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Posts posted by hiram.k.hackenbacker

  1. 19 minutes ago, fleabag said:



    Hows about a £1500 commission sale bass going missing, to this date, never to resurface 3 ish years on ? It was documented on here, but the thread has been hidden.  That has to take the biscuit.  If anyone who posted earlier about "  i would do this and that etc "  we're on the same page.  I was actually preparing to go there to lump him in the face and drag the lying pr*ck round his  shop.  Lies lies and more lies is all i got. I've been looking online ever since to see if the bass popped up anywhere for sale but it never has. 


    In the end,  i relented after thinking about it.  Cracking him a good one would only have got me arrested.  I threatened legal action which ended up with me accepting 200 quid less , and cokky git moaning he wont make any money on the bass that had disappeared

    Are there details if the missing bass that you can share. More eyes etc. I know it’s been a while, but it’s got to be somewhere.

  2. 1 minute ago, 4000 said:

    Jesus. If he’d said that to me - assuming it wasn’t a lame joke - I dread to think how I’d have reacted. It wouldn’t have ended well, let’s put it like that. 

    Quite so. Same here.

    Not so funny the other way around either when I commented he still had that overpriced eyesore hanging in his shop - ‘Nice bass that’.

    It’s still there as far as I’m aware (depends whether the web site accurately reflects the 2nd hand stock 😂).

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  3. I’m going to say this out loud because if I’ve thought it, then undoubtedly someone else has….


    I’m sure you’re a fine upstanding fellow of the bass playing community, but you might want to think about putting some of your own recently taken photos up rather than using the ones from when you bought it. What I’m saying is that I could have created that advert and for the money you’re asking, it’s probably the least you could do. No offence intended old chap. Just a thought.

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  4. 14 minutes ago, uk_lefty said:

    I get what you are saying here but your thread title and first line has created a bit of a pile-on over something that's not really the end of the world. It's poor, but it's not like you've been ripped off or anything. I don't want to have a go at you, I like a lot of what you write on here, but if I owned a small business for a niche product set that made a small mistake and caused all this to come up in Google searches I'd be mortified.... But then again, that seems to be the theme here! What is being done to correct things?  I'm waffling, and having just contradicted myself, I'll stop.

    I disagree. I don’t see any issue with the title or first post.

    If you add up all of the comments in all the various threads concerning BD, it doesn’t make for good reading.

    It’s also not a ‘pile-on’ as far as I can see, as a lot of the members commenting here I have a lot of time for and value their opinions.

    For balance, I have bought from BD many times over the years and as recently as a couple of months ago for quite an expensive piece of kit, but I have never liked the website and have therefore not used it to buy anything online. For that reason I have always phoned and paid there and then if I wanted something.


    Again, for balance, I note that some negative comments have been from some people that haven’t physically visited and know how BD works. I know you shouldn’t have to have actually been there, but if you have then you’ll know. Yes, it should be like any other retailer, but it’s not in some regards.


    My advice, avoid web sales where you can. Ring where possible and pay over the phone. Accept mistakes can and may happen, but don’t expect any grovelling apologies because that ain’t gonna happen. Alternatively, shop somewhere else.

    Shops like BD are rare and the bass community in the UK would be worse without them.

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  5. 4 hours ago, Quatschmacher said:

    Is there anyone who owns one of these 4-string basses (the USA Sterling or Stingray SLO Special) with access to callipers who could measure the neck depth at the 1st and 12th fret for me. I’d be most grateful as EBMM don’t seem to be replying.




    Here you go:

    21.59 @ the 1st

    23.50 @ the 12th


    Measured on my 'Starry Night' Stingray HS SLO Special with MHS.






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  6. 2 hours ago, Quatschmacher said:

    Is there anyone who owns one of these 4-string basses (the USA Sterling or Stingray SLO Special) with access to callipers who could measure the neck depth at the 1st and 12th fret for me. I’d be most grateful as EBMM don’t seem to be replying.



    Yes, I can do that for you mate. I’ll try and get it done this afternoon, but I have a bass to pack and get quotes for first.

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  7. 4 minutes ago, Quatschmacher said:

    I think I might be mentally unwell again.


    As I mentioned, the PJ thing isn’t maybe the best setup for me. I’m finalising my Shuker build which will be a straight P with likely a 38.5mm nut. I have a PJ MIDIBass on order, again with a 38mm nut (though not even sure that’ll ever get built as it’s been over two years since I put a deposit down on it). I also have a straight P (but with a 41mm nut) to tide me over. 


    I haven't received my Shuker yet as you know, but I imagine the feel will be similar to my 44-64 PJ.

    I think it would be quite cool to have both in the armoury, but if you're not going to play it, there's no point in holding on to it I guess.

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  8. 1 minute ago, Old Horse Murphy said:

    I think the headstock would look better the other way round with the tip pointing downwards. I'd go for a proper pointy headstock too. The pointier the better!


    Agreed, plus I would also reduce the angle slightly so that the E string has less to do after the nut. Might also help the G string as I see you have put some kind of peg between the nut and tuner?

    Could I ask why, out of all the bridges you could have chosen, you've picked the Gibson Super Tone. I'm not a fan.

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  9. 32 minutes ago, NancyJohnson said:


    Why did he review his own book?  Because the author is likely as mad as cheese.  


    The review doesn't show up on my Amazon though.  Deleted?

    I can't see it either. I've reported the 4 star reviews as abuse. I suggest others do the same as it's clearly the author reviewing his own work (I use that word advisedly).

    WTF does 'the smoke of possibility' even mean?

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