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Bigwan

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  1. There are quite a few. Not that they're better than what I have now, but GAS is a never ending struggle... Lakland Joe Osborne Ltd Ed. It sounded SO GOOD, but it had a skinny jazz neck that made my hand cramp... But it sounded SO GOOD! Dingwall AB1 (whalepool burst with blacked headstock and neck pocket). Can't think why I sold that one. Would have it back in a heartbeat now, more because if I still had it I probably wouldn't be hankering after a D-roc 5 string so much... Wal mk1 Custom. Didn't really like it, but look what they're going for nowadays! Squier SQ Precision that I bought for buttons and sold for 2.5 times as much. Sounded brilliant. But I made the mistake of playing it next to a 64/65 P bass which made it sound and feel like a toy. Sold it the next week. Missed it pretty much immediately... ACG Recurve 4 string. I'm terrible for wavering back and forth between 4 and 5 strings. This went when in favour of keeping my 5 string ACG... Should have kept it! It's still around here somewhere (or possibly the Facebook ACG group, I can't recall right now). Wouldn't be the first time I've bought a bass back... ACG "cricket club" Finn P bass. I did buy this one back, but it's seen minimal attention since and I think there's a cull coming that it won't survive. Warwick Corvette 4. Lovely bubinga body and wenge neck. Sold my Wal and replaced it with this. Sold it when I was a bit strapped for cash. Unfortunately Warwicks were a bit out of fashion at the time and it went for 300 quid... I was going to say I've never let as good a bass go for so little money, but the Squier SQ above sold for less...
  2. I don't doubt it! But it's been an expensive few months...
  3. So tempted... Just not the right time for me unfortunately...
  4. Right now if it were me I'd go used QSC K12.2 and a behringer BDI21 if you needed a preamp...
  5. 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.

  6. Bigwan

    EHX Qtron Nano

    Hopefully it tickles your pickle more than the micro version G. We both know the mini was where the real magic was!
  7. I really don't know how to answer this question... Or if I even can! I have a notional "top 10" list of basses I've ever played - it's notional as in I've played them all, never owned some of them or even played many of them side-by-side. I own a few on the list... My Vigier Excess 5 jumped straight to number 3 on the list! Whether there is 1 bass to rule them all for me is another thing. I constantly flop back and forward between 4 and 5 string which doesn't help matters...
  8. At least it still looks playable! I ran into possibly the worst bass mod I've ever seen in a sunburst 70s jazz bass in one of the Glasgow Sound Control shops years back (Otago Street I think it was on). Somebody had pulled the binding off the fingerboard and then sanded the edges of the neck to try and match the new, narrower fingerboard width. Ooooo it were awful... The body didn't look much better than that either!
  9. No, there's much more to abuse that album about than the drum sound, but it's the low hanging fruit, as it were...
  10. I found the key to the BDI21 (and the Sansamp on which it's based) is the blend knob. Another budget preamp is the original Hartke VXL Bass Attack. Great sounding preamp for all sorts of sounds and built like a tank. Of course if simple is what you're after there's always the Noble... if you have deep pockets...
  11. Never played the Cort version but had a brief tinkle on one of the older Dean versions and it was an exceptionally nice bass...
  12. Pay attention to how hard you're fretting the string. I'd never really noticed myself until I watched a Gary Willis video on the subject. It takes a lot less pressure than you think and when you ease up on that it makes your left hand movement much more fluid. I do have to keep reminding myself though...
  13. Dingwall D-roc 5 Standard is still interesting me... But the more I play my Vigier 5 string the more I think maybe a 4 string Vigier would round out the collection nicely!
  14. Darkglass Alpha Omega Photon is $519/£388 at prymax, £479 in UK...
  15. Yes, but I wonder how close that gets to the UK price? Just checked the price of the dug pedal too. The prymax price is the same as I paid for my used one recently. Boils my pi55...
  16. Well not to open a can of worms again, but accepting that sort of price as "normal" is screwing the collective! As an example the YYZ is £215 at guitarguitar here in the UK today... Yet at prymax (USA) it's $155 at the minute. That's £116... Somebody's lining their pockets nicely!!! Personally I'd never even consider buying a Tech21 product new.
  17. Yeah... My money's on it being North of 300quid...
  18. 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... 

  19. Ah! The difference between mobile and full website versions!
  20. Can't see how to get the "lite" version... Every time I get to the drop down version box I only have the option of the full version. Am I missing something?
  21. I will own one of these some day. The Excess is SO good, I can only imagine what this is like...
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