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I am, unsurprisingly considering the post title, considering taking a drive up to Bass Direct in the near future. I occurred to me that somewhere along the 143 ml route from my part of Essex to Leamington Spa someone/two/three might want to occupy one of the three spare seats and visit this veritable Aladdin’s Cave of bassology? If anybody fancies the trip then we can sort out dates/times etc. Or is this a stupid idea? 

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"I'll just visit this Ye Olde Sweetshop, Lego Emporium and Biscuit Outlet but won't leave my wallet at home..."

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22 hours ago, Frank Blank said:

I am, unsurprisingly considering the post title, considering taking a drive up to Bass Direct in the near future. I occurred to me that somewhere along the 143 ml route from my part of Essex to Leamington Spa someone/two/three might want to occupy one of the three spare seats and visit this veritable Aladdin’s Cave of bassology? If anybody fancies the trip then we can sort out dates/times etc. Or is this a stupid idea? 

Weekends? You could give me you wallet for safekeeping for the duration of our perusal.

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11 minutes ago, hiram.k.hackenbacker said:

Any daytime to be honest, depending on what Mrs.H is up to. 

Ach well, worth a shot.

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I don't need or want anything yet a trip there would be fun just for the craic, as we say around here.  However my diary is running at capacity, such are the joys of retirement. 

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2 minutes ago, TheGreek said:

Are you suggesting a burglary??? 😆😆

Well, if Warren and I went out of the three of us there would be at least 2 ex-coppers.

So probably best not to rule anything out 😄 

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I’ve looked at going a few times on the train from London but it looks a bit of a hike from the station... Could get a cab easily enough though I suppose.

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I hope the dude who runs the place isn’t reading this!

31 minutes ago, CamdenRob said:

I’ve looked at going a few times on the train from London but it looks a bit of a hike from the station... Could get a cab easily enough though I suppose.

You could but I could drive you to the door!

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I live literally about 20 minutes from Bass Direct but I've never been.

The stock I'm interested in is the really high end stuff that I can't really afford and I'd feel a bit weird about going in there just to kick tyres.

Feel free to PM me though if anyone needs a getaway driver with local knowledge or somewhere nearby to stash the loot until the heat dies down.

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21 minutes ago, hiram.k.hackenbacker said:

Give me a shout if you decide when you’re going, just in case 😜

Will do.

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1 hour ago, Cato said:

I live literally about 20 minutes from Bass Direct but I've never been.

The stock I'm interested in is the really high end stuff that I can't really afford and I'd feel a bit weird about going in there just to kick tyres. 

Honestly they don't mind. I went in last year to do exactly that. Apart from London there is nowhere else in the UK that has the stock they have.

 

I started out trying something I was genuinely interested in and then just started asking to play Ken Smiths and Foderas just to try and understand where that extra £4000 comes from in a bass. 

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1 minute ago, BassApprentice said:

I started out trying something I was genuinely interested in and then just started asking to play Ken Smiths and Foderas just to try and understand where that extra £4000 comes from in a bass. 

Did you find the answer to your question?

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2 minutes ago, BassApprentice said:

Erm....No.

But I think you need more than 10 minutes through a headphone amp to (pretend) to understand that 😅

My fear about going there is that I might come home with this....

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I’m going to download this thread in a pdf in case I need it in court

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