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  1. Surely, aren't the concentric controls are part of the pre-amp? If so, I imagine the knobs and controls will have been supplied by Sadowsky as part of the kit. So, unless you asked them to alter the kit when fitting it, haven't you got what you paid for? What did The Gallery say when you asked them about it? Surely, you will have asked because it would be rude not to give them opportunity to deal with it in private before you complain in public.
  2. Fair point, but he owns a bass and knows how to play it. I admire it and I guess, if I could be arsed to buy a classical 6 string, it might sound different. It might sound better, but that it subjective.
  3. I enjoy it. It's like classical guitar, but I prefer the lower register.
  4. Hi all, This won't be to everyone's taste, but this guy appeared this morning on my Facebook. I think his playing is pretty cool. Some here might enjoy it.
  5. The problem there is when you do use those screws, the stresses applied by the screws may well cause a split down the grain, unless we're looking at a chunk of wood of a fair thickness: such as that on the one by @Fishman
  6. Come to think of it, if the wood was "solid", I doubt warping wouldn't be an issue - that's to say it's a certainty!!
  7. If you're thinking of a scratchplate, I'd suggest a veneer on a thin sheet would be the way to go. You could use MDF, ply or even a normal scratchplate, but if it we "solid" wood it wouldn't be solid for long before it splits and needs replacing. To answer your original question, of you have a sheet of wood and you want it made thin in this way I'd find someone with a thicknesser machine that will do the whole width all in one go. Doing it with a hand plane would almost certainly end badly.
  8. I would imagine a lot of people start with a bass that is favoured by an idol bass player, or it's simply the "best" they can afford. So they give it a go and get used to the neck. We may then experiment a bit and find a niche type/style of bass and settle with it. The feel of the neck will be something that you get used to. After that isn't it more a question of how may folk find they can easily accomodate different widths and depths or shapes of neck without it bothering them or the differnce in the feel messing up their muscle-memory? As far as it being "the cards your're dealt" is this finding those who are lead to a starter bass by fate (affordability of the bass, or it was a gift) and never really experimented with anything different? By definition, aren't most people here ones who do experiment and believe in trying different things? Because the "fate" type guy is probably one who plays in the band that he plays in, never pushes the envelope, just plays the roots on the one bass he has and goes home.
  9. I've never bought a loom from John, cos I can do my own, but I've been here forever and known SO many folk buy from him and sung his praises. John is an Ace guy. Buy his top-level product with total confidence.
  10. One I had with a really nice slin neck was LTD ESP. Mine was fretless, but they do fretted too... naturally Here's an exmple. I've not shopped around for prices ESP LTD B Series B-205SM - Natural Satin | Rich Tone Music
  11. I have a Warwick that needed the same treatment. On mine the neck was twisted and the rod was messed up. So I ordered a new TR and passed the job to a luthier in Stevenage. It's that long ago I can't recall his name but @TheGreek knows him. So, when Mick gets here, he'll no doubt have rude things to say about Warwicks, but he does have his uses. The cost of having the work done, not including the rod which I ordered from Warwick, was £100. So I guess it might be £120 now.
  12. WHAT!!!! NO fixing of the neck!!??!? Phur! 😮
  13. Good point. The other thing worth mentioning, is to wear a face-mask if sanding wood to create the dust. The dust will be seriously fine and mess with your lungs and that stuff never comes out of your lungs. I use one of these. It's money very well spent. GVS Elipse Half Mask Respirator P3 | Reusable Half Masks | Screwfix.com
  14. Mix Superglue and fine saw dust from a dark coloured wood. If you want some suitable, and not in a tearing rush let me know.
  15. Exactly. In most cases I can hear the difference between a bolt-on neck and a neck through. This isn't true in a band setting. That would be stupid to claim, but when played in isolation with no effects. To me the notes from most bolt-ons sound more mushy. The note from a neck-though rings with more clarity. This is even true to some degree with bass with a tight fitting neck/pocket joint. This matters to me because I play the bass, on my own in isolation. In a band setting anything goes.
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