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I can barely see to make this post and I was the same last night when I found out. I'm devastated and my thoughts and sympathies go out to his family and friends.

I have warm memories of Si's visit. I took him around the RAF base where I am stationed (he loved aircraft) and as you can see from the photos that my good lady posted; we had a lot of fun.

Si was one of the reasons I went for a Shuker, he even phoned Jon while I was there to make sure I hadn't got lost in the famous wood store.

He is sorely missed.

Rest in Peace friend.

Pete

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Horrible news - I wish his family all the best at this difficult time. I never met him but he seemed like one of the good guys.

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Another shocked & saddened BC'er here.
I met Si/OldGit once at the same Bass Bash that Nash took his Sunn amp to (Northampton?) and he was good fun and really nice.

Condoloncies to his Family & Friends.

R.I.P.

Jon (thebass)

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I only knew hi though his posts here and couple of PMs and a phone call when he was helping me out by buying a bass from Ishibashi on my behalf.

Extra helpful, knowledgeable and an all-round nice bloke. We'll all miss him...

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Gutted. Such a friendly man. We've exchanged a few pms over the last few months and he'd invited me to pop in if I was ever east of the taff. All my love and best wishes to his family and friends.

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So sad.

Exchanged many a PM with Si during my time on here.

Always thought I'd meet him in the flesh one day.

Sincere condolences to his nearest and dearest.

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Can only endorse everything else written about him here. A witty, knoledgeable, helpful and basically vital part of the BC community, he will be missed sorely. Condolences to his family, friends and loved ones.

RIP OG

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Unfortunately I never got to meet Si, I'm just another one of those 'imaginary friends' (as SWMBO refers to BCers) but I exchanged many a PM with him and my thoughts go out to his family and friends (imaginary or otherwise).

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I was fortunate enough to have Si come to one of my gigs in Cardiff a few years ago. He didn't know who i was and we had only had brief chats on here, but still he made the effort to come out on a tueseday night to see us play. Full of fantastic advice and a level of observation that made clear he took an active interest in helping others. A very rare gem that will leave a noticable hole both on this forum and in many of our lives. My deepest condolences to his family and friends.

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Just to echo the thoughts of many before. I have been busy over the weekend and this morning was the first time I'd really got to look at the site fpr a couple of days. This is terrible news. I only met Simon once at one of the Northampton bassbashes though I've exchanged Pm's and recently had a pedal off him, always seemed a thouroughly straight and helpful guy. My sincere condolences to his family.

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Never met him, didn't know him in the slightest, but found his posts interesting and illuminating. Sad news.

Like everyone else my thoughts are with his friends and family.

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Absolutely speechless!
Although this place is essentially an online community you get the feeling that everyone has lost a true friend.
This news really puts things into perspective and personally shows me what is truly important.
RIP Si.... My thoughts go out to your firends and family.

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Such a shock - Old Git seemed like a permanent fixture on Basschat. I never met him but always enjoyed reading his posts, which were many and varied and always interesting. So sad. He's going to be missed around here.

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SHOCKED...

I left this topic alone as I thought he was just not going to be able to post for a while as originally suggested.
I never knew him personally but we bantered a bit on here although I know we were coming from the same direction.

Truly shocked and such a shame as he was an excellent contributor who will be sorely missed here.

Condolences to all who knew him.

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Well said Rich

I have become a member just to say so long to a dear, dear friend.
He started on the bass a couple of weeks behind me, when we were at school.

Later, we both wanted to know how Wishbone Ash got that bass sound on the early albums with a Gibbo' . . only to find years later that they hired in a Precision.

My last memory . . . having him sat right in front of Wishbone Ash Live at my very own private party in June . . . My goodness we had a grand time!

The world, my world, was so much better for having had you in it SiCco . RIP

In deep shock

Simon

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