Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Ovation Magnum III, found a new home. . . .

Hi to all of you still hanging on out there! : )

I have just looked at my last post and have been shocked as to how old it is - sorreeee!
I still get a lot of visitors but if you were around some years ago, you will know that things were a lot more regular, since I started this, way back in June, 2009 - Almost a decade!!
This is post 241, so time to put up some more interesting stuff and get to post 300!!!!
Ovation Magnum III

Any way, back to the plot!
A fellow Ovation enthusiast, contacted me about a Magnum III he had seen and wanted my advice. He sent me some images and we exchanged a few emails and it was clear he was really keen on that model, in the same colour as mine. So, I told him that I was selling some of the collection and as he had wanted one for many years, seemed an ideal candidate to be the next trustee!
We met, he played it, deal done.
Really nice guy - Hi, you know who you are - who not only gave me a cracking cup of tea but also Chocolate Hob Nobs and Oreo biscuits!

I have really enjoyed my ownership of the Magnum III and now I know it has gone to a good home, I'm not sad to see it go, more like it has moved on to another player who will care for it.
Rare bass, when was the last time you saw one in the UK?

Cheers. : )

PS. Back Soon!!

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Time flies. . .

Hi to all out there. :)

I am still going through what I have and playing basses and guitars that haven't been out for a while and thoroughly enjoying it.
I had a bit of a Status moment, when I dug out my Groove. Over time, I sort of forget how nice something is to play.
So having had a go on that, I had a rummage around and found the Shark - Lovely to play, such a great neck and it sits just right.
While I was looking for the shark, I had a nostalgia moment - I found my old Columbus Telecaster Bass, which I haven't seen for ages - ah those were the days!
Next to the Columbus was another bass that I hadn't played for a long time and again, had forgotten how good it was - The Westone Quantum.
Finally, for this post, I have had someone interested in my dark grey Ovation Magnum III, so I have been playing that for the last week or so, just through a small amp but will be putting it through my Genz rig, at the weekend. So having been reacquainted with the Mag III, I went hunting for it's cousin - The Breadwinner. Nice.
And finally, finally. . . . My Yamaha BX1, may have found a new home - more on that, next time.

Cheers. :)

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Ibanez Artist Bass. . . .

Snowing here in Blighty. . . . Brrrrrr.

I have sold another three basses - slow process, this!
Anyway, as I have been going through all sorts of things, I came across this the other day.

Click on this little beauty. . . . to get the full effect!!

I think this shot is around 5 years old - I think I was having a sort out and taking some shots and took this under fluorescent lighting, on a veneered desk top.
I really like the shot, although it doesn't reflect the true colour of the bass, which is a lot darker.
This is a post from 2010, showing a brother Artist, which is the true colour - the one that is mentioned in the post (may be getting another one) is actually this one.
Carved top, fixed neck, just beautiful.

Not played either for some time, so I think it's time to dig them out. : )

Back soon.

Cheers. : )

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Happy New Year.


Hi to all out there - Happy New Year! : )


I am still having a good sort out and have been playing instruments that have not seen the light of day for a while and having a lot of fun.

















Friday, 3 November 2017

Guitars and Basses For Sale. . . .

Back in the day, that is what you searched for in the press and musical press.
Now, it's on google and the choice is mind boggling.
Only today, I spotted a Kawai Alembic "tribute". . . the one that got away!
Anyway, I have promised to let some go to new homes, so the two images below show a couple that have broken free already .


 The Twin Neck Jaydee went home some years ago, to the original owner and to follow that theme, the Peter Cook Axis Guitar also went back to the original owner and originator, Peter, himself.

 The Jaydee, being Rocked, as it should be!

Looks great on Fez, being over six foot. . . I am a little shorter!!



The first two shots are by Lars Mullen, as are the ones below.



So, you see, it can be done!
Both found new homes.

I am still going through the big sort out and will come back to you soon.

Cheers. :)

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Basses Galore. . . .

Following on from my post of August 31st, more gorgeous basses, photographed by Lars Mullen.
As I said in that post, it's time for someone else to enjoy some of these - not sure which ones yet, it will take me a while to sort that out.







 Nice!! :)

Friday, 15 September 2017

More of the Collection - Lars Mullen.

Once again, I am crediting Lars Mullen for these wonderful images.

Part II.






More to come next time.

Cheers. :)

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Flat Eric's Collection - End of the Road?

Hi to all out there. :)

It is not as daunting as it might sound, as just over three years ago, Lars Mullen and myself got together to photograph some of the collection, as I was thinking of letting some of them go and making more time for the ones I kept.
It was a great way of making a record of them, with some pro shots and I have to say, Lars worked flat out all day, aside from a quick sandwich and a drink, it was full on from the word go!

Well, I changed my mind and thought that I would do it the following year - 2015 but that didn't happen either.
So, I have been going through them all and decided that this year, it's time to let go and give someone else the pleasure of some of the Great/Rare/Unique instruments I have collected over the years.

I have no idea which one is to go first but I will be certainly having one last rehearsal with each one. 

Listed below are some of the images Lars took and I labelled up, so he could identify them - some this time and some next post.

Some of these may find new homes, some may not but I feel now is the time to make a start.

Posts have been a little slow but I promise to be back with more, very soon!!

Cheers. :)