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by bigswifty
16 Jul 2018, 10:13
Forum: Off Topics
Topic: MotoGP and World Superbikes are losing their appeal for me
Replies: 3
Views: 48

Re: MotoGP and World Superbikes are losing their appeal for me

I kinda agree, and as a personal thing I don't care for Marquez much. MotoGP hasn't been the same since traction control. I understand it, and I don't blame anyone for doing what they can to avoid a power-on high side, but it has taken a huge element of skill out of the sport now that they can basic...
by bigswifty
16 Jul 2018, 03:26
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Informal Sydney Mini-GTG
Replies: 4
Views: 87

Re: Informal Sydney Mini-GTG

I'm keen. Iffy for 11th (gigging in Canberra) but I'm a probable for 25th.
Mike
by bigswifty
14 Jul 2018, 16:13
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Show us your gigs.
Replies: 570
Views: 52454

Re: Show us your gigs.

Here's a short excerpt just from an iPhone in the audience. The camera goes from postage stamp to "proper" full screen at about 1:00 in.

by bigswifty
13 Jul 2018, 20:41
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Show us your gigs.
Replies: 570
Views: 52454

Re: Show us your gigs.

Last weekend we were at the Sydney Blues Challenge. We didn't win but had a pretty good gig. Video to follow when I figure out how to rotate it 90 degrees (sigh) https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/it1rS4TdXSJZBJiLuoD9mBR7tKmUn7xHK94Fk9epBWRVIEOPxqJHFzgpQJlI5Oga406JjL_H2p5FflKvYO5_KdXGDfqgy8F7kqdSy9Lj...
by bigswifty
12 Jul 2018, 20:47
Forum: Basses
Topic: Best set up suggestion
Replies: 7
Views: 204

Re: Best set up suggestion

Lots of us Sydney folk get work done by Matt at Salt Mine.
.https://www.saltminerepair.com.au/
by bigswifty
12 Jul 2018, 20:45
Forum: Electronics
Topic: NCD New Combo Day!
Replies: 9
Views: 248

Re: NCD New Combo Day!

Can't see the photo mate. But congrats anyway, that is a great combo imo.
Mike
by bigswifty
30 Jun 2018, 18:56
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Show us your gigs.
Replies: 570
Views: 52454

Re: Show us your gigs.

:thumbup: Looks like fun Owen, nice one!
by bigswifty
28 Jun 2018, 15:46
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Rewinding a Stingray Pickup.
Replies: 17
Views: 339

Re: Rewinding a Stingray Pickup.

Wow I really learned a lot, thanks!
by bigswifty
27 Jun 2018, 19:12
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Jazzy blues turnarounds
Replies: 7
Views: 198

Re: Jazzy blues turnarounds

Well "blues" sure covers a ton of ground. For real straight forward sorta "classic" electric blues rock, it's good to listen to Tommy Shannon and see what he does. You can find him on a ton of stuff. For some more jazzy contemporary stuff, you can hear some lovely playing by Travis Carlton here: htt...
by bigswifty
25 Jun 2018, 10:47
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Live, without amps
Replies: 9
Views: 285

Re: Live, without amps

I've played behind a guitarist who didn't use an amp and I *loved* it. When a guitarist is freed of all that "have to drive the amp at it's sweet spot" and "only way to get my sound" stuff, all manner of sensible options are possible. It was quite a while ago and I wish I could remember his gear. Go...
by bigswifty
25 Jun 2018, 10:28
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Small lightweight combo recommendations?
Replies: 10
Views: 321

Re: Small lightweight combo recommendations?

I've got a Markbass CMD 121P combo which works pretty well for me. It's a super easy single handed carry and a single trip to/from the car. From what OP is saying it's way over powered. Also they're expensive. Reading that OP already has a K12. I would have called that an easy one-hander, although i...
by bigswifty
21 Jun 2018, 22:21
Forum: Basses
Topic: Heavier Strings for Eb Standard tuning?
Replies: 10
Views: 303

Re: Heavier Strings for Eb Standard tuning?

Interesting thread. I think the Sadowsky Black Label Nickels work well in Eb. They are higher tension than other strings in the same gauge that I've tried so at Eb they seem to work out about "right" for me.
Mike
by bigswifty
21 Jun 2018, 16:47
Forum: Basses
Topic: Blue Bass Owners Show Your Bass(es)!
Replies: 28
Views: 556

Re: Blue Bass Owners Show Your Bass(es)!

<SNIP> That Duesenberg suits you much better than the Sadowsky. Looks fantastic on stage :cool: What are they like soundwise, and is it a standard 34" scale? The Sadowsky was a great bass but something about it never really clicked with me. Nothing against them, I still own one. The Duesenberg is a...
by bigswifty
20 Jun 2018, 20:39
Forum: Basses
Topic: Blue Bass Owners Show Your Bass(es)!
Replies: 28
Views: 556

Re: Blue Bass Owners Show Your Bass(es)!

Current: https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/aBfzE8PqsB5FGlag-s11eiNXsAKlgqAPSU0HxVWTMKeBNG2-92vrewQ0KKhIpw_Z500HQzxqFnYcaUHa20j9PNhT6WIPTKLtYCdweD-PQzKXaqDPkBLLpG_doGSS1wDKZNQfmnIqDu4Nrw2C5JiUxmMS8BqSAqntYAsKRIorbTuQ9NkaU4h1gjKKlaWLM7r50PXMWiH1JJGCsCdpDMhJyrnMScnX4nMZMmZWkRRiOURhbUNM6El10R7MG0tmhcyVI...
by bigswifty
04 Jun 2018, 16:38
Forum: Bass Gear Direct
Topic: Elrick Strings Now In Stock
Replies: 3
Views: 199

Re: Elrick Strings Now In Stock

Mike, I actually have tried the Elrick Nickels on my Roscoe that had D'darrios nickels, anyway the Elricks are similar in tension to the Sadowsky BLUE Nickels not quite as tight as the Sadowsky BLACKS and not as bright, but the Elricks seem warmer and more balanced across the lows-mids-highs. Thank...