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  1. I see that Bass Direct now have Super 5s with Laurel fingerboards in. 

     

    Balls. 

    1. BassApprentice

      BassApprentice

      Good point.

      Only balls would be mine on the chopping block if I cave and buy one! 

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  2. Why don't Sandberg do a Shell Pink? A soft aged shell pink VM4 would be an instant buy.

    1. BassApprentice

      BassApprentice

      Ooooh, reason I said as pink wasn't on the configurator. Those pinks are a touch pink. Going to drop Sandberg an email.

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  3. Really GASsing for a 5 string Wingbass, or similar very small / short scale bass

    1. BassApprentice

      BassApprentice

      I see ACG are now doing very small basses - don't think he has quite cracked the B string on a 23" scale yet....

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  4. Ed Sheeran now has his own guitar brand. Interesting approach from Lowden (?!) there.... 

  5. Are there any studios in Glasgow that I can use for an hour or so on my own to try out my new head and really give it the beans? It's too loud to really test it properly at home.

    1. BassApprentice

      BassApprentice

      Maybe try this place: http://thepracticepad.co.uk/rehearsal-studios/ Seems to be the only one that doesn't do bookings in 3 hour blocks.

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  6. One afternoon spent in Bass Direct. What a shop Mark has. So helpful and let me put my grubby mitts on anything I asked. Some very nice basses in stock but that Kingston Super 5.....

    1. BassApprentice

      BassApprentice

      @CameronJ I thought you had one! I've been eyeing them up and definitely didn't disappoint. Might consolidate the collection a bit and get one! 

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  7. While GuitarGuitar Glasgow has a decent selection, I am very excited to make a trip down to Bass Direct at the end of the month.

    ALL THE TOYS

    1. BassApprentice

      BassApprentice

      Paul is the bass guy at GuitarGuitar Glasgow - he's taken them having nothing but Fenders and Ibanez to having custom shop Sandbergs and Mayones and a lot more in stock. 

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  8. While GuitarGuitar Glasgow has a decent selection, I am very excited to make a trip down to Bass Direct at the end of the month.

    ALL THE TOYS

    1. BassApprentice

      BassApprentice

      Absolutely, he has put in a lot of work to twist arms to get some very nice brands in his bass cave. Like you said, he is more than happy to chat and let you play whatever you want!

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  9. Ok, which lucky bugger got the Tanglewood Bassmaster Funk on ebay for 97 quid?

    1. BassApprentice

      BassApprentice

      I picked one up for the princely sum of £50 a couple of years ago. Excellent value for money.

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  10. Which member of this fine establishment made high quality leads? Or is there someone anyone would recommend?

     

     

  11. Everyday I'm more and more convinced I need a Shell Pink bass in my life.... 

    1. BassApprentice

      BassApprentice

      Ha, I may have one or two cream basses 😬

       

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  12. Everyday I'm more and more convinced I need a Shell Pink bass in my life.... 

    1. BassApprentice

      BassApprentice

      I'm very tempted to find someone to refinish my bb425 in a reliced shell pink similar to the Flea bass. 

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  13. Played some VERY nice Sandbergs today. 

     

    If my G&L doesn't up its game in the near future it could be facing the chop! 

    1. BassApprentice

      BassApprentice

      Don't worry, they had plenty of nice 4 strings too! The Forty Eight plays dangerously nicely 😅

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  14. Played some VERY nice Sandbergs today. 

     

    If my G&L doesn't up its game in the near future it could be facing the chop! 

    1. BassApprentice

      BassApprentice

      Well I'm not the one to help! Vintage white aged 5er with reversed P and MM Humbcker. Super nice. 

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  15. Was at the Blues Kitchen in Brixton last night and there was a house band playing R&B/Soul. All good. Apart from they didn't have a bass player 😅

    Made for slightly odd listening. 

    1. BassApprentice

      BassApprentice

      I think it was Sister Cookie? Very good but very much lacked a bass player! 

       

      It gets worse, saw Steve Winwood yesterday. He didn't have a bass player either!! I know it's rare to spot us in the wild but I didn't think we were that endangered! 

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  16. Did a bass cover, first time for everything. John Mayer's 'Still Feel Like Your Man' (Pino): 

     

  17. In case you were wondering......Joe Dart is definitely still the funkiest bass player on the planet right now.

    1. BassApprentice

      BassApprentice

      Each to their own.

      Obviously it's the solo bits that get the attention but having seen him live twice now he is SO good at holding the band together. He also looks like he is having a ridiculous amount of fun doing it.

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  18. Think my Half Wound experiment is over, making my G&L sound a bit lifeless. Where to next.....Chromes? La Bella Golds? Or Newtone :scratch_one-s_head:

    1. BassApprentice

      BassApprentice

      Hmmm I might try a set of flats and see what I feel, especially something like the Golds/Chromes that are supposed to be quite bright.

      But it will probably end up with rounds on it again :biggrin:

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  19. Think my Half Wound experiment is over, making my G&L sound a bit lifeless. Where to next.....Chromes? La Bella Golds? Or Newtone :scratch_one-s_head:

    1. BassApprentice

      BassApprentice

      I have roundwounds on all my other basses so I feel I should have at least one with flats on. The idea of having more attack sounds what I'm looking for so it might be a set of golds. 

      Plus they would look awesome against the vintage white and maple neck on my L2000

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  20. Think my Half Wound experiment is over, making my G&L sound a bit lifeless. Where to next.....Chromes? La Bella Golds? Or Newtone :scratch_one-s_head:

    1. BassApprentice

      BassApprentice

      I have Ken Smith Slicks on just now, so I'm a bit cautious of spending money on another set of Half-wounds.....

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  21. Slightly unexpected NBD tomorrow. One way to break the January blues xD

    1. BassApprentice

      BassApprentice

      Unfortunately not! Still having to pay for this one but I wasn't really looking for a new bass but you cannot escape the GAS

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  22. Had the Ken Smith Slicks on my L2000 for a few months now and they just aren't doing it for me....Do I go full flats or go back to my comfort zone of rounds?

    1. BassApprentice

      BassApprentice

      Might try them next but I've been reading good things about GHS Balanced Nickels today....

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