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  1. I am offering for sale a 1998 Korean made Squier Jazz in a metallic blue finish. It is in good decorative order, only 3 minor dings as illustrated below. It has a set of Bartolini pickups installed and an unidentified preamp. It plays well and the frets are in good condition. I'm selling it because I've got too many basses and I haven't developed a particularly strong attachment to it, so it'd be better to sell this one on and reinvest Bearing in mind the nice pickups and the good condition for the age, I'm looking for £150 + postage. Here come the pics:
  2. Indeed the 3 point bridge is the right one, it's not so bad. It'd be better if you could locate a black one. Alternatively, with some work you could use an original Badass, as seen as this Tokai in the for sale forum: [url="http://basschat.co.uk/index.php?showtopic=2983"]http://basschat.co.uk/index.php?showtopic=2983[/url] I think these Barts might fit: [url="http://www.thomann.de/gb/bartolini_ba_t4_cbc_set.htm"]http://www.thomann.de/gb/bartolini_ba_t4_cbc_set.htm[/url] Just some ideas.
  3. The EB-0 is 30.5" scale, not 32". Just checking.
  4. [quote name='warwickhunt' post='33964' date='Jul 19 2007, 07:11 AM']Oh and the gift thing has absolutely no effect on the import limit, that is an urban myth. If it is declared as a gift and worth $100 and HMC&E pick it out, you get slapped with the charges... I know, I tried that [/quote] Just to correct you there, it does have an effect. If it's a gift you're allowed up to £36 tax free, if it's commercial goods the limit is a paltry £18. [url="http://customs.hmrc.gov.uk/channelsPortalWebApp/downloadFile?contentID=HMCE_CL_000014"]http://customs.hmrc.gov.uk/channelsPortalW...=HMCE_CL_000014[/url] See section 2.3 You're right about it have heehaw effect when the value is $100 though
  5. [quote name='warwickhunt' post='32839' date='Jul 17 2007, 08:01 AM']HMC&E are a lot more on the ball these days than they were even a couple of years ago, as more and more people purchase globally using electronic payments etc.[/quote] Not always - I ordered a neck from the States recently, about £50 total. The sender marked it as a gift and didn't bother putting a value on the customs form (I didn't ask him to do this, btw). It got delivered no problem. I'd like to point out that I was quite prepared to pay the tax if asked. But hey ho, there you go.
  6. Small update to say that the body is now sanded all over at 80 grit. Also discovered that the holes in the neck pocket do not match a standard Fender/Squier neckplate. Either the Bullets were weird or I've been had. Either way, I think I'll eschew the use of a neck plate in favour of recessed bushings a la [url="http://allparts.uk.com/catalogue/product_info.php?products_id=10520&ALLPAR=3e70f065858de564bf65e6e7de3e0b42"]http://allparts.uk.com/catalogue/product_i...f65e6e7de3e0b42[/url] Design decisions taken so far: Neck: Mighty Mite Precision ebonal fretless Bridge: Badass II (chrome) Pickups: EMG P active Tuners: Schaller BMFL (chrome) Misc hardware: chrome My sister thinks that a dark finish would look best. Am waiting for her thoughts on which scratchplate to go for before placing a wee Allparts order for all the miscellaneous bits and bobs (neck screws, bushings, string tree, strap buttons etc.)
  7. "The seller ended this listing early because of an error in the listing" YES Damn right there's an error in the listing.
  8. I've just asked him for photos of the neck plate and the back of the headstock, and also for the serial number and country of manufacture. Don't expect to get a response, but he'll know we're onto him.
  9. [quote name='The Burpster' post='32561' date='Jul 16 2007, 03:50 PM']Neeph, I believe an email to DC Montana in the US might be in order dont you? (include a link with the details, I believe they will be keen to see this!) As you seem to know the basses alot better than me, maybe you'd like to do it..... I believe you may well be right sir![/quote] I tried that, but there's no contact details on their website, I tried [email protected] and [email protected] and both got bounced. Ahh well, what else can you do?
  10. [quote name='MB1' post='32515' date='Jul 16 2007, 02:10 PM']MB1. Stalking of family members?Now that is bizzare,you might want to tread carefully on this one.[/quote] [i]WARNING this guy started stalking my young sister AVOID AT ALL COSTS 20-May-07 12:41 Reply by barbecuedbanana (26-May-07 16:39): This is a lie in response to my negative feedback.[/i]
  11. I know I have a thread going about this elsewhere, but the more I dig, the less I like! This ebayer (diorscore) is selling DCMontana basses, and the more I look at them the more I think they're fakes: Genuine 77 Bass: diorscore's 77 Bass: Differences I've noticed thus far: "77" logo different size/not underlined Chrome instead of black hardware Chrome instead of black screws in scratchplate/pickups Different screw locations on scratchplate Different pot locations A difficult to believe RRP of £1299 when the US actual site lists as MSRP $1095 Not only that, but a few feedback scuffles, including an accusation of stalking of family members! Has all the hallmarks of a scam to me, anyone else agree? Ebay item: [url="http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=200129377544"]http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vie...em=200129377544[/url] dionscore's feedback: [url="http://feedback.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewFeedback2&userid=diorscore&&ftab=FeedbackAsSeller&sspagename=VIP:feedback:2:uk&iid=200129377544"]http://feedback.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dl...id=200129377544[/url]
  12. [quote name='john_the_bass' post='32417' date='Jul 16 2007, 10:59 AM']i saw these on ebay a while ago and quite liked the look of them - there was some speculation as to whether they were worth the claimed 700-800 quid retail price and in fact if they were actually made in the US as stated. there were a couple of chinese examples that were identical but i can't remember who made them.[/quote] Well, for comparison, here is one on evilBay. I am suspicious - see the different screws in the scratchplate, the different knob positions and the different fingerboard inlays? The first pic is direct from the manufacturer's website.
  13. Saw this poor EB-1 on the evilBay [url="http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130133768507"]http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vie...em=130133768507[/url] What have they done? Extra pickup, changed tuners, missing floor peg, refinished, battered to hell. Bought as a collector's item, eh? So it's been collecting dust then, and I reckon will continue to do so at that price.
  14. Came across this during a random trek across the internerd, and I can't make up my mind if I like it or not: It's strangely compelling, even though it looks like a blob, or maybe a splat. What do you think? [url="http://www.dcmontana.com/77.php"]http://www.dcmontana.com/77.php[/url]
  15. I'm far too sentimental to sell my first bass
  16. Have you seen the list of stuff currently for sale? The listings get even terser! [url="http://search.ebay.co.uk/_W0QQsassZdanbass23QQhtZ-1"]http://search.ebay.co.uk/_W0QQsassZdanbass23QQhtZ-1[/url]
  17. I recently picked up an inexpensive acoustic bass for an experiment and discovered that I quite liked the sound and the convenience of being able to pick up and play without the need for amps, cables or power. So I'm looking to get a half decent one. The one I picked up is fine as a proof of concept, but it's 30" scale, and the pickup isn't that great (one of the strings seems quieter than the others, maybe some TLC required?) Anyway, to business! I quite like the look of the Ibanez EWB20WNE. Here's the official info: [url="http://www.ibanez.co.jp/products/ac_page.php?AREA_ID=3&PAGE_ID=115&COLOR=CL01"]http://www.ibanez.co.jp/products/ac_page.p...&COLOR=CL01[/url] Has anyone had a go of one of these? Anyone got any other suggestions in the >£400 region?
  18. From the guidelines at [url="http://basschat.co.uk/index.php?act=SR&f=36"]http://basschat.co.uk/index.php?act=SR&f=36[/url] [i]The idea is that you can post ANYTHING that you want to get rid of here on the condition that its GIVEN AWAY[/i] I'll take it off your hands for nothing
  19. [quote name='16Again' post='29781' date='Jul 10 2007, 02:46 PM']Thats alot of rubbing down, You should go for nitromorse, great stuff just watch yee dinna burn yer skin! [/quote] I might give that a go in future, there's been a few nods in that direction. [quote name='16Again' post='29781' date='Jul 10 2007, 02:46 PM']i've got a ricky style body you couldve bought for your project but i might do something with it myself, if i can be bothered. How much would your sister charge for a paint job? oo eer! Or is she just dong it cause it's you?[/quote] Well, we'll see how this one goes before seeing if we want to do any more
  20. Anyone know what this might be? [url="http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=280132721923"]http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vie...em=280132721923[/url] I can't figure out what it is!
  21. [quote name='mybass' post='27900' date='Jul 6 2007, 01:36 PM']Maybe a light wood veneer on the front might finish it off nicely.[/quote] I may play with that in the future, but for now this ugly duckling is being primed white and my sis is being let loose on it. Showing her the "canvas" tonight, and hopefully we'll get some ideas bouncing.
  22. [quote name='16Again' post='29447' date='Jul 9 2007, 11:27 PM']oops, never noticed that! i've read it but it dont tell me one thing! Is the difference a Badass bridge makes worth the extra money? [/quote] 16 Again, as in the band? If so, I saw you guys down at The Moorings a while back, it was a great gig. The name "Badass" stamped on the bridge is worth the money alone Seriously though, I would say that the sturdier the bridge, the happier I am. I used a Hipshot bridge for my last project, and I'm going to use a Badass for my next one for sure. Besides, you can pick 'em up on evilBay for 50 quid, which isn't much in the grand scheme of things. If you don't like it, you can always re-sell it.
  23. [quote name='paul, the' post='28492' date='Jul 8 2007, 03:36 AM']Oh right...wow.... that's impressive, I assumed they skimped and varnished. Well done Epiphone. and I meant the EB-3, never used to get those mixed up. So why do some not like it, I bet with a few upgrades it would sound a stunner. Matt, just to clarify: Do you have a long scale EB-3 style bass with a Mahogany body? If you do, I'm feeling jealous. paul.[/quote] Neck dive is a big issue for some, and there's not much in the way of tonal flexibility. Yes, I do own a long scale EB-3 style bass with a mahogany body. Set neck too. I'm off work on Monday, I might do a photoshoot. I think it's about time I made a porn post.
  24. [quote name='paul, the' post='28181' date='Jul 7 2007, 05:48 AM']What wood is the body made of? I'm still looking for a half-decent, long-scale, mahogany made EB-0 copy. Although I've been deterred by the modern Epi basses, bar the Jack Cassidy.[/quote] An Epi EB-3 is made of mahogany
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