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  1. An alternative, more visually pleasing approach would be to tie a large, colourful helium balloon to the headstock. The more neck heavy the bass, the bigger the balloon. Thunderbirds generally need a giant rainbow coloured unicorn. 😎
    7 points
  2. Sorted, bought an Ibanez SR500 of a fellow BC member. Thanks Stuart!! Off to find an amp!!
    5 points
  3. So kind of you But no - this is paying forward what others have helped me with. I suggest getting yourself a massive jug of Pimms on this summery day!
    4 points
  4. I've experimented with many solutions and the most effective was still a little inelegant. I have a canvass pouch designed to hang from a belt or bag whilst out hiking. This pouch holds a water bottle. So when I cycle to my rehearsal with my tiny travel bass I take the bottle from the bike, fill it with water at the rehearsal room, clip the pouch to my guitar strap (at the bum end of course) and the weight of the water precisely balances the instrument without me having to carry anything heavy on the bike (which would kind of defeat the object of travelling light). I carry the bottle anyway and it becomes lighter throughout the ride as I consume the initial quantity of H2O. So I rehearse with a bottle swinging at my hip. Perfect if, as I say, inelegant. I am therefore adapting the idea for when I'm actually gigging with a neck heavy bass. Quite simply velcro attached to the back end of the strap and a certain number of curtain weights sewn into a flat pouch with the other half of the velcro sewn to the pouch. Balanced bass? Remove the pouch, neck heavy? Velcro it on. The 'certain number' of weights is arrived at through trial and error but by using three smaller pouches rather than one big one I can stick on differing amounts of weight to suit each bass on a case by case basis. Or a bass by bass casis. A bag of curtain weights, yesterday: Pictures to follow. When I've actually done the sewing.
    3 points
  5. Fender American Standard Precision Bass 2015 - NOW SOLD ELSEWHERE For sale, in a vague attempt to reduce my stock of P basses, is this is an American Standard P bass, a series that is no longer available and that is very well regarded for consistent quality. The truss rod turns and the frets are in very good shape. There are one or two very minor dings to the finish from use over the past few years, but nothing awful. The bass is in excellent condition and comes with a Fender Deluxe gig bag. The Rosewood board is in very good condition and has been cleaned and oiled. I would prefer to arrange some kind of delivery/collection/meet up if at all possible. I'm pretty flexible and willing to travel a bit if necessary. Courier would be the last resort and will be at cost to you. If you have any questions at all, or require additional pictures of any details please ask away and I give as comprehensive an answer as I am able. With my modest skills this bass is a bit tricky to capture in pics but here are a few that I hope are better than my first attempt.
    2 points
  6. Looking for a jazz neck for my P bass, found this: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/202542172424 I think he has assembled it wrong. Shouldn't the strings go in the front?
    2 points
  7. Right, photos time. My Stanley Clarke.
    2 points
  8. I'd use whatever the manufacturer says is good for bass fishing
    2 points
  9. Orion is a very comfy set-neck ride
    2 points
  10. If you think it would help I'd be happy to give that a go, as long as it was fully funded of course. Maybe the hotel in Antigua where the rehabilitation would take place should have a catchy name like Antigua Support Scheme Inclusive Therapy Care Home, although a bit long it could be abbreviated.
    2 points
  11. The difference is it doesn't shine - it glows.
    2 points
  12. Relicing = a very good thing. IME.
    2 points
  13. To stop neck dive on my EB3 I pass the strap behind my belt.
    2 points
  14. I'm very much in the realms of a cover being a version of a song, not a slavish copying of the original. That, in my opinion, is the job of a tribute band.
    2 points
  15. Sounds a lot more organised than any I've attended! Chord sheets are a great idea. I'd also start a Facebook page and encourage any musicians to nominate songs they'd like to play (e.g. posting a YouTube video), that way you could end up with a bunch of strangers agreeing to learn them before the night and playing some lesser known tracks that otherwise wouldn't have a chance.
    2 points
  16. Now there's a prog band just waiting to happen
    2 points
  17. Relicking most definitely exists in lots of other areas, shabby chic furniture, ratlook cars and bikes, ripped and faded clothes, tarnished and dented brass instruments, scratched and faded string instruments, etc. All fair enough, whether you like it or not doesn't matter as it's most definitely a popular style, the one thing that does matter is that Antigua finish exists and only exists in the guitar/bass world and should be stamped out. Even the bizarre world of fashion or the unemployable that declare themselves 'interior designers' wouldn't stoop this low, so what does that say about lovers of Antigua. Wronguns the lot of ya!
    2 points
  18. Cuzzie.. That blob of solder was absolutely it...near it there was a bare wire in amongst the birds nest. I have resoldered to wire to the blob and guess what.. It is absolutely quiet.. No more fizzle. I have maxed out the treble on both bass and amp everything remains quiet. Please PM me your PayPal addresses and I will send you the price of a pint.
    2 points
  19. I'm sure it's all taken in jest! Just saying as he's brand new to the site, struggled a bit to get hold of the seller, then got 'Lionel Richie'd'! No one wants to be compared to him! 😂
    2 points
  20. As @dmccombe7 says, the black labels have twin pole pieces per string. The pups in the photo above are definitely Sandberg’s “standard” models, hence the little Sandberg logo (4 dots) on the corner of each pickup. Black labels look like this:
    2 points
  21. Totally normal for that model, bridge weighed about the same as the rest of the bass
    2 points
  22. I paid £300 and spent the rest on vodka. My bass looks as good as anything out there after 1700 quids worth of vodka.
    2 points
  23. [Price reduced to £3500 and open to offers] Hi After some careful deliberation i have decided to sell my lovely Mk1 (lined fretless). I purchased this secondhand circa 1995 and it was my primary guitar for several years - gigging and in and out of the studio. But, as I've gotten older (and kids have come along) it is been used less and less and deserves to go to someone who will give it the love and attention it deserves. I am new to this forum so not sure of all the etiquette around selling, but I live in North London and would be happy to entertain visits if someone lived locally and wanted to try it out. (I have a SWR Redhead from back in the day) As expected, it has a mahogany core but with elm facings. There are a few scuffs on the body, although the lacquer along the neck is intact. Two screws are missing from the back plate. (It was last set up about 18 months ago, so the strings are equally as old, but i have hardly had it out the case in that time.) Hard case included in the sale, but it is not the original one. When sold i would prefer it collected rather than shipped, but can negotiate that as necessary.
    1 point
  24. Now £350 Selling my Matt Freeman P Bass, as is often said about these its a lovely looking and feeling bass. I recently upgraded the wiring and pots with a Klogon kit which was a nice improvement from stock and i replaced the pickup with a set of Seymour Duncan Quarter Pounders, i also put a set of Jim Dunlop strap locks on it which will be included. The bass is in good condition with some light scratches on the pick guard as you would expect and there is a slight chip under the strap lock that happened when i replaced them unfortunately. Comes with a Proel soft case
    1 point
  25. Best bass combo ever. This one is in great condition and works perfectly. To the uninitiated, it's as close to an all-valve sound as a hybrid amp gets. It's compact, lightweight, beautifully designed and outrageously loud and 'full' sounding. It also has a whisper quiet fan (noisy fans are common with these amps), which is nice. It comes with the Mesa ext. cab cover so the handle hole is in a different place, but still does a sterling job.
    1 point
  26. Well. Long story short. This arrived with me yesterday. I like the way this looks and feels. I love the way it sounds in a band setting (was at rehearsal last night). The purchase wasn’t a pleasant experience, the dealer is someone I’d never use again. I didn’t pay what he was asking for originally, nor did I accept the bass for the price we’d agreed based upon images he’d sent me. Apart from him. The bass for the price, I’m pleased with. If I hadn’t have enjoyed rehearsal so much last night, I might’ve been less polite about the dealer.
    1 point
  27. Antigua finish is one of those things that should have been tried but never released. Every finish should be tried, and then some of them released, and some of them, such as antigua, the person who made it should have been slapped and told not to be so stupid.
    1 point
  28. A few years ago I tried the Suitcase and found it a very awkward lift. It has 2 handles and trying to use just the 1 handle doesn't work! I also preferred the sound of 2 cabs rather than just the 1. My preference would be for any of the 112 cabs (Mesa, Genzler, Aguilar, Bergantino, the Greenboy cabs in the classifieds or Barefaced ) on the market rather than the Suitcase.
    1 point
  29. May come to regret this one. Fairly uncommon Ibanez Talman Intertour TTR 34B New strings and setup. Located in Swansea Will consider most trades, getting ready to move, so I would rather sell to lighten the load. mahogany back and sides hollow body type maple neck rosewood fretboard 22 frets satin silvered mechanical parts EMF B-Band pickup AEQ2C equalizer
    1 point
  30. Sounds like you've really thought this through, and hopefully it'll be a winner. I'd deffo rock up if I wasn't 500 miles away. One suggestion though - you could make the set list and chord charts available in advance, rather than hand them out on the night. That would give people the chance to have a noodle in private before turning up to play. Best of luck with it!
    1 point
  31. Don't do it...don't do it...don't do it! Don't get rid of your beloved Zoom B3n! 😂 Unless you're gonna be replacing it with the Zoom B1 four / x 😉 Must admit for £70 I really fancy getting that piece of kit as a neat and amazing value headphone amp, with the same DSP power as the B3N; and for another £15 getting the X-rated version with an expression pedal!** (Btw no pics, even the cut down one of your B3n is showing on your FS thread?) **ok I guess I need to self-declare as being a gear abstinence troll after that (and several other) comments on this thread. Soz Sibob. Not sure what the punishment is. Probably need to buy an Alembic bass or something...
    1 point
  32. The venue put up some photos from Saturday
    1 point
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  34. Alright folks! I've already posed this in the "gigs" section of the forum but I'm super proud of it so I've got to be a cheeky bugger and post it here too. It's a full set, all my own material, from a gig I did last month at the 3 Minute Theater in Manchester. I'd love to hear what you all reckon. X
    1 point
  35. Poignant lyrics. Who says the days of the literary genius are gone?
    1 point
  36. A variation on this story but three times I have re-bought a variation on what I sold off and originally then came to regret. My Orange SP212 cab is a replacement for the much missed SP210 (& I improved on it!). I own a Japanese 57RI Fender P-bass that is a modern version of my original first bass (but in a better colour) and I missed my Hofner Verythin bass... I sold it as the intonation caused issues in the studio on a session BUT those good people issued one in a full 34" scale. So all three meant I no longer regretted any hastiness in the original sales.
    1 point
  37. When you say 'finish' do you mean the 'look' of the bass (on that subject, each to their own) or did you mean the quality control / way it's been put together? In which case I'd say that was a BIG claim!
    1 point
  38. If you are in Arduino-territory, then I'd recommend the Teensy instead, it's like an Arduino with build in MIDI support (Also over USB). I'm using it myself for a MIDI-fied expression pedal, and a (preset)switcher I'm currently working on. PM on the way
    1 point
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  40. 8 inches surely ? Written on a napkin
    1 point
  41. Well I failed utterly to keep a build diary, but the 'Deathburger III' is now complete, strung with the four middle strings froma guitar and tuned ADGC for the time being as a sort of 'piccolo bass'. Learnt a lot, chiefly don't trust spray varnish and don't fit your pickup to the scratchplate (or move its pole pieces) before you know where the strings will end up! Still it works, on both magnetic pickup and the piezo one in the bridge.
    1 point
  42. The Separation of Church and Skate, a brilliant song by NOFX, from The War on Errorism
    1 point
  43. So what we're saying is that Bohemian Rhapsody has nothing to do with the Czech Republic?
    1 point
  44. Here's a relic Jazz I recently put together! Loads of fun spraying this, getting a perfect finish then hitting with things ! haha Oh the wood underneath will eventually be a coffee table!
    1 point
  45. Solo to Elevate by Winery dogs: Some More billy Sheehan: And some Cliff for good measure I do play things other than Metal I promise........
    1 point
  46. That's really not a very sensible suggestion. At the very least, you're going to need a new set of strings, and a thorough cleaning job.
    1 point
  47. The T bass had a 3rd pickup for hum cancelling only
    1 point
  48. Absolutely. In my experience, if you want to attend a jam night, it is really a two step process. 1. Go, introduce yourself and ask for a list of half a dozen songs they play regularly, and go away and do your homework. 2. Go, say remember me? Can I get up and play one or two? I learned all the songs in your list, so happy to step in on any of them. Once you have proven yourself capable, you should then be able to attend more regularly and get more opportunity ultimately, I was running a jam night, I would be hesitant to just let someone unknown get up and have a bash when I know I have a room full of regulars who can help me entertain the punters!!
    1 point


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