Hello from the Isle of Man

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Hello from the Isle of Man

Postby dBerriff » Fri Apr 11, 2008 11:17 am

Hello from the Isle of Man in the middle of the Irish Sea.

Chuck B aka Chuck 3 River aka Chuck 3r brought this board to my attention some months back but various things have kept me away especially the desire to avoid yet more GAS. Anyway, here I am.

Gear is:

Fender USA Precision Deluxe for covers band playing mostly soul music. Only because the band says so. If I had my way it would be a G&L.

G&L SB-2 (Honey) for rehearsal and JB-2 (flame maple - not quite as pretty as Chuck's) for gigs with a 15 piece swing band.

Warwick Germany fretless that I use with a couple of guitarist friends (mostly folk-type stuff) and might try in the swing band.

Other basses played but not gigged yet (watch out, covers band) - G&L L-2000 Blueburst and an L-1500 in beautiful see-through red.

Amp is a Euphonics Audio 200W 'Wizzy' combo. This does everything I need and is portable enough for my lifting abilities. Superb amp - it really brings out the qualities in the different basses and goes loud enough for even large rooms. I have a powered EA extension but rarely bother to use it. I also have a SWR Workingman's 10 for swing band rehearsals. Great little amp.

Best wishes to you Chuck B. Honey continues to be cherished and played most days.

I will post pictures when I have a bit more time as I really should take some new shots.

Best wishes to you all out there. Now I just have to try to resist buying another L-2K I have seen with a maple board .... [smilie=icon_biggrin.gif]
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Location: Oakham, UK
Links: http://rutlandbigband.org.uk

Re: Hello from the Isle of Man

Postby ghiadub » Fri Apr 11, 2008 12:37 pm

Welcome!
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Re: Hello from the Isle of Man

Postby GLJeff » Fri Apr 11, 2008 1:48 pm

Welcome to the site!
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Re: Hello from the Isle of Man

Postby GLJeff » Fri Apr 11, 2008 1:57 pm

So your island is in Scapa Flow? I was recently reading about a U-boat that made a daring raid there, sinking the battleship Royal Oak. Interesting history there.
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Re: Hello from the Isle of Man

Postby GonzoBass » Fri Apr 11, 2008 7:53 pm

Welcome aboard!
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Aloha-
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EBMM Stingray Natural/Maple
Xavier Custom 6 String
Ibanez AEB10K Acoustic
Dean Rhapsody 8 String
Carvin BK2A Fretless
Gibson EB3 (Project)
Epiphone Newport EBS
Synsonic Half Scale
Fender Mandolin
A couple Flea Ukuleles
and a few guitars...

Rigs:
Small-
GK MB112 combo
Medium-
GK MB500
GK 2x10 Neo
Large-
GK 1001 Mark II 2x10 combo
GK 1x15 RBS

Effects:
Line 6 Bass POD XT Live
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Re: Hello from the Isle of Man

Postby dBerriff » Sat Apr 12, 2008 1:03 am

GLJeff wrote:So your island is in Scapa Flow? I was recently reading about a U-boat that made a daring raid there, sinking the battleship Royal Oak. Interesting history there.


No, we are not that far north. UK Google, Maps option, shows up the Island quite well, more or less in the centre of the page:

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?hl=en&tab=wl

The population is around 80,000 and the music scene is quite healthy for such a small place.

Thanks for the welcome messages.
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Location: Oakham, UK
Links: http://rutlandbigband.org.uk

Re: Hello from the Isle of Man

Postby Chuck B » Sun Apr 13, 2008 12:00 am

Hello David,
glad to find you on bad ass bass players. Everything seems to be allright?
Nothing new in the stable here.
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Re: Hello from the Isle of Man

Postby Freddels » Sun Apr 13, 2008 2:43 am

dBerriff wrote:
GLJeff wrote:So your island is in Scapa Flow? I was recently reading about a U-boat that made a daring raid there, sinking the battleship Royal Oak. Interesting history there.


No, we are not that far north. UK Google, Maps option, shows up the Island quite well, more or less in the centre of the page:


So I guess you're not anywhere near the Isle of Lesbo then. [smilie=grinning-smiley-044.gif]
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Re: Hello from the Isle of Man

Postby dBerriff » Sun Apr 13, 2008 8:09 am

Lesbo? I don't get the connection here, but Hey, I'm a Brit. If you mean Lesbos I thought that was something to do with Greece and ancient history.

The Island is better know for the TT Motorcycle Road Races.

Anyway, back to the basses. I have put some pictures up for you all here:

http://www.berriff.com/Music/index.html
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Location: Oakham, UK
Links: http://rutlandbigband.org.uk

Re: Hello from the Isle of Man

Postby dBerriff » Sun Apr 13, 2008 8:17 am

Chuck B wrote:Hello David,
glad to find you on bad ass bass players. Everything seems to be allright?
Nothing new in the stable here.

Hi Chuck. Yes, finally got around to joining up. It must be the sunshine inspiring me and the fact we did not play this weekend giving me a bit of spare time. Yes, everything is alright. No new basses here either, but then there is nothing wrong with the ones I have got.
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Re: Hello from the Isle of Man

Postby GLJeff » Sun Apr 13, 2008 8:33 am

Freddels wrote:
dBerriff wrote:
GLJeff wrote:So your island is in Scapa Flow? I was recently reading about a U-boat that made a daring raid there, sinking the battleship Royal Oak. Interesting history there.


No, we are not that far north. UK Google, Maps option, shows up the Island quite well, more or less in the centre of the page:


So I guess you're not anywhere near the Isle of Lesbo then. [smilie=grinning-smiley-044.gif]


Go up to Ptown you'll see plenty [smilie=cheeky-smiley-025.gif]
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Re: Hello from the Isle of Man

Postby GonzoBass » Sun Apr 13, 2008 10:20 am

I worked briefly with a singer/songwriter from the Isle of Man while I was in Oslo, Norway.
We recorded two demos with a percussionist from West Africa.
The group was called "Napoleon" at the time.

I realise it's a long shot,
but are you by any chance familiar with a bloke named Leo Cousins?




**BTW: Love the natural finish in the middle.
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Aloha-
Papa Gonzo
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Location: Hilo, Hawaii
Links: .
Tools:
Steinberger XP2 Workhorse (DB Bridge)
Steinberger XP2 (B-E-A-D)
Steinberger XP2A (Back Up)
Wilkat GonzoBass #001
Fender Deluxe 24 Fret Jazz
EBMM Stingray Natural/Maple
Xavier Custom 6 String
Ibanez AEB10K Acoustic
Dean Rhapsody 8 String
Carvin BK2A Fretless
Gibson EB3 (Project)
Epiphone Newport EBS
Synsonic Half Scale
Fender Mandolin
A couple Flea Ukuleles
and a few guitars...

Rigs:
Small-
GK MB112 combo
Medium-
GK MB500
GK 2x10 Neo
Large-
GK 1001 Mark II 2x10 combo
GK 1x15 RBS

Effects:
Line 6 Bass POD XT Live
BBE 462 Sonic Maximizer

Re: Hello from the Isle of Man

Postby dBerriff » Sun Apr 13, 2008 12:03 pm

GonzoBass wrote:I worked briefly with a singer/songwriter from the Isle of Man while I was in Oslo, Norway.
We recorded two demos with a percussionist from West Africa.
The group was called "Napoleon" at the time.

I realise it's a long shot,
but are you by any chance familiar with a bloke named Leo Cousins?




**BTW: Love the natural finish in the middle.
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No, sorry, I don't know Leo Cousins but I will ask the band.

The natural finish SB-2 is Honey (subtle honey-burst). Perhaps my most played bass at the moment. I bought her from Chuck B. With the neck pup below 80% or so she mellows out nicely while keeping the trade mark G&L low end. Great bass, tough as anything too.
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Location: Oakham, UK
Links: http://rutlandbigband.org.uk

Re: Hello from the Isle of Man

Postby Gil Escalera » Mon Apr 14, 2008 6:36 am

Welcome aboard David.

Ellan Vannin, what a beautiful Isle with a rich heritage. Lovely basses, I too like the natural P/J. [smilie=grinning-smiley-003.gif]

Make yourself comfortable. I wish you could pass me some cheesy chips and gravy. :drool

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Re: Hello from the Isle of Man

Postby Golem » Mon Apr 14, 2008 6:48 am

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Welcome.

Re cover band BS: Get a Fender headstock sticker for that GnL.

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