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Re: Countdown

Post by BigDaddy » 30 Oct 2017, 16:44

Robert Smith looked like he had that thing in Drop C!!
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Re: Countdown

Post by veebass » 30 Oct 2017, 16:52

aphekgreg wrote:
30 Oct 2017, 16:23
veebass wrote:
30 Oct 2017, 14:55
The Cures basses can't go without mention.
I was including those in the Precisions. :shrug:

The matching black Ps were very cool.
Yes, I meant the string so loose they almost fell off. :lol:
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Re: Countdown

Post by aphekgreg » 30 Oct 2017, 17:07

veebass wrote:
30 Oct 2017, 16:52
aphekgreg wrote:
30 Oct 2017, 16:23
veebass wrote:
30 Oct 2017, 14:55
The Cures basses can't go without mention.
I was including those in the Precisions. :shrug:

The matching black Ps were very cool.
Yes, I meant the string so loose they almost fell off. :lol:
OK, I'm with you now! Yes, that was funny.
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Re: Countdown

Post by aphekgreg » 13 Nov 2017, 16:39

Watched the '83 episode today. I noticed I was hearing quite a bit of fretless, with the guys 'playing' fretted basses on the show. Didn't notice any real pattern to what was popular that year. A couple of Ibanez Musicians, a few Stingrays and Jazz Basses, an aluminium necked Kramer and I forget what else.

I did enjoy seeing the classic Peavey Mk III/EV TL stack. Were they 200 watts into 8 ohms and 300 watts into 4 ohms? That was such high power for the time. I wonder what happened to all those heads? They must be around somewhere, as they never seemed to die.

Noticed our own Juan Lauda's band The Expression (before he was in it) made the cut too.
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Re: Countdown

Post by Juan Lauda » 13 Nov 2017, 21:11

aphekgreg wrote:
13 Nov 2017, 16:39

Noticed our own Juan Lauda's band The Expression (before he was in it) made the cut too.
Thanks for the heads up, Greg! I'll have to catch up on it. I also had a fretless Musician in those days. Still have the classic TC Electronics Chorus/Flanger pedal I used with it for a bunch of The Expression's songs. It's still going strong, even after surviving 3 years on the road with INXS on loan to Garry Beers.
I used to tour with an IVP preamp, Jands J600 power amp and 2 EV TL bins. Couldn't have done it without roadies!

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Re: Countdown

Post by BassLine » 13 Nov 2017, 21:35

aphekgreg wrote:
13 Nov 2017, 16:39
Watched the '83 episode today. I noticed I was hearing quite a bit of fretless, with the guys 'playing' fretted basses on the show. Didn't notice any real pattern to what was popular that year. A couple of Ibanez Musicians, a few Stingrays and Jazz Basses, an aluminium necked Kramer and I forget what else.

I did enjoy seeing the classic Peavey Mk III/EV TL stack. Were they 200 watts into 8 ohms and 300 watts into 4 ohms? That was such high power for the time. I wonder what happened to all those heads? They must be around somewhere, as they never seemed to die.

Noticed our own Juan Lauda's band The Expression (before he was in it) made the cut too.
Yeah lots of Fretless on the recordings. Very cool sounding Fretless bass... he used a 3TS Jazz with pickguard removed on the show. Can't remember the song.
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Re: Countdown

Post by aphekgreg » 13 Nov 2017, 22:00

Juan Lauda wrote:
13 Nov 2017, 21:11
aphekgreg wrote:
13 Nov 2017, 16:39

Noticed our own Juan Lauda's band The Expression (before he was in it) made the cut too.
Thanks for the heads up, Greg! I'll have to catch up on it. I also had a fretless Musician in those days. Still have the classic TC Electronics Chorus/Flanger pedal I used with it for a bunch of The Expression's songs. It's still going strong, even after surviving 3 years on the road with INXS on loan to Garry Beers.
I used to tour with an IVP preamp, Jands J600 power amp and 2 EV TL bins. Couldn't have done it without roadies!
It should be available on iView, but they also repeat it on Saturday, just like the old days. :hyper:

Love the old TC Chorus/Flanger. Every now and then I think about buying one, but they still sell for quite a bit.

Yeah, those Jands amps were heavy!!

I own an IVP preamp. Haven't used it in years, but it still works. I was just thinking about it in the last week and planning to have a listen.
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Re: Countdown

Post by Aussie Mark » 14 Nov 2017, 08:27

Juan Lauda wrote:
13 Nov 2017, 21:11
I used to tour with an IVP preamp, Jands J600 power amp and 2 EV TL bins. Couldn't have done it without roadies!
That was a pretty stock standard rig for all of us back then. I had the exact same rig, although my first pre was a Roland SIP, and then I replaced that with a Yammy pre a couple of years later. But yes, the J600 weighed a ton.

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Re: Countdown

Post by RickG » 15 Nov 2017, 14:08

I was surprised to see The Dead Kennedys were interviewed on the show

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Re: Countdown

Post by BassLine » 18 Nov 2017, 10:24

Here's the Fretless track I mentioned earlier.

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Re: Countdown

Post by aphekgreg » 18 Nov 2017, 13:24

BassLine wrote:
18 Nov 2017, 10:24
Here's the Fretless track I mentioned earlier.

That's Juan Lauda's (Tim) old band, before he joined them.
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