Mark Morgan-Richards @ Classic and Cool Guitars

I’ve just bought a lovely 83 P bass from Mark Morgan-Richards at Classic and Cool Guitars.

I’ve written a little testimonial for him for his website and just wanted to share it here as well in case any of you guys were looking at places to buy older basses. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. And I’m not getting any money from him for this – just flagging up one of the ‘good guys’ on the scene!

“Purchasing a bass at distance without seeing it is never easy but Mark made the whole process very painless. From initial suggestions of instruments that he thought would be appropriate for my needs, to detailed info / pictures on instruments when required, combined with quick responses throughout to all my little question / queries this was a smooth transaction.The bass I finally settled on (an 83 P bass) is sweet and entirely as described by Mark – I look forward to playing it in the weeks and months to come.

I highly recommend Mark to anyone considering purchasing a bass from him”.

TKS engineering 12″ cab

I’ve been really impressed this week with this super lightweight and super loud 12″ cab from TKS engineering. It did a great job in a very noisy theatre pit delivering a tight sound across the whole frequency range. In fact it was so good it showed up all the little niggles in my playing and all the dead spots on my bass. That’s an accurate cab. So my suggestion to you is to go check them out!

Signal chain this week (for them’s that’s interested):

P-bass (with D’Addario half wounds) -> Sansamp Para Driver – > Mark Bass Little Mark II Blackline -> TKS 12″

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Kala Uke-Bass

I’ve been really enjoying playing my Uke-bass on tour with Harry Bird and the Rubber Wellies this year. Portable, light, fun and sounds great! Highly recommended if you want an upright sound with none of the hassle! Here’s a cheeky live video that appeared last week from one of our Irish gigs in May. Enjoy!

Slowlight Quartet ‘In Flight’ EP released :)

The debut EP by the Slowlight Quartet is now available to purchase for the meagre sum of £5 from bandcamp.

If you like jazzy cinematic soundscapes with great melodies and lush arrangements (think EST, Neil Cowley, Cinematic Orchestra) you’ll probably love it. If you don’t you may not!!

Either way we’re dead pleased with the results and hope you are too!

‘In flight’ – title track from ‘In Flight’ EP