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Matt P

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  • Birthday 08/01/1981

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  1. Jaguar Bass Case

    i'm a huge fan of Hiscox hard cases, they're pretty light and very strong and can usually be picked up secondhand for decent prices if you don't want to pay £100 new. they make 2 different ones and have a good detailed dimensions on the website. https://www.hiscoxcases.com/our-cases/bass-cases/ i have about 8 of their cases in total with 3 of them being the standard bass case, some of my instruments came with them as standard, the rest i bought new or secondhand depending on how skint i was at the time. Matt
  2. Ampeg V-4B -to SVT 212 Unshielded Speaker Cable?

    i can't believe that this question has had all these replies and no-one has mentioned OBBM ! he is our resident cable merchant and renown for his excellent high grade and sensibly priced cables. He trades as rock-wire and his wares are available here - http://www.rock-wire.co.uk/ i have no connection to him other than using his speaker cables for the past 5 years at least (as do a large proportion of members of this forum i believe) EDIT - ive just had a quick look at the cable in the link and it doesn't look like their using very large cable, the standard plugs will only accept cables up to about 7mm ish (going by my shaky memory here might be a little more) the 2.5mm sq and larger cables that i've used have all required the oversized neutrik plugs. if the OP's amp will take Speakon connectors i'd always recommend them as they mean that the cable is dedicated to amp-cab duty (i've come across people "borrowing" speaker jack-jack cables for short runs between pedals before) Matt
  3. Gator Rack Screw Replacement

    In the north east i'd suggest getting in touch with these guys http://www.masfix.co.uk/ they're the most likely to have the correct fasteners (they were the default supplier of fasteners at my old job in an engineering company) they're not too far from you either. Matt (the happy new owner of your old Zoom ms-60B)
  4. Pickup for a small size acoustic

    @MoonBassAlpha @Geek99 Apologies, missed the line in the description that said it came with the piezo, just skipped to the package includes bit. as it looks like this is a clone/copy i'd consider it for a cheaper guitar but i think i'd prefer to go for a passive piezo or a soundhole mag straight out to an endpin jack and then an external preamp (behringer adi21 probably) as i'm really adverse to cutting holes in guitars if i can avoid it (even enlarging the endpin hole on my Jim dandy to fit the jack socket was nerve wracking)
  5. Pickup Winders Newcastle area

    Alan Dingwall in Sunderland (I think) supposed to be top quality. I've got his phone number somewhere.
  6. Pickup for a small size acoustic

    I think that's just the preamp, without the piezo or the mic, looks far too cheap to me as well, I'd expect to pay far more than that for the preamp.
  7. Status Graphite MM neck

    that's rather tasty! a brand new status neck is £374.40 delivered inc VAT, so the £320+25 that someone paid for this one is a bit high, personally not enough of a saving over a new one. Matt
  8. Chibson Les Paul bass

    I rather like that! what scale length is it? i'm not really a gold person but I think i'd be pretty happy to rock that on stage. Matt
  9. @AndyTravis loving the blue, it looks fantastic, you've even got matching blue control knobs! i can overlook the football reference that's 2cm longer than either of my strat type cases, and 1cm longer than the internal dimensions of the gigbag that thomann suggest,i'm guessing that either the gigbag is a little longer than they say or it's got a bit of give and the bass is a snug fit. do you think that it would be possible to lose 2cm from the end of the headstock (along with a bit of a re-shape, possibly to a tele style shape?) i'd really like to fit it into a hardcase for travel (i have hardcases for pretty much all my instruments) but if there isn't room then i think i might look for a different Bass as a starting point, something with a 2+2 headstock and a modern styled body, or start with a clean sheet and build from scratch. (i've got a random plan for a 30" scaled 5 string neck through that might work)
  10. @blablasi'm loving what you've done to create this collection of basses and am very tempted to get one for myself as i'm partial to a short scale and i've got a bartolini pickup in a drawer that would work perfectly. a small question though - what are you using to transport these basses for gigs etc? Thomann suggests an electric guitar gigbag, i'm wondering if they would fit in one of my strat type hardcases? Any chance you could measure the total length of one? it's a shame that they only offer black as a finish option would be great in some other colours (a sonic blue re-spray might be in order) Matt
  11. Removing head from a combo for separate use.

    provided that you encase it properly i can't see any real problem except that most combos with decent amounts of power (say 100W at the minimum) are often available as head versions as well so selling the combo (if you already have one) and just buying the head version might be a better option. If you want to hide it somewhere in the car then i'd be looking at some of the class D amps available, the Markbass F1 that i'm using would fit the bill, fairly small, not too expensive (i think i paid £250 for mine) and plenty of power, suitably protected (laptop bag and some bubblewrap) it could easily be hidden with the spare tyre under the boot carpet and no-one would ever suspect that it's there. there are plenty of excellent 250w-800w amps available that aren't that much bigger than a hardback novel. Matt
  12. The uca202 is designed to be the link between a mixing desk or other device with line outputs and a pc, I was using the slightly more basic uca200 with my pc up till last week when I got a scarlett 2i4, it worked for me without any drivers on both Windows and Linux, if you want to hook a guitar into it then you need something with a guitar input and either line output or headphone output, a multi effect pedal would probably work with a headphone to 2 phono cable. Or a small mixing desk works well too, I was using a 5 input behringer one and connected the interface to the 4 phono connectors, gave me recording and playback. It's not a super high end interface but it worked well for me for a few years. Matt
  13. Transcibe download

    currently $39 which works out about £28, i need all my spare pennies at the moment to pay for a shiny new interface though!
  14. Transcibe download

    @thepurpleblob thanks! i'm not sure how i managed to miss the Linux version when i was sorting this at the weekend. i'm slowly getting to grips with linux as an os, still some teething problems with getting my Scarlett 2i4 to play happily with reaper but i think it's all user issues as i've been blindly trying stuff rather than following tutorials and help pages properly. i'm going to persevere with the alternative program for the moment as it hasn't yet asked for money and i'm super skint at the moment! Matt
  15. Transcibe download

    my tutor @dodge_bassuses this to help slow down songs, it can also pitch shift and isolate sections easily to make short loops for getting parts nailed down. i have been using a cheap app on my tablet called amazing slow downer which has most of the functionality of transcribe (which isn't available on android) recently i downloaded another similar program to my pc but i can't remember the name and i'm not at home at the moment. i tried transcribe but i'm using Linux and i couldn't get it to run under wine. i thought that Transcribe was only free for 30 days then you had to buy a licence? matt