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Posted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:58 pm
by chris661
Hey Mr Bass, all,

Just to let you know the exams are kicking off soon, so my bass will be taking a rest for a while.

All done on the 21st of June - can't wait!

Chris

Posted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 8:59 pm
by Nick
If you want to post a link of the part, email me at "nick at lurcher dot org" with the image and I will post for you.

Posted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 11:01 pm
by simon
Load of old (deleted to protect the innocent :-) ) spam if you ask me Nick, like his other two posts.

Posted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 8:10 am
by Nick
Yep, he had his chance.

Posted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 6:45 pm
by IslandPink
Was that the demise of Mr. Ecigarettes ?

Re: The guitar/bass thread

Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 12:25 pm
by chris661
Didn't realise it'd been so long since I was messing with the bass! Yesterday I put some brown wood filler into the grooves where the frets used to be and then used sandpaper followed by wire wool to get the neck smooth. It really wasn't smooth before.
After messing with the action, truss rod, and shims behind the neck, I've got something usable. Action's still a bit high, but whatever. It plays and the intonation is okay.
A while back I got a Vox 2w all-valve head for guitaring, but I got it out for the bass and it sounds rather good plugged into one of my stage monitors (8" coaxial jobbie, nothing special).

Slowly getting the groove back. I'll be revisiting the videos further back in this thread once I've practiced up a bit.

Chris

Re: The guitar/bass thread

Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:01 pm
by Dave the bass
Burp-de-burpin'? :)

Re: The guitar/bass thread

Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:48 pm
by chris661
Not yet, but getting there.

Picked up Learn to Fly by the Foo Fighters for a start. I know that track pretty well.
Still getting to grips with Sultans of Swing. The tabs are good. My fingers, not as good.

Chris

Re: The guitar/bass thread

Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 11:41 am
by andrew Ivimey
Sultan's of Swing? on Bass guitar??? (- not the bass bit, that's easy.) Phroaaarrr!

This winter I've been doing lots of guitar playing - even a couple of classes but I'm in the doldrums - looking for direction, perhaps.

Re: The guitar/bass thread

Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 11:43 am
by pre65
[quote="andrew Ivimey "looking for direction, perhaps.
[/quote]

Go west young man. :)

Re: The guitar/bass thread

Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 11:44 am
by andrew Ivimey
What! Wales?

Re: The guitar/bass thread

Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 11:53 am
by pre65
andrew Ivimey wrote:
Wed Feb 22, 2017 11:44 am
What! Wales?

Malvern is west, you like Malvern. :lol:

Actually, I might be going on a coach trip to the Morgan factory in June, looking forward to that. :)

Re: The guitar/bass thread

Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:15 pm
by andrew Ivimey
Morgan factory is good.

Musically, Malvern seems covered by Elgar's mates - not my favourite cup of tea.

Upton, just down the road, however is a hotbed of great musical festivals; jazz, rock, blues and country at various times of the year.