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by ryla
Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:29 am
Forum: Electronics, Strings, Tuners, Leads, Picks & Stuff
Topic: Thomastik -Infeld Powerbass bass strings
Replies: 4
Views: 431

Re: Thomastik -Infeld Powerbass bass strings

Good strings - nice feel and even tone, especially like the treble - not so zingy (I usually use either low riders or daddario nickel)
Still sounds lively after month use and the B string has good presence.
If they keep on keeping on they will justify the price.
by ryla
Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Electronics, Strings, Tuners, Leads, Picks & Stuff
Topic: Thomastik -Infeld Powerbass bass strings
Replies: 4
Views: 431

Thomastik -Infeld Powerbass bass strings

Where could I purchase a set of these locally?
by ryla
Sat Feb 13, 2016 8:24 pm
Forum: General Non-Bass Topics
Topic: Prince touring Aotearoa
Replies: 5
Views: 1053

Re: Prince touring Aotearoa

Without a band and asking top dollar ? - not me - I want the band thing.
by ryla
Thu Aug 27, 2015 7:35 pm
Forum: Amps & Speaker
Topic: Mini rig of doom!
Replies: 27
Views: 3990

Re: Mini rig of doom!

Very nice Marty, just make sure the cat doesn't spray on it as happened to me.
by ryla
Fri Aug 14, 2015 4:18 pm
Forum: General Bass Topics
Topic: thinking about having a break or changing bands
Replies: 7
Views: 1385

Re: thinking about having a break or changing bands

Bassicly, we play because we love to play and should do till we die( Its in your blood, your ancestors were probably musos) - if its no fun anymore don't do it - gigging is also a good opportunity to get relief in the knowledge that the issues you get with your wife are not yours alone and fellow ba...
by ryla
Sat Jul 11, 2015 11:38 am
Forum: Bassists
Topic: All hail Jimmy Blanton
Replies: 1
Views: 668

All hail Jimmy Blanton

Jimmy Blanton - innovative bass player with Duke Ellingtons group - one of the first to take the role of bass beyond the quarter notes.Check out the tribute album Duke put together in Blantons honor (Jimmy Blanton died age 23 from T.B). The tribute album ("This ones for Blanton") is a fine Duet reco...
by ryla
Fri Jul 10, 2015 8:37 pm
Forum: Basses
Topic: Fodera Emperor 5 Standard
Replies: 6
Views: 1405

Fodera Emperor 5 Standard

Ok, you've seen them and their price tag. Has anyone here tried one? The Emperor standard gives me gas, but only if I won lotto.
by ryla
Wed Jul 08, 2015 7:35 am
Forum: Bassists
Topic: Chris Squire R.I.P.
Replies: 0
Views: 815

Chris Squire R.I.P.

Chris Squire passed on June 27 2015 aged 67. One of my childhood inspirations (my first bass was a black Rickenbacker). Definitley changed the perception of bass guitar. Saw him at the Hammersmith Odeon with the "Yeggles" in 1980.
by ryla
Fri Feb 27, 2015 2:46 pm
Forum: Amps & Speaker
Topic: Downsizing my rig - anyone done it?
Replies: 30
Views: 5159

Re: Downsizing my rig - anyone done it?

I've been thinking a lot about neodymium more and more as my ceramic drivers get heavier each gig.
by ryla
Fri Feb 27, 2015 2:44 pm
Forum: Amps & Speaker
Topic: Ceramic vs Neodymium
Replies: 1
Views: 940

Ceramic vs Neodymium

I read the "Downsizing rig" thread and thought of the new light weight neo speakers. Never tried them personally but I have a heavy 4x10 cab and think about switching often. Any comments or comparisons to aggravate/ reduce my GAS for lighter rig?
by ryla
Sat Feb 07, 2015 8:50 am
Forum: General Non-Bass Topics
Topic: Weird 'gig cancellation' reasons
Replies: 8
Views: 1433

Re: Weird 'gig cancellation' reasons

Wedding gigs can get cancelled if the 'couple to be' get cold feet or get seen in the office with someone else.
by ryla
Sat Feb 07, 2015 8:43 am
Forum: General Bass Topics
Topic: BASS / AMP PICTURE THREAD :: Get your cameras ready!
Replies: 291
Views: 55696

Re: BASS / AMP PICTURE THREAD :: Get your cameras ready!

Wow!, a Jansen Bassman 25, amazing. The first amp I ever bought. From Farmers in Hobson street in 1971 for $199 - fantastic amp. All dials up full and it never blew. Well done bok007.
by ryla
Fri Nov 07, 2014 2:51 pm
Forum: General Non-Bass Topics
Topic: Indoor and outdoor NZ venues
Replies: 13
Views: 2329

Re: Indoor and outdoor NZ venues

Kings Arms in Auckland - intimate venues are best. Or... Any venue that pays well, has free food and drink, and is just around the corner from my place.
by ryla
Thu Oct 30, 2014 7:29 pm
Forum: General Non-Bass Topics
Topic: Promote your band.
Replies: 10
Views: 2003

Re: Promote your band.

blues.bass wrote:But... has anybody got any more work as a result of it?
If you get enquiries for potential gigs a video is hard to beat for clients getting the best idea of what their hiring, on the the other hand it could put them off entirely :lol: