Another flashback, this time to 2007. My first two full-size Basses came from Spider Music, Gorseinon and they were from the Vintage brand. The second one was this, the Metal Axxe Wraith, bought in 2003. It looked amazing but when I bought it I was in a band that didn't suit the Bass's strong active pick-ups. I later sold the Bass in 2007 to pay for my first ever 5-string Bass, but in 2011 I joined my first Metal band and wish I had kept this for the band. It's worth noting that I've tried the Guitar version of Vintage Metal Axxe models...and they're not great. You need a seriously strong amp sound to make the guitars seem good, however if you're putting that much effort into an amp sound, you may as well invest in some decent pick-ups to maximise your tone. However, I loved the sound on the Bass so don't be put off by the reputation of the guitar if you have a chance to grab a Metal Axxe Bass.
The photo is by an old buddy of mine, Alex from Swansea-based Full Moon Photography. I lived in a student house that had the best parties, but the worst cleanliness. My Bass amp used to burn through £5 of electricity per night pumping music into the party.
So, my question for you - Did you ever get rid of an instrument that would have come in handy some time later? If so, what was it and why would it have made a difference to you?
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