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AndyTravis

Manchester Bass Bash?!

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Did I mention I'd be interested? Looks like I didn't - well, I can bring BF, Dingwall and Shuker stuff. And the iPad/SonicPort digital modelling stuff I've got. And my sparkling persona™, of course... :D Edited by Muzz

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Wirral bass bash also?..ok better make it an even bigger shed.
big J, was thinking of doing one a few years back.
you there jay ?
manchester would be good also, date pending.
i could bring1 or 2 surprises

and best of all i could bring ...... Biscuits :) yea.. not any old rich tea stale beer mat no no and thrice no, we are talking a quality biscuit here..
stand back,,, stand back,, no pushing please.......
behold :shok: .....the ....... Lotus caramelised Biscuit , :gas: Edited by funkgod

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My expertise ( :laugh1: :laugh1: :laugh1: ) and experience available if anybody wants to pick my brain for ideas...

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If this comes off I will try to bring my friend Steven Hart along with an assortment of his hand built basses, including his fanned fret, and 9 string. His guitars are really exotic and beautifully finished.

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No idea whether the venue is the kind of thing that people use for bass bashes but the rehearsal studioI use regularly put on live nights, they have a decent stage, room for up to 80 people, but 20 would still work, bar, and seating area. It has parking available and is on an industrial estate so no need to worry about noise,

It's in Oldham though so not central, but is only 5 mins from a tram I think.

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Oldham isn't that far from Wirral. So I'd be happy to travel.
I sort of got stuck on the financial side of things for a Wirral Bassbash.
Its easy to book a local studio for the day, but how are Bass Bashes usually financed?

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[quote name='Biglump' timestamp='1439576527' post='2844166']
Its easy to book a local studio for the day, but how are Bass Bashes usually financed?
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There is a certain degree of financial risk in organising a bash, because the organisers have to pay upfront for hiring the room(s), then set an entry fee to recoup that outlay (and maybe offer the excess to a charity etc.), then hope that all those who promised to attend do attend and pay their fee.

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I'll speak to the owner of the studio and double check dates and prices. Am I right in thinking a Saturday night is the way forward?

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I too would be interested, a quick wiz over t'hill, past the sheep, Mmm, oh and could we perhaps pay up front before the bash so as to cover costs in case circumstances stop a few attending who meant to go if there's a problem with breaking even ?
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[quote name='CHW' timestamp='1439633655' post='2844524']
Am I right in thinking a Saturday night is the way forward?
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Wouldn't that rule quite a few of us out cos' of gigging commitments ?

Happy to pay upfront to take the risk out of it for the organiser

Les

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A Sunday , lunch-time-ish would give me the best chance of attendance , I would support it by paying for a ticket whether I could get there or not .

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[quote name='lurksalot' timestamp='1439749785' post='2845474']
A Sunday , lunch-time-ish would give me the best chance of attendance , I would support it by paying for a ticket whether I could get there or not .
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Ditto! :)

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I'd certainly like to come along.
On the organisational side, as a noob, I think it would be best to look at how a bash works before I start to try and hold one.
That said, I can potentially provide 3 seats and boot space for a multitude of basses on a merry ride from Wirral to wherever.
Or two seats and a lot of gear if I bring the van.....

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Looking forward to seeing a date finalised ? Would love to come meet some of you guys and talk all things bass :)

Would bring the ever interesting 2ohm mesa walkabout rig incase anyone wants to whitness invoulantary bowel movement inducing type frequencies ???? ;) Edited by Wonky2

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I'm interested.
As mentioned, as a noob would be unsure where to start but would be happy to organise if anyone could give me some pointers.

There are plenty of reasonably priced rooms around east Manchester where I live if bringing our own munchies is doable.

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Regarding a place to go .....
there is an option by me,
I know its not Manchester, but just as an option incase someone wants to do one in the area.
its in ellesmere port, so is central for
wirral
manchester
Chester
North wales
Liverpool.
Wrexham
Northwhich

its just off the M53 by cheshire oaks ( very easy to get too)
Its got a big room with good stage, dance floor
there is a divided seating area and a bar
and i think if asked they can put on food to order
big car park,
and i think i may be able to get it for not alot of cash
( he might even let us use it free if we can get a fair few in with food)
its at the Whitby sports and social club
[url="http://www.whitbyclub.com/"]http://www.whitbyclub.com/[/url]

I could ask if someone else wanted to take up the organisation side ?
i could also help out by setting up a quality pa, if a band wanted to host to do bassey thingys , (not forgetting its a bass bash.)

and ideas, like..
could we do a reverb pedal and a wah pedal shoot out ?
if everyone brings theirs we could try them.

I dont really know what else to suggest to help get it going. Edited by funkgod

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I still end up referring to that place as the Shell Club !

Are Sundays a good time for the room there ? if so, then I guess we just need an idea of costs and hang a date out to see who can make it .

I am not sure a full PA is needed , but its a great offer, I suppose it depends on what the objectives of the attendees is , if it is just a touchy feely mess around on as much kit as you can , then just a bit of space and a few hours is probably all thats required .

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[quote name='lurksalot' timestamp='1477949985' post='3165530']
I still end up referring to that place as the Shell Club !

Are Sundays a good time for the room there ? if so, then I guess we just need an idea of costs and hang a date out to see who can make it .

I am not sure a full PA is needed , but its a great offer, I suppose it depends on what the objectives of the attendees is , if it is just a touchy feely mess around on as much kit as you can , then just a bit of space and a few hours is probably all thats required .
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Yep, me too, I had to look up the new name as I keep forgetting it, will always be the shell club in my mind.
Sunday's, I will ask about tomorow,
The pa idea was good to go in case someone had an idea of use, or knew someone who wanted to give a talk,
Keep you posted, Edited by funkgod

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