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#61 Beedster

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Posted 05 August 2016 - 03:14 PM

View Postneilp, on 05 August 2016 - 02:31 PM, said:

If you want to walk round in silence trying people's basses, come and do it. I certainly wouldn't want to stop you, and nor I suspect would anyone else. If you don't want to come, don't come, but why try to rubbish the whole thing. I'm busy, I've got classical gigs and electric bass gigs to prepare and practice for, but I regard this sort of get-together as part of the fun of being a bass player, even if it's not going to revolve around my needs. I'm driving from West Sussex to do it, and I'm looking forward to it

View PoststingrayPete1977, on 05 August 2016 - 02:52 PM, said:

I'm not saying you need to chat for hours in minute detail, but I think at least an exchange of friendliness would be polite before grabbing an expensive bass before playing it.

I find this whole situation strange right from your first arsey post I've quoted and quoted from already,why do you feel so special that you needed to be privately consulted about this bash?

It's been in the db section for ages as an open discussion regarding plans different to last time before dates were confirmed.

Telling us what you would of brought with you is frankly, childish.

Guys, I've not really 'rubbished' this event or wanted to be 'treated specially' (and any of you who've actually met me know that I certainly would not be walking around silently, which by the way was your suggestion Pete, not mine), I simply stated that, like many others apparently, I would need a bit more reassurance about the quality of this event if I were to make the effort of a whole day's journey. And, thanks, I now have all the reassurance I need.

Apologies of my apparent rudeness put noses out of joint, I suspect they were waiting to be.

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Posted 05 August 2016 - 03:29 PM

I've no idea how we got here, shame.
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Posted 05 August 2016 - 03:58 PM

View PoststingrayPete1977, on 05 August 2016 - 03:29 PM, said:

I've no idea how we got here, shame.

Likewise Pete, my apologies if I've caused offence, it was really not my intention, but to be really honest, I've got no real idea why people have reacted the way they have to what was a very simple statement of fact from my POV (frankly had the PM this morning been a little more constructive we probably wouldn't be here but c'est la vie).

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Posted 05 August 2016 - 05:01 PM

I think this is the problem with talking online, it's easy to get the wrong end of the stick, you should come along too the bash and eat sandwiches, drink coffee and look at bass stuff :)
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Posted 05 August 2016 - 06:21 PM

View PoststingrayPete1977, on 05 August 2016 - 05:01 PM, said:

I think this is the problem with talking online, it's easy to get the wrong end of the stick, you should come along too the bash and eat sandwiches, drink coffee and look at bass stuff :)

Agreed, if I can make it I will Pete. There's a couple of characters from down this way I was planning to drive up, so I feel I'd be letting them down if I didn't to be honest. I will however spend the entire day in silent contemplation of double basses and will scowl at anyone using any form of amplification :)

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Posted 05 August 2016 - 06:31 PM

You can try my Gedo out in silence while I check out the preamps and wireless system :D
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Posted 07 August 2016 - 01:10 PM

If anyone wants to have a beginners session on bowing then I would be happy to do German bowing. Anyone want to introduce French bowing?
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Posted 07 August 2016 - 04:47 PM

I've got the bow but I lack the skills with it!
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Posted 07 August 2016 - 08:29 PM

View PoststingrayPete1977, on 05 August 2016 - 08:33 AM, said:

It would be nice to see a few more names on the list and a few more basses that I agree with, I'd like to see more people who want an introduction to upright to come along too.

I was thinking it's not too far from home. An introduction to the instrument would be of great interest although it is not one that I plan to take up for the foreseeable. It is just that as one who only plays EB I feel I should absorb some of the DB culture to round me off a bit.

I'll have a better idea nearer the time as to whether I shall attend and will add my name if so decided.

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Posted 07 August 2016 - 09:14 PM

As I found out there isn't really anywhere to just have a dabble, even now as a novice I'd feel awkward in a shop full of expensive ones so I think a meet like this would be great for you to have a nose around, jazzers,blues,orchestral and slappers all in one place!
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Posted 07 August 2016 - 10:14 PM

Slappers? I might be a bit young for exposure to that sort of thing.

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Posted 08 August 2016 - 07:06 AM

We'll go easy on you :D
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Posted 08 August 2016 - 09:11 PM

View PoststingrayPete1977, on 05 August 2016 - 06:57 AM, said:

It was NOTHING like a regular electric bass bash last time, I played every bass there if anyone can find the picture of the group shot you will see how many basses there were, more than anywhere I've visited so far that's for sure.

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Hows that then Pete :)

It was a brilliant day , I really enjoyed it. My DB hasn't progressed at all since the event , but that is not the fault of the event :blush:

It is well worth attending even just to meet those offering up their help and advice. Lovely people, some great stories, a good venue that looked after us, some great showmanship , superb instruments to get a feel of and Owens DB in leopard skin pyjamas , what is not to like ?

and having said that , I think SWMBO has family plans over that weekend with birthdays etc , so I think I will struggle to attend but if anyone has the slightest leanings or interest in DB, I would wholeheartedly recommend attending without hesitation.
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Posted 09 August 2016 - 12:56 AM

I'm happy to do a bit on bowing in general,and specifically French bow, although I have played with a German bow and still have a couple somewhere
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Posted 09 August 2016 - 07:40 AM

Great picture Kev!
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Posted 09 August 2016 - 08:02 AM

View Postneilp, on 09 August 2016 - 12:56 AM, said:

I'm happy to do a bit on bowing in general,and specifically French bow, although I have played with a German bow and still have a couple somewhere

You are booked.
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Posted 09 August 2016 - 09:40 AM

So we'll have a demo of French and German bows. That'll be great.
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Posted 09 August 2016 - 01:42 PM

it might help if there are any specific issues anyone wants to cover, maybe you could post them here so I can have a look for exercises/studies etc and have a think pre-bash? I can do a general thing, but with a small select group we might accomplish more if we're specific?
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Posted 09 August 2016 - 09:31 PM

I can't commit to coming at the minute but I'd love to if I can. If I'm able to, I'll have a left handed Duke or Strunal 50/4 (probably the Duke). Bluejay - if you had a preference to try a steel or fake gut-strung bass I could bring one or the other
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Posted 10 August 2016 - 06:13 AM

That would be great, Andy! An absolute first! Happy to try at either of your DBs if you can make it, simply take the one that's more convenient. Should I end up owning a lefty DB in the future, I would probably go for the softest gut-like strings available, given my small, not very strong hands; then again, my uprights are strung with steels, so for the bash, either type would do. :)

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Posted 10 August 2016 - 01:30 PM

Hi, could you please add me to the list? I'll be bringing a Duke ply strung with steels and a cheapo hybrid strung with Velvet Animas. I may even bring my inovative homemade "hang your bow from your pocket" device if there is any interest :)

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Posted 10 August 2016 - 01:54 PM

Great. There's going to be quite a lot of bow interest. And your hang your bow device will be very interesting. I'll bring some of my 'fix your pickup jack to the tailpiece' devices. Who said innovation was dead.
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Posted 10 August 2016 - 02:59 PM

It's hotting up now!
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Posted 10 August 2016 - 07:59 PM

Updated list!

1. Bassace. Bryant Solo DB, Felix preamp, Puma 500 amp, OneTen cab. Some 'fix your pickup jack to the tailpiece' devices
2. Happy Jack (TBC). Andreas Zeller DB and a KK BabyBass (plus, if I'm feeling mischievous, a Takamine TB20)
3. Bluejay (TBC). Cameras and video equipment
4. Owen. Late 19C Saxony DB with new 5 string neck,TC preamp/Berg IP310 or whatever I have by then. You know how it is. Howlett 5 string bass Uke. NS5 string EUB.German Carbon bow.
5. Neilp. 19th century unlabelled German bass, Meghan; it has acquired a beautiful Pete Barnaby mechanical C extension, and I've bought a Smooth hound wireless rig.
6. StingrayPete1977. Gedo DB half carved and stagg eub both with Spiro weichs. Yita carbon bow.
7. TheRev. East German ply workhorse with Krivo magnetic pickup, EA Doubler amp, Fishman Platinum Analogue pre and BigE/MAS45 double bass cab; I can also bring my other preamps (Fishman Plat Pro and Fdeck series 3) if anyone wants me to.
8. Sarah Thomas. German flat back, Kala UBass, Yita bow and AI combo.
9. TPJ. Duke ply strung with steels and a cheapo hybrid strung with Velvet Animas. Homemade "hang your bow from your pocket" device
10. AndyBass [?]. Left handed Duke or Strunal 50/4

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Posted 13 August 2016 - 11:43 AM

Pencil me in please, if you don't mind some rudimentary slapping and plonking.

I'd bring my Zeller Bass, K&K pickup, GK amp and Fearless F112. I may also bring some more Tricky Audio 'Greenboy' cabs, and possibly a Tricky Audio builder (Guy).
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Posted 13 August 2016 - 02:04 PM

I loved the slapping last time!
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Posted 13 August 2016 - 03:14 PM

Another updated list :)

1. Bassace. Bryant Solo DB, Felix preamp, Puma 500 amp, OneTen cab. Some 'fix your pickup jack to the tailpiece' devices
2. Happy Jack (TBC). Andreas Zeller DB and a KK BabyBass (plus, if I'm feeling mischievous, a Takamine TB20)
3. Bluejay (TBC). Cameras and video equipment
4. Owen. Late 19C Saxony DB with new 5 string neck,TC preamp/Berg IP310 or whatever I have by then. You know how it is. Howlett 5 string bass Uke. NS5 string EUB.German Carbon bow.
5. Neilp. 19th century unlabelled German bass, Meghan; it has acquired a beautiful Pete Barnaby mechanical C extension, and I've bought a Smooth hound wireless rig.
6. StingrayPete1977. Gedo DB half carved and stagg eub both with Spiro weichs. Yita carbon bow.
7. TheRev. East German ply workhorse with Krivo magnetic pickup, EA Doubler amp, Fishman Platinum Analogue pre and BigE/MAS45 double bass cab; I can also bring my other preamps (Fishman Plat Pro and Fdeck series 3) if anyone wants me to.
8. Sarah Thomas. German flat back, Kala UBass, Yita bow and AI combo.
9. TPJ. Duke ply strung with steels and a cheapo hybrid strung with Velvet Animas. Homemade "hang your bow from your pocket" device
10. AndyBass [?]. Left handed Duke or Strunal 50/4
11. invicta59 [?]. Zeller Bass, K&K pickup, GK amp and Fearless F112. Maybe also Tricky Audio 'Greenboy' cabs, and possibly a Tricky Audio builder (Guy)

Edited by bluejay, 13 August 2016 - 03:14 PM.


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Posted 29 August 2016 - 11:06 AM

Anyone brining anything to sell? If so it might help to flag it up here.
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Posted 29 August 2016 - 01:19 PM

I'd like to attend. I can bring my mid-60s fully carved 3/4 Reghin.

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Posted 29 August 2016 - 02:55 PM

A few ideas....

Did anybody contact Valentin to see if he was interested in attending? He makes some really interesting instruments which some of you might want to try.

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Inviting Dave Swift might have drawn a few more - he's keen to support this forum and the events we put on - it may not be too late to contact him (I'm on LinkedIn with him which also has his FB address).

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