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Bigwan

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  1. Anyone have an Mbrace walk-up stand attachment thingy they're not using any more?

  2. "Congratulations! You've increased your rank to Veteran!"... As if I didn't feel old enough!!!

    1. neepheid
    2. Rich

      Rich

      You'll know you're old when the pages start appearing in

      a very very large font

      and you get messages telling you that it's a bit parky outside.

  3. Will this cursed GAS never end!!!

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    2. Bigwan

      Bigwan

      I thought I was completely cured of GAS... but I fell down the Spector rabbit hole again...

    3. SpondonBassed
    4. TheGreek

      TheGreek

      I don't believe so..

  4. Totally baffled... Just had a Scottish VW dealer refuse to sell me a used car because it's going to be registered in Northern Ireland... Answers on a postcard please!

    1. Jean-Luc Pickguard

      Jean-Luc Pickguard

      Something to do with Brexshit?

    2. Bigwan

      Bigwan

      Only thing I could think of... But since it's a car for my own use it makes no difference. Reeks of anti-competition to me though... 

  5. Ashdown LB30 incoming!

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    2. SpondonBassed

      SpondonBassed

      So that's what happened to Jedward.

    3. Bigwan

      Bigwan

      @LowB_FTW it was DHL, but organised by The Gallery. I'd imagine they get better rates than us normal plebs!

       

    4. LowB_FTW

      LowB_FTW

      Cheers man.

      I asked the seller of the bass I'm interested if he can get quotes for postage last night, hopefully he gets back to me shortly - and hopefully he just doesn't laugh in my face and say no way will he post it to NI 😅

  6. New low for a courier yesterday. Thomann order was left at the end of our shared laneway in the snow. 200m from our house.

    Well done DHL...

    1. Chaddy

      Chaddy

      Your cat sign for it or summit? :D

  7. Was getting all excited over a 300 quid long service award from work. What to buy? Liked the look of the Origin Bassrig SV... Maybe go towards an Alpha Omega Photon... 

     

    Arrived today.... Vouchers for your choice of vendor. Fashion outlets, Amazon, Argos, M&S, Sainnsburys... FFS... 

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    2. Bigwan

      Bigwan

      Smyths is an option too so that's the kids sorted... But this kid wanted sorted!!!

    3. Lozz196

      Lozz196

      I got similar for my 30 years of service so got my shopping with the vouchers and then spent the money I would ordinarily have used at the supermarket to get the gift that I wanted.

    4. ezbass

      ezbass

      Lozz196 has solved that little conundrum nicely. Well played!

  8. If anyone felt so inclined they could nip over to pedalpcb and vote up my project request: https://forum.pedalpcb.com/threads/ashdown-james-lomenzo-hyperdrive.13599/

  9. The cull commences!

    1. Gareth Hughes

      Gareth Hughes

      SAY IT AIN’T SO!!!!

    2. Bigwan

      Bigwan

      Nothing vital, just a bit of a trim! 

  10. Lovely DeGier Soulmate at The Gallery... Get behind me Santa!!!

    1. Cairobill

      Cairobill

      Lovely basses. Very wide but shallow necks and very playable indeed. Thumpy thumpy!

    2. Bigwan

      Bigwan

      NOT.HELPING.

  11. I've never got along with Musicman basses... So why do I suddenly have GAS for a 5 string 'ray? Odd... 

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    2. ead

      ead

      I'm the same, I love the idea of a 'Ray but the SB14 and Ray34 tasters I tried never really floated my boat sadly.

    3. Rich

      Rich

      I bought a cheapo OLP 4-string off the 'bay, it sounded fine but I didn't get on at all with the clubby neck... subsequently bought a gorgeous fretless Jaydee neck from Greenolive of this parish, and now it's fabulous.  

    4. Bigwan

      Bigwan

      I'd imagine a used Ray35 may be the answer. Thought I'd get hands on with one in Guitarguitar in Glasgow on Sunday, but nobody seemed interested in helping out a poor bass player - too many guitards to be helped instead... 

  12. Vigier Passion for Hard Rock/Metal?

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    2. ead

      ead

      Nah, Hofner Violin bass drop tuned to F#

    3. JapanAxe

      JapanAxe

      Tony Sales with Tin Machine:

      dc3b760e497914a909f22a046295e774.jpg

    4. ead

      ead

      Wow, so many cricket bats in one image (and a Vigier of course).

  13. Sitting have a pre-gig coffee (Polyphia) and Clay Gober just saunters into the coffee shop like a mere mortal... 

  14. I have 65 quid in amazon vouchers... What bass related item should i spend it on?!

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    2. skej21

      skej21

      The 'Jaco Pastorius' and 'Victor Wooten Groove Workshop' DVDs :D

    3. Bigwan

      Bigwan

      Why would I torture myself so?

    4. SpondonBassed

      SpondonBassed

      Why not buy up all of the plectrums?

  15. Any Peavey Black Widow experts able to tell me what the difference between a 1505KA and a 1505KADT is?

    1. skidder652003

      skidder652003

      Phil Star is your man, drop him a line

    2. kodiakblair

      kodiakblair

      Spec sheet says the KADT has a wider bandwidth than the DT.  Link to spec sheet here 

      https://assets.peavey.com/literature/manuals/80300801.pdf

  16. Briefly conversing with James Lomenzo via Instagram made my Easter, never mind the chocolate!

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    2. Bigwan

      Bigwan

      Might have... :ph34r:

    3. Teebs

      Teebs

      I'd forgotten that the Hyperdrive is good! :)

      I must dust mine off & reintroduce to the pedalboard! :)

    4. Bigwan

      Bigwan

      Good? Good? It’s the best drive pedal ever invented (ymmv) but it’s size is against it...

  17. That feeling when you've been eyeing up a B-stock item on Thomann, eventually talk yourself into it, and it's gone...

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    2. Bigwan

      Bigwan

      It's like you're in my head @SICbass!

    3. SICbass

      SICbass

      I feel your pain brother.

    4. Marc S

      Marc S

      It has saved you a bit of dosh. There will always be more gear out there for you to buy in future
      But for now..... control your urges man! ;) I'm trying to control my GAS..... trying!

  18. Heads up Ibanez fans, there’s an SR1405T (neck through version) for sale on Facebook group “Bass players sell - buy - swap-UK only” (S4 7, wherever in the country that is!). No affiliation with seller. I know they’re rare, and kind find the Ibanez thread...

    1. Bigwan

      Bigwan

      ...and like buses, there’s another on eBay now!

  19. I have unnerving GAS for a 6 string, in particular an Ibanez SR1206. Perhaps it's something I ate...

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    2. FinnDave

      FinnDave

      @Dood - yes, that was my 1006 but it's gone now, and I now have a 1206 as my main bass, though was disappointed to find I couldn't get an East uni pre into the cavity (spent an hour or more with John East trying to figure it out, but it simply won't fit!).

    3. Gareth Hughes

      Gareth Hughes

      What you want is to swing by my place and have a fiddle on the Maruszczyk 6 I got last year. Go on.....you know you want to.

    4. Bigwan

      Bigwan

      @Gareth Hughes you old enabler you!

  20. Tesseract in Dublin tomorrow night. Can't wait! 

  21. Got a Spectracomp doing nothing anybody?

    1. Happy Jack

      Happy Jack

      Well if it's not working, why would you want to buy it?

      :scratch_one-s_head:

    2. Bigwan
  22. Where to source Fender-ish flat top precision knobs? Fender's own seem eye-wateringly expensive!!!

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    2. Bigwan
    3. Bigwan

      Bigwan

      My ebay search string was pants. Searching for telecaster was far more fruitful. Sorted now. As you were people!

    4. discreet

      discreet

      Doh! Got there in a roundabout way...

  23. IMG_20181004_120426.thumb.jpg.657158b9a3cf1400c39b7a7885c58d48.jpg

    Can you tell what it is yet?...

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    2. Bigwan

      Bigwan

      A timeless classic. Sat in the DeLorean at a technical conference I was at in Austin in April. The resizing jacket and hoverboard were there too. Got pics but lost them when I had to reset my work iphone for forgetting the pin code I reset while in an inebriated state on same said trip...

    3. LukeFRC

      LukeFRC

      is that the ACG?

    4. Bigwan

      Bigwan

      Entirely unrelated Luke! 

      As in yes it's for a bass, no it's not ACG related!

  24. That feeling when you've placed a "wanted" ad, it's been 10 minutes and NOBODY HAS RESPONDED!!!

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    2. itsmedunc

      itsmedunc

      Just wait until it's 10 months old ad on a dating site... 😞

    3. LukeFRC

      LukeFRC

      I’ve got one... 

    4. Bigwan

      Bigwan

      I know Luke. But I don't think my budget is THAT flexible... 

  25. Currently GASing for a neck through Warwick Thumb 5 string... It's either @Kev's fault, or I've been listening to too much Ryan Martinie this week... or both...

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    2. ben4343

      ben4343

      If you are flexible on the neck through, there is one in London that could fit the bill. On the Bass Players Market UK Facebook page. (No connection to seller, just acting on the coincidence of seeing a Thumb being mentioned twice in quick succession!)

    3. Bigwan

      Bigwan

      It'd have to be the neck through for me...

    4. SpondonBassed

      SpondonBassed

      "Welcome to try it if I buy, but I'm not exactly next door to you!"

      Thank you.  I was really only pulling your leg.  Who knows though?  We might meet at a Bass Bash or other music related event so I may get to call your bluff after all.

      I wish you luck with your GAS.  May it not involve a second mortgage.

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