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  1. 4 points
    I will be asking if I can review these new cabinets in Guitar Interactive Magazine.
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    Just started watching this now, Peter Hook being interviewed by Dagan from PMT, fun so far Peter Hook Interview At PMT John 😎
  4. 2 points
    I keep 2 basses at work. One is a Mazeti 5 string fitted with two beefy Villex pickups. Vol/Vol/passive mid cut/tone. Neck through 35" and very nice. I also keep an MTD Kingston 5er there. I LOVE the MTD neck and feel. I want another. If no one has one my world will still turn but it does not hurt to ask. I am not looking for a sale cos I will just need to replace it. I just want another MTD Kingston and they do not come up often.
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    I like Lightning Bolt. Noise Rock has been around as a genre since the early 80's though, and got increasingly popular in the 90's (though largely remaining an underground kind of genre). Sonic Youth properly being the most popular band of this genre. I played bass in a noise rock band myself around the mid 90's, and later in the 00's in a noise rock and hardcore influenced math rock band with the same lineup, but with an added extra bass player (where I had more sort of a "lead" bass player kind of role and the other bassist sticking mostly to a more traditional supportive bassist kind of role). Basically it is just more or less experimental rock, partially drawing inspiration from early punk and incorporating noise/atonal and sometimes improvisational elements from avantgarde music and free jazz. This is a great album from Lightning Bolt :
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    This is bringing me much joy! I have found some tubing to use for the ports, and still on the hunt around the house for wadding. Ive also taken the SubZero plate off the front and painted it metallic black, upon which will go my “Pea Turgh” transfer that didn’t get used on my last bitsa. OTT, but fun 😁
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    Wow - very nice. In the words of another BC'er...... "Very very nice. Not my usual sort of thing - or so I thought - but a beautiful colour and striking shape." 😁 GLWTS
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    I find that an EUB without a fake bout (or a 'bracket' or 'spacer' or whatever it may be called) tends to spin, so my fretting hand has to do the fingering of the notes and the stopping the neck from rotating. So I need a bracket, and even better, I need a bracket AND the peculiar but highly useful T-endpin Eminence uprights have. @Passinwind, I hear what you're saying, and tripods for EUBs do look naff (and ugly) but my NS NXT is so easy and comfortable to play it makes anything else feel like too much like hard work! 😄
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    That is your opinion. Other people are allowed their opinions regardless of you deeming them to be morally right or wrong.
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    🎄 December Cover Song Challenge 🎄 As is tradition, we're doing something a bit different for December... so instead of composing to a photo, we're running a covers competition. Basically, choose a song or instrumental that you like and write your own version of it. You can be faithful to the original or completely ruin it get creative; the choice is yours. All of the usual rules apply with a few additional caveats: It doesn't have to be a Christmas song. You're welcome to submit anything recorded this year (not just from December), so there's no excuse for those of you in cover bands not to enter. Don't go lifting any samples from whatever song you intend to cover, as that will breach the usual terms and conditions leading to extreme punitive measures. This is the only time of year that bagpipes are allowed! But that still doesn't make them right. The deadline for entries is midnight on December 24th.
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    Merry Xmas Basschatters! Thought I'd share a quick arrangement of "Christmas Time Is Here" by Vince Guaraldi Trio, taken from the incredible "A Charlie Brown Christmas" album. Always loved Guaraldi's contrast of sweet melodies against unusual harmonies so thought I'd have a go at transcribing a piece finally! Have a great Xmas when it comes, all!
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    Update by Jan 1st: Buyer‘s from within UK should be aware that for imports from EU to UK since Jan 1st the UK VAT will be applicable. This VAT has to be paid by the UK buyer once the goods are crossing the borders. Note: As a private seller in EU I can not reduce the price for second hand goods as VAT has never been included in the price. This is the original Matt Garrison Signature 5 model in top condition ! Specs: Amazing Chestnut Burl Top 5pc Ash Neck, 33" Walnut Body Chestnut Tone Block Chestnut Ramp (curved) Ebony Board 19mm spacing Newer (post 2009) Pope preamp with all the jumpers Aguilar DCB5 pickups (original Seymour Duncan Duals shown in the pics will come with the bass !) Weight 4.9 kg Original Fodera HC Everything works fine, technically and aesthetically top ! The Aguilars provide a more aggressive timbre compared to the Duncans. I personally like that Aguilar sound - consider Janek Gwizdalas Fodera which is also a 33" with Aguilars. The Aguilars are not splittable so the Single/Parallel Switch is now a kill switch. The other switches are active/passive and a frequency selector for the EQ. Asking 7900 EUR (approx. 7100 GBP today) plus shipping from Duesseldorf/Germany.
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    I don’t think it can be repaired as the metal has broken where the red pen line is. I think replacing it is the only viable option. Size wise a Schaller 3D looks about right. The hex bolt is holding it for the moment.
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    Very nice looking bass. Carl is a great seller, you can deal in total confidence!
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    Nobody's saying otherwise are they? I see people offering their opinions on a topic, some like the post and some don't. Labelling the responses as cancel culture is a bit dramatic.
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    His prices amaze me. He just added Peavey T-40 scratchplates to the inventory this afternoon, £29.99 for 3 ply and £31.99 for 4 ply. T-40 has 2 pickup cutouts, 26 screw holes, 4 knobs and 2 mini switches to drill. There's also 4 position dots to bore, they're just through the top layer of ply. It's a helluva lot of work for £30 👍
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    I would have the frets dressed if it’s possible to increase playability, if the bass is 100% original it will keep it original and maintain its value 🙂
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    Peterson StroboStomp HD Tuner ***SOLD*** Very cool and clever pretty tuner! Velcro attached to underside. Here's the official description: Featuring the largest tuning display Peterson Tuners has ever incorporated into one of their pedal tuners, the StroboStomp HD boasts a high-definition, LCD screen that incorporates a variable color LED backlight. The user-selectable colors can be used to personalize the tuner or to increase display viewing quality in different levels of ambient lighting depending on the usage environment. The vibrant screen colors can also be assigned to stock or user presets to significantly reduce menu navigation time and increase on-stage tuning confidence at the gig. For tone purists, the StroboStomp HD provides a 100% silent, true-bypass operation mode to keep precious tone safe, as well as eliminate the often annoying “pop” experienced when engaging such a feature in other products. It uses a unique series of timed relays incorporated within its circuitry to shunt the signal, draining the cause of the popping sound prior to breaking the connection, and effectively shutting the tuner down for direct play through without affecting tone quality. The StroboStomp HD also includes a long-time, user-requested buffered output operation mode that can be user engaged. The buffered mode can be used in or out of monitor mode. It is designed to boost instrument drive to overcome potential tone loss in signal chains that incorporate multiple low-impedance guitar pedals or those that utilize long cable runs. The buffered output modes preserve sonic quality all through the instrument range and keep prized core tone intact. The StroboStomp HD features over 100 exclusive Sweetened Tunings™ as well as numbered guided tuning presets for a large variety of instruments and playing styles. Sweetened Tunings are exclusive to Peterson tuning products and are designed to help correct inherent tuning issues exhibited by many instruments. The new "Guided Tunings" mode allows the StroboStomp HD to display numeric string values instead of traditional note names making for sure-fire intuitive and rapid re-tuning to any number of open and alternative tunings. The Guided Tuning mode was instituted for beginners who want to experiment with popular alternate tunings in addition to experienced players who employ multiple tunings in rapid succession. Numerically expressed scales are also included. The LCD display on the StroboStomp HD is easy to see in bright lighting conditions but the LED backlight color is user-adjustable to suit your particular viewing preference. Globally change the display color for all functions or choose to associate colors with specific tunings for easy and quick identification at the gig. Create custom colors on Peterson Connect? or use any of the 10 preset colors to organize your preset tuning list.
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    I've heard that the pics that they use are slightly different to the bass that you receive due to legal considerations.
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    Of course there's no question there are plenty of better bands out there, but these guys are at least making music rather than sitting on their ars*es doing f-all and have managed to pull together a multi-track recording during lockdown. Which is more than a lot of us have managed - including my two bands! So if you happen to be reading this Cabana Room - good for you! Keep making music! 😎👍
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    I'd definitely get it done, if its affecting your ability to play it and enjoy it. My 1970 P is on its third set of frets, but it means i can still gig it and it still plays beautifully, rather than retiring it. A good luthier should be able to do a really nice job of it and give it a new lease of life. Whereabouts are you?
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    Personally I’d get it done (if the current frets stop it playing properly) either with low profile frets or by having the new frets stoned down to stop that brand new feeling. That said, isn’t it Brian May who won’t refret his Red Special? So you’re not daft.
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    But... but... the pressure!!!! 😁 Ok, time to start looking 🙂
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    Normally I would use oil for sticky stuff, probably not WD40. Currently I have a pot of 'adhesive remover' which came with a kit to replace the battery in my macbook (which is glued in), works really well, on the back hidden in all the german text is says 30% acetone, 70% isopropanol.
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    I really like combos. They just feel easy. That does look like a corking rig!
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    The other day I managed to drop a couple of old jars, a cat and a biscuit tin full of cutlery onto a stone floor. Accidentally wrote a Noise Rock album.
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    Sorry for the delay in acknowledging you most informative post, (I went in for bypass surgery on the 24th. got home yesterday, so I have plenty of time for planning before I can get into the workshop. About 3 months! That's going to hurt....) Yes, I was thinking more along the lines of just building a bass cab to be driven by the Epi head as it already has the facility to unplug the inbuilt speaker and plug into a separate cab. I will contact you with some specs in the near future, but at the moment it's more than my life's worth to be seen with a ruler or tape measure in hand, my wife is making sure I stick with the hospital and rehab guidelines. for now...😉
  32. 1 point
    Is that what the youth are calling noise these days? Bloody kids.
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    Hi Han, glad you like my arrangement. I never did get around to transcribing it, but your post is a much needed reminder! Coincidentally I'm working through how to arrange pieces for solo bass with some of my students at present, so this will tie in nicely with that! I'll get on it and keep you posted
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    Hello from Germany, I am selling my wonderful Goodfellow Classic Bass. Front and back is maple. The neck also. Fretboard is rosewood. 3 band EQ with two 9V batteries. Pickups are covered by wood, frets are in perfect condition and the neck is straight. The action can be very low. It's in very good condition with some little dings and a larger one on the back. Please take a look at the pictures. The bass got a very great sound. I'm asking for 1300 £ that includes shipping and insurance to the UK. The price is my basis for negotiation. Pricedrop to 1225 £ Feel free to ask any questions or ask for more pictures. Best wishes Michael
  35. 1 point
    I have to make do with the sense of satisfaction I get hearing bands I once auditioned for on the radio
  36. 1 point
    Glad I’m not the only one who was quietly nursing a semi over that...!
  37. 1 point
    So this cheeky beast has just arrived from Belgium courtesy of a certain @Hellzero... It is quite an exceptional bass, more so than I was expecting to be honest (and I've not even plugged it in yet!) The build quality is absolutely fantastic. The highly figured, very 3D, top is a 1 inch thick slab of quilt maple with a purpleheart core layer and an Ash rear, also beautifully figured. The purpleheart fretboard and truss cover and superb and feel great under finger. The fretwork is immaculate, the fret end has been rounded off perfectly. The gloss body has an angled transition to a perfectly smooth satin neck and the treble access allows you to hit every fret seamlessly. The Bartolini pups are supported by an Aguilar OBP-3 preamp (a change from the stock passive Bartolini preamp) and the hipshot bridge and gotoh tuners take command at either end of this fine beast. This really looks like a true contender for some of the VERY best basses I have owned, and I have owned a lot!!! Porn below:
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    Sold another bass to Russ and it looks like it's our last transaction before Brexit ruins it all. As usual a smooth and easy deal, which bears the highest number ever bar one. Always a pleasure to deal with Russ ! Cheers !
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    Capo on first fret, press down 17th fret, measure neck relief on E and G sides at 7th fret with feeler guage . Set truss rods for 10 thou on G and 12 thou on E... ?? loosen both truss rods and check relief increases - therefore truss rods are working re-tighten truss rods to get the 10/12 thou relief - if there are still free turns on the truss rods (ideally enough to get some back-bow) then all is AOK.
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    Joe Dart doesn't use any pedals and he's great Michael League uses a couple of pedals and he's great Thundercat uses quite a few pedals and he's great Justin Chancellor uses loads of pedals and he's also great Whatever suits your style!
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    This is my current fretless, just made from cheap (at the time) bits - Cort MIK body, Mighty Mite neck, Duncan Designed pups, Fishman piezo bridge, Bartolini buffer pre, and Wilkinson tuners. Before this I had a beautiful walnut/pau ferro Warmoth jazz build which I bought and sold for ~£350, prices are considerably higher these days!
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    Warwick Dolphin Pro 2 - £549 Shipped Mainland UK No Trades. Recently got this back.....but need to recoup funds and be sensible. Warwick Dolphin Pro 2. No serial number anywhere that I can see. There are varying accounts as to whether the were made in Germany or Japan - plenty of info online should you want to research more. Although , that said, I don't think you'll find a clear answer on it!! Fairly rare basses and even more so in the burst finish, I think I have only seen one other burst finish (in green) with the others being solid colours. Definitely a Pro 2, not a Pro 1 as stated on the truss rod cover!. 2 J type pickups, pull up on volume pot to bypass the active loom. Controls are Volume / Blend and a stacked bass/Treble EQ. In my time of ownership it has had a new truss rod as the previous one was ineffective - an easy slide in and out job on these pre volute necks. The ding on the underside was also touched up for cosmetic reasons and to prevent it getting any worse. As well as the normal dings and dents commensurate with age there is a hairline crack originating from a tuning peg screw and a lacquer split from a control cavity screw.These were checked over by the guitar tech (Manchester Guitar Tech - Steve Robinson) who fitted the new truss rod and I was told they are stable, they've also had some glue dropped in for added peace of mind. There has been no movement in these in the 7 years that I've owned the bass. Understandably, that is a comment you'll have to take on trust / at face value, but please see my feedback for assurance of an honest / open transaction. Weight is 3.8Kg
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    Budget instrument manufacturers such as Harley Benton have upped their game so much over the last few years that cheap no longer means poor quality. I don't think I own anything worth more than £300.
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    I put my 2u SS head in a 4u rack case. IMO the extra space is good for ventilation and air flow.
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    It seems to me like the OP states something along the lines of 'when I noticed effects being used I didn't like the way the bass sounded, therefore all bass sounds that use effects are bad'. Reinforcing that with 'the sounds I like will outperform sounds that I do not like, always'. Maybe asking people if they have examples of bass with effects sounding good could have made discussion more interesting than a yes/no situation.
  47. 1 point
    Some years back I was forever buying and selling amps and basses, trying out pedals, and as I ran the PA always up-grading something or other. Recently I've gone the other way and down-sized and simplified everything. Sold most of my studio stuff and the only pedal I have is a Beatbuddy. I think it's old age and getting lazy, can't be bothered fiddling around to much or having to learn to navigate my way through a multi-layered set of instructions on a tiny LED screen. I often record on cassette or just fiddle around on Audacity. Whatever you enjoy doing go for it. It's no good thinking I wish I'd tried this or that - find out if you do. There's no one size fits all. By the by, I have driven an automatic for some years now.
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    In 55 years of playing I've never used any effects. I get a variety of tones, but they're sourced in technique, not electronics. What I can't get with my fingers I don't care about. I play six string as well, and for that I have a rack full of effects, because you can't duplicate time based effects with technique. Different jobs, different tools.
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    Of course, that makes sense! Think I just hadn't thought of that as inversions before, even though that's what they are. Need to get practicing then! Sounding more cleverer than what I actually am is crucial to my ongoing success! 😂


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