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Jimryan

THE Bass Relay Thread

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[quote name='bluejay' timestamp='1360679748' post='1974468']
James, I would try contacting one of the BC admins to see if they can ask companies to help on your behalf- asking as Basschat, and mentioning our website/Twitter/Facebook channels will probably get more attention than asking as yourself.
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This is very wise! They also have a connection with rotosound already, don't they?

I prefer D'Addario's, but i'll probably not be playing the bass :P

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[quote name='bluejay' timestamp='1360680877' post='1974498']
Rotosound is one of BC's advertisers.
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Yes, and didn't a couple of the head honchos visit the factory too?

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[quote name='MiltyG565' timestamp='1360664706' post='1974083']
I've just been directed to this thread by a certain spanish/scottish friend of ours.

Could i suggest that people involved in the relay record themselves with the bass. So that would mean setting up with the bass, a few words about who/what/where/when and then gig footage. I would be happy to edit it all together in a montage sort of thing.
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nice! I'll certainly do that when it gets here!

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For those that missed it on Facebook;

I've just done some last minute checks ready for tomorrow night, ladies and gentlemen, please meet your new partner in crime...
[IMG]http://i1258.photobucket.com/albums/ii527/jimryan88/Bcbassrelay/image_zps85050f55.jpg[/IMG]

Also, in addition to the collection box, cancer research have also sent me some seals for the box, a second box and a blank poster. I've made some copies and included the original card one so you lot can make copies too. Here's a poor example of what you could do:
[IMG]http://i1258.photobucket.com/albums/ii527/jimryan88/Bcbassrelay/image_zps8f1dc3ad.jpg[/IMG]

Cheers

James

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[quote name='bluejay' timestamp='1360961503' post='1979246']
LBGS:
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This always makes me think "Lesbian bi gay-sexual". Then i see a homophobic in-bred texan in my head saying something like "S/He's one o dem der lesbian bi gay-sexuals".

But i now realise that i means London Bass Guitar Show. :(

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[quote name='bluejay' timestamp='1360962255' post='1979260']
LOL I'm not remotely as interesting as that, I'm afraid... :lol: :P
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Yes, but we know what it REALLY means now ;)

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[quote name='bluejay' timestamp='1361035417' post='1980173']
Tonight's the night! Anybody in Portsmouth going to James' gig?
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Won't be a good start to the relay if there isn't :lol:

James, have a cracker, let's get this party started!

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[quote name='xilddx' timestamp='1361035479' post='1980175']
Won't be a good start to the relay if there isn't :lol:
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LOL, touché... I meant in Portsmouth [i]and[/i] on here, I guess :D :lol: :rolleyes: :P

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Cheers for the good wishes guys.

Don't tell anyone, but someone's may have leaked tonight's set :-p
[IMG]http://i1258.photobucket.com/albums/ii527/jimryan88/Bcbassrelay/image_zpsf6df492e.jpg[/IMG]

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Sorry I'm late guys, been busy.

Gig was AMAZING. My favourite gig so far.

Date: 16/02/2013
Location/venue: The Jolly Sailor, Portsmouth
Band: Mr. Big Stuff, 8 piece funk, soul & Motown covers.

Since I started playing, all I've wanted is a band with a horn section and one that people dance too. Saturday fulfilled both.

For the duration of the gig I used my squier VM Precision, through a Polytune mini, and my DOD FX25b. From there I used the balanced out on the BH250 and straight through the PA. This was a great idea on paper, but resulted in me having to play near on the entire gig blind.

When the time came, I donned the BC polo, reached for the baton, and ran through our rendition of Dee-Lite's "Groove is in the heart".

I had a fantastic time, had a few drinks, even got ordered to do a solo during an extended break in "we are family".

All in all, fantastic. Obviously, I'm aware that without photos, it never happened. They're only camera phone jobs, but people of basschat...here is your proof:

[IMG]http://i1258.photobucket.com/albums/ii527/jimryan88/Bcbassrelay/image_zpsb6a41753.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i1258.photobucket.com/albums/ii527/jimryan88/Bcbassrelay/image_zps00c1a8e6.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i1258.photobucket.com/albums/ii527/jimryan88/Bcbassrelay/image_zpsc4a9fe1f.jpg[/IMG]

Annoyingly, the only pictures I have (so far), I'm in serious mode. However, most of the night I was smiling and dancing.

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And some from the rest of the show:

[IMG]http://i1258.photobucket.com/albums/ii527/jimryan88/image-10_zps6d801134.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i1258.photobucket.com/albums/ii527/jimryan88/image-10_zps307e5891.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i1258.photobucket.com/albums/ii527/jimryan88/image-10_zpsce15261a.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i1258.photobucket.com/albums/ii527/jimryan88/image-10_zps39eba28a.jpg[/IMG]

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Loving this! Thanks James. I've tweeted the lot, with links to this thread and the BCBassRelay FB page. I'll be waiting for you at the LBGS! \m/ :D \m/

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