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About johnthebassist

  • Birthday 13/03/1980

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    Dorking, Surrey

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  1. Hi All Last year I bought a Sire V7 Vintage from another BC'er. It's a great 'no fear' touring bass and aside from some difficulty balancing intonation and string height of my B-string when loaded through the body, I've had no major issues with it...but I'd like to make some improvements, starting with a new bridge. Has anybody successfully retrofitted a high-mass bridge to one of these without having to drill new screw holes and retaining through-body stringing? Has anybody else had issues with B-string height and intonation when strung through body? To get the string in tune, I've had to bring the saddle so far back, the B-string is bent at close to a right-angle over the saddle to get it through the body (see photo), causing obvious issues when attempting to correctly intonate. Any experience/advice would be appreciated and gratefully received. Thanks for reading.
  2. All gone.

    Is the pedaltrain and case still for sale?
  3. Feedback for CPCustomdubwise

    Just bought Crispin's immaculately clean big box Q-Tron and I'm delighted with it. Very friendly, clear and reliable communicator and the pedal arrived really quickly, just as he said it would. I wouldn't hesitate to repeat in future - a genuine pleasure. Thanks Crispin!
  4. Feedback for Wilco

    Bought a smashing Sire VV7 from Wilco back in September. Really friendly, helpful and reliable gent - a genuine pleasure. Deal with confidence, good people!
  5. ACG Finn 5 Custom - Sold

    Lovely bass, this one. Having played it, I can definitely confirm everything written above. The B-string is every bit as good as my old '88 Thumb 6...only this is a super comfortable, well-balanced bass that DOESN'T weigh 14lb! Fantastic build quality, a really superb instrument at an outrageously generous price...and the seller is a great bloke, so deal with 100% confidence! GLWTS!
  6. Hi Got your PM re Qtron but since site upgrade it has disappeared and I can’t send you one because (despite my inbox being empty), the site thinks I need to delete some messages before I can send some. Peachy! Anyway, I’m definitely interested. Just need to know about condition etc. Cheers! John
  7. I bought one of these back in ‘97 shortly after they came out. It got nicked at a gig at The Troubadour in 2006 and I replaced it with th reworked version of the Q-Tron+ (with the fx loop) - not nearly the same squelch! Anyway, I’m doing a P-Funk show at Jazz Cafe in January and I could really do with getting my hands on an original Q-Tron (better still, an original Mutron or a Tru-Tron 3x). I intend to run three channels of bass (dry, octave/phaser/whammy/envelope+fuzz/phaser, envelope/fuzz - YES!) Any leads appreciated. Ta!
  8. *SOLD* Warwick Streamer Stage II 5 strings - price drop!

    Oh wow - I had one of these until 2014 when I sold it (regrettably) and I’ve missed it ever since. Out of the question right now though - shame, cos these basses come up very rarely. Gonna check out your recordings now. GLWTS
  9. SE Bass Bash 2017 - with Steve Lawson and Davey Rimmer

    [color=#282828] [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]01. Hamster -[/font] [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]02. Silverfoxnik - BC Rich Eagle, Squier P Bass, Ander Vanderend JB5, Eden Traveller WT400 amp & Genz 2x12 cab[/font] [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]03. Steve Browning - some Precisions, Boogie M-Pulse 600 and Boogie Subway 15 cabs, Mesa Walkabout 15.[/font] [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]04. obbm - 2 x Spector Short scales.[/font] [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]05. Pawel G - Squier JV Precision and maybe others[/font] [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]06. Stingray5 - MusicMan and Tune basses; Trace Elliot and/or Eden amplification; Boss GT-6B.[/font] [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]07. Markstuk - Dingwall Z3, Lakland BG 5, BF Big Twin, Thunderfunk TF750a. [/font] [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]08. Cetera - Spector NS2, Spector Euro, Hamer Impact, Wal fretless, one or two more to be decided, big Pedalboard (!), GK800RB, GenzBenz Neox 212T[/font] [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]09. Johnthebassist - '69 Jazz Bass, GenzBenz Shuttle 9, Barefaced S12T, gang of smelly pedals[/font] [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]10.[/font] [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]11.[/font] [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]12.[/font] [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]13.[/font] [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]14.[/font] [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]15.[/font] [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]16.[/font] [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]17.[/font] [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]18.[/font] [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]19.[/font] [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]20.[/font][/color]
  10. *SOLD* EB Music Man Sabre Classic Sledge *SOLD*

    Dear god! Part-exchange for a mildly abused liver? What an amazing-looking bass. I had a '79 Sabre for years and I miss it dearly. Someone's gonna bag themselves a beauty here!
  11. SE Bass Bash 2017 - with Steve Lawson and Davey Rimmer

    Yes please! But how did you know I don't have a gig on 23rd Sept?! Amazing work
  12. This was my first amp many moons ago and now that I'm teaching, I'd love another one to take to lessons. Needs to be in full working order. Don't mind if it's a little untidy. I'm in Surrey, but I'm often in London and go home to Cornwall as often as I can. Thanks!
  13. Feedback for Raslee

    Just traded basses with Lee - top, top bloke! Totally fair, trusting and trustworthy, the bass arrived quickly and exactly as described (massive thanks to Lee's wife for the excellent packaging - so good, I sent him my bass in it!). Wouldn't hesitate to deal with Lee again. A real credit to basschat. Nice one amigo - hope you enjoy the bass!
  14. SOLD FS/FT 2009 Fender Precision Bass (made in U.S.A)

    Open to offers, within reason