll be playing one of my Ricks with my covers band at the Charlton Arms in Chilwell, Nottingham next Saturday. If you want to judge my tone come along. I'll buy you a beer whether you like it or not!
  10. [quote name='Bronner' timestamp='1426901592' post='2723382'] The reason you won't, is because.... [/quote] The reason I won't is because I have better things to do. Ultimately I like the Rickenbacker tone and you don't. That's fair enough, but bassists from McCartney to cliff burton, and Lemmy to Bruce Foxton and Geddy Lee have got great ( and diverse) tones out of a Rick. You're perfectly entitled not to like Ricks. And if you can't get a good tone out of a Rick I believe you. But I'm certain others can.
  11. [quote name='Bronner' timestamp='1426901372' post='2723380'] [color=#000000][font=arial, helvetica, sans-serif] You have to understand the compressors, consoles and tube microphones they used to warm-up that bass to get a workable tone out of it. [/font][/color] [font="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"][color="#000000"]The Rick sounds terrible recorded direct. What you hear on McCartney's recordings with the Rick is a highly sweetened tone from the studio gear; the Rick's organic tone is not flattering at all. [/color][/font] [size=4][color=#000000][font=arial, helvetica, sans-serif]If you want to carry around a Telefunken U47 mic, an EMI RS124 compressor[i]/[/i]limiter from Abbey Road Studios, and a REDD 37 analog recording console to your gigs, I'm sure you can get McCartney's tone. Otherwise, your Rick will sound like you are playing bass through a cheap electric guitar pickup. [/font][/color][/size] [/quote] Lol. Thanks for the advice! Over the last 20 years I have played Rickenbackers (three in fact), fenders, shukers, Gibsons, G&L, Sandberg and Warwicks live. The only basses punters, or other musicians, have ever commented on are the Ricks. Look good and sound good if you get a good one.
  12. [quote name='Bronner' timestamp='1426900713' post='2723376'] [font="helvetica, arial, sans-serif"][color="#282828"] Buying a Rick is like buying one of those French Bicycles from the 1920s with the huge wheel in the front and the little wheel in the back; looks cool, but won't take you far.[/color][/font] [/quote] It will if you know how to ride it properly
  13. [quote name='Bronner' timestamp='1426899700' post='2723372'] Exactly. Looks great. About 20 years or so when I bought my Rick. I thought (hoped?) The tone I would get out of it would be similar to McCartney's tone, but I was wrong. The bass is disagreeable with many types of amps [/quote] So McCartney can get a tone you like from a Ric, but you can't. Therefore Rickenbackers are disagreeable. Interesting logic...
  14. [quote name='hiram.k.hackenbacker' timestamp='1416225957' post='2608023'] Nice pixellation, but the body still looks like a Rickenbacker! [/quote] I'll try pixellation if I ever want to sell one of my Rics!
  15. [quote name='spacey' timestamp='1416333009' post='2609153'] People were holding this company up as an Example to Rickenbacker. Perhaps now they might understand why it is important to protect your branding and the worth of your products. [/quote] +1 Ironic, isn't it? Fender's branding is all over the place, compared to Rickenbacker.
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