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  • Birthday 24/09/1974

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  1. So you reckon around $800 is a fair price? Weighing up if I can make back $699 on the signed 8x10 photo.
  2. Been hankering after a Peavey T40 bass for a few years. Found this one on the Bay. Not just any old Peavey T40 though. This one is owned by a bona-fide celebrity and even comes with an 8x10 photo https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CELEBRITY-OWNED-PEAVEY-T-40-VINTAGE-BASS-GUITAR-BLACK-/124862910750?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286&mkrid=711-127632-2357-0
  3. If he thinks that's poop brown he should see a specialist. Either an optician or a proctologist.
  4. Bass > pedalboard > amp. Over the years I've settled on which elements of the signal chain from fingers > FOH have the biggest impact on my sound. 1. Relatively fresh Roundwound strings 2. Single coil jazz style pickups. 3. Compressor 4. EQ to remove 1kHz 5. Relatively high gain input or light overdrive. 90% of the sound processing is done before hitting my amp. The only thing amp wise that really impacts sound is having a cab with a tweeter.
  5. Begs the question of why you wouldn't just stick a 5 string bridge back on, pop in a new nut, shove an old 5 string set on and let buyer decide whether the B sounded muddy or not. Lazy
  6. Trade you one for a nice bass. Got to love tech. Try now 🤡
  7. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1989-KOREAN-SAMICK-BUILT-FENDER-SQUIER-HM-V-BASS-GUITAR-GREAT-GIIGGED-CONDITION-/114249807711?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286&mkrid=710-127635-2958-0 Is it a 4? is it a 5? I very nearly bought a white one of these 30 years ago. Even stuck a £20 deposit on it before finding a black Charvel Fusion V in a local music shop and begging my girlfriend to lend me difference. Before you judge me as a typical sponging muso, I should add we've now been married 23 years. Knew she was a keeper.
  8. PM sent with an offer. Drummer has put on some weight during lockdown and the extra momentum generated by his bingo wings has made him much louder.
  9. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/333749530501 Not sure what to make of this. Actually, I am, it's hideous and there's more dips and elevation in the neck than you'd find in Norfolk. Bridge saddles, pickup and tuners are decent. Buyer would be better off binning instrument and reusing parts
  10. Whatever next? Well, you asked for it.
  11. bassbloke


    Left to right 1. Relic'ed ESP jazz fretless. Lindy Fralin pickups. 2. 1996 MIJ 75 ressiue jazz. Natural Ash. KioG0n custom wiring loom with series switching on tone pot. 3. 2001 MIA Deluxe Jazz V. Alder body and maple neck. Custom purple refinish (Originally translucent red) . Stock preamp replaced with Audere preamp with vol, blend, bass, mid, treble and passive tone. 4. 1996 MIA Deluxe Jazz V (50th Anniversary). Alder body and pau ferro fingerboard. Custom blue finish (originally 3TSB). Stock tuners, pickups and preamp replaced with Hipshot Ultralites, Fender SCN pickups and Audere preamp with vol, vol, bass, treble and passive tone
  12. Stadium 5 string fretless. Super light body with thick wenge fingerboard. 35" scale, Bartolini pickups and 2 band EQ. For those wondering, Stadium was the brand used for a series of instruments licensed by The Bass Centre and manufactured in Europe by Michael Tobias Design in the late 90s/early 00s. Some of you may remember the highly regarded MTD Grendel series, which were much the same. ESP LTD Made in Vietnam reliced jazz fretless. I don't know whether the whole bass is an ESP or just an ESP neck on an alder body. The relic job is very good. The neck is lovely. Chunky '74 jazz profile with a thick rosewood board. I swapped pickups for some Lindy Fralins with bridge rewound to vintage spec by Bare Knuckle and it sounds lovely now.
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