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  1. Neil has just purchased a mandolin from me and it was such an easy and pleasant transaction. Highly recommended 👍
  2. Artec 8 Band Graphic Eq / Pre Amp SE-EQ8 Now £20 Posted Virtually unused The quality sturdy metal casing has an underside rubber pad for 'non slip' floor use. You can make adjustments to the tone and volume of your instrument by boosting or reducing the band width controls and the volume control on the SE-EQ8 The SE-EQ8 also has a 'True Bypass' footswitch that when pressed, it puts the signal from your instrument to your amplifier without any of the tone and volume adjustments that you have made. This is useful when you want to give yourself a tone or volume boost in solos. Power Supply: DC 9 Volt (Not included) Case Dimensions: 70(w) x 115.5(h) x 34(d) (mm
  3. 👍 I've had the Gotoh and the Northwest side by side and they are practically identical except for the price. I see no reason to use any other bridge since I discovered these 🙂
  4. Thanks, I can never understand why sunburst and tort is disliked by so many people, but hey! each to their own, lol 🙂
  5. I can't find the full specs on the KE's at the moment but I do remember that every detail was the same as the CS62's, and when I put them in my own build, I still had a 2016 Fender American Standard P and the Fender USA 60th Anniversary P which both had CS62's installed as standard, and I can honestly say that I could not hear the difference in tone or volume
  6. I've lost count of the amount of precision basses I've built and I used to always use the more expensive brands when it came to pickups, with the Fender Custom Shop 62's being my main choice because I like the vintage vibe, but on my last build I compared the specs of the Kent Armstrong Vintage P Bass Alnico Pickup with the Fender Custom Shop 62's, and they were identical in every aspect, so I took a punt on the Armstrongs and they sound identical, now I wouldn't use anything else for the vintage P bass sound I like, and at half the price, it's a no brainer for me. Fender Custom Shop 62's £100 - £140 Kent Armstrong Vintage P Bass Alnico £49.95 As for bridges? I am/was a big fan of the Gotoh 201B and have used them many times in the past, but now I always use this one from Northwest Guitars which is identical in every way except that doesn't have "Gotoh" stamped on it. https://www.northwestguitars.co.uk/hardtail-through-body-bass-guitar-bridge/#product-reviews Gotoh 201B £40 - £45 Northwest £16.26
  7. Apparently, she was very well respected amongst many of the Motown artists and was great friends with Martha Reeves
  8. Definitely this. I'm old enough to remember her with The Springfields, and they seemed to be on almost every other evening on the current affairs programme Tonight, the folk stuff just wasn't me so sub-subconsciously, I probably didn't give Dusty a chance after she left them to pursue her solo career. My wife enjoyed last night too, so I might get some of her albums to widen our musical tastes, it will make a change from what we usually listen to. 🙂
  9. I watched the Dusty documentary followed by her TV performances on BBC4 last night and thoroughly enjoyed it. Back in the 60s/70s, I was too wrapped up in the genre I liked (classic rock, blues rock, southern rock, etc) to take too much notice of her, but listening to her and watching her last night made me realise what a great voice she had, and such a great performer too.
  10. Update on my DIY disaster. Had the op yesterday (Thursday) and they told me that I severed both tendons that control my finger, so I certainly don't do things in halves, lol. They think it went well but can't yet say how much movement I will have until everything settles down and I've undergone lots of physiotherapy, but I'm staying optimistic. Thanks for all the kind thoughts over the past few days everyone, it's very much appreciated 🙂
  11. Again, thanks for all your kind thoughts and wishes, I will update you in a couple of days when hopefully, I will know a bit more regarding my chances of being able to play again 👍
  12. Thanks for all your kind thoughts 🙂
  13. Thanks, although I'm not sure what sort of movement I will have after they attempt to repair the tendon, but I'm staying optimistic 👍
  14. I am quite a practical person with many year's of DIY experience which includes building an extension, two porches, refitted bathrooms and kitchens, etc, but this happened to me this morning. Now you may think that 10mm British Standard BS EN 12150 thermally toughened safety glass which is the thickest, and supposedly the safest for showers would be as tough as old boots, and if it does break, then it will only shatter not causing too much danger to anyone. Well in the process of removing my old shower this morning, the glass literally shattered in my hands as I was carrying it out of the bathroom, and completely cut through the tendon that controls my forefinger. I’ve not been out since the lockdown started on Saturday 21st March, so the last thing I wanted after more than five weeks of observing the “stay at home” advice, was to have to visit A&E and take up the time of the fantastic, and very much under pressure NHS staff, I did call them first and explained what had happened, and they insisted that I go along for treatment. Anyway, I’ve just returned home from Telford A&E where they have temporarily patched me up, given me a course of anti-biotics, plus a tetanus jab, and I am being sent to Oswestry (probably tomorrow) for an op where they will attempt to repair the severed tendon. I’m not after pity when there are far worse things going on in these terrible times, but the reason I’m posting this is to warn everyone to just be aware of the dangers of DIY jobs that appear to be quite straightforward, I didn’t think for one minute that carrying 10mm toughened safety glass would shatter in my hands, but if I’d just done something simple and sensible like wearing some gloves for instance, then it might have saved me from this injury. Here’s some pics of the glass that shattered, my injury, and of the temporary dressing, sorry if the second picture is a bit gruesome, but if it stops somebody else making the same mistake as me, then it’s worthwhile taking a look
  15. Sounds great Verb, post a few more when you have them ready on the "Show us your playing videos" thread 👍
  16. Reaper is brilliant for syncing audio to video because its very easy to stretch the audio to fit the video
  17. Well it does say "The world's best bass player of all time" so I guess thats means "technically the best", but when it comes to inspiration and the pure joy of watching and hearing bass players, then for me, it got to be Norman Watt-Roy, followed closely be The "Ox" John Entwistle
  18. Having just watched a few video's on YouTube about NinJam, that looks really interesting, I use Reaper a lot so I might spend some time trying to get my head around it, thanks for the head's up. 👍
  19. Me and my mate (guitarist) have been wanting to jam together over the internet for some time, so with the present crisis we are all in, now would be a good time to seriously look into the options. Have anyone tried using JamKazam or Jammr for example? I know latency problems can be a major drawback, but if we are connected directly into the router with an ethernet cable, would it work ok? I have interfaces and know how to record onto my laptop etc, but my mate doesn't, I know he will invest in an interface if we can jam together from home without too many problems, so just wondering if any of you B/C'ers can give some advice please. Cheers
  20. I used to always have trouble with AC/DC's Live Wire when I had to start the song on the B, once everything else kicks in after around 40 seconds I was ok, but if I thought about keeping perfect timing, the more likely I would drift 😯
  21. Marshall GV-2 Guvnor Plus Now Sold! £30 Posted Purchased in 2001 on a whim and hardly used
  22. Ashdown James LoMenzo HyperDrive - Bass Distortion Pedal SOLD! Hardly used and in great condition The Ashdown James Lomenzo Hyperdrive Pedal is an ultra versatile bass distortion pedal with the ability to deliver your original bass dry tone and distortion - never get lost in the mix again. During more than 30 years experience playing and recording with iconic rock musicians including Zakk Wylde’s Black Label Society, David Lee Roth, Ozzy Osbourne, Slash’s Snake Pit, White Lion and now Megadeth, James envisioned a bass drive effect that operates entirely unlike any other distortion unit currently available. Now Ashdown has made that vision a reality. In the LoMenzo Hyper Drive, a band of frequencies within the midrange of the bass signal is filtered out and the distortion effect is added only to this band. The filtered frequencies can be ‘tuned’ to the precise range that gives the optimum effect. The degree of distortion available is variable from a subtle break up to huge overdrive, enabling a new range of extreme effects for bass to be created. The distortion effect can then be mixed with the original dry bass signal to maintain a powerful, full-bodied bass tone with distortion overtones. “I’ve been using the Hyper Drive every night and it’s truly astounding,” reports James from the current Megadeth tour. “It turns all my basses into fire breathers!”
  23. Marshall GV-2 Guvnor Plus Now Sold! £30 Posted Purchased in 2001 on a whim and hardly used
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