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  1. 13 minutes ago, Dad3353 said:

    The 'P' has two pick-ups, too, but they're wired together and placed in close proximity. One could also ask why a Morgan three-wheeler costs more than a Fiat Punto, as it has a wheel less. -_-


  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. 1 hour ago, fester said:

    I’ve just bought one of those bridges from northwest in black for a build i’m doing,really good quality,much better than i was expecting to be fair.Ive always bought quality branded bridges in the past.....don’t think i’ll be spending the extra £££££ from now on tho

    👍 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 🙂

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  4. 14 hours ago, Lozz196 said:

    That’s really interesting re pickups, @thebrig, Custom Shop 62s are my fave but if their sound can be found in something else at at least half the price, well game on!

    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

  5. 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.


    Gotoh 201B £40 - £45

    Northwest £16.26



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  6. 45 minutes ago, chris_b said:

    Dusty was instrumental in bringing over the Motown Revue when they toured the UK and took over Ready Steady Go in 1965.

    Apparently, she was very well respected amongst many of the Motown artists and was great friends with Martha Reeves

  7. 26 minutes ago, whynot said:

    Watched both as well. I think as we get older we appreciate natural talent more, even if not your thing.

    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. 🙂

  8. 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.

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  9. 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 🙂

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  10. 3 minutes ago, HazBeen said:

    Noooooohhhhhh, glass and tendons and bass players = horror. Best of luck and get well soon. Unfortunately accidents can and do happen.

    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 👍

  11. 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






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  12. 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 

  13. 19 hours ago, ambient said:

    NinJam apparently works really well. It’s part of Reaper.

    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. 👍

  14. 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.


  15. Great playing Dave, and that looks like 89 euro's well spent to me.

    Out of interest, how do you manage to get over 2000 views in just three days?

    I have a number of video's on YouTube and some have been on for years and I've never got past 50, and most of them would be people I know.

    I haven't got a clue how to use YouTube to its full potential. 🤔

  16. 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 😯

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