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#61 SpondonBassed

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 01:05 PM

You're kidding!

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 01:14 PM

View PostSpondonBassed, on 10 August 2017 - 01:05 PM, said:

You're kidding!

Virgin goats don't kid, obviously. :rolleyes:
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#63 SpondonBassed

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 01:36 PM

View PostDad3353, on 10 August 2017 - 01:14 PM, said:

Virgin goats don't kid, obviously. :rolleyes:

Indeed. I hear they are lovely in a stoat and kidley pie too.

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 01:39 PM

View PostSpondonBassed, on 10 August 2017 - 01:36 PM, said:

Indeed. I hear they are lovely in a stoat and kidley pie too.

A kid'll eat ivy, too. Wouldn't you..? :mellow:

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 03:15 PM

View PostDad3353, on 10 August 2017 - 01:39 PM, said:

A kid'll eat ivy, too. Wouldn't you..? :mellow:

I'll have to ruminate on that one.

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 03:15 PM

View PostSpondonBassed, on 10 August 2017 - 03:15 PM, said:

I'll have to ruminate on that one.

Oh dear..! :mellow:
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Posted 10 August 2017 - 05:03 PM

The band split up in about 1990, I returned to Europe & Rudi/Rowena became a Wiccan. She also wrote a best selling (well, on Amazon) fictionalised version of the Arthurian legend & now has a band again, touring and doing festivals. Saw her last year briefly & she seems to be doing fine. Nice lady.
Everything I did out there, including this track, was done on my free-gift-from-Massman-Drive bass, which is their take on a P-Bass. Explorer shaped with a precision split pickup. I added a jazz pickup and switched the passive pickups for one of the earliest EMG P/J sets. 1983 or 4 I think. Still got and use the bass.

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 10:41 PM

Gibson is all over the country, and the western scene, apparantly.
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Posted 12 August 2017 - 09:17 AM

Them and Peavey. I got my first (and only) Peavey amp that way. Used it for years & then sold it on to a pupil in the UK when I decided I was not going to b playing bass at gigs any more (yeah right!)

I don't know how many of the Gibson or Peavey users in Nashville are still getting them free, but certainly in the early 1980s they were practically giving them away with the morning milk!

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 01:10 PM

Nice work Ivan!!! It wasn't the country I was expecting, but still tidy work!!

That women's voice on the other hand will give me nightmares....

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 08:16 PM

That was the idea - she is a white witch

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Posted 17 August 2017 - 06:43 AM

I never thought of Country as being a spooky genre before. Thank you for changing my perception.

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Posted 18 August 2017 - 09:18 AM

Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee............................................. BOO!


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Posted 11 September 2017 - 09:17 PM

Well in the end I bought a USA Fender Precision [sunburst] as it was the only bass that sounded and felt 'right'. I tried out a couple of Fender Mex basses and a Squier PJ before parting with my cash. The Squier was not too bad, better, but not a lot better than my Aria STB-JB-DX. The Fender Mex's were a disappointment - they felt like planks of wood in my hand and though prices at less than half the USA bass, I felt they were seriously overpriced. If I was a gigging bassist, I would, probably, have bought the Squier as it is more versatile than my Aria. But as I was buying a bass for ME, I went the whole hog in one giant step and bought the USA Precision. It came with a heavy case, very unmanageable TBH, so I will get a good gigbag for the few times the bass leaves our house.

A friend of mine bought the Aria and I threw in the Thomann bass gigbag for good luck. Thanks guys for all the advice and support, all much appreciated.

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 07:21 AM

View Postivansc, on 18 August 2017 - 09:18 AM, said:

Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee............................................. BOO!


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It's taken me until now to come out from behind the sofa after that.




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#76 SpondonBassed

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 07:40 AM

View PostRocker, on 11 September 2017 - 09:17 PM, said:

Well in the end I bought a USA Fender Precision [sunburst] as it was the only bass that sounded and felt 'right'. I tried out a couple of Fender Mex basses and a Squier PJ before parting with my cash. The Squier was not too bad, better, but not a lot better than my Aria STB-JB-DX. The Fender Mex's were a disappointment - they felt like planks of wood in my hand and though prices at less than half the USA bass, I felt they were seriously overpriced. If I was a gigging bassist, I would, probably, have bought the Squier as it is more versatile than my Aria. But as I was buying a bass for ME, I went the whole hog in one giant step and bought the USA Precision. It came with a heavy case, very unmanageable TBH, so I will get a good gigbag for the few times the bass leaves our house.

A friend of mine bought the Aria and I threw in the Thomann bass gigbag for good luck. Thanks guys for all the advice and support, all much appreciated.

I'm glad you found something that works for you. Even if was a safe bet in hindsight, well done for looking at all options first.

I got an ABS plastic Gewa case recently for £87.
https://gb.gewamusic...bs-premium.html

Thomann do a similar looking one with one less latch for about £50.
https://www.thomann....REMIUM_177636_1

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