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  1. If you can travel as far as Falkirk there’s a luthier called Ryan Gibson who is very good.
  2. Yes wood peg. I have a feeling that the should be left alone but am tempted to take them out. I think mybass is right (get someone else to do it) but just had a big bill for my other bass.
  3. I don’t think it’s a well built instrument.....can’t remember exactly but I think there was always noises here and there that could be addressed. This one appears to come from the tuning machines or pegs and it’s persistent. I’ve tried everything except disassemble the tuners....this might make it worse
  4. I have this old DB from the sixties(ish!). I love playing it. Had a new fb fitted...fast and slick. The current issue is the vibration noise coming from the tuning machines. I have tightened all the screws and bolts and packed the headstock with foam. Still vibrating noise. Looked into replacement (ouch). Anyone solved this problem? My other older (and better quality) bass is as stable as and ....not a peep. Should I dismantle and refit the tuning machines? Or accept that old basses can be noisy and if you don’t get creaks from one part you get them from another.
  5. I would like a look at this. I’m in Edinburgh tomorrow and can drop by during the day. Would it be possible to try it out through your amp?
  6. It’s a US made SUB from 2007 I think. Sounds great but not a great neck. I looked at the Status ones. They are also around £450+. Not sure about EB. I’m in no hurry, just happened to see someone selling a neck but maybe a little expensive.
  7. Could someone advise me on putting a new neck on my Musicman SUB. The neck that is available is quite expensive(£450) it’s from a Stingray. Don’t want to buy it and find it doesn’t fit or intonation is out or something else. I assume if it’s slightly big then a luthier could fit it. The bass in question is a back up (bought it on BC years ago). I still play and like it it but would like to upgrade the neck.
  8. Spent the last few days tweaking the JE pre. Starting to come good. Struggled with the E string, A was far too prominent but getting there and loving the tone. Feels good to make progress.
  9. I think sound is very high on the agenda for most bassists and I certainly am always looking for ways to improve it. It was one of my lockdown goals in fact, to move my sound forward. That’s the reason I went for this particular bass/pre combination. I first saw it on the Maruszczyk range. When you see the demo of someone who knows how to use the pre it’s very impressive and looks intuitive! I will persist and get to know it better...as I said, it’s a hidden art in itself. Thanks for all the feedback....now back to the bedroom noodling and tweaking.
  10. It’s very bright. Great for funky pop stuff etc. I was hoping to get warmer and rockier tone out of it as well. To be fair my amp / speaker combo is also quite bright..quilter bass block /Greenboy but tried it through my EA micro as well. Maybe asking too much or have to spend more time on it. Just put new Newtone strings on which I love. Maybe they need playing in a bit more.
  11. I have messaged ACG . He reckons it’s perseverance. It’s possibly a skill in itself
  12. He designs them for Alan Cringean. Don’t think it’s built by JE?
  13. Bought a 2007 ACG Recurve with a retro fitted John East designed 02 pre. I think it had the 01 pre earlier, all the work done by John Cringean. I have had it a couple of months but I am struggling with it and am on the fence about punting it. I don’t want to tbh, it’s such a lovely player. Very comfortable, lightweight and best neck I’ve ever played. I am of course used to big standard bass controls and I realise this pre is different. I have followed the set up instructions but still not happy. So much tweaking to get a sound! It is so sensitive, the slightest dial movement totally changes the sound.
  14. Yes, I’ve had two instruments purchases go missing recently. I put in down to incompetence but this accusation by Joe Lycett takes it to a major criminal accusation. Sorry...don’t watch TV so no idea who Joe is or his credibility. They are still in business so some people still appear to use them
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