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  • Birthday 02/08/1972

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  1. Here's a clip of a track I recorded for a mate on Garageband a few months ago. First bit with Octave, hopefully this gives a flavour of the punchy tone. AHD Mowf bass clip.wav
  2. This is why you have to have so many basses. As I keep telling my wife.
  3. The only thing I'm after right now is the Holy Grail, ie a pre-CBS P-bass in original sunburst. For less than a bazillion quid. It's taking a while...
  4. Here's my gorgeous 1978 Fender Jazz bass, original sunburst / maple with mother-of-pearl block inlays, classic '70s combination. A few minor dings on the body but for a 42 year old bass it's really in excellent condition. The original finish on the body is lovely, the fingerboard has had a refret, new nut and been re-lacquered and looks stunning. This one really looks vibrant next to my darker '74. Bridge pickup rewound by Aaron Armstrong.There were a couple of pickguard screws missing when I bought it so I've replaced the lot but the originals are still in the case. Original chrome ashtrays present. All the chrome on this bass looks new. Note: Schaller strap buttons in photos have been replaced with the originals. There has been some work done to stabilise the bullet truss at the headstock end of the neck, the action is now comfortable (although not the world's lowest) and the bullet truss adjusts easily. I understand it's a fairly common issue with these 3 bolt models and I wanted the bass to play as well as it looks. Jon Shuker has done the work, he had to remove the first block inlay and reinforce the wood inside the neck. As you'd expect from Jon, the repairs are totally invisible. The sound hits you right between the eyes, it's super punchy classic Jazz, and tons of variety mixing between the two pickups and the tone control. Weight approx 4.6kg (sorry, not 4.4kg! My bathroom scales were under-reading. In other news, looks like I need to go on a diet...) It will come with a hard case. I can ship within the UK, shipping cost to be calculated on request. or collection in person. Thanks for looking.
  5. Not sure how useful a 12 year old letter of authenticity is either!
  6. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/All-original-1965-Fender-Precision-Bass-NEAR-MINT/124386509856?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160727114228%26meid%3D8fb2545954054cec8bbd7240679aa9eb%26pid%3D100290%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D4%26sd%3D124386509856%26itm%3D124386509856%26pmt%3D0%26noa%3D1%26pg%3D2060778&_trksid=p2060778.c100290.m3507 This isn’t strictly weird or wonderful so apologies if it’s not the right place but this does seem very cheap for an all original ‘65 P bass. Only 1 photo, vendor has zero feedback, what’s the worst that could happen?
  7. Funny you should mention it... I got a ‘78 about a year ago, absolutely loved it but it’s needed work doing to the neck due to a truss rod issue so it’s been with the legend that is Jon Shuker for the past month or so. In the meantime I’ve bought a ‘74. They’re both sunburst with maple fingerboards, I did this deliberately so i’ve got no excuse to keep both! Anyway i’m picking it up from Jon tomorrow and will take some pics of the matching pair. Here’s the ‘78: currently speculatively on eBay, once it’s back home and i’m happy with it I’ll be advertising it elsewhere too. It’s had a refret at Jon’s and the fingerboard has been refinished too so it looks stunning.
  8. That book is entirely the reason I now have two '70s Jazz basses and am looking for a '60s Precision. It is a truly lovely thing though.
  9. Hi All, New to the forum and have been spending a lot of time watching the classifieds... I've got a 1978 Jazz which is for me the iconic configuration, sunburst body with maple neck and mother of Pearl block inlays. Unfortunately it's also suffering from a classic 1970's Jazz bass problem, in that when the truss rod is tightened, what actually happens instead of the neck straightening is that the wood under the zero fret block inlay is getting pushed up and as you can see in the photo, the inlay and the fingerboard have cracked. I'm gutted because this bass looks and sounds incredible, and is 100% original. It's just a bit of a dog to play. If I have to get a replacement neck then that's a chunk of money and the bass is suddenly worth a lot less than I paid for it, so I'm hoping one of you nice people is going to say, "oh yes, that happened to mine and it's totally repairable"...
  10. That's rather lovely. YOB bass for me too.
  11. #1 Dream bass for me, this one! Also loving the Shuker fretless in your profile pic, I've always fancied a go on one of those infinity fingerboard things. Although I suspect I would sound terrible...
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