Basschat South East Bash 2018

So we got to the time of year for our annual bass-themed catch-up in Addlestone, thanks to organisers Hamster (Colin) and Silverfoxnik (Nik). It was a relaxed affair, with a timetable that survived being messed around with (thank you, public transport and road network). As always, this year we had a star guest (Richard Searle,... Continue Reading →

Basschat Double Bass Bash 2018

The 2018 double bass bash was held in mid-April after almost two years, in a different location from 2016, and organised by Brother Malvis as opposed to Bassace. That's where the difference ends, though - many of our DB regulars attended this time too, and the meetup had an added international flavour due to the... Continue Reading →

Basschat Double Bass Bash 2016

After a few failed attempts in previous years, this year, at the beginning of October, I was finally able to attend the annual Basschat upright bassists' meetup, held in Risley near Derby, and what a fine day it was. Basschat has a small but highly dedicated contingent of talented, experienced double bassists who don't mind... Continue Reading →

Basschat Herts Bash 2016

If it's the first week of June, then it's got to be Herts Bassbash time! And again, organiser Mick The Greek – with help from Bassface2k10, Lozz196, Grangur's wife Louisa and Sibob's parents – did a sterling job. The ream created an excellent opportunity for us to meet up, ogle and try each other's basses,... Continue Reading →

Basschat South East Bash 2015

After last year's November date, this year the South East Bass Bash was back to its more customary slot at the end of September. And a very well attended bash it was. The event's schedule was as fascinating and as full as ever: a talk about setting up our basses, one about a year in... Continue Reading →

Basschat Herts Bash 2015

It's summer (at least according to the calendar) – that means Herts Bass Bash! This year the by now customary, and highly anticipated, appointment with Breaks Manor in Hatfield was on a cool, greyish Sunday in mid-June. Despite the England football match scheduled for the evening, this meetup was one of the most successful ever... Continue Reading →

Basschat South East Bash 2014

The 8th annual South East meetup was held at Jubilee High School in Addlestone a little later in the year than usual - on 1st November (Halloween weekend!) as opposed to late September. This year the bash was deliberately planned in a more relaxed way, with fewer talks and masterclasses than the star-studded, incredibly fast-paced... Continue Reading →

Basschat South East Bash, 2013

It had been building up for months, and had become frantic in the last few weeks. The list of participants, regularly updated on the dedicated thread on Basschat, had been getting longer and longer. The gear they were going to bring was mouth-watering. The guests, sponsors and masterclasses were unmissable. It was the biggest South... Continue Reading →

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