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Posted 09 December 2013 - 05:17 PM

Yet again, I am working during the show. I will attend one year, I'm sure of it.
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Posted 09 December 2013 - 09:04 PM

We'll be there waiting for you :)

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Posted 13 December 2013 - 09:44 PM

Check out MrFretbuzz's post here and meet up, if you're coming from the same area: http://basschat.co.u...-12-march-2014/

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 08:26 PM

Lee Sklar confirmed. Can't miss him!

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 08:46 PM

Belatedly picked up on this. Anyone know whether there's a discount available for MU members?
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Posted 19 December 2013 - 09:35 PM

Their website only mentions group and student discounts. If a group of you guys team up, you can get a discount that way.

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 09:56 PM

View Posthiram.k.hackenbacker, on 19 December 2013 - 08:26 PM, said:

Lee Sklar confirmed. Can't miss him!

No, me neither. Hopefully he'll play his Star Bass for us :-)
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Posted 19 December 2013 - 11:22 PM

View Posthiram.k.hackenbacker, on 19 December 2013 - 08:26 PM, said:

Lee Sklar confirmed. Can't miss him!
My decision not to go this time has now been severely challenged.

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 04:45 AM

View PostJapanAxe, on 19 December 2013 - 08:46 PM, said:

Belatedly picked up on this. Anyone know whether there's a discount available for MU members?
Dunno, but I'm in for a group discount - Road trip!! :yarr:
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Posted 20 December 2013 - 11:26 AM

I went this year for the first time and wished I'd brought my own bass when I was trying out bass gear. Does anyone know the policy about punters bringing in personal instruments to the show?

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 01:19 PM

I have no answer to that, but I imagine it should be OK, if you don't mind lugging a bass around for the whole day. After all, if you bought a bass at the show and then carried it around to other stands and used it to try effects and cabs, I imagine that would be permitted...?

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 03:26 PM

I don't know what the score is with the LBGS but typically show frown upon you bringing your own gear in. Too easy for you to carry a gig bag with a POS in and swap it for something nice off a stand. Having taken my bass to Messe, they run a system where the bass is checked in, stickered and then you have to check it out again when you leave. It's a nightmare having it checked in and out and involved a lot of standing about waiting. My advice would be not to bother.

Also, if you are told you can bring it, then you get there and you are told that you can't take it inside, where do you leave your bass then?

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 02:10 PM

View Postjazzyvee, on 20 December 2013 - 11:26 AM, said:

I went this year for the first time and wished I'd brought my own bass when I was trying out bass gear. Does anyone know the policy about punters bringing in personal instruments to the show?

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There were a number of people who brought their own basses last year, but in the 10's and not in the hundreds. I had my own basses there because I was helping out on the MB stand (and again this year), but not sure of there is an official policy for visitors, The LBGS has in the past (and this year too I would guess) operated a policy of quiet and loud sessions, to try and give people the opportunity to have sensible conversations for most of the time. If you're expecting to try amps/effects etc, with your own bass and with HIFI clarity, then you're gonna have to doing through headphones at quiet times or be an expert at blocking out the background noise of dozens of amps at full bore at noisy times!

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Posted 18 January 2014 - 11:06 PM

I am working that weekend, but i have put out a shift swap request so i reckon i will be able to go. Very disappointed to be only able to make one day though. It looks like it will be Saturday, but missing Jack Bruce and Lee Sklar will be sad. But then i don`t want to miss Roger Glover either. Pity the 3 of them weren`t on the same day.
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Posted 19 January 2014 - 11:43 PM

Severely gutted I am going to miss Lee Sklar. Had a blast last year and met a few personal idols!
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Posted 21 January 2014 - 05:06 PM

View Postjazzyvee, on 20 December 2013 - 11:26 AM, said:

I went this year for the first time and wished I'd brought my own bass when I was trying out bass gear. Does anyone know the policy about punters bringing in personal instruments to the show?

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As an artist, I wasn't checked and was able to come and go with both my basses. I'm not sure what the score is with show-goers in general though.

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 01:52 AM

I'll be there for sure :)
And it's a couple of weeks before I pop over to MusicMesse, perfec' ;)

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 10:11 AM

OK cool - well I'm going - I'll be hanging and playing a bit on the Anaconda basses stand - come and say hello

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 10:29 AM

I'll make sure not to spend all of my time in the BC corner - we'll probably have timeslots like last year - and instead also walk round to say hi to all you guys working or performing at other stands. All hail the Brotherhood of Bass :D

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 11:05 AM

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 03:01 PM

Woohoo! Having missed the last couple, I'm on course for making it along to at least one of the show days. :)

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 03:14 PM

I am so going to make sure I see you at some point, Steve. And there are also proggy masterclasses to entice you :D http://www.londonbas...enzo-feliciati/

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 06:22 PM

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I am so going to make sure I see you at some point, Steve. And there are also proggy masterclasses to entice you :D http://www.londonbas...enzo-feliciati/

Yep, will defo see you there. Just not sure what day at the moment. Lee Sklar is on my must-see list, too, so I'll chance whether I catch his live show on Saturday, or his masterclass on Sunday.

p.s. - looking at the cover of BGM on the LBGS website, is it just me, or do Dave Swift and Jack look more alike as time goes by?!? ;)

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 07:00 PM

View PostStingray5, on 22 January 2014 - 06:22 PM, said:

looking at the cover of BGM on the LBGS website, is it just me, or do Dave Swift and Jack look more alike as time goes by?!? ;)


:D :lol: Let's see which one of them is first to be mistaken for the other, then. It's bound to happen, right? :lol: :P

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Posted 23 January 2014 - 10:29 AM

I feel sure that Dave will be hugely flattered by the comparison ...
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Posted 23 January 2014 - 10:54 AM

I'm ummmining and arrrrrring (that's brummie for thinking it over) at the moment.

Really want to see the Maruszczyk Instruments basses as I know Adrian has said he is exhibiting. However, having done various guitar shows over the years when I worked in retail, my blood runs cold at though of the smell of grease paint and the roar of the crowd. Or the roar of the grease paint and the smell of the crowd.

Anyone going to convince me it'll be worth coming along if I buy some new knuckle dusters and charge the taser?

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Posted 23 January 2014 - 11:02 AM

You know, if you just bought that Maruszczyk now, you wouldn't even have to think about going to the show or not. Just put the cost of the train tickets, transport and hassle into your new Maruszczyk. You've spent enough time speaking to Adrian and looking at all the Maruszczyk basses that have been posted on Facebook to know that buying a Maruszczyk is going to happen. You know that you've seen it all before and the only reason for going, is that you are trying to convince yourself that there will be other things there to interest you in addition to the Maruszczyk stand.

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Posted 23 January 2014 - 11:47 AM

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Posted 23 January 2014 - 09:55 PM

I shall be on using my normal blagged pass. Don't think I will be working but who knows...!





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