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Heathy

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  • Birthday 15/07/1969

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  1. As a teenager I spent hours studying the cover to Iron Maiden's Powerslave. So that's mine for sure.
  2. Personally, I would say that Denim is the mark of a man.
  3. Sold - subject to the usual. Thanks for your interest.
  4. I am looking to sell my virtually new Music Man Sterling 5-string. (Not to be confused with Sterling by Music Man). This bass is a pacific blue burst, with a black pickguard, maple fretboard and 3-band EQ. It was bought new in September 2020, and due to the COVID restrictions is yet to be played ‘in anger’. It has, however, had a professional set-up. It is a great bass, with a fast neck and low action. It comes with a EBMM hard case. Price is £975. Collection preferred, or buyer to arrange shipping. However, I would be happy to meet up within a reasonable distance (I am based in North Essex). Not looking for trades. Sorry! My feedback thread is here: https://www.basschat.co.uk/topic/124316-feedback-for-heathy-steve/?tab=comments#comment-1137183
  5. Thanks for all of your responses. To clarify - there is still an issue when playing unplugged - which is what I do a lot of the time. So not an amp/EQ matter I would say. I am only finding this issue on my MM Sterling, which is strung with Rotosounds. I recently bought a second 5'er (Fender Jazz) - same scale as the Sterling - and there is no such issue with the Fender strings. I have ordered some more Fender strings for the Sterling, which I hope will resolve the issue - particularly as it's a much easier bass to play.
  6. Hi All I have recently moved to playing five string basses after 35 years playing four strings. I have always used Rotosound strings during that time, and have been very happy with them. However, having added a 5-string set to one of the new basses, I find that the B is really (I mean REALLY) muddy. My question is - Is this just likely to just be a dud, or do some brands produce notoriously bad B-strings. Also could there be an issue with the bass? Any thoughts / recommendations would be appreciated. Cheers
  7. My list would definitely include Frank Zappa - YCDTOSA Volumes 1 - 3, Broadway the Hard Way, The Best Band You Never Heard in Your Life etc. AC/DC - If you want blood Iron Maiden - Live After Death
  8. Thanks for your comments. I can confirm that the bass is all original.
  9. Due to my strict “Always two there are, a master and an apprentice”* policy, I am selling my 2016 American Standard Jazz Bass. This will then make me a fully-fledged member of the 5-string ‘Dark Side’. This bass is a creamy looking Olympic white, with a tort pickguard and rosewood neck. Its retro look is enhanced by a ‘ding’ (pictured) which I understand arose from an argument with a cymbal in an earlier life. It was sanded smooth and does not affect playability. It is a great bass, with a great tone and low action. It comes with a Fender hard case. I am looking for £650. Socially-distanced collection preferred, or buyer to arrange shipping. However, I would be happy to meet up within a reasonable distance (I am based in North Essex). Not looking for trades. Sorry! My feedback thread is here: https://www.basschat.co.uk/topic/124316-feedback-for-heathy-steve/?tab=comments#comment-1137183 *Master Yoda. A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.
  10. That was fantastic. I think I have something in my eye...
  11. Not sure about whether the frequency charts fully addresses the issue. Notes of the same pitch higher up on the D string were still much louder on my stingray (apologies if this misses the point). I could mitigate the quiet G string issue by adjusting the eq (removing the scoop), but as that left me with a tone I didn't want it was pointless. Five years after my bad experience with a Stingray, I have recently purchased a five String EBMM Sterling. Hope this will be ok, but obviously I'm yet to play it in anger...
  12. I haven't posted for a little while. Is this type of 'shaming' the type of thing Basschat has been reduced to now? Really uncool guys. Really uncool.
  13. Thanks for your response. I think I've sorted it now - the existing set up was worse than I thought (see earlier comments bout PMT). Strings are Rotosounds. I found this video helpful:
  14. Related question here. I have just bought my first 5 string, and am having trouble intonating the B string after putting new strings on. I have adjusted the bridge saddle back quite a way (lengthening the string) and it doesn't seem to make any difference. Could it be anything else? The string gauge is 125 - too light maybe...? or is this normal for a B? Cheers
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