Jump to content
Why become a member? Read more... ×
Basschat podcast: Episode 3 Read more... ×
Nehama

Ay up, from Leeds

Recommended Posts

So... my name's Nehama, and I've been doing bass for 45 years... I don't suppose I could kick it now, even if I tried.

I've had some nice basses over the years, Fenders, Steinbergers, Ibanezes, et al. but I like cheap and nasty these days, that way I won't sell 'em when I'm hard up. My current bass is a fret-free Staggberger (that's a Stagg customised with the EMGs from my last Steinberger) modified and set up to perfection by Beej Guitars in Leeds. I use roundwound strings (any brand, I'm not fussy) and play through a Marshall 100 guitar rig. Oh, and my Staggberger is tuned BEAD. I don't use pedals.

I am not a gear-geek, for me it's all about what, how and when you play... if you know what you're doing, you should be able to make any old plank sound good.

The genres I prefer are funk-rock, jazz-funk, reggae and anything with a edge... I don't do smooth (been there, done that, got bored), life's too short.

My motto: happiness is a warm bass :-)

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Welcome and ey up right back, I'm also from Leeds!

Your Staggberger sounds interesting, for some reason I always fancied having a go on a Stagg. I remember eyeballing them when I was 16 and they were tantalizingly almost affordable, plus they remind me of the ads for Stagg chilli on TV years ago!

Anyway, welcome again!

Rik

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Good evening, Nehama , and ...

JziD0WZ.gif

Plenty to read and amuse you here, and lots to learn and share.
 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 06/02/2019 at 17:16, Rikki_Sixx said:

Welcome and ey up right back, I'm also from Leeds!

Your Staggberger sounds interesting, for some reason I always fancied having a go on a Stagg. I remember eyeballing them when I was 16 and they were tantalizingly almost affordable, plus they remind me of the ads for Stagg chilli on TV years ago!

Anyway, welcome again!

Rik

If you fancy dropping down to the jam sessions a Northern Guitars (every other Tuesday) or the Duck & Drake pub (every Wednesday) you might get a chance to see and hear the Staggberger in action... and to do me out of a gig :-)

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 08/02/2019 at 14:24, Nehama said:

If you fancy dropping down to the jam sessions a Northern Guitars (every other Tuesday) or the Duck & Drake pub (every Wednesday) you might get a chance to see and hear the Staggberger in action... and to do me out of a gig 🙂

I still haven't been in to the "new" Northern Guitars, it looks amazing! I'll have to try and pop in. Jam sessions sound cool, I wondered if there were any around.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Where's Northern Guitars? I have only found Dawson's in Leeds (much larger now they knocked through to next door.)

Welcome too btw!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Northern Guitars is on Call Lane.  Downstairs is now a cafe/bar.  Guitars etc upstairs.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Kirky said:

Northern Guitars is on Call Lane.  Downstairs is now a cafe/bar.  Guitars etc upstairs.

Aaah. I have seen it then,. but only when driving on the Loop. Thanks!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×