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  1. Hi folks I've been working on a dark theme today. I've done my best but know I'll have missed something, so feel free to try it out and let me know. Screenshots are helpful if you spot a colour conflict or item which is invisible because it's the same colour as the background. Building a theme is basically trial and error as all the various parts of the site are called completely random things and there's no logical order, so please be patient as I muck about. Dark themes work best on good monitors which are able to distinguish between the tones, so for many of you the best screen might be your mobile. SO try it on that, too. Please add any thoughts here and I'll try to take them all into account, although please bear in mind that not everything is possible to adjust, and I can't please everyone! Cheers ped To switch: Select 'Basschat 2.0 (Dark)' at the bottom of the page
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  2. After 4 weeks the hipshot lollipops came! Love ‘em!
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  3. Well I took the literal approach and turned up with a bass made out of a toaster, barbed wire and a cardboard box. ”Don’t push, I’m going”, I said, as I was ushered out of the building, “I was only making good use of the things that we find. You know: the things that the everyday folk leave behind”. It only seemed to make things worse…
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  4. Ah, that explains a lot. I went for an audition yesterday for the reformed Wombles gig. Trying to curry favour with the MD I mentioned I was an avid recycler and have been committed to keeping Britain tidy since I was a kid. “Do you think that serves me in good stead, I’d really love this gig”, I said. “That’s admirable”, he replied, “but you do know you’ve got one Les Hurdle to overcome”. ”That’s good news”, I reckoned. “What?!”, he said, scratching his head and looking bemused. And so it went on…
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  5. Brian May To Sue Basschat Against strong legal advice, the stargazing Queen guitarist is to sue the international British-owned social media circus. In a statement from his office, Mr. May said: "I don't mind those gobby tw*ts sitting around talking b*llocks all day, but if they start messing with my beloved furry little handfuls, they'll end up with egg on their faces." Prosecutors are standing by the chorusy-toned star, saying "Many of our well respected colleagues have brushed off the case, suggesting that our client ought to pop back to Vision Express now that lockdown is easing, but they clearly don't share our vision, passion, and dedication to the extraction of funds from the misguided wealthy. We shall continue our dilligent building of this case until it is laughed out of court." From beneath a pub table, the harrassed leader of the embattled site, who couldn't remember his name to give to our reporter, quoth "We're still in the middle of a massive bloody update, and it's the badges what stink- we couldn't give a toss about Brian and his stupid animals!" followed by a large belch and that kind of hand gesture you can do to get the barman to bring another whisky chaser when you're too far gone to make it to the bar. In response, the prosecution issued a response: "This is a clear indication that the accused couldn't care less about our client's cause, and re-statment of the percieved aromatic deficiencies of the woodland creatures in question. We believe the facts of this case to be entirely black and white." At the time of writing, sales of May's new £177 perfume, Save Me, designed in collaboration with Xerjoff to smell of sandalwood and badger and released in January 2021, continue to progress 'at snail's pace'.
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  6. Hi guys, I got a car and with the car comes the insurance. And the road tax, and many other worries. This is my first Limelight and it has impressed me so much I ordered another one from Mark with maple neck. Letting go of this beautiful, great sounding bass - I don't need to say much about it other than it's great priced, can post (will need a case or gig bag, I've a good box for it. Precision body, jazz neck, 4kg - what's not to love? Feels and plays amazing. The first picture shows the colour quite accurately. £950 with the Aguilar PJ HC set, £800 without, plus shipping or petrol money if delivering nearby, otherwise happy to meet in Northampton or London.
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  7. Serek Sacramento in like new condition. No dings or scratches. Never giged. Specs: -Walnut semihollow body, double black binding, -Walnut neck, jatoba fingerboard -32" scale - Guild Bisonic pickups - Serek Levi's gig bag This bass new with these configurations goes for 3300€, selling just because I need the money. Asking 2300£/2700€
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  8. I'd prefer a three tone sunburst screen with tort icons. Then I'd feel right at home. (though possibly not entirely right in the head)
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  9. Black is nice, but have you got anything in Aged Charcoal Frost or Olympic white , or am I pushing my luck 😁
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  10. Up for sale my Noble Pre. This thing is absolutely magnificent but I really don’t need a tube preamp before an all tube bass amp, or do I? In immaculate condition and comes with everything you see here. Don’t come up too often second hand for good reason. Jack is very cool to deal with too and builds a great pedal! No trades thanks
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  11. I’m flipping between the two and can’t make up my mind, such a first world problem 🤔
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  12. I'm the king of my own little world! Actually, the silliest part is true- it was only while Googling for an image of 'Brain May looking cross' that I discovered that he has a genuine fragrance based on stinking badgers. That's when things, understandably, got out of hand.
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  13. Only by gaming the system can we win. Can I have a like?
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  14. Selling simply because its time has come. I always bring my Fodera NYC Empire and sometimes the Sadowsky or Stingray neckthru when playing a fiver. Bass is completely original except for the pre-amp which I upgraded to a John East Uni-pre 4 knob. Original Bartolini pre was broken when I bought the instrument. Balance knob is wired reverse like it is on Sadowsky basses. This is due to one pickup having quite short pickup wires for the wire routing. The Sonus has a somewhat thicker neck than more modern copies but not baseball bat thick. Very low action, no truss rod and not needing one. Scale is 34". Will ship anywhere in Europe, hardcase included. Selling to UK is a nono due to brexit unless you want to pay a lot of taxes. Top pic is overly shiny, bottom one more truthful. Beast of a bass! Looking to fetch 1900 euros for it + P&P. Local pickup in Hoorn, the Netherlands also possible. Cheers, Marco
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  15. Some basses look better in the dark.
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  16. At the risk of repeating myself, there is no v4 planned, so you may be waiting forever. Correct. As detailed in the initial v3 post and in all the documentation. Given that, I wouldn’t expect a massive difference in price between a used v1 and v3. I’d base my pricing on their respective conditions. People will pay what they feel. I haven’t seen one go for under £185, I think. I paid nearly £300 for my used v1 but that was before v3 and the new lower pricing. I’m not bitter as I’ve had plenty of joy and work out of it.
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  17. And the bassist was my old school friend Les Hurdle. When I knew him he was getting a great sound out of an EBO with added bridge pickup.
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  18. Well, the OP did refer to stinking badges 😕......
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  19. I had the pleasure of playing Carfest north on friday, It was my first gig since lockdown & to see so many people out there enjoying the experience gave me hope for the future. Backstage many still wore masks & there were sanitising stations everywhere.
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  20. and 'Supporting Member'. What's all that about? There are plenty of people who think I am a 'member' without BC joining in the abuse. It's ridiculous and sounds like I'm congratulating myself for paying up to advertise. And these STUPID badges are against the whole spirit of BC, where newbies and experienced members could chat without being ranked or being conscious of each other's 'status'. Please get rid. Edit: Just how stupid this is is shown by my having apparently earned a 'Great Content' badge for posting this!
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  21. Hi Anyone who has been following @mhoss32 's stunning build... ...will have been as awe-struck as I was with the sheer depth and breadth of inventiveness in the building and equipping of that amazing instrument. It's worth a full re-read of the thread, whether it is for the immensely impressive wood-working, the top-drawer finishing, the designing and making of his own pickups or for the design and manufacture of his own EQ system!!! So you can imagine how happy was I when @mhoss32 approached me to try out his EQ in one of my basses Hmmm...which bass... ....hmmm....all of my own basses are still with Matt Marriott... Why are they with Matt? Well, he has been doing some videos of a number of my builds - electric, acoustic and bass - and what with Covid, etc, still has them. And it includes 'Kert's Camphor Singlecut': ....hmmm...now there's an idea
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  22. I was surprised to find a lack of a dedicated Epiphone gear thread in this forum so here it is! Makes sense for me as at the moment I'm all Epiphone in the fleet just now. Here they are: 2007 Jack Casady Signature 20th Anniversary: 2020 Embassy Pro And the daddy of them all - 2004 Les Paul (not so) Standard My first bass was an Epiphone EB-3, have also had a Thunderbird and 2 other JC Signatures (a gold one and a blue royale one). Time for you to show off your Epiphones now
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  23. MusicMan Cutlass finished in ivory white with vintage tinted maple neck. Comes with MusicMan hard case. My scales say it weighs just over 8.5 lbs edit: nut width is 1 5/8” or 41.3mm and the fingerboard radius is 7.5” Full specs on the MusicMan page https://www.music-man.com/instruments/basses/cutlass-bass Great sounding/playing (and discontinued) P type in near showroom condition with no structural, electronics, cosmetic or playability issues. Can box up for shipping though would prefer buyer to arrange their own service, level of cover etc. Could possibly meet if you’re in the midlands or thereabouts. I will likely withdraw the Cutlass if the bass I’m after on here sells. thanks for looking Keir
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  24. Can we have it in Status indigo flip flop please. Thank you. 😃
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  25. Thanks, got it. It's a lot easier on my eyes, especially the knackered one.
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  26. This is the only Christian song for me.
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  27. I really like it 👍🏻👍🏻
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  28. I wonder - do photos of basses look nicer on a dark background?
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  29. True badger story Many years ago, I was driving down a lane in Kent that i knew very well, slowed for a corner and saw a lump in the road, i pulled up, in the lights i saw a flicker of an eye in this "lump".. I jump out of the motor and there at my feet a badger, clearly just been hit by a previous car and still just alive.. I had an old blanket in the car so bundled him up in it and put him on the passenger seat.. My plan was to take him to a local stables where i knew them very well, and ask about a vet or whatever, assuming the badger didn't die shortly. Anyway I drive off with my patient, the place was circa 10 mins away..after a few minutes in the warm car, I'm aware of stirring in the seat beside me, seems to be perking up a bit... Good sign anyway, five mins later when nearing my destination, the badger was by now fully conscious and standing up with his front paws on the car door looking out of the window ! Clearly he'd been hit and stunned but otherwise seemed ok on the face of it.. I arrive at the stables and we confer about what to do with him.. We decide to put him in a spare stable overnight with straw bedding and water to drink, and re- appraise in the morning, getting the vet to him if it looks to be necessary. After a bit of a chat i go and watch him for a while in his temporary "accommodation" by this time he's quite lively and trying to climb up the old brick walls of the stable to get out... After a bit more serious conferring we decide he doesn't appear to have suffered any serious injury, and on balance seems the best plan to release him... obviously we'd never have done so if we had any doubts that he had injuries, the lady who owned the stables was very experienced, over decades, with all types of animal so I'd trust her judgement, this was my impression also. It was about 10 pm by now, so I quietly opened the stable door and stood away... Or friend had a bit of a sniff round, then trotted off out of the door and down the big field behind the stables.. He looked absolutely fine with a fairly jaunty swagger as he disappeared into the night. He'd easily be able to back track to where he came from, hopefully going via the farmer's fields rather than the road ! And that's my close encounter with a badger... People say they're savage and will have your fingers off, but this one was happy enough in the car with me it seems, even quite chilled out like a dog or something! I'm sure he was fine, hope he learned a life lesson about roads and traffic for the future.
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  30. I screwed up my courage and went searching in the unit's settings and found that – YES! – I can reassign the foot switches' functions. I've turned off clicking two buttons together, and have turned off holding a button down. Now I've just three simple buttons: two to go up / down through the patches, one to go to the tuner. Blissssss.
    3 points
  31. Not a been churchgoer since I was old enough to not have to sit through school assemblies, but if you were offering regular paid gigs with no drunk audience and a guaranteed 1PM loadout then you can call me the Pope... Atheist in miraculous overnight conversion; Halleluiah, Halleluiah, it's a miracle.
    3 points
  32. I love Epiphone basses. My two Rivolis (both in the Classifieds as one needs to go 😩😞 My previously owned archtop basses: I’ve also had an EB0 in the past which was great fun.
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  33. Working on a dark theme
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  34. Words simply don't do this bass the justice it deserves, but hopefully pictures will help! The tone is crazy, unlike anything I've ever played. Super versatile, juicy as hell and slaps like a mother, but also cuts through a mix in a very tasteful way. The ash neck give it a warmer tone compared to maple neck MTDs. The Birdseye fingerboard needs to be seen. The sassafras top is a piece of art in itself. This was bought new at Bass Direct and just recently got it as part of a trade. Beautiful bass but I'm more of a jazz bass guy myself. Looking for a straight sale. Only exceptions being an alder body Stenback 5 and might consider an alder MTD 535 or a Fender Pino Palladino CS. You can get all the details on it here: http://www.bassdirect.co.uk/bass_guitar_specialists/MTD_USA_535_Sassafras_BEM.html It's in absolutely mint condition, no dings or anything. You could have supremely low action as it's setup at the moment if that's your thing. You can hear the bass on this track, verse 2 is the most 'raw' bass tone in the track: https://open.spotify.com/track/6DU4dKmXuvzgjgaX7R5bJB?si=BVjO7OZoSS2iSAyTTSw7-g Additional Details: -Body - Swamp Ash -Top - Premium quality Tasmanian Sassafras ( £800 option) -Matching heal - (£50 option) -Matching head - (£50 option) -Satin finish -Custom knobs in matching wood (£150 option) -Neck - Ash with Titanium bars (£150 option) -Fingerboard - Bird’s eye maple, 24 fret (£250 option) -Pickups - Custom MTD Bartolini soapbars -Preamp - Custom MTD Bartolini 3 band -Finish for body and neck is a satin catalyzed urethane. -Weight - 4kg/9lb -MTD Pro Tec case (£160 option) Plenty of feedback on this thread
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  35. Very nice, @neepheid! Yours all appear to be long scale, whereas mine are mostly shorties. I don't seem to have a decent pic of the Thunderbird Classic Pro, but here are the rest.
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  36. I joined Basschat almost nine and a half years ago and am now, according to the new 'improved' system, a 'rookie' with two watts! Look forward to the next ten years, when I might make 'owns a bass' status. "Hard boiled eggs and nuts!"
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  37. And so the plan is for me to take out the 2-channel Seymour Duncan EQ and fit @mhoss32 's system and get Matt to do a video with it fitted Two initial challenges were: Challenge 1 Getting it back from Matt Achieved! More than that, before passing it back across, Matt did me a video of the same piece that he will play when the new system's been fitted, as a reference. And here it is back at chez Andyjr1515: Challenge 2 Fitting the 4 knob system into the existing 3 knob control chamber and making it reversible This took a bit of thinking through, some measuring and a fair bit of PM to-and-froing between the two of us. Solution was: - Go V/T/T - Add a blend pot - Fit the above blend pot in a false control cover at the back of the bass Well, got half a chance! That decided, @mhoss32 made up a blend pot loom for me and sent the blend loom, battery loom, volume unit and two tone units on to me while I got on with stripping out the SD EQ from the bass and cutting a temporary control cover:
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  38. I now get 273 pages of results again! Good for the website, not for my wallet 😅
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  39. Agreed, I much prefer them to the cloverleaf. However, as lollipops they taste awful, although they do last a long time.
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  40. I am friendly with a guy who plays guitar in an Ozzy tribute band. I went to see them a few years ago and when they started I exclaimed to Mrs Ubit "That IS Ozzy up there!" The guy had the look, voice and most importantly, the mannerisms of Ozzy. They were great. There was a Thin Lizzy tribute on the bill as well who were note perfect but didn't bother trying to look anything like Lizzy. I preferred watching the Ozzy band as they made me smile and looked like they were enjoying themselves onstage. At the end of the day any band playing is entertainment. You pay to be entertained. Playing a thousand notes a minute whilst staring at the floor might do it for some but the whole visual package is what I like.
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  41. ‘Badge-gate’ I just wanted to use the phrase first, I have no other reason for posting.
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  42. Remember the 1st time I heard this as a callow youth...
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  43. Mike Batt formed The Wombles Band, and performed on TOTP as Orinoco. The guitarist was none other than renowned session ace Chris Spedding, along with drumming legend Clem Cattini.
    3 points
  44. I've removed the other themes as they have bugs, including things like dodging paying for a sub. They weren't meant to be there after going live, they were there while we were working things out only. Basschat 2.0 is the only fully compatible theme so it's the only one still in use. As there's no alternatives, the button is now hidden.
    3 points
  45. Moving production to the UK! Scary stuff. But Very exciting. Meeting with Retrovibe at our premises to plan out new production facilities and workshop.
    3 points
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