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Giffro

G'Day From Adelaide South Australia

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Hi Guys and Girls. I've been an Adelaide working bass player for over 50 years and worked most pub and club gigs throughout my city and country areas of South Aust. and Victoria. I got remarried to a great English girl from Nottingham after she moved here in 2015. I did 700 home recordings for her while we were apart (her in UK and me in Adelaide) and as she is partially deaf and wears 2 hearing aids she asked me if I would record the bass louder to the songs, so she could hear it better. I have recordings of some of those on the recording thread, so please persevere if you find the bass overly loud..it was done purposely for her.

I have mainly used my Peavey Dyna Bass 5 string for gig work and recording since buying it from the US in 1991. It has been my main workhorse for the past nearly 30 years, although my current stable of basses includes a beautiful 2017 Rickenbacker 4003, an Ernie Ball Music Man SRHH 5 string fitted with DR Neon Whites, a 1979 Peavey T-40, a Fender ABG, a Samick Artist Series 4 and a Sterling By Music Man S.U.B bass for my wife to learn bass on. I am a Rotosound string user mainly and only use a pick.

I have run my Peavey Dyna Bass through a Peavey MKIV head and Peavey 1820 cab since '91 and that rig still sounds great all these years later..she really moves some air.

I also own a Fender Rumble 500 Combo with a Fender extension 115 cab, plus a Fender Rumble 75 tiltback combo, with a 12" Special Design Fender Speaker which I use as a home practise amp

I remember when I first started playing bass back in the dim dark mid to late 60's, my dear old dad bought me a rough home made P style bass from a pawn-brokers shop and only because I pestered him for 6 months lol Within another month and more pestering dad bought me a beat up Goldentone amp to go with the bass from that same lucky pawnbroker shop.

I gigged an Australian made Lenard amp in the 70's and a Marshall Super Bass in the 80's and owned 2 Rickenbacker basses in that era that I regret selling..a beaut blue 4000 single pup model and a FireGlo 4003..I kick myself these days for letting those 2 basses go. I also sold a great Gibson short scale EB3 in the 80's which I should have also kept..the dopey things you do and later regret.

I have an Aussie made Maton Fretless 4 that my son is using..he better be looking after it.

I'm sure I will enjoy my time here with all you bass players on BassChat.

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I never played a bad Maton.  The JB4 and MB4's were nice.  Welcome aboard, mate.

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3 hours ago, Kiwi said:

I never played a bad Maton.  The JB4 and MB4's were nice.  Welcome aboard, mate.

Thanks for the welcome. So true about Matons..my JB4 Pro is a delight..the only pic I have of her is under red stage lights but the bass had a glorious polished gloss finish so when my son has finished with it I intend to rip around to his place and grab her back lol. The bass had a cannon plug on the lower body for recording direct to a sound engineers desk. Best made bass I have ever owned..the neck / body heel joint was a work of art.

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Thanks Ricky 4000, Teebs and Wombat for the welcome messages. Hey Wombat..I actually had a nic similar to yours years ago on some music forum..Dances With Wombats..I believe was the nic loll..time to revive it lol

Spent the last 3 years or so over on that other talky bass chat program..decided I needed a change seeing as how I married a pom..lol She has me saying all these odd English phrases now too lol..by eckers like.. I think she means something akin to golly look at that loll..Its been 12 years together and I'm still trying to understand her quaint Nottingham chat..NottyTalk I call it loll

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Thanks, when my kids were young they were always listening to Blinky Bill so I became Old Man Wombat and it sort of stuck.

and ‘by eckers like’ is Northern. Not English 😉

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12 hours ago, Wombat said:

Thanks, when my kids were young they were always listening to Blinky Bill so I became Old Man Wombat and it sort of stuck.

and ‘by eckers like’ is Northern. Not English 😉

Ok Wombat..my wife (From Nottingham) wanted you to know this, and I quote her loll...

"By Eckers like lad, ecky thump
is of Norse origin and is used widely throughout the Midlands, North Midlands, North Staffordshire and Yorkshire (by the way Northern England) and was still England when I went to school."

Btw..she argues with me all the time as well lolll (Must be a Notty thing loll)

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