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  1. https://paul-francis01-bassplayer.bandcamp.com/releases

    Hi, Great news.I've finally managed to reissue my 1st cd !!

    Funky Alchemy 2020 By Capricorn 1

    Capricorn 1 are one of my many instrumental band projects playing original tunes that mix the influences I love. The Music spans many genres including Rock funk Jazz and world music..... built from the remnants of my days with Paul weller JTQ and Galliano and my musical relationship with drummer Harbans Shrih (JTQ, The Funky Muchachos).

    These tracks were originally written by myself Harbens Shrih, Dave O'higgins and Mick Talbot from The Style Council and were recorded in 1990 for Eddie Pillar at Acid Jazz Records.These sessions were intended to be a follow up to a to the album Open Channel D by Whats What and "Totally wired "

    Unfortunately it was not to be and the tracks lay in the vaults at Sonica studios South London. I started to put gigs together round the recording and started writing new material for the project, eventually Capricorn 1 was born.

    Although the other tracks stayed mainly in hibernation 2 have been issued to Focus Music BMG and have been used by The BBC for the programme "about the good life" www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00wyhth and for other Tv channels around the world


    released May 31, 2020


    Paul Francis Bass

    Harbans Shrih Drums

    Dave Ohiggins Tenor/ Soprano

    Gerard Presencer Trumpet

    Mick Talbot Keys

    Milton Mcdonald Guitar

  2. https://www.facebook.com/groups/bassplayersavailable/ 

    I'm really happy with how the bass players available page on facebook is doing right now with 1,663 members to date (with players guitar builders from all over the world) I found when looking, that there wasn't a specific bass work related page there, but there is now and its going from strength to strength...So heres to the future  


  3. If it’s important to pay attention to a bass part I’ll write it out,I find it helpful to see as well as listen. It also gives you a record of it for future reference. Musescore is a free score writing app available for both Mac and Windows
  4. Worth keeping an eye for though ?
  5. Hi finally got round to checking this out,looks like its been dis continued ?
  6. Ok That's Brilliant.really helpful....Thanks
  7. That’s exactly the info I was searching for.I’m finding it a little difficult deciding wether or not to get rid of my gear now as it will be a complete change for me Do you still have your separates? Thanks
  8.  Thoughts ?? 

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    2. SpondonBassed


      "On my radar along with Carvin’s Mach100 that I believe this is based on."

      Linkage for that:


    3. Dood


      Ahhh thank you for that!! :)

    4. SpondonBassed


      You're welcome.

      They both look interesting and if I'm honest, a bit too good to be true.  I am prepared to have my mind changed if I see some discussion from owners.  I can't see me having a use for one though.

  9. Found this on you tube can’t wait for a more powerful version
  10. Hi Thanks for all the info much appreciated!!
  11. IVe also discovered this not quite powerful enough for the bigger gigs but .....there’s hope !
  12. Yes that all makes , sense apart from the 15s ( just lazy I guess )😁 although for touring purposes id definitely consider it ! Listen that’s been most helpful much appreciated thanks
  13. Ok that’s handy to know,I’d like to know 1) how transparent the sound is with the bass no amp sims 2) how it sounds with the sims added. i realise every instrument responds differently just like to get an impression Thanks
  14. To be honest my trace Elliot head plus 4x10 on top of the 1x15 are well-behind me these days and I have to carry my stuff around now no more road crew I’m afraid the smaller the better at my age 😁
  15. Ok nice I’ll have a look ill post any findings Cheers
  16. Nice one succinctly put.I tried the same idea many years ago......all the frequency controls went on my amp but it stlll powered up so I just used the 3 band on my music man to get the tone i needed. I liked it and have been achieving the same results by going directly into the fx return and by passing the pre amp occasionally.My Genz has given me a certain amount of transparency but FRFR sounds like the way forward for me Cheers
  17. Yes I did wonder about that
  18. Hiya Thanks for your response The reason for the FRFR should I get it right would solve so many problems....I tend to switch between several different basses.acoustic. electric. passive. active.I use a Zoom B3 for everything tuner compressor amp sims D.I etc and have patches set up to deal with the different out puts on each instrument.I don't really need a traditional amp head as such any more all I want to be able to do is amplify the sound of the Zoom or whatever super cedes that in the future.plus having a speaker angled up toward you kind of makes sense to me.It is however all academic at the moment...
  19. Yes I was wondering about that THanks
  20. Ok Great I get some of what your saying but not all,But yes your right 12s would be a better bet I'm using 2 at the moment,in your opinion does the art deliver a true 800 watts then ?
  21. Unfortunately the sound man woman will usually concentrate on the obvious Voice kick drum snare guitars what have you and maybe you'll get some sub woofy bass in the wedge if your lucky ...
  22. Ok Cool, I'm wondering how the bass will sound with the headrush...Plug your bass in and let me know 🙂
  23. Hi yes Thanks for your comments your right from what I've heard the RCA does sound great actually I've got an older Genz Shuttle 9.0 and 2 x NYC 121s which are fine but having just got hold of the Zoom B3 I'd really just like to run the amp sims and fx from there.plus going from the p Bass to upright then 5 string or even fret less is a pain tweaking eq's and volume levels etc...I now have patches set up for all of these instruments. I've tried a Gen 1 Mackie with the Zoom but wasn't that happy with that sound, so I'm looking to The FRFR or powered speaker/monitor option or even the bassics A900 power amp with the Zoom and my existing cabs.... I just dont know !!!
  24. Hi I'm almost, well 75% I'd say committed to switching to FRFR cabs. The head rush being 1 of many.....apart from the obvious ( the unwillingness to accept change ) Is there anyone who has gone down this route that now regrets the descison, if so why ? Thanks https://www.gak.co.uk/en/headrush-frfr-108-active-guitar-cabinet/923305?gclid=Cj0KCQiAs67yBRC7ARIsAF49CdUy1OMiwcGPwYrmbe98EvbovNRHSbES_ExLqcN8J8LK1AJMyBhzxq8aAhSQEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds
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