New Bass Rig

My lovely new bass rig, it sounds Amazing!

Ashdown MAG 250 Head

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‘Made in England’ MAG 250 head has a sweet classis sound like vintage Ampeg only minus the valves.

Ashdown Head (VU meter)

Trace Elliot 1153 Cab (Pre-Gibson)

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I have purchased a near mint 1153 cab the legendary 15″ that sounds amazing.

Ashdown MAG head with Trace Elliot 1153 Cab

Bassic-Bits Cables

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High quality Klotz cables connect my Ashdown to the Trace Cab, this guy produces super high quality handmade cables at an affordable price. Visit his website here.

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Financial Challenge

It suddenly dorned on me that after playing bass for over 5 years, the only live performance I have ever done was over the last few nights in the Wiz. This clearly is not good enough, so I have decided to run the costly channel of purchasing a second hand bass rig, either a MAG 250 head an MAG 210 cab or one of the new Marshall combos MB 4210 and then joining/starting a blues/Motown ground.

If there is anyone who lives in Worcestershire and wishes to join such a group you are more than welcome.

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The Wiz is Over

Out high school run of the ‘The Wiz’ is over, after 3 night time performances and one to middle schools the 7 month project is completed. Playing bass was good fun, except for my bass strings which died. I tried in vein to buy some new ones, bu the first set they sent were wrong and the second were too short and after two nights of beating 2 kinds of hell out of them, they were dead.

I will be sad to see it go, learning a huge amount of songs in very little time was challenging but fun.

Here’s a shot of a quaint little hall:

Our Hall

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Musical Project Finally Underway

The musical project that was discussed almost a year ago, is now coming to the front of my thinking process.

I will soon be the proud owner of a washboard, a tea chest bass (constructed myself) and various folk instruments such as a Uke. Then its off to play around with classics from Lonnie Donegan, and other greats. As soon as all this is ready, I will begin to acquire all the bits needed to get a few tracks down and show off the fruits of my labour.

As of today I have a Ukulele, and I am incredibly happy about how it has turned out and what I have achieved with only a days play under my belt. Also today I have a washboard from America that has arrived, it has a fantastic sound and I will enjoy playing that in my project. As for the tea chest, we found one in the garage, and I have only just started doing the cosmetics on it, such as strengthening and tidying up the metal surrounds. It is such a lovely tea chest, with lots of lovely original markings all over it.

Soon the music will begin in earnest, woopie.

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