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Chris2112

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About Chris2112

  • Birthday 08/08/1984
  1. Anyone feeling flush?

    I have heard of Carl being a bit of a law unto himself. Being charitable, one night say he is perhaps prone to being taken by some muse. Being honest, his working practices sometimes sound downright careless. This bass would be a fine example, a once-in-a-lifetime build for an adoring fan delivered without the frets as specified. I've read of other people who've specified certain things to Carl only to have him go another way on the build and when challenged, he replies that he knows best and the buyer had best just take his word that the instrument should be accepted as is. I don't mind his instruments but this one doesn't look as nice as the original rainbow bass. I wonder why it's for sale.
  2. Aria Basses - fallen from grace??

    I had always wanted one of the Steve Bailey fretless models but there was never one around when I had cash to burn. I was never that fond of the sound he got from his but that was probably due to his constant overuse of harmonics.
  3. **SOLD** Zoot Pro 5 (Custom Top)

    A lot of bass for the cash. I used to have a Zoot fretless with a carbon fibre neck, I still miss it!
  4. That is one of the coolest Fodera basses I have ever seen.
  5. Conversation with Marcus Miller.

    I've always preferred his fretless playing to his fretted playing. He's a very talented fretless player but the bombast of his slapping is seen as his party trick.
  6. Conversation with Marcus Miller.

    Marcus Miller is such a humble master. Always seems like such a top guy in his interviews.
  7. Sustain? Discuss.

    Sustain is one of those things that comes up time and time again in bass guitar discussion. I've never known a bass that couldn't sustain a note longer than I'd ever reasonably want to play it for. I've known some cheaper instruments have a particular decay of certain harmonics that made it sound 'weak' or as if the fundamental fades quickly, but they have been few and far between.
  8. I use DR DDT .40's. I would never have thought to try them out as they're primarily meant for detuning, (drop down tuning, hence the name, for anyone that doesn't know). I tried them after seeing that Jeff Berlin used them and I've always liked a lighter gauge string. They're absolutely excellent, great tone and a very good feel and response. I don't detune them at all. They're worth the cash. Price isn't everything. Elites are cheap, as strings go, but they're really good. I've tried some expensive strings that were awful - Steve Harris Roto flats come to mind. flipping horrible strings!
  9. Lana Del Ray vs. Radiohead lawsuit

    I don't know how anyone can listen to Lana Del Ray, she sounds as though she's about to fall asleep at the microphone. Just awful.
  10. Fave and unfave music noises

    Those Linndrum sounds aren't great but it looks like a beautifully crafted product.
  11. Fave and unfave music noises

    Favourite: I adore the sound of the harpsichord. Least favourite: the Hammond organ. It makes everything sound dreadful. That awful warbling sound evokes bad church music and baseball announcers.
  12. DEAN Jeff Berlin Standard ** SOLD**

    That'll be me - perhaps I should have been clearer in my thread, I'm specifically after the orange finished models like Jeff used to use! £245 is a very tempting price for a serious instrument but I'll only keep looking for the orange finished models if I buy a red one. Fickle of me, I know! Not that this should hang around, for the price there are few basses that can compete and it knocks the comparably priced Fender clones into the weeds.
  13. Fave and unfave music noises

    I've never been much a fan of his music though I enjoyed the 'Love Devotion Surrender' record he did with John McLaughlin. I thought it might have been a door into more complex music for him but he didn't really have the harmonic chops to really fly there.
  14. Fave and unfave music noises

    I've never been much a fan of his music though I enjoyed the 'Love Devotion Surrender' record he did with John McLaughlin. I thought it might have been a door into more complex music for him but he didn't really have the harmonic chops to really fly there.
  15. Hello, I am very interested in fulfilling an ambition I've held for a few years now, to own both a Peavey Palaedium and a Dean Jeff Berlin bass (specifically an American JB bass but I may be interested in a Czech model). I always have a bit of cash on hand waiting for the right basses. I'm based in Northumberland but happy to use insured shipping at my own cost. If you have a Peavey Palaedium or Dean Jeff Berlin, give me a shout and let's do a deal! Chris
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