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  1. I bought this dream of a bass just recently here...i fell for the looks although i can't really use the Stingray sound...i think i am not the only one who's had this issue...;) Bass is in almost new condition. Bought in 2020 by previous owner, comes with original case, etc. Color is Firemist Silver, with a very smooth roasted maple neck: sounds great and plays even better. BUT i can use the money, and since i can't ship to the UK after the 23th of December, i am putting her up for sale now. Weight: 8.5lbs/3.85kg. I'll include shipping to UK/Europe in the price. For questions: please send me a PM:)
    9 points
  2. How about this.. "Nice looking bass, but could you give me some more information such as scale, weight, woods, pickups, electronics and spacing? Thanks." Not too difficult is it?
    9 points
  3. The neck is now done and just waiting for final fitting of the small brass adjusters that go in the adjustable brass top nut, and the string retainer. Oh, and in real life the headstock is the same colour as the fingerboard, I think it was the fluorescent light above causing it to look slightly darker.
    7 points
  4. 6 points
  5. *NOW SOLD* Like the Jazz I've got on sale, this was bought on a whim and unused by me. Very lightweight, I'm just looking to get back what I paid years ago, £150 + delivery at your expense.
    5 points
  6. Unlikely Twins! Two of my very favourite basses! Pic inspired by recent chat with @Chopthebass whose identical finish new NE2 has just arrived and @cetera, undoubtedly the biggest Spector lover on BC (and probably the UK!) I posted a while back about how I felt that the NE2 took more design cues from Spector than from any other of my basses including my other Yammys. In particular, they both have in common: sculpted backs making them very comfortable to wear; neck through; 3+2 headstock; purely active; seriously meaty low end; and 24 very accessible frets - even more so on the Yammy with its cut-away lower horn. The "extra" that the Yammy delivers is a 3 band EQ vs 2 band on the Spector and a Nathan East mid scoop, which I believe is centred at 2kHz, and which adds to its capability as a phenomenally versatile tone monster. On the other hand the ability to obtain tonal precision by being able to select single or dual coil for either pup on Spector is an excellent feature. Differences: obvious key one of pups - the Spector has it's iconic EMGs whereas the Yammy features two Jazz-style, hum-cancelling, stacked Alnico V pickups; single bridge piece Spector vs individual bridge pieces on the NE2; 35" scale on the Spector vs 34" scale on the NE2; 17mm string spacing on the Spector vs 18mm on the NE2, but with a shallower taper on the Spector (down to 9.5mm at the nut vs 8.8mm for the NE2). In theory the individual bridge pieces should provide better isolation vibrations on other strings, but I know some folk prefer single bridge pieces, and whilst a 35" scale should provide a slightly tighter low end I think it's relatively marginal and I personally find 34" a more comfortable scale length. I was kinda gratified to read in this excellent review: Yamaha BBNE2 Nathan East Signature Model – MusicPlayers.com that their evaluation short list for the NE2 were the following: Spector Euro5 LX 5-String Electric Bass Guitar Warwick German Pro Series Streamer CV 5-String Electric Bass Guitar Ernie Ball Music Man Stingray 5 HH Neck Through 5-String Electric Bass ...so it appears that I'm in good company in wanting to put these two superb basses side by side! Both have pretty eye watering new prices although the NE2 is typically another £750 to £1,000 on top of the Spector - I was fortunate to get my NE2 in great condition used and my Spector new in a "sale". If I had to save just one 'in a fire'? Hmmm...tricky question! I guess I'd just be happy to still have either!
    5 points
  7. Fantastic beast of a bass cab. This is the Klystron model which was the top of the range from Ashdown. Its been well used. Has a fee rips and tears, which ive trimmed and coloured the wood, so it looks fine. It has great heavy duty wheels on it AND side handles AND a top carry / push bar. The absolute beast for bass players. The wheels, handles and bar make it a doddle to push around. The quality of the cab and speakers speak for themselves. Find any top band and theres one of these on stage - backline hire companies etc the list goes on and on. Please be awarr this is not a pristine cab. Do not buy if youre expecting an as new, un gigged cab. Any questions or more photos, just ask. I'll post photos of the tears etc later. I got this at a great price with the intention of using it - and then the band say we are going in ears - so I'll pass the bargain on to a bass chatter - just make an offer. I believe in karma, so I'll sell very cheap as its xmas. Absolite xmas bargain - these were £1300 new! Pick up only Leyland, Lancashire.
    4 points
  8. No, and it's not the end of the road for you either. Just another challenge you will meet, just like the endless challenges you have already surpassed in your life. Learning how to walk, how to read and write, all significant challenges you face, conquer and move on to the next. In the sphere of music alone you can learn perseverance and adaptability from the likes of Tony Iommi , sawing off the ends of his fingers in his teens, Django Reinhardt losing two fingers, Pete Townshend impaling a tremolo arm all the way through his hand and in later years just about being able to hold a pic. Rick Allen drumming with only one arm, Beethoven composing whilst being deaf, Jeff Healey playing guitar whilst being blind. That's just off the top of my head. I have no doubt if you keep fighting and adapting, you will find a way.
    4 points
  9. I've been sent a photo of the SB-1 that is very slowly making its way to me. 1½" nut, just under 7 lbs weight. Hopefully will have it early February.
    4 points
  10. As much as I’d like to say that I’ll put videos, notation and tab up right away, here are the various reasons why it’s more complicated than that: To varying degrees, my parts are not written, and aren’t exactly the same every time I play them; Ain’t No Love will be slightly different each time, and playing it with a different band might require quite a different feel or groove, quite apart from changing parts around to keep it interesting for myself. So although I’ve played well-known Whitesnake songs over the years with different bands, the parts slowly change over time and I get used to the way I’ve played them recently rather than how they were in the late ’70s. Similarly, I would be unlikely to play Fool For Your Loving note-for-note every time, though I do tend these days to try to stay fairly close to the original. The point is, to reproduce exactly what I played 40+ years ago, with the same tone, with no mistakes, while videoing myself, is quite a tall order. If I am pernickety about other bassists doing not-totally-accurate covers, then I need to be totally accurate myself. If I play along to the original, it’s quite possible that YouTube will block the video for copyright reasons. If I reduce the level of the bass on the original, as it’s quite high in the mix, by technically reducing the volume of sounds that are in the centre of the stereo image, then the drums (and vocals) are reduced too, which makes it harder to play along too - very unnatural. There is a way of ‘remixing’ tracks to play to, but if they get blocked, there’s no point. Although I read music a bit, to transcribe the bass parts completely perfectly will be a laborious task, and even more so when it comes to tab, which I’m not a big fan of. It’s better to use your ears! Furthermore, if you said to me “play exactly what you did on Live In The Heart Of The City”, for example, I probably wouldn’t be physically able to. Apart from being 40 years older, I would need to have been in a touring situation beforehand, with my chops at peak level, instead of sitting around unable to play with anyone because of lockdown. Even back then, I’d had to have a hand operation just after Ready An’ Willing because of subjecting them to over-exertion, so there’s zero chance I’m going to attack the parts with the same energy I had back in 1980. [I think I was often over-busy on Live In The Heart Of The City - trying too hard to impress!] Playing and chatting to the camera may come naturally to Lee Sklar and Guy Pratt but it certainly doesn’t to me, let alone jumping around as if I’m on stage; if I think what I’ve done isn’t up to scratch or embarrassing to watch, I’m not going to put it out. I have done a few collaboration videos but I haven’t been happy with how I came across - my fault, no-one else’s. Shooting and editing videos to a good standard are whole extra skills to master in addition to high quality home recording which I’ve spent many years slowly getting better at. I’d still far prefer to be in a studio with experts taking care of the sound and vision. The living situation I’ve had to be in because of lockdown also doesn’t lend itself to being on top form or producing good work. Not saying I’m not going to, but it has to be good or I’m not putting it out. Same goes for a book!
    4 points
  11. Any fans of this 16th notes master?
    3 points
  12. I'm selling my very rare Washburn Electro-Acoustic Guitar. I'm currently near Southampton and willing to travel a reasonable distance to deliver. It has a solid cedar top and the most fantastic Birdseye Maple back and sides. I have an idea that the back and sides are also solid, but I can't confirm this. The reason it's very rare is because I've never seen another one like it (despite extensive searching) and Washburn have not been able to explain why it has this combination of tonewoods. All others in the range have Rosewood back and sides. Here is a link to their original publicity and on page 10, you can see the technical specifications. https://www.washburn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Washburn1993Acoutics.pdf Washburn are unable to date it precisely but looking at the serial number, I think it was built in 1994. I bought it around 1995 so that would probably confirm the date. It's in fantastic condition, with just extremely small blemishes which in no way affects the playability or sound of the instrument. If you look very closely at the photo you can just see a very small area where the lacquer has worn between the 12th and 14th fret. There is also a very small area between the pickguard and the cutaway where the lacquer has worn. There is a tiny dent on the top, near the lower bout. It's so small it doesn't show up on a photo...! It is an unusual guitar for several reasons, not least is because it come with a 1/4" output jack, which is post EQ, and an XLR out if you want to go straight to the desk and bypass the Equis ll built in preamp. It comes with a dedicated hard case.
    3 points
  13. This has slowly been coming together over the last few weeks! The new focusrite 2i2 arrived today, upgraded from gen 2 solo, still some way to go to get it how I want it! Need a monitor for my mac for starters, the novation SL is great but it’s keeping me on an old OS, which isn’t a big deal, but may look for another controller next year, the behringer x-touch is on my radar, then I can take auto map off and use the novation just as a keyboard Still need to paint skirting board and get something on the floor, but the dog likes it! And there will be a further addition tomorrow, update when I sort it! Tony
    3 points
  14. I've wanted for years a way to have some of my album sleeves on display - the artwork is so good and the memories so vivid that it always seemed silly to me to have everything tightly packed onto a deep shelf! As luck would have it, @Chownybass has just launched his solution and jolly good it is too. In the interests of full disclosure, Stephen did not actually make the Hofner 500/2 ... nor is he responsible for the current contents of the frames. The frames work better with single album sleeves than with gatefolds or double albums, but apart from that tiny niggle I'm impressed with these. The albums are retained very securely, yet it takes roughly 60 seconds to remove and replace, allowing me and @Silvia Bluejay to have our vinyl on constant rotation.
    3 points
  15. Yeah not bad places to sell if you’re a trustworthy basschatter - but be extra careful when buying from someone who might not be! @LukeFRC yes drastically - we didnt have a huge problem before but we did have one or two that I can remember. And since FB marketplace/groups took off its actually been good for us because it motivates people to sell, and once you’ve decided to try a free platform I think people are more likely to go the paid route too. It means more gear floating around and that’s all good as far as I’m concerned. BC is more concerned about the quality of our marketplace than quantity of adverts.
    3 points
  16. More work done to the custom "roasted Maple/Purple heart" neck for Marks Zoot ZB-1000 custom build. Mark asked me to do a soft 'V' profile at the nut end of the neck running into a flattened 'C' profile at the heal end. Sort of like a vintage Wal feel at the nut end morphing into a modern 'C' at the body end. I have now done the basic shaping to achieve this, and I'm pleased to report that it all went swimmingly well, a good result all round.
    3 points
  17. Nice! Moog circuit and original case definitely a plus! Pic proves that these basses are strong enough to support the entire weight of the continent of Africa....
    3 points
  18. Finally received my BBNE2 after waiting nearly 4 months. Fantastic build quality and tone. The eq is super powerful, although I’m in two minds about the magic knob. I probably won’t use that. Sorry Nate! Not used in anger yet thanks to the apocalypse, but sounds great at room level through my Berg gear.
    3 points
  19. Interesting to see Hugh Dennis moonlighting on a Hofner and high end harmony vocals
    3 points
  20. Meeting people....I remember that....long ago....
    3 points
  21. The only 'hole will be the one playing it!
    3 points
  22. Go and see a physio. (Easier said than done at the moment). There's an excellent chance that the pain you experience while playing is the symptom rather than the cause. A few years ago I started experiencing sharp shoulder pain, triggered by long walks, of all things. I went to the GP who referred me to the physio, we never got to the bottom of what was causing the problem other than general 'poor posture' but he gave me some simple exercises to do, focusing on the shoulders and ,despite my low expectations, within a few weeks of the exercise regime the pain vanished and I can walk as far as I like now without problems. Point being that the long walks were never the fundamental cause of the problem, they were just exacerbating an issue that was primarily being caused by something else.
    3 points
  23. Do you play with the bass sat on your right thigh ? Try playing with it on a strap with the bass in your normal standing position, legs open with both feet flat on the floor so you are not twisted or forcing your shoulder up or forward There's a good posture/injury video course on Scott's Bass lessons where the guy who is a professional musicians' osteopath and bass player lays down some guidance, most of which Scott doesn't himself practice, the look on his face a few times when he realises he does and has been teaching it it wrong is priceless. I figured it out for myself as I found trying to play with instrument on right thigh neck 45' to the body was twisting my spine and giving me a pain in the side or shoulder and causing me to bend right wrist excessively
    3 points
  24. Steve never sold the rights, just a license. The license ran out. BTW, a pickup maker in Finland has started offering reproductions of the Wal multicoil design in different configurations to suit a variety of humbucker equipped basses and string spacings (15-19mm): https://www.rautiaguitars.net/multi-coil-bass-pickups.html?fbclid=IwAR1lrAqnXDSXEV9oRuoWwuiYv9dHfBb02OQKQ1GmPSPJ_hAKCqXeBWxkn1s He's been mentioned already but Lustihand Devices offer a Wal/Alembic style filter based preamp as well, low pass with shelving frequency boosts. I'm going to let him know I've posted on here and maybe he can contribute. He only has a FB page at the moment, no website as far as I can tell. Information on the preamps is available from the pickup maker's website, PDFs on some of the products are below: https://www.rautiaguitars.net/uploads/1/0/1/7/10174351/nfp_manual.pdf https://www.rautiaguitars.net/uploads/1/0/1/7/10174351/double_nfp-special_4s_document_text__2_.pdf https://www.rautiaguitars.net/uploads/1/0/1/7/10174351/double_nfp-special_56s_manual.pdf There are sound clips as well.
    3 points
  25. For sale my Elrick évolution gold made in usa Perfect condition Maple neck and Ebony macassar fingerboard Preamp and bartolini pickups Elrick case included Only 3,4kg Price: 1890€
    2 points
  26. Hey people, decided to see if there's any interest in my bass collection jive bass as I'm not using it and could do with some space back! It's a lovely dark metallic red, crimson I believe they call it. I had a fender jazz in candy cola which was a very similar colour. She plays lovely and is one of the best jazz basses you could buy for the money! Everything works as it should and is currently fitted with a set of daddario chromes flat wounds so gets mega smooth if needed. In excellent condition with the only mark really being a couple of little indents on the back of the neck (see picture). Not after trades, collection prefered but may be able to post at buyers cost. Will get a weight tonight when I'm home. The pictures are very average as the lighting is crap so will try and get some better ones! Will listen to sensible offers
    2 points
  27. I was looking through some old posts and came across photos of the Elwray Infinga bass - the builder sent it to me and it went round amongst the BC Community for road testing and comments. Got me wondering - does anybody know what happened to the Bass. I can't recall when the builder , Marco Elwray, last posted. More photos here: https://bassclef141.wordpress.com/2018/10/26/basschat-south-east-bash-2018/
    2 points
  28. Worth £90 for a sub 7lb bass Wise investment
    2 points
  29. The lutherie and concept of these instruments is much aligned with the world of violins, double basses, cellos and the like. The folks that work in those fields know and understand how and why they work, and respect these methods. There are fine luthiers that can return this bass to its original, more-than-excellent state, whereby she would be, not simply playable, but very fine, class instrument, both acoustically (although not in the sense of playing in an acoustic band, just splendid tone...) and amplified, within the remit of 'old school' repertoire. The work needed is not difficult, for a suitably experienced luthier (indeed, it's almost their daily lot...), and will render the bass fit for purpose for at least the next half-century. Given her present state, it behoves the owner to ensure that she can give of her best for future generations. No short cuts, no half-measures, no bodging. It wouldn't necessarily be expensive, either, in the right hands. Done 'wrongly' the guitar would be destroyed. Think of the children..!
    2 points
  30. Santa Clause Is Coming To Town - Bruce Springsteen
    2 points
  31. I love this jig Andy, I use one similar to this that I built.
    2 points
  32. Cracking colour. Nice & Lightweight, Precision pickups..... What's not to like
    2 points
  33. Oh yes ! Rocco Prestia (bass) and David Garibaldi (drums) - THE rhythm section and the groove behind Tower Of Power. Their playing looked effortless but their contribution was immeasurable.
    2 points
  34. On top of @Bloopdad1's excellent advice, I'd add that if it's East German then it probably came out of the 'Musima' factory. Musima basses are generally very solid, built for schools, pretty good sound for a plywood bass and can take a lot of abuse. I've been playing one for 6 + years, and it's coped with everything from festival mud to freezing vans to stage invasions. If it's a 3/4 scale (40-41") and there's no damage to the neck or body then £400 is pretty good - you could drop another £400 on a setup/bridge/strings and still have a value for money bass.
    2 points
  35. Thanks Jack. There’s a little video I made here that shows how they work
    2 points
  36. Likely his Gibson EB bass at this point. He also had a Ricky and an early Alembic around this time and the P-Bass came a little later. He always played exactly the right thing, allowing space, grooving with the drums but still carving his own melodies. Fantastic player!
    2 points
  37. No idea whether it's comfortable or not but looks like it'll always be pleased to see you.
    2 points
  38. It's probably that those speakers would work well in the Basschat 1x12. We've modelled quite a few speakers now in the cab and it's as near an all purpose cab as you can get. No guarantees though, but if you can get Orange to cough up the specs or find out what drive units they used we could optimise the cabs As Bill has pointed out, and from your OP I think you know anyway, you are carrying a lot of speaker for very little advantage. Commercially it would probably make sense to sell the cab intact and buy new drive units. The SM212's we used are bout £85 at the moment, the Beyma 12CMV2 is about £65 and the Faital 320 neo speaker is about £120 so if you could get more than £250 for the Orange you'd have new drive units and no design work to do. Of course if you are driven by just curiosity and the thought of a project them for the cost of a bit of wood you can try out your theory and put the orange back together later as you suggest yourself. Knowing the speakers are Eminence makes it a bit easier, most of the eminence speakers will work in the BassChat designs.
    2 points
  39. Tiran Porter was a big reason I took up bass. Great player, great tone, and was also just right in the mix. Here's an example, but just about anything else would do.
    2 points
  40. I have an SB2 - very impressed - especially as the fella I bought it from complained that there is no tone knob. Takes a bit of getting used to but once "mastered" it seems completely natural.
    2 points
  41. It can be used for booty, tomfoolery, swag, small children or even 3 to 4 Guns.
    2 points
  42. Oh - I hope not - I’ve seen him advertising a fair bit of stuff on Facebook did you get tracking info off him?
    2 points
  43. My 1965 P bass weighs in at a colossal 3.55kg! Pretty damn light indeed and a bit of a looker too.
    2 points
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