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Re: Why I like fretless bass in this month's magazine

PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:20 pm
by Wonks
Wal, wal, wal, wot's all this then?

(I'd called the fretless bass police).

Re: Why I like fretless bass in this month's magazine

PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:31 pm
by Sam Spoons
Surely thats L,O,-L,O,-L,O,?

Re: Why I like fretless bass in this month's magazine

PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:37 pm
by BillB
Sam Spoons wrote:Not Yorkshire (quite) but Brian Eastwood and his son Michael in Bacup are very good and extremely helpful.

Thanks Sam. He seems to be a bit more than a ‘tech’... I would be worried about insulting him with a ’sand and setup’ request.

Re: Why I like fretless bass in this month's magazine

PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:56 pm
by Wonks
Sam knows Brian well, so tell him Sam sent you (though Sam's not his real name).

Re: Why I like fretless bass in this month's magazine

PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:01 pm
by blinddrew
I guess I have a fretless bass, but at the moment the wear on the fingerboard is reaching the point of frets in a couple of places...

Re: Why I like fretless bass in this month's magazine

PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:19 pm
by awjoe
Dr Huge Longjohns wrote:You utter utter utter bastards. I now have extreme GAS for a fretless bass.

BAS in your case.

Re: Why I like fretless bass in this month's magazine

PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:38 pm
by MOF
Yes, before 1984, I got my first proper job in 1975, then I left Nottingham in 1986.
There have always been guitar shops but when Carlsboro then its replacement Millennium ceased trading there were no hi-tec shops for keyboards, software etc until PMT arrived. Although a lot of it is now demoable with software downloads it’s still nice to audition real bits of kit.
I went halves with my brother on a Peavey fretless bass some years ago, inspired by Pino on No Parlez of course.

Re: Why I like fretless bass in this month's magazine

PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:58 am
by Phil Ward
Well whadda ya know! I write a truck load of stuff about monitors in the magazine and hardly anybody bats an eyelid, but I write a few hundred words about my love of fretless and suddenly there's a huge forum thread. Really, really great to read it all (and see some pics of some brilliant old instruments). Keep it coming.

Phil

Re: Why I like fretless bass in this month's magazine

PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:15 am
by BillB
Monitors vs Fretless Basses?

No competition, really :bouncy:

But thanks for setting us off!

Re: Why I like fretless bass in this month's magazine

PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:47 pm
by Wonks
Now a Fretless Monitor article could really pull the punters in.... :D

Re: Why I like fretless bass in this month's magazine

PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:03 pm
by Stratman57
Of course once you'd got your fretless bass, you had to get one of these for the ultimate sound.

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Rate set around 7 o'clock, Depth set to 3 o'clock. Wonderful on slower songs.

Regards, Simon.

Re: Why I like fretless bass in this month's magazine

PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:13 pm
by Sam Spoons
BillB wrote:
Sam Spoons wrote:Not Yorkshire (quite) but Brian Eastwood and his son Michael in Bacup are very good and extremely helpful.

Thanks Sam. He seems to be a bit more than a ‘tech’... I would be worried about insulting him with a ’sand and setup’ request.

Brian and Michael are extremely nice guys and very accommodating. Neither would be insulted by your request, setups and repairs are, like many luthiers, their bread and butter.

My name is Chas BTW, by all means mention that I suggested you speak to them.

Re: Why I like fretless bass in this month's magazine

PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:19 pm
by BillB
Stratman57 wrote:Of course once you'd got your fretless bass, you had to get one of these for the ultimate sound.
Rate set around 7 o'clock, Depth set to 3 o'clock. Wonderful on slower songs.
Regards, Simon.

Hell, yes. I was just having a little Brand-X listening-fest yesterday, inspired by this thread - and thought exactly the same thing.

Re: Why I like fretless bass in this month's magazine

PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:21 pm
by BillB
Sam Spoons wrote:
BillB wrote:
Sam Spoons wrote:Not Yorkshire (quite) but Brian Eastwood and his son Michael in Bacup are very good and extremely helpful.

Thanks Sam. He seems to be a bit more than a ‘tech’... I would be worried about insulting him with a ’sand and setup’ request.

Brian and Michael are extremely nice guys and very accommodating. Neither would be insulted by your request, setups and repairs are, like many luthiers, their bread and butter.

My name is Chas BTW, by all means mention that I suggested you speak to them.

Thanks Chas - a little trip over to Bacup is looking increasingly attractive :D

Re: Why I like fretless bass in this month's magazine

PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:40 pm
by Wonks
You don't need to drive in reverse all the way. ;)