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  1. 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.
  2. 22 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
  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. 16 points
    Held off for a while on this, had to wait for some bits to arrive. So I’ve used Ashdown exclusively for years, probably since about 2009 - previously I’d used Trace Elliot and then SWR. I still love Ashdown, think they’re a great company and make some unbelievable stuff. Literally just fancied a change. Initially started looking for a 410 - I Miss that air that a big fat deep cab moves. I found @bigthumb was selling an EBS proline 410 and as he’s local, jumped at it. Then I set about looking for a head. I always fancied a fafner II or TD650 as they look brilliant. The fact that I don’t have huge amounts of cash was a deciding factor...but there was loads of conflicting opinions on the 650 vs the 350 ve the Reidmar. Cue a discussion with resident expert @EBS_freak who was really gracious and helpful. He reminded me that @Dood was selling a Reidmar 750. A day or so later...here we are. Very, Very (VERY) loud. Super clean - but will investigate the settings more at rehearsal as my neighbours are all poorly with Covid19 and I don’t want to disturb them too much. Enjoying it so far.
  6. 15 points
    Thank you. It’s probably best to leave it as it is, it’s more honest. I think a lot of people have a very different idea of Barefaced to what it actually is. For better or worse, I’m not really financially driven, I just want to make the best possible products in the way that I believe is right. I want to make things that people use for years and years and years, I don’t want to make things that are at all disposable. From a business perceptive I am horribly cursed by a desire to not screw up this planet any more than possible - I know making speakers (the actual drivers, especially the magnets) is not environmentally friendly so I want those speakers to be really valued items that people cherish and thar even outlast me. And I also strongly believe in trying to manufacture here, creating jobs where you get to use your hands, not just poke at a computer. So because of those decisions, everything we make costs a hell of a lot to make. Everything we design takes a really long time to design (I can’t tell you how long we’ve spent on the amp so far...) We operate from an almost comically tiny factory and no-one here, me included, makes much money. Thankfully I’m not a big spender, my wife is very frugal and you can get an awful lot of things free (hurrah for sharing/freecycle groups) or cheap secondhand, and the children don’t seem to mind (yet). Last year I bought a new car because the front wheel snapped off the 15 year old one as the suspension had rusted through - and I really like cars. Well, I say new, it’s almost five years old but that’s new to me! I need to do an official announcement updating customers etc on what Barefaced is up to, but with the massive fall in orders due to the lack of live music, I now have half as many staff as in March, and the staff who are still here are only part-time and mostly furloughed. It’s really hard. I know it’s even worse for all the pro musicians who’ve lost their entire income, the events companies, the list goes on. And of course those who’ve been seriously ill, or had close friends or relatives suffer, or even die from this. I don’t know where I’m rambling with this but I guess I’m trying to say that I’m not sitting in some ivory tower making fancy products, I’m just trying to do something I believe in and earn enough to live. And because margins are fine and right now turnover is much lower than normal, I’m spread very thin trying to wear too many hats so that I can pay the rent and my mortgage and payroll and feed my family and not have to lay off more staff.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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...
  10. 14 points
  11. 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€
  12. 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
  13. 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.
  14. 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
  15. 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.
  16. 11 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.
  17. 10 points
    Straight from @ped's dingy backstreet lockup to my bass! BC Grolsch button straplocks, unfortunately they didn't come attached to a BC brewed bottle of beer.
  18. 10 points
    My recently acquired Ashdown Little Bastard. Tried it at rehearsal tonight, sounded lovely through my Warwick WCA 211 pro.
  19. 10 points
    Bashdown....? Asfaced....? Baredown....? Bareas.....? The world awaits with baited breath
  20. 10 points
    Amp heads that overhang cabs. At all.
  21. 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:
  22. 9 points
    Pretty comfortable by looks of things
  23. 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...
  24. 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.
  25. 9 points
    [K.I.T.T.]I really don't think this is a good idea, Michael![/K.I.T.T.]
  26. 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
  27. 8 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. SOLD 😊
  28. 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 .
  29. 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.
  30. 8 points
  31. 8 points
    on a budget mass-produced bass retailing for £330 I would think that looks all ok to me.
  32. 8 points
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  34. 7 points
    Beautiful Ibanez single cut bought from the Bass Gallery earlier this year (https://thebassgallery.com/collections/bass/products/ibanez-srsc-805). Bought for £829 plus I had to buy a hardcase (£50). So for £850 included P&P get yourself a bargain. It's a lovely bass, super low action (I"m a real stickler for this) and plays very evenly across the whole board. I just can't get away with the slightly narrower string spacing having been a Fender man all my life hence selling. Basically you're getting a lot of bass for the money and they're not that easy to come by having only been made for a short time. Only trade I'm interested in is a Fender Jazz lined fretless. Can't add any money to the trade though so have to be straight swap or plus cash. Any Q's drop me a PM.
  35. 7 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)
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  37. 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. 😀
  38. 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
  39. 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!
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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.
  43. 6 points
    You're probably right, but reading the 'history' about this pedal was quite interesting and it makes sense to me how it came about. Barefaced + COG doing something together, made in the UK etc especially in these difficult times... is something to applaud, I feel. The product won't be for everyone (is anything ever?) but would it be better if they hadn't bothered at all? I don't think so.
  44. 6 points
    Due to the Covid-19 situation and severe back problems (66% officially disabled because of it) plus right shoulder injury (non-operable capsulitis from which, after more than 3 years, I will never fully recover), I'm selling all my basses over 4 kilos and also the ones I'm not really using. I've also considerably lowered the price for a quick sale. GROSMANN 5 FF Custom Order, top of the range model with a 2 pieces body in wenge and alder, 2019, 34 to 36 inches fanned frets. NO TRADES ! Asking price including shipping fully insured with tracking number to your place in these European countries (ask for other countries) : Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France (excluding French overseas departments and territories), Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Monaco, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom : £777 GBP !!! (new price was £1599 GBP...) In fully working condition, fully original and in very good lightly used condition, almost new, except some very small blemishes (see below). Here are the specifications : Body : bass side in wenge and treble side in alder for better sound balance Top : book matched flamed maple Neck : bolt-on (with inserts) one piece hard rock maple Fingerboard : wenge (flat radius) Frets : 24 (no wear at all) Headstock : 3 + 2 shape with a string retainer Pickups : 2 x Delano JC 5 HE/M2-AS (AS is for longer pickups) Preamp : Delano Sonar 2 Controls : volume (push-pull active/passive), blend, bass, treble Tuners : Schaller BM Bridges : 5 x ABM mono rails Strings spacing at bridge : 20 mm Nut : Graph Tech Strings spacing at nut : 9 mm Knobs : soft grip rubber Scale : fanned frets 34 to 36 inches Hardware colour : black Truss rod : one double action fully working with 2 carbon rods in the neck Finish : high gloss black burst with some very slight shades of purple on the front and headstock (not as strong as on the photos and depending on the light too), high gloss black on the back and matte finish on the back of the neck Land of craftsmanship : Romania Serial number : none (custom order) Year : 2019 Weight : 4.625 kilos Action : from 1.5 mm under the G string to 2 mm under the B string at 12th position (can go lower, but was perfect for me) Will come with a Music Store well padded gig bag (the only one I have which is big enough for this bass). Non-smoking environment as usual. The bass has been fully set up professionally. It has been fitted with a brand new set of specially designed for fanned frets basses Dingwall Nickel Plated Steel round wound strings (45 - 55 - 80 - 100 - 130). I wanted to try a fanned frets bass, but as a fretless player, I'm bit "lost", so my loss is your gain. The bass is very powerful with roaring low mids (thanks to the wenge) and the combination of the full Delano design (dead silent), with the lutherie and the Dingwall strings gives a really punchy, clear and full sound whatever way you turn the EQ knobs. Link to the Delano pickups : https://www.delano.de/jc_5_he_m2/jc_5_he_m2_details.html Link to the Delano preamp : https://www.delano.de/electronics/sonar_2/sonar2_details.html Link to the Dingwall strings : https://lordofthestrings.com/fr/basse/electric/5-string/dingwall-lb5np-5-string-longscale.html Link to the Bass Direct page with a lower range model : https://bassdirect.co.uk/bass_guitar_specialists/Grosmann_5_FF_Amber.html What you see is what you get ! Look at the photos taken under different angles to see the very good lightly used condition (almost new) of this bass, except for 3 points at the back, some surface scratches on the front and back (hard to capture) and other very small blemishes around the output jack. Don't hesitate to ask for more.
  45. 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!
  46. 6 points
    You could take 2 frets off and I’d still be ok 😄
  47. 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
  48. 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.
  49. 6 points
    I’ve been browsing amps and came across this Ampeg B15 N , what a beauty,
  50. 6 points
    I picked this bass up new in early September from The Great British Bass Lounge in Macclesfield.(RRP £1975) It’s a superbly well made instrument and it sounds wonderful but I would really like some sort of 5 string. 18-19 mm string spacing is preferred. I am probably happier going for a straight trade but not for anything too heavy, this bass is pretty lightweight at sub 8 pounds. Also happy to consider a trade for something of lower value, possibly Ibanez with cash my way. The bass comes with a Fender deluxe gig bag which is super high quality and virtually brand new. If you have any questions please send me a message. Here us a link to the bass on the AC site and the review of this instrument by Mike Brooks. http://www.acguitars.co.uk/project/0291retroj4/


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