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Forum: The Bull Pit 10-11-2012, 07:26 PM
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Posted By Richard Prowse
There's a park in Wainuiomata called Richard...

There's a park in Wainuiomata called Richard Prouse Park.
Forum: Classical/Arco 10-11-2012, 02:06 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 53,559
Posted By Richard Prowse
Hi Josh, I think 'string spin' is referring to...

Hi Josh,
I think 'string spin' is referring to the string actually twisting under the bow - this, I guess, would happen with a lighter, more flexible string.
Hey, Ken will undoubtedly correct me...
Forum: The Bull Pit 10-04-2012, 11:22 PM
Replies: 4,413
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Posted By Richard Prowse
Never heard of them, southern yankee friend. I've...

Never heard of them, southern yankee friend. I've heard of sheep though. We have a lot of them Down here (NZ). More sheep than people, by a long shot. There aren't really sheep in Wainuiomata, but...
Forum: Hybrid DB Strings 10-01-2012, 11:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,341
Posted By Richard Prowse
Mike, EP weichs have a great pizz sound and a...

Mike, EP weichs have a great pizz sound and a very good arco sound. They might be worth a try. The one thing I would say is that the bowing response is a little slow for very fast arco passages (on...
Forum: The Bull Pit 09-28-2012, 04:20 PM
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Posted By Richard Prowse
Morning Oren. Well, it's Saturday morning Down...

Morning Oren. Well, it's Saturday morning Down here (NZ). Yep, I'm drinking coffee and contemplating some DB practice.
Bacon and egg sandwich for breakfast - no grits because they don't really do...
Forum: The Bull Pit 09-24-2012, 03:41 AM
Replies: 4,413
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Posted By Richard Prowse
Message to E Joel...

Jepp gjorde sthlm. Det gick väl bra. Gick vidare till andra omgång och så.
I don't really know what it means.
Maybe I should try a translation site?
I did.
I got this:
"Sthlm JEPP did. It was a...
Forum: The Bull Pit 09-15-2012, 01:18 AM
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Posted By Richard Prowse
Down here (NZ). Saturday evening. We were...

Down here (NZ).
Saturday evening.
We were expecting rain but it is calm. Too calm maybe?
First we had the news that that roving Scandinanian had returned to the fold, like a prodigal son.
We...
Forum: The Bull Pit 09-14-2012, 09:22 PM
Replies: 4,413
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Posted By Richard Prowse
This is just all too much! And they said you...

This is just all too much!
And they said you can't go back to the good ol' days!
Oren, it's so special to see you back here.

Nothing could be finer that to be in Carolina...
Forum: The Bull Pit 09-13-2012, 04:50 PM
Replies: 4,413
Views: 1,161,616
Posted By Richard Prowse
Is it possible... possible... to dream that Oren...

Is it possible... possible... to dream that Oren might return too?
Forum: The Bull Pit 09-13-2012, 03:08 AM
Replies: 4,413
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Posted By Richard Prowse
Anselm, are you back from England? Isn't it great...

Anselm, are you back from England? Isn't it great to hear from E Joel? Actually, I can't remember why he is called that. I'll have to read some old posts when things quieten down here... Down here...
Forum: The Bull Pit 09-11-2012, 05:32 PM
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Posted By Richard Prowse
E Joel! Welcome back!

E Joel! Welcome back!
Forum: Classical/Arco 09-11-2012, 12:21 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 53,559
Posted By Richard Prowse
All good Scott, stay with the BCs. Hey, they...

All good Scott, stay with the BCs. Hey, they worked fine for me in a gypsy jazz band a few years back.
I'm just a little worried about your lefthandedness and giving up bowing.
I too am left...
Forum: Classical/Arco 09-10-2012, 09:54 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 53,559
Posted By Richard Prowse
I agree, they're too loose for pizz playing. The...

I agree, they're too loose for pizz playing. The EP weichs have a good jazz sound but are a bit slow under the bow.
Forum: The Bull Pit 08-09-2012, 09:04 PM
Replies: 4,413
Views: 1,161,616
Posted By Richard Prowse
Doing a gig with my four brothers tonight in...

Doing a gig with my four brothers tonight in Levin. This will be the first time we've all played a gig together. We're in Petone next week.
Forum: New Forum Member Introductions 07-30-2012, 08:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,203
Posted By Richard Prowse
Hi Jason. I think Bin was making a little joke. I...

Hi Jason. I think Bin was making a little joke. I don't know why he's picking on Auckland. He lives in Lower Hutt, poor soul.
There's a bit of a joke, further south, that Aucklanders think NZ ends...
Forum: The Bull Pit 07-30-2012, 07:59 PM
Replies: 4,413
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Posted By Richard Prowse
Bin, sorry to keep you waiting so long. The short...

Bin, sorry to keep you waiting so long. The short answer is that I went with neither. I presently have Corellis on my main bass and EP Weichs on my plywood (by default really). The Corellis are tuned...
Forum: Classical/Arco 06-07-2012, 02:00 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 37,448
Posted By Richard Prowse
Thanks Ken, I appreciate that. Sounds like I need...

Thanks Ken, I appreciate that. Sounds like I need to try these Kaplans.
Forum: Chinese/Asian 06-07-2012, 01:33 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 38,053
Posted By Richard Prowse
I'm back practising the violin.

I'm back practising the violin.
Forum: The Bull Pit 06-07-2012, 01:31 AM
Replies: 4,413
Views: 1,161,616
Posted By Richard Prowse
Question I suspect that different religions might be like...

I suspect that different religions might be like different brands of bass strings - full of promise and certain that they are leading the way.
Should I put my faith in Kaplans or Spiro Reds?
Forum: Classical/Arco 06-07-2012, 01:26 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 37,448
Posted By Richard Prowse
The Kaplans are off! :( (sorry, used a Smilie -...

The Kaplans are off! :( (sorry, used a Smilie - out of character)
Well, here's my dilema. I have EP weichs on and have a recording to do in about four weeks. The EPs will do the job nicely, but I...
Forum: Classical/Arco 06-04-2012, 06:55 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 37,448
Posted By Richard Prowse
Sorry Ken, I know this is a little off topic,...

Sorry Ken, I know this is a little off topic, but...
if I am tossing up between Kaplans and Spiro Reds - I need a good bowing string that also has a reasonable pizz sound (I don't want a spongy...
Forum: Jazz/Pizz 06-04-2012, 01:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 10,084
Posted By Richard Prowse
Glad they're going well for you Scott. On my...

Glad they're going well for you Scott. On my bass(es) the Belcanti felt a tad too loose for pizz - I used them in a gypsy jazz band for quite a while. I like a bit more resistance (for pizz) when the...
Forum: The Bull Pit 06-01-2012, 05:07 PM
Replies: 4,413
Views: 1,161,616
Posted By Richard Prowse
Off track? This is the Down here (NZ) thread. To...

Off track? This is the Down here (NZ) thread. To the best of my knowledge it has never been on track. :o (Ha! I used a Smilie!)

In my dad's time there was a saying:
"Never discuss religion or...
Forum: The Bull Pit 05-31-2012, 01:22 AM
Replies: 4,413
Views: 1,161,616
Posted By Richard Prowse
I'm with you Bin.

I'm with you Bin.
Forum: Classical/Arco 05-31-2012, 01:21 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 37,448
Posted By Richard Prowse
Thanks Ken, I'll keep them in the equation. The...

Thanks Ken, I'll keep them in the equation. The Corelli strings are doing a good job on the 'solo' bass. What are the Kaplans like at pizz?
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