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  1. Well…12. Twelve years. Still here… I won’t share this years birthday photo as we were dancing around at 8.30am in our dressing gowns. But yeah - 12 years. I’ve learned nowt. 😉
    8 points
  2. Made in 2008 for release at winter NAMM 2009. These early models did not have the circular CNC route under the scratchplate, so can be used with the plate off, which I do. Original scratchplate & screws are included. THEY DID, however, have ROAD W stamped into the body as these first ones were select Alder & the first non Fender Custom Shop Road Worn finish basses. Weight 8lb 14oz. Comes with original tatty but functional gigbag. They have a very good rep, please do your research. As they are now discontinued (last rrp was £1279) they will most likely come up less often. Sale as I need the money. Collection from Darlington preferred, or buyer to organise/pay for own courier. Feedback available. Thanks for looking, Karl
    7 points
  3. Unless you need the money, I don't see a problem with owning more basses (or anything else) than you need. A collection of basses is an interesting, beautiful, playable, talking point that brings pleasure. A collection of money is just about the dullest thing I can think of. A collection of money is just a load of vouchers that you can exchange for things later in life if you need to. Basses are exactly the same thing but far more pleasurable to own.
    7 points
  4. Here’s a thing. My Eldest Daughter turned 11 yesterday. I joined Basschat in the early hours of 1st August 2009, as I couldn’t sleep and was absolutely having a rabbit in headlights Moment at the prospect of being a dad. So...what does 11 years look like... I was annoyed yesterday - due to politics, it was the first time I’ve not had a photograph of her on her birthday taken by me. Ella’s 2nd Birthday was the first one I did solo; the band I was in threw her a party for that one 🤣 Shame I haven’t got photographs of 11 years worth of bass sales and purchases on basschat. I don’t think the servers could handle the upload. Anyhow...happy 11th Basschativersary to me.
    5 points
  5. Having another shuffle about, and as my C4 is covering a whole range of synth sounds, it's time to give someone a crack at this classic fuzz pedal. There's a pedal I'm after,If it goes I will withdraw this. It's a silicon fuzz with a 3 way subs switch (none/a bit/loads of bass) and a gate. It's basically the mighty wooly mammoth but has an input impedance so it doesn't go crazy with active basses/buffers. If your into octave/fuzz/filter combos,then this is the one to have, using the Gate can get you from classic fuzz tones,all the way to spitty Velcro sounds,which is where this pedal shines. It is in mint condition and comes with the original box (Yes you heard right a box!!!) It has high quality Velcro on the bottom and is pedalboard ready. SOLD
    5 points
  6. The first one got a grille today
    5 points
  7. No intention of selling this - so please bear that in mind. Talking to @Maude about Yamaha BEX4C’s I’m only interested in the blue or tobacco burst ones. This bb450 is mid 80’s - basically an 1100’s without a preamp - depending on your experience of the bb1100s, might be the best of all worlds. came with a 38mm nut, which was incorrect and has been replaced with a bone 43mm (correct width). Came with wrong bridge, wrong knobs…all replaced with legit mid-80’s yamaha gubbins from my personal random stash of yamaha guts. (Parts from an 87 bb) It’s 34/35 years old so has some swirling and pick marks - but nothing structural or massive. Looks “pristine” from 6ft. It’s light. Like 8.5/9lbs Will come with a Ritter Classic gig bag. Genuinely only interested in a BEX4C. So in no mad rush. Thank you for looking, reading, enjoying and laughing at me. Love you too.
    5 points
  8. Hi De Hi Second cab took shape today Removable baffle this time Fun! 😁
    5 points
  9. Aaaaaaaaand... ... I'm back in the club. 😁
    5 points
  10. Mrs Travis always seems to notice. ”you need bloody help you, why don’t you marry Yamaha and have done with it…”
    4 points
  11. Just great to hear such a seasoned player give an impromptu talk on his old bass……Ive used mandolin wire on my fretted basses for many years since hearing of him using it. Being mainly a fretless player myself I immediately took to the lower width and profile of mando wire and recently made a fretted with a reverse P pickup as well, due to the exact reason he gave about reversing them.
    4 points
  12. Was working at Silverstone last night - It certainly feels like gigs are pretty much “back to normal”. I’m not sure the Covid figures will look so great after this - I was certainly happier being “this” side of the fence.
    4 points
  13. Hi all, Up for grabs... Nemphasis Steam Bass - SOLD TC Electronic Flashback 2 - SOLD Emma Electronics Okto Nøjs - SOLD Darkglass Vintage Microtubes - SOLD Lekato Loop Station - SOLD TC Electronic Polytune - SOLD Neunaber Immerse Reverberator - SOLD Darkglass Alpha Omicron - SOLD EBS DPhaser - SOLD Postage is £5 in the UK, or you are welcome to collect from me in Derby. Any questions, or if you want more pics, just ask!
    3 points
  14. @benh Let me know if you'd like me to get some in the post to you? I got loads from work so they didn't cost me anything so I'm happy to pass some on for you to try? PM me your address!
    3 points
  15. Many months later, but I really got into my 434 and finally took a nice shot of it. I've got a gig on Sat and I think she's going to be my main. I also bought a black sparkle BB1100s which was a rash decision mourning the loss of the BBP34. It is nice but still too heavy. I'm trying VERY hard to resist the BBP34 in the Marketplace...
    3 points
  16. And here’s the finished thing…. New brown tort guard. I love it! Needs a new pickup selector tip though…. Forgot about that! 😁
    3 points
  17. I hope so. She’d let me have the money for that too. showed her an 84 Wal the other day - “if one comes up at £5000 when you’re turning 40, I’ll sort it.” ”if it’s more than 5k?” ”Within a grand or so” cor blimey…
    3 points
  18. Yeah, guitars and drums for me too. I wouldn't get more than one kit but I recently upgraded from a trusty Pearl Export to a Yamaha Birch Custom Absolute. The Oak Custom X snare is an even more recent acquisition. I reached a point where I had the guitars I wanted a few years ago, to cover the kind of stuff I play on them.
    3 points
  19. She never forgave me for the white jazz, or the sting CS. The only two basses she ever mentions. She said the Sting 55 was the coolest bass she’s ever seen.
    3 points
  20. Lakland and Spector in the sun.
    3 points
  21. And here's what it sounded like at its first outing, a dep gig at zero notice with a more-or-less scratch band. This band may turn out to be a decent side-project for me ... festivals and midweek gigs to fill the yawning gaps between weekend gigs. 😂
    3 points
  22. I took delivery of one of the preamp pedals earlier today. Very well built and some very nice features, including the Tilt function. The Tube channel ( well, emulated Tube) sounds pretty good too and does what it says on the tin.
    3 points
  23. Singer is a bit too MJ for me, but the band is banging.
    3 points
  24. Hi all, thank you so so much for advice and help. It was driving me mad but a quick tweak anti clockwise on the truss rod has started to straighten then neck out. It an Elwood 4 and a wonderful bass. Aging many many thanks, your all a credit to our bass chat community
    3 points
  25. In this video, the live bass line is constantly cutting from 424 to 1024 to 2024, all on the neck pickup soloed. You can hear a relative lack of firmness in the 424's tone, and there's a nice bit of throatiness in the 1024 / 2024.
    3 points
  26. No, I don't. I have 2 basses, 3 amps and 4 cabs. They all get used. I have 5 screwdrivers, 4 saws, 2 spirit levels etc. They all get used as well. IMO owning stuff is fine if you use it. It's still fine if you don't, but not for me. If you want to sell but can't get started, just pick the bass you play the least. Keep going until you arrive at the last 2. That's when you stop selling.
    3 points
  27. I use a FIshman Platinum Pro, this one: https://www.thomann.de/gb/fishman_platinum_pro_eq.htm The reason I like it so much is that is has everything I may need and nothing I don't, every function has a dedicated knob so quick adjustments are as easy as they would be on an amp or pedal with no screens. Here's the features I use the most on it: - Accurate tuner (with mute function!), switchable with bright screen. - One knob compression which sounds great. - Switchable boost - Sweepable mid control - HPF (not the best but handy on boomy stages) - Brilliance control, handy for rolling off excess treble/click while retaining your core sound - Notch filter - Phase inversion Obviously the actual preamp in there is quality and the DI is super clean, this replaced a small pedalboard (Korg tuner, MXR M80 and an EBS Multicomp) with a single pedal and actually gave me more usable functionality while also fitting into the top pocket of my Gator ProGo Deluxe! If you like clean sounds then it would have to be on your list, especially if you double on acoustic guitar or upright bass as all the eq points are switchable (one switch for guitar/bass mode) and the filters are handy for acoustic instruments. If it failed or was stolen I would order another one straight away.
    3 points
  28. Having bought this from our very own Hiram.k.hackenbacker, I have to say I am in love. Barely put the damn thing down - Im not usually a fan of Jazz necks, but OMG.. this thing is amazing. Cheers Warren! Well worth the money and the wait! Won't bore you with specs as there are already two threads on this bass, plus some great pics on Classic and cool's gallerywith much better than I can churn out with an ageing iphone.. She has been christened "The Deaky".
    3 points
  29. One of the songs I'll keep coming back to. Been a favourite of mine for years, It's from the album "Man From Wareika". Or rather I could have sworn it was from that album twenty years ago, now it seems like it's not. Ether way it's a great track, a couple of other songs there I like a lot. Rico is fantastic and I'm sure you are more familiar with him and his role in reggae/ska/dub than I am, but I thought I'd share what I consider a gem with anyone who may not have heard him play. it's good to have a listen to a trombone take control of the music, doesn't happen very often in my life.
    3 points
  30. The last time i tried to purchase some Mange i got slapped round the chops 😬
    3 points
  31. Atelier Z short-scale Kenken signature model (that's the signature on the headstock). It was hand built in Japan, has a 30" scale, a lovely maple neck and is extremely light weight at 3kg/6.6lb. It has active EMG pickups/pots, Gotoh hardware, and has recently been setup with new D'Addario strings. It sounds awesome.
    2 points
  32. It’s a 5 ply guard, so a touch deeper than standard… at certain angles it IS pleasing to the eye 😁
    2 points
  33. Just whack the camera with the headstock , that should do it 😎
    2 points
  34. I agree with all these, why would a seller not want an instrument to be set up at the cost of the buyer. As said even if the intended buyer pulls out it makes it a lot more attractive to future ones. Iffy methinks.
    2 points
  35. It was over-tightened (concave) so I let the truss rod off a little and it's now virtually flat. Adjusted the saddles at the same time to put the intonation back in tune. My local luthier and Bernie Goodfellow both said to leave a bass to settle overnight before doing final micro adjustments. That's where I'm at. It feels much more playable already.
    2 points
  36. Wicked fuzz, wicked seller Wickedness abounds!
    2 points
  37. Cheers 🙂👍. Only had one other BB, a G5S. My first 'real' bass was a Seafoam green Attitude Special, had that for a couple of years, then traded that in for the brand new BBG5S which I gigged solidly for about ten years as my only bass. Then had a break and when I got back into it I bought an RBX374 and for some reason went back to solely playing four strings. I only sold the BBG5S last year as I just couldn't part with it, but in reality I'd never play it again. I think this is why every time I play a Yammy it's like coming home. My only other Yam at the mo is my tobacco burst BEX4.
    2 points
  38. Welcome, Inara. I grew up in London and live in Oregon. I had to use Fahrenheit in conversations here and Celcius in conversations with Britons. Recently, however, I have simply used the expression "obscenely hot". Courtesy is always welcome. Exaggerated courtesy for comic effect is particularly enjoyable in some corners of "Off Topic". This is a terrific forum. I came here two years ago for a little wisdom and am still here. Still looking for that wisdom...
    2 points
  39. Ive had a Vt bass sat in my pedal draw for yonks, thought id give a try as a always on sound with the B7k... 👌 I Should have tried this combo a long time back.
    2 points
  40. They look ace in white - going to keep the black Pickguard on it…
    2 points
  41. The great voice of Barrington levy
    2 points
  42. A 1600 is definitely the only bb I’m after now - the 3000/neck through ones I’ve played haven’t knocked me out. I really like the 424 on both pickups or bridge only.
    2 points
  43. The key word is RAPID. In the past changes took '000s of years not merely decades. I'm not looking to get into a debate. I've attended conferences on how CC will impact on the built environment and the evidence for man-made CC is irrefutable. I'll leave it there.
    2 points
  44. I just got an email reminder for subscription
    2 points
  45. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLprC8HVlXU Another great one from him.
    2 points


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