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Status Updates posted by LukeFRC

  1. @Clarky - exactly, he's the best bass gear reviewer out there. I flipping love him. Good old @Dood

    1. Dood




      Saving this one lol :) 

  2. Given that the tracking doesn't seem to work... how long should a Thomann order take? 

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    2. NikNik


      I had a DHL no-show last week, despite being informed of a 1hr delivery window. They tried the next day and the drop-off point supposedly refused the guitar. The drop-off point was recommended by DHL.


      It's in Thomann's hands now.

    3. LukeFRC


      I am getting the feeling the answer was and is in the future something that rhymes with “Chase Effect”

    4. Obrienp


      I hope they eventually delivered your Thomann order. Mine arrived today undamaged, which is not bad at exactly 5 working days since I ordered it. Unfortunately, the main part of the order, which was a Guild B-240EF fretless acoustic bass had clearly not been through proper quality control. The nut and bridge were cut much too low. The first string was practically touching the fretboard immediately after the nut and it rattled horribly. The fourth string wasn't much better. It had quite a noticeable bow in the neck. I think that, rather than send it back for a new nut, the factory QC just slackened the truss rod a bit to make it almost playable. If I had tightened the rod to get less of a bow, the top string would have been touching all the way up. I am not sure if it is because of this but plugged in the middle two strings were much louder than the 1st and 4th.


      I have started a return/replacement request but assuming it is collected on Friday, I am probably not going to see the replacement for another two weeks. This is the second time I have had to return a faulty guitar to Thomann. I suspect they just take the boxes out of the warehouse and post them without more than a perfunctory check. The battery was still in its plastic wrapper, so clearly it had not been plugged in before being posted and how anybody could think the setup was acceptable, I don't know. It is irritating but then I have had similar experiences with Andertons. It seems quality control is not a priority for the volume box shifters.

  3. Stalin, Hitler, Mao, Mussolini are all dead. 
    Lukashenko, Kim Jong-un, Putin and Erdogan are still in power. This is a dictators update

    1. Jus Lukin

      Jus Lukin

      Dictators are funny.
      I prefer the term 'trouser-spuds', though.

    2. prowla


      And Blair just got knighted.

  4. Congratulations to @Sarah5string for the status update status update 🤘

  5. Bought a Hellborg amp off one of you in a dream last night... who was it? can we talk in real life? 

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    2. TheGreek


      I'm still waiting for the payment you promised...😉😉

    3. Kevsy71


      Luke, if you go to 'dream Basschat' tonight you can check who you bought it off in the 'dream feedback' forum

    4. LukeFRC


      just for clarity the dream was about a new bass amp, and I dreamed of meeting someone from here and discussing if I wanted the cabs and they might not fit in my car.... 
      I was not actually dreaming of being on here talking to you lot! :D 

  6. made the mistake of venturing into off topic. :S 

    1. Sibob


      It's not worth it, bail while you still can!

    2. LukeFRC


      I did. A right culture war going on

    3. ezbass


      Be afraid, be very afraid.


      So many of the, let’s say controversial, topics are chasing their own tails.


  7. If I was after a 5 string and lived in London pretty much everything you could ever want is currently for sale in the "for sale" forum!

    1. DiMarco


      I wouldn't know what to want anymore. Maybe the GAS will get triggered again though. First half of 2021 got me a 5str Sadowsky PJ, 6str Yamaha John Patitucci sig and a Warwick Thumb NT6. I-think-I'm-covered.

    2. LukeFRC


      @DiMarco - you say it as if it's a bad thing to have no GAS?! 

    3. DiMarco


      @LukeFRC indeed. My current lack of gas is disturbing.

      I just bought a Mesa Boogie V-Twin pedal 5 mins ago though so I can go Ben Shepherd style later on this week.



  8. “I like pink bass! I want you get pink bass”- my 3yr old daughter seeing guy Pratt play his burgundy mist jazz on YouTube And actually wanting to watch!

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    2. alyctes


      Pink is good.

    3. Teebs


      She's very, very wise. :)

    4. Sibob


      That's a free-pass as far as I'm concerned :D 

  9. Work meetings you don't need to contribute in are really good to sit and practice scales!

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    2. JapanAxe


      Couldn't possibly comment...

    3. gjones


      I was playing guitar, while supposedly participating in a team meeting online and somebody said, 'where's that music coming from?'. I'd forgotten to mute myself.


    4. Sharkfinger


      @gjones wins this one

  10. hey! Why not Listen to my friends Christmas song... (it's charting!!) https://open.spotify.com/track/1LMO7dRVNRUyLKFbuu096O?si=biXRSUt3TU-gGH88v0vAsw

  11. so fed up with 2020 I bought a skinny stringed G****r   

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    2. Burns-bass


      I recently picked up a new Mexican Player Series Stratocaster. Lovely, lovely guitar.

    3. LukeFRC


      Japanese from 1988....


    4. bassfan



  12. Spending my entire bass fund, plus a load extra on a bass will make me feel better about 2020 won't it? 
    This is a shite year

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    2. MacDaddy


      Cheaper, but not cheap? 

    3. gjones


      I had a windfall a year ago, bought some lovely basses, haven't had a gig since early March and I just sit there looking at them and feeling miserable. 

      So the answer is no.

    4. DiMarco


      Bought a Fodera and a Stingray neck through 5 since the corona crisis started.
      I am ecstatic by now, man!


  13. Work desktop not turning on :(

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    2. LukeFRC
    3. Owen
    4. LukeFRC


      its a wipe the hard disk and start again job... luckily most the work was backed up in the cloud or on a hdd. 
      Still will loose me over half a day reinstalling stuff

  14. Has been listening to Taylor Swift's "Folklore" quite a lot more than I intended to. It's good.

    1. Clarky


      My wife has it on repeat and, dare I say it, its quite listenable (and I normally can't stand TS). Quite folky in a modern style

  15. Had a Bobby Vega youtube video on in the background as I worked... my wife just told me to stop playing bass!!!! :) Quite why she didn't realise that my playing had improved massively I don't know!

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    2. NickD


      She's a keeper! 🤣

    3. Rich


      Now that's what I call a compliment.

    4. LukeFRC


      or she knows less about music than I thought @Rich!

  16. Just randomly listened to my old bands recordings for the first time in year. I really want a '57ri precision again. 

    1. gjones


      They do sit nicely in the mix.

  17. My two year old daughter has a clear preference for her favourite bass... based on sound not looks!!!

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    2. prowla


      Either it's a Rickenbacker or you're a bad parent!

    3. LukeFRC


      It’s the Sadowsky jazz she likes - didn’t like the Warwick streamer. 
      to be fair she’s right

    4. prowla


      I played a couple of Sadowskys at the Brum Guitar Show - they were rather nice.

  18. Strip and refinish a bass body (in nitro) - roughly how much would that cost? 

    1. Drax


      £300 or so, give or take 

  19. not sure I like Chromes on my L1000... do I not like Chromes or not like flats? 

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    2. Sibob


      Chromes are quite 'modern' as flats go, nice strings if that's what you want. I had some Chromes on my '71 Precision, and they started sounding pretty decent after a couple of years of constant gigging (and we're talking 1-2 gigs a week), in total I had the Chromes on that bass for around 5 years.
      When I put a La Bella 760FL set on the same bass, they sounded as good if not better (with a slightly nicer tension IMO) out of the packet as the 5 year old Chromes, and they're ageing really nicely.

      So yeah, it's all about La Bella IMO.

    3. Clarky


      PS, looks my TIs are sold anyway, soz Luke!

    4. JapanAxe


      I use Chromes on one of my Precisions (EB Cobalts on the others). They can be quite harsh and 'boingy' at first but soon settle down.

  20. Arranging to buy something  bass related you've been looking for for 10 years.... via email and he's not replied... 

    But also high five to bass chatters - people tend to reply quickly!

  21. In a slightly unplanned development I seem to have acquired my first ever five string this weekend! 

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    2. Hellzero


      I've been asked before, Herr Kommissar.

    3. SpondonBassed


      Fair enough Falco.


    4. Hellzero


      Love this song, took me some time to understand the Austrian German used, but love it.

  22. Is it just me or are secondhand basses getting more expensive recently? 

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    2. BaggyMan


      fodera not fedora.  


    3. prowla


      I take my hat off to you!

    4. BaggyMan


      bloody autocorrect


  23. Far fewer trade offers than I was expecting for basschat...

    1. Jack


      Fewer. 😋

    2. TheGreek


      Basschat....I wouldn't swap it for anything.

    3. LukeFRC
  24. Just found DR Fat beams on eBay for £4.70 result! 

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    2. LukeFRC


      I think it's real ... find out soon enough

    3. LukeFRC


      @SpondonBassed - new unopened pack of fat beams arrived today....  and got an unexpected bonus at work yesterday (company passing on some of Trump's tax cut!) it's a good week so far!

    4. SpondonBassed


      That's good news for a change.

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