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Forum: Bass Guitar Today, 04:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 378
Posted By John Swift
If like me you are able to build your own speaker...

If like me you are able to build your own speaker cabinets you can save an awful lot of money.
One thing is certain and that is you will pay a lot more for a name on the front of a cabinet.
Up until...
Forum: Bass Guitar Today, 03:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 50
Posted By John Swift
Unless you augment your 2x10 with FOH there are...

Unless you augment your 2x10 with FOH there are usually only certain types of music where a 2x10 will suffice.
Forum: Bass Guitar 01-21-2016, 08:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 396
Posted By John Swift
When you've had the best you can pass an opinion...

When you've had the best you can pass an opinion based on experience.
I've owned
!960 Hohner
1963 Burns split sound 6 string bass.
1965 Fender Jazz Bass
Precision deluxe
Mexican Precision
MM Stingray...
Forum: Bass Guitar 01-19-2016, 02:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 400
Posted By John Swift
Is the 200 euro to include Speaker cab as well?

Is the 200 euro to include Speaker cab as well?
Forum: Bass Guitar 01-18-2016, 10:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 502
Posted By John Swift
Good advice

Good advice
Forum: Bass Guitar 01-15-2016, 04:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 502
Posted By John Swift
Knowledge of chord structures is a great help, I...

Knowledge of chord structures is a great help, I see so many young people root note bashing when there is so much more to play ie Minors, Sevenths, Augmenteds, Diminished etc.
Very early on I also...
Forum: Bass Guitar 01-14-2016, 12:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,278
Posted By John Swift
Well little know all.

Well little know all.
Forum: Bass Guitar 01-14-2016, 12:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 378
Posted By John Swift
The balance line out would possibly work into a...

The balance line out would possibly work into a powered cab.
Forum: Bass Guitar 01-13-2016, 07:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 502
Posted By John Swift
One thing that theory gives you is an...

One thing that theory gives you is an international language, In the right situation it is priceless.
Forum: Bass Guitar 01-13-2016, 07:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 502
Posted By John Swift
When I first joined the military band I was...

When I first joined the military band I was thrown in at the deep end, because the regular Upright Bassist for the dance band was on leave.
At that stage I couldn't read music fluently so I worked...
Forum: Bass Guitar 01-13-2016, 07:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 278
Posted By John Swift
You are likely to get rattle and fret buzz if you...

You are likely to get rattle and fret buzz if you down tune normal strings E to B.
Forum: Bass Guitar 01-12-2016, 05:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,278
Posted By John Swift
Hmm started gigging in 1962 one week after I'd...

Hmm started gigging in 1962 one week after I'd transferred to Bass, played 4-5 nights a week through Beatlemania.
Joined the British army in 1966 and in June became a full time musician playing in...
Forum: Bass Guitar 01-12-2016, 02:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 378
Posted By John Swift
You would have to do what I do which is buy a...

You would have to do what I do which is buy a power amp module and put it in the extension cab. and use the di out put.
Forum: Bass Guitar 01-12-2016, 01:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 502
Posted By John Swift
Never learnt a single scale, used the chords...

Never learnt a single scale, used the chords instead.
Forum: Bass Guitar 01-12-2016, 11:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,278
Posted By John Swift
When Bass guitar first became popular it was...

When Bass guitar first became popular it was assumed that the thumb would be used with the fingers on the rest.
It was soon realised that most of the early bassists used a Plectrum (pick) because...
Forum: Bass Guitar 01-12-2016, 06:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,278
Posted By John Swift
So what are you basing this on is it your...

So what are you basing this on is it your experience or what you have read?
Forum: Bass Guitar 01-11-2016, 05:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,278
Posted By John Swift
First what do you base you so called fact on and...

First what do you base you so called fact on and secondly what experience have based you second point on.
Forum: Gear Ads 01-11-2016, 02:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 175
Posted By John Swift
Ashdown gear for sale.

Ashdown RPM1 John Entwhistle preamp with optional valve on input, octave down and variable crossover plus full range output, mint condition original cost 500 will accept 175 ovno

1x15 powered bass...
Forum: Bass Guitar 01-11-2016, 12:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 371
Posted By John Swift
Fender used to put a micro tilt facility.

Fender used to put a micro tilt facility.
Forum: Bass Guitar 01-11-2016, 12:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 903
Posted By John Swift
Hi First of all the lightness is the first...

Hi First of all the lightness is the first surprise.
It was so easy to set up that I used on New Years Eve the day after I purchased it.
I personally favour a deep full sound which was so easy to...
Forum: Bass Guitar 01-11-2016, 11:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 903
Posted By John Swift
Yes that's the one. really happy with it up to...

Yes that's the one. really happy with it up to now, at my age it will probably be my last amp.
Forum: Bass Guitar 01-10-2016, 05:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 733
Posted By John Swift
I've biamped using my Ashdown RPM1 with the...

I've biamped using my Ashdown RPM1 with the variable built in electronic crossover into two powered cabs.
One thing to consider is the amplifier you need more watts lower you want to go.
A clipping...
Forum: Bass Guitar 01-10-2016, 04:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 903
Posted By John Swift
Markbass 1x15" Combo

Purchased I Markbass 1x15" Combo 1 week ago and all I can say is up to now and after 52 years of regular gigging I've never been as happy with a new amp as I am with this Markbass.
I will now be...
Forum: Bass Guitar 01-07-2016, 02:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,278
Posted By John Swift
Not sure what you base that opinion on.

Not sure what you base that opinion on.
Forum: Bass Guitar 01-05-2016, 01:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 488
Posted By John Swift
Hofners were always budget instruments, the only...

Hofners were always budget instruments, the only reason Macca used one was that it was all that he could afford.
In the UK in the pre Beatle days Hofners were decent starter instruments then you...
Forum: Bass Guitar 01-05-2016, 01:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 371
Posted By John Swift
In your position I'd take it to a decent luthier,...

In your position I'd take it to a decent luthier, it could be something as simple as requiring a very small amount of inward bow but if you're not sure get a pro engineer to look at it.
Forum: Bass Guitar 01-02-2016, 03:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,278
Posted By John Swift
Fender eventually move the finger rest to a point...

Fender eventually move the finger rest to a point above the E string so as to become the Thumb Rest.
These days I find myself resting my thumb on the pickup.
Forum: Bass Guitar 01-01-2016, 07:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 635
Posted By John Swift
I've owned several top end basses starting with a...

I've owned several top end basses starting with a one of 200 Burns split sound six string bass.
1965 Fender Jazz Bass
Musicman Stingray V
G&L L2500
MIM 5 string Jazz Bass
All from new and all...
Forum: Musician Talk 12-29-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 800
Posted By John Swift
It is much better and correct to refer to tones...

It is much better and correct to refer to tones and semitones not steps or half steps.
Forum: Bass Guitar 12-23-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 633
Posted By John Swift
Only 30 years, I've been gigging since late...

Only 30 years, I've been gigging since late summer 62 just prior to the Beatlemania explosion when everything went mad, we gigged 4 to 5 nights per week and held down daytime jobs.
Our singer worked...
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