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  2. If you work out where the decent golf courses are and then find the nearest retailer you might have an insight into why a particular venue is chosen.
  3. Hi! Thank you and thank you for your answer. In my mind the booth heads are set flat and they run through the same cab. I’m just curious if someone has compared them because I’m thinking about maybe buying a BH head. /Bottesini
  4. Disappointing, isn't it? I hope that's not a euphemism.
  5. Pitchforks and flaming torches again? I'll get onto the Molotov cocktails in the morning....
  6. Simplify it by ignoring some of the knobs... Set the bass and treble at 12 o'clock - add or subtract to taste... Set the mid at either 10 o'clock (flat) or around 2 o'clock if you're playing something with two pickups or want a bit more mid bite. So a nice three band Eq... simpler Set all the paramentrics bang on the middle. But set the frequency for the left hand one at 30Hz. Then ignore it. You've now got a 3 band eq amp that's way simpler to use right... But if too boomy, just tweak down the 30Hz parametric to control the boom.
  7. not sure how many setup work or repair work they actually take on but i'd definitely recommend getting in touch with alpher
  8. The usual entertaining guff, mainly worth watching for the Cyprus singers costume. Mrs Shaggy always correctly picks the winner, I never can. I personally liked the Albanian entry best, but of the contenders and from a performance point of view thought it should have been Australia. Shame about Madge - she's easy to knock, but an artist I've a lot of respect for.
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    John Hall?

    Dunno if this is a one-off, or if there will be more.
  10. Has anyone noticed it's all going a bit slow these days? Loads of stuff on E bay,not much selling. Gone are the £10 starting prices right enough,everyone coming on with buy now,or best offers. Not much in the way of bargains. In saying that,I tried in vain to sell my Tokai Hardpuncher bass recently. Bought it for £400 about 5 years ago,not interest at £450 I was asking. Dropped to £399,but nothing so far. I guess that's what they call a keeper now...
  11. A really, truly beautiful J, fortunately/unfortunately there is a sea between us 🙂
  12. Oh they're definitely past their best. Send them to me and I'll take care of it for you.
  13. Anyone have any hints or tips on how to deal with the intonation on a fretless accurately. I've done it plenty of times on fretted basses, which is dead easy, so I know how it's done. Doing it accurately with no frets is a bit of a different potato. Surely it can't just be a case of holding down the sting and hoping you're not too far out? BTW. I have posted this on the repairs and tech forum as well. Just thought a few more of you might see it here.
  14. Anyone have any hints or tips on how to deal with the intonation on a fretless accurately. I've done it plenty of times on fretted basses, which is dead easy, so I know how it's done. Doing it accurately with no frets is a bit of a different potato. Surely it can't just be a case of holding down the sting and hoping you're not too far out?
  15. Did he still use that very unique hand technique he had for darts for scooping up the breakfast components? I seem to recall he was from the era when darts players were relatively large chaps who wore bespoke smocks - often with large national flags as part of the design - not to be barged at the buffet I'd say 😏 Perhaps JH will be wearing something similar for the golf club event - btw are women permitted at the golf club?!!
  16. I thought the entry was akin to Brexit, messy and seemed to drag on for ever. I also do not get what Israel and Australia have to do in Eurovision so me thinks once Brexit finally does become a reality you will still not be rid of the horrid ordeal.
  17. If I accidentally dropped a set of fret markers at your place I reckon you'd build a bass around them! Irrepressible.
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  19. Sorry just seen this, I don't know the answer to that I'm afraid. I will try to find out for you.
  20. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole thing but I think that’s because I totally ignored the songs, or rather none of them did anything musically or lyrically that aroused the slightest interest. Also I was waiting for Madonna, I’m hardly what you’d call a fan but as her career is on the downslope and this was a worldwide broadcast I thought she might do something radical or even controversial, unfortunately not, in fact she just blended quite well into the unremarkable pap.
  21. Of the ones that I have tried I would say my fav is the Nordy NP4.
  22. Do bass strings have a best before date? I found 5 packs of Ernie Ball Super Slinkies languishing at the bottom of a cupboard that I completely forgot about. They must be 5 years old at least, but the packets are sealed. I may get round to using them at some stage, but otherwise I will bin them if they are perishable.
  23. Many of you won't have even heard of these but I'm certain that my Veillette Citron is an absolute classic waiting to be recognised. Used by Bjorn from Abba and Tina Weymouth amongst others, it is reported that only about 260 basses were built by the two owners. From the net: Starting in 1976, luthiers Joe Veillette and Harvey Citron built and sold VC basses and guitars which were made of the finest woods and wired with revolutionary electronics (staged pickups and truly floating pickups) entirely handbuilt (except for tuners and knobs!) and beautifully crafted and balanced instruments. Each one is unique and today they are quite rare as total production of all basses and guitars was 530 instruments with somewhat over half, perhaps as many as 300 being basses. Their creations were played by Tina Waymouth (Talking Heads), Kasim Sultan (David Bowie), John Sebastian, The guitarist from the Good Rats and many other notables. By 1983, due to the cost of production and difficulty tooling up to meet demand, VC went out of business. Today both Harvey and Joe build amazing, custom made instruments and are located in Woodstock NY. As a bassist and collector of vintage basses, I have owned over 20 VCs - again, each is unique, but the one commonality they share is they are phenomenal players - thick ebony fretboards that have a unique and rich sound, never go out of tune, and the pickups- oh, the pickups... If you are not familiar with VCs or have never played one, do some research. They are much sought after and quite rare. http://www.veilletteguitars.com/press_citron.shtml
  24. Hi, having played a EUB for a number of years, I decided to take the plunge and go for the real thing. I eventually took a chance on the bass in the photos below, it is all laminate, there is no label inside that I can see but it had a good sound and although the action was on the high side I figured it could be lowered. It was fitted with Evah Pirazzi Weich strings which are like new, it has also had a new bridge and sound post fitted. I found a receipt in the soft case for the bridge fitting and strings which came to £500. I reckon the shop ripped the seller off for the bridge and fitting, they charged £300 for that, and they have made little attempt to lower the action to be more playable. I have searched this forum and others to try and determine the origin of the bass with not a lot of success. The closest fit I could get is some version of a Strunal? Single tuners, outer linings and the flat surface on the low E side of the fingerboard all seem to tie in to that. Not sure on age but the previous owner had it for about 3-4 years, they bought it 2nd hand and by all accounts it was in need of TLC, hence the new soundpost and bridge. Any help appreciated. TIA
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