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jazzyvee
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Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 3833
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 - 3:23 am:   Edit Post

I have my first gig of the year coming up on Saturday at the Jazz Cafe in London.
Here is a photo from a full stage rehearsal we had on Thursday evening. I tried out my Series II to decide if it was going to be the bass for the gig.

I'm still undecided.


Jazzyvee
rustyg61
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Post Number: 1108
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 - 8:33 am:   Edit Post

You are right about that bass Jazzyvee, it does stand out in a crowd!
charles_holmes
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Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 - 11:34 am:   Edit Post

I'll decide for you...Yes, that's the bass for the gig.
jazzyvee
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Post Number: 3837
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Sunday, January 26, 2014 - 11:11 pm:   Edit Post

Hey guys it was a great gig last night to a great audience.
Here are a couple of Youtube clips posted already.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvWzBbyiVe8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkT2s8GMYmA
Series II bass was seriously putting out some superb bass and rocking the place with authority last night even I was happy with my sound. :-)

Yep Charles you were right. Last year I had so many rubbish bass rigs it was good to get one that I could get a good sound out of.
Also the first reggae gig I've added some of the SF-2 into the mix. Not because I needed to but:
a) I was able to without damaging the cab.
b) I was showing the keyboard player, who is also a bass player what it does and he insisted I use it.
c) the sound engineer looked and smiled when i added it to the mix.
Job Done.
Here are the settings I used.

Note the QSC Channel 2 is on full. I think I read here somewhere that this the best way to run the power amp as it's not louder at that setting, just more sensitive. It was still extremely quiet noise wise at that setting. :-) and I've found that the sound is more meat even at lower volumes of the bass.
Jazzyvee
rustyg61
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Post Number: 1109
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Monday, January 27, 2014 - 3:19 pm:   Edit Post

Your low end settings on your SF-2 are identical to mine! Your Series II sounded great on the videos too!
jazzyvee
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Post Number: 3871
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 3:01 pm:   Edit Post

http://soundcloud.com/phoebe-yu-2/musical-youth-jazz-cafe
Here is an audio recording of the full gig. I think it was recorded on a video camera by the lady who interviewed the two original band members. I'm not sure how good the sound quality is as I've listened to only a few bits on my iPad.
Enjoy. I hope
Jazzyvee
musashi
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Posted on Saturday, February 22, 2014 - 3:39 pm:   Edit Post

Series II. There is no substitute.

"Throbbing Gristle" comes to mind in trying to describe the sound. [To coin a phrase (right?)]

To be clear, I am Not referring to the band.
jazzyvee
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Post Number: 3874
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Sunday, February 23, 2014 - 1:31 am:   Edit Post

Just in the van on the way back from my gig last night in with Musical Youth at the watering hole in perranporth, Cornwall. We played another excellent set. The venue was jam packed ,it had a low ceiling lots of wood in the construction so the sound was mellow and solid just right for reggae.
My maple Europa 5 came into its own last night I know I've said this many times but it's an absolutely awesome bass for reggae!!!!
Jazzyvee
jazzyvee
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Post Number: 3913
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Monday, March 17, 2014 - 10:56 am:   Edit Post

I'm gigging again with Musical Youth at a Star (Standing Together Against Racism) festival in Preston at the Guild Hall this weekend Sunday 23rd March.

http://www.preston.gov.uk/events/details/2858/
https://www.facebook.com/prestonguildhall


Jazzyvee
jazzyvee
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Post Number: 3921
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Sunday, March 23, 2014 - 5:46 pm:   Edit Post

A couple of pics from tonights gig. Quailty is not that great as there were these chemical fog machines blasting their stuff all over the place.

As you can see behind me in the bottom picture, the back line provided me with my least favourite bass cab.... ASHDOWN!!!! grrrrrr.
I took my boogie walkabout head as we were travelling light today and was greeted with that cab. During soundcheck I did open up the filters to hear how well the cab worked with the higher frequencies and it just sounded.....well...... unpleasant.

Initially I had the master on my head set about the 10 o'clock position and the input gain set at 9 o'clock and even with the volume on my bass set just below half way the cab was complaining about the bottom end so I had to turn the gain down low and get more bass signal sent to the monitors.

How can anyone use these cabs is it just me, have I been just very unlucky, or are they really that dreadful.






Jazzyvee
rustyg61
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Posted on Sunday, March 23, 2014 - 6:21 pm:   Edit Post

Sorry you got stuck with your least favorite cabinets. Can you specify in your contract to not use Ashdown cabinets?
jazzyvee
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Post Number: 3922
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Sunday, March 23, 2014 - 7:03 pm:   Edit Post

Yeah that is on the stage plan that we send to the venues, but many of the venues we play at have ashdown heads and cabs or combos. I think they must be relatively cheap. Ideally I'd prefer to take my own gear all the time but that isn't always a practical option.

Maybe this is the year to take a leaf out of JJ's book and go DI for all gigs and use a stage monitor to hear myself.

Jazzyvee
rustyg61
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Post Number: 1179
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Monday, March 24, 2014 - 10:26 am:   Edit Post

Have you thought about getting a small combo amp you can carry yourself to all your gigs? I use a Fender Rumble 350 that is 350 watts into 2X10's. It sounds great & can easily fit into the trunk or back seat of most cars. I have even used mine at outdoor gigs & it was plenty loud. I tilt mine back on a stand like a floor monitor & face it backwards away from the front so the soundman has more control. Even tilted back it has great bottom end & handles my 5 string very well. I made a platform to sit my rack on with blocks on top to keep the rack from sliding off when it is tilted back. So I use my SF-2 with the combo & it sounds great!



http://www.fender.com/series/rumble/rumble-350-350-watt-bass-combo-2x10-speakers-and-horn-120v/

Guitar Center has them for $350 now.
jazzyvee
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Post Number: 3943
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 7:02 am:   Edit Post

Next gig this weekend.
https://www.facebook.com/events/495969543849097/?ref_dashboard_filter=calendar

Jazzyvee
jazzyvee
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Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 3976
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 5:09 am:   Edit Post

One coming up this weekend with Musical Youth.
http://vhpweekenders.co.uk/gold-april-weekender.html

Jazzyvee
jacko
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Post Number: 3522
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 7:43 am:   Edit Post

have fun :-)

Graeme
jazzyvee
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Post Number: 3978
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 9:01 am:   Edit Post

Thanks Jacko, I will ask this weekend if there are plans to gig north of the border anytime.
Jazzyvee
jacko
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Post Number: 3524
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Posted on Friday, April 25, 2014 - 1:31 am:   Edit Post

Or the North East. I visit my folks north of Newcastle from time to time. Always good to have something to do in the evening :-)

Graeme
jazzyvee
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Post Number: 3993
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Sunday, May 04, 2014 - 11:48 am:   Edit Post

Gig tomorrow with musical youth at the bearwood may day festival in lightwoods park bearwood, birmingham. On stage at 17:15. Free entry.
If there are any brummies on the forum it would be good to meet up.
Jazzyvee
rustyg61
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Post Number: 1215
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Sunday, May 04, 2014 - 12:31 pm:   Edit Post

Wish I could go! Have a great gig!
jazzyvee
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Post Number: 3997
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Monday, May 05, 2014 - 12:40 pm:   Edit Post


A quick pic from the gig.
Series I Europa.

I had the dreaded Ashdown bass rig again today. My views on their stuff are well documented elsewhere on the forum so I will save my breath.
Jazzyvee

(Message edited by jazzyvee on May 05, 2014)
rustyg61
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Post Number: 1218
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Monday, May 05, 2014 - 1:14 pm:   Edit Post

Bring your SF-2 to your gigs. I'm sure it can make even an Ashdown sound great!
jazzyvee
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Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 3999
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Monday, May 05, 2014 - 2:15 pm:   Edit Post

Hmm i doubt it somehow unless it was something like an 8x10. The ones I've tried so far have not impressed me. If I used the SF-2 I'd mainly want it for more bottom end focus and that would fry an Ashdown cab.

jazzyvee
rustyg61
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Posted on Monday, May 05, 2014 - 6:50 pm:   Edit Post

Perhaps, but it's worth a try. I use my SF-2 to get more bottom end from my Fender Rumble 350 combo, but I don't use it so much as a "boost" to the bottom end where it could overdrive the speakers. I set it for low pass & turn the frequency knob to tune the speaker response for the room I'm playing. Once I find the frequency that enhances the punch on the bottom end then I adjust the Threshold to "fatten" up the low end. By doing that I can actually turn the amp down more & still get great bottom end that is both full & punchy without pushing the speakers too hard.
jazzyvee
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Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Friday, May 09, 2014 - 1:03 am:   Edit Post

Tonights gig at the mecca of the north east........ :-)
An 80's weekender we are doing one tonight and on Sunday night.
I think I might give
http://www.bigweekends.com/your-break/121416

Jazzyvee
jacko
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Post Number: 3527
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Friday, May 09, 2014 - 1:27 am:   Edit Post

Let's hope you get a decent rig this time V. I've had problems with Ashdown before too. I think the problem is that the company was founded by the guys that sold Trace elliot to Gibson and they basically built Ashdown to sound like Trace. All very well if you want to sound like Mark King but seriously lacking in tonal variation, especially in the bottom end. I sold my Trace because it didn't handle the low B string, and started carrying an eden 300 watt 210 combo into the venues where I knew they'd be providing an Ashdown setup. At least that way I could take the dreaded ABM head out of the equation and just use the supplied ashdown 410 as an extension cabinet.

Looks like a fun line up. Toyah and Aswad too :-)

graeme
jazzyvee
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Post Number: 4005
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Posted on Friday, May 09, 2014 - 2:28 am:   Edit Post

All the butlins places have ashdown gear except bognor regis which does not have any backline amps. So yeah I think I will do just that, take my walkabout head and 1x15 powerhouse and like you suggest, use the ashdown as an extension cab. (if it sounds any good)

Jazzyvee
jazzyvee
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Post Number: 4007
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Posted on Friday, May 09, 2014 - 10:42 pm:   Edit Post

As it happens we were headlining last night and didn't see Aswad or toyah. They may be booked for different days though. Would you believe my Mesa walkabout went crazy last night with some high pitched squeals coming out of the di port but the regular output to my speaker was fine. So to be safe we changed to the ashdown rig between numbers.
Seems like it's gonna have to go for a checkup at a service centre.

Jazzyvee
jazzyvee
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Post Number: 4009
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Sunday, May 11, 2014 - 7:02 am:   Edit Post

Off to another 80's night gig and taking my own big rig. My rack and Mesa 4x10 and maple Europa so looking forward to a good gig.

Jazzyvee
rustyg61
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Post Number: 1228
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Posted on Sunday, May 11, 2014 - 7:49 am:   Edit Post

Glad you won't be singing the "Ashdown Blues" this time around! Have a great gig!
sonicus
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Posted on Sunday, May 11, 2014 - 7:57 am:   Edit Post

My old Mesa 4X10 Road Ready box with the EV's has never let me down.
jazzyvee
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Posted on Monday, May 12, 2014 - 1:19 am:   Edit Post

It was great using my own rig last night and the Sf-2 even got to make a contribution. Nice gig.
Jazzyvee
rustyg61
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Post Number: 1231
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Posted on Monday, May 12, 2014 - 3:48 am:   Edit Post

Glad it went well! Any pictures?
jazzyvee
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Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Monday, May 12, 2014 - 6:43 am:   Edit Post

It can be difficult getting me into the pictures as usually I'm beside the drum riser but behind the three brass players, keyboard or lead vocalist so I don't get many decent stage photo's.

IMG_4382.jpg
jazzyvee
jazzyvee
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Posted on Monday, June 02, 2014 - 3:05 am:   Edit Post

I have another gig with Musical Youth in our home town of Birmingham on Thursday 5th June around 18:00

https://www.facebook.com/events/397271023747166/

Jazzyvee
jazzyvee
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Posted on Sunday, June 08, 2014 - 4:14 pm:   Edit Post

Here is a video a mate of mine sent me today from my gig on 5th May. It came out pretty well considering he was stood right by the mixing desk and using a mobile phone.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10152431167629192&l=6586143037311934676

Jazzyvee
rustyg61
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Posted on Monday, June 09, 2014 - 11:55 pm:   Edit Post

Y'all sounded great Jazzyvee! I wanted more!
zomnius
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Posted on Thursday, July 03, 2014 - 1:54 pm:   Edit Post

Great pics + bases!
jazzyvee
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Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Tuesday, July 08, 2014 - 4:58 am:   Edit Post

Double posting...

(Message edited by jazzyvee on July 08, 2014)
jazzyvee
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Posted on Tuesday, July 08, 2014 - 5:11 am:   Edit Post

My next gig is 15/07/2014 at the Jam House in Birmingham with my NotStrictlyJazz Quartet.

http://www.thsh.co.uk/event/jazzlines-free-gigs-delano-mills-and-not-strictly-/

It's a mix of Stanley Clarke, Grover Washington Jr, Jeff Lorber, Victor Bailey, Crusaders, Gabriela Anders, Marcus Miller.
The venue is one if the nicest places to play in the city for medium sized gigs so i'm looking forward to a good gig and hopefully a good turn out as well.

I plan to use my Series II bass for this gig so I've been working hard on learning to make silent tone changes between numbers as most of the tracks need different bass sounds and generally the bass parts are moving too fast to adjust on the fly and stay in the groove.
jacko
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Posted on Tuesday, July 08, 2014 - 5:49 am:   Edit Post

Make it a good one V. I used to play the Jam house in Edinburgh with Big Tuna. A nice venue that used to be the BBC scotland studio where they'd record orchestras. I believe Jools Holland started the franchise. No idea if he's still involved.

Graeme
pierreyves
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Posted on Tuesday, July 08, 2014 - 8:03 am:   Edit Post

some people have chance to play lot of times.. :-)
jazzyvee
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Posted on Tuesday, July 08, 2014 - 1:38 pm:   Edit Post

I don't know if he is still involved with the place. I had heard he did one gig a year at the one in brum but I've never seen him listed.

Hi Pierreyves, I do play maybe a couple of gigs a month on average which are reggae so I only use a small part of the bass sound. This gig will allow me to use more of the bass's capability tonally. So I'm really looking forward to it.
jazzyvee
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Posted on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 11:35 am:   Edit Post

Sound check had gone ok. The sound engineer came down to ask me about my bass. He said they never get basses like that here said even my case probably costs more than the other basses we see here. But he loves the sound of it. Hope that transpires into a great gig sound. He asked how much i paid so i referered him to the quote generator. I think his jaw is still on the floor as we speak.
I will post some gig photos later.
Jazzyvee
jazzyvee
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Posted on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 4:30 pm:   Edit Post

What can I say, tonight was the best I've heard from my Series II bass since I bought it. My own cabs and my own amplifier rack setup. Sounded beautiful I had no end of compliments about the gig, the sound and my bass. Even the sound engineer came down after the gig and told me he has never heard a bass sound that clear and powerful. Lots of bottom mids and clean top and no harshness at all. Even from where I was on stage the sound from it was massive. I was having trouble believing It was me making all that sound. I believe those guys at alembic know a thing or two about making great basses. :-)


Jazzyvee
rustyg61
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Posted on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 4:50 pm:   Edit Post

You finally beat the Ashdown curse!
jazzyvee
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Posted on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 5:07 pm:   Edit Post

Absolutely. This gig had a variety of bass tones in the set list that included covers by Stanley, Marcus, Victor Bailey and others but all the tracks required a different sound and I was able to find them quickly without much problem so I think I'm getting the hang of the filters and volume relationships now.

I had one situation in School days when I accidentally hit the master volume while performing one of Stanley Clarkes flamenco type strums on my bass and blasted the place with sound. However I was fortunate not to blow my cab as the volume on my QSC was at max!!!!
Anyway here is a snapshot from the gig. We were playing a song called I'll be loving you by an argentinian singer called Gabriella Anders. The singer we used for that song is from Hungary.

davehouck
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Posted on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 6:45 pm:   Edit Post

Nice shirt! And congrats on the gig!
pierreyves
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Posted on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 12:17 am:   Edit Post

:-)
jazzyvee
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Posted on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 1:27 am:   Edit Post

Rusty, i think ashdown is going to follow me like a stray dog for years to come. I have a rehearsal with musical youth tonight at a music college here and they have all ashdown bass gear, two festivals at the weekend where at least one will definitely have ashdown gear because the college provides their facilities.
I'm gonna carry my F1-x so I can at least control what goes out to the p.a.
rustyg61
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Posted on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 7:17 am:   Edit Post

Instead of the venues providing you with an amp, maybe you could just get them to provide you with a roadie to tote your own amp!
jazzyvee
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Posted on Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 2:17 am:   Edit Post

Well let's hope when the band's album is released it makes enough of a splash that we get to choose what back line we want.
However there is some light on the horizon. For Sunday's festival Steel Pulse are headlining so I get to use the back line that they have specified for the gig. That means a couple of Eden WT800 world series amps and eden cabs. Not sure why they are using two amps. I know the bass player is a Carvin bass endorsee but I don't know if his bass has stereo output.
rustyg61
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Posted on Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 3:27 am:   Edit Post

I have an Eden WT 800 & 4X10 & 1X15 cabinets, you are going to love that rig!
jazzyvee
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Posted on Saturday, July 19, 2014 - 1:41 pm:   Edit Post

Today's gig I had an Eden WT800 & Eden 4x10 cab. Sounded nice. Far too many controls on that thing for me to grasp for the first time. So I left the controls where they were.
The bridged mono and the bi-amp mode buttons were removed.
edwin
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Posted on Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 7:50 am:   Edit Post

Say hi to Amlak for me! It's been a while, but we used to cross paths at festivals here in the states.
jazzyvee
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Posted on Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 2:44 pm:   Edit Post

Unfortunately we didn't get a chance to meet up but if I get to meet him before he goes off on tour again I will.

Does he know you as Edwin?
edwin
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Posted on Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 4:14 pm:   Edit Post

If he remembers me at all. We met about 3 or 4 times, and at one point he was talking to my wife, Dawn, about having a scent made. It's been a few years.

jazzyvee
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Posted on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 5:52 am:   Edit Post

https://www.facebook.com/events/362259307259951/?ref=2&ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
Playing a gig tonight with my notstrictlyjazz quartet at the brown lion pub in the jewellery quarter hockey , Birmingham
Free entry
jazzyvee
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Posted on Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 5:50 pm:   Edit Post

A snap from last night's gig we went down a storm with the punters. Every single song got a huge response and we got a standing ovation for the last track What is Hip? and again for our encore track School days.

dadabass2001
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Posted on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 10:00 am:   Edit Post

Excellent, Jazzy! You gotta love a place with that mural on the wall. Also you should have gotten some low frequency coupling from the corner position of your amp.
Mike
jazzyvee
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Posted on Friday, October 03, 2014 - 11:57 pm:   Edit Post

I had a gig last night with musical youth at an ultimate 80's weekender on the south coast near London. As the venue does not have a backing bass rig I decided to go "commando" or "au naturelle" and go direct into the pa via a DI box and just use on stage monitor like JJ has discussed a number of times here. What a revelation. When the stage monitors were off I could for the first time hear my bass completely from the FOH and it was awesome!!
The on stage sound was ok through the monitors but not as good as a bass rig. There was enough spill from FOH subs under the stage to feel the righteous bass. I had so much praise from the band, and they are not known for idle praises, about my sound and also from the band waiting to follow us on stage. Their bass player in particular loves the sound of my bass. I have a bass rig for tonight's gig at another Ultimate 80's gig in Skegness up in the north east side of the country.
pierreyves
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Posted on Saturday, October 04, 2014 - 12:58 am:   Edit Post

cool Man !!!
rustyg61
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Posted on Sunday, October 05, 2014 - 2:53 am:   Edit Post

Which bass did you use Jazzyvee?
jazzyvee
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Posted on Sunday, October 05, 2014 - 5:15 am:   Edit Post

Black Signature Europa maple 5 string bass for both gigs. I have a theatre gig coming up in a couple of weeks and may take a series bass with me for that one. Gonna try to find out in advance what the bass rig is.

http://www.alban-arena.co.uk/events/reggae-sun-ska-boogie-night/

Reggae Sun Ska-Boogie Night!

BOOGIE NIGHT featuring MAXI PRIEST & HIS BAND, DESMOND DEKKER’S ACES & MUSICAL YOUTH.

Saturday 25 October 7.45pm
Should be a good night.
jazzyvee
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Posted on Sunday, October 05, 2014 - 5:40 am:   Edit Post

Black Signature Europa maple 5 string bass for both gigs. I have a theatre gig coming up in a couple of weeks and may take a series bass with me for that one. Gonna try to find out in advance what the bass rig is.

http://www.alban-arena.co.uk/events/reggae-sun-ska-boogie-night/

Reggae Sun Ska-Boogie Night!

BOOGIE NIGHT featuring MAXI PRIEST & HIS BAND, DESMOND DEKKER’S ACES & MUSICAL YOUTH.

Saturday 25 October 7.45pm
Should be a good night.
rustyg61
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Posted on Sunday, October 05, 2014 - 7:22 am:   Edit Post

Must be nice to have such an amazing collection to choose from! I'm looking forward to doubling my Alembic stable!
jazzyvee
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Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 4245
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Sunday, October 05, 2014 - 10:37 am:   Edit Post

Too much choice can be a bad thing sometimes. I've decided that the black bass is my first call bass for reggae but if I do a high profile reggae gig at a proper theatre, showcase a well known venue or even TV etc , I will take a series bass.
I'm pretty confident your series 2 will become your first call bass. But you will realise pretty soon that short scale bass has a sweetness all of its own and has a tone that you can't get from a 34 scale series or otherwise.

(Message edited by Jazzyvee on October 05, 2014)
rustyg61
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Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 1339
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Sunday, October 05, 2014 - 11:14 am:   Edit Post

I'm with you on that Jazzyvee, I'm worried about having just 2 choices! I agree that my new Europa will most likely become my #1, but I don't ever want to give up my Stanley!
jazzyvee
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Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 4273
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 7:53 am:   Edit Post

Next gig in my diary for 2014.
Tickets available on-line
https://www.theticketsellers.co.uk/tickets/a-tribute-to-grover-washington-jnr/10033801

More details below
https://www.facebook.com/events/1550501455162739/
www.facebook.com/thrcrossingdigbeth
www.thecrossingdigbeth.co.uk



Jazzyvee
charles_holmes
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Username: charles_holmes

Post Number: 367
Registered: 3-2009
Posted on Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 8:46 pm:   Edit Post

Great! A really good friend of mine George Howard, was mentored by Grover. George lived on the 52nd block of Catharine and I lived on the 55th block & I remember one summer night walking past George's home and he called me saying "hey, Chalie come here man, I want you to hear something" George played 3-4 cuts off of his 1st album on his cassette player before the album was released. Needless to say his career took off! Sadly,Like Grover, George died of cancer about 16-17 years ago. Anyway good luck on the Gig!! I do believe that another buddy of mine bassist Gerald Veasley performed with Grover as well. I'm sad I didn't jam with Grover
jazzyvee
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Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 4274
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Monday, October 27, 2014 - 12:31 am:   Edit Post

Grover's music was introduced to me by the sax player from a band I was in during the late 70's. He was really good player and was into the Live at the Bijou album at the time and could virtually play it note perfect and used lots of guitar effects on his sax. Not long after that I heard the Mister Magic album and that totally blew me away.
Unfortunately I've never seen Grover live but to me he had the right mix of Jazz funk, smooth but not sickly smooth and those funky grooves are awesome. The Winelight album was the icing on the cake and certainly this side of the pond, it was at the time "the album" to have in your collection.

I was actually on holiday in Florida when it came over the news that he had died. 10 years later I decided to put on a tribute gig here in my city and it went down a storm, we packed the venue out and since then there have always been some of his tracks in my jazzier set lists. 15 years on, it's time to do it again so I've organised it with one of the performing arts colleges and will be using their main auditorium for this gig. The risk is on me this time as promoter, I'm paying up-front so I need to sell loads of tickets to fill the place so if you know any UK fans and can point them in the direction of the gig that would be cool.

From the first rehearsal we had last week without the sax player, ( who is on tour in China), It promises to be a great pre-Christmas night whatever the footfall is as we are gonna have a fantastic time recreating this music.

I'm inviting some agents and promoters to see if we can take the show to some other venues in the UK next year and if we could get some international opportunities that would be superb.
pierreyves
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Username: pierreyves

Post Number: 1200
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Monday, October 27, 2014 - 1:56 am:   Edit Post

wowwwww great Delano !!
jcdlc72
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Username: jcdlc72

Post Number: 391
Registered: 11-2009
Posted on Monday, October 27, 2014 - 2:57 pm:   Edit Post

One of the first music videotapes I´ve ever had was Grover´s music video from about the "Winelight" time... where he plays with Gadd, anthony Kackson, the late, wonderful Richard Tee and Eric Gale. It is still one of my big time faves!
jazzyvee
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Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 4275
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Monday, October 27, 2014 - 6:24 pm:   Edit Post

I guess you mean this one.
http://youtu.be/GOKlGlt0Ygg

Jazzyvee

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