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  1. Out of interest, I just tried some nail varnish remover which seemed to remove the sticky stuff. I also removed the broken mechanism and replaced it with an allen head bolt (there was already a tapped hole) - works a treat! So ended up with a working, non adjustable stand, better than binning it.
    5 points
  2. - Up for sale Warwick Streamer Stage I bass 5 string - Amazing rare color: Antique Tobaco Oil Finish - AAA flamed maple neck - AAA flamed maple body - Broadneck - string space 20 mm in the bridge - 34 scale - 2005 year - Good condition - Strings Elixir 40-130 nickel - Includes flightcase and truss rod tool - I tried to display all cosmetic imperfections in the photo - Price 2499 euro I will ship bass from Ukraine. Or we can meet during 26-28 September in Munich or Mannheim (Germany)
    4 points
  3. I picked this up on Thursday and haven’t been able to put it down since (including last night’s gig). It’s a 2018 Fender Professional Jazz Bass, now restrung with Ernie Ball Super Slinkies. The pickups sound amazing and although I’ve never been a fan of maple fingerboards on a Jazz Bass, it just works for me with the natural ash body. This bass belonged to the bassist from Funeral For a Friend who I bought it off (nice chap) Here it is alongside my trusty P Bass wearing the obligatory TI Flats.
    4 points
  4. Well, finally, I got to sit down and test it. Thankfully it sounds like everything is hooked up right. Used my GK MB800 head as the amp. One must be careful when describing a cab one has built, because there is going to be some bias. Lol That said, it sounds like this: This is the frequency response chart of the cab that Stevie sent me. It sounds like that - everything is very balanced, top to bottom. (NB: frequency range on chart is 200Hz - 20kHz). The highs are really clear and present without being harsh. Superb. I have a Celinder Update which tests treble perfectly - it has about the most top end I’ve heard out of an instrument. This cab shows one of the delights, and pitfalls, of FRFR cabs. Every single string noise and bit of technique is highlighted - you must be very clean in playing. I elected to turn down a bit of the treble knob on both my Celinder Classic Jazz and the Celinder Update and I still had all I needed treble wise. Yes, I did the Marcus Miller slap thing and it sounded fantastic. The highs here are similar as the very best cabs I have heard in this area - the Fearless F112 and the Barefaced BB2. I’ve always said I liked the BB2 highs just a little better than the F112, but this cab I think pips the BB2. It’s close though. One of the design goals of the cab is that you can be immediately in front of the cab and hear yourself well. It achieves this well. The mids are even and I hear every instrument’s character clearly, mid EQ tweaks are clear. Very smooth. The lows I tried out in a few different ways. Keeping the cab off the floor on my workbench, the lows were even and clear, and you could EQ in a huge amount if desired. I always like to push cabs here and see if I can make them fart out. I maxed out both the bass boost on the amp and the John East J Retro pre - which is a frankly insane amount of boost - before I could get the woofer to distort a little. Took it like a champ. (The only cabs I have never seen distort with that much boost are the Fearless F112, which already has a walloping low end [probably a bit too much, but it is intoxicating], and the Audiokinesis Thunderchild. No coincidence that both share the mighty 3012LF woofer. However I often found myself turning down the low end on those cabs.) Once I put the cab on the floor to get the boundary effect giving a moderate bass boost, the cab sang. Beautifully meaty, tasty tone. Gorgeous. Balanced. Responsive to EQ and hand placement. Insert your favourite hyperbole here. Etc It took the B string well also. An even volume with all the other strings, even when turned up. No issues there at all. I do wonder if the cab will open up even more on the low end as I play through it. Wait and see I guess. Loudness. I haven’t fully tested it - it needs gigged at volume for a period of time to fully judge. That said, in my opinion it is louder than the F112 and equal to what I remember of the BB2. Very, very, very loud with 500W. Windows rattle, the house shakes, and I hadn’t even tried maxing out the gain/volume. I’m going to need to make sure no-one else is in the house before I can do that. For me it is certainly a one cab solution for anything I will play. Take what I say with a pinch of salt. I built it, after all. But in my opinion the nearest cab I can think of to compare it to sonically is the BF BB2. It feels like boutique performance for a lot less money. It’s an FRFR cab without a doubt.
    4 points
  5. We're even closer... Eude
    4 points
  6. Hey guys! I did a little solo piece on my Fodera 5 a while ago! Hope you like it 🙏
    3 points
  7. I'm thinking the loft definitely killed mine. However, with some judicious application of gaffa tape, we have a working stand again. Aradite, gaffa and WD40, if you can't fix it with any of those, chuck it!
    3 points
  8. I think you can get similar faults with other stands but the thing about Hercules is that they seem to acknowledge the problem and be quick to rectify it. I actually think it makes the brand worth using.
    3 points
  9. This for sale advert has had 3300 + views and no firm offers. So I ask myself, who is looking at it? Is it the same person 3000 + times? In the meantime here is a picture of my cute little bundle of fur named Roxy. Woof!! Or it`s more of a Yip really.
    3 points
  10. I’ve been working on the manual several hours each day for the last few days. Still need to alter a couple of things in the filter section and am awaiting clarification on a few bits elsewhere but I’ve got through a big chunk of it. I’ve still got the two biggest sections to tackle (envelopes and the new flexis). One thing that is proving tricky is the choice of how much new information to include which explains a bit about synthesis along the way. The manual is currently written in a way that assumes a lot of prior knowledge of synthesis and I think many users coming to this pedal don't have that knowledge. There is a bit of a time pressure, I’m doing this for free in my spare time alongside my full-time day job and it’s a lot of work so I’m not sure I’ll be able to turn it into exactly what I think it should be (at least not yet) but will do my best to make it more digestible.
    3 points
  11. This is an excellent muti-purpose preamp, DI, instrument switcher etc. that incorporates professional features and sound quality in a bomb proof package. It works perfectly, is in great condition and comes with the rather fetching carry case. It has velcro on the bottom. I've used this to DI straight to the PA (using in ear monitors), as a preamp connected to a power amp and cab, and also as an FRFR preamp. It does everything! The main features of the Lehle RMI IQ DI Bass Guitar Effects Pedal include; Lehle True Sound Technology Input A/B switch with impedance matching for piezo pickups Studio grade pre-amp 4-band EQ with double semi-parametric mids Switchable effects loop with blend/mix control Switchable effects loop can also be used as volume boost Serial effects loop (non-switchable) Studio grade D.I. box with Pad, Pre/Post- und ground-lift switch including Lehle LTMZ transformer for galvanic isolation Can be used with any power supply 9 to 20 volt AC or DC Additional output for tuner Mute switch Extremely robust design with protected controls Manufactured by Lehle in Germany on behalf of RMI
    2 points
  12. Hi Guys,Selling my beloved SVT-11 Pro Premium Edition USA,this is No 6 of 250 of these hand built units,serviced and new output valves,fantastic amp and ready to go,Cheers,Julian.
    2 points
  13. Another impulse purchase on my part. This came up locally and intrigued me, I'm a sucker for black with gold hardware - I have a much loved BB3000 with the same. It's been heavily gigged by the looks of it, plenty of scrapes and dings but nothing overly significant. Played by a chap in an 80's metal band called Samurai! I've found a couple of photo's online of the bass in a strong hair-metal context (one of which I've added below...)! I've never owned a Jaydee before and can't seem to find much information about these online. I'm assuming it was a custom order. If anyone knows anything about them, I'd love to hear. It plays surprisingly well and has a massive sound, even unplugged. I would like to reduce the action a bit however the bridge screws (Allen key type) seem to have seized up and won't turn. Also, how do you lower the pickups on these? Cheers.
    2 points
  14. I use a plastic credit card as a fret rocker. Straddling 3 frets at a time only, the long side does the lower frets, and then switch to the short side as the frets get closer together. You should rock at the bass and treble sides of each fret, and the middle for good measure. High frets will often be at the edges and less so in the middle. Hope this helps!
    2 points
  15. Selling this head as it is being replaced by a PJB combo for home practice. A marvellous head, I have had a few of them, they all sound great. Proper Motown style vibe nice and smooth deep bass tone. i love these, they sound so good but it’s just too loud for home use when the practice room is underneath my kids bedroom, selling to replace with a smaller combo. The head is in excellent condition, price is collect, can look into delivery if required.
    2 points
  16. New Cab Day I was originally looking for a 15" cab to pair with the Lil' Stubby but this VS-212 popped up on eBay this weekend and the seller let it go for £140. I was seduced by the vintage looks but it actually sounds really great with the head. A bit weighty at 30kg but manageable.
    2 points
  17. Exactly. I've always thought you find out what a company is really like when things go wrong and they have an obligation to fulfil, a single report of a customer who's had problems and has been treated properly makes me much more likely to spend my money with them.
    2 points
  18. Did a wedding gig at Chawton Hampshire - just 10 mins down the road for me. We got booked via contact on our Facebook page - was a bit of a surprise cos we don't do many gigs and it was quite short notice for a wedding. Our previous gig in June was at a pub in Alton; we did fine job but played to a relatively disinterested and sparse crowd, found out last night that it was the reason we got booked for the wedding, just goes to show that a disappointing gig can lead to better things. Back to the gig..Lovely informal and relaxed vibe - gig was at a farm in a marquee set up in a field. From the first song folks were up dancing and singing. At the end of the first set we had lots of positive feedback, this is great and gets us all well up for set two. Some tunes got extended as peeps are clearly having fun - a particularly lengthy version of Monkey Man due to bride and groom madly dancing etc. At the end a chap introduced himself as a fellow bass player and said some lovely stuff about the band - what a fab evening!
    2 points
  19. Ah well, I bought one from another seller at the original’s BIN price.
    2 points
  20. These amps are much loved by the TE fan club and for good reason. It has heft in abundance, a great compressor, 12 band EQ, valve preamp and is seriously loud. This one is in fantastic condition and comes with a nice Gator rack case.
    2 points
  21. Have completed another Lego video for the band, is for the song, Reverse the Charges, that features on our third album, Demonic Dinner Dance, which we released in 2014.
    2 points
  22. That's more than likely to do with the performance of the cell than anything, the times are simply converted from the voltage readings. Some cells can have steeper drop-offs than others, so try a different brand or chemistry if it keeps happening. Mine's been really accurate so far, I always run it on Philips alkalines 'cos that's what the nearest shop sells!
    2 points
  23. We don’t do weddings often as we’re not that kind of band, but if asked we will consider it. Two occasions spring to mind. We played a wedding in west Wales, near Aberystwyth in 2015. That’s a five hour drive for us - no matter, we were promised hotel accommodation for 4 x band members plus 1 x driver/roadie. It was all in the contract, and we were paid upfront in full. On arrival we were told our accommodation wouldn’t be ready until later. Turned out the accommodation was in a pub, not a hotel, but that’s ok. Anyway we finish the gig, hit the free bar and eventually retire to our accommodation in the small hours. Turns out our accommodation is a twin room. For five men. We had been given a key to gain entry to the pub earlier in the night, by the time we got back there was no one to take it up with so we had no choice but to squeeze in. The prospect of sharing a single bed with our sweaty lead singer was too much to bear and I finally passed out, Norwegian Wood style, in the bath. Last summer we played a wedding in rural Lancashire. Again, a long drive from home. By now we’re a trio and we head up the M6 to the gig to play, again paid in full up front with the promise of a yurt each to sleep in after the gig. We play the gig (in a marquee, we were on fire incidentally, one of the best gigs we’ve ever played). We then hit the free bar again, and await the meals we’d stipulated in the contract. But no food, they’d forgotten to provide anything. Now this gig is in the middle of nowhere, with not even a phone signal, let alone a McDonalds within reach. In the end one of the guests managed to get one of her friends at a local farm to make us some sandwiches and bring them over, in the dark, on a bicycle. By the time we’d finished those we were suitably well oiled and taking it all in our stride. Eventually we started to run out of steam and decided to head off to our yurts. Or not, as the yurts we’d been shown earlier were now seemingly occupied by several guests who decided crashing the band’s accommodation was preferable to getting an Uber home. They refused to move, and our drummer, who isn't the most diplomatic person in the world (especially after inbibing several gallons of Peroni) flipped his lid. I distanced myself at this point as things were getting out of hand, and ended up sleeping in the hire van. In the morning I located our drummer asleep in the marquee, and no sign of our singer. He eventually resurfaced with a sheepish grin and we loaded the van for the long, jaded drive home. Next time we play such an event we’ll be more stringently enforcing the agreed accommodation, food etc. To paraphrase Terrorvision’s legendary rider: ‘No Moet, no show-et. No Chandon, no band on.’
    2 points
  24. Ok, good news. I managed to lever up the woofer and, after a lot of fiddling, get the mole pliers locked on, and unscrew the bolt out. When I checked the state of the hole behind, it actually didn’t look too terrible, and a T-nut still fit within it. I didn’t have time to get Araldite, but I did have some Loctite (not the same, but good enough as it turned out). I ran Loctite on to the ‘catching’ surface of the new T-nut, pressed it into place, and when it dried, ran some more around that. Then threaded a bolt in by hand to check it all worked ok. It did. @Phil Starrmade an important point about using T nuts. I unconsciously, I think, was leaning in hard against it when I was trying to thread the bolt in the first time around. So I made it pop out, especially when I cross threaded it by accident at the same time; it made it easy to apply too much force. Having determined that, I was wanting to avoid any issues this time around. So I hand screwed in every single bolt on the woofer to make sure none of them cross-threaded, making sure not to lean or press down when doing so, until they were all about half way in. Only then, did I use the Allen key to tighten them all to the full tightness. So, it’s now all put together. Tomorrow I’ll test it out and see if I’ve wired everything in right. Hopefully so! Then I can look at sorting the grill and badge. By the way, current weight: 28.3 lbs. Nice!!!
    2 points
  25. Some ideias using 2 basses , hope you like 😃
    2 points
  26. For sale or trade this beautiful and rare Ken Smith BT Custom in red finish from 1989. Very good conditions, all original, with original Smith case.
    1 point
  27. Hi all, First custom order for me. (from a luthier in Northern france) I'll try to make a brief description of what I have tried over the years and what I am looking for. I have had only one bass bought new back in 1996 : an Ibanez ATK300, and tried a fair number of second hand instruments, from the cheap old Japanese marvels to the modern and dull American Fender (am I biased ?). From this I have gathered things that prove to work for me : - Lightweight is not necessarily a quality - Ash body and maple fingerboard really sing - Those woods when figured look good - Hipshot lightweight tuners and A style bridge are excellent (from @TheGreek's Overwater custom jazzbass with all the qualities above) - A Precision pick-up is all I need. Passive. - ...but the neck pickup on a vintage Rickenbacker sounds really superb I have turned 40 and decided to thin down the herd and spend a freaky amount of money on a bass that will try to gather those things I like. An Atelier Z , a 78 Precision (of which I want to compare the sound with the bass to come before it leaves) and maybe another Yamaha BB should soon be on the marketplace. It will look like this : Specs : Flamed maple neck with natural pearl block inlays, 21 frets, 6 bolts, 41mm at nut Flamed ash (never seen this before, and the guy has a whole French flamed ash tree drying in his workshop) : looks really good Natural satin finish Benedetti pickups : Vintage P Splittable double-jazz humbucker, Alnico II, on the 24th fret 2 volume, 1 tone and split on the neck pickup Black Hipshot hardware The guy has started already, and first pics will follow shortly.
    1 point
  28. Pretty sure it isn't Finn. He always played a Wal during this period.
    1 point
  29. Many thanks for your very helpful posts. I had a shed load of Trace Elliot brochures that I collected when I wanted,,but couldn't afford them, sadly I think they were turfed out when we moved house. I recently acquired a second Series 6 BLX 80. This states 4 ohm minimum load on the two speaker jack outputs. On inspection and comparison of the amp chassis they appear to have identical components, particularly ouput transforner, transistors and capacitors. Apart from a few differences in preamp and front panel facilities the only difference I can see being the series 6 has a much larger finned heat sink. So I reckon my other BLX 80 rated at 8 ohm does refer to internal speaker, can will run into 4 ohms speaker, but may get a bit warmer.
    1 point
  30. In 1989 it could have been James Finnegan but it doesn't look like him in the picture. It was around then I think that he stopped working with them and started with Stiltskin
    1 point
  31. I suspect that pushing the T-nut out slightly would almost certainly make it skew, meaning it would be more likely to cross-thread. Must remember to be gentle.
    1 point
  32. +1 ^^ but as modified, for me.
    1 point
  33. *£275 Posted* GR Bass 700+ head including (third party) gig bag. This is a great little powerhouse of an amp that comfortably fits in the front pocket of a gig bag even when in the carry case! It's a very clean amp that let's your true bass tone shine through. Specs: POWER 700W RMS 4 ohm, 350W 8 ohm DIMENSIONS Dimensions: 24 x 20 x 5 cm Weight: 2,1 Kg PLUS- VU meter led - 9 Volt Output pedal effects - Switch fan on/off noiseless - Subsonic filter for woofer protection - Color: black (other colours available on request) - Panel+logo: brushed aluminium Here's a good review from Musicradar. I can confirm that it does indeed sound 'immense' with a Stingray attached! https://www.musicradar.com/reviews/bass/gr-bass-700-head-640419
    1 point
  34. Yes. By my experience anyway and they are pretty good at sorting it out if you do have problems.
    1 point
  35. In the meantime, I understand that this is also going to happen at the LBGS.
    1 point
  36. Interview with Al where he talks about the bass: https://www.musicradar.com/news/al-cisneros-sleepom-when-im-stoned-its-readily-apparent-whether-a-rhythm-has-a-shelf-life-or-not
    1 point
  37. You do know you can switch that off right?
    1 point
  38. huge output even when passive - they come up for sale on here occasionally - no longer made but the copyrights and patterns and equipment were all bought by hotrod pickups who continue making exact same item but under new brand name - currently have a set in a vmJ fretless along with one of John K1iogons passive control plates
    1 point
  39. Whilst anticipation is high in most (certainly in me) bassists, I think everyone gets that quality takes time. And I have the C4 to play around with until then anyway.... lol Keep up the good work, and stress levels low
    1 point
  40. That bass is fantastic! ...the photo, very metal. Vim Fuego would love it.
    1 point
  41. https://www.facebook.com/groups/BassPlayersMarketUK/permalink/2636903222987956?sale_post_id=2636903222987956&sfns=mo
    1 point
  42. Believe me, I've thought of it! But I think I've decided to leave them unbound so the white/black/white in the scarf joint is reflected in the headstock slots.....though it was a bit of a battle with my natural inclination to bind everything in sight. Mrs Honza is a bit bored of it......🙄
    1 point
  43. Lovely, versatile, bass from a great BC'er! GLWTS!
    1 point
  44. Funnily enough I saw these guys at a local festival today do just that.
    1 point
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  46. Anyone else immediately think of this when they saw the title of this thread?
    1 point
  47. It’s the bass equivalent of going outside with no knickers on.
    1 point
  48. This happened to one of mine about two years ago, I enquired over a replacement part but they sent me a new stand. Not being one who likes waste I set to repair it by making a U shaped bracket using a thin metal strip ( it was the strap from an electrical earth clip I had knocking around) and araldited it in. I have been using it since, new one is still in the box.
    1 point


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