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  1. [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
  2. I have a spare screw-in one in Walnut that you could reduce the depth of if that'd work?
  3. [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
  4. £500! blo*dy Nora that's a bargain and a half!!!!!
  5. [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
  6. [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...
  7. [quote name='TPJ' timestamp='1455529672' post='2979797'] Congrats again Andy. Enjoy [/quote] Thanks Tom matey, your help has been invaluable [quote name='philparker' timestamp='1455536169' post='2979884'] Yep, that's got mojo! [/quote] haha, yep she looks 'well loved' [quote name='Grangur' timestamp='1455537991' post='2979917'] Looks cool. What's it sound like? [/quote] Thanks bud, sound...not quiet but kinda mellow and balanced, not boomy but with a nice amount of bottom nice even volume across the strings and up and down the neck...surprisingly lovely sounding for an old laminate lady
  8. Just got her home and had a proper play back to back with Tom's lovely duke, first impressions are she has a nicely balanced voice to say how inexpensive she was/is and her neck feels really good to play Currently strung with the 'rotosound superb' strings (d & g nylon, e & a monel on nylon core)...I kinda like 'em She's got oodles of mojo but is still structurally sound [url=https://flic.kr/p/DbbNXV][/url] [url=https://flic.kr/p/DbbNKR][/url] [url=https://flic.kr/p/DaRw6Y][/url] [url=https://flic.kr/p/DZkoqM][/url] She does currently lack an endpin... [url=https://flic.kr/p/DX9yEu][/url] Does anyone have any spare endpin bits lying around please? Needs a fixing bolt for the endpin and an endpin, it may be cheaper to just get a complete new endpin but an old bit would look right on her and I'm intending to have a wooden endpin made when i resolve the bolt issue (by Ben Bastin as they're lovely and solid). ...at some point she'll need a new fingerboard but she's ok for now
  9. Just bought Darren's spider pedalboard flightcase, super easy deal, shipped exactly when he said he would and it's exactly as described! Perfecto thanks matey
  10. Sheffield help - can I please borrow an acoustic db for a show on Monday night!? I would usually use my eub for this kind of show but this one is completely unplugged as it's a sofarsounds thing...it's also a very short notice 'helping a mate who's organising the show' kinda deal Pleasey
  11. hiya matey, your pic links aren't working at the moment? Could you post up the internal dimensions please?
  12. Fingerboard has been 'radiussed' and is ready for a coat of lacquer, the body has been base coated and is about to be flatted back ready for the topcoats and tints [url=https://flic.kr/p/CZx6Qp][/url] [url=https://flic.kr/p/CADigF][/url] [url=https://flic.kr/p/CAwtjw][/url] Next stop is clear lacquer on the body and fingerboard before tinting, then frets in the board and it's neck carve time...lookin proper sexy
  13. [quote name='Iheartreverb' timestamp='1453824913' post='2963164'] Thanks mate [/quote] Not a problem [URL=http://s12.photobucket.com/user/deanjones999/media/4A6391D4-984B-4527-8A0E-A0E88232190C_zpsq0kxfica.jpg][IMG]http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a237/deanjones999/4A6391D4-984B-4527-8A0E-A0E88232190C_zpsq0kxfica.jpg[/IMG][/URL]
  14. [URL=http://s12.photobucket.com/user/deanjones999/media/707715DA-43CE-451B-8377-A31794EA20F0_zpsswiy4ful.jpg][IMG]http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a237/deanjones999/707715DA-43CE-451B-8377-A31794EA20F0_zpsswiy4ful.jpg[/IMG][/URL]
  15. [URL=http://s12.photobucket.com/user/deanjones999/media/F5BFDCFC-80BA-48C5-8B3A-F99651C6407E_zpsswu2eb6y.jpg][IMG]http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a237/deanjones999/F5BFDCFC-80BA-48C5-8B3A-F99651C6407E_zpsswu2eb6y.jpg[/IMG][/URL]
  16. [quote name='owen' timestamp='1453820304' post='2963070'] I changed the black side dots on a Maple/Maple neck to glow in the dark dots. It did not work well. [/quote] haha oops I was thinking black dots on maple would give sufficiently good contrast for visibility, I've not had a problem seeing the black side dots on very yellowed vintage maple of my '78 P
  17. [quote name='MacDaddy' timestamp='1453817313' post='2963022'] Have you gone for any additional contouring for comfort? [/quote] I'd not played a bass that fits me so well prior to this one so keeping contours identical to my '78 works for me, we are making the transition between contours a bit more smooth that the original but that's about it, it just sits right and the forearm contour is really comfy as it is
  18. [quote name='dannybuoy' timestamp='1453816592' post='2963006'] I'd just go for some glow in the dark side markers. You can't see the front dots when playing anyway! [/quote] I shall be having side dots of some sort for sure, as you say, the front dots don't get seen when you're playing it anyway...also adds a hint of mystery for those watching who can play as they're not immediately sure what notes your playing
  19. So the fingerboard is now glued to the neck and it's time to choose...dots or no dots! [url=https://flic.kr/p/DtoKgJ][/url] I chose no dots
  20. [quote name='CamdenRob' timestamp='1452616065' post='2951704'] I believe they are all 34" ... my sixer is and so is my MK1 [/quote] Thanks matey, I'd be interested to try a 5'er too then at some point, to see how the B holds up as I am usually a 35" scale lover for 5'ers
  21. [quote name='keving' timestamp='1452609573' post='2951590'] A whole week without a bump, looks like you got away with it [/quote] Phew I thought it was going to run and run and run...
  22. while I am after a mk1 fretless ideally I keep seeing 5 string ones and they look lush...what is the usual scale length on the 5 string Wal?
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