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Hi everybody - 'scrumpymike' here, aka Sales & Marketing Manager for Gillett Guitars! As those who attended the first South-West Bass Bash I organised in May already know, Michael Gillett kindly sponsored the event - which is how I got to know him. (For those who weren't there, Gillett design and build the distinctive 'Contour' range of electro-acoustic basses in the UK and are based in the South West near me.) The basses were generally well received at the bash and a few of us (me included) were so blown away that we decided to get one.
Since joining GG three weeks ago, I’ve shared my passion for this forum with Michael G and explained why I think we should be actively supporting what is the best online community of bass players in Europe and keeping members up to date with what we’re doing. He’s up for that so we’ve taken a Basschat banner ad, this sponsored Gillet Guitars topic, and are giving members first shot at some ex-demo Contour Slimline basses at a big-discount as a Christmas promo (post with full details to follow).
A while back I posted a couple of ‘scrumpymike’ topics about my own Contour bass, which were enthusiastic to the point of being evangelical. Now I’m on the payroll, I’ll be confining my future Gillett content to this sponsored thread — and I’ll try to make it a bit less subjective and more objective / informative. We’re the only company batch-producing luthier-quality bass guitars in the UK so please give us your support if you can. And I don’t just mean your money (though that would be nice). There’s a massive amount of knowledge and experience on this forum and your comments and suggestions will be gratefully and thoughtfully received.
So, watch out for the next post with details of the ex-demo offer. In the meantime, here's our website link:
Lots going on at Chowny at the moment. So am sponsoring a thread to put you in the picture
We've new offices in Bristol (in scenic Lawrence Hill) and would love to invite anybody who fancies it to pop by and have a play on our basses or pedals. Just give us a heads up when you want to come.
So first stock updates:
Stock in of all of the following:
Retrovibe EVO Davie504 Basses
Stock incoming over the next month
CHB-1 and CHB-2 (2018 editions)
We've added a new video studio and are adding new videos to our Youtube channel twice a week. They will be a mix of things (jams, talks etc)
Here is Scott Whitley and I talking about the SWB and how we came to make it.
And here is Danny Sapko playing on the very first ever CHB that we made.
Finally we are releasing our new Bassmosphere Pedal soon.
It's boutique designed Chorus/Reverb pedal. Manufactured in China and sold for the price of £62 (plus the usual "basschat" discount).
Anybody who wants to come and play some bass (and drums) or just bring your band into our studio to do a song - get in touch.
Thanks! Will add to this thread as new stuff happens.