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Artificially aged (relic) basses, what's the point?
January 13, 2019   •   242 posts   •   5,775 views
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gazzatriumph said — Could someone please explain why they bought an artificiality aged (relic) bass. I don't get them. I'm not slagging anyone off just curious.

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How many basses do you WANT versus NEED?
January 12, 2019   •   228 posts   •   3,422 views
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bassballs27 said — Maybe the title post question actually defines G.A.S.. At least anyone who answers this question, you're doing some self reflection. Please answer honestly. I was once told an ...

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Markbass... Yes, they've started making basses too
January 13, 2019   •   183 posts   •   7,393 views
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Luigir said — Hi all! I've just found out with some surprise that Mark Bass is gonna present some basses at NAMM 2019. I'm pretty curious and I'll be on the fence. They make really good amps, ...

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2019 Gear Purchase Plans
January 13, 2019   •   135 posts   •   2,667 views
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RichSnyder said — I think I only have two major purchases planned for 2019. A Fender Precision from the Mod Shop and a Mesa WD800. I've always wanted a walnut or mocha brown P bass. I almost stole ...

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Worst Ever Bass/Amp Set Up You Will Admit To Owning
January 10, 2019   •   159 posts   •   4,373 views
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CaseyVancouver said — [attachment] The current thread on a home made 18" bass speaker cabinet got me thinking back, way back, to my worst ever bass and amp set up. I was young and played rock and jazz ...

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My New P-Bass! Pickup Suggestions?
January 10, 2019   •   165 posts   •   4,837 views
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faulknersj said — I just got this bad boy...it's an American Pro P-Bass and I did a quick demo with it. Based on the tone of this P, do you all have any pickup swap suggestions that I should entertain? ...

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Band member into drugs
January 13, 2019   •   97 posts   •   3,436 views
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SXema said — So the drummer in my band is a really cool guy and plays soooo good... Until he gets a white powder up his nose. Today we had a rehearsal with another band sharing their space ...

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I know I said it before, but study kills GAS!
January 11, 2019   •   156 posts   •   4,122 views
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Dr. Cheese said — About a month ago, I was at my lesson, slogging through the first three bars of Jaco's "River People." My teacher wanted to hear how I practiced at home. After listening to me, ...

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Do I really 'need' a compressor ?
January 12, 2019   •   91 posts   •   3,214 views
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Big String said — Hi All I've been doing quite a bit of reading on compressors since another post on a different subject got my attention. What I'm trying to accomplish if I can is to give my live ...

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What’s your favorite active bass?
January 12, 2019   •   100 posts   •   2,434 views
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bassman74 said — hello everyone! I'm a world full of Fender passive basses, i'm curious to learn what's your favorite active bass? It would be nice if you mention why and what type of music your ...

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