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  1. Here ya go...lovely bit of Walnut
  2. [quote name='Jimryan' timestamp='1457432681' post='2998399'] Nice, looking forward to getting mine. Any pics of yours? [/quote] I'll take some of it this evening
  3. [quote name='Jimryan' timestamp='1457420994' post='2998228'] After taking my time settling on a height i ordered myself a walnut one last night. [/quote] mine arrived yesterday, lovely looking piece of Walnut too, gonna try it this evening
  4. holy carp that's a bargain! Howard does excellent work
  5. Rory just rehomed my spare db bow in a real easy transaction, perfect gent throughout
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  8. [quote name='andydye' timestamp='1455735664' post='2981980'] Having tried Tom's Duke with his Walnut endpin I'll be getting one for my own db once I've fettled one or two bits on it, probably oak as she's even sounding but of mellow tone...first job is to repair her current endpin and then try her with some spiro strings to get a better idea of what she sounds like to know which wood to go for [/quote] Walnut endpin ordered from Ben via ebay, should be here next week
  9. [quote name='sprocketflup' timestamp='1456660083' post='2991080'] Hi, you have any other desires trade wise? [/quote] Nothing achievable I don't think matey (I'd love a fretless Wal MK1 but I've no cash to put towards it - hence unachievable ) I've replied to your pm though
  10. [quote name='liffordmark' timestamp='1456022024' post='2984630'] Consider a trade?? [/quote] Depends what for mate, drop me a pm
  11. [s]For sale is my NXT4 in black, in excellent condition with a total of 3 tiny marks I could find... 1 on front but you can barely see it 1 on back where the body attaches to the stand, and 1 at the top of the headstock. Pics [url="https://flic.kr/p/Eb3kbZ"][/url] [url="https://flic.kr/p/DKMMT8"][/url] [url="https://flic.kr/p/E8QcUG"][/url] [url="https://flic.kr/p/Ejhm8M"][/url] [url="https://flic.kr/p/DmxVMA"][/url] [url="https://flic.kr/p/DmTxCz"][/url] [url="https://flic.kr/p/E8QeZd"][/url] [url="https://flic.kr/p/DmxWtL"][/url] [url="https://flic.kr/p/DmxZ5Y"][/url] [url="https://www.flickr.com/gp/andy_dye/v54W4V"]https://www.flickr.c...andy_dye/v54W4V[/url] Comes complete with stand and bag both in great condition and fully working. I have been its second keeper and it has had infrequent use by me, selling now as I have an acoustic db and it needs a bit of work so I need a bit of cash Part trades with David gage realist pup happily considered Local collection / delivery from around Sheffield / South Yorkshire preferred but shipping could potentially be arranged if it was a deal breaker.[/s]
  12. Originals band... '78 p bass - looks and sounds perfect, occasional seasonal niggles and no current back-up in case of disaster 2016 Shuker p bass (incoming - clone of my '78 for greater seasonal stability and a few modern appointments) Orange AD200b mk3 - looks and sounds perfect Orange OTB500 - backup head in case of disaster (currently being repaired...) Orange OBC115 x2 1960 Czech Laminate Double Bass (Originals band acoustic shows) Everything Else I get asked to play from time to time... ACG 5 string Musicman Stingray4 fretless Markbass CMD102p combo Stuff I haven't sold yet but don't need... NS Designs NXT4 don't need this now I have the db
  13. ...body and neck have now had tinted lacquer applied so I popped in for a look and the neck looks absolutely stunning! The body looks beautiful but is darker than I was wanting so it's getting redone much lighter... [url=https://flic.kr/p/DgoXuk][/url] More neck pics... the fingerboard can be fretted now [url=https://flic.kr/p/Dg4qjy][/url] and here's the back, the basic carve is done, next step after fretting is the more delicate carving for which he'll be borrowing my 'donor' bass so try and get the carve feeling as similar as possible [url=https://flic.kr/p/DEikfK][/url]
  14. Having tried Tom's Duke with his Walnut endpin I'll be getting one for my own db once I've fettled one or two bits on it, probably oak as she's even sounding but of mellow tone...first job is to repair her current endpin and then try her with some spiro strings to get a better idea of what she sounds like to know which wood to go for
  15. [quote name='ljbass' timestamp='1455634321' post='2980907'] small picture of DB head from my avatar [/quote] yeah that looks strikingly similar matey!
  16. [quote name='SubsonicSimpleton' timestamp='1455539692' post='2979951'] You could offer up the plain shank end of some different diameter drillbits to find the correct diameter for a replacement endpin, as far as the retaining bolt goes, you'll have to do that by trial and error, the bolt on my strunal is M8, the most likely sizes to try would be M8,M6,1/4",5/16" I would think, just dont force anything. [/quote] Just taken the brass part of the endpin into an ironmongers to see if they had a bolt that would fit and it's an imperial size which does suggest an older bass to me. An M5 bolt is just ever so slightly too large so I'll get a wingbolt M5 and see if I can recut the thread in the brass part which will then give me a working endpin for about 25p and if it doesn't work it's not the end as I suspected a new endpin would be needed anyway... [quote name='SubsonicSimpleton' timestamp='1455631435' post='2980858'] With the exception of the tuners, your bass looks very similar to my Strunal 50/4, take a look at the pics here http://www.thomann.de/gb/thomann_double_bass_europe_1e_bd_34.htm and see if you can see the resemblance. It would be interesting to make a direct comparison with the two basses next to each other in the same room. [/quote] there are some similarities indeed matey, there is an air of age about her though, the tarnish on the tuners in particular...happy to get them together once I've managed to sort the endpin problem
  17. [quote name='ljbass' timestamp='1455628444' post='2980820'] It just reminded me my DB but I don´t know how to confirm, Try to look here http://www.uptonbass.com/SOLD-1960s-Czech-Ply-Upright-Bass-double-bass/ or at some other pictures. I think things like the head, tuning machines, finish, colour or body shape are obvious. I´ve bought mine with ebony fingerboard, which is not original, and it took some work - resetting the neck, fixing the the top and back here and there, new bridge - but the playability is great now. I´ve had Presto Balance steel strings first, but changed them to Innovation Rockabillys actually and I like the sound and the feel much more. [/quote] ...well that does have some striking similarities! The plate holding the tuning pegs is identical and the body shape and pinstriping too, f-holes are slightly different shape but it's very very similar indeed Suspect mine might need a new fingerboard as the current (original) one has a Romberg bevel and feels a bit weird...it does work fine though so might persevere... Innovation rockabillys, I shall have a look at those, ta for the tip
  18. I have a spare screw-in one in Walnut that you could reduce the depth of if that'd work?
  19. [quote name='ljbass' timestamp='1455573903' post='2980438'] The bass looks like my Czech Cremona from 1960 (pre Strunal). They were cheap instruments, but although the thin laquer wears off easily, It's built like a tank. The plywood used for the top is pretty thick and therefore probably not so resonant as more recent DBs, but the sound is even as you say. And the mojo of course [/quote] Hello there Oo now that is exciting, do you know of any ways to confirm that? I can't see any markings inside but I haven't shone a torch in there as yet How do you have yours setup and what strings do you have on it? I'm wanting to switch from the rotosounds to some weichs as they take arco pretty well on the duke I'm borrowing
  20. £500! blo*dy Nora that's a bargain and a half!!!!!
  21. [quote name='SubsonicSimpleton' timestamp='1455539692' post='2979951'] You could offer up the plain shank end of some different diameter drillbits to find the correct diameter for a replacement endpin, as far as the retaining bolt goes, you'll have to do that by trial and error, the bolt on my strunal is M8, the most likely sizes to try would be M8,M6,1/4",5/16" I would think, just dont force anything. [/quote] Now that, sir, is a brilliant plan! Thankyou kindly
  22. [quote name='Grangur' timestamp='1455539412' post='2979946'] Not that I know your taste but that sounds absolutely perfect..... Does she have a sister? [/quote] she does sound great played solo but I want to try her in ensemble to see whether she gets lost or occupies a niche Sister? I have no idea where or when she was born to know whether she might have a long lost twin out there somethere, that would be nice to find out though...
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