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  1. In my experience this is what happens when the SHAPE function is engaged, which counter intuitively happens when the button is NOT pushed. I spent a long time hating ABM heads in rehearsal studios, 'till I finally realised you have to PUSH the button in order to make the EQ flat. It's such a bad design... I swear a lot of people who hate the ABM amps are just trying to make their bass sound right with that horrible shape engaged.
  2. Bought a pedal off Brian and it couldn't be better. Quick replies and ultra fast postage! And the pedal was in even better condition than advertised. Thanks man!
  3. I agree. Both are great and you can’t go wrong with either. By the ways, the Kickass is also a retrofit for Fender’s standard 5 hole bridge.
  4. [quote name='Tvrtastic' timestamp='1510069285' post='3403722'] So you did not swap for any tone reason? No decernable difference? [/quote] Well... They were different basses, with different strings and 4 or 5 years apart. I wouldn’t be able to tell you the difference in tone exactly. I feel both bridges improve the tone when compared to the original Fender BBOT bridge. Mainly because of how more evenly the strings vibrate and the improved overall stability. I don’t think anyone could really tell them apart in terms of tone to be honest. They’re both excellent at improving string vibration and intonation stability, but I just happpen to prefer the Kickass. If you can, try to open the package and hold both bridges in your hand. Try to adjust the saddles in both and you’ll see what I mean about the Kickass been more refined, with a more premium feel. Besides... It’s way easier to adjust the Kickass as it’s just like a normal bridge that’s properly engineered and put together. The Babicz has a unique cilinder saddle kinda system that’s a bit fiddlier to adjust.
  5. I had the Babicz on an old P Bass of mine. It’s a great piece of kit, but the slightly too “modern” look kinda bothered me on that particular bass. It worked perfectly well and it made the bass sound great too. I just replaced the original bridge on one of my current P Basses with a Kickass. Now... I’m impressed. It’s just beautiful to look at, for starts. And when you set it up you can appreciate the beautiful piece of precision engineering it is. Using the provided Allen key to raise the saddles and adjust the action actually put a smile on my face. I love the way the bass just feels more solid and stable with this bridge. You can tell the intonation will never need to be adjusted. It makes the bass sound great too. I’ll put this way: The Babicz is like a modern Honda. Nicely engineered and will never let you down. But looks a bit unsexy and a bit like a spaceship. The Kickass, to me, feels like an Aston Martin. I just love it. Get the Kickass!
  6. I’ve tried lots of Precision replacement pickups and these are my favourite. If you want a true vintage Precision sound... Here it is. https://www.bax-shop.co.uk/bass-pickups/fender-precision-bass-original-vintage-design-pickups?gclid=Cj0KCQjwg7HPBRDUARIsAMeR_0jbAfzQiYNpNcLbvOUVFG_3gZqLPpWnFVC1rSWfsYVgAoqISMUXY8waAmFtEALw_wcB
  7. I bough Jose's Micro Thumpinator. It's the second time we do a deal and and it all went as smooth as the first time around. Great basschatter. Deal confidence. Thanks Jose!
  8. I'm very impressed with my Indonesian Markbass rig. CMD121P combo and NY121 cab. Also... I plugged my Ashdown ABM500 on the combo's speaker and the NY cab (eliminating the Markbass amp of the equation) and... Man, those cabs are good! The ABM turned them into absolute monsters.
  9. Second deal with Lozz and all went perfectly well as expected. Nice meeting you in person this time, man!
  10. [quote name='Jono Bolton' timestamp='1499608209' post='3332455'] So the neck is shorter than a J or P then? [/quote] Yes, it's 32" scale against a 34" on a regular J or P.
  11. [quote name='Trueno' timestamp='1499447530' post='3331666'] That's what put me off getting one of these basses (I quite like the look of them). The body is long and the bridge is further into the body than a normal bass, so although it's only a 32" scale the overall length of the bass isn't shorter. If they made it the same shape as a Mustang with that tele headstock and that colour... I'd snap one up. [/quote] I know what you mean. I'm a big guy though I always feel I look a bit ridiculous with a small bass, like a Mustang. Somehow the Jarman feels really comfortable to me. I can have it hanging lower than my P Bass and I still get good access to the whole neck. I ordered in the dark and I wasn't sure I was gonna like it but I really do. The neck on mine is great!
  12. [quote name='Jono Bolton' timestamp='1499439240' post='3331591'] Sorry to bump an old post, but how does the scale work on this? As I understand, the scale length is the distance from nut to the 12th fret doubled, so does that mean that the neck is shorter than a normal P or J Bass? I ask because I saw a picture of one online next to a 51-style P Bass (34" scale), and the Jarman was much bigger, but I suppose that was down to body size. Pic halfway down this page: [url="https://www.offsetguitars.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=104568&start=15"]https://www.offsetguitars.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=104568&start=15[/url] [/quote] That's right. It's a 32" scale but the "bum" makes it longer than my P Bass for example. If your gig bag or case fits a P Bass or a Jazz exactly, the Jarman won't fit.
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