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  1. Last stencilling I had to do, I used some good quality card and cut out with a scalpel. I used just a generic white spray paint from Halfords straight onto the Peli with no issues. The trick is a few light coats and gradually build it. I didn't get any runs, and when I was done with the case and wanted to sell it on, some all purpose cleaner, nailbrush and jet washer got it off easily enough.
  2. After much deliberation, I've decided to put my Warwick Corvette Standard Fretless up for sale. It's a 1999 model, the last of of the ones before the quality took a dive for a while! The body is Bubinga (and a very nice piece of it at that), with a Wenge neck and Ebony fretboard. Electronics wise, around 8 - 9 years ago, I had a John East 3 band preamp fitted which completely transformed the bass for the better. I've owned it since 2007, and it's been very well looked after since, but just hasn't been used enough to justify keeping, as I have another fretless which suits my needs more (5 strings). Condition wise, it's very, very good for it's age with only a couple of minor dings and a bit of wear on the writing on the pickups. I've photographed the dings, which on the bass, you'd have to know they were there to see them. Fingerboard wear is to an absolute minimum as Ebony is a hard wood anyway, but it's also been strung with flatwounds throughout my ownership. Price wise, I'm looking for £700. No trades on this one, cash is king (or BACS / PayPal family and friends). If anyone has any reservations, feel free to see my feedback in my signature. I'm also willing to post the bass at buyer's expense, but please note that I won't ship if the postage isn't signed for, or insured to the value of the bass. Pictures to follow (basically when Flickr starts working again)
  3. goblin

    New bass week!

    I love it, still getting my head around sweepable mids as I'm a bit of a dinosaur in that area. But it's incredible, in both feel and construction. The sound is something else too.
  4. goblin

    New bass week!

    It's all a matter of opinion I guess... I know which one I prefer
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    New bass week!

    Well, after around a year since placing the order, I got the go ahead that my brand new custom Alpher Mako Elite 5 is finished, and last Monday, I went and picked it up. I'll just let you look at the photos first... Alpher Mako Elite 5 by Dave Butterworth, on Flickr Alpher Mako Elite 5 by Dave Butterworth, on Flickr Alpher Mako Elite 5 by Dave Butterworth, on Flickr Alpher Mako Elite 5 by Dave Butterworth, on Flickr An absolute beauty. I'll take you through things! The body is a highly figured, single piece of maple, with a 'crazyburl' top, which for those who don't know, is basically a burl which has been impregnated with dyes, and stabilised with resin. The neck and control cavity plate is roasted birdseye maple. The electronics are Aguilar's super single pickups, three of them. There's one at the neck, and then two together to make a humbucker. These can be configured at the flick of a switch to be series, single or parallel, and then blended in with the neck pickup, giving a wide range of available tones before you even look at the preamp! The preamp itself is pretty simple, an Aguilar OBP-3, so three band with sweepable mids. Here's a quick video from the day I collected of how she sounds!
  6. I’m selling my trusty workhorse of the last two years - my Fender Jazz Elite 5, in Tobacco Sunburst. I purchased it new March 2017 from Guitar Guitar in Newcastle and it’s been worked, but very well looked after since. I think I’ve used it’s original hard shell case once, and then it’s been on top of my wardrobe since as I always use Hiscox, or Harvest gig bags. The body is Ash (the solid finish ones are Alder as it’s cheaper and it’s covered), maple neck and the finish is Tobacco Sunburst, which is a much harder colour to get hold of. This was one of two left in the UK for sale at the time I got it! I’ve put Dunlop strap locks on which went on when new, I’ll leave these on it! Only reason for sale is the Alpher will be my main bass, and I know this won’t be getting anywhere near as much use now, so I may as well downgrade for what will effectively be my spare bass! Condition wise, I'm giving it a solid 9.5/10, theres a very faint mark on the neck which isn't in the way of playing, and I've no idea how it even happened to be honest. It'll probably rub out with some light abrasive! As you'd expect, a little bit of faint marks from belt buckles, though the majority of the time it hasn't been played with a belt on, so this is absolutely minimal! Again, some very light marking on the scratch guard. Last time it was setup, everything from the frets to the electronics were checked, cleaned and such. Even under the pickguard, everything is as good as it gets. The bass is effectively like new in that sense. I’m not really looking for trades. If I was, the only thing I’d be interested in is an Aguilar DB or SL112 with cash my way, or another Jazz 5 / P Deluxe 5 of sorts, again with cash my way! PM me for for any more details! Looking for £1300 Untitled by Dave Butterworth, on Flickr Untitled by Dave Butterworth, on Flickr Untitled by Dave Butterworth, on Flickr Untitled by Dave Butterworth, on Flickr Untitled by Dave Butterworth, on Flickr Untitled by Dave Butterworth, on Flickr Untitled by Dave Butterworth, on Flickr
  7. Exactly, you can't rush perfection! I spoke to Chris earlier as he was asking me about cases, and he said it should be going for final setup this week... so not long at all!
  8. Yeah they're very busy, my Mako Elite 5 custom is constructed now, and now needs to settle and have it's final setup... it's been 12 months so far, but when you order it's made very clear that there's a wait. I have absolutely no issue with this though and can't wait for its arrival
  9. I've never thought of using my luggage scales... Bugger! I always set the bathroom scales to KG, weight myself... then weigh myself again holding what ever it is I want to weigh, then a quick bit of subtraction sorts it!
  10. I just use Dunelm velcro, super super strong stuff!
  11. Ahhh that can only be Noel Best heckle I've done to my own singer on stage was "We've had a request... and sorry, he's going to continue performing!"
  12. Godda love these hard to access gigs with difficult load ins. I've got one coming up at The Boisdale in Canary Wharf, and they're put on the paperwork to avoid coming in on the car and bring public transport. I reckon I can do that, double Harvest on my back with some bits in the pockets, PedalTrain Jnr fits in my travel cabin case, plus clothes, ancillaries and such, and the 'board has a proper DI on it, so I'll just DI to PA and get a return to IEM!
  13. I'm sure I marked this as sold... Long gone I'm afraid guys!
  14. Had mine done yesterday morning, the guy doesn't normally do same day turnaround, but made an exception for me, I had it done whilst I chilled out in his workshop. I reckon I was there for two hours, so work done? Strings off, check / clean / polish frets, clean up the 'board, pick guard off, clean up underneath and check electronics, clean up with switch cleaner, check all the nuts are sufficiently tightened up on the machine heads and the pots, strip and clean the bridge. Had to whip the neck off to adjust the relief on it, checked / adjusted pickup balance, restring (I supplied the strings), set it up according to my playing technique and preference, disappeared for a cig whilst I gave it a good play to check I was happy. To be honest, it plays better than it ever has before, a lot more care and attention was put into the job than I could imagine... and it cost me £50. Money well spent? Totally.
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