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  2. While he may be able to hit a note, I'd prefer the sound of a screaming baby with an airhorn scraping a metal gauntlet down a 100 foot blackboard to that Yes geezer!
  3. Pretty much everything I’ve ever played from ‘72 has been great ( my 2 Rics are both ‘72s). Must have been something in the water.
  4. JBL has a range of active speakers. We’ve used PRX and SRX, both excellent. QSC is another brand you might consider. Much depends on your usage.
  5. Hey gang Following a recent fling with a '63 Precision, which made me realise the early 60's neck profile isn't for me, I'm back in the bosom of the lovely fat early 70s P neck. I picked this up a few days ago - it's a '72, with a neck stamp dated three days older than me. It's light (about 8.5lbs) and resonant, original black, with a maple neck. They're just teaser pics at the moment as it needs a little bit of love, but I'll post the full story soon. In the meantime, I can barely stop playing it...
  6. Passable, yes. Pavarotti-esque, not really. 😉😂 Whilst I’m aware Jon’s voice is extremely polarising, I’m a bit surprised anyone can think Hugh is actually a better singer technically.
  7. As it turns out, Ebay are doing a sell anything for £1 so this bass is on Ebay as well now for £749 + postage but my previous price of £660 posted to mainland UK (excluding rural locations) still stands. I've taken some more pictures as well:
  8. Met Johann entirely too early this morning when he collected my Boss Katana 😂 And I got to play his 63 strat. Which was nice! Good to meet you. Hope you got to the next gig in time.
  9. Never been asked either. In fact many of the venues we play could do with their electrics checking!
  10. I love gigging. I play covers in a pub band and record every gig so I can watch and listen to the whole thing all over again the day after. I note what sounds good and any errors I make. Even though the material is quite unchallenging I have used the experience to sort out two longstanding problems: my stage presence, and singing live. I look forward to an evening's gig all day and I often like to have a haircut before getting ready. It is without a doubt the best hobby I can imagine. And the money pays for my singing lessons and more basses.
  11. Never been sacked, although to be fair as one of the main writers in most of the bands I’ve been in - I’ve always played original music - I’ve been too indispensable to sack. That, plus all the others members would have been too terrified of the consequences. 😉😂(when I was younger - and had more hair! - I used to get mistaken for Henry Rollins, so much so that most people knew me as “Henry”, or occasionally “Rollins”😁). My advice would be to get your own band together. Find people who want to play the same music you do, be it originals or covers. There must be plenty out there. And try and make sure they’re people you get along with, and that there are no huge egos, because that’s always just an accident waiting to happen. I play original music with some of my best friends, all of whom are pretty humble and self-deprecating. I wouldn’t have it any other way.
  12. Hi, I'm selling my Vigier Excess Original 5 string black in perfect condition, only some brands of use painted with marker (I tried to photograph but they are very small) but nothing serious. I'm looking for 1700€ Specifications taken from a magazine Neck Wood Maple Construction Bolt-on Width at Nut 1.81″ (46mm) Width at 12th Fret 2.54″ (64.4mm) Thickness at 1st Fret .81″ (20.5mm) Thickness at 12th Fret .94″ (23mm) Fingerboard Wood Rosewood or Maple Radius 11.81″ (300mm) Scale 33.86″ (860mm) Nut Teflon Frets Stainless Steel w/ Removeable Zero Fret Action at 12th Fret Treble .078 (2.0mm) Bass .11″ (2.7mm) String Spacing At Nut 1.50″ (38mm) At Bridge 2.83″ (72mm) Body Wood Alder Weight 7.50lbs (3.4kg) Electronics Type Active Configuration S-S Pickups Vigier Neck Excess N Middle N/A Bridge Excess B Controls Volume, 2-Band EQ Switch Balance Pot Hardware Bridge Vigier Quick Release Machine Heads Vigier/Schaller
  13. Just done a trade on one of these... swapped an auto wah for a manual. it sounds good - not right for what I’m after, but that’s Sod’s law more than anything. was going to bing it on eBay and carry the search on. but it’s making a weird noise - it squeaks/pops when stepping on/off like a jack being unplugged. anyone had one of these and resolved it? Ive got an amazing guy near me called Graham Owen (Owen Electronics) who will sort it... i’ll have To use another wah from guitarist tomorrow 🤦🏻‍♂️ Should've just paid out for what I wanted originally...
  14. Thanks! GOod to see some familiar faces still around.
  15. First off, check to see that the E is sitting correctly in the nut slot and on the saddle. If not then get that sorted, if you can do it yourself great, if not, someone who can. Don't think you need to worry about neck issues by going up to a 100 gauge, although I can't imagine that it will solve the issue that you are concerned about.
  16. Cor!!! That's a beaut'!
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  18. More sympathy available in 'Effects'...
  19. Hot Rox are doing Rotosounds for £42 delivered - there are some sellers elsewhere selling these for £60+
  20. Yes, very good looking bass, love the ‘70s jazz look with the block inlays.
  21. D’oh. I’m gonna edit that 😳🤓
  22. Just get a new pickguard cut with a j slot and have someone put another j pickup in?
  23. "I bought this earlier this year - and promptly ruined any chance of succeeding with the 2919 gear abstinence challenge" Blummin heck, you've already managed to ruin the 2919 abstinence challenge already! How much gear have you bought this year! 😂😂😂😂 These are great heads and if I had the cash, it would be on its way to me. GLWTS
  24. Hey all, hoping someone can help me out here! I have a couple of short scales, (a Warwick and a Frankenbass) which are really great instruments apart from one thing - the E string on both always sounds dead. I use light gauge 40-95 - could the 95 be the problem? D’addario nickel rounds, which I’ve used on all my basses for 10+ years. I’m thinking of ordering a 100 to swap it out and see what happens, but won’t if it’s going to be ineffective. On a related note, if I do change the gauge, will the slightly extra tension on the E cause any neck issues? I’m a bit nervous of causing it to twist or something like that, but that might be daft since it’s not going from 95 to 115 or something like that! Plus, 40-100 is a common set in other brands, but might well have different tension. Thanks in advance! Ryan
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