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  • Birthday 24/09/1974

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  1. bassbloke


    The bridge is no more incongruous than the four screws holding the neck in place. IMHO.
  2. Worst purchase. Obviously opinion rather than fact, but I bought a Bacchus 5 string from Ishibashi Music whilst on a business trip to Japan in Feb. It was a very well made bass, but I simply couldn't get on with it - string spacing, neck profile, sound and just stuck it back in the gig bag and forgot about it. I finally took the decision to sell it and luckily made a few quid on the deal. Best purchase A few weeks ago i bought a MIJ 90s reissue 75 jazz from the forum. I remarked tp a friend that I spent 25 years trying to get the sound I wanted in 5 string active basses and i found it in a 25 year old passive 4 string. Runner Up I bought Happy Jack's Dean 8 string back in the Summer. It's so much fun.
  3. Highly recommended bit of kit. Mine spends half its life as DI into my audio interface and the other half on my pedal board providing preamp/DI into PA. Very versatile
  4. A number of pro players will opt to use a cheaper East European or Far East version of their high end instruments for touring. Ian Hill from Judas Priest for example. His Signature Spector bass is a US through neck model but he apparently tours with the Czech bolt on models. On the guitar front I've seen a number of players use cheaper models for touring. Given the horror stories you read of instruments being damaged by airlines or equipment theft, taking a Mexican Fender, Indonesian Ibanez, LTD ESP on the road instead makes good sense.
  5. Definitely the jazz for me. Unsurprisingly. The Stingray has that unmistakable Musicman HiFi sound but lacks the natural growl of the Fender.
  6. Does this occur anywhere you use it or only at home? Do you have LED lights or lights on a dimmer switch in the house?
  7. Another recommendation for Aaron at Armstrong pickups. Turned around a repair to a Lindy Fralin pickup pretty much same day. Very reasonable price too.
  8. Bought a set of jazz bass pickups. Very friendly transaction; Biro handled an issue with one of the pickups in a fair and professional manner. Recommended Basschat member.
  9. Get a 4 channel interface as a minimum. 2 channel interfaces are limited in terms of routing options. You then have various choices including Stereo output from desk into 2 channels of audio interface. Route a pair of outputs to a separate headphone mixer amp 2 channels independent of mixer desk to record vocals, guitar, bass, keys direct As you can see, the shopping list gets big pretty quickly...
  10. Bass into a sansamp bass fly rig and XLR out into Scarlett 2i2. Simple and effective. I mainly use built in compressor as it's good enough for most occasions, otherwise will use my mxr bass compressor. Only other piece of kit i may add is a parametric EQ to strip out a tight band around 1kHz. Been looking at the Sine Effects micro para for just this purpose.
  11. I reckon he's been told to sell it as 'it' s just sitting roumd gathering dust'. He doesn't want to, so he has priced it not to sell.
  12. Hi, would you be able yp send me the dimensions? Interested in them for my us deluxe jazz Thanks
  13. Are you sure volume isn't push/pull? I missed that minor detail on mine until I was changing the knobs.
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