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Posted 03 April 2017 - 10:06 AM

View PostRich, on 03 April 2017 - 08:22 AM, said:

Jabba, you have a PM.
Ay up! Found some pennies down the back of the sofa? A 5str maybe or a fretless 4? 😁

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Posted 03 April 2017 - 10:11 AM

Brilliant, I think GrahamT enjoyed it?
Your bargainous NS curvy bass was very nice, I enjoyed fingerstyle funkin it through Jim's Fearful rig, sweet!

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Posted 03 April 2017 - 10:16 AM

View PostNorm, on 03 April 2017 - 10:06 AM, said:

Ay up! Found some pennies down the back of the sofa? A 5str maybe or a fretless 4? 😁
Alas no, but I have found a nice big bit of scrap mahogany for his wood store :lol:

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Posted 03 April 2017 - 11:20 AM

View PostRich, on 03 April 2017 - 10:16 AM, said:


Alas no, but I have found a nice big bit of scrap mahogany for his wood store :lol:
Nice one! Be interesting to see what bass voodoo Jabba can conjour from it? 😊

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Posted 03 April 2017 - 01:03 PM

Looks like an awesome day , such a shame I missed it .

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Posted 03 April 2017 - 01:18 PM

It struck me that quite a few of us are converting to 5 strings, going by what I saw yesterday.
Look out you traditionalists!

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Posted 03 April 2017 - 05:13 PM

View PostGrahamT, on 03 April 2017 - 09:32 AM, said:

What a brilliant day!
Brilliant venue.
Brilliant organisation.
Brilliant helpers.
Brilliant food
Brilliant basses and cabs etc
Brilliant BassChatters
Brilliant raffle
Brilliant weather.

All in all.........Brilliant

Many thanks to Mike and the team.

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Posted 03 April 2017 - 07:16 PM

View Postderreybass, on 02 April 2017 - 10:51 PM, said:

Thanks to all involved, it was a splendid day all round. Thanks again to the ladies for the lovely food and great to be able to put faces to names. Some excellent work from Jabba, great to see someone putting doors and bits of furniture to Sound use! Jabba if you remember where you got the piezo from can you let me know? Put me down for the next year so nice to meet so many great people. Brilliant! Hope the recording came out alright Phil.

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Posted 03 April 2017 - 09:04 PM

OK, here's the first set of pic's giving a flavour of the day. Loads more to follow!

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Woody & Dom performing open-heart surgery

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David Koenig of Retrovibe looks on while Zummerbass tries one of hos basses and Westwood enjoys a Gillett unplugged moment.

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L-R: TheRev and BassBod try out Gillett electro-acoustic basses in the Quiet Room

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Posted 03 April 2017 - 09:28 PM

Next lot:
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MoJoKe is the first raffle-prize winner and grabs the bottle of Scotch!

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Tea-break time for Rich, TheRev & MoJoKe
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Posted 03 April 2017 - 09:36 PM

...and some more!

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MoJoKe brought lots of lovely Mark Bas kit.

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This lovely little red Retrovibe Zygote floated my boat - suggested a short-scale version for me and David K's having a think about it.

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The Mark Bass stuff coming in during set-up time.

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Posted 06 April 2017 - 09:12 AM

Having had a few days to recover - very pleased to see and try the Retrovibe basses. Derivative designs, but very useable and a really well thought out set of features, esp the new P/J model. Great value. Surprised I didn't bond with the acoustic basses, I normally love anything like that..but I suspect I'm just facing up to the fact that I'm a double bass player. Its only taken 25 years.

The one that got me was the Status King Bass. Not my thing, really, and would get me sacked from a lot of my regular work (headless, LEDs) but it played beautifully, even with very light strings...and responded instantly. You think it, its plays on the bass. Wow.

I forgot to try out the new NS bass, but there was cake. The big Ashdown valve amps and BF cabs are a bit scary. I'll admit it. I'm more of a DI wimp these days.

What a nice bunch of people.

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Posted 06 April 2017 - 02:20 PM

Me and Mrs. Scrumpy have just done the sums for the bash and found that we're £36 out of pocket :( Given all the hours we put in, this hardly seems fair! We would therefore be grateful if those of you who regret not buying a commemorative T-shirt on the day (or bought one and want more) now pm me to buy the few we've got left. Available sizes (actual as measured) are: M = 40"; L = 43"; XL = 45"; 2XL = 50"; 3XL = 50". Price is £12 inc. p&p. I'll donate anything over the £36 to this wonderful forum.

In addition to the pic's already posted, we've got lots of nice shots of individuals that I'll be sending them by pm over the next few days (they may wish to post them on here afterwards). In the meantime, here's 'official' photographer Scrumpy Janey's favourite - which happens to be westwood playing a Gillett electro-acoustic (although I'm not sure that he'll be wanting to share this with the members of his band!?):

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Posted 06 April 2017 - 02:29 PM

Got any tea mugs left, Mike?

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Posted 06 April 2017 - 04:23 PM

Yes, some mugs left too Norm - didn't mention as the message on them is not 'event-specific' and so they'll keep til next year (!?) whereas the remaining 2017 shirts obviously have a shelf-life. £5 ea + postage (tba) - pm me.
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Posted 06 April 2017 - 04:43 PM

Mike, I'll take a shirt from you. Will pm you later. Was a great event and wouldn't want to see you out of pocket after all your and the other scrumpies hard work. Will have to be a large shirt after all that great food and cake.....

Was a great day and I hope there is a similar event next year. Cheers
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Posted 06 April 2017 - 04:46 PM

Thanks Jabba - much appreciated!
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Posted 06 April 2017 - 05:44 PM

ill take a T will send a pm later! totally want to support and make it work so it can happen next year as it was great!

id totally share that pic! im really hoping to be able to work with those guys to get some Youtube content!
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Posted 09 April 2017 - 10:08 AM

2018 BASH NEWS - HALL BOOKED FOR SUNDAY APRIL 8th!!

OK, so it WAS hard work - but it was just TOO MUCH FUN :D We'll be working on making next year's event even better, so watch this space!

Stephen Chown has just posted on this forum to announce that, following his acquisition of Scott Whitley's SWB-1 a while back, Retrovibe basses are now part of the Chownybass range. He told me after the Bash that the deal was done at our event!
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Posted 09 April 2017 - 10:32 AM

View Postscrumpymike, on 09 April 2017 - 10:08 AM, said:

2018 BASH NEWS - HALL BOOKED FOR SUNDAY APRIL 8th!!

OK, so it WAS hard work - but it was just TOO MUCH FUN :D We'll be working on making next year's event even better, so watch this space!

Stephen Chown has just posted on this forum to announce that, following his acquisition of Scott Whitley's SWB-1 a while back, Retrovibe basses are now part of the Chownybass range. He told me after the Bash that the deal was done at our event!

thats awesome news!
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Posted 09 April 2017 - 07:39 PM

that five string jabba!

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and i really really want a chowny bass now!

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Posted 09 April 2017 - 08:15 PM

Excellent news Scrumpymike!
Count me in. Date is in the calendar.
Did you get enough funds in to break even?

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Posted 09 April 2017 - 10:40 PM

View PostNorm, on 09 April 2017 - 08:15 PM, said:


Did you get enough funds in to break even?

Not quite but near enough :)
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Posted 27 April 2017 - 01:31 PM

Date in the diary.

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Posted 27 April 2017 - 01:44 PM

Excellent to hear you guys have got next year's date already! Do create a new thread for the 2018 bash, and I'll pin it so you can start planning it from now. :)





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