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  1. 31 points
    Well, i've just done the same to him. Bought a 150 quid item, and marked it payment made, but didnt pay him. Lets see what the [email protected] makes of that
  2. 22 points
    So, I was a teen newbie bass player in the 80’s. Like many a young bassist of the era, I played a Westone at some point - a Thunder 1A in my case. Always had fond memories, so when this Thunder 3 came up for sale locally, I just had to have it. It was in a sorry state (it is 35 years old) - grimy fretboard, broken off screw on the battery cover & worst of all, & no sound from the front pick up, but I could see potential. I was told it had been in a case for most of its life & judging by the minimal fret wear, I can believe that. With a bit of elbow grease from me, the skills of my local guitar shop (Kempsters), & Armstrong pickups, it is now fully functioning and a most welcome addition to my little collection. Sounds epic through modern amplification and the neck is a joy - low action & perfectly set frets make it a breeze to play. Yes, first fret feels a reach & it is weighty at 10.3lbs, but overall it’s superb. Very happy.
  3. 17 points
    Because so much of what right wingers think is free speech is actually hate speech.
  4. 16 points
    No need to worry about it now. They've refunded me Result
  5. 15 points
    It’s good news that you’ve found something else to keep the black dog at bay, I had a similar experience when I retired, I thought when I was working I was just occasionally a miserable bugger, but it turns out I have cyclothymia (or bi-polar lite as it’s sometimes called). I have found that keeping my zinc levels up helps with the extremes of the mood swings and that it also helps keep colds at bay is an extra bonus. Anyway, that backstory aside, I was struck by your comment about being shite at some of your new pastimes because I read this just the other day from the genius that is Kurt Vonnegut: ”When I was 15, I spent a month working on an archeological dig. I was talking to one of the archeologists one day during our lunch break and he asked those kinds of “getting to know you” questions you ask young people: Do you play sports? What’s your favorite subject? And I told him, no I don’t play any sports. I do theater, I’m in choir, I play the violin and piano, I used to take art classes. And he went WOW. That’s amazing! And I said, “Oh no, but I’m not any good at ANY of them.” And he said something then that I will never forget and which absolutely blew my mind because no one had ever said anything like it to me before: “I don’t think being good at things is the point of doing them. I think you’ve got all these wonderful experiences with different skills, and that all teaches you things and makes you an interesting person, no matter how well you do them.” And that honestly changed my life. Because I went from a failure, someone who hadn’t been talented enough at anything to excel, to someone who did things because I enjoyed them. I had been raised in such an achievement-oriented environment, so inundated with the myth of Talent, that I thought it was only worth doing things if you could “Win” at them.” I hope that helps a bit.
  6. 14 points
    I've only just got this having been told twice that it weighs 8.5 lbs, it really does not! The real weight of this beautiful bass is 10.85 lbs. Which is why I'm selling it. I'm 74 with a glass shoulder and a very bad back. This is a quality reissue of the 1976 Stingray, When Mr Fender started the company. It has the dampers and the white pickup cover to finish it off, in the flesh (or wood) it looks amazing and plays wonderfully well being a 2eq. I can't tell you how disappointed I am over this bass, I love it and you will too. The price includes delivery. ****I should add that the only trade I would consider is another Stingray that weighs 8.5 lbs, 2eq, Maple board.**** Please buy it.
  7. 14 points
    I bought yet another bass cab (I'm a drummer...), from this very Forum, a couple of weeks ago. Too massive for shipping, it's being held by the Seller until one of my brothers can pick it up (thanks again, Ben...); he'll hold on to it until I pop across to the UK (don't know when; probably next year, but...). An SWR 8 x 8 in flight case, here's one of the pics...
  8. 14 points
    1988 Music Man Sabre, lovely bass with a stunning birdseye maple neck, Great condition, plays and sound really good. Two minor issues: there is bucklerash on the back of the body, previous owner tried to "repair" with clear laquer without luck. The other thing is the volume pot is crackling a bit. Otherwise the condition is very good. The neck is without dings and dongs. Frets in good condition, truss rod works in both directions. £1175 / 1300€
  9. 14 points
    Hi bass friends I put up a post here a while back asking for a 70s jazz bass. I love the sound of a 70s jazz, with the wider spacing, and in particular the Marcus Miller slap sound (although Melvin Davis sounds amazing on one too!) This one was offered to me and I left at the chance - you don't tend to see Atelier-Z basses very often but if you don't know about them they are made in Tokyo to super high standards, using fine ingredients and top craftsmen/women. This bass is an unusual one in that it has two important features - firstly the 70s spacing, which isn't always the case - and the body is chambered. As a result the bass growls like nothing else and it weighs under 4kg. Every time you pick it up it's really surprising because as you know, the traditional jazz bass body shape is quite large. Only recently I found what has been my dream jazz bass for some time and I can only realistically keep one. In fact this bass matches the other very well considering the relative price, and the fact it has taken a full weekend of playing and experimenting to compare the two goes some way to explain what a superb bass this is. It NAILS the Marcus slap sound. The only difference making the other bass win top spot is that I can get the action fractionally lower on the other bass. That said, I like a SUPER low action - anyone who plays my stuff at bashes normally thinks I'm mental (other factors probably play into this). The neck is dead straight but easy to adjust with a 5mm wrench - truss rod moves smoothly and responds quickly. Fretwork is impeccable and the fingerboard wood is gorgeous ebony. Because it's chambered the body is sliced down the centre - the back is alder and the front is ash, giving a nice mix of both tone woods. The controls are rear routed further lessening the amount of wood hanging from your shoulder. Leccy-wise you have two volumes, the second of which lifts for passive mode. Then there's a treble boost/cut, I'm not sure of the freq but it feels around 6K, very musical and adds tremendous bite, and when turned down it delivers thump. Then there's a bass boost only, adding girth and a very punchy bass response. Try the back pickup with the bass boost half way and treble rolled off. I live in York and could post this but will need to buy a case for shipping which I have built into the price. I'm also prepared to meet half way with quite a decent range, or if you can collect then it'll be cheaper for you. I've never sold a bass that I like as much as this - normally it's because I've fallen out of love with one or it no longer gets played or I can't quite get what I want from it. This is absolutely spot on, and I challenge anyone to find a better 70s jazz, especially given the light weight. Let me know if you have any questions Cheers ped
  10. 13 points
    Don't know if it qualifies with your definition, and it happens more on other instruments than bass.......... but it's when people leave a clip-on tuner on the headstock during a performance.
  11. 12 points
    I have four basses, all bitsas (Precision, P/J/ FL. Jazz and Jazz FL). All are quality albeit mongrel instruments that I've put together from decent parts. For a while I've wanted to get down to two and have been waiting for the right fretted PJ to come along. Anyway, it has, and oddly enough not only did I know it was the right one the moment I saw it, but I also already own the original body (long story). So, they're are up for grabs. I have got to the point where sentiment loses out to cold hard cash so I will also part out these basses. I will price stuff individually later today. I have posted holding photos for now, these are old and some of the bridges have been changed (I'm a tinkerer). Collection from Canterbury is great, otherwise courier it is. No trades thanks Bass number 1: £450 Warmoth Jazz Body (£200 fully loaded) Musikraft Neck, maple board £250 with tuners) 80's Dimarzio PAF PUPs Kiogon circuit with series/paralell push/pull pot Badass bridge (shown in photo with BBOT) Gotoh vintage tuners A great jazz, solid as a rock, fast and full. Beautifully engineered body by Warmoth, clearly it's been modified at some stage in its life. The neck is one of those that has broken a few hearts, apparently if you're a Jazzer (I'm not) you pick up this bass and think to yourself "why doesn't my Jazz bass neck feel like that?". At this price I defy anyone to show me a better Jazz bass. Bass number 2: £300 Noname body (£150 fully loaded) Warmoth fretless neck, tiger striped ebony board (£150 with Gotoh vintage tuners) Gotoh vintage tuners Badass bridge Kiogon circuit Note that this body is, for some reason, not drilled for strap buttons, although I could do that for you and install some. This is NOT a a bass for those of you with delicate backs, it is however a powerful sounding and articulate instrument. It's been the go-to in my studio for a long time. Bass number 3: £350 Noname 3tsb reliced ash body £200 fully loaded Warmoth fretted Precision neck, ebony board (£150 with Schaller tuners) Schaller tuners SD QP PUP Unknown circuit BBOT bridge (shown in photo with Badass) Bit of a mystery body bought from St Petersburg, Russia. Lovely lovely feel and looks, the wear is either a VERY good relic job or authentic, my guess is the latter. There is VERY slight sign of the neck pocket being sanded perhaps to accommodate a larger heel at some point, but if compared with standard heel/pocket fare from Fendre in the 70's it's about as snug as you'll get! I've tried to photo this below. I don't normally use SD PUPS but with this bass and flatwounds it just works. Can supply a full pickguard for the purists out there. Warmoth Precision neck with ebony board, what more is there to say
  12. 12 points
    Not a good idea at all! The life of a mobile ice cream salesperson is already stressful enough without burdening them with distributing and administering a vaccine. Only the other day I found one laying on the floor of his van, covered in Hundreds & Thousands. It turns out he'd topped himself.
  13. 11 points
  14. 10 points
    My recently acquired Ashdown Little Bastard. Tried it at rehearsal tonight, sounded lovely through my Warwick WCA 211 pro.
  15. 10 points
    Bashdown....? Asfaced....? Baredown....? Bareas.....? The world awaits with baited breath
  16. 10 points
    Amp heads that overhang cabs. At all.
  17. 9 points
    So this cheeky beast has just arrived from Belgium courtesy of a certain @Hellzero... It is quite an exceptional bass, more so than I was expecting to be honest (and I've not even plugged it in yet!) The build quality is absolutely fantastic. The highly figured, very 3D, top is a 1 inch thick slab of quilt maple with a purpleheart core layer and an Ash rear, also beautifully figured. The purpleheart fretboard and truss cover and superb and feel great under finger. The fretwork is immaculate, the fret end has been rounded off perfectly. The gloss body has an angled transition to a perfectly smooth satin neck and the treble access allows you to hit every fret seamlessly. The Bartolini pups are supported by an Aguilar OBP-3 preamp (a change from the stock passive Bartolini preamp) and the hipshot bridge and gotoh tuners take command at either end of this fine beast. This really looks like a true contender for some of the VERY best basses I have owned, and I have owned a lot!!! Porn below:
  18. 9 points
    Where have I been? I've only cottoned on to Precisions in the last few years in a proper way....and this bass....absolutely killing. https://shop.fender.com/en-GB/squier-electric-basses/precision-bass/classic-vibe-50s-precision-bass/0374500501.html I very rarely gush about instruments. I have owned many very fine and expensive ones, and still do. But I am telling you right now, in a way that is very rare for me, that this is an absolutely astounding instrument. Not 'for the money'. Just plain great. I could easily recommend everyone have one in their collection. Originally, I was looking at getting a Fender roasted maple neck for a project P bass, then realised I could basically just buy a new inexpensive bass and be content with project one 'as is' for now. Been tempted by the Harley Benton version of the 50s P bass for a while, but didn't want to do any fettling at all....so stumped up £339 on the Squier on the assumption that if I didn't like it, back it would go to Thomann. Was very inspired by this video and its super gnarly tone - linked below for your pleasure: Now all I can say is this bass - or at least this particular one - is killing. It sounds just like the video, which was my main criterion. The fit and finish is excellent. Two tone burst is well done, I like the vintage tint on the neck, the neck pocket is tight. It looks great. I will take the pickguard off and report whether there is routing under there or not, but reports from others are good on this. The hardware is good, not Hipshot, but good. The bridge is BBOT with threaded saddles - I like this and find it perfectly functional. It intonates well and the strings don't move side to side. The tuners are better than those that were on my cheapie SBMM Sub Ray4; they aren't so stiff and they work fine. Tone and volume pots feel and work fine and tone pot gives a fair bit of variability to the sound. I do have a niggle here - the edge mounted jack doesn't feel as 'tight' when I plug into it as it could. I may need to open it up and tweak that. The nut and fretwork is frankly unbelievable for this price. I was surprised. Proper bone nut, properly cut; I don't need to file it down at all. Narrow tall frets with no sharp ends and well seated. I can get a setup of my customary low relief (0.003" - 0.005" at 7th fret with capo at first fret and holding down strings at last fret) and 5/64" action on E string 12th fret going up to 4/64" at the G string 12th fret. No buzzing anywhere. This is good quality fretwork in my view - I won't need to consider a fret level. The neck is a modern C profile and is glossy. I have no issues with this finish. I have plenty of instruments with different finishes on the necks and find it easy enough to accommodate them all. Nut width 42.8mm and feels comfortable. It comes with 45 - 105 D'Addario nickel rounds. My favourite string brand and one of my preferred gauges. Sweet. It's a light instrument. I need to weigh it, but it feels just under the 9lb mark I think. I will report back. There is a slight tendency to neck heaviness on the knee, but not on the strap. It's about normal for what I see with most Fenders or Fender-style clones. Unlike the Ibanez Talman TMB505 I bought earlier in the year, I see no need to get lighter tuners. Sound. Everyone's hands vary, but I think this bass could cover any style. I played slap, pick lines, fingerstyle, jazz, funk and felt delighted with all of them. This pickup is really responsive to right hand dynamics in a way I haven't appreciated in a while and it has a beautifully gritty tone if you dig in just a little. I see no reason to change the stock pickup. The sound responds nicely to where you place your right hand; I think it by and large sounds best directly over the pickup, especially digging in. There is hum if you take your hands off the strings - it is a single coil - but when your hands are on the strings, I hear no hum. The tone knob is useful. I don't see any need to mess with the pots/electronics, apart from my previous comment about having a look at the tightness of the connection when I plug a cable in. It could well be the one I picked up is one of the better ones out there. But this particular instrument is an absolute peach. I can heartily recommend this instrument to anyone, which is relatively rare for me. It's not a good bass 'for the money', it's just plain good. Thanks for reading. Pete Nearly forgot...pics or it didn't happen...
  19. 9 points
    I love the fact the UK has some of the most young, vibrant and forward focused companies as well as established powerhouse brands. I try to support them as much as I possibly can e.g. Barefaced, Ashdown, Status, Cog Effects, Rotosound, etc to name but a few. They really listen to their customers and I know them on first name terms so you really feel invested in their brand. Well done Alex, Mark, Rob, Tom and Jason. Keep up the good work and best of luck for the future.
  20. 8 points
    Lockdown has meant that I've brought loads of my gear home/out of storage. It's been great! But, I've have started to realise how much has amassed over the years. So, going to start putting some bits and bobs up for sale. These are great. Low action, big tone. It's in great condition and comes with the OHSC.
  21. 8 points
    Well , anyone else tried one yet ? Telecaster body and pickups with a lovely shortscale neck. ive not had it long enough (nor am I good enough )to define the sound. BUT I love the look and the sounds I can get out of it with the supplied Rotosound strings. It sits nice and is a real looker to me .
  22. 8 points
    Recent purchase this. I've wanted one of these Graceland model Washburn's for ever. Bakithi Kumalo is one of the reasons I picked up a bass guitar in the first place. It's a lovely instrument. But there you go Lockdown has meant that I've brought loads of my gear home/out of storage. It's been great! But, I've have started to realise how much has amassed. I've played this bass loads over the last few months.
  23. 8 points
  24. 8 points
    35" scale graphite through-neck. Drop A-tuner fitted to the B-string. Made for me in 2004 by Rob. A few small marks to lacquer here and there, and a small 1cm hair-line to lacquer by jack-socket. Plays like butter and is booked in later this month to be re-strung and intonation +set-up as necessary by https://www.southamptonguitarrepairs.com/. Will be supplied with original Status hardcase. Available for testing / trial in Hampshire, near Winchester - SO53. £1500
  25. 8 points
  26. 8 points
    A big part of this is the convenience/use and replace culture as well. We're sold that idea that if something requires less effort it's a good thing, and that is something stops working, we should replace it. This is happening with music gear in so many areas from lightweight and non-repairable amplification, to studio hardware that goes loco when Apple or Microsoft change something (I sold an interface for £60 this morning that cost almost £2000 twenty years ago, which still works perfectly, which has decent preamps, functionality etc but which will not work with a computer or software made much after 2010), and don't get me started on the lunacy of data cable upgrades. I'm a cyclist as well, my Dad had the same Campagnolo groupset on his bike for over 30 years, he could always buy the right bolts, washers, springs, even quite esoteric parts if something started to wear. Bikes are crazy now, if something breaks, you buy a new one, which for a wheel can be £1,000!!!!! there's guys who are 3 stone overweight paying £10,000 for a bike because its 2lbs lighter than last year's model, for brakes that are actually less good in many conditions (disk breaks on high speed road bikes), because this is how the manufacturers get people to buy new gear - 'no-one's riding calliper brakes/26" wheels/manual gears any more". I forget who said it, but it was a reflection from one of the US Psychologists in the early 20th century who was involved in the systematic application of the psychology of the subconscious to sales and marketing (and politics); "We changed the way governments viewed their people, changing the expectation that they move from being good citizens to being good consumers". Yvon Choinard, the founder of Patagonia (a very switched-on company who repair their own and other manufacturer's mountain clothing free of charge) put it beautifully "In a world of limited resources, there's nothing clever about being a consumer". So this is why I love this thread, because to a degree whilst it celebrates gear that I love for doing what it does the way it does it, it's also about not simply accepting at face value the idea that everything has to be the way the marketing departments want it to be A very personal opinion, others are of course entitled to say "Beedster, you're talking stinky poo"
  27. 7 points
    on a budget mass-produced bass retailing for £330 I would think that looks all ok to me.
  28. 7 points
    Shadows and Light for the band. After that, I love them all and think that ranking them is a completely pointless exercise because it doesn't change the way I think or feel about them. She is a genius : end of. 😀
  29. 7 points
    Up for sale is my Maruszczyk Jake Basement 55 Butterscotch In A1 condition, bought from Bass Direct last year and only gigged by me a couple of times as I usually use my Lull Only selling cos I've spotted something else (you know how it is😊) £800 + shipping, in a decent semi-rigid case Specifications; Body: Ash body Neck: hard rock maple Fingerboard: Maple, 20 frets, Zero fret Nut width: 40mm Construction: bolt on Pickguard: Black Pickups: Bassculture Electronics: Passive: Volume, Tone Finish: Butterscotch transparent, body/neck matte Hardware: black, 19mm string spacing Strings are flatwounds, and look new-ish, don't know the make, sorry Original listing on Bass Direct's website https://www.bassdirect.co.uk/bass_guitar_specialists/MARUSZCZYK_Jake_4P_55_Basement_Butterscotch.html Photo's are their's too - I'm hoping that's ok as I bought the bass. I will take some of my own and stop being a lazy-arsed keyboard warrior and post them later tomorrow (I'm mostly engaged with watching the 6-nations today No trades unless it's for a Mike Lull precision with the jazz neck width and cash your way (obvs) I'm in Nottingham and Covid safe collection is ok or I'll ship via UPS in the aforementioned semi-rigid case. Overseas shipping considered - pm me I would expect that fully insured shipping will be around £30 to UK mainland destinations
  30. 7 points
    For sale: this new Maruszczyk Jazzus, custom made with some great extra options: see the list of specs below. Bass is made in August 2019 and is in new condition. New price with all the extra options is £2000 right now. Very lightweight! I don't play it anymore since i got a new bass and i can use the money. Specs: Body: lightweight Alder; Neck: 3 piece maple neck with matching headstock and carbon rods; Fretboard: Ebony with binding and abalone block inlays; Bridge: ETS; Tuners: Hipshot lightweight tuners; Pickup: Bassculture Quadruple bucker Pre-amp: Delano 2-bands EQ (bass and treble) with volume and a 3 way switch for first coil near neck, both and coil near bridge. Color: Translucent Red Burst; Weight: 3.3kg Price: £995 or 1100 euro. The bass comes with a gigbag and can be shipped to UK and all of Europe. For more questions or pictures, please send a PM. No trades please on this one. Thanks for looking!
  31. 7 points
    For sale/For Trade a beautiful MTD 535-21 from 1995, very good shape, lightweight (3.7kg) and very rare with this woods configuration. It's a bass from second year of the MTD's production (finished in December 1995), delivered with original brown hardcase and Mike's letter. Its weight is really surprising for a 5 string and it is very balanced. The sound is filled with growl and presence, lots of low-mids and a really strong character. This is according to Tobias, the sound he had in mind when he thought about the evolution he wanted to make by launching this new brand in the early 90s. Here are specifications : Body : Korina, lightweight whith a wonderlful golden color Neck : Wenge, quartersawn, one piece, 4 screws bolt-on with asymetric profile Fingerboard : One piece of Wenge Scale : 35" Frets : 21 + 1 frets silver/nickel in perfect shape Headstock : 2 + 3 with Wenge veneer Nut : Bone Pickups : Originals MTD/Bartolini, inverted P pickups Preamp : Original MTD/Bartolini, works with two battery, +/-9v configuration Controls : Volume/Blend/Bass/Mids/Treble + Mediums frequencies switch 250/400/800 Hz Tunes : Originals Gotoh GB707 Bridge : Original Wilkinson in perfect condition Strings Spacing at Bridge : 19mm Strings Spacing at Nut : 9mm Knobs : MTD Hardware color : Black Trussrod : One working and perfect set up rod Land of Craftsmanship : Handmade in USA Weight : 3.7kg This bass is very easy to play and the weight is super nice when you are standing. The bass has a few strokes and a few marks, but nothing bad for a bass of this age. It’s an instrument that has been played and that resonates wonderfully. The sound is typical MTD, with snap and an unbeatable slap sound. The woods used really offer a very ample and imposing sound, with a very good definition and a really important presence in a mix. You can see pictures in full HD here : https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/18LL6pQFNSi13FkmicCoRCf_hwKYAFCxp?usp=sharing And listen a lots of soundclips here : https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1lENbaYYXVDuhg6jlYJiZX5azU6uf8fj3?usp=sharing Don’t hesitate if you want additional photos or soundclips. For exchanges I am quite open, I am interested in fretted or fretless basses, from 4 to 6 strings. Rather looking for a Fbass, Leduc, Ken Smith, or whatever... Submit ! For information : Price new in 1995: $ 3500 + $ 300 (Wenge neck and fingerboard) + $ 300 (Korina body) + $ 140 (Hardcase) = $ 4240 or current $ 7240 with dollar inflation Current new price: $ 5,200 + $ 500 (Wenge neck and fingerboard) + $ 300 (Korina body) + $ 450 (Hardcase) = $ 6,450 3200£ is for average trade value. For straight sale, price is negociable. Bomb-proof shipping OK
  32. 7 points
    I’m selling this lovely MIJ Precision made in Japan in the late 80’s. The bass is in excellent condition other than a knock to the body at the bottom and also the headstock. Both merely cosmetic. The neck is beautiful to play and the bass sustains forever. I’m only selling as at 4.5kgs it’s a little heavy for my bad shoulder. The bass has had a replacement pickup but it really growls. Otherwise all original. No trades. I can post in the UK at buyer’s cost. Sold
  33. 7 points
    I am a Jazz musician. I never play the same thing once. Seriously, I have played tunes significantly wrong for decades. Nobody died.
  34. 7 points
    Speaking of white Spectors, I just had a great and fun rehearsal with my band for our gig on Friday using my Spector Euro 435 (35" Euro 4 LX with solid maple wings) This is my main live bass since last spring and although I prefer the NS-5XL for recording this is really kicking donkey for playing live. Since the G string is not a necessity for the gig it is tuned B(A)EAD and I can have the iconic white Spector PJ look onstage 🙂 This is such a great bass, I got rid of the Aguilar P/J that it came with in favor of a X series EMG PJ but kept the Aguilar OBP it came with. And in action! 🙂
  35. 7 points
    Not just the voices, but the poetry and emotions conveyed.
  36. 6 points
    These Ibanez SR900's are well known great basses and get a lot of love......apart from those bleddy Bart Mk1's pickups in my opinion, i hate them! I wanted a better jazz sound and found a great creative solution - fitted Seymour Quarter Pounders (£100) and with wood pickup covers to look the part - a vast improvement in sound and looks IMO. The original Bart Mk1's will be added to the sale should you wish to burn them. This bass has been professionally stripped to the natural wood and I'm sure you'll agree it looks really great. Plays superb, sounds great and looks damn sexy! Neck through, string through, mother of pearl inlays, lightweight, comfortable, fast jazz like neck, very low action, Bartolini pre, curved body....the best bass you'd get for under £300 i'd say. Can add a decent hard case for £35. Ideally looking for a sale but may consider trading up to a cheapish Sandberg, or trade for a similar priced P bass...poss fretless or 6 string bass. Courier at risk and cost to buyer. Collection Plymouth.
  37. 6 points
    I’ve sourced everything for my builds on here and eBay; if you’re not in a hurry and keep a project on the back burner, then eventually something you want will turn up cheap. That said, often the specific parts I need are only available in (eg) the US, and not cheap. As I’ve said, I don’t think I’ve lost money on mine over the years, but best to build just for yourself and avoid thinking about resale value. One I forgot about (and still own) just to show bitsas don’t have to be Fenderesque - this was acquired as a nice bitsa P/J Fenderbird from a local BC-er, and gradually morphed into a “Mike Lull-type” custom Thunderbird with every component except body replaced: Warmoth one-piece mahogany body with book-matched cocobolo top. MIK Epiphone T’bird neck 1980’s Gibson logo Schaller M4S tuners (as on Victory bass) Dual Thunderbucker ‘66 pickups imported from US (cost probably over twice everything else put together, but fabulous pickups.....) Solid brass ‘60’s type bridge & tailpiece (also from US)
  38. 6 points
    Yamaha Billy Sheehan Attitude Special, made in Taiwan 1997, electric blue metallic. This was the fairly short-lived version of his signature 'Attitude' bass. These were made for a couple of years out of Taiwan and sold at a less eye-watering price than the MIJ models, while still featuring some classic Billy Sheehan features The neck is fairly slim with a 40mm nut; slightly bigger than a vintage style Jazz Bass but not as big as a traditional P. It's very slick in the hands; the satin finish and 12" radius make it pretty shred-friendly. The body is light and lively but still well balanced against the neck; there's no 'dive' to speak of. The pickup combo and electronics is unique: you get a standard P pickup with it's own volume knob but no tone knob, as well as the signature big passive HB in the neck, which also has a seperate volume as well as a tone control. Basically, you can start off with a juicy, growling P-style tone, then use the neck pickup to dial in a whole world of extra fatness and low-end punch. This shiny blue finish with the cheeky red inlays is seldom seen on this model; it looks terrific. This is a brilliant gigging bass. There are a couple on marks here and there but excellent condition for a 30yr old bass. No trades on this one thanks. Postage £25 uk. 20201120_102204.mp4
  39. 6 points
    This is my current fretless, just made from cheap (at the time) bits - Cort MIK body, Mighty Mite neck, Duncan Designed pups, Fishman piezo bridge, Bartolini buffer pre, and Wilkinson tuners. Before this I had a beautiful walnut/pau ferro Warmoth jazz build which I bought and sold for ~£350, prices are considerably higher these days!
  40. 6 points
    I am genuinely sorry for, and appalled by any abuse you have received. I have some Jewish and black heritage, although it is far enough back that it is not apparent. My mum and her mum were on the receiving end of abuse for the black heritage. However, anyone claiming to be left wing and dishing out any kind of hate speech does not belong on the left. If they say they are then they are wrong by definition, with one of the founding principles of Socialism being equality.
  41. 6 points
    Up for sale is my super rare, 1987 Kramer Ferrington Electro Acoustic Bass. The bass is in excellent condition for a 33 year old instrument with no chips or dings but just light scratches to the lacquer from playing. This bass is amazing. It has an electric bolt on neck which affords an incredibly low and playable action that I’ve never experienced on any other acoustic bass. It has has a new nut, new bridge saddle and piezo pickup and has been set up for my preference. The fingerboard has been cleaned and lemon oiled and the frets have been cleaned and polished. There is no case with the bass so collection only or I could meet you halfway for fuel costs. Any questions please ask. Thanks
  42. 6 points
    My session creating FM sounds last night was inspired by my having talked @dodge_bass through the features of the pedal for a couple of hours earlier in the week and encountering something which puzzled me. This isn’t documented in the manual under the FM section but I’ve finally figured out what happens with the envelopes in the FM implementation. I had previously thought that whatever envelope was selected to control the modulator oscillator’s volume was what controlled the FM amount in the carrier oscillator. This is not the case. It actually looks like the two envelopes are hard-routed so that Sine 1’s FM amount (from either Sine 2 or the input signal) is always controlled by envelope 1. Similarly Sine 2’s FM amount (from either Sine 1 or the input signal) is always controlled by envelope 2. I’ve emailed Jesse and Niko to confirm and ask them to add the info to the manual. Having grasped that, I’ve found some more cool stuff one can do by manipulating both envelope shapes and FM amounts and I’ve got some ideas of things to do using the dual processors with FM now which I’m going to work on today. I also worked out the other day that the pitch modulation of the oscillators (via the detune knob and accompanying “modulate” button) is also hard-routed. (I previously thought it was set by the the same drop down that selects which LFO controls the tremolo for a given voice as it’s right next to that control in the editor; I was wrong!) The pitch modulation of oscillator 1 (i.e. saw 1, square 1, sine 1) and polyphonic pitch 1 is always controlled by LFO 1. Likewise, the pitch modulation of oscillator 2 (i.e. saw 2, square 2, sine 2) and polyphonic pitch 2 is always controlled by LFO 2. The above means that if you want to apply equal-speed pitch modulation to two oscillators which have the same wave shape, then you need to ensure that the LFO1/2 ratio is set at 1:1. However, this new discovery opens up some interesting possibilities. I might also be able to use this knowledge to improve some things I was dissatisfied with in a few of my older patches. I made Jesse and Niko aware of this too and it will be added to the manual.
  43. 6 points
    Bass for a child Seems like a fair swap Can he cook?
  44. 6 points
    This topic raises its head regularly. Slapping is a technique the same as any other technique. It fits in certain songs. When it's thrown in needlessly it can become boring. This is an example of slap suiting the song perfectly and done tastefully without over doing it. This is my humble opinion.
  45. 6 points
    I’ve been browsing amps and came across this Ampeg B15 N , what a beauty,
  46. 6 points
    I'd heard there was one coming. Now a reality. https://www.schecterguitars.com/bass/dug-pinnick-dp-12-detail
  47. 6 points
    http://www.plugin.deals/best-audio-plugin-deals-free-discounts-of-the-month/izotope-iris-2-synthesizer-is-now-free-until-end-of-november-2020/ You are welcome!
  48. 6 points
    I just bought @DoubleOhStephan’s California TT4 so I’m pretty chuffed...
  49. 6 points
    So I have only ever owned one bass guitar. I've read about neck profile, neck finish, radiused fret boards, read loads of manufacturer specifications. But having only really had my hand on one bass, it was hard for me to translate what this meant in the real world, so to speak. So this morning, I went to have my bass guitar lesson. Asked my tutor some questions. Afterward I thought to try some of the local music shops to get my hands on so that I could learn. So today I have tried Fender Precision ( Mexican ), Fender Jass ( Mexican ), Vintage Musicman copy, Musicman by Sterling StingRay Ray34, Music Man by Sterling StingRay Ray4 HH. To try all these basses out I had to travel to two shops. Out of the Fenders, I preferred the precision, because of the satin neck, and the pickups are definitely higher output than a Jazz bass. I nearly bought that in the first shop. I showed some restraint, and thought no I'll wait and contemplate over the potential purchase. So then I went to the second shop. Where I tried the Sterling's. So I spent some time comparing the Ray34 and Ray4 HH. I actually preferred the tones of the Ray4 HH because I could hear more tone choices from the Ray4 HH. I huess more tone of the Ray4 HH is probably down to having two humbuckers. What I really liked about the Ray4 HH and Fender Precision, was the satin necks. Wow they play a lot faster than a painted neck or high gloss neck. The Sterling Ray4 HH, sounded more powerful, and sounded like it had more variation in tone over the Fender to me. And you know when you get that "feeling", you know its the one, that real happy fuzzy feeling, yep thats what the Ray4 HH gave, so I knew I had to take it! I've already been playing my Ray4 HH. Very happy indeed. Photo, sorry for the poor quality the weather and lighting is rubbish hear today! The colour looks way cooler!
  50. 6 points
    A bit of an impulse online purchase several months ago. It's had such limited home use since it arrived that it still has the protective plastic on the hardware. I need to clear some space for a new arrival so no trades, sorry. One tiny finish flaw on the back of the bottom horn but otherwise no dings or dents. Scale: 30" Weight: 3.7KG approximate (kitchen scales) String spacing: 19mm Comes with a basic gig bag Would strongly prefer collection, or to meet half way, but postage may be possible.

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