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by RickG
01 Jun 2018, 12:18
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Mastering the fretboard - not!
Replies: 17
Views: 420

Re: Mastering the fretboard - not!

I've agonised over this too. I'm very much a pattern/shape guy, and stumbling on new fills and ideas when learning a new song that I'll reapply for others. I can't see it changing any time soon
by RickG
18 May 2018, 08:54
Forum: Bass Guitars - Classifieds
Topic: sold.... Ernie Ball Stingray fretless. $1000 SYD pickup
Replies: 20
Views: 982

Re: Probably sold.... Ernie Ball Stingray fretless. $1000 SYD pickup

Thank God for that. This was giving me a very bad case of GAS :help :drool: :clap:
by RickG
04 May 2018, 09:52
Forum: Bass Guitars - Classifieds
Topic: WTB - Short Scale bass for beginner
Replies: 13
Views: 328

Re: WTB - Short Scale bass for beginner

Pity I just saw this. I've got my son's short scale jaguar bass taking up space at home
by RickG
22 Mar 2018, 14:11
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Headphone amp for practice
Replies: 16
Views: 530

Re: Headphone amp for practice

These Vox headphones with built in amp sound as they are what you want and they sound great but are a bit flimsy https://www.musoscorner.com.au/vox-amplug-amphones-headphone-amplifier-bass?utm_source=google_shopping&gclid=CjwKCAjwhcjVBRBHEiwAoDe5x7-sRqaIq6gL_8WOjYKwA6G6yKtrCuJPiQPQni-87bmdf7iD1Q1of...
by RickG
21 Mar 2018, 14:45
Forum: Basses
Topic: Squier VM Fretless Precision Bass
Replies: 2
Views: 277

Re: Squier VM Fretless Precision Bass

I've had an unhealthy obsession with these since they came out :) I briefly tied one at the Bass Centre when I was in Melbourne for a day. To be honest I was a little underwhelmed - partly because it was so light, and I have to admit I like a bass to feel reasonably substantial. I tried the fretless...
by RickG
11 Jan 2018, 13:11
Forum: Off Topics
Topic: Who is obsessive about their coffee??
Replies: 90
Views: 4819

Re: Who is obsessive about their coffee??

If you are talking delonghi, I assume you are looking at an automatic machine? Personally I would be looking at a manual machine if you are looking for excellent coffee. Starting point for me would be the sunbeam twin thermo block EM7000 or what ever the current model is, or the Breville twin boile...
by RickG
11 Jan 2018, 12:00
Forum: Off Topics
Topic: Cricket 2017/2018
Replies: 370
Views: 15366

Re: Cricket 2017/2018

A lot of top order batsmen get a rough deal, eg Alex Doolan, Joe Burns (were' they really not up to it?) and Khawaja has been mucked around more than most. I hope Renshaw comes back - he hit a bad form slump at just the wrong time.
by RickG
11 Jan 2018, 11:55
Forum: Off Topics
Topic: Who is obsessive about their coffee??
Replies: 90
Views: 4819

Re: Who is obsessive about their coffee??

Not quite obsessive but getting there. I sold my my cheap home espresso machine in a garage sale so have been making do with an aldi pod machine (the thing won't die s I can't replace it!) and old-school plunger. I'm looking to upgrade to a better espresso machine when I can afford it. Can any of yo...
by RickG
18 Dec 2017, 10:46
Forum: Basses
Topic: NBD: Fender
Replies: 28
Views: 1210

Re: NBD: Fender

That's awesome! Congrats, but you gotta leave the chrome on :D
by RickG
20 Nov 2017, 13:34
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Countdown
Replies: 65
Views: 2976

Re: Countdown

Very Interesting to see Ed Kuepper playing bass with the Saints in '84 in last night's episode. I assumed he and Bailey didn't have anything to do with each other after the original line-up finished.
by RickG
17 Nov 2017, 13:56
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: How to start
Replies: 84
Views: 9301

Re: How to start

I thought I might give this a bump with my own experiences. After quite a while of false starts., time-wasting and dead-end playing opportunities on gumtree, I stumbled on open mic nights as another alternative (I'd always thought of them as being more for singer/songwriters). I went to one at a loc...
by RickG
15 Nov 2017, 14:08
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Countdown
Replies: 65
Views: 2976

Re: Countdown

I was surprised to see The Dead Kennedys were interviewed on the show
by RickG
23 Oct 2017, 14:51
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Countdown
Replies: 65
Views: 2976

Re: Countdown

Sting's fretless Musician bass was a highlight for me last night (even if he barely played it :p )
by RickG
21 Oct 2017, 11:23
Forum: Basses
Topic: NBD Ibanez 1977
Replies: 10
Views: 949

Re: NBD Ibanez 1977

That looks awesome. Nice score!
by RickG
17 Oct 2017, 20:50
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: POLL Winner - Sydney GTG Sat 4th Nov 2017.
Replies: 113
Views: 5205

Re: POLL Winner - Sydney GTG Sat 4th Nov 2017.

Aussie Mark wrote:
17 Oct 2017, 12:29
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