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  1. and in that lays the biggest problem, "greed" fender if wanted could of taken a big chunk of the guitar pie early on and kept it stable, but, with cost cutting and making a great product as cheap as they can they cut their own throats, in that the quality went down so bad that even the japan ( respect to japan here by the way ) made better instruments for fender, and then to licence the mex ones out as well under the fender brand and flooding the market with ( what ever you want to call them) all it did was water down, thin out, spred out, cheaply globilise an iconic product, it was only a matter of time, greed and bad managerment just looking at the bonus at the end of the year. i still say fender produce the cheapest product at the higest price based on name, they give you a product that works great out of the box, ( some of the time) but if you really want to make it special you have to work on it and upgrade your self. fender should of stayed self contained, the legacy was given to them on a plate for gods sake, why could they not see that ? greed ! each to their own and all that.
  2. "The music industry is weighted against artists, with even successful pop stars seeing "pitiful returns" from streaming, a committee of MPs has said. They are calling for a "complete reset" of the market, with musicians given a "fair share" of the £736.5 million that UK record labels earn from streaming. In a report, they said royalties should be split 50/50, instead of the current rate, where artists receive about 16%. The findings came after a six-month inquiry into music streaming. "While streaming has brought significant profits to the recorded music industry, the talent behind it - performers, songwriters and composers - are losing out," said Julian Knight, MP, who chairs parliament's Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) committee. "Only a complete reset of streaming that enshrines in law their rights to a fair share of the earnings will do." full bbc report here https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-57838473
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  4. Hi Aj, worth every penny, prob wont see another at that price for a while But...ts been sold via facebook and its being collected today, guy on his way as i type, So will have to mark it as withdrawn for now. i cant believe all you cheap plank wackers would not take the offer of a fee biscuit ! and this week i had hobnobs in ! see what happens when you wait, ? see what happens ? if you snooze you loose, so.... the offer was not extended to facebook users ...so....al just have to eat them all myself aaahhh well. Cheers All 🙂
  5. cheers dave, iv just put it on facebook market as well at 700, so to bass chatters 650 is a good deal. was tempted to keep the amp as it is such a top notch design and is hard to get now plus it sounds as good as it looks, with loads of tone options. im still using swr though and have a swr red head 2x10 combo and an swr 2x10 uprated 900w cab creating a 4x10 if needed and a son of bertha 1x15 cab so i can have the 2x10 combo and a 1 x 15 on the bottom so have most of events covered. so i dont really need this any more, a real shame cus i love the sound and i paid allot of money for it back in the day, aahhh well cheers
  6. withdrawn now, no longer for sale. £650 SWR SM500 PRO bass amp + 6x10 Goliath cab 1000w Getting hard to get now in good condition. This is a monster sound at low levels you get that fat rich warm studio sound hard to get with most amps, The amp and cab are like new and it is housed in a gator rack sack for transport only, both in very good condition, its a ggod price so wont be dropping, Amp.. http://support.swramps.com/manuals/pdfs/SM500_OM.pdf Cab..... http://support.swramps.com/manuals/pdfs/procabs_om.PDF cheers all.
  7. Cheers, you could always loosen the low "B" a bit and use it as a strap ? hay presto, as if by magic, wahla ...... a 4 string, and triple bubble you save on buying a strap so therefore have enough left over for a beer or two. 🙂
  8. yea, i get the quality biscuits were such an extravagant bonus, possibly even putting the bass in the shade, i feel the withdraw of them could be to my own detriment. so i now propose a new menu. back by popular demand is the afore mentioned free biscuit, but with an amendment to the original offer. and that is.. there will now be a fee biscuit but as to its origins... i reserve the right to withhold its make, until served. ( clause 1) by doing this you get what is in at the time, it could be good.. it could be cheap.. luck of the draw im afraid but the offer of the now non quality sh!t tea stays the same, until further notice as i bought a box of 80 and still have 80 left now please note, i know on the face of it, it looks like iv kopped out and only got them in for visitors and im drinking the quality stuff myself, this line of thought would be purely speculation in your behalf and is simply not the case. i have a valid medical reason for this and that is i simply don't like Sh!t tea, as it makes me feel a bit sick. so the updated menu is... sh!t quality tea and a biscuit of unknown origin i once again reserve the right to amend the menu at any time without notice (clause 2). based on stock, and market price fluctuations. you will be duly notified of any changes but do reserve the right to only notify you of them changes if and when i can be arsed. (clause 3) this is the end of the service announcement. thank you.
  9. there is indeed and a great forum you can down load anything from the database with very good back up from boffins and designers some that worked on them at mackie http://www.d8bforum.com/phpBB3/index.php just looking at your rack ( if you will excuse the pun 🙂) im a bit of a rack junkie, what you using there ? i also have a rack but im getting sick if squeezing round the back to connect things up, so iv just about finished making one of these... so i can hard wire everything with patchbays on one side, will send photo when installed, at the mo its this....
  10. agreed there is all that, , and also to add to that there is no midi recording either, there is midi sync but thats about it. its more about bringing it to peoples attention and giving a bit of insight into it as old tec, but i think as all old gear, its still very usable and sounds good, like all gear while it lasts. the small floppy disc thing was just to show how small the O/S program is, you can you usb emulators in place of course. and change the hard drives for flash cards if wanted, i hope it does not clap out on me as my work flow around it is almost a pleasure to use and iv got a good grasp how to use it which it would take me ages to learn another system or software as good, but i do have another one just incase. loads of studios now using them as software daw controllers so also quite adaptable, here you go
  11. Was just reading nail soups post about needing more ram which prompted me to do this post just in case anyone is interested..... this is more about showing you what old tec can and cant do, and bring it to peoples attention as it seems not allot of people know about it, or forgotten about it, maybe on purpose haha, each to their own and all that. There is a system you can get quite cheapish now which i have been using for 20+years, never crashes, it is old, but, still to this day its just amazing, i still don't think there is anything out there quite like it. for example, if i said there was a mixer and recorder system out there that can....... record 24 tracks at 24bit 44/96 at the same time all day and never crash ( in 20 years!) full on screen editing like cubase only easier the desk is 72 channels 8 bus 12 aux out and 12 aux internal with a mastering section every track has its own compressor gate, and range of EQs with full automation going through the desk into the recorder and back out from the recorder back to the desk and have top quality plugins running like..... Massenberg EQ drawmer ADX dynamics TC reverbs Mackie Reverbs and delays and FX Mackie vocal correction suit Antares autotune acuma final mix, mastering ( now owned by Trackion mastermix but not as good) sStereo and mono Delays RTA 31 graphics 5.1 cinema surround sound + a load more the desk is fully automated and i mean everything, in real time and records to the recorder 24 tracks via light pipe ( adat) The recorder, each track has 8 virtual tracks for other takes, thats 8x24 = 192 tracks for one song all on the screen at the same time, if wanted ! Also if wanted the desk can control your DAW be it cubase, logic, protools etc, with everything right in front of you on a desk, And everything listed above running ALL AT THE SAME TIME ! with no crashing, drivers or windows in sight, and all that runs with only... wait for it....... 256mb ram a 333mhz intel pent processor 120g and 32g hard drives the whole O/S on 3 floppy discs. Would you believe it ??? Probably not, yet this was available toward the end of the 90s ! yep, even then, all that was available, no idea how mackie did it, but, it is a great feat of electrical engineering even by today's standards The desk Is the Mackie D8B the recorder is the Mackie HDR 24 youtube them I run one D8B with two HDR recorders running into it, recording 48 tracks of wide open full bandwidth WAVS and i think it sounds great, with more than enough tools to use to get most jobs done ready for release. All sounds great and to be fair it still is, but... by todays standards there are a few draw backs. if they bother you, but nothing to do with the quality of the recording or wav stamping. 1, the recorder is like a digital tape recorder, you can not slow it down or speed it up, its set, you can alter the BPM but only as a time frame at the top for the markers, so the transport wont slow or speed up, this never once bothered me as all my songs start at a set BPM anyway and im happy with that. 2, on the recorder you cant flip wavs backward, or time stretch wavs, again iv never needed them, but would be nice to try, 3 on the recorder you can not create more tracks, they are set at 24 with 8 virtual tracks per track, so enough for the most. 4 if you want to take the wav files or songs from the recorder to your daw, or bouncing wavs or tracks over to your daw its a bit of a pain, you need to use a FTP link to your pc using an ip address, which i use all the time and find it no problem once set up, or you can just inport the wavs from the hard drive or just play them in to your daw via spdif out as there is no USB connection. When these when came out they were... the desk about £15k + depending which plugins and options, Review here..https://www.soundonsound.com/reviews/mackie-d8b The recorder about £5k all in review here...https://www.soundonsound.com/reviews/mackie-hdr2496 So thats about £20.000.00 of usable stuff you can get today for ! about 700 if you scoot around, a great deal i think if your into this type of stuff. anyway, i just thought i would throw this out there, it could be an option for you if you wanted to look at something else. i know at least one other basschat member that is still using them, anyone else ? or if you want to know more, ask away.
  12. Thats cool 🙂 we all need a flash point. mine was nils Landgren, loved that band, i was playing in a funk band doing more than a few of his songs you know how it is, you obsess and i ended up getting everything by him, and then when magnum Coltrane price joined as much as i envy Lars Danielsson as a top bass player that band then with magnum seem to spark something and i wanted to play trombone, must of just been seeping through all them years, plus my friend i was in the funk band with was a top bone player using wah wah and all sorts tom foolery. also the necessity of asking brass players to play on my tracks, in the end i just thought "how hard can it be, get a bone and find the notes" so i did, so i think thats where it all began with me, with nils,
  13. just a thought from another post someone mentioned, it does seem quite a few bass players either started on trombone and went to bass or started on bass and went to trombone. i know a few on here play bone as well. for me i started on bass guitar and trombone came much later, of all i talk to who play bass and trombone it seems like a natural progression either way, it must be a low end kinship. i now love playing trombone, im nowhere near where i want to be im good enough to do all the parts on my songs, but i now do wish i had started earlier. For those who have thought about giving it a go, i would say do it, for the most im sure you will love it. so... how many of you play bone as well, and while we are at it how many have thought of giving it a go ?
  14. Yea its the right place, funny thing but loads of bass players also play trombone, i think its a low end kinship 🙂 i know a few on here also play trombone, and if you dont then you should give it a go, its a great instrument to play, and yes you are right fretless bass players do seem to take right to it as i did, i love trombone i do all the trombone flute and some of the trumpet parts if they are easy on all my tracks i release. yeaaaa a bass forum could easy be its second home 🙂 All you bass bone players please say yey, lets see
  15. the sax player in my funk band has a conn bari sax, it sounds like the QE2 🙂 yeaaa pritty special the conn stuff, the 8h series is their stuff of choice for lots of reasons. cheers
  16. withdrawn, conn 8h Trombone large bore, and case symphony artist, rosebrass bell, top dog trombone and to be fair it really is the mutz nutz. retail price is £2800ish, so its a good price. https://www.conn-selmer.com/en-us/instruments/band-instruments/trombones/8h
  17. Price drop to £375. yamaha ysl354 trombone nice bone with yamaha case, collection only from cheshire i will take a px for studio rack stuff, synth, fx that type of stuff or if you are feeling for more of pro bone im also selling a conn 8H also on here
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  19. PENDING SALE FROM ANOTHER SITE. Mackie D8B mixing desk with 5.1 ready to go, if you are looking for a top notch studio desk or daw controller with full automation, and i mean everything including fx, and top class plug ins with more ins and outs than you can shake a stick at, then this is deffo worth looking at as an option it really is mind blowing what you can do with this, i really dont think anyone on the planet has ever used this to its full capability, iv had mine 20 years and still learning new tricks. and still there is not a digi desk that can do more than what it does made today. features... 5.1 software. all fx open. £1000s of pounds worth of fx alone, Full automation 3 x analog cards installed digi in/out. clock card. And i am giving a choice of an MFX or a more expensive UFX card as well !!! very clean inside and out. can be used as a protools, cubase ect control surface, all working great. this is my spare one no longer needed. can show fully working. cheers
  20. out the house too ....thats a great deal, im going to look into that,
  21. Got all my studio and basses covered new for old in house insurance, what most people dont know is if you contact your insurer in my case it was halifax bank, they just asked me to list stuff i had, i give it to them and hay presto done and ... for some reason never cost an extra penny, great. but for insurance when gigging i just use this 🙂
  22. iv played this one loads and can say for defo this one plays as good as they get, i wish all stingrays were as good. buyer wont be disappointed.
  23. ahh haa .... but then you must also know then that rounds are rounder than flats ? if not, then i have just doubled your knowledge of string theory, your welcome
  24. it seems allot of this going on on facebook market. there are an equal number of people trying to rip you off if your selling stuff as well. i get them every day without fail. one of the biggest scams on there at the mo that i have seen is the " Ketter shed" scam, have alook its amazing. no matter what area your from there will be someone selling a Ketter shed close to you, with pictures that show a house from anywhere else in the world except the uk with palm trees and all sorts of give aways, all at £75 and delivered to you when you order from their special site, no matter how many times you report it as a scam it pops up again under another name, funny enough some look like hacked accounts from people that have been on there a while, seems fb is just a minefield and will only get worse as they tell their mates how easy it is, and will get even worse untill FB just shut the whole thing down as just too much of a pain in the crack to control. i hope you all get some sort of justice out of all this, nothing can be more frustrating.
  25. beautiful indeed 🙂 there is something more "art" to a gretsch, i think they have the same thing going on as the early ibanez semi, love some of them as well, so much more went into them than the gibson's.
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