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  1. 7 points
    A lovely Japanese made Fender PB-57 Precision. It’s loosely based on the ‘57 era P bass and made around 1996 with the 50th anniversary sticker. The neck is excellent on this model with minor fretwear, working trussrod and easy action . The bass is light at 3.7kgs and balances well. It has been well gigged and has plenty of dings and touch up areas of finish nothing structural however. Hardware is very good, pots have been changed sometime in its history and are of high quality. The pickup has the usual Precision range of tones and sounds exactly as you would expect. As most will know the Made in Japan basses of this era are of first class build quality. I’m happy to post in the UK only at buyers cost. No case sorry. I’m selling for what it owes me and only selling because I need a boiler more than a second black and maple Precision bass! No trades. Thanks
  2. 7 points
    After careful research, I have established that G4M is actually a subsidiary of @ped Industries Inc., a massive conglomerate based in the British Virgin Isles and owned (through lawyers, natch) by Basschat. It was the urgent need to control a $14bn manufacturing complex that led to @Kiwi relocating to China, and they are now the main suppliers of nanochips (for vaccine insertion) to Bill Gates. They also erected the steel monolith in Utah and the huge phallus in Bavaria. Honest guv.
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    ADHD is a genuine condition, and thankfully people are now aware of it, and as such can tailor education etc so that people with it can benefit as much as possible, However how many kids that misbehave will use it as an excuse, possibly with their parents backing, that’s what concerns me. I think back to my school days and no-one in Mr Sprays class misbehaved, whereas the behaviour in Miss Fields’ class was appalling. Looking at many of those kids they would have happily used ADHD as an excuse for messing about. And as a result behaviour such as this could make people take it less seriously.
  5. 3 points
    Here we go again. If these cabs sound as good as they almost certainly will, then who gives at rats derrière about the logo!!
  6. 2 points
    For sale only: Yamaha TRB II 5 string. 35" scale for a mighty B string, and an active B/M/T pre with volume/blend. Purchased from Brother Jones of this parish but now need to make space for impending house move... 43mm nut 4.6 kg 19mm spacing at bridge Condition: Cosmetically as per photos, one small dent on front shown. Fully working order and a lovely player. All controls work well, although the centre detentes don't 'bite' as much as they maybe should. But the pots hold their position and I've never had a problem. Comes with gig bag, of which the pocket zip doesn't work but the main bag zip does. Will ship for free in UK by Parcelforce 48 My feedback: https://www.basschat.co.uk/topic/235157-kevsy71/ Cheers! Kev
  7. 2 points
    Wasn’t the worst decision I’ve ever made...
  8. 2 points
    The guitarist has a Kemper Profiler Floorboard, is the bassist using a Profiler remote? It has the bar along the bottom of the screen and the required number of footswitches
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    I find this a really interesting subject, but one which can be hugely subjective and open to individual interpretation. In a parallel life, I work as a tennis coach, mostly for juniors. A couple of years ago I had a new lad join one of my classes, and his parents were very diligent beforehand, explain that he was very much on the Autism spectrum and they just wanted him to give it a go and have some fun. No worries. A couple of weeks in and I was really struggling to connect with the lad and get him engaged in any way. It was really frustrating. I read and re-read the coaching literature on dealing with Autistic children, but nothing worked. Then one day I read the section on ADHD, and it fitted like a glove! Pretty much overnight I was able to get the lad to engage with the lessons, even start to interact with the other kids. It's not straight forward, and many (most) non-mainstream teachers / coaches / educators will have had little or no education on the subject.
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    Bravo! I lit several candles for you this morning and recited many of the luthiers' guild prayers while chanting the mantra that only the few know
  12. 1 point
    Sennheiser E935 for the win here. I had an SM58 crap out, and replaced it with the above. Man alive: like Bob Clearmountain’s mixing your live sound. Everyone uses SM58 coz that’s what yer use. But a few £££ more makes a massive difference IMHO
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    No problem 🙂, I would like to try one though but they don’t come up very often around my way, or if they do they are well overpriced
  15. 1 point
    Ah I thought I'd been a smart little detective too! Don't I feel like a numpty.
  16. 1 point
    No need to move on to another DAW just yet. Cubase has two options of using Midi with VSTi's. Although, Elements only allows 16 midi tracks. Or the older versions did. One option would be where a Midi track would need to have an Audio track assigned to it (this is called a Rack Instrument). This usually happens automatically when selecting and setting up an Instance of Kontakt. The reason being is you can assign several Audio tracks to Kontakt. Kontakt is multi timbral instrument, so it can have 16 midi tracks in one instance, each having it's own Audio output, rather than one stereo output for all 16 midi channels. This would give you less control with FX etc. The second option is a VST Instrument track (as you point out). This one track has Midi and audio combined on the same track. The older versions of Elements would only allow 16 of these VST Instrument tracks. Which in your case, would be 16 separate Kontakt instances. It's a shame you didn't mention this a few days ago. Steinberg had a one month sale on, with 50% off certain software, including Elements 11. Which ended up at £42.50. The new version is quite an upgrade for Elements, with more options on the track count. YouTube has quite a few videos regarding your question. These videos will explain the difference(s) between the two types of track.
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    Ahaha I imagine, must admit I never saw a gig there. Only went for cheap booze and better music than 5th ave round the corner haha that's one way to look at it, always got to find the silver lining
  18. 1 point
    Very true. I punish strings and use Elixirs. They last ages even with the way I play. Eventually, they start to mechanically die; the cores lose their resilience and the coating will also start to fray off above the frets and where your right hand plucks/strums/slaps. Don't let that piece above put you off. It takes about 18 months to 2 years for that to happen! (Not that mine are on anything as exotic as Wals or Smiths. Vigier, Warwicks and Ibanez still sound great with them on)
  19. 1 point
    Your name rings a bell and you are from Manchester. You didn't used to frequent Satan's by any chance did you??
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    Yes it is slow - but then again, timber is quite an effective insulator so I suppose it's probably not that surprising. I did wonder once whether the heat gun I use for getting poly finishes could be used but decided that it would most likely burn the top surface of the wood while the lower layers remained cool. Using the iron, you can gauge how hot the top is getting and even turn the temp down if necessary to allow the heat to penetrate the 6mm or so without burning - especially if you are planning to re-use the board. Yup - this is a travel iron from Amazon. I think it was about £15. It's lighter than a full-size one but still gets hot enough. 1200W is plenty - just don't underestimate how long it takes at first. It speeds up as you go along as the fret areas further up are warming up as you approach them. I think a fretted board with the frets in actually is probably a bit quicker (but only a bit). Personally, I leave the frets in - the iron on the frets then gets heat via the tangs to pretty close to the bottom of the fretboard and the fret wire is a good conductor, so if you 'iron' 2-3 frets at a time, you are getting heat from a number of sides all at the same time
  21. 1 point
    Beat me to it - I was just about to say that
  22. 1 point
    3rd version of this classic Etta James - Born under a bad sign | Bass Transcription | Sametto James Previous posts: Cream - Born Under a Bad Sign | Bass Transcription | Jack Bruce Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign | Bass Transcription | Donald 'Duck' Dunn
  23. 1 point
    This was a shocking news this morning. Can't really say much.... Awesome player who by all accounts was a very humble and kind person. May he rest in peace!
  24. 1 point
    Fantastic work so far @Andyjr1515. I'll follow this very interesting saving.
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    Oh god - not more amateur-ish cod carpentry that would shame a preschool woodwork class .... can’t you just go to night school and learn to do this stuff properly? [sigh]
  27. 1 point
    That’s probably the worst bass anyone’s ever had 😵
  28. 1 point
    Just got in from nearly 3 hours of socially distanced band practice. The BBPH was superb. Run through a EBS Microbass 3 and a hp filter into an EBS Fafner and an 8 ohm Accugroove 112 with a horn and 2 tweeters. It cut through the mix very well. Lovely tone and sustain like you’d hardly believe. I played it passive with the tone rolled down for the more bluesy numbers and active with a slight mid boost and treble cut for the more rocky stuff. It’s a great bass and I’m well pleased. Hopefully fitting Dunlop flats tomorrow. Peter
  29. 1 point
    I’d recommend the Liberon Finishing Oil. I started at 300 grit then went progressively finer down to about 4000. This was wet sanded with each grade of wet and dry. I left at least 6-8 hrs between each coat and started with a drench coat. You have to be careful as each coat drys that you don’t get bleed back so it needs regular checking after each one and the risk gets less with each successive application. Bleed back also depends on the body wood and how porous it is. There’s a very good post on TB I followed.
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    Maybe try some tracks that have vocals that the sax either interplays or alternated with. With the sax removed of course. Then it would be easy to know were you are....then play in unison with line a, counter melody to line b, riff after each chorus or whatever it is.
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    I've recently bought a book for Xmas by our very own Alfie Noakes called Recovers and altho i haven't read it yet i bought it because it covers 40 yrs of playing in various covers bands. That would be boring to non bassists but for me its more or less what most bass players have gone thru albeit some, like yourself Neil, at a higher level . I have no idea who Alfie is other than from BC and i'm not really looking for the gory details of what went on behind the scenes but sometimes a little snippet of what it was like on the road, the boredom of staying in hotels, tour buses and what you did to fill your time would for me be quite interesting. You don't need to offer names and places of what we guess went on in younger days but there must be so many funny little stories over the years that we as bass players will find funny too. I read Neil Pearts books and how he dealt with the time between gigs and i know a good friend of yours @neilmurraybass once mentioned in an interview that he tended to be a bit of a loner who would go down for sound checks and then back to his hotel and didn't really get involved with the "socialising" side of things. I can't recall the exact words he used or whether or not it was only when he got a little older that he did that. Knowing him from his early days he was very focused on what he did and what he wanted. Perhaps working with a writer who could put your thoughts and experiences down in a way that might be more interesting for more punters than just bassists. Is that a Ghost Writer ? I reckon writing a book isn't as easy as it might sound so working with a professional writer might be a good way to go altho it might cost a few quid to hire someone. I know many guitarists that read books by other bassists like Glenn Hughes and Guy Pratt. Knowing about your thoughts at the time Neil, the gear you used , how rehearsals were done and the highlights from them, the studio work and highlights, the albums recorded giving some details of what interested you on each event. Certainly listing your gear for each album or each tour would be interesting for bass players on BC alone. Knowing who you were impressed by over the years, who were the people that stood out for you whether that be their ability or just nice people to work with is all interesting stuff for those who never made it to that level. That's just some of my thoughts but some of the messages you sent me Neil would be of interest to many of us on BC. As someone mentioned ask fellow musicians you are friends with that have written a book and how they went about it. I'd definitely buy any book from you. Dave
  32. 1 point
    I am fiercely loyal as a customer. If I get a good deal and service from someone I will absolutely use them next time. Unless someone else is cheaper. One thing G4M does is a loyalty discount, which sometimes works out well. At one point I had a platinum discount available to me and it coincided with my wanting to buy one of those 'horrific' Gibson LP Jnr DC RI and saved me a decent wodge of cash.
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    I'm gutted that its only 10 Surely it should go to 11 ?
  36. 1 point
    Well - as well as mixing up my diameters with my circumferences, I clearly don't know my tops from bottoms (no, @SpondonBassed - not a word ) Remember the nice maple constructional veneer? Well it's even better when it's on the right side of the top! Still - @Jus Lukin will never have to worry about it delaminating. It's taken me hours to get it off. After trying jack planes, block planes, scraper planes, scrapers, rasp files, the eye-wateringly expensive Mirka with 80 grit - the only thing that would get the maple off was the teeny Ibex thumb plane (which are, by the way, things of wonder) and then the Mirka once I was basically down to the glue face. So I'm packing in for the evening Then tomorrow morning, I'll be maple veneering the other side to this:
  37. 1 point
    Oh, goodness. What's Andyjr1515 doing now??
  38. 1 point
    That would scare the sh!t out of me...... are you heating the glue or planing off the fretboard?
  39. 1 point
    It's the old version of the American Standard Pickup, just called American Standard Pickup. I think they changed the Am Std P Bass pickups to the 62 version but kept the 'Am Std' pickup for the special run Mex basses (Classic 50, Roadworn, etc). I have the honey one, which like yours is fantastically light. So light I put resolite tuners on it so it balances better. That changed the tone a huge amount actually, much brighter, I have to roll off 1/4 turn of tone to get the pre tuner change tone. I also changed the pickup to the SD SPB1, but that's just to get a certain sound.
  40. 1 point
    Congratulations. I love mine and it's telling that it's the only bass I kept when I had to sell everything. As others suggest, thumb rest, covers (at least on bridge), a bit of sponge, and some Deep Talkin' heavy flats... Have fun.
  41. 1 point
    Ah, don’t forget the jazz piccolo genius Zebedee McManus. A great player rumoured to have legendary equipment in his trousers, very few people realised it was, in fact, a big ol’ spring.
  42. 1 point
    Bob or no Bob, no-one on the Planet has ever deserved amounts like this, whatever they do or did, in my view. Just sayin'; it changes nowt, I know.
  43. 1 point
    Congratulations on the new job 👍 They're both excellent basses but they're actually quite different from one another but here goes:- Stingray Classic Pretty much like a combination of a pre EB Ray and a very early 90s one 6 bolt neck joint Original style large bridge with through stringing, large holding down bolts, mute assembly - serial number on bridge Slab body almost always ash Some special colours not available on other models Original style 2 band EQ Highly figured maple neck (birds eye or flame) 80s style headstock logo and neck plate Chrome plated truss rod adjusting spoke wheel Weight around 9.5 lbs Neck radius 7.5" - lacquer finish Were available in 4 or 5 string versions Alnico 5 pick up poles, which follow the contour of the neck - 9 volt electronics Fretboard either rosewood or maple Standard nut Black or white pick up cover and pg (some pgs in tort) dependent on body colour Stingray Special 5 bolt neck joint and contoured neck heel Lightweight aluminium hardware Small bridge held down by screws (no large holding down bolts) Originally lightweight swamp ash body - now changed to other woods owing to ash shortage Revised body contours Neodimium pick ups with revised pole piece spacing enable strings to centre over them (most notable on HH neck pick up). Pole pieces flat to pick up cover 18 volt electronics with revoiced 3 band pre amp 11" radius neck; roasted maple neck; oil and wax finish Compensated nut Fretboard in roasted maple, ebony or rosewood dependent on body colour Black or chrome hardware dependent on body colour Weight around 8.5 lbs or less 4 or 5 string (original SR5 shape and pg) Large range of colours Broader range of sounds; more headroom on pre amp before compression.
  44. 1 point
    Steinberger Spirity, 5.51 lbs, 2.5kg. Or any regular bass with a waist mounted strap system, such as a slinger strap.
  45. 1 point
    Roscoe Century Standard Plus 5 String Bass Swamp Ash Body Cocobolo Top Wenge Fingerboard Black Hardware Bartolini CB p/ups in Roscoe position Bartolini 3 band preamp with Volume, Pan, Treble/Bass stack, mid/mid frequency select push/pull (250/800Hz) 35" Scale - 2 Octaves Graphtech Nut Roscoe Deluxe Gig bag I had this bass made in 2015, it went on tour with me for 2 years and served well but been rarely used since. Beautifully balanced, sounds great, cuts through any mix and has a wide variety of tones. Because it has been on the road there are a few scuffs and scrapes on the back and bottom, nothing major all pictured. Happy to answer any questions, open to sensible offers but no trades please. Please message for an accurate postage cost. Thanks for looking!
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    I seem to recall that the company was originally set up in the UK selling guitars, basses and amp/combos - even strings......maybe in the 2000 - 2008 period. Then things went quiet and the brand resurfaced, then based in Canada. Not sure if it was the same management. The design philosophy on the guitars included quite a few with RAF-type roundels on them. I think everything was manufactured in the far-east, me thinks Korea in the beginning. And in the best "cart before horse" fashion I then googled the brand and found this: https://www.indiegitar.no/about.htm
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    I have one . Great little box . Not surprised it went so quick ! 😼👍
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    I’ve had an idea - the claimed “just one guy” at sandberg who does relics should quit, go and work for Fender CS and then there’ll be no relic sandbergs, CS relic fenders will look half-decent @Beedster AND they’ll have a fender logo neatly satisfying @wateroftyne as well i know ... so simple, such genius ...
  49. 1 point
    Doug Pinnicks tone isn't for everyone and probably wouldn't work in the majority of bands, but boy it works in his band.
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    Hey everyone, just looking for a bit of advice. A couple of months ago I knocked my bass over and snapped the neck off. I got a few quotes for the repair and the job was looking to be £1000+ which is more than the bass is worth. I got myself a cheapish Thomann bass so I can keep playing but now I don't know what to do with this bad boy? I'm tempted to post it as an ebay auction with no reserve to recoup whatever money I can from it but I'm willing to let it go to a good home for nothing really if somebody wanted to take it on as a project. Any ideas?? one

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