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Ben Jamin

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About Ben Jamin

  • Birthday 21/11/1993

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  1. Another G&L fan here! I've had the USA L2500 for a good few years and love it. I guess compared to Fender / EBMM and other brands they don't do that much in terms of marketing. I mean their website's (relatively-speaking) a bit amateur and their multiple Instagram accounts probably isn't too helpful - but there's something endearing about that as you can see that they care more about the instruments and their legacy. But it doesn't help their resale value as unless you're a Basschatter - or stumbled across Andertons' recent videos - or some of Ed Friedland's old Bass Whisperer reviews, you probably haven't heard of them. Really glad Andertons have picked them up though and hopefully continue to get more publicity. Theyy did a great Factory tour blog a few months ago where they looked through Leo's old stuff and put together one of his final designs:
  2. I've had my L2500 for several years now - and despite it being pretty heavy and the neck being a bit too much of a baseball bat for my liking - the pick-ups and the pre-amp are the reason I've kept hold of it! I love the sound of it. I accept that I am also a bit of a G&L fanboy. 😎
  3. Anyone know why PJ might be more common than PP? I guess PJ is more aesthetically pleasing. As someone who knows absolutely nothing about electronics, surely matching the output of two P's is easier than a PJ?
  4. I think it's their trad. G&L shape. I see it as a happy middle ground between a Precision and a BB! Tastefully voluptuous.
  5. Anyone checked out the new custom shop G&L model? Double split pick-ups with series/parallel on the neck and vintage G&L style Seems like a neat set of controls to me - plenty of different tones and not too much fuss over loads of switches/knobs First saw them on their Instagram, but there's also a couple of videos up now:
  6. My G&L's getting on a bit and needs a bit of TLC in the electronics area: The barrel jack input is worn out so if I'm not careful with my cable I get awful pops The series/parallel switch sometimes creates loud pops when used The pots are slightly scratchy All in all, in my amateur guesstimation, I think it needs the barrel jack replacing and some cleaning. After taking a look inside though I realised pretty quickly that I'm not qualified to do this work. It's not a P-bass. There's a lot going on in there. However I have no idea who I can rely on to sort this out relatively locally! Can anyone recommend someone in the Lincoln / midlands area?
  7. Looks like a mix of G&L! Even got passive bass and treble controls! SB-2 body shape (G&L photos)
  8. I'm pretty certain that Iron Lung is a live recording with overdubbed vocals - so probably the MusicMan in the live music video Sounds very much like a MM should sound IMO - at least something with a bridge pick-up, being plucked near the bridge! The low-end and saturation will be from whatever pre-amp / compressor is used. It's pretty squished.
  9. Just to clarify I'm happy to split but if you can take them all that would be great!
  10. For a £2000 budget for a MusicMan - a shiny new G&L USA L2000 wouldn't go amiss 😁
  11. Hey guys, Sorry I haven't logged back on sooner - I wasn't expecting a response for a while! Yep I'm in Lincoln (UK) I'd prefer to get rid of the lot as I just need them gone but I realise that's not necessarily desirable!
  12. I have recently moved in a nice cosy house with my new wife lady! 😊 Everything is brilliant - but I no longer have room for the three old guitars that I had planned to fix up but have actually just gathered dust in the corner of my room for about 5 years. I just need all three collected - I'll even pay with a cup of tea / beverage of your choice! They all need work but they have the potential to be decent guitars - or at the very least good practise for fixing things up! First up is a BM Jumbo 155 (which I think is by Yasuma / Japanese?). It's a Martin D28 clone apparently. It could do with some love and a setup but everything's there for a decent acoustic! There's also an Aria XL-DLX Excel Series (guessing either Japanese or Korean?) which needs some more work! It's got a space for a Floyd bridge and needs new tuners etc but it could be a solid rocker. And finally there's a BM Clasico made in Spain. It's pretty rough and needs some new strings - but it comes with it's own case. Thanks for looking! Have some mobile phone photos!
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