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  1. Thank you police squad, that is exactly the kind of detailed advice I was wanting ! Excellent!!
  2. OK thanks for replies. BTW "countersunk" means an flat angle to accept a recessed screw or bolt head i.e. it still has a sharp edge but not 90°. a rounded edge to provide a smooth curve is a radius! So endeth the sermon, now hymn N° 139 in your hymn books omitting verses four, seven and ninety-six.
  3. I have not explained myself clearly it seems. The base plate is perfect but ,yes, holes will be drilled and a radius put on the edge so there is no sharp edge to catch the strings windings? These holes and the radius edge will be bare steel,, therefore open to oxidation. So this newly bared steel will need chroming. The question is: 1) is it possible to chrome just this bare steel, i.e. holes and edges, without subjecting the whole plate to re-chroming ( this is where I ask could some resist ,wax or oily coating be applied to the already chromed surface) or. 2)Can new chrome be plated over the existing surface (chromed and newly bared steel) or: 3)Would the whole plate need to be taken back to bare steel and be re-chromed from scratch. I have a feeling that maybe bassists with a biker background might be helpful with this.
  4. Of course Ant advice is always welcome but 'any' advice is better !!!
  5. Hi All. Any advice sought on re-chroming a Stingray bridge/tail piece. I want to convert a top-loader to thru' body by drilling the bass plate as per Guitar Centre 2009 special edition. I know that the holes will need radiussing (is that a word ?) and polishing, but will the whole plate need to be stripped and polished or is there some kind of resist that could be applied to the whole plate except the bare steel of the holes ? As usual grateful for ant advice
  6. Hi Ikay. I have investigated the East mid control but I would prefer a switchable, 800/250hz ?, rather than continuously variable freq. pot. I have looked for self-build mid circuits on the net with no joy as yet (wrong search terms?), do you have any suggestions ?
  7. Can anyone tell me, in layman's terms, If I could add a mid control, with possible two-choice freq. switch, to the existing Ibanez two-band preamp in my 1980 Ibanez RS924 ? If it is possible it would need to take its power from the existing 9v battery. I have a feeling this will not be possible but hope springs eternal etc..............
  8. Hi again Phil. I have looked at the Behringer Powerplay P1. Do you think I could find a small mic. to put in the second input so that I could mix a very small amount of ambience into the IEMs.? If yes would it work directly into the P2 input, and any suggestions where to look for a suitable mic (I do not think high quality would be absolutely neccessary.)
  9. Thanks for the tip. Is there limiting on the Behringer unit you suggest ?
  10. I am a deaf old duffer, being told I am now playing too loud, so some sort of IEM seems to be the way to go. My rig uses a YAMAHA PB1 preamp, which has both post-eq output and 'phones output (with level control on the phones out only) on the front panel.. I need the system to be inexpensive and a wired option need not be ruled out. Would it be possible to run some sort of Bluetooth TX from either of the front panel o/p's ? Advice on ear buds and any other aspect would be greatly appreciated.
  11. Hi Vinorange, sorry for late reply, yes Sparkymark is correct it is 2 band, and yes it is still available.
  12. OK, now bear with me , this could take some time. We speak of frequencies etc. but what we are really talking about is energy transference, which we remember from school physics lessons is conserved and cannot be eliminated or lost, only changed to our perceptions . Now here is the experiment. Take three identical coins and a clamp of some sort. Clamp one coin to the table, or firm flat surface, as hard as you can. Put another coin to touch the clamped coin anywhere in its circumference edge. Now shoot the third coin to hit the clamped coin directly opposite the second coin touching the edge. This second coin will absorb the energy from the shot coin, which passes through the clamped coin, and jump away. OK, so just another version of Newtons Cradle. But now clamp two more coins on top of the original clamped coin ( now 'High Mass, yes?) and repeat the experiment. The second coin jumps away exactly the same ! So I contend the transfer of energy/frequencies remains the same, irrespective of the mass of the transferring, fixed, mass. OK, so the bridge might have a resonant frequency that may or may not ( I don't know) absorb a certain frequency, but I suspect the greater the mass the lower the frequency so, to keep the maximum amount of frequencies in the string, surely a low mass, high resonant frequency, bridge will be better for the register of a bass guitar ? (But maybe the resonant frequency of any bridge is so high as not to make any difference, again I don't know.) Maybe just better to forget it all and listen to the the beautiful bass lines of great bassists, which are still beautiful ideas even if we hear them on 'less than perfect' equipment. I never heard anyone say a poem was< more meaningful on high mass paper. P'll have to go and have a lie down for a bit
  13. I am looking for comments from people who have changed bridges from high mass to light weight or vice versa. Is there a definitive characteristic for each type or is it all in the ear of the beholder ?
  14. I have this spare preamp board '78 Stingray, as original, tantalum caps, correct IC etc. unused. There are no pots or battery clip but there is a clear wiring diagram with all details. I am in Brittany but can post to UK. pm for details
  15. Second apology in one minute, I had not seen your reply to the value query, sorry.
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