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grandad

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  1. grandad

    Pat testing

    I have been involved with PAT testing since about 1990 and could relate many horror stories. Death or injury by electrocution is horrible and avoidable. I urge all BC'ers not to be negligent. http://www.hse.gov.uk/electricity/faq-portable-appliance-testing.htm
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    Short scale 30in Basses

    As all above. My regular bass has been my Squire Mustang with La Bella 760F-MUS flats for a couple of years now. Simple, small, light, easy to play, P- ish tone. I am old and lazy though! Worth a try if you've never done so.
  3. 1958 - La Bamba - Richie Valens
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    Italia Maranello Cavo Bass

    I've just found this post. Thank you for your review. I shall arrange a visit to Stratford soon to try one out. The lightweight and beauty of this model along with the short-scale makes it look very much like a new bass for me soon. And I'll probably try out the D'Addario chromes, not yet tried them but they're spoken highly of by many, so it's about time I did.
  5. I've owned both. My impressions with flats fitted: Jet II - is a well made bass and no need to upgrade tuners, pu's, etc. Heavier with a slab body and nice feel to the neck. Meaty tone, (sometimes referred to as heft). Jag - a beginners bass, some folks upgrade tuners and pu's. Lightweight and comfortable, narrow neck it's tone is OK-ish. Eventually I settled on a Squire Mustang. Better build, (no upgrades necessary), preferred tone, similar narrow neck to the Jag. The feel of the necks is quite different due to the slightly wider nut on the Jet which is nearly 40mm. The narrower Squire neck, about 38mm, takes a bit of getting use to. I actually preferred the wider Jet neck. Those 2mm are noticeable. My other SS is the Hofner HCT Violin which has a 42mm nut. If you haven't tried one please do. You'll end up either loving or hating them as they appear to attract strong reactions. Hope this helps.
  6. grandad

    I don't need another project.

    Have you given some thought to another project?
  7. I always carry a pack of baby wipes to remove gunk and clean cables. Also useful for other little accidents!
  8. grandad

    Bass Cab Power to Weight Ratio ???

    The Super Midget with cloth grill is 500W/21lbs 23.8 : 1 This shows the weight advantage of Neodymium! EDIT: If the SM is 600W then: 600W : 21lbs 28.6 : 1
  9. grandad

    Bass Cab Power to Weight Ratio ???

    Power to weight ratio? Barefaced One10 with silver cloth will be Watts : lbs 250 : 15 16.7 : 1 Barefaced Two10 with silver cloth will be 500 : 28 17.9 : 1 Even better!
  10. grandad

    Best TC BG250 Combo Speaker config

    I use the 208 combo and also the 250 head into a One10. Value for money they certainly are. I would recommend to download Spectracomp and with a built in tuner they are such a convenient rig. The 208 is more polite than the head into a larger cab, but it projects well. I'm very satisfied with mine. Worth a try if you're looking for a small footprint and light weight. As a home combo - great. Replacing the stock speakers with Fane 8-125's or 8-225's adds loudness, heft and weight but disallows the use of the spkr ext o/p.
  11. This is what I've always done with the violin basses I've owned. To be honest I don't worry to much about intonation being bang on as long as it's not too far out. I just get it the best I can but it's never perfect.
  12. My elder brother has one of these and they are great little guitar amps and plenty loud. You wont be disappointed if you buy.
  13. grandad

    Completely fresh start.

    Similar setup here, a One10 with a TCE BH250. The 3 popular heads that are paired up with the One10 seem to be the BH250, the MB200 and the Elf. And all seem very satisfied with their lightweight rig. In fact I'd love to have a shoot-out between these 3 into my One10. Maybe I'll try and arrange it at the next Midlands bass-bash. I use a Tiger cajon bag. https://www.djmmusic.com/showproduct.aspx?ProductID=18339&SEName=tiger-padded-cajon-drum-bag-10mm-padding&gclid=CjwKCAiAgrfhBRA3EiwAnfF4tk91BhA1Pn3iM8T893GAZ-MWKABEJ6tVN1GJxoVPKPnT5O320-twfhoCRvUQAvD_BwE Amp and cab = a 20 lb carry.
  14. grandad

    What are you learning / working on right now?

    This Guy's In Love in C#. It's just not clicking into place in my brain at the moment. Eventually it will and then I'll wonder what the hell the problem was learning it!
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