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  2. Look at the terrible matching of the body woods on this 1973 mustang - in earlier times Fender would have only used this body for solid colours
  3. I had a 115BW and a 215 I still have the 115 driver. Hmmmn maybe a lockdown project. Peavey BXBW in a lightweight cab...
  4. Can I do it with some sort of stand alone midi controller as if I am just using a sustain pedal? I full realise that I will not be freezing the audio. but could have patches which would continue the synth sound until the cows come home? Can I just create a really long note while just playing bass on stage?
  5. Quite a small body (bottom half based on the short scale SC bass I believe) coupled with the bridge placed a good few inches from body end = neck dive unfortunately. I would have kept it otherwise
  6. This can be done using the FI’s SYNTH mode as you can use a latched MIDI note from a keyboard/MIDI controller to play the synth bit but still send the audio from the bass to the filter and effects.
  7. Fitted to jazz bass so cut accordingly, and carefully removed. Had them on for two days only, I prefer a heavier gauge. Β£30 posted in UK.
  8. Happy to trade for πŸ’° Thsnks for the comments πŸ‘
  9. That suprised me about the neck dive. You wouldn't expect that from Alembic. Good to hear the negative side too tho. Dave
  10. I had a Peavey BW 115 cab. It fell out of a plane, fell 20,000 ft onto a Mayan temple, tumbled head over heels several times down the steep steps, was run over by a tank, gored by a raging bull rhinoceros, fell off a cliff, landed on rocks at the bottom, fell into the sea AND it was delivered by Hermes. I just mopped it down, plugged in, and it was fine.
  11. Haha, I had my eye on this but 5.1 kg is way too much,....
  12. You are wasting your time now, Stew. A good try though. The Peavey BW115 cab club are crawling all over the thread like an out of control, drug crazed Bebop solo....Never ending.
  13. Hello there Everybody, I hope you are all well. I'm trying to find an effects pedal that makes my bass sound at least an octave lower, but without otherwise distorting the sound of my bass too much. The lower the octave, the better as far as I'm concerned. Has anyone got any suggestions for me please? Are there any pedals where you have the option of lowering the octaves by more than one octave please? Thank you very much πŸ™‚
  14. Re neck dive, I'd say from experience that most s-s basses with their top strap button at F12 are pretty unlikely to dive. The exception would be something with a relatively compact/light-weight body and large headstock with chunky tuners. The latter case can normally be sorted with light-weight replacement tuners. Pretty obvious really.
  15. Thanks for pointing that out (Doh!) ad updated to reflect correct length. Cheers Neil.
  16. I had one of these for a while a few years ago but sold it to Pete Gales. It was a cracking instrument and played beautifully. It took me a while to realise that it actually had a passive mode (d'oh!) but once I found it I used it all the time. The smaller bodies are incredibly comfortable too. Don suppose you fancy a Candy Apple Red Fender American Original Jaguar do you?! πŸ˜‰
  17. Kev posted an ad for a G&L 2000 - among my hoard, I had one which wasn't being used while I try to persevere with 5 string. So I contacted Kev with the aim of rehoming it where it will be used. Easy deal - Lots of correspondence and a transaction we're both happy with. This followed by a prompt payment. Exactly how you'd hope a deal would go. Kev's a true gent...More than happy to trade again. Enjoy the bass
  18. I'm not sure what you can't agree with in what I've said. Take 2 basses, one long scale and the other the equivalent short scale. The short scale will have less chance of neck dive. What part of that do you disagree with?
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  20. So you’re Clive Brown’s secret weapon for relicing... πŸ€”
  21. Not exactly NBD since I had it for a couple of weeks now or so. This is the black satin 'stealth' finish. They seemed to be on the light weight side, and mine didn't disappoint at 8.6 lbs. The set up was poor to start, far too much relief and very high saddles, but a few minutes spent reducing the neck curvature and adjusting the saddles brought it to a very comfortable action. The nut slots are well contoured but a bit too high, which makes me think that somebody tried to adjust the action by playing with the truss rod and saddles, failing, and then going the other way... I haven't adjusted the nut yet because it plays well enough already, but I'll have to do that to make the top positions a bit more comfy to play. I really like it. The neck is wider than a SR5 (so the G string doesn't fall off! ) but not excessively chunky. I find it quite comfortable. Not as nice as the Lakland 5502, but still very comfortable. The narrower string spacing (compared to my 4 strings) and the additional string means I was a little clumsy to start, but I've been playing this bass exclussively since I got it and I'm getting there now. In fact, I'm starting to really like this 5 string thing. I owned 5 string basses before but I never really got along with any. The closest ones were the Lakland 5502 and the old made in USA EBMM SUB 5. The Lakland had the wider string spacing that I prefer, but I didn't get the Stingray-like sound I prefer. The SUB5 had the sound, but I felt the neck was a bit too narrow and it was a very heavy bass. A Squier Jazz V came and went too, and over the years so did a Peavey Millenium, a Washburn Bantam (that one was pretty good too), a Crafter something or another, a G&L L2500, and maybe something else too. Nothing really stuck. And here comes the Harley Benton. I didn't need a new bass, certainly not a 5-string (by now I had accepted 5 strings are not for me and I no longer wanted to own one)... but these satin black ones looked so good, were so cheap, and the reviews were so positive... that it tempted me. Before I pressed the button, my girlfriend went and ordered one for me, just before they sold out in November. If I had to give it a one word review it would be 'wow'. This is a very decent bass, regardless of price, but when you consider the price... yeah, wow. It has that Stingray vibe and the passive electronics are just fine. Sure, not as versatile as having an onboard preamp, but I actually love passive tone controls, so I'm happy with it as it is. For some reason this bass feels and sounds nicer than any of my previous 5 string basses, and because of that playing it exclusively for the past 2 weeks was not a chore. Yeah, it was frustrating at first, but as I adjust to the different layout it becomes more fun... and I feel like something clicked. I'm enjoying immensely how I can move across strings and reduce the movement up/down the neck that way. I don't use the additional lower notes that much, but I use a lot of the notes I would often play on the E string on the B string now, just moving across with fewer jumps to different hand positions on the neck which also means I look at the neck a lot less. And having the option to play those notes between the low E and A on the E string for more definition or on the B string for additional girth is really useful too. This may be the bass that makes me finally 'get' 5 string basses. How much does it cost? Crazy. I would have paid quite a bit more for a bass that I can enjoy as much as this one. The pickguard will be replaced 'though. Not a fan of tortoiseshell, I think it's screaming for a black one.
  22. I'm sure Alan had an EQ02 in pedal format. Sure I remember seeing it at one of the last UK Bass Shows in Manchester. Might be worth having a word.
  23. Excellent Sound Sample's & real quality filter sounds... πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ™πŸ™
  24. Wishing Well. Terrance Trent D'Arby
  25. I think you mean 37-49 inches, otherwise 37-39 inches is a very small range of adjustment!
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