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  1. I’ve been playing (self taught) in a gigging band for well over 30 years and for the last 6 months whilst our drummer was dealing with a back injury I decided to get some one to one bass lessons to brush up on theory and technique. To be very honest it’s been a revolation, I’m enjoying playing and practicing more than ever before and everything just seems to make a bit more sense. Also songs we’ve been playing for decades are now so much easier to play. A side benefit has been that I’ve almost totally lost my “gas” for other equipment. I think that I’ve been chasing gear to make me sound better when I now believe it was me not getting the best out of the equipment i already have. On the back of this I’ve recently enrolled in to Scott’s 26 week technique accelerator programme, we’re only on week 3 but I’m really enjoying it.
  2. Oops! I must admit that I have never measured it. For some reason I thought it was 32”
  3. Here’s one of my 32’s An acg Tefano
  4. Did anyone else catch Level 42 on this mornings radio2 breakfast show? I thought they were brilliant.
  5. You can test pickup coil polarity using the old multi meter and a steel rule/screw driver trick. There’s plenty of videos on YouTube showing the method.
  6. Our band is currently on a forced hiatus, so to keep my musical momentum going I’m looking at taking some lessons to brush up on my bass specific music theory etc. Anybody know of, or is a good bass tutor in the Macclesfield or south Manchester area? Cheers
  7. I also have Pro17’s and they took a little getting used to but I wouldn’t play without them now. I agree with Leonard Smalls, I just turned my amp up a bit until I could hear everything perfectly and then consulted the band to get their view of the mix, everyone was happy so that’s how things have been ever since. It’s in your best interest to stick with them, good luck 👍
  8. I recently acquired a Jedson sg style twin pickup bass as a project. I was informed that only one pickup was working when I bought it. I’ve just fixed the pickup, but was wondering if the capacitor that’s on the selector switch is original or just put there to give a bit of tonal variation by the person who connected the one working pickup to the central switch position. Any ideas?
  9. They are labella black nylon tapes. I’ve owned this bass for around 5 years and it was strung with these when I bought it and to be honestly I changed them as soon as I got home for rounds as they were what I was used to. Around a year ago I realised that I’d kept them so decided to give them a go and boy was that a smart move, they are so much better than I ever imagined, nice feel and very articulate sound. I have them on a couple of my other basses now.
  10. Can’t say enough good things about Spector basses.
  11. My Bergantino B-amp has a built in variable hpf, it’s adjustable between 30hz & 80hz in 2db increments 👍
  12. Quite enjoyed that, I’m a big fan of Neil Finn and i love watching Mick drumming. I saw them at their Manchester arena show a couple of years ago and had mixed feelings but I think this injection of new members may just reinvigorate the band
  13. only4

    Show us your rig!

    I think that their cables contain more conductium than cheaper brands...
  14. only4

    Show us your rig!

    Thanks for the confirmation, I’ve had my eye them for a while. I think it’s time to take the plunge 😉
  15. only4

    Show us your rig!

    Nice setups, what lead are you using in the photos?
  16. I’ve found it to be a bit feast or famine, who ever you need at the time is never around, you’ll probably find a good drummer when you really need a guitarist!
  17. If you can’t reach down the side with the nut blutacked to the end of a stick, then filing your new holes square is the way to go, it’s only allie so shouldn’t be an issue.
  18. All totally my own fault, but since changing back to cabs with tweeters (Berg HT112’s) from a BF SuperTwin, I now realise that I’ve probably let some decent basses & heads pass through my fingers unnecessarily!
  19. only4

    Feedback for Badass

    Purchased a lovely book from Cliff. Simple transaction, prompt delivery and the book was exactly as advertised. Trade with confidence. Cheers
  20. I know it’s neither of the pickups you mentioned but The Creamery do a classic 74 P bass pickup which could be closest to your original? https://www.creamery-pickups.co.uk/custom-handwound-pickups-from-the-creamery/scatterwound-bass-pickups.html#P-BASSSOLO14
  21. To be fair that's a good point, if it doesn't go in straight the first time its fitted then there is no wiggle room to pull the strap button flat.
  22. I’m using a set of the new S locks and they are much improved in my mind, their using the same old idea but have refined the whole thing and on a side note the new packaging is lovely. The threaded section is much longer so it will accommodate a thicker strap and the knurled wheel instead of a nut is a nice touch that works well, there’s also a little grub screw that you can nip up to lock the wheel in position. One thing I did notice is that the locking pin is now angled so you can pop the strap onto the bass without having to pull the release nob and finally the annoying rattle they used to make has now gone. Well done Schaller 👍
  23. Just purchased a Tech21 XXL from Theo. Very smooth deal, great coms and prompt delivery. Deal with confidence 👍
  24. Purchases a set of Hotrod pickups from Jamie, the communication was spot on and delivery was prompt, pickups were exactly as advertised. Deal with confidence Mark
  25. Thanks for the update, yours definitely sounds a little different to mine. If you really need the extra height from time to time you could always swing the table out of the way and drill from the base? They are a great machine as you say.
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