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Posted 02 February 2013 - 08:33 AM

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Not sure buddy. The google earth things a cool idea. Where there's no set route, I really wouldn't know what to suggest

I wasn't thinking in terms of planning the route , more of reporting it pictorally , IYSWIM , I will give it some thought and have a play .
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 08:35 AM

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I wasn't thinking in terms of planning the route , more of reporting it pictorally , IYSWIM , I will give it some thought and have a play .

I get ya. So kinda like using the little image tagging thing, tag it to the map location, and follow it that way kinda thing.
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 11:02 AM

View PostJimryan, on 02 February 2013 - 08:26 AM, said:

Nice one, with the Facebook and twitter links, are we talking the BC ones, or dedicated relay ones?

I imagine it would simply be the URL (and possibly FB page and Twitter handle) of the paper(s) you're getting in touch with. Depending on how local or small they are, they may not have FB or Twitter at all.
If they do have a presence online, Jellyfish and I can mention their URL (etc.) in our posts/tweets, and link to their articles about the Bass Relay.

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 04:11 PM

Afternoon all,

You'll be pleased to know that the bass is now all wired up and works. However, the neck pickup makes it sound like the amp has become a wasps nest, so I'm currently working on that.
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 04:21 PM

Ignore the last comment. Turns out that my practice amp's sh*t. Run it through a proper head and it sounds fantastic.

GAME ON!
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 04:50 PM

YAY!!!!!!!!!!!! :party:

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 05:00 PM

Good to hear that it is wired up and good to go :rolleyes:
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 05:06 PM

View Post3below, on 02 February 2013 - 05:00 PM, said:

Good to hear that it is wired up and good to go :rolleyes:

My soldering abilities are no where near as tidy as yours Francis, but its done now and good to go.

I'll make a tracking/gigs thread for it, but it'll be making it's debut on the 16th of Feb at The Jolly Sailor in Portsmouth.
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Posted 03 February 2013 - 02:38 PM

To all those participating, please start following the relay page in the "events" forum stating the bass' dates and locations.

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 03:05 PM

the relay now has a FB page which I urge all BC FBers to join/like/whatever it is the kids say these days.

www.facebook.com/bcbassrelay

will be a good/easy way to upload pictures and keep track of the bass relay too.
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Posted 12 February 2013 - 10:25 AM

I've just been directed to this thread by a certain spanish/scottish friend of ours.

Could i suggest that people involved in the relay record themselves with the bass. So that would mean setting up with the bass, a few words about who/what/where/when and then gig footage. I would be happy to edit it all together in a montage sort of thing.
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Posted 12 February 2013 - 11:41 AM

If the BC Relay comes to the LBGS (which should happen, as James is organising his trip) I'll be happy to take photos and also videos, if we find somewhere that allows us to plug in and play the bass. [Keeping in mind that we won't be allowed to do anything more than play literally a few notes.]

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 11:46 AM

I think if everyone records their gig, and then puts it onto a DVD (remember to label the DVD with name, date and gig) and send it over to me, I'll try and make it into something good to watch.
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Posted 12 February 2013 - 02:03 PM

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I think if everyone records their gig, and then puts it onto a DVD (remember to label the DVD with name, date and gig) and send it over to me, I'll try and make it into something good to watch.

Great idea, would help with guinness world records too. If people cant get a full track recorded, I imagine lots of short mobile video clips could work and would be easier to mix together?
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Posted 12 February 2013 - 02:05 PM

View Postbluejay, on 12 February 2013 - 11:41 AM, said:

If the BC Relay comes to the LBGS (which should happen, as James is organising his trip) I'll be happy to take photos and also videos, if we find somewhere that allows us to plug in and play the bass. [Keeping in mind that we won't be allowed to do anything more than play literally a few notes.]

Are there any local-ish members that could be willing to bring a wee practice amp along? or failing that, if any amplication firms are close to the BC stall that are willing to help. After all, it's for a good cause.
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Posted 12 February 2013 - 02:06 PM

I did also email Rotosound about the relay asking if they'd be willing to donate a few sets of strings, but it looks like my message has been ignored.
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Posted 12 February 2013 - 02:13 PM

View PostJimryan, on 12 February 2013 - 02:03 PM, said:

Great idea, would help with guinness world records too. If people cant get a full track recorded, I imagine lots of short mobile video clips could work and would be easier to mix together?

Well, i've just talked to my cousin in portsmouth who i told to attend your gig! He said he could get some footage if he gets a camera. But i wouldn't count on that. If he gets some footage, it will only be another perspective from yours i think.
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Posted 12 February 2013 - 02:14 PM

Although, i would prefer proper footage. Mobile phone camera's these days aren't bad i suppose. But it would probably be easier for me to be looking at a stack of DVD's with dates on them as opposed to a pile of file names.
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Posted 12 February 2013 - 02:16 PM

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I did also email Rotosound about the relay asking if they'd be willing to donate a few sets of strings, but it looks like my message has been ignored.

You could try D'Addario. They would probably offer up a few sets for some advertisement.
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Posted 12 February 2013 - 02:35 PM

James, I would try contacting one of the BC admins to see if they can ask companies to help on your behalf- asking as Basschat, and mentioning our website/Twitter/Facebook channels will probably get more attention than asking as yourself.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 02:48 PM

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James, I would try contacting one of the BC admins to see if they can ask companies to help on your behalf- asking as Basschat, and mentioning our website/Twitter/Facebook channels will probably get more attention than asking as yourself.

This is very wise! They also have a connection with rotosound already, don't they?

I prefer D'Addario's, but i'll probably not be playing the bass :P
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Posted 12 February 2013 - 02:54 PM

Rotosound is one of BC's advertisers.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 02:56 PM

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Rotosound is one of BC's advertisers.

Yes, and didn't a couple of the head honchos visit the factory too?
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Posted 12 February 2013 - 02:57 PM

Yup :)

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 09:43 AM

View PostMiltyG565, on 12 February 2013 - 10:25 AM, said:

I've just been directed to this thread by a certain spanish/scottish friend of ours.

Could i suggest that people involved in the relay record themselves with the bass. So that would mean setting up with the bass, a few words about who/what/where/when and then gig footage. I would be happy to edit it all together in a montage sort of thing.


nice! I'll certainly do that when it gets here!

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 06:58 PM

For those that missed it on Facebook;

I've just done some last minute checks ready for tomorrow night, ladies and gentlemen, please meet your new partner in crime...
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Also, in addition to the collection box, cancer research have also sent me some seals for the box, a second box and a blank poster. I've made some copies and included the original card one so you lot can make copies too. Here's a poor example of what you could do:
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Posted 15 February 2013 - 08:31 PM

Excellent - can't wait.. when's it coming over to cheltenham? :)
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Posted 15 February 2013 - 08:51 PM

And this is the A4 poster that will be placed on the bass when we take photos of it at the LBGS:

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 09:01 PM

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LBGS:

This always makes me think "Lesbian bi gay-sexual". Then i see a homophobic in-bred texan in my head saying something like "S/He's one o dem der lesbian bi gay-sexuals".

But i now realise that i means London Bass Guitar Show. :(
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Posted 15 February 2013 - 09:04 PM

LOL I'm not remotely as interesting as that, I'm afraid... :lol: :P





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