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

    1. Jakester

      Jakester

      Have you seen the prices though!?!? Cheapest ticket I could find was £242....

    2. BassApprentice

      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 😊 

  2. Seems to be a lot of NBD posts this weekend, makes me feel left out 😂 

  3. Picked up a Sire a few week ago and wasn't quite working.....Slapped a set of Chromes on, now we're talking!

    1. Marvin

      Marvin

      Good combination. I had Chromes on my Sire for the last few years and only recently put some rounds back on (for a different project). The Chromes sound well balanced on the Sire

    2. TheGreek

      TheGreek

      That's nearly a rhyme...

       

      Reminds me of that reworked Elvis song.

  4. Tomorrow is finally NBD! Been about 2 months since I actually bought the bass 😅

  5. 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 😅

    1. TheGreek

      TheGreek

      From where to where....

      I'm sure that there are many BCers who would be happy to help.

    2. BassApprentice

      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 😁

    3. Mudpup

      Mudpup

      it's calling you.....i can hear it....😂

  6. Was out for a cycle in the sunshine and there was a band jamming out in the park. The first live music I've seen in over a year, was a properly happy moment! 

    1. Kevsy71

      Kevsy71

      Cycling and live music - or 'bike and bass' - my two loves! Fantastic :)

  7. Day 3 of Hermes Two Day Delivery. 

    Sigh. 

    1. TheGreek

      TheGreek

      I had two deliveries from them yesterday from different drivers...maybe one of them should have been yours.

    2. JapanAxe

      JapanAxe

      If you read their T&Cs carefully, you find the delivery time is merely an expression of your preference. Seriously.

    3. SpondonBassed

      SpondonBassed

      Quote

      If you read their T&Cs carefully, you find the delivery time is merely an expression of your preference. Seriously.

      I've got an expression for that.

  8. Looking for an amp repair service in Liverpool if anyone has any recommendations! 

    1. TheGreek
    2. bigthumb

      bigthumb

      I think GEE electronics are in Warrington but not far from Liverpool at all. I really need to get my Trace heads to them. 

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

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    2. 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. 

    3. Teebs

      Teebs

      Good luck 👍🏻

    4. TheGreek

      TheGreek

      Too many of us have too many Basses we need to sell, I fear...

      (sacrilege saying this, I know)

      GLWTS

  10.  Seeing that the only guitar shop in my hometown is closing down. Sad to see the shop where I got my very first bass go...

    1. Woodinblack

      Woodinblack

      I was happy to see the shop I got my second bass go, they really deserved it!

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

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    2. ead

      ead

      Maybe trade something for a Jazz bass?

    3. BassApprentice

      BassApprentice

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

    4. ead
  12. I primarily practice through headphones and just recorded myself for the first time in a long time.....Yikes.

    Very sloppy - need to tighten the technique up!

  13. 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. MNY

      MNY

      I am not 100% sure but it looks like Andertons  have got the UK pretty much sewn up, although there might be one or two other U.K. stockists.  Good luck with your search.

    2. Rich

      Rich

      Yup, from what I can see your choice is pretty much Andertons, Thomann, or secondhand.

    3. BassApprentice

      BassApprentice

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

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

     

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    2. BassApprentice

      BassApprentice

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

    3. bigthumb

      bigthumb

      This lockdown has cost be a bloomin' fortune. A government imposed GASfest! 

    4. mcnach

      mcnach

      I sold a car during the lock down, that's how I bought so many toys since 😛

      Too much time spent at the computer, too many temptations...

  15. For those with something in mind, BassDirect are running 6 months 0% interest on all basses and amps...Welp.

    1. Pow_22

      Pow_22

      oooh, might have wished I hadn't read this, had my eye on a few bits on their site

    2. LewisK1975

      LewisK1975

      Worth noting that it's only for NEW products

  16. Found a picture of my old bass and now I want it back...I know who has it.

     

    Bugger.

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    2. lowregisterhead

      lowregisterhead

      We'll both be called as witnesses at the murder trial.

    3. LukeFRC

      LukeFRC

      ask nicely and wave lot of money in his or her direction?

    4. Dood

      Dood

      I tried that with an old bass of mine Luke. Understandably, the guy who bought it from me knew how good it was and couldn’t bare to part with it.

      I am still trying to trace an old P bass of mine that is apparently in a studio somewhere in Suffolk / Essex!

  17. Was trying out a few basses earlier and very much lost a volume battle with a guy trying out a Dingwall and Dark glass through a Mesa Combo 😅

  18. As someone who is currently not playing much and has all basses covered (4, 5 and Fretless) I seem to have bought another bass....NBD later today 😅

  19. Who knew it could take so long to sell a P Bass?
    Has everyone already got one? 😅

    1. TheGreek

      TheGreek

      Not me...I don't think I've ever owned one.

    2. prowla

      prowla

      I've got one I built from parts; it is really very good and I've no plans to buy another.

    3. bridge

      bridge

      I think its the time of year Dude, I am selling two BF compacts, normally go well, but not a chance yet.

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

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    2. Raslee

      Raslee

      I have some of the black Fenders on my acoustic and i'm now a convert too...agree though the shiny coating is a bit weird.

    3. TheGreek

      TheGreek

      I've been using Status Black Tapewounds for a few years now....not exclusively, there's a time and place for roundwounds too.

    4. SpondonBassed

      SpondonBassed

      On pianos, that's a good place for 'em.

  21. Was just subject to my first attempted Gumtree scam. 

    Always fun. 

    1. big rob

      big rob

      really come on then spill the beans, warn the rest of us of the dangers out there. 

    2. Marc S

      Marc S

      Ah, sorry to hear that. Hope everything works out OK for you :(

  22. 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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    2. BassApprentice

      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. 

    3. Clarky

      Clarky

      Pretty sure he is on here (albeit infrequently) as @Scoop

    4. mangotango

      mangotango

      I might know of him...a bit. ;)

  23. 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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    2. NickA

      NickA

      that riff in call me al .... near impossible.  But heard a South African bass player name of Schalk Joubert a few years back who can do that and any other S African township riff to order.  Amazing player.  5-string bart rigged afzelia dolphin into a little SWR working man combo.  Sounded great.

      As for "hit me" saw Norm playing that in our local music pub a couple of years back ... blow me .. but have you seen the length of that guy's fingers!!

    3. BassApprentice

      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 😁😂

    4. Soledad

      Soledad

      that is SO cheating. And all these years never knew that. Still fairly bonkers player though. You have to spend years locked away from polite society to come out playing like that. Bit like Alan Rankine on 'Party fears two'... "That's not really how we do it, son".

  24. Oooft, a very nice Bolt On Thumb for sale on Facebook if that's your thing 

    https://m.facebook.com/groups/689090051102626?view=permalink&id=2488731001138513&anchor_composer=false

    1. Soledad

      Soledad

      Looks like a cracker for a 90s 5er, full of woods they can't use anymore - ovangkol body etc. Won't hang around at 795 asking. Lucky foe me I'm not buying basses anymore :)

  25. Think I've found the pickup config I like most. Either P or J but with a big ol Humbucker at the bridge. Just works for me

    1. TheGreek
    2. mcnach

      mcnach

      Yup, a big bridge humbucker is where it's at. Paired with a P, for me. 

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