Following on from last years ever popular abstinence thread (technically still this years at time of writing) started by @Sibob I thought I’d start another for the forthcoming year, not wishing to steal the idea from Si !
I made some bold claims last year and failed within a month.
I ended up buying an amp, cases, several basses, an in ear system, pedals ( I don’t even use effects!) and other sundries, and as far as my better half is concerned they all fall within the category of “necessity” or “strings” if she asks. 😂
So this year I don’t need an amp ( unless @Bergantino Audio Want to send me a BAmp for Xmas 😂) I don’t need basses, pedals or sundries. I casually explained this to some good friends on here and after they picked themselves up of the floor laughing they suggested I should start this years thread... so, here it is.
The same gauntlet thrown down, the same rules, there are no prizes, just a huge feeling of satisfaction in January 2021 when you go off on a buying frenzy for bass related gear
GAME ON! 🏆
Its been suggested that as a bit of fun, I keep track of those who sign up and how long they last 😃 I might even throw down the challenge @Al Krowand @walshyand @dave_bass5, although I fear the FS forums might collapse if I do!
Bassfan OUT 29/01 Drop pedal
Al Krow OUT 20/03 I know it was earlier I’ll update again with actual date 😂
Walshy OUT 06/01/2020. 2 trades.
dave_bass5 OUT 16/01/2020 GK MB200
FinnDave OUT 04/01/20 with a nice a sandberg and loads of other stuff!!
bassbiscuits OUT loads of gear!
quilly OUT 26/01 Reverb pedal
Lozkerr OUT pedal
Chiliwailer OUT 23/02/2020 Lull PJ
Mudpup OUT berg cab feb ?
Trueno OUT pedal board
Voting has now started on January's Composition Challenge.
Firstly thanks to November's winner, Mornats, for choosing this month's inspirational image.
Secondly, thanks to everyone who took part. We have a bumper crop of thirteen entries! Well done guys
Please vote for your top THREE favourites:
1) fleabag 'Feed Your Head'
2) Leonard Smalls 'Free Form Funghi Freakz (FFFF Baby)'
As is now tradition, we’re ending the year with a Basschat Cover Song Challenge: a selection of songs, all mercilessly butchered beautifully interpreted by members of this ‘ere community.
If you ever needed an excuse to don a pair of headphones and blissfully ignore your relatives for half an hour over the Christmas period… This. Is. It. Listen at your leisure and then vote for your top three favourites:
Dad3353 ‘Paradise Circus Waltz’ (original by The Alligators)
MoonBassAlpha ‘Driving Aloud (Radio Storm)’ (original by Robyn Hitchcock)
fingers211 ‘Silver Metropolitan Astronut’ (original by Neil Innes)
christofloffer ‘Spinning Away’ (original by John Cale & Brian Eno)
Mornats ‘Upside Down’ (original by Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein)
lurksalot ‘Wheels (OTB)’ (original by Verna Hills)
Skol303 ‘3AM’ (original by Thundercat)
xgsjx ‘Sonic Boom’ (original by Westworld)
fleabag ‘In A Broken Dream’ (original by Python Lee Jackson)