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by drbass
29 Nov 2013, 19:10
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Project - Changing the $$ Corvette
Replies: 10
Views: 535

Re: Project - Changing the $$ Corvette

Sounds interesting, Blaine. A very long time ago I installed a piezo under the bridge of an Ibanez fretless (a LONG time ago) to get a more "acoustic" sound out of it. Did not have a lot of experience or backing by experienced friends and never really got it working to my liking. Always sounded very...
by drbass
29 Nov 2013, 11:23
Forum: Bass Player Resources
Topic: OzBass Members' gigs - go on promote yourself!
Replies: 1493
Views: 128030

Re: OzBass Members' gigs - go on promote yourself!

Bump for this weekend's Slingshot gig!! Time to welcome summer - Slingshot will contribute their pagan ritual music to help see off spring (what spring?) on 30 November 2013. Smallish venue, free entry, we go on at 11:00 (-ish). http://i1330.photobucket.com/albums/w567/drbass/AcousticRockshowEdwards...
by drbass
29 Nov 2013, 11:19
Forum: Bass Player Resources
Topic: MELB: BASS PLAYER NEEDED - CHALLENGING GIG!
Replies: 8
Views: 1376

Re: MELB: BASS PLAYER NEEDED - CHALLENGING GIG!

Great web site, fantastic (live) videos (your bass soooo looks the part, TBL!!), very interesting music.

Way too much other things happening in my life atm though ... .

Regards,
Michael
by drbass
27 Nov 2013, 11:11
Forum: Basses
Topic: Von Dauer
Replies: 33
Views: 910

Re: Von Dauer

Heath wrote:
Rhystard wrote:What does yajbc mean? Even a Google search didn't help me...
Yes Another Jazz Bass Clone ?
I like your deductive talent :) - "Yet", though ...
by drbass
27 Nov 2013, 10:03
Forum: Basses
Topic: Von Dauer
Replies: 33
Views: 910

Re: Von Dauer

Meh, heaps of others around at 1/3-1/5 that price on this forum. Phil's basses for example are totally customised and personalised. Michael, your Sandberg is much more interesting!! I have no intention of buying one of these (hence YAJBC :)!) - look completely overpriced, and I am absolutely fine w...
by drbass
27 Nov 2013, 07:35
Forum: Basses
Topic: Von Dauer
Replies: 33
Views: 910

Von Dauer

YAJBC - yawn. Bit pricey as well:

http://www.notreble.com/buzz/2013/11/26 ... t-bass-m1/

Don't think this will last (which is a pun on "Dauer(n)").

Regards,
Michael
by drbass
26 Nov 2013, 12:26
Forum: Bass Player Resources
Topic: OzBass Members' gigs - go on promote yourself!
Replies: 1493
Views: 128030

Re: OzBass Members' gigs - go on promote yourself!

Time to welcome summer - Slingshot will contribute their pagan ritual music to help see off spring (what spring?) on 30 November 2013. Smallish venue, free entry, we go on at 11:00 (-ish). http://i1330.photobucket.com/albums/w567/drbass/AcousticRockshowEdwardsPlace-NEXTSHOW_zpsece86ca3.jpg http://i1...
by drbass
21 Nov 2013, 11:23
Forum: Off Topics
Topic: Fitness goals of 2013!
Replies: 510
Views: 20995

Re: Fitness goals of 2013!

I certainly had one lofty goal: finish the Melbourne Marathon below 3:30 (PB is 3:07 but that was done quite a few years ago). Too many other things happened (not the least music), and I didn't even register. I still went down to the course to cheer on members of my running group and that fired me u...
by drbass
20 Nov 2013, 10:30
Forum: Basses
Topic: Smoothing out those weird headstocks
Replies: 60
Views: 2518

Re: Smoothing out those weird headstocks

Aussie Mark wrote:^^^^
Wow, that's commitment to owning a particular instrument forever. I took the GASser's way out and got a bass clef instead :-)
It's been with me for 22 years, and will be with my ashes for eternity :)

It is THAT good (for me anyway - maybe I'm not that good :)).

Regards,
Michael
by drbass
20 Nov 2013, 10:24
Forum: Basses
Topic: Smoothing out those weird headstocks
Replies: 60
Views: 2518

Re: Smoothing out those weird headstocks

Here's the Sandi headstock: http://i1330.photobucket.com/albums/w567/drbass/P4047069_zpsbed40cf1.jpg And here's the smoother version (which would be even smoother if I was 30 years younger ... but that's a different story): http://i1330.photobucket.com/albums/w567/drbass/P5057108_zpsa5cf2f28.jpg Reg...
by drbass
19 Nov 2013, 20:11
Forum: Basses
Topic: Smoothing out those weird headstocks
Replies: 60
Views: 2518

Re: Smoothing out those weird headstocks

Here's my contribution to the coffee table discussion:

Image

Unique headstock, will post a close-up tomorrow, including a slightly smoother version :)

Regards,
Michael
by drbass
19 Nov 2013, 14:55
Forum: Basses
Topic: Ergonomic Basses...For better? or just plain wierd?
Replies: 24
Views: 947

Re: Ergonomic Basses...For better? or just plain wierd?

Back in the 90's when warwick thumbs were all the rage, it surprised me that such an amazing sounding instrument was so unwieldy, both sitting, and on the strap. It also had a cutaway that was too small to reach the top frets. Interesting statement. I suppose it depends on a lot of things: one's bo...
by drbass
16 Nov 2013, 14:12
Forum: Off Topics
Topic: Gap Year
Replies: 13
Views: 420

Re: Gap Year

I can comment from the other side :). As a lecturer I find (generally speaking of course) that students who do not come straight from high school are more focussed, engaged and dedicated. Second year uni (at least in science) is a big step up from first year. Taking a year off and coming back with a...
by drbass
15 Nov 2013, 05:13
Forum: Off Topics
Topic: ABC 1 Exhumed 8pm tonight
Replies: 25
Views: 1033

Re: ABC 1 Exhumed 8pm tonight

http://www.abc.net.au/tv/exhumed/

On this web site you have access to the episodes ...