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  1. Playing originals... a girl told me I didn't play it like in the record. . . . She was right too! That song was on our first album and I had since changed the bassline. It turned out she was learning to play bass and learning our songs! We've been together 5 years now
    11 points
  2. Reading through all the suggestions here for adding various features reminds me of the evolution of mobile phones. If this follows suit, we've now got this generation of micro-amps down to about as small a form factor as they're likely to get. The next step is to keep bolting on more features and gadgets until eventually you end up with something the size and weight of a 400w valve amp - you can still play bass through it but it does a million other unrelated things bedsides! 😁
    5 points
  3. They must have done surely? After spending all that time explaining to Ashdown how to their job, they'd feel obliged to at least try it. Wouldn't they? 😉
    5 points
  4. We are all being a bit harsh on the company, they may just be having a few teething issues......
    5 points
  5. Just a quick update. The cost of this ‘putting basses together’ business sure racks up if you don’t keep an eye on it doesn’t it? To be fair, rather than trawling web sites like some insomniac skip rat, I’ve taken the easy route and bought a few bits new rather than used, so I only have myself to blame really. Most of the pieces have either arrived or are now en route. Full list as follows: Squier CV Jazz bass body colour white (to be re-finished) MIM Fender Flea ‘61 Jazz bass neck @KiOgon stack pot control plate and harness (knobs to follow) Lindy Fralin Jazz bass pick-up’s Fender Vintage Bass Bridge (en route) Fender big ‘F’ neck plate Vintage White 10 hole scratchplate/pickguard Fender scratchplate/pickguard screws (en route - old ones were mank) Shielding tape/wire/pickup foam (foam en route) La Bella 760FS Deep Talkin’ Flat Wound Strings (en route) I have yet to tackle the routing issue. The control plate does actually fit in the body, but it’s very snug. I’m not kidding myself, I know I will need to make the cavity bigger, but as there is no soldering involved, I’m thinking I could put it together so it makes some noise first and see where we go from there. I’m ahead of schedule in respect of the body going to paint, so why not? I’m 99.9% sure what the final colour will be, but we’ll save that for another day. No spoilers please. You know who you are 😎.
    5 points
  6. If you play BASS!!!!! like you TYPE!!!!! then I think I UNDERSTAND!!!!! why.
    4 points
  7. Found out today how cool playing disco with a fretless is.
    4 points
  8. So, Andy looks like he’s in. We’re sending tracks back and forth and demoing ideas where time allows. He bought a Vintera 60’s Strat to celebrate - so fair play, he seems enthusiastic. Drummer has just bought a Roland TD kit so he can track drums more or less silently at home - before we meet and rehearse, bit scuppered by holidays this past fortnight. Hopefully...hopefully...we’ll finish our second EP by the tail end of the year.
    3 points
  9. I made some wood shavings with my spokeshave to get our new firepit lit. I suspect I have reached the zenith of my woodworking career.
    3 points
  10. I am expecting delivery of a Subway TT800 soon and so some of my heavier Boogie amps can go. I hope to snaffle a nearby Subway 800 as my touring spare. Amp #2 is a 'Mk2' M-Pulse 600 (none of the other components). The serial number would suggest it's around 2011 (it's 97 shy of being the last one made). This has been my main gigging amp for a good few years now (I got it around 2012/3) and has been rock solid ever since. I did have a spare (amp #1 for sale) but just never ever went wrong. These second version amps have a single input and a switch for active and passive basses. It has speakon and and jack speaker outputs. The preamp stage is all valve (as is the DI) and the power section is mos-fet. Obviously it's not as light as a digital amp but you do get an awesome sounding amp, built like a tank and immensely versatile. Switchable parametric eq, switchable compression and it's twin channel (sharing the same pre amp). It is supplied in the 4U BCS flightcase you see here which has removable front and back (obviously) and a handle on the front lid. These amps are very highly thought of and for good reason. I would prefer collection or meeting up rather than courier. You may be surprised the distance I'll drive to facilitate a handover. THIS AMP IS BEING SOLD IN THE 2U RACK AND SO THE OTHER WILL BE SOLD IN THIS ONE.
    3 points
  11. Bar manager: "the bass is too loud" Me: "... It's not switched on yet, I'm still setting up" BM: "yeah but it looks loud, that's a big speaker" Me: "luckily, I've brought a volume control with me tonight" (grin) BM: (stares blankly) ... and you realise you have another 4 hours before you can leave, FML.
    3 points
  12. It’s almost as if the signature model is based on what the artist wants, rather than what you want It’s such a shame they don’t make a conventional Bongo to cater to those who want a conventional Bongo
    3 points
  13. CB basses appear to exhibit some of the most exquisite wood working in the world of bass luthiery. This one is no exception. The quality of timbers and construction here are outstanding. There's very evidently a great deal of handcrafting and artisanal/artistic skill applied to each of Cliff's instruments. I'm getting back to playing a lot more fretless and my temptation is building. An absolute bargain from one of BC's most trustworthy stalwarts!
    3 points
  14. Hi all, Hope we are all well. Just a heads up if anyone is interested.... I was after a padded cover for my barefaced retro 210 cab. I always use hotcovers. I've always found them superb quality, protection and well priced. However, with the 210 the cab can be used horizontally or vertically, so if you imagine the cab lying horizontal the floor side is exposed in a normal lift off cover. This same side would be a tall side if used vertically and would be exposed to sinks, dents, scratches and rips as it wouldnt be protected. I had a word with Jim at hotcovers, to see if there was anything he could do - and he really excelled! Theyve put a complete under flap on the cover which velcro all the way around, so it has complete protection! All for around £50 a cover. Having had lots of covers from these guys, I really cant recommend them enough. Superb.
    3 points
  15. QC with most businesses will wax and wane, of course.
    3 points
  16. 3 points
  17. I got myself a little blue Mustang last weekend. I am no fan of short scale basses, but this one was really neat... It took some setting up and tweaking, but now it feels like mine. (Btw, the thumb rest now rests in peace...)
    3 points
  18. I did rather think this little gem would be of use in a Blues/Jazzy type trio. It’s neat, full sounding, handles a ‘B’ very loud on its own louder with an extension cab (GK NEO 112 available). This little piece of electrickery will run three 8 Ohm cabs into 2.67 Ohms (Switchable 8-4-2.67). Three cabs this sings. But, it’s not going to happen, not this year or anytime soon so this little ‘Rig’ is up for grabs including £65.00 quids worth of Gig Bag, meet up in Leicestershire or 50 miles distance or so. Cash, PayPal Friends, Bank Transfer. GENZLER WWW Gubbins: https://www.genzleramplification.com/shop/magellan-350-combo/ FRONT: Instructions (as if you didn’t know) Backside: Rear and Gig Bag :
    2 points
  19. A bit of a holy grail bass these, slot polepiece G&L L1000 all passive BEAST! One of Leo Fenders lovely designs. I imagine he sold musicman and sat there wondering “how can I improve my old P bass?” One of the hottest pickups ever made. The slot pole piece ones can be adjusted to change the sound (true, Leo took out a patent) Made in USA (obv) in the factory that had been building Stingrays till a few years previously - the neck feels like a old pre EB stingray in terms of shape. Negatives - The finish is worn, the nitro on the neck has crazed, it’s had a bit worn out where the previous owner rested his finger, the frets have some wear. Some off the chrome has flaked off one of the knobs, and the treble pot probably needs cleaning as it’s a bit scratchy (but it’s never bothered me) also the original receipt meantions an Free respect. I don’t think that was taken up as there is no evidence of it- but it’s a possibility positives- it’s a friggin 1981 slot polepiece L1000 in alder or basswood with a transparent green finish, it’s got a neck like a Slim pre EB stingray, it sounds like thunder and it’s got the original case, and Allen key and receipt from when it was new too. It’s 39 years old and tomorrows vintage classic I bought it off here a few years back. Only selling now to try and raise money for something else I’ve got my eye on. collect in Leeds, I can post at cost. Rosewood fingerboard so EU only for safety. luke
    2 points
  20. Hi , im Not so Sure about this but i want a lakland 5 strings or a p Bass custom custom Shop or Vintage one . Ken Smith cr fully original fromm 1999 great conditions works and plays Just fantastic , Got a few Songs of use Like above the Pickups , and a few scratches , but only cosmetic stuff , Frets are in great shape Low Action , original electronics. Bass is all Maple really Nice quilted , Neck is 3 pieces Maple , preamp is crazy , matched head Stock. Comes with a old Solid hixcost drop Case
    2 points
  21. NOW SOLD 2019 Fender Player Mustang Bass PJ Sienna Sunburst for sale only. The condition of the bass is as new, can`t find a mark on it. As you can see from the photo`s, the neck pocket is nice and tight, the colour is beautiful, the neck is gloss on the front and satin on the back. No fret wear. I have fitted a Gotoh Japan bridge as I find them a better option than the BBOT - original included. At the moment the bass is fitted with GHS flats at a cost of £33 and I have a set of D`Addario rounds that have had hardly any playing time that I will throw in as well. The bass weighs 3.6 kg or 7.9 lb`s. I`m looking for £400 shipped insured to the UK mainland only, I will not ship to anywhere else, payment by bank transfer only. If you want to collect I will knock off the postage cost. I am in Paisley just outside Glasgow and would travel for a meet up within reason. Specs: Made in Mexico Alder body "C" shaped neck 30 " scale Vintage style pickups
    2 points
  22. I am expecting a Subway TT800 and so my older Boogie amp are no longer required. I aim to snaffle a nearby Subway 800 as my touring spare. This is not one of those new-fangled 400+ heads. This is the 6 x 6550 valve Bass 400. After some experimentation, it houses a matched sextet of Winged C 6550 valves. Some of the older ones are included as spares. This is the first Boogie amp I ever bought, back in 1988. It was reviewed in a magazine which concluded it was the 'Rolls Royce of bass amps'. Having used it to tour extensively, I can only agree. I used it exclusively from 1988 to 2012 and it never put a foot wrong. Twin channel (actives in 1 and passives in 2) with various pull switches for bright and deep and shifting the frequency too. The tone controls are interactive so be prepared to put in some time to get accustomed to how they work together. The graphic eq is switchable and I have the original switch for that purpose. It has (jack) speaker outs for 8,4 and 2 ohm loads and I can supply a jack to speakon cable if needed. Note that (as a passive bass user) I have had two modifications carried out. The first is to have the DI converted from post eq on both channels to pre eq on channel 2. The second was to convert it from a hard wired mains cable to IEC socket. It is not very light, it has to be said, but it sounds simply awesome. I have played through it again today and was smiling like a mad thing to hear it. It comes in the BCS flightcase you see here, which has removable front and back with a handle in the front (as well as the sides). Collection or meet up is suggested. I will be prepared to drive a fair distance to hand it over if that is your choice. I'm kind of sorry to be parting with it but there's no point it sitting around when it could be scrambling the insides of your audience!!
    2 points
  23. And we now have a full size drawing, to the correct dimensions, scale etc. I need to sort out some neck wood, as I didn’t yet order anything whilst I was deciding what I wanted to do. Tuner positions are just approx. to get an idea of the headstock. Not sure what it reminds me of, but I may unintentionally have nicked a design. Pedulla Rapture-ish, but smaller. The body is an adaptation of the body I designed for my fretless. Anyway, can start on the body, but the neck will need most work so need to start ordering something...
    2 points
  24. Awesome. Total bargain too. My back is already protesting.
    2 points
  25. a bit of update, finally wired up. happy with the capabilities of this setup.
    2 points
  26. I was in a band with a 5 piece horn section and we did Chicago, BS&T, Zappa, Stanley Clarke, other stuff w/ horns, and originals. Someone kept asking for Stairway To Heaven. I kept telling him we don't do that. Next set he's screaming Stairway To Heaven!!! so our guitarist starts Stairway, and we go into "My Guitar Wants To Kill Your Mama". He gave us the finger I couldn't stop laughing. I now play the Chapman Stick...be prepared for LOTS of questions. But when someone asks "How do you tune it?" I like to say "With these little thingys up here..."
    2 points
  27. I've been busy but back on line now and trying to ketchup with various posts.
    2 points
  28. Nice amp. I envy the lack of cooling fan noise....and the tone !
    2 points
  29. There’s No disputing Coleman’s Mustard!
    2 points
  30. He was the previous bass player in the band...
    2 points
  31. "You're better than this!" We weren't.
    2 points
  32. I think I will stick with the walnut top, looks understated but I think it will have a nice contrast against the swamp ash body, black hardware and wenge fretboard.
    2 points
  33. I know someone who is Dijon on a Cajon. Does that count?
    2 points
  34. As is Phoebe Bridgers, and that’s where we came in 11 pages ago!🤫🤫🤫
    2 points
  35. One may argue that drinking bleach as a CV19 cure is only slightly more extreme than dropping £89 on a Gibson LP ( and exposing your credit card details)😉?
    2 points
  36. "Here, can you play 'insert song here'? ...to which my go to response is... "Do you have it on you phone?" with the punter enthusiastically saying Yes and reaching for their pocket... to which I reply... "Well feck off outside and listen to it and let us get on with our set!" I normally manage to deliver it with enough humour that the person gets the message! Another classic for us was a woman asking after every song for at least 5 songs in a row "Can you play Call Me Al?" to which our singer said sorry we don't do it in our set but me being me I'd play the bass line as he was telling her we didn't do it. I don't think to this day she ever clicked that every time she asked I played that bass part - da bumbump da dat bubbabump da dat 😂
    2 points
  37. Thanks so much for that HazBeen, really helpful info! My main reason for wanting to use reinforcing rods is that I've decided I want to use all native british woods on my build. So, whereas I normally like a maple neck and fretboard, I'm going to be using figured sycamore. I'm assured it'll be plenty strong enough, but it is a bit of an unknown factor, so I feel like I'd rather over - engineer it than go to all the effort of making the thing only to have the neck go all over the shop. 😊
    2 points
  38. Graphite rods help stiffen the construction, so you can often have a slightly slimmer neck, and it does help a bit against deadspots. But many builders do not use them at all. I.e. a well constructed neck does not necessarily require them. Logic therefore dictates a shorter rod could also work. Whilst I just want to note that I build for fun/hobby, having done multiple but not loads of necks, I think you certainly could use 500mm rods. However, I personally try to keep my rods the same size as my trussrod minus the adjustment bolt, meaning I am using 600mm rods and a 630mm trussrod for my upcoming 35” scale 21 fret neck. How adventurous are you feeling, I guess is the question and answer
    2 points
  39. Managed to snaffle a used Bassman 100T after selling my first one due to size and weight. Now I have a car again, I thought I'd indulge in the valves once more! What a glorious bit of kit it is. It really sings and the drive is very versatile. Even on 1/4 power, it pushes out decent volume; I can't wait to try it at the next rehearsal. Quite a different beast to the GK in overall character and the overdrive, both with their benefits. The EQ, with its push/pull bass and treble pots, is really useful and you can get that scooped sound pretty easily. Now the question is "can I justify keeping the GK?" Might have to grab another cab and try both at the same time.....
    2 points
  40. "What do you mean, you want to be paid? You enjoy it".
    2 points
  41. Sorry, I didn't realise you only knew how to use presets!
    2 points
  42. Engineers in the studio - "Can't you just use a Fender?" The response is usually along the lines of "No" with varying severity.
    2 points
  43. "Dad, do you know the piano's on my foot?" "You hum it son, I'll play it!"
    2 points
  44. Been browsing top woods for quite a while and decided to do some photoshops to see what would work. For this bass I have chosen a piece of Spalted Sycamore Maple for my top. The photoshop below shows what it will look like on the bass. Look's like a bargain for £40! Thanks!
    2 points
  45. As power levels increase and size decreases, fan cooling becomes more and more necessary. This is something that the pro audio industry has dealt with for decades. There are good implementations with fans and poor implementations with fans, noise level being the most objectionable issues. Fan cooled amps do not need to be noisy.
    2 points
  46. Yep, me too. I can't abide them.
    2 points
  47. Ii imagine you were expecting a blue tooth headset, not a white tooth one.
    2 points
  48. I hate fan noise even at levels a bat wouldn't hear. At a gig I can cope - but in the house it drives me insane.
    2 points


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