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  1. Vinny

    502 errors

    The angry pixies are back again. I left a sugarlump out for them and everything!
  2. I'm pretty sure the 415 and 425 are the same electrics-wise, though the 415 obviously sounds better as it has a matching headstock.😀 I have a BTB675 with the small-logo'd Barts in (which I think means they are made under licence) and the Bartolini pixie-wrangling gubbins as opposed to the Ibanez one. The Yam has fairly dark-sounding flats on, but still somehow manages to growl like a muthafunkster, whereas the BTB needs that extra bit of overdrive to get anywhere near, even with rounds on. I've been undecided as to whether it's the pickups or the EQ/pre that can be a bit clean. (not that it doesn't have its place) Oh, and I pretty much never play without a BB-1X in there.
  3. I have a passive PJ Yam (BB415) and find the signal a lot louder than my active Ibanez. I tend to dial in a touch more drive to dirty up the Ibanez, but that's about it.
  4. Vinny

    String Volume Disparity

    Which Ibanez do you have? I have a BTB675 with the licenced Barts in - I'll compare any bits with yours if it's any help.
  5. Vinny

    Pickup / controls replacement

    I had a couple of Peavey 5s myself, and found a huge difference after changing the pots and caps - the stock ones were just horrid! I found that the pickups sounded a lot better after that, though they were soapbar-type ones rather than singles. YMMV, of course.
  6. Vinny

    Elwray Infinga 4 Bass - Reviews

    An incredibly kind offer, that man (doffs cap) I tend to hang around various bits of Cheshire, also.
  7. Vinny

    Elwray Infinga 4 Bass - Reviews

    Kinda... that's true of the top left, but where I live the populace tend to use a series of grunts interspersed with the grabbing of genitals and spitting. That's the pretty part - the best view to be had round here is of fighting Staffies flanked by what's left of a steelworks.
  8. Vinny

    Elwray Infinga 4 Bass - Reviews

    Only 'cos they won't pay the tunnel! (no pockets, see.)
  9. Vinny


    Is this anything to do with the elusive and dangerous Canuckistani Sam Squarntch? I'll have nightmares!
  10. Vinny

    Elwray Infinga 4 Bass - Reviews

    I suppose that means I'd have to take it somewhere pretty, then! (I'm in the top right hand corner of Wales, where even the dragons won't go.)
  11. Vinny

    Pickup routing quote - feedback required

    Not knowing all the ins and outs of the job, I'd say that was on the rich side.
  12. Vinny

    Pickup routing quote - feedback required

    What kind of bass do you have? I only ask as it's pretty easy on a flat body, though I've never done it on a carved top and can imagine that'd be something of a beard-puller.
  13. Vinny

    Elwray Infinga 4 Bass - Reviews

    Is there any danger of this heading north? I'd love to get my greasy paws on it if it does.
  14. Vinny

    Musical inventions

    The machine from Joe90 - I think we'll load up the John Paul Jones tonight, professor.
  15. Vinny

    Smoothhound classic wireless.

    I loved mine, it was great until I managed to destroy it into a zillion pieces. There's a huge thread on them somewhere hereabouts.