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  1. Only selling is I've been rather reckless on ebay.... 🙄 Mint, unmarked condition and very lightweight Epiphone Embassy bass in Wanderlust Green. Bought new earlier this year and not had a great deal of use recently since I joined a new band where I need a more 'modern' active bass etc... I put a set of flat wounds on (can't remember what brand now) but I have lots or rounds if preferred. Personally, I much preferred flats. Specs here: https://www.epiphone.com/Guitar/EPIM96326/Embassy-Bass/Wanderlust-Green-Metallic Sale only to keep my credit card (and wife) happy. I still have the (crappy) box it came in so postage possible. I'll try packing it better than what the factory did. If I'm not happy with my efforts, I'll put it in gig bag and steal loads of bubblewrap from work.
    7 points
  2. Thanks to the wise words of @nilebodgers who correctly identified the issue, the cable is now sorted so it's much appreciated. This morning I took the new plug off, stripped off the extra shielding layer on the insulated core and re-soldered the cable back up and all is good once more. Special thanks also to those who offered up the level of idiocy I have come to admire and respect from certain quarters. You know who you are. Although I suspect some of you probably don't.
    6 points
  3. I was recently looking at Reverb and a beautiful Taylor acoustic bass caught my eye.. I was about to reach for my bank card but then I saw the wood grain on the back!! Always best to check the grain before building an instrument. I’ll say no more and leave the rest to your imaginations.
    5 points
  4. DRUM LOOP / Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk / 115 bpm - ORIGINAL TEMPO
    4 points
  5. Take the ugliness of the ric controls and graft them on to the ugly body of a telecaster, and you are really onto a winner!
    4 points
  6. Im tentatively putting up this amazing bass for a trade or sale. Im after a lightweight Lakland 5502 deluxe. Ive owned 5 Lakland 5502's 5594's and and a 5501 and Im a Lakland bass player no getting away from it. Its an Atelier Z DAL 70's jazz. Alder chambered body. Ash top. Atelier Z JBZ 5 pickups, 70,s spacing .Atelier Z EQ/M 2 band preamp... amazingly engineered resolite Gotoh tuners and bridge. A few dings but nothing major. It a 70's jazz bass sounding instrument. The neck is maple with cream binding and goldish pearl block inlays. Its amazingly well made as are all Atelier Z s are with a really tight sounding B string. . I will trade for the right Laky or I will sell for £1400. This bass is a Fender Marcus Miller Killer. Sounds cheesy but its true. One of the best 70s 5 string jazz basses ever made are these Atelier Z DAL's..Ive played em all. Cash my way for a Skyline.
    4 points
  7. So basically, you did a terrible job of putting a new jack on a cable?
    4 points
  8. A quick update... The bass is now really coming along! To my eye the triple dots look great on a wider fretboard!
    4 points
  9. Basically, with angled jacks the signal is going along in a straight line then suddenly has to go through an unexpected 90-degree turn. The lower frequencies move more slowly so they make it through the turn, no problem. The faster moving and frankly irresponsible high frequencies just spin out and never make it to the amplifier. Like I say, crack a hazelnut and have a cuppa while the spirit goblin sorts it out.
    4 points
  10. But you have to live with these political decisions, no matter how deep you put your head in the sand.
    4 points
  11. I've created a YouTube channel with drums loops taken from songs. I upload original tempo and slower tempos also. New upload every day. Stay tuned!
    3 points
  12. For Sale/Trade: Warwick Teambuilt GPS Streamer LX4 - £1400 Great example of a classic bass. Purchased from Bass Direct 6 months ago as a ‘replacement’ for a 2002 model I sold years ago. Will supply with Hiscox case. The knobs have been replaced with John East black but the original ‘gold’ will be refitted. Machineheads: Warwick Machine Heads Nut: Just-A-Nut III Neck Wood: Ovangkol neck Fretboard: Wenge fingerboard (fretted) Fluorescent Side Dot: Luminous side dots Fingerboard Radius: 20" Scale length: 34" (long scale) Width Nut: 38,5 mm / 1.5" Width 12th fret: 54,0 mm / 2.1" Width 24th fret: 62,1 mm / 2.4" Fret quantity material and size: 24 Jumbo Nickelsilver frets (width: 2,9mm/ height: 1,3mm) Frets: IFT - Invisible Fretwork Technology Body Shape: Curved Body Shape Bodywood (Topwood / Backwood): Swamp Ash back with Flame Maple top Pickups: Active MEC P/J pickups Electronics: Active MEC 2-way electronics Pot layout: Volume push/pull / balance / bass / treble Bridge system: 2-piece Warwick Bridge Strap system: Warwick security locks Construction: Bolt-On Hardware colour: Chrome Hardware Included accessories: Warwick User Kit bag including hex key tools and Cleaning cloth (RB PROD WGPS TOOL CO)
    3 points
  13. Beautiful German-built Duesenberg Starplayer bass in Trans Orange c/w with Duesenberg hard case. I bought this because I wanted an orange bass, a semi-hollow bass and a short-scale bass and this does all three and does it well! These days however I'm strictly playing my J basses and the money could be better used elsewhere hence the sale. Cash sale and collection preferred but being centrally located I'm negotiable about meet-ups at a reasonable distance.
    3 points
  14. Simon Gallup has returned to The Cure following his departure in August https://www.guitarworld.com/news/simon-gallup-rejoins-the-cure
    3 points
  15. Yes, Mark Gooday gave a quick glimpse of it when he did a quick Facebook Live session showing folk around the pop up shop that was in Denmark Street last week. Here's a screen grab.
    3 points
  16. Now now, people in glass houses... Did you ever see the state of that shitty little home made cab you built? Eh?
    3 points
  17. I think this is the answer - I’ve had some really good results with copper tape with the conductive glue and just soldering a wire to ground. As long as you use the right grounding strategy your golden - this is a good guide in case your not sure! https://www.fralinpickups.com/2018/11/12/understanding-guitar-grounding/
    3 points
  18. Yeah I was wondering about the colour, as far as I know they were available in black and turdburst, never seen a white one. Serial number and the Broad Bass decal puts it towards the end of the run I think, so 80 - 81 ? Could be wrong about that. BB1000 and BB1200 would also have had that bridge. Tuners look right - what I can see of them is identical to my BB800. Hard to tell but it looks like the nut might have been replaced with a thinner one and a shim.
    3 points
  19. Sounds like you’ve made yourself a reggae cable , can you let me know what you did 😁
    3 points
  20. I look back on pictures and sound samples of this Lakland. I can't remember who I let it go to and I cant find the previous messages.. but if you see this and want to sell it back please let me know.
    2 points
  21. That reminds me of my Framus Jazz Bass, one that got away, here seen in 1982.
    2 points
  22. 2019 Fender Vintera Series Precision Bass. Seafoam Green. Maple neck,Alder body,Vintage reverse tuners,Fender hi mass bridge fitted but will include the original vintage type. Brand new D'Addario XL 160 strings. Stunning bass in new condition. Was purchased 2019 before first lockdown and has been house bound until recently. 3 gigs and 1 practise under its belt!To be honest I have two more of these in different colours and well...that's too much! But that said it is a cracker. low action,big tones and that proper Fender p bass sound. Check reviews online the build is excellent.Comes with Fender gig bag. I would prefer local pickup.You are welcome to come over and hear it through the amp or I could meet local.If you want to arrange a courier at your own cost and risk thats fine.
    2 points
  23. Both posted at the same time t-h 😁
    2 points
  24. As you say, probably a lot to do with playing technique and style. I play pretty light with my fingers but quite hard if I slap, so consequently, I use a fair bit of compression. The Filter Twin absolutely loved this and produced some epic sounds.
    2 points
  25. *can restring before sale if wanted* I'll be honest, I don't know a huge amount about this. I got given it following my great uncle's unfortuante passing. From what I know it's a 60s Burn Sonic Bass and it's showing its age. All still works and I believe this is the original case, although it looks as though it had a speaker which has since been boarded up. It sounds as you'd expect, with a real vintage sound. I was tempted to keep it, but needs must. Any questions, let me know. Edit: forgot pictures!
    2 points
  26. Think it's about time we had some more banjo action.
    2 points
  27. the bridge is relight for the neck. Early 80’s
    2 points
  28. Up for sale is my ME Super 300, which is a great SVT pre (and cab sim) emulation. It's their latest version (compact size, soft relay switches), mint condition. 200€ / £170, with an extra 15€ shipping fees anywhere in Europe.
    2 points
  29. @Ricky Rioli something’s not right there… pickup with surround wasn’t an 800 feature either. That’s from a 450/1100s Pickguard needs to go. neck looks lovely.
    2 points
  30. Who's gonna be the first to ask to change their forum name to Sticky LaBella?
    2 points
  31. As has been said, the 70s Japanese copies (also Brazilian Gianninis & Italian Ghersons) are the closest to 'replica' standard. None of the more recent basses do much more than copy the overall look - scale length, neck proportions, hardware & pickups are all quite different to the real thing. The BC Rick ban also extends to Fakers (they're the reason why there's a ban!) so posting Ebay links here is probably a bad idea. The best place to look for Fakers - or to comission a build from a specialist luthier - is the FB Fakers group. Here are some to be going on with.
    2 points
  32. 90 Degree Jack..? Isn’t he still in the Scrubs doing a five stretch for larceny?
    2 points
  33. Sadly - or luckily - none in existence that I’m aware of. Not sure camera lenses were that robust back then 🤣
    2 points
  34. For us the acoustic thing wasn’t a conscious decision, it just kind of fell into place. However the nice thing is, based on our experience at least, that it seems to be far less polarising for the audience than many full band situations can be. Whatever the reason it’s certainly worked for us so far, fingers crossed.
    2 points
  35. I agree. I think there should also be sections for other rare and esoteric basses: Ugly basses Basses people are selling because they don't like them. Basses that sound horrible Basses that people don't really want to sell but are just testing the water or mollifying an annoyed spouse.
    2 points
  36. It would be nice to be able to say 'you heard it here first'...................
    2 points
  37. Interesting contribution to a thread titled "RHCP fans"
    2 points
  38. There's a simple, folkloric solution to this common problem. Crack a hazelnut and the sound of it cracking will awaken the spirit goblin who guards your house and he'll restore the top end. Give it a try and let us know how you get on.
    2 points
  39. 2 points
  40. Up for sale after considerable pondering goes my lovely 2020 Dingwall Super P4 in Fiesta Red, Wenge neck, owned from new and in as-new condition along with probably the best gig bag I've ever seen. I waited a long time for this to come in and snatched it up as soon as it landed and it plays as good as you'd expect. Truth be told, it's just not getting the play because I already have a Super J5 that I love and which it hasn't displaced. Funny how things work out sometimes. I'd prefer collection but travelling for a meet up is negotiable as I'm centrally located. A sale is greatly preferred but I might consider a trade involving a lined fretless.
    2 points
  41. When I was buying my first fretless bass (I think I was 11 or 12) it was between the RBX270F and the TRB5IIF (but in amber), and got the RBX (mostly because the TRB was too expensive at the time). Still have some slumbering GAS though, for that fretless TRB. I have owned two TRBs: I sold them both because they didn't fit my style and taste at the time but boy, are they awesome... I have the feeling the prices of TRBs are increasing after a long period of getting next to nothing for one: I sold the amber fretted 5II for about €500, but now I see people asking €800+ for one.
    2 points
  42. 2 points
  43. Colour, playability, note articulation and resonance all great but need to thin the herd sadly, sounds great as well and the Sadowsky case, what's not to like guys?
    2 points
  44. I gigged this AH200 outside at the weekend through a Bergantino HD210. Performs like a 500 watter. No roadie necessary even for a wimp like me!
    2 points
  45. Hi all I nearly sold this gorgeous instrument 3 years ago but couldn't part with it. Now I've bought a Fender Ultra so it finally has to go! I've tried loads of acoustic basses (and owned a Warwick Alien for years) - the Takamine is the best. It really is as close as you can get to a double bass sound with an acoustic bass. Sounds good acoustically and records well with close miking. For live or recording the built-in cool tube preamp sounds really rich and thick straight into the desk or amp. It's generally in superb condition, with a few light dings here and there as you'd expect. There was slight damage to the 1/4" jack socket from the previous owner, so I had it professionally repaired and made good with a new jack plate by Noden Guitars on Denmark Street. Solid as a rock now. I also had fret dots inlaid into the top of the neck to make it easier to play for electric bassies like me. The stock strings have been replaced with Thomastik Infelds, which are insanely responsive in comparison, sound and feel great. It has a brass spike that can be used to play the bass standing in upright position. Lastly it comes with an amazing crocodile-effect hard case. Heavy, very rock and roll, fantastic for photo shoots and generally making an entrance! Very sad to let this beautiful instrument go but it feels like the right time - it's too nice to be resting in its case and the sale will fund my new Ultra. The cheapest UK retailer I can find is £2100 at the moment so save yourself £600! No offers thanks, the price is pre-haggled for your convenience I'm based in Walthamstow E17, very near the tube, or can meet up anywhere around central London. Thanks for looking! Tony
    2 points
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