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  1. Given that the year is of sentimental meaning to him, do I tell my Managing Director that the 1972 Precision he thinks he has, has actually got a 74 neck and 73 pots?🙄

    1. hiram.k.hackenbacker

      hiram.k.hackenbacker

      Depends. Is he likely to sell it? If not, I'd be inclined not to mention it. He's happy, misinformed, but happy. Why ruin that?

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  2. 3-point bridges - why in God's name.....just why???

    1. hiram.k.hackenbacker

      hiram.k.hackenbacker

      I feel the same way about three bolt neck joints.

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  3. Oh no.....a bass I've wanted for a while has become available. £2k+ though.....what to do!?!
    I should probably go try it and hope that it's rubbish haha

    1. hiram.k.hackenbacker

      hiram.k.hackenbacker

      Are we allowed to know any more about this bass? I am now intrigued 🤔

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  4. Oh no.....a bass I've wanted for a while has become available. £2k+ though.....what to do!?!
    I should probably go try it and hope that it's rubbish haha

  5. Does anybody know whether or not Cog Effects will start making pedals again? I really hope so - I've been really keen to try one of their T-16 octave pedals!

  6. Does anybody know whether or not Cog Effects will start making pedals again? I really hope so - I've been really keen to try one of their T-16 octave pedals!

    1. hiram.k.hackenbacker

      hiram.k.hackenbacker

      This has been discussed a few times over the past 18 months or so and it would appear that Tom is not making pedals at this time. I’ve tried contacting him directly regarding issues with a custom pedal I have, but have had no response. 

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  7. More finger puppets ordered... that can only mean one thing

  8. That disappointing moment when a name bassist whom you befriended and greatly admired chooses to belittle you on Farcebook when you take issue with their alarmist vaxx-skeptic views.

    Closing that door with a heavy heart.

    1. hiram.k.hackenbacker

      hiram.k.hackenbacker

      Just scanned through it on FB. Does this person have no life? Hundreds of comments and replies. I think you’ve done the right thing mate.

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  9. Assuming you wanted the bass, would you buy a 5 string that weighed 10.4lbs?

  10. Assuming you wanted the bass, would you buy a 5 string that weighed 10.4lbs?

    1. hiram.k.hackenbacker

      hiram.k.hackenbacker

      This is a very interesting point and thread worthy in its own right.

       

      There are lot of people that struggle with weight and for good reason. So part of the answer is right there, because the individuals that suffer from a bass that is optimal weight + 'x' lbs, it probably wouldn't matter how much 'x' is because it becomes insufferable.

       

      Personally, I think I could cope with 10.4lbs as long as the balance was OK. That's what really plays my back up.

       

      The big question is, if weight is an issue, why would you buy it in the first place when there are so many great sub 10lb 5'ers around.

       

      I think we need to know more....and with pictures 😀

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  11. First gig with a new group tonight. The other half happened, by chance, to be sitting next to wives of the other band members and she therefore overheard their discussion of "the new bass player". Apparently, they "hope he lasts longer than the last one"...

    1. hiram.k.hackenbacker

      hiram.k.hackenbacker

      This conjures up visions of Spinal Tap drummer type replacements. Hope it works out for you 👍

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  12. Just picked up some KZ-ZS10 Pro in-ear monitors for £42 from Amazon. 5 driver per side, very impressed with them for the price!

  13. Just picked up some KZ-ZS10 Pro in-ear monitors for £42 from Amazon. 5 driver per side, very impressed with them for the price!

    1. hiram.k.hackenbacker

      hiram.k.hackenbacker

      If it sounds great and they’re comfortable that’s a top buy at that price. My main issue with the sets I’ve had is the cable going kaput! Solved it with my current pair by getting ones with replacement cables. Not had any issue since thankfully. For that price, it’s worth buying a pair as a back up. Thanks for the tip 👍

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  14. There are some utterly astounding basses for sale on eBay right now, courtesy of He Who Shall Not Be Named....

    1. hiram.k.hackenbacker

      hiram.k.hackenbacker

      I think we (probably me) may have said too much already 😬

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  15. The End of Days haz arrived.

    Teeblet-boy arrived in the World yesterday.

    Be afraid, be very afraid!

    :o

    1. hiram.k.hackenbacker

      hiram.k.hackenbacker

      Congratulations to you both. Woohoo 👏👏👏👏

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  16. There are some utterly astounding basses for sale on eBay right now, courtesy of He Who Shall Not Be Named....

    1. hiram.k.hackenbacker

      hiram.k.hackenbacker

      No, I don’t think we do. My favourite is the redesign of the P bass, you know, the one with a jazz body, a jazz bridge pickup and a humbucker. Firewood the lot of them.

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  17. First gig back tomorrow! Pretty low pressure, but still.....from someone who used to gig, at the minimum, once a week....I'm a bit anxious haha. Excited too though!

  18. First gig back tomorrow! Pretty low pressure, but still.....from someone who used to gig, at the minimum, once a week....I'm a bit anxious haha. Excited too though!

    1. hiram.k.hackenbacker

      hiram.k.hackenbacker

      Good luck Si. I hope it goes well. Not had my first one yet, but it’s coming soon.

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  19. Watched a set by Sophie Ellis-Bextor at Bath's Pub in the Park yesterday. At first I thought she might be lip-syncing, but it turns out she's just very good. Her band were on fire too. They did an excellent version of Madonna's 'Like A Prayer' and the bassist (her husband I think? She called him Richard at one point, seems like a coincidence) absolutely nailed Guy Pratt's sublime octaved part on the original.

    1. hiram.k.hackenbacker

      hiram.k.hackenbacker

      Yeah, she's the real deal alright. One of the few artists my wife has a lot of time for, so I've watched and listened to a lot of Soph.

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  20. Oh my god oh my god oh my god...

    Billy Sheehan 'liked' my Facebook comment.

    You can take me now. Life is complete.

    1. hiram.k.hackenbacker

      hiram.k.hackenbacker

      Ha ha. That’s was me when Bryan Beller replied to one of my comments on FB. Maybe not as well known as Billy, but it made my day. I had the pleasure of meeting him a little while after and he also remembered the comment. What a guy 🤘.

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  21. So does this forum have a dark Theme I can switch to? The white background hurts my eyes on 34" ultrawide.

     

    1. hiram.k.hackenbacker

      hiram.k.hackenbacker

      Not that I am aware of. You could try turning the brightness down.

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  22. If the same question gets asked over and over again on a forum... Does that make the question stupid?

    🙂
     

    1. hiram.k.hackenbacker

      hiram.k.hackenbacker

      The thing that really annoys me is people asking the same question repeatedly. It seems bit daft to me. What do you think? 

      😬

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  23. All these years I thought that Sterling was a budget line from Musicman, like Sub.. rather than a model of bass... 

    1. hiram.k.hackenbacker

      hiram.k.hackenbacker

      Not confusing at all is it, bit @Sibob speaks the truth 😂

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  24. Has Tom Jones lost the plot? The tracks I’ve heard from his new album (currently Radio 2’s album of the week) are dreadful. I though Hole In My Head was bad, but Popstar is worse.

    1. hiram.k.hackenbacker

      hiram.k.hackenbacker

      You would expect his voice not to be as it was in the 70’s, but the song choices are terrible and they sound poorly mixed IMHO. Just sound empty 🤷‍♂️

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  25. Really missing my old Lakland 55-01 today. I'm very lucky to have some incredibly basses, including another great 55-01......but I would have the original back in a flash!

    1. hiram.k.hackenbacker

      hiram.k.hackenbacker

      @Sibob - the best you can hope for is a first refusal should he ever have a change of heart. 

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