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    Does TB matter?, Apr 13, 2021 at 11:52 AM
  1. Rich_Briere

    I just saw the title here and as it's my first day back I thought I'd toss this in. We all come here for various and often differing reasons. I stop by once in awhile. Why? To make sure that entry level players aren't being fed B.S. Yes Martha...there IS a difference between "opinion" and "BS". I WAS a Supporting Member, something I strongly suggest and encourage if you come here a lot, for a very long time.

    When I came back this time I quickly discovered that a few (very few) of the members who are "Idolized" and can do no wrong simply aren't worthy of the title. I hit the ignore button (block would be better so they couldn't read MY "opinions" but we can't always get what we want. :)) and continue to stick to my one and only Quest.

    The only request I'd have is that people actually "Google" your "Idols". Google what's going on in the real world. You need to KNOW if the Vendors you're spending your money supporting are going to be in business next week.

    I wish everyone here my very best wishes....especially the Moderators. Knowledge is Key to your Future as a Bassist. #bassilicious RB
  2. Is Ampeg done for?, Mar 26, 2021
  3. Rich_Briere

    Thanks to All for a "Crazy" Discussion. :bassist: I had a Wonderful Time and Hope You did as well. Google is a Wonderful Thing....... as is YouTube. All Hail Ampeg.....and Yamaha !:) #bassilicious
  4. Fender 60th Anniversary Jazz Bass, Dec 19, 2020
  5. Rich_Briere

    @Pet Sounds Wonderful Review...... If you'd be so kind, I'd love to know where you bought it. If you feel uncomfortable stating that info here, would you mind DM-ing me? Thanks. :) #bassilicious
  6. Help! Amp has no Aux Input, Aug 19, 2020
  7. Rich_Briere

    Have you tried one of these? I Love 'em. I also agree that the Quality of the Headphones makes a TON of Difference.

    Vox amPlug Bass G2 Headphone Bass Guitar Amp Features at a Glance:
    • Improved analog circuit provides exceptionally clear and present tone
    • 3 gain modes for tonal variety
    • New folding plug mechanism rotates 180 degrees to fit any bass guitar
    • Auto power off function conserves battery life
    • 9 selectable rhythm patterns for effective practicing
    • Aux input for jamming along with any audio player
    • Play anytime, anywhere with up to 17 hours of battery life


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  8. The Rickenbacker Club Part Twelve, Aug 10, 2020
  9. Rich_Briere


    Two Beauties indeed. #bassilicious
  10. The Rickenbacker Club Part Twelve, Aug 10, 2020
  11. Rich_Briere


    These are SUCH Wonderful Basses. Every Ric player should be Required to have One. #bassilicious
  12. The "Yes, That's My Dinky Amp Onstage And Proud Of It" Club--Nothing bigger than 100w and 115 or 210, Dec 8, 2019
  13. Rich_Briere


    I don't know what type of music you play but for many of us "Dinky" must still be able to Wiggle ones Winky. I LOVE my Vox Pathfinder with its mighty 2x5" speakers and 10 Watts.....but a "Gigster" it is not. :) Now...my Bassman 25 with a Single 10 is a Monster. Trying to find one is the Biggest Obstacle. #bassilicious

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  14. Another new bass purchase - Buyer's remorse (guilt), Sep 18, 2019
  15. Rich_Briere

    Look Deep into my Eyes and Repeat after me....... "2 Basses is far Fewer than what I need." Click your heels together as you say it as that might help the Cause. The Mom & Pop needs the Sale...You need the Bass. It's that simple..... #Bassilicious View attachment 3542302
  16. THE BONGO CLUB (Part 2), Aug 22, 2019
  17. Rich_Briere

    Without sounding like a Wanker, on a fair number of encounters with players having problems with neck dive on almost ANY instrument I've found that it's most often a problem with the strap being used. I've never quite understood paying $1500 to $10,000 for a bass and using a $3 ACME strap with it yet I see it all the time.

    May I also make another recommendation that makes a WORLD of difference? Thanks...I shall. :) With LOXX your strap is held tightly against the Bongo (or any instrument) and that helps a bunch in keeping your bass well balanced. I highly recommend that you get the XL version for any high quality strap. It comes in several colors including Chrome and Black. Once you pop these on you'll never use anything else. #bassilicious


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  18. what basses haven't worked out for you... and why?, Aug 20, 2019
  19. Rich_Briere

    When shopping for Vox Basses, go for those made in Italy. They have a much wider neck and they sound Cool as can be. I had a White Phantom.....absolutely #Bassilicious ..... then needed some cash. You know the rest of the story. :(

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