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Old 06-03-2007, 02:21 AM
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Actually, my sentence contained a 'split infinitive'.
I should have written:
Probably up your bottom was where the hobbit lived.
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Old 06-03-2007, 02:50 AM
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'Probably up your bottom was where the hobbit lived.'

No. Still don't buy it. First impressions count and think Tolkien's script would have been tossed in the bin.
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Old 06-03-2007, 05:33 PM
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This thread needs to get back onto bass bags.

Can a car qualify as a bass bag? Sorry, that was just plain silly.

My bag certainly is old. It doesn't really offer much protection. At least it doesn't smell of cat pee. I have a pretty good bag for my Fender bass, and a hard case.
I've just put my Fender back into tenor tuning. It's fun to play solo like that but I hope I don't let it interfere with my DB practice.
My Fender is a 78 jazz bass and I was feeling guilty seeing it sitting there unplayed. It certainly has a nice tone... and a good bag.
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Old 06-05-2007, 03:48 AM
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On Down here NZ
http://www.smithbassforums.com/showthread.php?t=33
we're talking about greetings!

Could "How's your bass bag?" be better than "how's it going?"
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Old 06-05-2007, 04:26 AM
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Old 06-07-2007, 11:30 AM
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Gee, What happened to the thread? The cat pee, the bass bags, etc. I think I must have found a wrinkle in the cosmos here. Perhaps it is the Stargate ...
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Old 06-07-2007, 11:33 AM
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Gee, What happened to the thread? The cat pee, the bass bags, etc. I think I must have found a wrinkle in the cosmos here. Perhaps it is the Stargate ...
I tried to move it to the DB accessory's section and goofed. Split in two.., My bad.. Mike will fix it and move it back to the pit.

This thread is goofy and not all serious. If you want to talk serious, no stupid jokes, then do it in the DB section I just started for "Bag in the Wings".. Other wise keep the 12 year old jokes here in the Pit.

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Old 06-07-2007, 02:35 PM
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Gee, What happened to the thread? The cat pee, the bass bags, etc. I think I must have found a wrinkle in the cosmos here. Perhaps it is the Stargate ...
And why is Ken starting to talk like Yoda from Star Wars?
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I tried to move it to the DB accessory's section and goofed. Split in two.., My bad.. Mike will fix it and move it back to the Pit.

This thread is goofy and not all serious. If you want to talk serious, no stupid jokes, then do it in the DB section I just started for "Bag in the Wings".. Other wise keep the 12 year old jokes here in the Pit.

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Old 06-07-2007, 03:01 PM
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Great reply Ken (the edit thing)!
5 gold stars!
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Old 06-09-2007, 03:36 AM
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I've been looking for a new double gig bag for my Smith 5's.

But the shoulder straps MUST be securely fastened as the two Smith basses are fairly heavy.

I've found these:
http://www.goincase.com/products/det...-bag-cl56066/1

and these:
http://www.doc1rock.com/osc/eshop/product_...?products_id=64

and these:
http://www.harvest-guitar.com/double-bass-bags.php

but the cost of the last two is a little eye watering.
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Old 06-09-2007, 05:18 AM
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I've been looking for a new double gig bag for my Smith 5's.

But the shoulder straps MUST be securely fastened as the two Smith basses are fairly heavy.

I've found these:
http://www.goincase.com/products/det...-bag-cl56066/1

and these:
http://www.doc1rock.com/osc/eshop/product_...?products_id=64

and these:
http://www.harvest-guitar.com/double-bass-bags.php

but the cost of the last two is a little eye watering.
I think we are talking about the Double Bass here or at least that's what I thought. For the Smith, 'I' have a Bag that we have been selling for over 25 years in case you didn't know it.



I like keeping things simple but equipped. These are great light weight but protective Gig Bags that have features that have been copied by most companies that I put on these Bags over 25 years ago.
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Old 06-09-2007, 05:40 AM
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Thanks Ken, but I'm looking for one that can take two basses. I often go to gigs on public transport in London (given its free with my job) and use the house amp. So taking two basses in separate gig bags can prove unwieldy.
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Old 06-15-2007, 04:44 PM
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....During that time, he made a nest in my bass bag and peed all over it.

The cat is fine now. ....

The bag still stinks a little.
The drummer in my jazz ensemble has the same thing happen to his bass drum case. Cat pee chemistry: The pee residue is alkaline. It can be neutralized with a weak vinegar (acidic) solution. Best thing is mix it in a spray bottle like Glass Plus or 409 come in. It is not as harsh as those chemicals. I'd go about 1:5 or so vinegar to water. Then you can just hose the bag (garden hose!) and let it dry in the sun. The sun will go a long way to knock out odors.

I wouldn't put my DB in a bag the cat peed on because that stuff will transfer to whatever it gets close to. It's designed to mark territory, which means it is an invitation to other animals to do the same. It is pretty corrosive stuff, too.

A Chinese pug marked the cover of my ampeg cab (@#%$%$#! animals!) and I hosed it (garden hose) immediately and used laundry soap when I got it home. I think any decent bass bag or amp cover can take a good hosing. And a water filled squirt gun is a great way to "discourage" pets that get too close to gear.
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Old 06-16-2007, 07:10 AM
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David, your insight into bass bag cleaning is something that lifts all our lives.
Never underplay the effect that you have on us.
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Old 06-16-2007, 08:40 AM
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David -
We're poised to test your cat pee remedy today. I found a few more spots in the house that he hit and we didn't know about (a closet in the guest room, another duffel bag in the attic . . .)

I have balsamic vinegar, cider vinegar, and rice vinegar in the house. I think I'll start with the cider.
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Old 06-16-2007, 08:55 AM
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Stan I hope the one that smells nicest is most effective
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Old 06-16-2007, 11:14 AM
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David -
We're poised to test your cat pee remedy today. I found a few more spots in the house that he hit and we didn't know about (a closet in the guest room, another duffel bag in the attic . . .)

I have balsamic vinegar, cider vinegar, and rice vinegar in the house. I think I'll start with the cider.
Something without color. Distilled white is probably the best.
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Old 06-16-2007, 04:59 PM
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David -
We're poised to test your cat pee remedy today. I found a few more spots in the house that he hit and we didn't know about (a closet in the guest room, another duffel bag in the attic . . .)

I have balsamic vinegar, cider vinegar, and rice vinegar in the house. I think I'll start with the cider.
Gosh Stan, when the cat first peed in the bag, did you ever imagine that a guy down under would start a thread on a bass forum that would eventually, after much discussion, lead to a probable solution to the fact that your bass bag was not making you the least talked about member of your orchestra's double bass section and that this guy down under would exclamate this situation by using one incredibly long sentence as well as using a non existant verbal form of the noun 'exclamation'?
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Old 06-21-2007, 02:54 PM
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I have a Levy's bouble bag and it has held up great. Theie stuff seams to be bullet proof so to speak.


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Someone needs to reclaim this thread.

I have a Ritter double gig back for both my fretted and fretless Smith BSR5GN basses. It's crap. The thing started falling apart from almost the time it was delivered and I went to great pains to sew some black denim reinforcement into the seams that held but its started falling apart in different places now. I wonder where my $120 went!

Part of me is tempted to get a double leather gig bag but they're fairly expensive.
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Old 06-21-2007, 08:10 PM
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I have a Levy's bouble bag and it has held up great. Theie stuff seams to be bullet proof so to speak.
I don't believe it's bullet proof... not for the basses anyway!
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