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The Great British Bass Off!

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by aah_scary, Mar 27, 2017.


  1. aah_scary

    aah_scary

    Nov 4, 2016
    West Sussex
    Bump for Britain!
     
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  2. Aquilador

    Aquilador

    Apr 16, 2017
    UK
    I have ancestors from Closeburn in Dumfries... back in the 18th and 19th centuries...:thumbsup:
     
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  3. I'm from Leeds but I live in Phoenix. Been here 7 years
     
  4. Cuzzie

    Cuzzie Supporting Member

    Jan 1, 2016
    Found out the other day that I am a direct descendant of one of the singnatories of the founding document, good old British Bass off sharing love with our US cousins
     
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  5. MosGuy

    MosGuy Keep it low and thumping..

    Dec 26, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    I'm half British; my mum is from birmingham, father from north wales but he grew up mainly in brum. I moved to the UK in 2009; lived primarily in Rochester, drove between there and west yorkshire for a period before moving to northen ireland. Then moved back to Canada after a month in NI, lived in the UK for 13 months. I'd like to go back for a driving holiday one of these years; there were a bunch of places I intended to see but never got around to it.
     
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  6. aah_scary

    aah_scary

    Nov 4, 2016
    West Sussex
    You should definitely come back for a trip. I mean, you'll get bored of the motorways, but the stops will be good!
    Probably won't be the best place to live soon, with the way things are going!
     
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  7. Scribbler

    Scribbler

    Mar 22, 2018
    Oxford
    Oxford...retired from teaching a couple of years ago and concentrate on music now (wedding band, mainly).
     
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  8. SteveCS

    SteveCS

    Nov 19, 2014
    Hampshire, UK
    Odiham, N.E.Hampshire, about 40 miles west of London on the M3...
     
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  9. donotfret

    donotfret

    Jun 11, 2018
    I'm also in Hampshire, Southampton to be exact.
     
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  10. SteveCS

    SteveCS

    Nov 19, 2014
    Hampshire, UK
    Check out the 'TB Mapped' thread - you're surrounded!
     
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  11. Oddly

    Oddly Unofficial TalkBass Cartographer! Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2014
    Dublin, Ireland.
    It's funny but since I started that map, I realised how badly I knew the UK's geography.
    I know a couple of cities fairly well...London, Liverpool, Cardiff and most recently Edinburgh...but ask me where any county is and I'm lost.
    Shameful considering how close it is.
     
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  12. SteveCS

    SteveCS

    Nov 19, 2014
    Hampshire, UK
    Afraid to say it but I'm the same with the Emerald Isle! The closest I've been is the Isle of Man, because my uncle lived there when I was a kid - it was 1971 and I was 5. But it's on our list...
     
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  13. Skybone

    Skybone

    Jun 20, 2016
    Scotland
    Highlands of Scotland
     
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  14. Yorick

    Yorick

    Nov 10, 2006
    From the Home of Metal. .... :D
     
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  15. HaphAsSard

    HaphAsSard

    Dec 1, 2013
    Italia
    Would that be the Greater Brum?
     
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  16. knumbskull

    knumbskull

    Jul 28, 2007
    UK
    Used to record our albums at a nice little studio called Earth Terminal just outside Odiham :)
     
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  17. SteveCS

    SteveCS

    Nov 19, 2014
    Hampshire, UK
    Yes, just up the road at Roke... You would have driven past me to get there...
     
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  18. Fawkirk !! Smack dab in the centre of Scotland.
    Site of 2 battles(1 won,1lost),home of the largest iron foundry in Europe (cannons used at Waterloo were made here). Nobel had a dynamite factory here on account of all the pits. Logie-Baird did his early TV broadcasts here. Barr's Irn-Bru started 1/4 mile from my house and there's still remains of the Roman wall across the road.

    Far as bass goes there's a couple of BC fellas. Peaveys Home for Wayward Basses is here too :thumbsup:
     
  19. Yorick

    Yorick

    Nov 10, 2006
    Indeed. ....
     
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  20. HaphAsSard

    HaphAsSard

    Dec 1, 2013
    Italia
    Spent a(n academic) year there - Bournbrook/Selly Oak. Caught Ripper-era Priest at the Academy toward the end of my stay. :D
     

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