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  1. A bit of a ramble, but last Saturday we played at Alfold Rock and Blues Festival. We had a great slot at 8.05 pm - the last band before Martin Turner’s incarnation of Wishbone Ash. It was our second post lockdown gig, the previous being four or five weeks prior. Sadly we couldn’t rehearse - our drummer’s daughter had been isolating with Covid, then I had Norovirus, then the drummer had to go abroad for work for a week - so we blagged it! I’d been looking forward to gigging my lockdown acquired Peavey VB-2 for a second time but was uncomfortable because I’d not really got to know it at volume. Also I’m recovering from a screwed up back and although we have roadies, I still had to manoeuvre it into its case and get it to the door and was really worried about putting my back out again, so I decided to use my Bugera Veyron - the one with the valve pre. I’ve never seen Wishbone Ash before, but I have the Argus Album and it’s one of my top albums, love Martin’s bass on it and how much it contributes to the songs. Del had promised to introduce me to Martin, and true to his word, prior to our set, he introduced us and what a lovely bloke he is. We talked about his Rickenbacker which turned out to be a rare one with the extra fret. I asked why he changed to a Thunderbird. Apparently, the neck on the Rick got broken and he needed a bass desperately so he borrowed a Thunderbird from the bass player of Mott The Hoople. The Rick stayed at the record label offices from where it was stolen and he’s never seen it since! Anyway, we played our set and played a bit of a stonker. Big ups to the monitor engineer, he quietly asked each of us what we wanted in the monitors and set them (no sound check) and off we went - none of us had to ask for anything to be changed. My little Bugera? Well I think I got the best sound I’ve had yet with Stray, so if any one’s looking for a Peavey . . . . . No just kidding - I’m going to spend some more time with it yet! I really enjoyed Wishbone Ash. There were a couple of Jazz moment but it was lovely hearing most of the Argus album played live. And Martin’s tone? Wow - awesome. It looked like he was using an Ashdown ABM head through a couple of maybe 2x10 or 2x12 cabs - hard to see. Really solid sound. All in all it was a fabulous day. To top it off it was my final official day of employment before retiring from the railway after 42 years of service, so a fabulous way to bow out!!
    21 points
  2. I've been trying to resist the Fender Vintera range, but my resolve finally crumbled yesterday morning and I ordered a 60s Jazz Bass in sunburst. I received a text message in the night telling me that my new bass would be delivered between 07.41 and 08.41 this morning. Imagine my surprise when the doorbell rang at exactly 07.41 and there was a DPD driver hiding behind a Fender bass box. Removing the bass from the box & gig bag took until 07.42, then I sat and played it for half an hour or more before remembering I had started to make a cup of tea before the doorbell rang. It's a beautiful bass, in perfect condition and an ideal match for my Classic 60s Jazz also in sunburst (but cellulose). I had a Classic 60s (non cellulose) some years ago in Finland, but for some odd reason decided to sell all my bass gear before moving back to the UK. I have now corrected that mistake! I now have five Jazz basses, but the 60s ones with the 7 1/2" radius fingerboards are my favourite. I have two Jazzes for sale on here, they may well soon be joined by my remaining modern Jazz. Obligatory pictures follow:
    15 points
  3. To complicate matters further... Even if it sounds OK at the rehearsal, it's all going to change on the night of the gig itself. Fish batter is a notorious acoustic sponge - it'll soak up all the reflections, which will have its pros and cons. You might lose the slapjack / timing issues mentioned earlier, at the expense of being to hear the other half of the band. Is it too late to suggest a change to pie & chips instead? That might mitigate the problem somewhat.
    14 points
  4. I recently picked up a very nice Player Series P Bass in a lovely butterscotch finish. Weighing in at 8.5lbs the bass is super-resonant and sounds great. The previous owner had put a white pearl scratchplate on it, but other than that it was stock and in very good condition. However, as an eternal tinkerer, I decided to pimp the bass up and made a few basic modifications: Hipshot HB7 tuners - much more stable and accurate tuning with these Hipshot Kickass bridge - a new interpretation of the classic Badass bridge, very impressive! Dunlop straplocks - these go on all my basses Fender pickup and scratchplate screws - all changed just to get rid of some rusted screws Fender thumbrest - I don't use them, but I love how they look on a P bass in the tugbar position CTS 250k Mojotone vintage taper pots - the original Korean pots were nasty .047 orange drop capacitor I did toy with the idea of changing the pickup, but it sounds pretty good so I have left it alone for now. I'm really pleased with how it's turned out.
    13 points
  5. I do wish you wouldn’t keep showing my work 😁
    12 points
  6. Went down to Camden at the weekend and collected my Wilcock Mullarkey. Viv’s been building it since May and it’s been worth the wait. A beautiful looking and sounding guitar. Instantly my favourite!
    11 points
  7. Selling this lovely Sandberg Electra bass as its not really had a look in since the purchase of a 1974 Precision 6 months ago, which is a shame as this bass really is a cracker that needs to be played, plus i have a new jazz coming in so probably could do with the space. This really is a fantastic top quality bass that really took be by surprise just how good it actually is. Of course it is also in the best P colour combo of 'black & maple', bought new 2020, it has a really smooth 37mm jazz width neck which is one of the best necks I've ever played -think it was this that really struck me. A bonus is it's nice and light too @ 8.2lbs on my luggage scales, low action with no buzz, zero fret, 2 band EQ preamp - giving a nice combination of vintage and modern sounds, overall excellent mint condition and never gigged - someone will be very happy. IMO leagues ahead of the competition at this price point. It will be sold as standard, Sandberg pick up and tuner returned, however there are the various upgrade options: Selling £450 as standard or: I can leave the Aguilar pickup in (to be honest there is little difference between this and the original Sandberg pickup - the original is really good, but then everyone loves an Aguilar) - extra £50 Hipshot D tuner Xtender- extra £40, otherwise the original tuner will be fitted. Comfort strap - extra £20 Deluxe Cobra gig bag, loads of pockets - extra £30. Courier in the UK £20, anymore and I'll cover the cost. Will be boxed and well packed by the legendary Mrs Raslee (see my feedback) or happy for it to be collected from Plymouth, Devon.
    11 points
  8. You need to use rehearsals to weed this bad habit out of him. Devise your setlist with songs in clusters, where you go from one song into the next without a break between them. For example, start your set with three songs - bang bang bang one into the next. Then pause to talk to the crowd. Then another two songs - bang bang, etc. Rehearse the songs in those clusters and time your rehearsals. Know how long it takes to play your set, to the minute. If he can't change his tone enough by clicking on a pedal, adjusting his volume or tone or changing pickup, then he needs to find a tone which works for all of the songs in that cluster. Your audience came to hear music, not pregnant pauses, not tuning, not jokes or banter, especially not some lad faffing around with knobs and switches. Never forget that a live show is a performance, not just playing songs. It starts the second you take to the stage and doesn't end until you leave it. Everything, what the audience sees and hears between those two points, is your band's performance.
    11 points
  9. 1973 Vintage Guild - JS II Electric Bass Guitar - Walnut Brown w/ Gig Bag. I imported this from the USA about 6 months ago. All Original! The JS bass models were the direct descendent of the . like the Jetstar, it had a mahogany body, three-piece mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard, 21 frets, Chesterfield and Guild inlays and Hagstrom bridge and Guild humbucker pickups. This bass is in very good condition and sounds fantastic. Fast thin neck with a 30.5 inch scale. Guild JS bass chronology Guild bass humbucker circa 1975 - The earliest models were fitted with Hagstrom humbuckers, but by 1971 or 72 these had been replaced by Guilds own pickups, as heralded in this 1971 1967 Last Jetstar bass manufactured - model discontinued in 1969[1] 1970 JS bass launched as the one-pickup JS bass I ($270) and the two-pickup JS bass II ($350) [2]. Finishes: Cherry, Sunburst or Black[3] 1971 Hagstrom bisonic single-coil pickups replaced with Guild humbucker pickups 1972 Long scale (JS bass I LS, JS bass II LS) stereo, and fretless models added to the range 1973 Aswell as the existing finshes, natural and walnut are now available[4] 1974 Optional carved top (advertised as natural models only, although maybe other finishes). 1976 JS bass 1 withdrawn[5] 1977 JS bass I also have some Curtis Novak pickups for sale on BC that are a perfect match for this bass. I did try these pickups but the bass isn't for me so returned it to stock. Will post at buyer's expense.
    11 points
  10. I’ve been lucky enough to play with 3 very talented keys players, one of whom has become a very close friend. However, he had to be ‘told’ a few times in our early days…
    11 points
  11. As a bass player for over 50 years now I feel compelled to present some advice to anyone in a local band to ensure you're capitalizing on the opportunity live shows give you and to make sure your connecting with you audience. Because everyone has internet-connected phones, it's far too easy for people to become disconnected from your performance and relegate your music to background noise. However, there are a number of pitfalls I see band after band falling into that are easy to avoid. Take or leave the following, but I can almost guarantee that bands who put these things into practice will see improvement in their short and long-term audience engagement and growth: 1. Plan what you are going to say to your audience whenever you are not playing a song. I see far too many bands get stone-faced, have awkward pauses while they stare at each other waiting for someone to say anything meaningful, and then vomit up some meaningless word salad that people instantly forget the moment the next song starts. In addition to planning your transitions so that you don't look like idiots, make sure you include at least something that can potentially produce an ROI. Mention where people can go to find your music, when and where your next show is, your social media handles, etc. 2. Stop turning your backs to the audience! Doing this occasionally and briefly is fine, because I know sometimes you get into your groove and face each other, etc. However, I've literally seen people turn their backs to the audience for anywhere from 30 seconds to over a minute, and that is a VERY quick way to get your audience to disconnect. While we're on this subject, LOOK THEM IN THE EYES occasionally. Yes, it can be awkward if you overdo this, but neglecting eye contact all together is an egregious sin. Remember, that part of what you're doing while performing is selling yourselves to the audience. In sales, they always teach you to make eye contact with your customer, and this is no different. 3. Plan your set list to follow some kind of dynamic roller coaster. In other words, don't do a bunch of fast/heavy/upbeat songs in a row or vice versa with slower songs. Have some ups and some downs. Vary it up. Tell a story with your selection of songs and make their ordering purposeful and thoughtful. Designers of roller coasters understand this concept. They make the ascent to the top of the first drop deliberately slow to build suspense. They also don't have every twist, turn, and loop feel exactly the same. There is variety, and that ultimately bodes well for everyone. 4. If you play covers, spice them up a bit. Obviously, I'm not asking you to fundamentally change the song. However, adding some kind of twist to make it your own and the listening experience unique for the audience will make you more memorable. If your audience is engaged with you, and they should be, they'll pick up on even subtle things you do and likely appreciate them. 5. Talk to your audience before and after the show. Thank them for coming, and encourage them to follow up in whatever ways you have open to the public. Take selfies with them. I guarantee you that people appreciate this, whether it's apparent or not at the time. People will remember how you make them feel, and a pleasant conversation with them will drastically increase your chances of building a more long-term fan base. I would further state that you should be doing this on social media as well, even after you become "big". 6. Move around and get animated when you play/sing. Obviously, if you're doing highly technical stuff, then you can concentrate on your playing as needed, but don't stand there the entire show like a plank of wood. If it's not readily apparent that you're having fun on stage, I guarantee you your audience won't either. There are probably allot of variables depending on the band, what do you think. Blue
    10 points
  12. Officially a member of the club now!
    10 points
  13. I did a gig yesterday with a Brazilian Jazz band out back at a small pub near Birmingham City Centre. By mid way through the second set we had most of the audience up on their feet dancing.
    10 points
  14. **withdrawn as now back on five strings again with my new band** Seen something I’m after yet again so once more my L-5500 is up for sale. Bass has just been restrung with 0.040 - 0.125 strings and had the fretboard oiled and the frets polished. edit : was asked for dimensions/weights so will put them here too Nut width 48mm String spacing at bridge 17mm Weight 11 lbs 1996 G&L L5500 in see thru red over ash body with quartersawn maple neck with carbon graphite strengthening rods and rosewood fingerboard, G&L saddle lock bridge, G&L stamped elephant ear tuners, EMG humbuckers with EMG BTC 2 band active EQ. Built in small numbers (less than 500 I’m led to believe) before the L-2500 appeared in 1997. This model was the transition model between the L-5000 which had a very narrow nut and string spacing and the L-2500 and used the EMG pickups and circuit while G&L were getting their five string MFD pickups ready. This bass is in great condition for its 25 years. There is tarnishing on the machine heads, bridge saddles and most notably on the black crinkle neck plate, some buckle rash, some crazing in the lacquer on the back and there a couple of slightly duller patches on the front which can only be seen from close up and at certain angles. There are numerous small knocks around the bass (none which go through to the wood) commensurate with the age of the bass. No structural, electronics or playability issues though the pots could do with a spray of electrical contact cleaner. They are fine when set and cause no problems. The bass comes with the certificate of authenticity and user manual etc and has the original G&L hard shell case which though scratched, functions perfectly. Selling as I no longer play fives and I have seen a fairly rare bass I am after. Not looking for trades and no cash offers. This is a USA G&L made in Fullerton,CA and is priced to sell with no further price reductions. I am on shropshire/Staffordshire/Cheshire borders. Can travel a bit for a meet at cost of fuel. Postage could be an issue right now as I don’t have a shipping box at present but should be able to source one. Postage will be £25 but this won’t include insurance/cover.
    10 points
  15. It was a moving service I'm glad I was to be considered his friend/compadre we go back to '82 together. I offered M many deps that he was more than capable of doing but no... " integrity over covers 😎 but what's the dough?" he never caved in ( I can hear him in me head ) as the celebrant said he was " easily the best Bass Player in the room" I will miss him deeply. as for flowers and wreaths he probably have said " flip that spend the money elsewhere useful " in fact he would have insisted but be touched by the offer nevertheless it was nice all the same... MB1 was sent in his next gig his signature double denim, docs and ACR Tee shirt how Manc is that? good journey M see ya in awhile our kid... god Im gonna miss him so much so sad..... He wouldn't have said " Flip" btw ........
    10 points
  16. Ibanez Affirma A104 Rare original early 90s Ibanez Affirma A104 (with saman body wood), designed by Rolf Spuler. Only 1000 of the originals were made in the Japanese workshop. They are pretty rare and sought after. This is number 720. The bass is in good condition for it's age. There is a small damage near the d-tuner, otherwise just smaller usermarks. The neck is straight and adjustable, the frets are still good and the electronics including piezo work like they should. This Affirma plays great and has a nice range of sounds using the pickup, piezo and 2eq preamp. Included are the original Affirma case and original paperwork (!), and a small bag of adjustment tools. Asking €2.300 As for possible (partial) trades I am only interested in; vintage Fender basses, Music Man Sabre (walnut), Modulus Flea in sparkle finish, Ampeg V4(b) with svt 212 cab, Ashdown ctm 100, decent compressor pedal or Boss lmb3, maybe a good fender (avri) strat or Vintage offset guitar.. I've got some other stuff to add in a trade if something reaaaaally nice is being offered. I am located in the Netherlands, but shipping is possible at buyers risk.
    9 points
  17. Hi all, New member here, but just though I’d share my new (to me) BBP34. It sounds great and was exactly what I was after in a PJ setup and the neck feels amazing. Looks to have been well loved before, got some light buckle wear on the back and a fair bit of scratching on the pickguard. Many thanks, Will
    9 points
  18. Here are my two original Ibanez AFR from 1991, designed by the late Rolf Spuler, a true luthier and genius. These are certainly the most beautiful and ergonomic basses ever made. Are you sure you know the definition of ugly ?
    9 points
  19. Ah. Fear and revulsion triggered by the unfamiliar. It's fine,a nice, safe Precision will be along soon, to make you feel all better. Yes - I do own an Ibanez EDA900.
    9 points
  20. BIG thanks [email protected] (Douglas) for sorting this out... Couple of goes and Bingo! also 3D printed me a matching Thumb Rest! I think it looks the BIZ...
    9 points
  21. Probably should go in technical and repairs, or jokes, but I’ll leave it here.
    9 points
  22. He sounds like Morrissey. Oh, wait, just read the end of the ad. He also sounds like Morrissey, I see.
    9 points
  23. Ken smith MW5T Tiger maple top and back Walnut core maple tone block 3piece maple neck Morado fingerboard Very nice sound and playability Low action, nice weight. Comes with smith hardcase Sale price 2800
    8 points
  24. This Fodera built in January 2016 is really a work of art and in perfect condition with hardly signs of playing wear. Specifications. Neck through | 35 inch scale | 24 frets | mop inlays | semi hollow ash body | holly topwood | solid top | 3 pc hard rock maple neck | alder tone bock | Amazon rosewood fingerboard | extended low B | Titanium locking bridge (!) | +/- 19mm spacing | Pope customs 3 band amp with dipswitches/variable frequencies | Fodera Duncan dual coil pickups | wooden pickup covers and ramp | OHSC The bass is priced to sell, however I am open for trading offers + cash. (Fender P or J '60s, Stenback, Sadowsky NYC, Ken Smith, ...) Shipping well packed anywhere at costs. Do consider paying duties & taxes when outside EU.
    8 points
  25. Got myself a nice new Markbass set up over the weekend and wanted to show it off to a crowd who might actually care! It is: - 600W Little Mark III head - Traveller 102P cab on top - Traveller 115P cab below All in a custom made "trifibre" case. The Little Mark Vintage underneath the LMIII is mine too - I've basically just got a spare / back-up now. Only played a little bit with it solo so far, but good things to report already. Sounds excellent with the P, and really enjoying the differences the VLE / VPF can make. I've tried both the LMII and the LMV, and I have to say inital reports I might actually prefer the sound of the LMIII! Will have to wait for band context to see how it goes. Flight case super useful for all the upcoming gigs (fingers crossed). Who else is using this / a similar set up? How are you finding it?
    8 points
  26. Mine arrived today from Thomann. Out of the box it was very nice, after a quick set up (allen keys and truss-rod bar included), it was lovely. Will probably replace those strings with a set of Fat Beams though. I second the very helpful review from @BassAgent above. Thank you for your encouragement to go ahead with this. It plays well, no sharp frets,well finished and crucially no noise ! Thepickups and preamp are really quiet on all settings, in fact it was quieter than the one that I tried in Guitarguitar recently, so possibly a newer one. He told there's was a later model and they all sound like that. Hmmm! Slight negatives are the hardware does have a bit of a "Far Eastern" feel, (well it is) and there is a big drop in gain from active to passive. To be expected I suppose, however I can't see me using passive much unless the battery dies. Rehearsal tonight so I'll give it a proper test.
    8 points
  27. Following on from the @Bobthedog thread last week about consolidation, I think I've finally reached as consolidated position as I can myself with regards to guitars and basses. A few months ago I found that I had in excess of a dozen guitars and basses and honestly, the majority of them were getting no playing time whatsoever, so I decided to really try and whittle down my collection to what I consider would be go-to instruments: my toolbox if you will. Anyway, after a pleasant trip to Bass Direct this morning I traded in a few basses (at very reasonable valuations I hasten to add) and left with my new Stingray Special 5 String. This bass wasn't a stranger to me as I'd nipped up several times to try it before but finally decided to go for it and I'm glad I did. It's a super super bass in my favourite colour scheme. So that leaves me with my P Bass, my Fretless and my new SR5. That's it. And I feel happier for it. Guitar-wise I'm left with my Martin D18, an American Original Thinline Tele and my American Pro ii Strat. Again, I think this will do me for what I really need and want, and I'm hoping that everything will get played significantly more than it had done. I feel strangely cleansed
    8 points
  28. Another lovely old Fender for sale - this time a stock natural finish 1979 Precision with maple board and subtle flaming to the neck. This has been my spare bass for quite some time. It’s a real workhorse with some minor dings and cosmetic blemishes but no structural damage. There aren’t any issues with the neck other than minor dings and marks. Scratchplate serial sticker matches the one on the headstock. All the proper stickers and stamps on the body and neck. When I bought it had a cheap replacement pickup and newer Fender tuners and knobs. The thumb-rest is a later one it looks like something had been glued on and then removed at some point. See new pics. There is a glue/residue mark but this is mostly covered by the newer rest. I replaced the pickup with a Seymour Duncan Quarter pounder. Everything else is stock, pots, wiring, scratchplate and hardware. The bass is light for a late 70’s P at 4kgs. Balances well, sounds great and plays superbly. A proper vintage Precision. It comes with pickup and bridge cover though they look very new I was told they were original to the bass. It comes strung with D’Addarios and there isn’t much fret wear for a 40 plus year old bass. Truss rod works as it ought to. I have loads more pics if required. You know the script selling because I’m downsizing, UK only sale, no trades, I can post if necessary however I’d prefer pickup in person.
    8 points
  29. Really nice and light fretless like the ampeg shape.this bass still has the plastic on the pick guard and pick-up. Bought new a few years ago but not used. Comes in a gig bag. Very cool and unusual double bass look ..
    8 points
  30. Start the songs without him and it won't be too long before he gets the point.
    8 points
  31. Its an Atelier Z as you can see. Im sure I said I didn't like the Jazz bass thin sound any more. This bass is anything but thin sounding. It's huge. Im not sure why, the preamp is Atelier, the pickups are Atelier. Its all original. Ive been playing it for a while now and its just Marcus Miller. .. I said my Suhr sounded Marcus Miller and it did but it didnt have the girth that this Z has. It is beautifully made. I have carefully taken it apart and it is stunning the way they make these. I literally had a hard time getting the neck out from the body. The neck binding is perfection. . One thing that stands out to me. The Gotoh resolite tuners are just engineering magic the way they stamp out the Gotoh Resolite on the tuners.! . Thankyou Jo.
    8 points
  32. I’ve been wanting to try one of these for ages and now that I have scratched the itch it’s time to move it on. This is the 4th Dingwall I’ve had the pleasure of owning and it’s as good as the two ABZs and the ABii I owned previously. Really cool finish that looks a slightly different shade of blue depending on the light. I’ve tried to capture it as best i can in the pics. No issues or problems, just does what it says on the tin and comes with a rather tasty and plush Dingwall gig bag too. Excellent E string or tune it lower if you wish for serious havoc on a four string. Im not really wanting trades as I could do with the cash, but you never know - so just ask and the worst I can say is no thanks. Ive based the price on one that was for sale several months ago at £1100 but get in touch if you have a reason why I may be content with less. Postage included in UK.
    8 points
  33. Get your Trace watts! Up for sale is my Trace AH200 200 watt amp head, which I bought new in 1989. It’s in good working order but the volume knob slips around when you turn it - I think it’s a simple case of tightening it up inside. Not gigged for over 10 years. Always kept in a bag, originally the amp bag it came with. Obviously it’s old, heavy (20lbs) and could do with an overhaul but it sounds great - loud, detailed and robust and would be great for a rehearsal studio, etc. Collection from East Finchley London N2. I can throw in a jack to speakon lead.
    8 points
  34. Back up for sale is my 2010 Status S2-Classic, featuring a headless bolt-on neck, gold hardware, and a stunning figured walnut facing. A Status-branded Hiscox hardcase is also included. Despite being 10 years old, the bass is in an excellent condition, and has been largely unplayed for the past 7 years or so. As you would expect from Status, the tonal range of this instrument is immense, thanks to the 2 humbucking pickups wired to the 18v active pre-amp. It is currently fitted with medium/light gauge 40-60-80-100, and I have two full spare set of Status "Hot Wire" double-ball end strings that I will also include, along with the Comfort Strapp. Collection is preferred, but I am more than happy to ship to the UK with the buyer arranging for courier collection. For reference, the combined weight of the bass and case is around 9kg. In terms of trades, I'm looking for a good quality four-string fretless, potentially happy to add some cash in if it's a particularly fine bass!
    7 points
  35. I had some berg hd's years ago and foolishly sold em and have been chasing that sound ever since , had Aguilar DBs, SLs, BF , Aero , berg neos etc On Friday I saw bd had a pair of second hand hd112s and I had a gig south of Birmingham so enroute I played em and bought em trading in my barefaced 210 ( very fair price from Mark) and wow what a difference , punchy low mids , sparkly refined highs , it's like I can hear myself again , the bf was loud and light but I haven't got any other positives for it , the HDs are heavy but it's like night and day for me
    7 points
  36. Up for sale is my thunderously awesome Fender USA Geddy Lee Jazz Bass. As a result of a Fender factory mess up, the one I have (serial number: US15099634) is a USA Geddy with a neck with black fretboard inlays (meant for the limited run red version), rather than the standard pearloid inlays. This is a unique one of a kind USA Geddy. More details on how this came about, and some correspondence with Fender to verify this, can be found on this thread from the bass's previous owner: Plays and sounds as good as you've heard these basses do, the pickups are absolutely huge and beastly sounding and the tone control is the most effective and wide ranging I've ever experienced on any passive bass. The thicker-profiled neck has a unique and super comfortable oiled back of the neck finish in addition to the period-specific finish and binding on the rest of the neck. Comes with an ABS hard case with all the case accessories. Condition is overall very good with a dent on the bottom edge of the body, a bit of light finish scratching due to buckle rash and a couple of very small knocks on the headstock (please see photos). I want £1250 for this which is what I paid for it - no trade offers please as I need the money. A quick look at the Fender website shows that these basses now retail at £2,349 new so this is a good deal on a bass of this quality. Collection or a meet up would be strongly preferred, or I could courier this in the UK only at the buyer's expense. Here is my feedback from previous Basschat sales for assurance of an honest transaction: https://www.basschat.co.uk/topic/306417-feedback-for-edlib-3/ Any questions let me know. Thanks.
    7 points
  37. This was posted on the Dutch bass forum I frequently attend, and was apparently made for the bass player of a Macca tribute band to cover both his Höfner and his Rickenbacker era. As much as I appreciate the attention to detail on this, I think it looks ugly as all hell!
    7 points
  38. Power has now been hooked up. Blimey ... IT'S BRIGHT !!
    7 points
  39. For sale or partial trade this stunning Sandberg Custom 5 Buckeye Maple Gold in almost new condition. The Sandberg is a custom handmade bass from Sandberg, Germany, and has a mahogany body with a buckeye maple top and matching headstock. And look at that beautiful fretboard wood. Golden hardware, Delano X-Tender humbuckers and 3-bands electronics with push/pull for active/passive. New price right now is slightly above €2700. I have the certificate and original gigbag. Weight: 4.2 kg. My price is: €1750. The bass is almost new condition. I can ship in EU (UK is difficult). Please feel free to send me a PM with an offer or request.
    7 points
  40. First gig since December 2019, and a last minute addition to the HRH Goth line-up for Sunday's Leeds gig. Two mega 6-hour rehearsals to get up to speed after having not played as a band for 18 months. Nice big stage, great sound and a decent-sized audience considering that we were on at two in the afternoon and main attraction for the weekend (Fields Of The Nephilim) were on the previous night. Here's a few photos...
    7 points
  41. Before a Player gets to be a Performer, they need to be a Practiser, and later, before they're a Pro they're just a Part-timer. I would like to see the specs for the American Past-it Precision.
    7 points
  42. There are some beautiful basses in this thread, thanks everyone for sharing. I've lightly modded my Harley Benton PB-Shorty. Electronics not finished but it'll have a built in Big Muff because why not.
    7 points
  43. I've fixed all of your basses for you.
    7 points
  44. Fender USA Dimension Deluxe HH £795 or £750 with USA MusicMan padded gig bag pics of bag added I had this up for sale previously and withdrew it but something has come up for sale I want, which means this superb bass is back up on the chopping block. *2014 build, metallic rootbeer finish *Maple neck with asymmetric profile and Posiflex Graphite rods. Truss rod wheel adjustment. Hand rubbed oil finish. *Maple fingerboard and bone nut. Nut width 1.625” (41.3mm) Compound radius (9.5” to 14”) *Fender humbuckers matched to 18v preamp with 3EQ (cut & boost on treble/mid/bass)and five way switch (both inner coils and both outer coils on in-between positions) *Fender high mass bridge *Fender F stamped tuners with tapered string shafts and strong arm retainer on A string. *Fender moulded hard case Great playing bass with powerful humbuckers giving a wide array of tones. Bass has a number of small marks on it though nothing that could be seen from anything other than close up. There is also a couple of small indentations at the volume at the back of the neck where it meets the headstock. No structural, electronics or playability issues £795 no cash offers or trades Bass can be auditioned in Market Drayton(Shropshire/Staffordshire/ Cheshire borders)or can travel up to an hour to meet. Can post but will need to source outer box. Cost for shipping will be £25 though insurance cover will be extra. Thanks for looking! Keir
    7 points
  45. So which phaser do i have to order to get one. 🤣
    7 points
  46. Right now "in the car park, walking towards my car" looks like the optimum spot....
    7 points
  47. Here is my BB1025 in action Direct DI from the Bergantino Forté HP
    6 points
  48. Two midweek (instead of weekend) gigs this week which makes a change. First Reading and then Folkestone, both great gigs and well worth the trek from Yorkshire. Again, good to see audiences prepared to come and and support bands, certainly makes me optimistic for the future.
    6 points
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