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jezzamac
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Re: Introduce Yourself

Post by jezzamac » 23 Feb 2018, 16:30

Hello to the new members!
Fender '78 Precision, Squier CV Jazz, Maton JBIV, Ibanez SR405, G&L Tribute SB2, Ashbory and Markbass CMD121P, Fender Rumble V# 12" cab, GK 400RB, No-name 4x10 cab
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midlifecrisis
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Re: Introduce Yourself

Post by midlifecrisis » 25 Apr 2018, 14:19

Hi, I'm Dave from the south coast of NSW.
I've been lurking around the classifieds for a while until I found something I wanted to buy, so joined the forum.
Seems friendlier than TB.
I'm pretty much a newbie, and as you can see by my username 'midlifecrisis' (and the name of our band), I am a mid-life guy trying to do the things I didn't when I was younger!!
I've been learning bass just by myself at home for a few years until I stumbled into a band. I'm having a ball, starting to get some paid gigs at the pubs and smaller intimate venues. Still can't believe people pay me money to play, as I'm still essentially a 'newbie' just getting through most of the time!
I have to say, as with everything 'new', this hobby has given me GAS. There's so much gear out there, basses, amps, cabs, pedals, heck, and it's so much fun trying all this stuff out. At the moment I've got a pretty decent 'modest' setup, being a Fender AM PJ, , Fender CIJ PJ "Lyte', Warwick Streamer LX4, Mesa D800, GK 212. And still gassing for more gear!
Looking forward to the future here at Ozbass.
Cheers,
Dave.
Sadowsky Metro MV4-HPJ
Fender MIJ 1985 Precision 'Lyte'
Warwick CV Streamer
Mesa Boogie D800
Bergantino HT 112, EA 112, EX 112
Diamond BCP-1 Compressor

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PilbaraBass
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Re: Introduce Yourself

Post by PilbaraBass » 25 Apr 2018, 15:03

Welcome midlifecrisis Dave! As you have found out, you're never too old to have GAS... And for a "newbie" that setup is a bit beyond "modest", except for the obvious fact that you have had some serious GAS attacks already.

Of your gear listed, I'm personally GAS'd by your CIJ PJ "Lyte"... yes! ...
What kind of music does your band of middle-aged sonic adventurers play?
'98 Carvin AC40, '07 Squier JDAV, '91 P-bass, '96 Ibanez ATK300F, '15 Ibanez SR605
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RedVee
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Re: Introduce Yourself

Post by RedVee » 25 Apr 2018, 15:08

Welcome Dave, not so modest! Looks a good setup to me. I’m in the same category as you but not as advanced. :)
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Ibanez AEB10-BK; Feider P Bass; Challenge Bass; T'Bird Goth; Gibson T’Bird
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BazzBass
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Re: Introduce Yourself

Post by BazzBass » 25 Apr 2018, 15:20

Welcome Dave, and yes, we are MUCH friendlier than TB.
Lots of wise heads on here too, in terms of technique, recording, theory, playing live, luthery, effects building. Don't be afraid to ask for advice :)
Loud things: Trace Elliot Elf and 10" cabs ,Markbass LittleMark 250, Hartke HA2500 amps, Hartke XL210 cabs
Pretty things: Fender MIA P, MIM P and J, Hofner B Bass, SX J, Takamine ABG
Bands: Los Mescalitos , Distorted Tarts

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PilbaraBass
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Re: Introduce Yourself

Post by PilbaraBass » 25 Apr 2018, 15:27

BazzBass wrote:
25 Apr 2018, 15:20
Welcome Dave, and yes, we are MUCH friendlier than TB.
Lots of wise heads on here too, in terms of technique, recording, theory, playing live, luthery, effects building. Don't be afraid to ask for advice :)
Good references on random things like politics, cricket, electrical engineering, and ice cream, as well ... :yep

:lol:
'98 Carvin AC40, '07 Squier JDAV, '91 P-bass, '96 Ibanez ATK300F, '15 Ibanez SR605
Kanye West wrote:My greatest pain in life is that I will never be able to see myself perform live.

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BazzBass
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Re: Introduce Yourself

Post by BazzBass » 25 Apr 2018, 16:06

PilbaraBass wrote:
25 Apr 2018, 15:27

Good references on random things like politics, cricket, electrical engineering, and ice cream, as well ... :yep

:lol:
:lol:
Loud things: Trace Elliot Elf and 10" cabs ,Markbass LittleMark 250, Hartke HA2500 amps, Hartke XL210 cabs
Pretty things: Fender MIA P, MIM P and J, Hofner B Bass, SX J, Takamine ABG
Bands: Los Mescalitos , Distorted Tarts

midlifecrisis
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Re: Introduce Yourself

Post by midlifecrisis » 25 Apr 2018, 20:24

Thanks guys, I didn't expect that amount of response!
Sadowsky Metro MV4-HPJ
Fender MIJ 1985 Precision 'Lyte'
Warwick CV Streamer
Mesa Boogie D800
Bergantino HT 112, EA 112, EX 112
Diamond BCP-1 Compressor

midlifecrisis
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Re: Introduce Yourself

Post by midlifecrisis » 25 Apr 2018, 20:35

Of your gear listed, I'm personally GAS'd by your CIJ PJ "Lyte"... yes! ...
What kind of music does your band of middle-aged sonic adventurers play?

yes, I love my 'Lyte'. I came about aquiring it by accident. A mate of mine (our sound guy ) rang me out of the blue and asked me if I'd be interested in one of his bases. He said he only wanted about $400 for it!! As we live in a smallist community, he said he wants somebody to keep it in our town. That was too cheap! So I gave him $500. It's a great bass, very light and so much fun to play as it's so versatile.
Our band plays the usual pub rock, like Jet, Black Keys, John Butler, Led Zep, etc. But we are starting to branch out (looking for more intimate gigs) , and playing more performance songs. it's always a balance between what they want to pay you for and what you really want to play.
Our favourite newest song is Carnival, by Natalie Merchant.
Sadowsky Metro MV4-HPJ
Fender MIJ 1985 Precision 'Lyte'
Warwick CV Streamer
Mesa Boogie D800
Bergantino HT 112, EA 112, EX 112
Diamond BCP-1 Compressor

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BassLine
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Re: Introduce Yourself

Post by BassLine » 25 Apr 2018, 23:23

Welcome Dave. Sounds like you'll fit in perfectly around here. :thumbup:

Have you got any other hobbies? Or other things you'd like to do?
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BazzBass
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Re: Introduce Yourself

Post by BazzBass » 26 Apr 2018, 17:54

midlifecrisis wrote:
25 Apr 2018, 20:35
Our band plays the usual pub rock, like Jet, Black Keys, John Butler, Led Zep, etc.
I dunno about USUAL pub rock. I can honestly say I have never seen one band cover those four artists. BUT I'd LIKE to :) :notworthy:
Loud things: Trace Elliot Elf and 10" cabs ,Markbass LittleMark 250, Hartke HA2500 amps, Hartke XL210 cabs
Pretty things: Fender MIA P, MIM P and J, Hofner B Bass, SX J, Takamine ABG
Bands: Los Mescalitos , Distorted Tarts

midlifecrisis
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Location: Ulladulla NSW

Re: Introduce Yourself

Post by midlifecrisis » 26 Apr 2018, 18:23

BassLine wrote:
25 Apr 2018, 23:23
Welcome Dave. Sounds like you'll fit in perfectly around here. :thumbup:

Have you got any other hobbies? Or other things you'd like to do?
As I live on the coast, I'm a surfer. Also like spearfishing (handspear) and mountain biking.
Sadowsky Metro MV4-HPJ
Fender MIJ 1985 Precision 'Lyte'
Warwick CV Streamer
Mesa Boogie D800
Bergantino HT 112, EA 112, EX 112
Diamond BCP-1 Compressor

midlifecrisis
Posts: 76
Joined: 08 Oct 2017, 16:01
Location: Ulladulla NSW

Re: Introduce Yourself

Post by midlifecrisis » 26 Apr 2018, 18:27

BazzBass wrote:
26 Apr 2018, 17:54
midlifecrisis wrote:
25 Apr 2018, 20:35
Our band plays the usual pub rock, like Jet, Black Keys, John Butler, Led Zep, etc.
I dunno about USUAL pub rock. I can honestly say I have never seen one band cover those four artists. BUT I'd LIKE to :) :notworthy:
Well, we try to get away from the boring played to death standards (as well as the standard artists). We would love to do more 'performance' style songs, and hopefully after this gig we're doing on Sat night at an intimate bar venue, we might get more of these gigs, which will mean we can diversify. ;)
Sadowsky Metro MV4-HPJ
Fender MIJ 1985 Precision 'Lyte'
Warwick CV Streamer
Mesa Boogie D800
Bergantino HT 112, EA 112, EX 112
Diamond BCP-1 Compressor

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BassLine
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Re: Introduce Yourself

Post by BassLine » 26 Apr 2018, 20:28

midlifecrisis wrote:
26 Apr 2018, 18:23
BassLine wrote:
25 Apr 2018, 23:23
Welcome Dave. Sounds like you'll fit in perfectly around here. :thumbup:

Have you got any other hobbies? Or other things you'd like to do?
As I live on the coast, I'm a surfer. Also like spearfishing (handspear) and mountain biking.
Must be some great MTB Trails down south coast. And beaches too. :hyper:
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Satanstoenail
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Re: Introduce Yourself

Post by Satanstoenail » 26 Jun 2018, 23:57

Howdy, my name's Brad, been lurking mainly in the 'basses for sale' section for a while, thought I should finally say hello.

I'm a 'lapsed' player I guess you could say, played in bands constantly for years, then dribs and drabs for a while, then nothing for years. Always kept my gear and fanged about in the lounge room here and there. Started playing in a band again in September last year playing original punk/hardcore/rock & roll stuff and am loving the hell out of it. Previously I've played metal, heavy rock, groove, funk and got right into jazz fusion for a while there (but never studied to be good enough to play it properly).

I've got two Melbourne made "Jaco" 5 string customs (one fretted & one fretless) which I bought directly off Igor, the luthier, when they were made in about 96-97. Used them heaps when I was gigging back in the day and now they sit in their cases most of the time these days. I bought a Fender Road Worn Jazz about 5 years ago because I'd always wanted an old Jazz and wanted to get back into playing. I thought it was the next best thing without the ridiculous price tag, but of course ever since I got it I've been yearning for a real one. It is a really nice bass though. Bought a mid-seventies Greco last year to further scratch my itch.

Rig is my old battle-scarred Hartke HA3500 and Eden 410XLT. I used to stack it with my old EV 15" cab but haven't needed to since playing in the current band. I'm also using a Bass Bigmuff for some extra crunch.

I've never really been a 'techy' bass player exploring different gear and pedals and pickups and so forth, but I'm interested in getting some advice on a few things here and you lot seem like a decent pool of knowledge. Hopefully I can contribute a bit also.
Cheers

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