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#1
It may be a little cheeky of me to simply claim this thread, but here goes.



I have recently acquired this little gem from a friend, Crispin Gray of Queenadreena. It is a 1993 4001S, as characterised by the dot inlays, unbound fretboard and single mono output, and it sounds like a beast. The bass was originally purchased for the recording of Queenadreena's debut album 'Taxidermy', and it can be heard here. It was also used by Melanie Garside in her short tenure in the band and can be seen in the band's video for Join The Dots. Obviously, I took the 11 off because I'm tired of being told I brown-nose Crispin!

In This Is Not A Dead Transmission I tune it down to drop C, but I have yet to change the strings from when I bought it, so they're a wee bit floppy, but that will be rectified in the future. Ampwise, I alternate between using an Ampeg SVT-CL head with a matching 810 cab and the Mark Bass/Aguilar rig as seen in the live pics- both rigs of doom are borrowed. I use various distortion pedals at the moment because I'm experimenting for the album, which include a Rocktron Zombie, a Russian EHX Big Muff and a Z Vex Woolly Mammoth.

The body and neck are solid maple, which lends to its bright, punchy tone- pretty helpful with all the drop-tuning I do. It's weighty, as you can probably imagine, but it's not unbearable- it actually feels really nicely balanced and comfortable.

More Rick porn coming soon- I shall update later on after a photo shoot! Any requests? Oh, and to sign off in style, here's a video of it in action!
#2
May I be the first to say, that is an absolutely stunning bass, I hope you treat it well.
Quote by skater dan0
Damn you and your ninja-like modding
#4
^Awright, sowwy, then! No need to call me a retard, though. Getting angry over the interwebs is a bit... retarded.
#8
Listen- just to take you down a notch, I actually find the term 'retard' offensive. I have Asperger's Syndrome and I have been target of that word for years, so it hits home pretty hard. Think a little, okay?
#11
Quote by Gilthresa
There was no need for this thread either, but you're ok with that.


Yes, this thread shouldn't have been made. But you shouldn't offend Aidy for it. A simple "you've made a mistake, there's a set list for the people who are doing the BOTM, go take a look at the Forum Plan thread" would've been fine. The remark was uncalled for, and as Aidy has already stated, he's been taking abuse for years, and I doubt you calling him a retard is gonna make him feel any better.
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Damn you and your ninja-like modding
#12
Okay, how about this- someone locks the thread, and I report this guy?

Sorry for the 'uselessness'- I won't be such a retard next time.
#14
Quote by fleajr_1412
Yes, this thread shouldn't have been made. But you shouldn't offend Aidy for it. A simple "you've made a mistake, there's a set list for the people who are doing the BOTM, go take a look at the Forum Plan thread" would've been fine. The remark was uncalled for, and as Aidy has already stated, he's been taking abuse for years, and I doubt you calling him a retard is gonna make him feel any better.


Right, I could have said all of that, or I could have said what I did, which was faster.

Second, I genuinely don't care if I hurt his feelings or not, because as far as you or I know this guy doesn't have asperger's and is just saying that because he think's it'll get a response, because there's really no way to check if he's telling the truth or not. If he does have aspergers then that sucks, but I'm not going to apologize for it because there's
A) no reason I could have known, and
B) that makes me a hypocrite, which I'm not.
Besides, his particular case of Asperger's apparently doesn't affect his ability to read, so I'm still at a loss as to why this thread was made.

Gith is an opinionated idiot, we would all be better off not acknowledging anything he says.

Yea I forgot, not liking your music makes me an opinionated idiot. My bad.
Last edited by Gilthresa at Feb 28, 2009,
#15
As soon as ScottB writes his, this'll be disregarded anyway.

I really couldn't care less about what some spotty little 14 year old has to spew about me online, so let Gilth be Gilth and just ignore him- maybe he'll grow a pair one day.
#16
Not at all, but basing your judgment of a certain type of music on outdated stereotypes does, and refusing to even consider changing your opinion makes you opinionated.

And you will be banned soon enough if you continue the way you're going, if the mods have any sense.
#17
Quote by Aidy Damage
Okay, how about this- someone locks the thread, and I report this guy?


This.

Quote by Aidy Damage
Sorry for the 'uselessness'- I won't be such a retard next time.


I didn't think it was useless at all. The Rick is sexy as f***. Let's just have 2 BOTMs this month
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#18
I'd love to get the band over to NI, but the guys are still pissed at me for the phail that was the Cambridge gig! It's likely that the band I sing and play guitar in would come over, though- my bass player plays my Rick, so you'd still get to see it, and my Gibson LP DC.
#19
Quote by Casketcreep
Not at all, but basing your judgment of a certain type of music on outdated stereotypes does, and refusing to even consider changing your opinion makes you opinionated.

And you will be banned soon enough if you continue the way you're going, if the mods have any sense.


Right, i forgot that my stereotypical view of a genre that was formed after listening to said genre for 3 years was based simply on outdated stereotypes and not my own personal opinion. Thanks for clearing that up. The fact that you're refusing to believe that makes you the close minded one out of the two of us here, not me.
#20
Quote by Gilthresa
Right, I could have said all of that, or I could have said what I did, which was faster.

Second, I genuinely don't care if I hurt his feelings or not, because as far as you or I know this guy doesn't have asperger's and is just saying that because he think's it'll get a response, because there's really no way to check if he's telling the truth or not. If he does have aspergers then that sucks, but I'm not going to apologize for it because there's
A) no reason I could have known, and
B) that makes me a hypocrite, which I'm not.
Besides, his particular case of Asperger's apparently doesn't affect his ability to read, so I'm still at a loss as to why this thread was made.


Yea I forgot, not liking your music makes me an opinionated idiot. My bad.


Stop being an arse. For all you know, HE could have asperger's syndrome. I have no reason not to trust him, he seems like a nice guy, so I'm gonna believe him.

Don't run the risk of being banned. be the bigger man, admit you were wrong.

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I'd love to get the band over to NI,


Don't forget South Wales.
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Damn you and your ninja-like modding
Last edited by fleajr_1412 at Feb 28, 2009,
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Quote by Aidy Damage
I'd love to get the band over to NI, but the guys are still pissed at me for the phail that was the Cambridge gig! It's likely that the band I sing and play guitar in would come over, though- my bass player plays my Rick, so you'd still get to see it, and my Gibson LP DC.


Be sure to give me a wee PM if you are, I'll get a nice crowd up.
#22
South Wales? North Wales might be happening... I have loads of friends in Holyhead (Trollyshed...).

I'll get more pics of the Rick in a bit!

Oh, and I do have AS- mild, but still enough to be annoying.
#24
Quote by Aidy Damage
Listen- just to take you down a notch, I actually find the term 'retard' offensive. I have Asperger's Syndrome and I have been target of that word for years, so it hits home pretty hard. Think a little, okay?


Wow, someone else with Asperger's.

Dude, see if Tam will book you in for a BOTM sometime, and get more pics of that Rick.

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Thank Christ, let's hope we don't get more 09er's like him.
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#27
Quote by Deliriumbassist
Well, he deserves it. No-one badmouths anyone in here.

Especially not my Aidy.


Bitch, you better not be cheatin'
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<Jon> take the quote of me out your sig plx
<Jon> i hate seeing what i said around lol


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#29
Quote by Casketcreep
And you will be banned soon enough if you continue the way you're going, if the mods have any sense.

Ben probably put won't much thought into it before having his mouse hovering over the warn button.
Edit: Wow, In the 10 minutes I left before actually hitting post it happened and a ban to, well he had it coming, and forgot to mention sweet Ric Aidy
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I voted lime.

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#30
Quote by Deliriumbassist
Get through the daily dungeon and get me Jarlsberg's Key, and you can sleep at the end of the bed.


My love is wasted on you!

In the bass chat:

<Jon> take the quote of me out your sig plx
<Jon> i hate seeing what i said around lol


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And now on BANDCAMP!


Officially the funniest member of the Bass Forum.
#31
Quote by alternitivebass
Ben probably put won't much thought into it before having his mouse hovering over the warn button.
Edit: Wow, In the 10 minutes I left before actually hitting post it happened and a ban to, well he had it coming, and forgot to mention sweet Ric Aidy


You make me sound like a tyrant

EDIT: And he's a multi of sloasdaylight. Fun times.
#32
why was this Gilthresa so apocolypticly angry at someone making an honest mistake over posting a thread?

i mean seriously, there are much more intresting things to waste time being angry over on the internet
#34
Im loving the bass, i got tpo play a vintage rickenbacker in blue and loved it, But i only think icould own one as a "toy". But still a lovely bass. Ever think of playing a gig in Ireland, the buttong factory, ambassader and the academy are really good over here.
Yamaha TRB1006
Fender MIA jazz bass
Hora Hybrid double bass
Hartke lh 500
Ev 606L
Epiphone les paul
#36
Theres only two regular irish users now, me and Casket.
Yamaha TRB1006
Fender MIA jazz bass
Hora Hybrid double bass
Hartke lh 500
Ev 606L
Epiphone les paul
#37
Still, just about as many people we had to the Cambs gig! Well, we had a fair crowd, but they were young and, bless 'em, got a bit irritating.
#38
Quote by Deliriumbassist
You make me sound like a tyrant

EDIT: And he's a multi of sloasdaylight. Fun times.

You're a good tyrant though
Quote by RevaM1ssP1ss
The 2 best colours EVER pitted against each other? No wai!

I voted lime.

Quote by SeveralSpecies
btw lime kicked ass

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Team Lime Green!
#39
So which rig you refer it through, the aggie or ampeg.
Yamaha TRB1006
Fender MIA jazz bass
Hora Hybrid double bass
Hartke lh 500
Ev 606L
Epiphone les paul
#40
Ampeg!!! Well, the Ag with the Markbass head sounds more sleek and modern, but the Ampeg has more 'grrr!' factor and takes my pedals a bit better.
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