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  1. Mine arrived today from Thomann. Out of the box it was very nice, after a quick set up (allen keys and truss-rod bar included), it was lovely. Will probably replace those strings with a set of Fat Beams though. I second the very helpful review from @BassAgent above. Thank you for your encouragement to go ahead with this. It plays well, no sharp frets,well finished and crucially no noise ! Thepickups and preamp are really quiet on all settings, in fact it was quieter than the one that I tried in Guitarguitar recently, so possibly a newer one. He told there's was a later model and they all sound like that. Hmmm! Slight negatives are the hardware does have a bit of a "Far Eastern" feel, (well it is) and there is a big drop in gain from active to passive. To be expected I suppose, however I can't see me using passive much unless the battery dies. Rehearsal tonight so I'll give it a proper test.
    7 points
  2. This Fodera built in January 2016 is really a work of art and in perfect condition with hardly signs of playing wear. Specifications. Neck through | 35 inch scale | 24 frets | mop inlays | semi hollow ash body | holly topwood | solid top | 3 pc hard rock maple neck | alder tone bock | Amazon rosewood fingerboard | extended low B | Titanium locking bridge (!) | +/- 19mm spacing | Pope customs 3 band amp with dipswitches/variable frequencies | Fodera Duncan dual coil pickups | wooden pickup covers and ramp | OHSC The bass is priced to sell, however I am open for trading offers + cash. (Fender P or J '60s, Stenback, Sadowsky NYC, Ken Smith, ...) Shipping well packed anywhere at costs. Do consider paying duties & taxes when outside EU.
    6 points
  3. Hi all, New member here, but just though I’d share my new (to me) BBP34. It sounds great and was exactly what I was after in a PJ setup and the neck feels amazing. Looks to have been well loved before, got some light buckle wear on the back and a fair bit of scratching on the pickguard. Many thanks, Will
    5 points
  4. COUNTDOWN NOTICE, WEDNESDAY 15TH Here is Mrs. Scrumpy's menu to get the tastebuds going for Sunday. As usual, much of the content is good for vegetarians and there will also be vegan content. We think we remember who you are but, just in case, could our vegan friends and anyone else with special dietary requirement please make yourselves known to me - either on topic or via PM. Mrs Scrumpys menu.docx
    5 points
  5. This was posted on the Dutch bass forum I frequently attend, and was apparently made for the bass player of a Macca tribute band to cover both his Höfner and his Rickenbacker era. As much as I appreciate the attention to detail on this, I think it looks ugly as all hell!
    5 points
  6. Power has now been hooked up. Blimey ... IT'S BRIGHT !!
    5 points
  7. These threads always make for interesting reading. A swing band wanting a bass player at all their rehearsals. Doesn't sound that unreasonable to me. Hardly a cult. And setting out expectations from start. I'd say they sound like a straight up, decent lot.
    5 points
  8. I'm currently involved with five (yes, 5) bands. Two are frontline commercial gigging bands (I have eight consecutive double-header weekends coming up, starting this Friday), two are active side projects which would be interested in gigging maybe 1/2 times a month, and one is a new side project in formation which would never get weekend gigs because it will be insufficiently commercial. Over the last five years I have been rejected by at least 20 bands - it wouldn't surprise me to find that it was actually twice as many! By far the most common reason given has been that they're unhappy with me playing in other bands, and that's really not an issue for me ... much of the time they're probably right, and it would turn out to be a problem for the band. I'm able to make five bands work because: ALL gigs for the two busy commercial bands are brought in by @Silvia Bluejay and myself, which rules out any chance of diary clashes on Fri/Sat nights. Neither frontline band wants to play more than 3/4 gigs a month, whereas I'm happy to play a dozen if they're available. I'm always scrupulously honest with side projects, from first response onwards. I make it absolutely clear that their band will be a side project for me - most immediately say 'YUK' but occasionally the response is "Great, that's exactly how we feel too". I choose side projects that play music I'd really love to be playing, but which I don't get to play in my commercial bands. There have been times when playing with my Classic Soul side project has been like juggling with soup, but I'm compensated for that by the opportunity to play some of my favourite songs with a decent bunch of musicians. A further side benefit of playing in all these outfits, many of them short-term, is that when the next project comes along and it turns out they're missing a guitarist or a drummer or whatever, I always have a pool (or at least a puddle) of musos who I've actually played with that I can trawl to make up any gaps.
    5 points
  9. First gig since December 2019, and a last minute addition to the HRH Goth line-up for Sunday's Leeds gig. Two mega 6-hour rehearsals to get up to speed after having not played as a band for 18 months. Nice big stage, great sound and a decent-sized audience considering that we were on at two in the afternoon and main attraction for the weekend (Fields Of The Nephilim) were on the previous night. Here's a few photos...
    5 points
  10. Getting closer! Ditched the brown stain for black, and much prefer it.
    4 points
  11. The cull of my lovely collection continues. This one is going to hurt a bit. Corvette, ash body, ovankol neck, bell brass frets, no wear to speak of. Good working machine heads (a Warwick achilles heel) Warwick says: produced: 20.08.2002 Description: Corvette Standard, 4-string Natural Oil finish Swamp Ash body Ovangkol neck Chrome hardware Made in Germany Its has dints and is faded in a few places, it has been used/loved. I was going to rub it down and re-finish in gun stock oil. If that interests the buyer will ship with the bottle i bought. I bought it as a passive, installed a Glockenklang pre-amp and run it in 18v mode. Pull to passive on the volume control. Stacked Bass/Treble. Pickups are MEC dynamic corrections. The Glockenklang isn't mega hot output, but smooth and classy with nice headroom. Very usable, very playable. Happy to meet up to exchange nr m25 for petrol/caffeine money. Pickup from Rochester, or can post at buyers expense (expect about £40 insured well packed door to door)
    4 points
  12. The non-reverse Thunderbird is a thing of cruel deformity
    4 points
  13. The Parker Fly was a sight for sore eyes:
    4 points
  14. I've got flats on my P bass (and had them on all my P's) I keep trying flats on my jazz, even recently had EB cobalts which are very bright. I just can't get on with that sound on a jazz! To me a jazz should have that zingy hollow snap with both pickups on or that burpy punch on the back. I also love the slap sound on a jazz, and I haven't found any flats I like for slap. That being said Joe Osborne and John Paul Jones always sounded fantastic with the jazz/flats combo.
    3 points
  15. Got myself a nice new Markbass set up over the weekend and wanted to show it off to a crowd who might actually care! It is: - 600W Little Mark III head - Traveller 102P cab on top - Traveller 115P cab below All in a custom made "trifibre" case. The Little Mark Vintage underneath the LMIII is mine too - I've basically just got a spare / back-up now. Only played a little bit with it solo so far, but good things to report already. Sounds excellent with the P, and really enjoying the differences the VLE / VPF can make. I've tried both the LMII and the LMV, and I have to say inital reports I might actually prefer the sound of the LMIII! Will have to wait for band context to see how it goes. Flight case super useful for all the upcoming gigs (fingers crossed). Who else is using this / a similar set up? How are you finding it?
    3 points
  16. and don't even try to keep up with what Andy Travis actually owns...
    3 points
  17. I have honestly never been into the idea that for a certain sound a certain bass is required. I've just wanted something that sounds like a "bass guitar" and besides IME most of the sound comes from how you play it and how you treat the electronic signal it produces rather than the actual instrument itself. Also I've been told that most of the "P-Bass sound" comes from the type and position of the pickup, so anything with the appropriate pickup in the right pace should get you close enough in the band mix.
    3 points
  18. I've got an Abarth 500; the size of the boot is more suited to a singer with no more than 2 mics and a very small notebook of lyrics. With the seats down I can just about squeeze a bass amp and Markbass 4x10 in, but there's not much rear vision. However, it's such fun that: a) I don't care b) I've scared the other members of the band sufficiently that I don't need to worry about carrying a passenger as well...
    3 points
  19. Here's my family, and the bonus inclusion of Betty on the couch asleep!
    3 points
  20. A bit like the old Classic 60 Jazz in Nitro (I bought one new in 2013 and still have it)? I suspect they will do that with the Vintera range soon. I've spent a long time looking for a suitable partner for my classic 60s and just bought a Vintera 60s this morning - so the cellulose Vintera Jazz will be announced by the end of the month!
    3 points
  21. If you mean the AFR, the bridge fits perfectly. It's the lever of the D-tuner you're seeing (also designed by Rolf Spuler) Here's a similar one on an SR3000:
    3 points
  22. Before a Player gets to be a Performer, they need to be a Practiser, and later, before they're a Pro they're just a Part-timer. I would like to see the specs for the American Past-it Precision.
    3 points
  23. Latest (and last, for now) upgrade to my wee board. Just picked up the tiny Swiff tuner from @jrixn1 this afternoon, so my trusty old Korg DT-7 is now retired. I might do some cable-tidying work at some point, but for now it will do fine. Yes, I know the Zoom has a tuner in it, but I prefer a separate one.
    3 points
  24. Dirty loops don’t always hit a bullseye with their stuff (but I can’t name a single act I like that does) but when they do I think the results are glorious. I have listened to the new stuff and wasn’t immediately struck by thriller, but the instrumental funk song above and turn on the light just leave me in awe! If I played in a band even 1/10 as good as them I would be permanently grinning like a Cheshire Cat, playing good music just does that to me. I played in a 12 piece soul band and when we got it right I basically laughed and smiled song after song and was permanently looking at and bouncing off my band mates. I don’t know why having fun comes off as being smug.
    3 points
  25. Ah. Fear and revulsion triggered by the unfamiliar. It's fine,a nice, safe Precision will be along soon, to make you feel all better. Yes - I do own an Ibanez EDA900.
    3 points
  26. Floor is now down. Went down reasonably easy and had two planks left over when everything was done. Skirting board going on at the weekend.
    3 points
  27. Lovely light (3.7kg) p/j with great neck and preamp. I’ve gigged it a couple of times and it’s so comfy and playable. Awesome grain popping through sunburst too. Currently wearing rounds but I can also set up with some used Flats. I want to keep it but have some annoying expenses and it’s not getting played much at the moment. Postage at cost and gig bag available. Trades- Squire mini precision bass in red + cash, Fender 4 string p or J at right specs/price. Have a pop and see. I also have a 5-String Sire V7 up for sale and various pedals. I travel to West London via A1 three times a weeks so meet/up delivery is possible. More images to follow.
    2 points
  28. Fantastic cab that just isn't getting any use so selling on. Comes with the cover. Also selling my Mark Bass F1 amp which works really well with this cab (see separate listing). Please PM me if you have any questions. No trades
    2 points
  29. *SOLD* Fender Classic 60s Jazz Bass, good condition, white body, rosewood fingerboard, tortoiseshell scratch plate. I acquired this bass in exchange for a 6 string Ibanez a couple of years ago and have used it for a few gigs and rehearsals since then - it is a a fine example of the best basses Fender have made in Mexico, but I already had one I bought in 2013. The Grateful Dead sticker is vinyl and easily removed without leaving any marks - I can do this if required. .No hard case included, but will include a Fender gig bag. Collection or meet up preferred, but I do have a bass box if the buyer is willing to risk post/courier.
    2 points
  30. As if we aren't all just repeating exactly the same stuff every five or six pages
    2 points
  31. I would agree as well, having been double jabbed for some time I’ve always been cautious about taking risks, but if you had negative results beforehand I can’t see an issue. However, as always the decision has to be right for you and I would be respectful of your choice.
    2 points
  32. My Skoda Octavia's boot will take my EBS 2x12, 4U rack case, rucksack containing pedalboard & leads, music stand, guitar stand, bag with spare shirt etc, and my bass in its gigbag, and all without having to put the back seats down.
    2 points
  33. 3rd Kool & the gang transcription now online Kool & the gang - Ladies night | Bass Transcription | Robert Bell
    2 points
  34. They're great! Other than the bottom one, I'd happily play any of them. Plus the third one doubles as a bottle opener. Win win!
    2 points
  35. When I used to live closer to most of our gigs, when I got home I'd have a candle lit bath with bath salts, beef jerky, scotch, listen to post-rock and read my book. That really helped, now we have an en-suite I might resurrect that for local gigs again.
    2 points
  36. Am I right in thinking this is the one that is partially made from my stairs? very much looking forward to seeing it.
    2 points
  37. I'll be there! Having a rummage for raffle goodies. Probably some parts from the spares box, a surplus tuner, and other bits. Rich - Westone Thunder 1A (tarted about a bit), Sire V7 fiver, Tanglewood acoustic 4 - all basses strung with nickels, D'Adds on the Thunder and Elixirs on the Sire and ABG. Zoom 509 h'phone amp and cans. FOR SALE: Boss CE-5 chorus stomp wrinkleygit - Jabba’s Semi Hollow Fretless, 112 cab with a lightweight head, possible new addition to the family. Bass strung with Labella flats scrumpymike - FOR SALE: Eden WT550 Traveler; Fender Rumble 800. 'Keepers': my no. 1 gig bass 'Rascal Mervyn-Lyte; 'Rascal Lyte Mkll; Sandberg Cali lV s-s; Mesa Subway TT-800; HandBox R-400; a pair of BF SC3 cabs; a Gillett Contour or two (or maybe even 3) - one of which will prolly be FS. Pea Turgh - My Frankenstein Jazzguarman(!) strung with D’Addario XL Chrome flats. My black bitsa (same strings). Probably my Peterson combo which I’ll flit between selling and not selling (still). Stevie - Ibanex SR1200-VNF, Ashdown RM500, BCbass 112, plus some other bass cab developments (probably) yorks5stringer - Warwick Star Bass Proline (4 string), Status GP Artist (again 4 string), Marcus Miller Micro 101, 1972 Telecaster Bass (poss.), Shuker Course 5 String (poss.) stewblack - Trace Elliot Rig of Death. Ric inspired 'tributes' various amps and basses for sale unless they shift here first. A hernia (probably). basstone - For Sale refurbished Marshall DBS200 combo fitted with beyma 12" speaker. BC v3 cab with G&K MB500 amp. '78 Fender fretless jazz bass with rotosound nylon coated strings. Probably plus one other bass TBD Woodinblack - Ibanez EHB1505, Shuker Uberhorn, Chapman Stick, PositiveGrid Spark amp. olipaulo - Fender Elite Jazz, Status Empathy 5 and PRS SE Kestrel. Markbass CMD 151P, SWR LA15, GK MB112-ii and GK MB212-ii (the last three are for sale so they may be missing from the bash). Helix LT & IEMs Richard Jinman - tbc Stub Mandrel - Fender Performer, Deathburger (sublime to the ridiculous) maybe another bass, GR AT212 slim and Bass Terror. Norm - I'll bring my '98 Stingray 4 (could be for sale/trade), Squier VM Jazz 5, Squier VM Precision 5, Trace Elliot v4 head & Barefaced Vintage 2x15, Roland Microbass & headphones, earplugs & my wallet, looking at what peeps are bringing with FS tags on!!!! Jimrs2k2 - all the normal stuff, some of which maybe for sale. PhilStarr - BC 112 Mk1, BC110T, BC Easybuild 12, maybe some other self build designs. Peavey MiniMax, Burny Thunderbird (Japanese Matsumoku copy JabbaTheGut - 27" short scale basses, short scale telebass, probably something else, TC amp and cab(s) Pinball - Amplification: GB 2x12 and streamliner, Burnes Marquee bass, G&L Fallout, Supro Huntington 1, Fender Jazz Bass Special/boxer, Peerless Jack Casady. (Revelation Dub King maybe)
    2 points
  38. hahaha... indeed... your bang on! Maybe those Soviet Luthiers were longing for the lone-star state themselves.
    2 points
  39. The BTB range started off life as Ibanez's take on a 'boutique bass'. Monorail bridge, fancy wood tops and finishes, five piece neck, active, dual in house humbucker based on bartolini mk1's. the model range has gone through a few ups and downs, but this is one of the really nice early ones. Now available in the prestige etc lines ...big money. Finished in a deep trans grey/black over a quilt maple cap, with matching headstock. I love them and as a collector/player i have owned a few over the years and never been disappointed. I traded this bass recently and fully set it up for stage use, polished out most of the light usage marks, re-strung it, its now clean, well set up and looks/plays great! So there I was then, rather stupidly i allowed myself a wander through these very classifieds and boom G.A.S attack for another 5 string, so for sale it is. Classy looking bass at a good price. Happy to meet up to exchange nr m25 for petrol/caffeine money. Pickup from Rochester, or can post at buyers expense (expect about £40 insured well packed door to door)
    2 points
  40. I think they are within their rights to ask that a player can attend regular rehearsals. Their level of musical competence is irrelevant. Also "commit 100% only to our band" are your words not theirs as far as I can tell from the OP. The BL just said it wouldn't work due to split loyalties... maybe he was just referring the Wednesday night clash rather than multiple bands in general.
    2 points
  41. Side dot markes... I got some plastic tubes and glow-in-the-dark powder from a hobby store. Much cheaper than luminlay. Here I'm experimenting by packing the powder in and drop-filling with superglue. Totally works. But that green is a bit obnoxious 🤢😁 I'll probably get a different colour eventyally.
    2 points
  42. Rolling Stones - Get yer ya-ya’s out BB King - Live at the Regal Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes - Live at the Bottom Line Stevie Wonder - Natural Wonder Bruce Springsteen &The E Street Band - Live 1975-1985 The Band - The Last Waltz Lou Reed - Rock n Roll Animal Emmylou Harris and the Hot Band - Last Date Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul - Soulfire Live
    2 points
  43. Flats work very well on a jazz if you use a pick - instant 60s TV theme music bass. I don't get to play a lot of 60s TV music, though,
    2 points
  44. There would be no such void. They would have used something else, it probably would have sounded bassy and we would be having this conversation about something else as we wouldn't have known anything different. A parallel universe where Gibson got there first? Sign me up, there might not have been a 9/11 or Covid either
    2 points
  45. Yes - I've got one of these - great basses. Made at the same time / same factory as the highly regarded 60's CV's
    2 points


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