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Everything posted by neepheid

  1. Kinda putting a sell by date on yourself there, Old Yeller
  2. It may be all I need, but it isn't all I want...
  3. I don't play functions, but I'm willing to bet that Summer of '69 or Don't Stop Believin' will be on that list.
  4. Short of a screw slipping and causing damage, I can't see how they could tell if I had attempted to tweak the setup - especially if it was borked to start with. I was in the middle of editing, but I was going to say that I would expect a £1000+ instrument to arrive in at least a sensible basic setup. It may well need some tweaks to suit personal preferences, but I'd be pretty annoyed if it was as far out of whack as the OP is describing.
  5. He should spend less time moaning and more time turning some screws. Why does he still have it? If it takes a rank amateur like me 30 mins or so of fettling to set up a bass then a "luthier" should be able to do it in less, I would think. If he can't dial in a playable setup then maybe the bass is genuinely faulty. It can happen. In that case then obviously it's back to the retailer with it. My answer to your question is to pay nothing and learn to set up your own basses. I find it quite theraputic, as well as empowering and keeps more money in my wallet so it's a no-brainer for me.
  6. I thought this was going to be another G&L headstock thread
  7. That Oceanic Turquoise with tort pickguard combo is almost identical to the Emerald Blue G&L Tribute LB-100. Stopped me in my tracks because of the similarity! I usually prefer rosewood or darker over maple boards but that does look good.
  8. Anyone in/near Aberdeen need a box to ship a bass? The inner box held a G&L Tribute LB-100 and there's an outer box which it fits into. Any P bass or similar should fit in there no problem. It's been hanging around the house for 6 months. I think I'm keeping the bass
  9. They never really appealed to me. My subconscious kept me from trying them and I only recently began realising why: I don't like bridge pickups AT ALL (yes one can get an HH or HS model but does anyone have/play such a bass and ONLY use the neck pickup?) I've gone off active electronics in a big way. Only one of my basses is active and next year I am seriously considering making it passive again. I don't really like how they look. If I could describe P basses unkindly as the "agricultural" bass then in my world the Stingray similarly would be described as the "agricultural" active bass. No disrespect intended to Stingray fans, you're not wrong - this is just my personal opinion.
  10. A hot and sweaty one last night at The Rusty Nail in Aberdeen with my covers band Nine Lives. Good turnout with plenty folk getting up and having a dance/general move around to the music. Got saved by the singer from being completely wiped out by a drunk lady overestimating her powers of balance and toppling towards me fast. Singer grabbed her outstreched hand as she and gravity conspired to make me part of the table behind me. The perils of performing at floor level! She managed to stand on my tuner pedal as she bumped into me, briefly knocking me out of the game physically and sonically but we kept going. Still, she continued to be rather annoying througout the gig until some of the rest of the giggoers "suggested" to her that she leave. There's always one, right? Played really well and got a lot of good comments afterwards. Played the Jack Casady through the 2x1x10" frankenrig.
  11. If the Jolly Green Giant played bass ...
  12. Almost 11 year old Zombie thread - braaaaaaaaains!
  13. So you should be - go and watch something that the body of the kirk approves of, now!
  14. Watching someone open a box and remove the contents. That's entertainment! I think I'd rather stab myself in the eye with a fork. Maybe I should film that and post it on YT - I bet it would be more entertaining, in a peurile, Jackass kind of way.
  15. Whoa, these guys need to get some https on the go. I'd be ordering this over the phone.
  16. Oh yeah, I forgot about the grip on the edge it affords. Last time I used it, I offset the ridiculousness of having a sweatband half way up my arm by wearing sunglasses and a hat indoors. Was also a cheeky way of one-upping the bass player in the band on before us, who was merely wearing sunglasses. I'm so petty
  17. If I may offer a tip from a long time Jack Casady player - get a stretchy wrist sweat band but pull it up your arm to where your arm meets the edge of the body. Looks ridiculous, but worth it for the improved comfort
  18. I've been mulling over retooling my only active bass to be passive. Turns out you don't need to be active to sound huge, and I never use the flexibility that the 3 band with mid sweep affords me. Don't see the point in it - set and forget in the same way as I have passive tone control all the way up. I'm aff it this year, but maybe next year...
  19. It's been the band's nickname for me for some time now. Thanks Jack - you play better than you sign your name, that's for sure
  20. A total bust. Booked to play at a football club out in the sticks. Not one person turned up. Played most of the first set to two staff, then they came up and told us they were just going to close up. Paid us anyway, and for what it's worth said they liked us. Weird limbo-like feeling on the way home having played half a gig and getting home 2.5 hours earlier than expected. Seems that there isn't more to supporting your local wee football team than attending matches Oh well, these things happen.
  21. +1 for Roqsolid. I've had one of their covers for my Redsub 1x10 combo for almost a decade now. It has survived all this time, 100s of gigs, velcro in the retaining flap is still great after being opened and closed several times a week and even survived a car crash. That last part is not a joke - the impact did make a slight tear where the amp corner tried to burst through but it held firm and continues to protect my amp wearing its war wound with pride.
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