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  1. For sale is my beautiful and very underplayed Starfire. Late 90s, MIK, DeArmond USA pickups, it’s an absolute stunner. Fabulous low action with a brand new set of D’Addario tapes, it’s in beautiful condition, looks and sounds amazing and comes in a fabulous Tribal Planet case. I work all over the country, so delivery to you (within reason) or meet up somewhere is preferred over postage.
  2. Yeah, I was the first bidder at £70, but missed out while I was out yesterday.
  3. This is one of my latest tracks... I'm doing everything except bass and drums on this.... and the female vocal is my ex.
  4. I’ve always admired players (there aren’t many) who have just one bass, they know inside out, and use for pretty much everything. So many of us have multiple basses, and I wonder how many of them you can truly get to know with so many choices? There’s something very cool about having just the one, and learning how to make it work in all situations. I’m not sure I could commit to it….. I love my Starfire and my Sunn (another one on the way)……. I have the Integra 5 ( which I’m thinking of defretting) …… but I really don’t want anything else…. the collection is actually getting smaller rather than going the other way, and in fact I’m thinking of selling the bass I said I’d never sell (see another thread) my Hohner B bass, as I’m only using the Sunn and the Starfire. Could I end up with just the Sunn???? It does everything I want…. Not sure I could commit to that.
  5. Absolutely loving this DeArmond Starfire short scale, fitted with tapes, it's a total funk machine. Lovely low action, and a surprising range of tones depending on where you place your fingers. It sounds amazing with a palm muted pick. I'm trying felt picks to protect the tapes, but it has more attack with a regular pick and sounds big through this TCBG250. I've never been much of an effects guy, but on a whim I bought a Zoom B1on, and man, there's some very useable presets in there.....
  6. Although my first love is bass..... I've been the front man since I was 15.... these are the metal band I was in during the 80s, did Radio 1 sessions at Maida Vale etc.... fun times. Check out the look......😆
  7. I had one, I bought it for my ex to learn on….. the relationship ended, I sold it. However, while I had it, I really loved it. Great tone and nice to play….. but, wrongly stated specs is just ridiculous. Like Lobster and Bully Bass said…. Just tell us they’re single coils? It’s fine! They sound great. All very odd. A bit like the lobster claw thing.
  8. Price drop to a bargain basement price, on a bass that is worthy of much more.
  9. So I figured that a Starfire with tapes, would sit well next to the Sunn, also fitted with tapes. I was right. Just got the Starfire back from a little electrical overhaul. Bish bosh, job done. They sound awesome, and I'm slightly turned on by the looks.
  10. Funny how one bass, for no tangeable reason, can do that. I'm my case it cost me less than a hundred quid, it should be crap, but it's beautiful, resonant and comfortable. It makes me cringe about the tens of thousands of pounds I've spent previously. So crazy, and proof that you don't have to have deep pockets to find an absolute banger. I just hope that the Starfire that's coming in is good enough to back it up.
  11. You know, the one you reach for most of the time, it might not be expensive, it might be expensive, but it's the one, out of all of them, that just feels like home. You might have a bunch of choices, but there's always your mate, that just feels right and makes you smile...... Me, still the Sunn, it shouldn't be that good, but it just IS. What's yours?
  12. All I can add, is that having had 3 MIJ Fender Marcus Miller jazzes….. I always preferred the passive option. It was nice to have active options, but they always sounded so much better switched to passive, to me.
  13. Gretsch Thunderjet. In black, looked absolutely stunning, but sounded a bit lame. I just couldn't get a sound I liked from it at all. That was 20yrs ago, and my taste has changed, I'd probably love it now.
  14. As my username suggests, I was a devout Stingray fan when BC started. I haven't had one for some years now..... I would like one again ..... AAAAGGGGHHHHHHH NOOOOOOOO
  15. I turned up with a metal band in the 90s to a small pub, by the time we'd unloaded the gear including a massive PA, the frightened landlady said "I'll pay you if you just go home". We did. She did. Never even got to test the decibel meter winking at us from the wall. 😆
  16. Same to you pal Does it ever end? I fear not.
  17. I've gone for a set of medium tapes.... I'll see how I go.
  18. I turned 57 yesterday. I feel old. However after 40yrs of GAS, I feel like I'm all but done with the search for basses. Mrs Rayman bought me a beautiful DeArmond Starfire yesterday, so along with my really amazing Sunn Mustang (both fitted with tapes), a Hohner B Bass (bright and punchy) and an Aria Integra 5 (with a beautiful fretboard and low B), I really feel like all instrument options are finally covered. I feel satisfied (yes, we all say that when a new bass comes in). I'm too long in the tooth for endless trading/buying..... so my GAS now turns to the backline. Anyone else feel the same? Or am I kidding myself?
  19. Manchester is of course easier for me 😉
  20. I'm after flats or tapes for a Dearmond Starfire which measures about 31" ..... so is that Short or Medium scale?
  21. I cover everywhere from Lands End to John’o’groats mate, there are customers near Brighton, not sure when, but I’ll be down there at some point
  22. I think I’ll keep looking, I’m not sure it’s what I need right now.
  23. Up for sale here is my fabulous RBX460. Really lovely bass, low action, it plays itself, currently fitted with almost new TI Flats that REALLY bring the bass to life. Great neck, easy to play, lightweight, it's a belter. Mates rates on here, I'm asking more elsewhere. I'm not desperate at all, I still might keep it, it just isn't being used at all. Some light buckle rash, otherwise in great nick, and all original to my knowledge. Within reason, I'll bring it to you or meet you somewhere, as I travel all over the country for work. SOLD
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