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jazzyvee
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Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 2163
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Saturday, October 02, 2010 - 1:35 pm:   Edit Post

I'm planning to go there for the first time.
Any other UK members gonna be there this year?
http://www.bassday.co.uk/index.html

Jazzyvee
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 9685
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Saturday, October 02, 2010 - 7:01 pm:   Edit Post

The headliners are some pretty big names.
jacko
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Username: jacko

Post Number: 2737
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Monday, October 04, 2010 - 4:17 am:   Edit Post

Darn! After pressuring you to go for the last few years this'll be the first time I'll be missing the event. I have to play a wedding in Blair Castle (Blair Atholl north of Pitlochry) on Saturday night and I'll not get back to thhe Edinburgh area till around 4am. There's no way I'd be able to drive to Manchester after that.
I'm pretty sure Mike Pisanek is going (you met him at the stanley gig)..
mike
jacko
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Username: jacko

Post Number: 2738
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Monday, October 04, 2010 - 4:26 am:   Edit Post

plus, Shaun Elliot (bigbadbill on here and TAYSTE2000 on basschat) will almost certainly be thare and so will Colin clowes known on here as colbassman

If you see any of them be sure to say hello and send my apologies for not attending this year.
Also, say hi to Bernie Goodfellow on his GB guitars stand and Chris May on his overwater stand - they're both great guys who are easy to chat with and have some interesting perspectives on guitar making.

Graeme (jealous as hell that I can't make it)
jazzyvee
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Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 2169
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Monday, October 04, 2010 - 6:59 am:   Edit Post

I doubt that I will come home with any big purchases, but it will be good to see what is around in the market place. I hope to get a chance to hear a Ritter bass.

Jazzyvee
jazzyvee
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Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 2177
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Sunday, October 10, 2010 - 8:12 am:   Edit Post

Been here an hour and not impressed with the setup so fan. Not as big as i thought. Just looks like bass shop open on a sunday but you have to pay to get in. !
Gonna see stu hamm in a bit that may save the day. I had a chat with a guy from a uk bass maker who was not very complimentary about alembics. He said the series basses are for collectors and not for playing and the pnly good bass alembic make is the elan.
I tried one of his basses that sounded like a good fender jazz bass. He defended that with, many people want a fender bass sound but want it from a different bass.
jazzyvee
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Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 2179
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Monday, October 11, 2010 - 12:07 am:   Edit Post

Forgive my spelling on the previous post as I was using my iphone which is very frustrating to write anything more than a few words on.

After spending a good part of the day at bass day and trying out quite a few different basses that were there, I still have the view that Alembic is standing out in front with a few others in providing a great non-fender bass sound.

Victor Bailey was great to listen to and hear his experience and stories. The one he repeated many times was the point his dad reminded him of as a youngster.... "Son, you pay the bills with the first 5 frets"

He answered some interesting questions. One that made us laugh was when he was asked about what he thought of all these players who have incredible technique and play very fast and flashy stuff. His reply was, I hear and see lots of people doing that but I don't hear any music and look at where most of these guys are, they are either in workshops or at home. They are not doing gigs and making music. " Son... you pay the bills with the first 5 frets" :-)


Unless the bass day gets much bigger or there is a really big name to draw me there. I won't be rushing up there again. For what was there 23 was a bit expensive.

Jazzyvee
jacko
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Username: jacko

Post Number: 2752
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 - 12:48 pm:   Edit Post

It's a shame you didn't have a good day Jazzy. I reckon half the fun is in having good company at this event so it's a shame that Mike and I couldn't make it.

Graeme
jazzyvee
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Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 2184
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 - 10:46 am:   Edit Post

Here is a pic of me and Victor Bailey after his Q & A session.



Jazzyvee
serialnumber12
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Username: serialnumber12

Post Number: 834
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Friday, October 15, 2010 - 4:49 am:   Edit Post

Very good point on the First five frets paying the bills!

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