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Gareth Hughes

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    F hole bend - big deal?

    Don’t be alarmed BUT - I’ve always understood this to be a sign of too much pressure and/or a weak top plate. It’s not something that is going to collapse overnight but it will continue over the next number of years. Maybe take it to a repair shop and have them evaluate it - might not be anything to be concerned about at all.
  2. How important?!?!?!?!? As the song said - 'If you have to ask, you'll never know'. Yes, I am that bass player that stands BEFORE the bride at the buffet.
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    Mini Volume Pedals

    I get plenty of mileage out of a Hotone Bass Press, and it's an AWESOME wah pedal too.
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    Belated NBD - More ACG goodness!

    Oooo Oooo - Ballymena Bass Bash!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Hotone Ampero - Helix challenger?

    Very interested. I know it’s not in the same ball park, but of all the bass wah’s I’ve tried, I love my Hotone Bass Press. So much that I genuinely wish they made a bigger version.
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    Now Sold! Matt Freeman Precision Cream / Olympic White

    If my old one is anything to go by, it’ll weigh next to nothing. Mine was breathtakingly light and an absolute joy to play. I only sold mine because I had three Precision’s at once and not enough talent to go round. Bump!!!
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    Should all bass amps have a bass filter?

    Acoustic Image have a user-friendly, defeatable and not-at-all hidden hpf on all of their heads. From a double-bass point of view this feature was indispensable. On recordings and onstage it could be set quite high, so cutting more out of the lows, and the result was a clear sound without the dull roar. I can see how that sounds like the opposite of what folks might think they want in an amp though.
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    Olympic white jazz with a difference

    Pictures!! Glad to hear it's working out.
  9. Bump for an awesome Basschatter - as genuine and honest a description as you’ll get. Buy with absolute confidence!!’
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    Olympic white jazz with a difference

    For what it’s worth, I had a bass refinished from natural wood to Olympic White. Not knowing any better I bought a white undercoat paint. Top coat paint was definitely Olympic White - I looked quite the plonker standing with my Fender in the middle of Halfords to get the right colour. After spraying, the bass came close to pearl white. I asked the guy doing it what the story was, he said I would have needed grey or possibly an orange undercoat. Wish I’d had that conversation before I bought the paint.
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    Suggestions for affordable compressor

    The Pumperknickel is more than worth it. If you like the dbx family of compressors, then you’ll love this. It is so faithful in tone and response to a 163a that I have but way more flexible with the blend, and it’s a pedal. Eternal thanks to Bigwan for telling me about these.
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    Zappa fan? In West London?

    Did he ride like a dipsh!t?
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    New range from fender.

    Absolutely, and I totally get why Fender don't make them.
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    New range from fender.

    They absolutely are Fender's, not arguing that. My point is that I'd want one without the modern angles - ie, the preamp, the fancy wood top. I'd just want an old fashioned Fender, with my tort guard, and my VVT plate, in Olympic White, with 24 frets. No objections to the 24 fret one they've made at all.
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    New range from fender.

    I'd argue that they go elsewhere because they have to. I doubt that even if I had the money, that the Fender Custom Shop wouldn't make me a 24 fret version of a Jazz. So the likelihood of that model even making it into the bog standard production range is nil, and off I go to Maruszczyk.