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  2. I like Tai Shan and Superconductor. Superconductor has a really great middle eight with that soaring synth line. In fact, I think 'Presto' as a whole has some real bangers on it, and like RTB, is perhaps a bit overlooked as it's not as cohesive as 'Power Windows' or 'Hold Your Fire'. I do find the lyrics in Tai Shan to be a bit hokey, but their focus on mysticism and a 'romantic orient' simply reflects the western view of Asia at the time. Look at 'The Chinese Way' for another song that would probably be written differently today. My favourite Rush album is, on alternating days, either 'Power Windows' or 'Hold Your Fire'. Both are front to back quality, just utterly exceptional in every regard. Rush had really honed their craft then, bookend their best songs with the best instrument tones and perfect production.
  3. Try gelbass.com, that is the website for the company that builds them. I didn't see that part listed but it may be available if you contact them or they may suggest alternatives. Good luck, I have a Yamaha SLB 200 but I played an Emminence at the 2018 Double Bass Bash and it was great, excellent feel and sound.
  4. I didn't realise The Grateful Dead were terrorist sympathisers.
  5. oh wow, my perfect sr5 finish! I had one exactly like this years ago and should never have sold it!! interest in trades for something with just the 4 strings maybe?
  6. Been listening to Illuminations by Alice Coltrane and Carlos Santana. Fantastic stuff. Must acquire this record.
  7. Beautiful, I love Shuker basses #colourmetempted
  8. Hiya matey, is this still available? do you know what year it is? Cheers Andy
  9. What does it weigh in at Andre ?
  10. allright, didn't know that.. other basses as kingbass also?
  11. Ok guys. Lets do it. (new bass arrived, time to get some space). 999 GBP for 3 days. INCL CASE. without shipping.
  12. My EBLs also last noticeably longer than the normal Ni-Mhi ones. Did you measure the 8.4V?
  13. vf4 (2013) in very good condition. Ash body with open pores brown burst satin finish, maple neck, maple fingerboard. 9,47 lbs / 4,3kg options : black hardware, Hipshot A bridge, vol blend wiring, pearl block inlay F pickups, not Aguilar. F are best, low middle, more growl. Bass in France More picks by mail. https://www.zikinf.com/_gfx/annonces/dyn/fbass-vf4-2703894.jpg?1566219109 https://www.zikinf.com/_gfx/annonces/dyn/fbass-vf4-2703900.jpg?1566219109 https://www.zikinf.com/_gfx/annonces/dyn/fbass-vf4-2703886.jpg?1566219109
  14. Delano (Germany) might make you a set with radius magnets.
  15. I've had half a dozen 9v rechargeables on the go for several years and haven't had a failure yet. They're all decent brands, i.e. made in Japan and not China.
  16. That’s interesting, though the post mentions two pickups, Kent Armstrong Hot Vintage and Dimarzio Area P -which one is the one you tried?
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  18. Ah, I was hoping for a reply of “Get your trousers on son, you’re nicked”. in all seriousness it does look a plan though, I went there a few years back and managed to spend some good time checking all sorts of goodies out.
  19. JohnDaBass

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    +1 @Al Krow CLEAN patch has been my starting point ever since he published it. His experience really helps many of us ! Thanks Al Krow.
  20. Absolutely love it mate. Would love a Jazz in that finish 😍
  21. No, the preamp gives a huge range of tones. Also, its made of alder, so you get some umph even when its chambered.
  22. Just been sent a mobile phone video from Saturday. Apologies for the quality, but at least @Chiliwailer gets to see his old Modulus getting a work out 😀.
  23. Had it a few times, and my reaction varies depending on the circumstances. Most of the time the bass is going through the PA so I don't lose any sleep - I won't have been in control of how loud the bass is, and if the soundman thinks it's just fine then that's OK with me. And if anyone disagrees then I'll point them towards the mixing desk. I did a couple of gigs with an old band where everybody thought the bass levels were fine at the soundcheck, no complaints during or immediately after the gig, then on dissecting what could have gone better/had gone wrong afterwards (what had gone wrong always being the lead guitarist making mistakes and then doing his best to blame everybody else) the lead guitarist picked on the level of the bass, always reporting back what people in the crowd (usually his wife) had said to him afterwards. This being a guitarist who would routinely stand in front of the bass amp and complain that he couldn't hear his guitar properly. After one multi band gig where we went through the same amps as everybody else and the bass DI'd into the PA, when challenged about his wife's comments that the bass was too loud he backed down when it was pointed out that I had no control over the bass levels that the audience was hearing, and given that the bass was fine for all the other bands it seemed unlikely that my bass would have been any different. But he insisted that while it may not have been too loud after all, it had been too loud (as reported by his wife) at a previous gig so clearly it's a problem that I needed to address. By then the band was noticing a pattern of everybody else getting the blame when he'd done a poor gig. Last big gig I played there weren't enough monitors on stage so rather than share with the keyboard player I volunteered to use the backline as my monitor - the DI being taken before the signal hits the amp. I'd left the amp at the same settings as the gig the previous night, but that was on a much bigger stage. Mid gig I switch basses and it gets noticeably louder, so the singer politely requested that I turn down a bit. he had a point, and the singer is the one person who gets to complain about the on stage sound
  24. I measured the position of the spilt-coil on both once. Yes, they're in the same position.
  25. No problem, the other one I have is black rosewood. I'm not a maple board kind of guy!
  26. I see you threw your gloves down in disgust! 😁
  27. These are fantastic basses I have the same bass only in faded sonic blue with matching headstock it's one of the best Jazz basses I have ever played. I think Someone is going to be very happy when they play it.
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