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  2. Thanks Ebenezer. I have heard pretty much everybody rate the Nordstrands. Not that I am even sure I am worthy of making a judgement on specifics like this. I suppose, from my point of view, I want to learn these things (to play the instruments), and I want to not have a niggle in my mind that I have started out with bad hardware and don't know any better. So I try to buy the best, within some kind of level of reason (budget I suppose, but more than that.. lots of research!). But at the same time I know I have interests or obsessions about being able to do things (mostly music, but some other things), yet I end up giving no time to learning or practicing them. That's what I was trying to allude to earlier.. it's not so much the price, but rather, the balance between bargain, quality and utilisation. I am happy to spend £1,000 if I know it is such a good deal that I could always move it on or such a special item, vs, spending £600 on something that devalues for every day that I don't use it. I want to learn piano too, and I bought a Kawai CS8. I was giving it some attention while I was single, then I met a girl. It's been 3 years now, and I have forgotten all I learned (about the piano!). but I am comfortable that I made a smart purchase. it's a good bit of kit, good enough to pass as a proper piano, and when I sort my priorities out it will still be there waiting for me. in the meantime it looks nice, and any time anybody comes to the house who can play properly, they will be pleased to play on it.
  3. I think your sentiment is the same as mine.. it doesn't feel like a bargain, and that's what was going to make me spend >£700. My no-worries budget is £400. I would spend £700 - £750 for something a bit special. I already made a binding offer to pay ~£800 (actually I think after a beer last night I offered £845.. and had he accepted, then I would have handed over £845 + £20 delivery and it'd be on its way). As it stands, I think I'll just wait for something (s/h) to come along between £400 and £700. I think £850 to £900 is too much for that SR2400.
  4. Hi, I am in the market for a 4 string 34" bass. I had a Lakland Skyline and sold it years ago (on here actually), and I had a Peavey Cirrus BXP (35") and sold that too. Wish I had kept one of them now (probably the Peavey, - it had a nice bubinga top on it, and was less of a financial tie-up if you get what I mean). I have kept a Yamaha TRBX505 but it's a 5-stringer, which is great for some of the basslines I have really wanted to have a go at playing, so I will be keeping it, but I am pretty rubbish at playing, and at some point soon I want to put more time into learning, and think I would do better learning most stuff on a 4 string. Muting seems to be my biggest problem. I'm ready to splurge up to £500 on something, but I want something a bit nice and special, and ideally a used-bargain where the depreciation hit has already been taken. TBH, an Ibanez SR650E, such as the one that sold on eBay a month ago for ~£400, would be just the ticket I think. There is an SR650 on at the moment but it's at £550 + £20 delivery, so only really about £48 below what I could get a brand new 650E for, (£618, free delivery) and I gather the E has a more flexile e.q. thing going on (mid-frequency selector type thing). The only other thing that's caught my eye, and hence the topic of this message, is the SR2400 that somebody has for sale on eBay and Reverb. He wants £900 for it though. They are £1,180 new. It looks beautiful, has a much nicer body than the SR650E, and has some other 'better' tech I gather (titanium truss rod maybe? I haven't had a proper look). I'm just not sure I can throw that much money at this purchase though. Given how little time I have put towards these sorts of hobbies and interests, I'm not sure if I would be wiser sticking to something at the £400 - £450 used mark. Plus I fancy a Crumar Mojo when we're settled in the new house. But that SR2400 is sexy. What do you think about £900 for an SR2400? It's only 4 months old apparently. I did make an offer of £795 on it, and I would have stuck to that (it's binding anyway when sent through eBay), but even at that, I was thinking 'uuhh what're you doing', but I would have got over it. I do have the money, it's just, the future is pretty uncertain and we're moving house and stuff, and my tax bill, etc. The seller counter-offered at £895 though.
  5. Can you share some of it? I'm not so good at working stuff out, but I love this song.
  6. [quote name='Jellyfish' timestamp='1377075710' post='2182899'] I am recommending it to everyone I know who's looking for a decent budget 5-string. When I was looking for a 5-string around that price mark, I tried many of them out. I finally ended up landing on an Ibanez BTB as the 35" scale length made for a great low B string, but I if the TRBX had been around at the time, I would have definitely purchased that instead. They sound great but just feel extremely comfortable, I don't doubt that you'll be happy with one. [/quote] Got my TRBX505 today. It says it's made "in Indonesia to Yamaha's specifications". So I presume that means it's made by Cort like all the other low/mid range guitars? I was under the impression that "Yamaha owned all their own factories". That's what the blurb said when I bought my AC3R electro-acoustic. Maybe that only applies to the acoustics. Anyway it's a nice bass. Just kind of thought I was buying a Yamaha Yamaha. I really like that it's switchable to passive. My Lakland Skyline was like that. Great for saving batteries or when they run out. P.s. I'm pretty sure my Lakkie was made by Cort (now sold), and my Peavey Cirrus BXP is as well. So it's not a bad thing really I suppose.
  7. [quote name='Jellyfish' timestamp='1377075710' post='2182899'] I am recommending it to everyone I know who's looking for a decent budget 5-string. When I was looking for a 5-string around that price mark, I tried many of them out. I finally ended up landing on an Ibanez BTB as the 35" scale length made for a great low B string, but I if the TRBX had been around at the time, I would have definitely purchased that instead. They sound great but just feel extremely comfortable, I don't doubt that you'll be happy with one. [/quote] Great. I ordered it last night and it's been shipped already. I have a 4 string Peavey Cirrus BXP, which is 35". I am looking forward to both having a low B, and a trying shorter scale again. I know the longer scale is better for the looser low B but nevermind
  8. [quote name='Jellyfish' timestamp='1373463707' post='2137886'] I can't believe nobody has pointed out the new Yamaha TRBX Range. I had the opportunity to play one recently and, for the money, it's one of the best and most versatile basses in its price range. There are a couple of different models too that should suit your budget equally depending on what amp you've got. [/quote] I think I'm about to order a TRBX505. I want a 5 string, and it looks good. Good price at Thomann. Not much talk about that model though but then it is quite new.
  9. carl0s

    BOSS GT10B

    Still for sale. £250 including postage/localish delivery, bank transfer, cash, no PP.
  10. Sold! Thanks Sam. Was good to meet you and chat.
  11. carl0s

    BOSS GT10B

    My phone number is 07766 087 677.
  12. carl0s

    BOSS GT10B

    It seems I may be a bit out on price.. a few have sold on here for quite a bit less. All the same, it's like new.. and I've hadly touched it, so I don't want to let it for for less than £250. I think it would fetch more than that on eBay, based on completed auction prices. So, £250 to you guys, plus postage, no paypal, or you can help cover the paypal fees.
  13. Here is a picture I just took of the Lakkie. It's the one on the right, obviously.
  14. carl0s

    BOSS GT10B

    Here is the GT-10B. I bought it so that I could have a go at playing the Sledgehammer bassline (compressor + octaver). I did that for 10 minutes, and that was that.. I haven't bothered with the bass much at all but I'm planning to buy a synth and a keyboard amp, and keep my cheap bass (Peavey Cirrus BXP) and just practice with a clean sound.
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