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  1. [quote name='Krysbass' post='1058439' date='Dec 14 2010, 12:33 PM']The SR600 does sound quite modern and some people have said they couldn't live with its bright tone. But I moved to it after only playing more traditional basses fitted with P and J - type pickups for the last 25 years and I've found that the SR600's brightness is sufficiently tamed by just cutting the treble on the 3-band EQ. The SR600 has a strong bass presence too and I reckon it's actually very versatile in the tone department. I'm in the process of writing a full review on this bass which I'll hopefully be able to post on basschat shortly. [/quote] I've just picked up my SR500. It is absolutely [b]pristine![/b] not a mark on it, and is as light as a feather. It sounds good, and has the fastest neck I've ever played. The best £250 I've ever spent!
  2. [quote name='silddx' post='1058853' date='Dec 14 2010, 07:15 PM']I have never had this problem on my German Corvettes. Their tuners are quite cheap though, about £6 each to buy. I upgraded to Hipshot on one bass, fantastic tuners, but the Warwick ones have never let me down.[/quote] Both basses a German, maybe I should contact them.
  3. [quote name='mart' post='1058846' date='Dec 14 2010, 07:08 PM']Somebody on the Warwick forum had this problem, and it turned out that his bass had a gloss finish that was extra thick, and the tuners weren't long enough to cope with the extra thickness. There was also mention of a dodgy batch of tuners. Try contacting Warwick directly ([url="http://www.warwick.de/modules/support/request.php?katID=14549&cl=EN"]click here for link[/url]) and see what they say.[/quote] Both my basses have a matt finish on the front of the headstock, and just natural wood on the backs.
  4. I have two Warwick Corvettes, and on both of them, the nut part that goes through the hole keeps working loose. It seems that they are not long enough to tighten properly, barely catching the thread, so as soon as you start tightening the string, it just comes loose. On one of my corvettes the tuners are chrome, and on the other one they are gold, but but both seem to have the same problem. Has anyone else experienced this with Warwick tuners, and if so, what is the remedy? I would love some advice on this. Cheers
  5. [quote name='JimH' post='1057691' date='Dec 13 2010, 07:23 PM']+1 for these if the budget allows :- [url="http://www.status-graphite.com/status/frames/streamline1.html"]Status Streamline[/url][/quote] I would love one, but how much?
  6. [quote name='thebrig' post='1055879' date='Dec 12 2010, 11:55 AM']I'm still looking[/quote] bump
  7. [quote name='thebrig' post='1054433' date='Dec 10 2010, 07:40 PM']Has anyone got a Schecter Stiletto Custom-4 Natural Satin that they are thinking of selling?[/quote] Still looking
  8. [quote name='Krysbass' post='1057240' date='Dec 13 2010, 01:14 PM']I can strongly recommend the Ibanez SR600 - I bought one about 6 weeks ago, largely prompted by months of pain in my left shoulder - at it's worst I couldn't move my arm above shoulder height. My shoulder is now fine. The SR600 is not only light, but balances well on the strap.[/quote] Just found myself a SR500 in perfect condition for just £250! Virtually the same as the SR600, but made of mahogany instead of ash.
  9. [quote name='chris_b' post='1049131' date='Dec 6 2010, 11:38 AM']I'd suggest that you should try the 210 to make sure it works with the 112, but the main difference will be in the tone. Extra 10's will be punchier and extra 12's will be rounder. The volume for either will probably be pretty similar. I used to run a 210 and 112 but now I mainly use 2 112's for convenience. With a little top added the sound of 12’s works just as well for me.[/quote] I will go and listen to both setups. cheers
  10. [size=3]For sale is my [b]Musicman Sterling Black Onyx "Davtran" Limited Edition[/b] Only 150 made, and were all produced circa. Oct and Nov 2002. This is No 132 of 150 and has a Certificate of Authenticity. Never been gigged and has been kept in it's case for most of it's life, and still has the plastic film on the back cover. It is absolutely beautiful, being totally black, and I once strung it with DR Peacock Blue strings and it looked stunning! As you can imagine, it plays and sounds just like a Musicman should do. A collector's item, but it really deserves to be played as well. [size=3]I might consider a trade for a quality [b]USA Fender Precision[/b].[/size] [b]£1,250[/b] [b][i]posted[/i].[/b][/size] [size=3]I have added new photos with "[b]Fluorescent Orange[/b]" DR's fitted.[/size]
  11. [quote name='bigash' post='1048982' date='Dec 6 2010, 07:17 AM']One little thing that i do during the intro guitar goes through chord sequence twice. Then do 0-2-0-4-057 on the G string. then straight into the D. Pretty much all the other fills have been covered previously. Ash.[/quote] cheers
  12. [quote name='derrenleepoole' post='1054398' date='Dec 10 2010, 07:12 PM']Oh! I agree. I even emailed them about it, and it probably won't go back [/quote] I emailed them about a month ago, and they said that they were forced to change it by Fender. Mind you, I would have thought that they could have come up with something better than that old 'paddle shaped' thing!
  13. [quote name='Happy Jack' post='1054796' date='Dec 11 2010, 10:58 AM']Kubickis are rare, but not non-existent. Keep an eye on the For Sale section here, and monitor eBay, and you'll get one eventually. If you're really keen, make sure you know the differences between the (limited number of) models. The electronics vary a bit, and not all of them have the built-in Drop D thingy.[/quote] Thanks for the advice, I will research them first.
  14. [quote name='farmer61' post='1049039' date='Dec 6 2010, 09:28 AM']I added the 210T and the sound is awesome, really good blend between the 12in and 2 x 10in speakers. Plus your driving at the full 600w on the Shuttle 6, more than giggable for 90% of venues and requirements imo. Plus you have the combo for smaller venues, total flexability.[/quote] I think I will go and try both, thanks
  15. [quote name='derrenleepoole' post='1054384' date='Dec 10 2010, 06:50 PM']I have a two shortie SX basses, and they're absolutely fab Both of mine were bought from here, so it might be worthwhile putting up an items wanted thread. It's worth noting that there's a difference between the normal SX range and the Junior range which also comes in short scale. You want the normal range. The Junior range isn't necessarily bad, but the normal range is better. If you're buying from Rondomusic they may insist on a case purchase as well for posting it in, upping the price a bit. The cases are very good quality and don't really cost that much, so it might be well worth doing it as it will save you hunting for one here. Still, the prices are so stupidly cheap that it's still very good value.[/quote] Let me know if you ever consider selling one
  16. [quote name='Chris2112' post='1054177' date='Dec 10 2010, 03:51 PM']I think this picture of my first Kubicki Ex Factor really captures just how lightweight and chuckable they are... I like how if you look in the mirror you can see the back of the neck, and how wonderfully comfortable it is. To think I was without an Ex Factor for a couple of years, absolute madness. Never again...[/quote] I love it, looks great! Where would I get one in the UK? Not sure whether I could afford it though, but who knows, once us bass nuts try something, we always seem to come up with the dosh somehow!
  17. For sale is my not very used Ibanez SRX 505 5-string bass. It is excellent condition apart from a hairline crack in the paintwork on the base of the guitar, you really have to look hard to see it, and I don't think it will ever spread or get worse, in fact, I had the bass a few weeks before even I noticed it. It very easy to play for a 'fiver' and for the price, would make a good choice for someone considering a 5-string bass for the first time. Asking price £100 collected, £125 posted. I am based in Borehamwood, Herts
  18. Has anyone got a Schecter Stiletto Custom-4 Natural Satin that they are thinking of selling?
  19. I looking for a SX short scale Jazz or Precision with the old style headstock. Can anybody help? Thanks
  20. [quote name='mikebass84' post='1041057' date='Nov 29 2010, 12:41 PM']I've just joined my new band and we've been pretty active and I've been using the other bands bass amps and I've not been happy with how they've sounded. I currently have a Laney R3 that I have gigged with in the past and it's a nice sounding little combo but I think with a 2x10 under it I wont have to really worry about PA support and will have a decent sounding backline that I can use at most gigs. Budget is very very tight atm, around £150 at a push. Any help is very much appreciated[/quote] I have an Ashdown ABM 210 cab in great condition, it is a fantastic sounding cab! £150 is the lowest I would consider if you can collect, or I may be able to ship for around £25. I can send you some pics if required. I'm based in Borehamwood, Herts
  21. [quote name='derrenleepoole' post='1054384' date='Dec 10 2010, 06:50 PM']I have a two shortie SX basses, and they're absolutely fab Both of mine were bought from here, so it might be worthwhile putting up an items wanted thread. It's worth noting that there's a difference between the normal SX range and the Junior range which also comes in short scale. You want the normal range. The Junior range isn't necessarily bad, but the normal range is better. If you're buying from Rondomusic they may insist on a case purchase as well for posting it in, upping the price a bit. The cases are very good quality and don't really cost that much, so it might be well worth doing it as it will save you hunting for one here. Still, the prices are so stupidly cheap that it's still very good value.[/quote] If they had the old style headstock, I would probably order one. I know looks aint everything, but have you seen the new ones? I don't think I could live with it. Unbelievably awful!!!!
  22. [quote name='paul h' post='1054324' date='Dec 10 2010, 05:41 PM']IIRC I had to pay somewhere around £30 on top. It might be worth searching for a short scale Jim Deacon in the UK. They may or may not be, made in the same factory as SX. Nobody seems to be able to confirm the fact. However I have owned two SX's and now have a JD and they are remarkably similar.[/quote] Which models did you have, and were they all short scale? What did you think of them, and are they quite light? cheers
  23. [quote name='casapete' post='1054154' date='Dec 10 2010, 03:28 PM']Having broken my arm/shoulder a couple of years back, I know what you're going through. +1 for the Rees - tried one at a show a while ago and it felt great. Agreed with comments on Hohner B2A - nice n light but the neck that much further to your left makes it a bit of a stretch. (Guess this could be remedied with the Steinberger device which attaches to the neck strap button but they are rare as hens teeth.) Great to hear of a bit of Dano love too! My Dano Longhorn is really light & quite well balanced. Great for long gigs - only one sound really, but its a good un. Would recommend some good massage to help things along too - worked well for me. Good luck.[/quote] Yes, I agree with the massage idea, but was wondering what they mean by "extras" in the ads that I look at.
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