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  1. So I've found an album by Yes that I like pretty much the whole way through, appropriately enough The Yes Album. Funny thing is that while I find JA's voice a bit flowery in later albums, there are times on this album when it could almost be Sting (and did I impose my perception onto the music, or are some of the drums and guitars even a little Police-ish.....). There's also hints of early Plant in there as well. It's a bit 60's flower power at times, but that's no bad thing. As per the post above, Yours in no Disgrace and Starship Trooper stand out, I've Seen All The Good People is pretty decent, the almost southern boogie from 3.30ish was certainly not signalled by the rest of the song. One thing about this album is that whilst I prefer the songs and arrangements musically, the bass appears nothing like as prominent a part of the Yes thing; it's high in the mix and very well played of course, it's just not the key instrument it became later. It's been worth the journey, thanks y'all
    6 points
  2. Need to do some calculations to ensure I have the neck pocket exactly right, but to first 10mm is a tight enough fit I’d say. And neck is on straight too .... phew... Will finish next time.
    5 points
  3. Here is my absolutely gorgeous 2009 Fender Classic Series 60's Strat FSR in lovely creamy Olympic White. This guitar has hardly a mark on it and looks, plays and sounds amazingly. It balances well on a strap and is a joy to play. Some Specifications: 2009 FSR Special Edition Custom Shop Designed Custom Shop 69 pickups CTS Vintage Style Pots 2 Point Vintage Style Tremolo with USA Saddles & Fender pressed steel vintage style saddles Full Thickness Steel Trem Block 21 Medium Jumbo Frets with very little wear Rosewood Finger board 12" Fretboard Radius Aged White Plastic Parts Generic Hard Case This guitar is a real gem and the USA pick ups sound great. As usual I just have too many and I'm moving house so need to have a clear out. I was asked if the USA solid saddles were original and I was told they were when I bought it. However, I've changed them to Fender vintage style pressed steel saddles that do look vintage correct. The USA solid steel saddles will come with the guitar. I live in Scorton, North Yorkshire and would prefer cash on collection. I am happy to courier at the buyers expense. I would like £525 ONO please and I don't want any trades thanks.
    4 points
  4. Just bought this one to my add to my Tenor and Alto. It’s a 1925 Martin C melody. It needs a repad but otherwise very nice. Should be with me in a couple of weeks from the states.
    4 points
  5. It's a Aria RS-800. As per Wayne Hussey - Sisters of Mercy era.. A few bits of lacquer failing but nothing disappointing for a early 1980s instrument..
    4 points
  6. To get the full effect you need to hear one
    4 points
  7. On request, some pics of my battle scarred black Spoiler
    4 points
  8. Most fret slots are flat bottomed. The critical thing is that the slot has to be deeper than the fret tang across the whole length - even after radiusing the board - otherwise the fret won't seat. The fret is wider than its tang and so seats on the surface of the board and therefore follows any radius the board happens to be.
    4 points
  9. Ones that work; Sign o’ the Times - Prince Welcome to the Pleasuredome - Frankie Goes to Hollywood Sheik Yerbouti - Frank Zappa
    4 points
  10. OK guys the locks have been made and are getting shipped tomorrow! I'll be in touch soon RE payment!
    4 points
  11. Figured Bubinga top Swamp ash body one piece Maple bubinga neck 5 pieces Madagascar rosewood board 18mm 34,5 skale 4,4 kilo Perfect condition, killer sound, very good balanced With original fbass soft case 3500£ or 3880euro shipping included
    3 points
  12. Kerchiiiiiiiiiiing ...!! S2 Matrix 18v
    3 points
  13. Exterminate. Exterminate.
    3 points
  14. We get that quite a lot here - a good example is the owner of Grossman basses who insisted every bass he sold was ‘his own’ and ‘nothing to do with the company’ 😂
    3 points
  15. Weekend bump, no love for the best Aguilar Head IMHO ? Any sensible offers considered 😎
    3 points
  16. Just my opinion....... If you buy a pre-slotted fretboard, the board is generally not radiused and the fret slots will be a uniform depth. Many luthiers will use a specialist, thin circular saw to cut the slots and home builders often use the StewMac fret slotting jig, again both of these cut a slot parallel to the bottom of the fretboard and therefore when the frets are fitted, there will be a small gap behind the fret when fitted. You can get a guide that fits to a fretsaw to control the depth of cut. If you were slotting a radiused board then this would give you a slot that follows the radius. Does it make any difference? I have seen a website for a boutique builder (can't remember who) that claims these voids cold be heard but I tend to be a little sceptical and wonder if it did, could the vast majority of us notice and why do we always assume things like this have a negative impact. When a fret is fitted it is the bottom of the fret that is the contact area with the fretboard, the tang with it barbs is there to prevent the fret from coming out. Some folk will glue frets in that might fill this void, some don't. I think getting the slots in the right place as not to affect intonation is probably the most important thing and what we would notice if it wasn't correct. That's where accurate jigs like this come in. As say, just my opinion!!!
    3 points
  17. Decision time.... I am going for the individual saddle bridge. First one fitted, spot on, so now to get the rest right as well.
    3 points
  18. Swords of a thousand men , Tenpole Tudor A stomping 2 minuter that really does bring the house down
    3 points
  19. You’re one more stupid post away from a ban so be very careful or leave. Thanks.
    3 points
  20. Temporarily up for sale as I've got my eye on a Big Baby 2 which may work better for me as I'm playing more upright at the moment. Not much needs to be said about these - phenomenal cabs and light (around 17kgs I believe). This cab has the tweeter but no crossover installed. I believe it was a custom order to be used biamped. When I bought it I contacted Alex at Barefaced who reassured you could run it fine as a standard Super 12 which is what I've been doing. Comes with the roqsolid cover as photographed. A little wear to both the cab and cover but I'm pretty good condition. Local collection only I'm afraid from Teignmouth, South Devon. I may withdraw this if the cab I've got my eye on sells first. Alternatively if you want to trade a Big Baby 2 then get in touch. I may regret this! It really is a great cab!!!
    2 points
  21. For or for trade this STINGRAY SR 4 1991; Great sound and condition. The neck is Birdeye. Some scratches and the elec is fine.
    2 points
  22. The pverbial D'sB's! Up to 1600watts ... but can run sweetly off 50watts ... Just 22.5kgs. 30-22khz 4ohm Perfect condition ... barely been out of first gear. Cover included.
    2 points
  23. Sounds like you've heard the remaster with the bonus studio version of Clap. They weren't really happy with it so went with the live version - makes sense, the studio version is bone dry. The Yes Album is absolutely my favourite album of all time, and also one of my favourite bass albums, unsurprisingly. It's the sound of a band starting to realise their genius, but still full of youthful exuberance and holding on to their poppier beginnings - arguably they wouldn't hit their instrumental peak until Wakeman joined but here Tony Kaye's earthy, grinding Hammond really grounds the band and holds them back from some of the whimsy to come. A truly joyous album, with Squire's short bass solo in Starship Trooper - climbing up to briefly peek through the clouds - one of the most glorious sounds I've ever heard. I also think Clap absolutely fits and the album flows perfectly.
    2 points
  24. Met Dave in Dundee outside Kenny’s Music Store. He declined cold hard cash and went for the bank transfer option, just in case...very wise. Had a good chat about all things Bass before heading home with a beautiful Spector. Good to meet a fellow Basschatter in person. Thanks again!
    2 points
  25. He was my favourite, always just pointing people towards his brand even if it wasn't what they were looking for 😅
    2 points
  26. Until you reach Tales From Topographic Oceans at which point you”ll move swiftly on to Right Said Fred.
    2 points
  27. Does work for me: Nick Cave - Abattoir Blues / Lyre of Orpheus. Not a mediocre song on it.
    2 points
  28. Yep, loads of Yes songs are like that. Long Distance Runaround always sounded a bit twee to me, for example... but when the penny drops... Give South Side of the Sky a bit of time - it's worth the effort. Excellent progress. Close to the Edge, Awaken, And You & I and The Gates of Delirium lie in wait... 🙂
    2 points
  29. Agreed. I picked up my second (woohoo! two whole gigs!) gig of October this week. The manager had advertised his place as being virtually empty, could barely afford to keep it running, certainly couldn't pay anything for bands, but if there were solo acts / duos out there who'd be happy just to gig & maybe pass around a jug, then he was fine with letting them use the venue. @Silvia Bluejay and I read what he posted and completely 'got it', he made perfect sense and there was absolutely no feeling of someone trying to take advantage. Spoke to him two days later and he had spent the entire time fending off abusive calls from self-proclaimed "professional musicians" accusing him of taking the bread from their mouths and trying to rip off honest, hard-working, Young Marxist musicians. If I ever felt that I was 'stealing' a gig from another bassist then I would have some real issues with that, but when the gig only exists because I'm prepared to do it for nowt then it's really hard to understand some of these self-righteous ... erm ... chaps.
    2 points
  30. It’s funny but I find that with live performances too, after 40mins my attention starts to wander, irrespective of how good the band are. Same with set times for whichever band I’ve been in, I always thought a 40min set was just about right.
    2 points
  31. Of course it's at this point that you will realise just how much the cab colours your bass sound.
    2 points
  32. Probably the worst album cover, ever. Worse than Born Again, even. Even after allowing for the fact the album was going to be called War Pigs.
    2 points
  33. 2 points
  34. It’s getting close to absolute zero.
    2 points
  35. And to the nut. I have to say that, now I've got over the slightly nauseating smell when you are filing a bone blank (and a mask is essential due to the very fine and dubious-looking dust), cutting a bone nut or saddle is a very satisfying thing to do. First stage was to cut it to length and file the slight curve at the two sides: Next, I used feeler gauges to mark a line a gnat's whisker higher than the maximum fret height: Then - with the spare strings fitted - filed the slots at the correct angle and spacing with my trusty Hosco nut files: Finally, filed the dropaway behind the string contact point for each slot and then took off all of the sharp corners: This allowed me to tension up the strings and try to play it a bit. Felt fine! Next job is the side dots using the last strip of green luminlay I have in my bits draw
    2 points
  36. The simple answer is no, it won't follow the radius of the neck. All the fret slot cutting videos I've seen show a cut straight across the fretboard whether it's radiused or not and it would seem from the replies above that the jury is out on this one. All the fret cutting jigs that I've seen, that are available to buy, only cut a flat slot.
    2 points
  37. So it's now all about "appearances" for you and nothing to do with the sound you're after or the limitations of your budget? Because you want to make sure folk don't think you are being pretentious or a ditherer? Well this thread is a good place to start if you're needing inspiration on board size and content. Oh and the answer to your question is 7 😁
    2 points
  38. Both ads reported. I think we all need to do this, this way we may help some poor person not being poorer.
    2 points
  39. This could be helpful but he seems to have ahead and behind the wrong way round 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 It;''s instructive to listen without watching. It's not to hard to spot the changes but as he says in his comment it's easier to judge when the drums are behind.
    2 points
  40. I see the word "gorgeous" in a title related to basses and wonder which bit they've decided to cut off this time. Each to their own.
    2 points
  41. It looks like something a kid would knock up as a woodworking project at school.
    2 points
  42. It was only a matter of time before I would get to it; Geddy Lee's bass part from 'Limelight' by Rush, from their 1981 album 'Moving Pictures'. https://bilbosbassbites.co.uk/limelight-rush/.
    2 points
  43. I suppose from my collection the double album that has a good few let-downs is The Great Rock n Roll Swindle by The Sex Pistols. The tracks of them playing are good, but there’s too much other “filler” on it. I suppose it does actually live up to its name.
    2 points
  44. Paintwork by David Wilson is now complete. Due to be shipped backed to me on Monday. Here is a sneak peak of what it looks like after the shake & bake. The crackling has worked a treat.
    2 points
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