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  1. Welcome pintspiller. Great username. 😊 Frank.
  2. I use a gig bag (for the bass) on my back, cab and amp bag (always two amps) on a foldable sack truck. It works well on public transport. EDIT The cab and amp bag are secured on the truck with nylon straps - very safe. For the cab I take either a Barefaced one10 or Barefaced Super Midget if more volume is required. I can't imagine taking any 4 x 10 cab on public transport. 😕 Frank.
  3. I was the same for many, many years. Then I tried a few Fenders and became a convert. I still have a Warwick, a Musicman, and a Steinberger and I've owned many, many non-Fender basses, but on gigs, it's almost always a Fender. Not because they're the best, but because they are just solid and just get the job done. It's all I need anyway. Plus I can choose from a USA P, USA Jazz, USA PJ jazz and a USA Jaguar - enough for any greedy bas**2d. 😁 Frank.
  4. That's all the rig a man could ever need. Enjoy it. Frank.
  5. I don't like the 4 + 1 tuners either and much prefer the 5 in a row. I had one of the US deluxe 5 string jazz with the smaller body and 5 in a row tuners and really liked it. I can't remember why I sold it as it was the perfect 5 string jazz. Enjoy yours. Frank.
  6. These are certainly one of the best amps I've owned. Highly recommended. Frank.
  7. That sounds like a good option Danny. I'm making some enquiries anyway from a mate although he usually does all the big Belfast shows and tours with Van. He has done my band a few times but more as a favour. I'll know by tomorrow. Frank.
  8. Bairds have been in the hiring business as long as I can remember. They have always had a good reputation. There is another company in Belfast but they are mostly into big touring gigs not pubs or weddings. (I can enquire if you wish though?) Frank. EDIT: Bairds will deliver and collect their gear meaning you shouldn't need a van.
  9. If you can't get sorted in the south, then Tony is your man. https://www.amprepairsni.co.uk/services/amplifier-repairs/ Frank.
  10. Thanks for all the replies. I fly in the morning. Frank.
  11. I'm going to a wedding in Edinburgh this weekend. Hopefully I'll find some time to spend sniffing around at least one music shop. Can anyone point me to shops that are worth a visit? I'll be staying on Thistle Street. Thanks for any input. Frank.
  12. Haha. You're correct of course. My only defence is that I was enjoying a few glasses of white wine in the sunshine. 😉 The correct figures are 717mm and 808mm. Frank.
  13. Since the nut is fixed and the bridge is adjustable, I've given you measurements from the nut. Frank.
  14. From the edge of the nut to the edge of the P pickup is 77mm. From the edge of the nut to the edge of the J pickup is 88mm. Frank.
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