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  3. [quote name='Chownybass' timestamp='1504871611' post='3367902'] HELLO! I was summoned and I have appeared. So Retrovibe and Chowny are working together in an official capacity. We were already using a lot of the same production facilities and working fairly closely together. So it made sense to combine it all. This allows us to consolidate orders, shipping, manufacturing buying power and marketing, have a central UK contact for the factory etc. It's a growing enterprise and works very well for all of us. So currently we make all the Retrovibe bass designs under license - and Retrovibe work with us like a sort of in-house design team. We still have our own models. And we also have Retrovibe models released under the banner of "Retrovibe by Chowny" We have a similar arrangement with Scott Whitley to make the SWB basses under license. Working together EVO has been redesigned and greatly improved. We have a version with Davie504 (linked above) and also an upgrade to the existing one here [url="http://chownybass.com/product/evo-standard/"]http://chownybass.co...t/evo-standard/[/url] . Both of these feature the Retrovibe Stinger '77 Pre-Amp as standard. All of us (Scott Whitley, David from Retrovibe and I) will all being going to NAMM together. Which will be a laugh I hope that makes sense. [/quote] That about sums it up! Thanks Stephen.
  4. The pots can be hard to locate. I have them made to my specs in Korea for the Stinger. It is indeed easy to make - even easier to buy from my website!
  5. How about the new Volante? Fenderesque with P+J pickups, series/parallel switching and a high-mass bridge.
  6. The Three have just posted a video on YouTube featuring Ian Taylor on his T-ROD Tele for the first 2/3 of the promo set. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5pJHXK5fmE
  7. Hi there, Here are some Facebook comments by Ian Taylor who has been using his T-ROD for some months now. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1161405247205516&set=o.165543703496598&type=3&theater https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1206725152673525&set=a.465667920112589.109788.100000081557258&type=3 https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1187384261274281&set=o.165543703496598&type=3&theater
  8. This is a bargain. The Fearless cabs made by Guy Trigg over at Tricky Audio are amazing. I had the pleasure of trialling an F112 for a few gigs over the summer and was mighty impressed by the clarity and portability. Someone buy this before I have to.
  9. [color=#3C3241]Retrovibe Emperor Bass [/color] [color=#3C3241]This bass is new. Classic retro styling combined with modern hardware to give a huge range of useable tones. [/color] [color=#3C3241]Scale length: 34inches [/color] [color=#3C3241]Width at Nut: 42mm [/color] [color=#3C3241]2 x MM-style humbucker pickups [/color] [color=#3C3241]Maple neck with rosewood fretboard [/color] [color=#3C3241]20 medium frets with shark tooth markers and white binding [/color] [color=#3C3241]Solid basswood body with Cherryburst finish and matching headstock [/color] [color=#3C3241]MM-style, high-mass chrome bridge [/color] [color=#3C3241]Open gear chrome tuners [/color] [color=#3C3241]6 bolt neck joint [/color] [color=#3C3241]This bass is in excellent, unused condition and has been set up with a low/medium action. It plays really nicely and is sure to turn heads. It is one of only 4 made with this specification. [/color] [color=#3C3241]I am located near Radstock, Bath and you are welcome to come and try before you buy.[/color][attachment=221194:IMG_3134.jpg][attachment=221195:IMG_3135.jpg][attachment=221197:IMG_3136.jpg][attachment=221198:IMG_3137.jpg][attachment=221199:IMG_3140.jpg]
  10. [color=#3C3241]Retrovibe Zygote Bass in Transparent Black! [/color] [color=#3C3241]This mahogany bodied bass is new and is a tribute to the Carl Thomson basses used by Les Claypool in Primus. The MM-style humbuckers each have their own Volume and Tone controls. In addition, the tone knobs are wired in a variation of Peavey T40 wiring which allows them to sweep between single coil - series humbucker - treble rolloff. This wiring mod, together with the pickup placement gives a huge range of useable tones. I did consider adding an active circuit to this bass but decided the range of tones is already so large that an active circuit was unnecessary. [/color] [color=#3C3241]The Zygote is nice and light at around 7.4lbs meaning you'll find it easy to play for hours without any kind of weight-related back strain. [/color] [color=#3C3241]I have also added a black, single-ply control cover and retro Hi-Fi knobs to complete the boutique look. [/color] [color=#3C3241]Despite being new there is a small blemish in the varnish on the back of the neck. This is purely cosmetic and only noticeable on close inspection. [/color] [color=#3C3241]Scale length: 34inches [/color] [color=#3C3241]Width at Nut: 38mm [/color] [color=#3C3241]2 x MM-style humbucker pickups [/color] [color=#3C3241]Jazz profile maple neck with rosewood fretboard [/color] [color=#3C3241]24 medium frets with shark tooth markers and white binding [/color] [color=#3C3241]Solid mahogany body with transparent black finish [/color] [color=#3C3241]High-mass black bridge [/color] [color=#3C3241]Closed black tuners [/color] [color=#3C3241]4 bolt neck joint [/color] [color=#3C3241]Weight: Approx 7.4lbs [/color] [color=#3C3241]This bass is in excellent, unused condition and has been set up with a low/medium action. It plays really nicely and is sure to turn heads. It is one of only 12 made with this specification. [/color] [color=#3C3241]I am located near Radstock, Bath and you are welcome to come and try before you buy.[/color][attachment=221189:IMG_3143.jpg][attachment=221190:IMG_3144.jpg][attachment=221191:IMG_3145.jpg][attachment=221192:IMG_3146.jpg][attachment=221193:IMG_3148.jpg]
  11. Looks like it is in exactly the same position as the bass it is based on.
  12. [quote name='Machines' timestamp='1429783216' post='2754838'] They appear to be 'copies' of the original Stingray bridge that had the mutes and was phased out around 1996. However they just have a massive gap between the saddles and end of the bridge and look awful. It'd probably be possible to saw it shorter if you could clean it up well and somehow touch up the missing chrome. There must be one maker of these bridges that supply cheapo bass makers worldwide and if so, I bet Sterling SUBs use them too. It's the main thing that puts me off any Stingray copies. [/quote] I am just about to order some shorty Stingray-type bridges. They should be here in a couple of weeks. [email protected]
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