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Posted 01 October 2017 - 08:57 PM

View Postorangefriday, on 01 October 2017 - 08:26 PM, said:

Yes it was a good first bash for me. Good to meet up and chat to a few people and see how and why they end up with the set up they do. It's interesting that everyone has a slightly different 'holy grail' sound and part of the gear journey is trying to track it down. I don't know where the time went - I need to catch more of the talks next year. Thanks to all who made it happen!
You definitely win the prize for the best custom guitars there (a red squirl and a pretzel is how I would describe them) - you need to post pictures up!

(And thanks for letting me use your rack space... :) )

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Posted 01 October 2017 - 09:29 PM

View Postprowla, on 01 October 2017 - 08:57 PM, said:

You definitely win the prize for the best custom guitars there (a red squirl and a pretzel is how I would describe them) - you need to post pictures up!

(And thanks for letting me use your rack space... :) )

+1 It's a really distinctive bass, isn't it.. :)

I heard it in action at a gig locally about a year ago and it sounded really good too...
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Posted 01 October 2017 - 09:42 PM

View Postorangefriday, on 01 October 2017 - 08:26 PM, said:

Yes it was a good first bash for me. Good to meet up and chat to a few people and see how and why they end up with the set up they do. It's interesting that everyone has a slightly different 'holy grail' sound and part of the gear journey is trying to track it down. I don't know where the time went - I need to catch more of the talks next year. Thanks to all who made it happen!

View Postprowla, on 01 October 2017 - 08:57 PM, said:

You definitely win the prize for the best custom guitars there (a red squirl and a pretzel is how I would describe them) - you need to post pictures up!

(And thanks for letting me use your rack space... :) )

And the heaviest!!!! Let no one ever complain about a Wal bass being far too heavy ever again! Seriously though, I did love that orange swirly bass, though! And the LEDs on the pretzel left a huge smile on my face!

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Posted 01 October 2017 - 09:50 PM

View PostNancyJohnson, on 28 September 2017 - 08:24 AM, said:

Just to weigh in here, it was a good day. I have to say, I enjoyed the Steve Lawson event immensely and profess I'd never even heard a note of his before the day; musically it reminded me a lot (and I'm uncertain whether this is a good or bad thin to say!) of David Sylvian's Gone To Earth, Flux and Mutability, Approaching Silence material. I will be investigating more.

Some nice basses on show...I fall a little more in love with Gary's reverse Thunderbird every time I see it. The bass with the Pacman LEDs was a delight. There was a really nice 5-string (an Alpha), I think it was Peds. Reminded me of a design from Bud LeCompte (who used to be on the old alt.bass newsgroup and here, or Bassworld, for a while too).

Paul, you MUST check out more of Steve's music. Three of his early albums, Not Dancing For Chicken, Grace and Gratitude and Behind Every Word are still probably my favourites. I'm sure that Steve will think that three albums over a decade old a ever so old hat but they still contain some absolutely fabulous tunes. MMFSOG, Jimmy James, The Kindness of Strangers and Blue Planet are some of my favourite pieces of music, full stop. And who couldn't love an ambient album inspired by the 2004 European Elections!

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 08:13 AM

View Postdmccombe7, on 30 September 2017 - 07:21 AM, said:

With your background in Rock and fair collection of basses it would have been nice to hear you give a talk even if it was just on the tribute side of the music. You must have some great stories of gigs too. You've played a few first class one Gary.

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 10:38 AM

I can already see the online petition being started up on this one, Gary! 😁
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Posted 02 October 2017 - 12:27 PM

Gah-Ree! Gah-Ree! Gah-Ree! Gah-Ree!

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 12:49 PM

.... sells Spectors..... takes up guitar...... moves to Outer Hebrides......

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 01:48 PM

Gary get's my vote!

Now, there's the story about the Trace Elliott, the midget and the root vegetable!

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Posted 03 October 2017 - 08:03 AM

View Postdmccombe7, on 30 September 2017 - 07:21 AM, said:

With your background in Rock and fair collection of basses it would have been nice to hear you give a talk even if it was just on the tribute side of the music. You must have some great stories of gigs too. You've played a few first class one Gary.

Dave

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Posted 08 October 2017 - 08:02 PM

Well folks - it's only 354 days to the next one!

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Posted 08 October 2017 - 08:09 PM

..And counting! :D
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Posted 08 October 2017 - 09:04 PM

View Postsilverfoxnik, on 08 October 2017 - 08:09 PM, said:

..And counting! :D

I bet you're really be relying on the calendar.. :lol: :lol:

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