Dismiss Notice

Ready to join TalkBass and start posting, get alerts, sell your gear, and more?  Register your free account in 30 seconds.


Discussion in 'Welcome Forum - New Member Intros' started by Mxyzptlk, Jan 29, 2014.

  1. Mxyzptlk


    Jan 29, 2014
    Near Oxford, UK
    I bought a cheap Japanese Semi-Acoustic Bass, as I thought it was a good idea at the time!

    I played it "in anger" the first time I practised with a group! Fortunately I was able to utilize a fairly ancient guitar amp that belonged to the leader of the group as I had no amp of my own (I used a Tape Recorder!).

    That was early 70's.

    I soon progressed to a "customised" Futurama 6 String Bass (which I still have). Needs some work as there is a crack near the headstock.

    I progressed to a Fender Jazz in around 72 I suppose.

    The group went its separate ways in the mid 70's. We did release an LP on a Christian Record Label in 1973.

    The keyboard player from the group formed another band in the late 70's. We did a couple of Studio Sessions. I left after a couple of years due to lack of gigs!

    Since the mid to late 80's I have played in a Church Music Group.

    My next acquisition was a Yamaha BB400S Fretless (lined... fortunately) in the late 80's.

    For the last 17 years or so I have been using a Yamaha TRB-6P bought Second-Hand from the Bass Centre in London.

    I use a Trace-Elliot Combo (15" speaker) which belongs to the Church, though I have a Vox Escort Bass 50 at home if the need arises.
  2. BawanaRik

    BawanaRik Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    New Jersey
    Welcome aboard.

    Check out the forums. Have fun.
  3. Register_To_Disable

  4. MalcolmAmos

    MalcolmAmos Supporting Member

    My bass playing is also at church. Six new songs each week keeps me on my toes.

    Also play rhythm guitar - same ole 50 songs over and over, on auto pilot here. I show up because we are friends.

    Welcome, I think you will like it here. Several forums to choose from.