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  2. Hey Scott The first thing I'd like to say is, good on you for following through with your idea. I think you genuinely want honest feedback and I'm a huge advocate for giving and receiving feedback as one the best ways to improve at anything. I've treated your videos the same as I would any new YouTube content and hope my comments are taken in the spirit that they're intended. I tried to watch both your videos/vlogs, but the first one... sorry, I only managed about 5 minutes or so. I just felt the first 2 minutes of you sat in the car in the rain, then getting your bike off the car to then being sat on a wall were all a bit pointless and felt like filler. I started clockwatching and getting impatient after about a minute, so by the time you'd starting talking about your wife at around 5 minutes in, I'm afraid to say I lost interest and bailed. Onto the 2nd video. I was feeling a bit guilty about bailing on the first one, so was determined to see this one through to the end, which I did. I feel like the first 20 minutes could have been condensed into just a couple of minutes. It took the best part of the video to get to the point, and unfortunately, once you'd got there it was a bit underwhelming. The biggest thing I felt that was missing was bass related content. If I watch a YouTube channel with Bass in the title, the expectation is that's what I'm going to hear about, especially when the content provider is a bona-fide gigging bassist who builds his own basses(!!!). I mean, you've got stuff to say that I'm gonna be interested in! But, 25 minutes of a bloke saying, I've done a video, you should too, was just disappointing unfortunately, simply because my expectation was so high. I dont mind long format, if I'm doing a long drive or something I actively seek them out. I'll often watch/listen to 1,2 & 3 hours podcasts or vlogs. It just needs to be engaging right off the bat (I'd personally dispense with the intro bits, walking around town or whatever) and cover subjects you know deeply. With all the respect in the world, this is your 2nd vlog and its all about how more people should do vlogs..? The other thing I'd say is, make it so it translates as a podcast. The beauty of them is, you can listen when you're doing something else. A dedicated vlog requires the audience to focus all their attention on it. Having both formats gives the audience options and will also make sure you focus the content to keep it tight and constantly moving (no sipping from mugs or arty establishing shots). All the best with it and good luck! 👍🏻
  3. Back in the '90's, she was rehearsing in the studio next door to the one my band was using. They sounded amazing and we got chatting during a break. Lovely, funny lady.
  4. When people like this contact me, I respond with something like "To you, £400." - I acknowledge it's childish but it makes me feel a little bit better that I've at least been able to waste some of their time.
  5. "Punch" being the right word; loads of it from that p'up. Absolute bargain.
  6. Fender Custom shop I really like, also the EMG Geezer Butler signature is a really really excellent pickup (classic sound, not EMG like).
  7. I have a Black Limba back and sides set on order and this week will order the top and fretboard wood The only further actual progress is cutting the rough shape for the headstock: ...bookmatch cutting some headstock and soundhole rosette plates from some remaining offcut of @scrumpymike 's mate's Mervin walnut: The rosette will be offset like the last one: And I will be putting both a headstock top plate and back plate on this one: Top: Back:
  8. I just read my post again and realised that i lied - the weight is 4.6kg. Sorry!!!
  9. No argument with delivery, little package arrived today. Great service. Unfortunately the caps are a pound each and are not worth close to that. Also wrong size, wrong shape, wrong colour. The search continues.
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  11. Here's a Simple Pitch block from one of my presets. Just drop it into any one of your own. You'll need to alter the Interval parameter (the 1st one) for the required drop tuning. The lower you go, you'll feel the latency increase slightly, but overall it's a great tool to get those low notes. SIMPLE PITCH.hlx
  12. From what I saw, most 7ender copies made by hand by luthiers are about 1000 to 1500€. That's what Stevie-G asks for a relic'd assembled bass. But, you're not as famous for now. ANd it's not a 7ender copy. On the other Hand, it's handmade, and wayyy more interesting than yet anotehr Jazz Bass. IMHO, it's about right, for the market. Given the quality of your craftmanship, it's even on the cheap side, but I'm not sure the Market is up to it 🙂 That's an amount I'd be willing to give you for a custom bass, where I would select wood, shape and everything.
  13. I've just reread the thread and can't find much mention of using drones (not the flying variety) when working on intonation* - I'm definitely one of those awful 'phony' fretless amateurs who bought one on a whim and gets it out of the case once a year, but I've found that working with a fixed pitch reference has been invaluable in getting my intonation together on upright, so I don't see why it wouldn't translate to fretless *If you've mentioned this and I've missed it then apologies.
  14. Firstly I like your playing and you can clearly 'walk the walk' - plus I like the fact that you play live with real bands and can be seen touring from time to time As regards a video format, its hard in a crowded market to stand out. But to have something meaningful to say - I feel that your best bet is to keep it about your strengths - working as a pro player and talk about this, warts and all and and possibly pad it with tips and real world experiences of doing what many others can't. Best of luck to you.
  15. So basically, "give us your Streamer, and in return I'll etch a permanent reminder that I've pretty much mugged you onto your skin"?
  16. Really appreciate the prompt reply. Will PM you now.
  17. And I guess the important thing with all of this discussion around Q is not to get overly concerned / bogged down (as I am rapidly in danger of doing myself - haha!). A key point is that a "surgical Q" in the context of bass tone doesn't necessarily imply a better tone. In fact a broader and smoother Q could well be the better sounding option. It brings to mind the (somewhat out of fashion these days) smiley EQs we used to see across the ubiquitous TE amps in all rehearsal rooms 'back in the day', which clearly had a smoothing intent to the overall mid scooping of the bass EQ.
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  19. In return for a 2014 custom Fodera 6 Elite 6-string I had, some clown here offered me the pick of 3 basses from a selection of 4 he had - 2 US Standard Precision basses, 1 US Standard Jazz and a G&L L-2000. I think a lot of chancers think you're super desperate to sell/trade or they think you're actually really dumb.
  20. No One Knows...I'd had a bass set up in Drop C#, but hated the flappy strings (and the spare bass for one song); got the Stomp, took the relevant preset, dropped the pitch to C#, saved it as another preset, job done 😀
  21. Yep, cant have any of that pesky "thinking" now can we. Just grab the tin foil hat jibe and walk away in ignorance.
  22. yep defo great pedal. i have one for sale in the classified check it out.
  23. Question; Admitting the bass it flawless, delivered with Gigbag (Ritter), Strings (Elixir), is equipped with Delano pickups and Schaller Light machine heads, Hipshot bridge (oh my, those are expensive!), Is 1200€ (£1060) a fair price? @Andyjr1515 @Jabba_the_gut @Manton Customs guys, you're more experienced than me, I'd love to have your opinion on this...
  24. i always run my basses into active input, some are active basses with active on of switches, plus i nearly always have some pedals running into the amp, Helix stomp currency always on with minimum of a light compression. I just fine it easier than switching between active and passive and when switching basses, just just increase the volume on passive bass or reduce when switching to active and use master amp volume if required. That suits me best and i think you get a more consistent cleaner sound ( clean as in smooth controllable). if you have a active passive on of switch that usually -10db then just use that but separate inputs a always go into the active input.
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