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Ex Welsh Guards Army tuba player with newish IB SR655

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See you around folks..  Chris

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Welcome Chris.

I have the 605.  It has two humbuckers as opposed to a J and a P pickup.  It's got a great neck so I am confident that you will be comfortable with yours.

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Welcome Chris,  

I came at it from a different direction so play bass guitar and sometimes upright bass (plucked only - mainly for the look and sound) with a concert band alongside tuba players.   I have never managed to get my paws around bowing and recently found out I am allergic to rosin!  I'm sure if you've played in the Welsh Guards you're at much more disciplined and competent level than me!

As a former trombone player I have been tempted to look into a sousaphone or tuba but I know the band would want me to stay on that if I picked it up enough! 

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5 hours ago, Huge Hands said:

Welcome Chris,  

I came at it from a different direction so play bass guitar and sometimes upright bass (plucked only - mainly for the look and sound) with a concert band alongside tuba players.   I have never managed to get my paws around bowing and recently found out I am allergic to rosin!  I'm sure if you've played in the Welsh Guards you're at much more disciplined and competent level than me!

As a former trombone player I have been tempted to look into a sousaphone or tuba but I know the band would want me to stay on that if I picked it up enough! 

Think the bass guitar is a great instrument to compliment a wind band etc. Great to hear from you m8. 

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5 hours ago, SpondonBassed said:

Welcome Chris.

I have the 605.  It has two humbuckers as opposed to a J and a P pickup.  It's got a great neck so I am confident that you will be comfortable with yours.

Yep, tried last night and really feel at home with the Abby neck. God, what a nice instrument and thought it very powerful until I put the 9V in, with my Peavey TKO115. Wow. Power!

 

Cheers Guys.

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The Nordstrand pickups are great. Would love a pair of the Big Singles in a Jazz bass. Now we need to start a tuba section for you :D

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