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[quote name='dave_bass5' post='107689' date='Dec 21 2007, 07:29 AM']Didn't Henry play the bass part on the Minder theme?[/quote]


Believe that was Mo Foster :)

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[quote name='thebassmandave' post='107915' date='Dec 21 2007, 10:44 PM']Believe that was Mo Foster :)[/quote]

I stand corrected then.
Thanks.

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[b][i]*6 Year old thread resurrection*[/i][/b]


It [i]looks[/i] like he's online now - [url="http://henry-thomas.co.uk/"]http://henry-thomas.co.uk/[/url]

The content and external links are a bit odd in places though...

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Henry is a great under rated player.
That G&L 2000E He uses [u]is[/u] the bass i always wanted,
its a very early 2000E, i did try and get some info
from him about a year or two ago by sending him a message
via his site, never got a reply so dont think he uses it as its not been updated
at all, some live footage of him with paul weller here.
[url="http://basschat.co.uk/topic/210689-gl-l2000e-series-e-porn-old-fender-head-only-please/"]http://basschat.co.u...ad-only-please/[/url]

or search in the gear porn for...
G&L L2000E ( series E) Porn (old fender head only please)

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Wow!!
I seem to remember him talking a lot about playing " Heavy, heavy bass" on Rockschool.

When was Rockschool on TV?

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[quote name='Donnyboy' timestamp='1377808709' post='2192298']
Wow!!
I seem to remember him talking a lot about playing " Heavy, heavy bass" on Rockschool.

When was Rockschool on TV?
[/quote]

Circa 1983/84 IIRC

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this makes me feel very old, in 1989 essex county council ran a "rock school" weekend for young musicians, henry Thomas came and taught bass and deidre cartwright did the guitars, henry Thomas made all the bass players play a bit so he could assess us, he made some notes, I saw his notes later on and next to my name was "v.good" - that still makes me chuckle, then i got to play in deidre cartwrights band for the rest of the weekend, having been told I was "v.good" she handed me some sheet music, I pointed out I could not play a note, she said just jam on "g" and then go to "e" when I nod..... oh and I got to play henry's g & l bass, the first active high spec bass I had ever played at that time, it was amazing. in his way henry Thomas was probably as important as mark king in the early 80s to the british bass explosion

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i found him very inspirational. At the time I was slowly realising that the six string was not for me and his bass was the first I really noticed.

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That show was a real tv gold nugget to a wannabee musician. I remember Ian Paice on it and John Taylor fluffing a demo of Planet Earth.

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Does anyone have Henry's contact details? Please PM me if you do. Many thanks

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Iv'e actually got,and use,one of the Dynachord bass combos he used a couple of times on the Rock School show,heavy as hell but sounds really good,and goes LOUD if you need it too.

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49 minutes ago, Soulman said:

Iv'e actually got,and use,one of the Dynachord bass combos he used a couple of times on the Rock School show,heavy as hell but sounds really good,and goes LOUD if you need it too.

Was that the Dynacord BS412?

If so, I used one for about 8 years in the 80's and 90's. A wonderful sound, but heavier than a large planet. That's when I started using dolly boards for my gear.

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Yep that's it,as you say,heavy!had it serviced last year and it's just a great tone.

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On 14/06/2017 at 22:43, spectoremg said:

That show was a real tv gold nugget to a wannabee musician. I remember Ian Paice on it and John Taylor fluffing a demo of Planet Earth.

I remember the presenter who seemed to have his guitar under his chin 😆

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There was a female guitarist 'Deidre something or other' She always wore a boiler suit IIRC

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10 minutes ago, Hobbayne said:

There was a female guitarist 'Deidre something or other' She always wore a boiler suit IIRC

Deirdre was in Girlschool only they were called Painted Lady at the time 👍

 

Anybody remember Henry in "Finger Ease " adverts ?

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Found this on line 

The bands he played with include : Bros, Ginger Baker, Paz, Laid Back, Crusaders, Working Week, 911, All Saints, Heatwave, Hot Chocolate, Tim Whitehead Quartet, Sunwind...
He also played for and with : Gloria Gaynor, Debbie Gibson, Jaki Graham, Juliet Roberts, Martika, Sarah Jane Morris, Phyllis Nelson, Claire Hamill, Simona Bencini, Sally Johnson, Randy Crawford, Adrian Burns, Errol Brown, Jim Capaldi, David Grant, Billy Ocean, Geoffrey Osborne, Justin Hayward, Labbi Siffri, Leon Ware, Omar, Paul Weller, Troy Tate, Van Morrison, Cliff Richard, Allan Holdsworth, Jim Mullen, John Etheridge, Marc Ribot, Barbara Thompson, Mornington Locket, Didier Lockwood, Herbie Hancock...

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On ‎14‎/‎04‎/‎2020 at 09:06, Bilbo said:

Does anyone have Henry's contact details? Please PM me if you do. Many thanks

Do you count any nationally/globally well-known musos amongst your farcebook friends? Dave Swift, for example. He/they might be able to help?

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On 21/12/2007 at 15:29, dave_bass5 said:

WOW, i remember all of this. the Gary moore bit sticks in my mind the most but i do remember the Indian rhythm bit as well.

Didn't Henry play the bass part on the Minder theme?

Gary Moore was unhappy with the way his contribution was cut and used over several episodes. He thought he'd be featured in one episode. Christ! His rig had serious noise. Series Two also saw Deidre playing the Synth-Axe before cutting to... Allan Holdsworth absolutely tearing it up on one. Re. 'Minder' theme - think that was Mo Foster.

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56 minutes ago, visog said:

Gary Moore was unhappy with the way his contribution was cut and used over several episodes. He thought he'd be featured in one episode. Christ! His rig had serious noise. Series Two also saw Deidre playing the Synth-Axe before cutting to... Allan Holdsworth absolutely tearing it up on one. Re. 'Minder' theme - think that was Mo Foster.

Oh yeah, the noise was the most memorable part of the GM clips. 

I think you are right about Mo Forster. Back then I wasn’t interested in bass, so one bass played sounded the same as another lol 
 

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