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  1. Red Hot Chili Peppers with Anderson Paak and Thundercat next year. YES! 

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      BassApprentice

      I paid slightly less than that on the O2 presale but not a cheap day out. As long as the set list is good the I'll be happy 😊 

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  2. Getting nervous about this fuel shortage/non-shortage. Whole band is supposed to be driving up to Scotland from London on Friday, returning Monday and really don't fancy running out halfway there...

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      BassApprentice

      Shame, I'm in Glasgow and there doesn't seem to be as much of a issue up here. If you'd made it over the border I reckon you would have been grand! Such a bonkers situation to end up in! 

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  3. Thought I was patient enough to wait for a relay of friends to get my new bass to me, but it's proving very difficult 😅

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      BassApprentice

      It's currently in Essex and I need to get it to either Stratford-upon-Avon or Glasgow. Might start a relay request post 😁

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  4. The little pang of resignation when you have to list bass gear on eBay 😔

    1. BassApprentice

      BassApprentice

      Thanks @Teebs as good as they can be just now! I'm just annoyed at having to use eBay as selling platform as there are so many horror stories these days. 

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  5. Man wants a jazz bass, must sell to get jazz bass. Predicament. 

    1. BassApprentice

      BassApprentice

      Well, I sold something and got a P Bass instead. Ah well, always the next bass! 

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  6. Anyone know of any shops in Scotland that stock Sire? I know I could easily buy online and return if it doesn't work out but would like to try before I buy (in the future of course) 

    1. BassApprentice

      BassApprentice

      Thought it might be the case. Just looked and there's 262 Sire bass variations! That's mad! 

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  7. Rapidly approaching the point in lockdown where I want to sell a bass just so I can buy a new toy 😂

     

    1. BassApprentice

      BassApprentice

      Not sure yet....Maybe I'll upgrade some pickups on one of them. Just want some thing new to mess with 

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  8. Well, that's it. Converted to tapewound strings 😁. So smooth but still with bite.

    1. BassApprentice

      BassApprentice

      I'm also on that La Bella kick. Copper White Nylons on my Yamaha and Black Nylons on my Musicmaster. 

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  9. For those of you with a persuasion for ACGs - it may be worth your time in becoming a member of the ACG Owners group on Facebook. There's going to a be some very nice basses for sale in the near future.

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      BassApprentice

      @TheGreek he's a mutual friend of ours and has no less that 13 ACGs I think and he's planning to sell the majority of them in the near future. They'll be some prototypes and other raritys in there. They may appear on here as I'm sure he's a member here too. 

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  10. New bass day. ‘51 Prec replica in pink, this is for slinging about.

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      BassApprentice

      That's class! Did you make it or did someone else?

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  11. That twang of annoyance everytime I hear 'Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick' knowing I'll never be able to play it as cleanly as Norman 😅

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      BassApprentice

      Fun fact about that lick in Call Me Al - it's backwards. Recorded then played in reverse in the record, hence why it's impossible as the phrasing is, well, backwards 😁😂

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

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

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

  16. 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.

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      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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  17. 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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  18. 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

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      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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  19. 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

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

     

     

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

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      BassApprentice

      Ha, I may have one or two cream basses 😬

       

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

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      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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  24. 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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  25. 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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