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Big Road Blues Discussion Forums 2013-04-01T23:41:48+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/feed.php?f=12&t=8877 2013-04-01T23:41:48+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=8877&p=117469#p117469 <![CDATA[Re: Wake Up Bass Players]]>
I have a couple more gigs coming up, but they are the "climb on the flatbed trailer in VFW parking lot in the sun" type venues, and I may be getting too old for that. :mrgreen:

I sold my stick shift Toyota Matrix, having had to get an automatic (short version: the local Toyota dealers told me they couldn't get a Matrix automatic, "so I guess you'll have to go get a Mustang convertible" -- maybe not their exact words) so now I put the P in a gig bag so it'll fit in the back seat.

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Anyhow, the sale of the Matrix gave me some cash, so I'm looking at a Stingray5 tomorrow. Have you ever played one>

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2013-03-18T13:20:49+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=8877&p=117019#p117019 <![CDATA[Re: Wake Up Bass Players]]>

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2013-03-17T22:35:08+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=8877&p=116990#p116990 <![CDATA[Re: Wake Up Bass Players]]>
Bass ain't dead.

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2013-03-17T16:22:28+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=8877&p=116979#p116979 <![CDATA[Re: Wake Up Bass Players]]>
BobHolland wrote:
Where did everyone go?
What's up in the bass playing world?
Been too long.
Has everyone gone over to the guitar playing side.
:wha: :wha: :wha:

Lonely around here in bass player world. :wha:

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2010-03-28T16:04:11+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=8877&p=103616#p103616 <![CDATA[Re: Wake Up Bass Players]]>
The local has dropped most of its syndicated columns, cut back on staff, no Op/ed on Mondays, etc etc. As an long-time fan of journalism, I don't like to see it happening, because the "blog" style of instantaneous fact-free commentary doesn't cut it for me.

Cheers :wink: Doors open when you don't expect it.

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2010-03-28T15:53:34+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=8877&p=103615#p103615 <![CDATA[Re: Wake Up Bass Players]]> Actually I'm almost 61. I'll be 62 next year.
I guess if I can survive that long I can get social security at 62. I don't really want too, but if I can find work I'll have too.
My experience is in a dieing trade. I have been in the printing business for the last 30+ years. You know the putting ink on paper, not the computer printer kind of stuff everyone does these day & calls it digital printing. 25 years in my own business & went bust 4 years ago. Last 4 years for my former boss & then he locked the doors one day in Feb. 2010. Then that was it.
The job market is tough out there, but I haven't given up & don't intend to.
:cry: :) :D :)
BH

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2010-03-28T15:32:58+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=8877&p=103613#p103613 <![CDATA[Re: Wake Up Bass Players]]> I'm a few years older, but I'm retired, so I have income. I horse trade a lot to get what I "need" -- I sold a Les Paul to pay for the M/B, and fell across the Bassman (my back is worth $400 to me, at this point). I'd love to whittle the herd down a bit more, but not under duress.

Best of luck, man.

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2010-03-28T14:47:09+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=8877&p=103610#p103610 <![CDATA[Re: Wake Up Bass Players]]> Been selling off just about anything I don't absolutely have to have to function.
Still playing in a country band, not much income but it helps.
Former boss didn't pay in his unemployment insurance payments. So no help there. They are investigating his business practices. Still looking for a job. I'm 60 yrs. old & there is not much out there.
Ain't life wonderful. :wha: :wha: :wha:
BH

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2010-03-28T14:29:29+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=8877&p=103609#p103609 <![CDATA[Re: Wake Up Bass Players]]>
BobHolland wrote:
Where did everyone go?
What's up in the bass playing world?
Been too long.
Has everyone gone over to the guitar playing side.
:wha: :wha: :wha:

Hey, BH. Actually, a fair amount of "gear" news here. A couple of months ago I traded in my Hartke stack in on a Mesa/Boogie Walkabout Scout 1x15, having previously acquired a Fender American Vintage '57 Precision; last week I scored a Fender Bassman 400 210 ($400!) to leave at the practice space so I don't have to haul an amp back and forth.

But, yeah, I've been playing more guitar lately. How about you?

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2010-03-28T12:57:24+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=8877&p=103606#p103606 <![CDATA[Re: Wake Up Bass Players]]> What's up in the bass playing world?
Been too long.
Has everyone gone over to the guitar playing side.
:wha: :wha: :wha:

Statistics: Posted by BobHolland — Sun Mar 28, 2010 12:57 pm


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