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This Build Diary is a bit different this time. A little introductory text and an image and then a link to a video.
 
It's a bass that I made in the workshop whilst submerging myself in the music of Maceo Parker and his band(s).
 
So I call this bass "Maceo" by way of a tribute. The bass players on Maceo's discography are mostly Jerome Preston and Rodney "Skeet" Curtis. Those guys really put the "F" in Funk!
 
If I have done this right, the link below will take you to the video post on FB. I don't think Basschat supports video itself?
 
 
I hope you enjoy it together with some background music courtesy of Max Manning on guitar and myself on Bass and violins arrangement, with Damon Clarridge on drums. Our buddy Craig Blencowe gets a credit for lyrics - but we're keeping the vocals up our sleeves for later!

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2 hours ago, Bassworks said:

If I have done this right, the link below will take you to the video post on FB. I don't think Basschat supports video itself?

Yes.  Yes it does.

Some of us dislike FB intensely.

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16 hours ago, SpondonBassed said:

Yes.  Yes it does.

Some of us dislike FB intensely.

I can't see Basschat buying datacentre space to host video files though and everyone has their own like/dislike for different social media platforms. Any universally acceptable solutions gratefully received.

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7 hours ago, Bassworks said:

I can't see Basschat buying datacentre space to host video files

My understanding is that there is 500mb of space that comes with every member's account for most forms of media.

If FB suits you that's fine.  Maybe you could put some stills up here from the video?

 

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9 hours ago, SpondonBassed said:

My understanding is that there is 500mb of space that comes with every member's account for most forms of media

I've always wondered about that, what happens when you use all your space can you still post pics? Because I've got 4.15mb left? 

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4 hours ago, Jimothey said:

I've always wondered about that, what happens when you use all your space can you still post pics? Because I've got 4.15mb left? 

I don't know about this version of the site software.

With the last one, we got something like 30mb and when it was full you could not post any more.  You could pull up a page of all of your images stored on BC.  From there you could edit.  I haven't seen anything like that here.

When you looked back at those posts, there were now lots of messy looking text placeholders instead of photos.  Photobucket users suffered with this when they went fully commercial.  A vast number of good posts were defaced as a result.  That we had to suffer this in the course of an upgrade to BC as well was a bit of a bummer seeing as it was "our" site.

It was not much of an issue then because the new site had 500mb of image storage.  Of course people can take higher resolution photos with every advance in tech and the files can be large.

I was wary of this happening from the start so I routinely size my images to get the smallest file possible.  Even so, I have used half of my storage by now.  I will be asking for more at some point.  If I can't get it I might consider unsubscribing rather than deface my own posts again.

It's a good question.

@ped or @charic might be able to answer it.  Maybe it's worth asking in the Site Issues topic.

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5 hours ago, Jimothey said:

I've always wondered about that, what happens when you use all your space can you still post pics? Because I've got 4.15mb left? 

Nope, you can't post new pics. You have to go into your profile and start deleting images to get space back. The image deletion process isn't terribly user friendly, you can't select a specific time range or a single thread for example. 

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You can manage your attachments here

https://www.basschat.co.uk/attachments/

It’s advisable to use something like imgur or img but to host ‘random’ pictures

Video - upload to YouTube and paste the link here which will embed the video 

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Thanks I've now started screenshotting my pics as it take the file size down to 200kb instead of 2mb I'll just delete some of my old pics...... 👍🏻 

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On 31/01/2021 at 14:40, Bassworks said:

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I've just found this bass on your website... it looks amazing ...
dbb635_1a5cdae5a46b4004a6f5f17158f72c1e~ 

what do all the knobs do? there's like extra wood ones beneath the bridge? 

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@LukeFRC 

The back wooden one probably makes the grain stand out more or less (boost your wood, as it were), the front one makes the Pearl blocks stand out more and, when on full, eclipse the Sun

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11 hours ago, LukeFRC said:

I've just found this bass on your website... it looks amazing ...
dbb635_1a5cdae5a46b4004a6f5f17158f72c1e~ 

what do all the knobs do? there's like extra wood ones beneath the bridge? 

... extra wooden ones under the bridge are for the piezo pickups in the bridge I think I read somewhere.

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On 18/02/2021 at 23:45, LukeFRC said:

I've just found this bass on your website... it looks amazing ...
dbb635_1a5cdae5a46b4004a6f5f17158f72c1e~ 

what do all the knobs do? there's like extra wood ones beneath the bridge? 

I got to have a quick play on this the other day. It's awesome, so much GAS for it. 

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