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#1 musicbassman

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Posted 31 May 2017 - 06:50 PM

I’m 64. I first started playing bass in 1969 – first bass was a Danelectro Longhorn!

I moved to London and worked professionally from 1973 – 1978. No one famous, just played in numerous different bands of all styles to pay the rent.

I bought a ’62 Jazz Bass in 1974 and a ’63 Precision in 1975 – they could be had for about £150 at the time. Later I moved onto playing top end functions and similar – earnt good money from this over the years. Had a Musicman 5 string by then. Finally stopped gigging in 2001 – I’d had enough of the late nights and dragging equipment around. I seriously reckon I must have done well over a thousand gigs in my 30 years of regular working.

Now after a 16 year break and retired from my regular day job I’m taking up playing again just for pleasure – so looking for a rehearsal band or similar in West Sussex, arranging material to a high standard. I think I've kept up to date musically over the years and I'm a big fan of current favourites such as Michael League and Tim Lefebvre.

I bought a new JV Precision in 1982 – one of the very first - these had a Fender logo – and I’ve kept this tucked away all these years so this will now be my main instrument.

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Posted 31 May 2017 - 06:58 PM

Welcome, enjoy the forum!
where is my old bass (Avatar)? I want it back!
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Posted 31 May 2017 - 07:57 PM

Welcome...good to have you back in the fold again..

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Posted 31 May 2017 - 08:55 PM

At least the lugging isn't as bad as it used to be!
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Posted 01 June 2017 - 07:25 AM

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Posted 01 June 2017 - 12:22 PM

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Posted 04 June 2017 - 08:07 AM

Hi Musicbassman and welcome. Whereabouts in West Sussex? I have a couple of horn players I know who may be able to hook you up with a big band / rehearsal band.

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Posted 07 June 2017 - 05:03 AM

hi and welcome

sounds like youve had fun over the years playing!
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Posted 07 June 2017 - 09:59 AM

Welcome! Another JV P man too! Good luck :)
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Posted 16 July 2017 - 09:10 PM

Welcome to the forum.

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 08:37 AM


+1 to the JV P. Great basses.

Have fun, and enjoy the wisdom of nice folks from here.

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