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Hi there! My name's Ed and I'm from Sheffield. I'm a classic-rocker at heart, but play everything up to melodic / epic metal. My current band is on the heavier metal side, but I've got an 80s rock side-project and am the occasional accompanist for my acoustic singer-songwriter friend's coffee-house gigs.

I've been a bassist for about 14 years now, and my weapon of choice is a good ol' 4 string Fender P-bass. I have a couple of nice MIAs that I record with, a couple of MIMs that I gig with, a Squier VM that I bought to put in BEAD tuning and my Kingman acoustic. If I can get away without backline I'm not afraid to just put my Sansamp RBI through the desk (and, for that matter, the fx-return of any other bass-amp I find when I arrive), but when it's necessary to take some power I use a MarkBass LMII or Orange Terror Bass 500 through a 1x15 neo cab.

Of course, I didn't just arrive at 'grown-up'.. it's taken years of buying everything from the sublime to the ridiculous, finding out it was lovely to behold but impossible to play / carry / tame for small venues etc. and then moving it on to the next guy entering the same phase before trying something new. I've always liked to read opinions on gear forums, but it's only now that I feel I might have put in enough miles to offer something worthwhile back... ultimately I'll let you be the judge of that ;-)

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[quote name='Ed_S' post='1215612' date='Apr 30 2011, 11:06 AM']Hi there! My name's Ed and I'm from Sheffield. I'm a classic-rocker at heart, but play everything up to melodic / epic metal. My current band is on the heavier metal side, but I've got an 80s rock side-project and am the occasional accompanist for my acoustic singer-songwriter friend's coffee-house gigs.

I've been a bassist for about 14 years now, and my weapon of choice is a good ol' 4 string Fender P-bass. I have a couple of nice MIAs that I record with, a couple of MIMs that I gig with, a Squier VM that I bought to put in BEAD tuning and my Kingman acoustic. If I can get away without backline I'm not afraid to just put my Sansamp RBI through the desk (and, for that matter, the fx-return of any other bass-amp I find when I arrive), but when it's necessary to take some power I use a MarkBass LMII or Orange Terror Bass 500 through a 1x15 neo cab.

Of course, I didn't just arrive at 'grown-up'.. it's taken years of buying everything from the sublime to the ridiculous, finding out it was lovely to behold but impossible to play / carry / tame for small venues etc. and then moving it on to the next guy entering the same phase before trying something new. I've always liked to read opinions on gear forums, but it's only now that I feel I might have put in enough miles to offer something worthwhile back... ultimately I'll let you be the judge of that ;-)[/quote]


Welcome aboard buddy... Also in sunny Sheff myself!

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Sheffield represent. What's everyone's band called?

I'm in 2, the one where I play bass, inFictions [url="http://www.myspace.com/infictions"]http://www.myspace.com/infictions[/url]

And a new one which doesn't have a name yet where I play guitar. Recording soon.

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Cheers for the welcome!

I wasn't gonna try any shameless plugging too early on, but since I've been asked... my band is called Soul Shredder. If ya wanna take a look at the sort of thing we do, have a gander on YouTube!

[url="http://www.youtube.com/playlist?p=AE64AED026FD8FCA"]http://www.youtube.com/playlist?p=AE64AED026FD8FCA[/url]

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