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Did an audition Thursday evening. Standard covers fare, nothing difficult. I learned two things:

One: Never again going to be able to play in a band standing up. Shoulder won't handle it any more. So didn't take the offred gig.

Two: this tiny rig happily kept up with a guitarist and moderate drummer! It left them open-mouthed, in fact.

Very pleased, and still in pain, in equal measure!

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Glad the rig works for you, sorry about the pain!

The Elf/One10 set up is very cool, I found I ran out of headroom for my needs though so ended up back with my beloved Ashdown RM head. Doesn’t stop the self being astonishingly good :)

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The tiny one10 sounds good with every amp I've tried it with but I particularly enjoy the Quilter BB800.  It's a bit dark sounding though so maybe not to everyones liking but great for smaller gigs.

Frank.

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3 hours ago, fretmeister said:

Waist strap

Get one of these and call the band, tell them you changed your mind!!!!

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I balance on a bar stall now,legs don’t get anywhere near as tired ,started out just on quiet Sunday arvo gigs,then just progressed to the night time bigger gigs,no one has ever said anything or cared

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20 hours ago, Telebass said:

One: Never again going to be able to play in a band standing up. Shoulder won't handle it any more. So didn't take the offred gig.

That's a real shame, am sure you sound just as good a bassist whether standing or sitting. Hope you can find a way to cover playing bass and accommodating your shoulder without having to make too many compromises. 

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Nice. Some of the reviews of that online are quite negative....how have you found it?

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It’s fine. Can be a bit wobbly if the mic stand isn’t a solid one, but it’s sturdy enough.

i used mine after hernia surgery while I was recovering.

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Sad to hear about number one mate. But very happy to read about the joys of your light rig which I have mirrored, minus the OneTen but may get one of those eventually. I’ve recently started playing with some Uke players over your way and wanted a light and small rig. 

Was the audition for that local to you covers band who advertised on FB? If so did you join them? 

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I've been playing sitting down for 15 years or so, on a Kinsman KGS stool and the Harley Benton clone of it. Better than not playing, and haven't had any comments about it.

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Just sit atop a bar stool jazz-style and effect an insouciant pose

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I have an embrace. I stabilise the stand with a weight from a dumbell slid down the shaft. 

I was ready to quit two years ago with the same problem. Lightweight bass, wide strap with bobbles to aid circulation has sorted me out. 

I did make a waist strap which worked like a charm but required extra strap buttons so extra holes. 

 

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The problem is not with weight or straps, it's my right shoulder, and I'm right-handed. Just the position and movement of the 'modified' arm causes a great deal of  pain. It's 95% ok when sitting down. It may, repeat may, settle in time.

I did not take the offered gig, I'm not about to subject myself to that level of torture. I am still hopeful of getting the jazz trio off the ground, and that's a seated gig by design. Just got to find that mythical pianist!

Edited to add: I do have the Kinsman stool, but it doesn't work for me, head-wise,  in a rock band, where I want to be bopping about. Basically,  bopping ist verboten! So I'd rather sit and be mellow.

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22 hours ago, Daz39 said:

insouciant

Good word....I bet you don't drop it into conversation very often though..😎

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