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  1. Have you thought about trying an adhesive like Loctite Epoxy Weld? Loctite Link
  2. I quite like the general sound of the bass but as others have said the hiss and gain control needs sorting. Other than that it's probably a good bass for the price. I'd need to play one to confirm that though. 😁 The logo isn't the worst I've seen but could be better. I wonder what the actual legal standpoint is of building the bass in China and then finishing it off (eg: add the original logo) in another country where you can use the trademark? After all the bass came in a Sadowsky branded gig bag and branded box? 🤔
  3. Have you checked the DI output from the Shuttlemax is set to line level?
  4. If you post some pictures of the top / wiring / underside we might be able to help and identify what you have . 👍🙂
  5. Hi and welcome to BC! Your wiring diagram above is for guitar and not specifically your SB-4B pickups. Your wiring options will depend on number of pickups you're installing (1,2,3....etc), what pre-amp you have and the controls layout (vol, vol/vol, treble, mid, mid sweep etc etc). On the Syemour Duncan resources page there is a drop down selection for types of pickups and wiring configurations etc. Link Here: SD Wiring Options Are you sure the pickups are SB-4B as I read it on the website as they are 3 wire (2 core plus ground) not 5 wire (4 core and ground)? 🤔 The only other 4 string pickups with 5 wire I could see were the NYC version.
  6. Starter for 10.....Common Intervals
  7. I think that's a very good point that many people forget: It's an instrument and you need to practice regularly. The first time you picked up the bass were you a virtuoso? No, me neither....so why do we expect to be able to open our mouths and sing well with no prior work? @Phil Starr said " My own kids fall around laughing at my attempts to sing and I had nothing but negative comments for 50 years at least. " Yip, been there. 8 years of someone making little negative comments every practice about my harmonies etc tends to undermine your confidence bit by bit. (They wanted to take on more lead vocal duties and we already had an excellent singer. As BL I said no, so I guess there was a bit of sour grapes on their part). Fast forward and I'm in a new band doing harmonies....no complaints, positively encouraged....and all with the same voice! 😁 Singing is a very personal activity and we are usually our own worst critics (hate the sound of my voice recorded etc). I think many of us would benefit early on from singing lessons to give us the tools and techniques to help. Also having someone independent who is going to be positive and encourage us to try even when we mess up and help start giving us the confidence to do more would give us a good start. There's a thread somewhere on here something like "singers who we like, who can't really sing". There's a lot of people earning a living "singing" who if they tried for a local band would probably be passed over, but when they sing the right song, in the right key and in a way that works for their voice its great. We need to do the same and choose the right song / key for our voice. There's lots of tracks out there that I would love to sing but I'd make them sound more like a "Yoko remix" due to my limitations. 😳😁
  8. I posted this in another thread recently. I first heard this guy when I was about 7 and even at that age was blown away by his tone and range. Took me a further 30+ years to find a copy of the record this was on 🙂 Worth listening all the way through (or jump to 2.20 onwards). Not only does he hit the low notes, he can hold them as well 😮
  9. On my MV5-24 I'm currently using D'Addario Pro-Steel XL EPS300-5 (43 to 127) and really like them. Lasted me 5 months on a set so far and still some twang to go 🙂
  10. Thanks for the link. I had a look and it seems that the newer "Warwick Sadowsky" pre amp is different to the ones I've seen before. It looks like they have changed the retrofit design from the screwed connections to soldered but forgot to highlight it on either the website or wiring diagram! It's definitely a soldered connection to the blend pot (you can see the 2 red wires in the cavity photo from the link)
  11. Edited my text after looking at the wiring.... Where did you get the one you have from? It looks like the Sadowsky you have is a solder connection pre where the extra cables and black plugs connect to the preamp board (you didn't show one in the photo but I assume it is there) and the pickups solder to the blend pot. The ones fitted in my basses look like the top picture and fit in with the drawing you have. The lower picture is the retrofit on a plate version which has the screw connections. Also noticed all the pots on mine are round not square like yours. 🤔 Mike
  12. For sale is my very lightly used Countryman Type 85 DI box. I bought it on a trip to the States and think its only been used a couple of times since as most of my amps have DI built in. Below are some links to the specs etc but it's a high quality build and sounding DI that can take your signal from your bass or amp output (up to 2,800watts at 4ohm) and can be powered either by the internal battery or phantom power. It's pretty compact as well at 14 x 7.5 x 4.5cm and 0.52kg. Countryman Website USA Advert & Review UK Advert & Specs
  13. I first heard this guy when I was about 7 and even at that age was blown away by his tone and range. Took me a further 30+ years to find a copy of the record this was on 🙂 Worth listening all the way through (or jump to 2.20 onwards).
  14. I have 3 at the moment - Demeter HBP-1 800D - Not cheap and you now have to import it from the USA yourself I think (I got mine through Bass Gear when it was going). Very flexible EQ (standard and parametric), tube preamp which sounds like the sound I’ve been hearing in my head. Granted some of this is due to the combinations of basses and cabs its used with but it just seems to sound great whatever I throw at it (not literally!!! 😊 ) TecAmp Puma 900 - well made, loud, great EQ and I love the "taste" control which acts a bit like an overall tone control-ish so you can keep your main EQ in place but go from vintage to modern with just a tweak of the control. PJB D400 - Not gigged this one yet but looking forward to trying it out. Here's what I wrote about it in another thread "Just a quick update. I've been playing around with the PJB last weekend at home and comparing it to my Demeter for volume and tone, Using the same 4ohm Berg cab I found the 300w PJB to have plenty of volume against the 800w Demeter. My normal gig volume setting on the Demeter seemed to translate to the volume at 12 oclock on the PJB with room to spare. Pretty impressed and I'm sure that should I ever play a gig again (🤔😳🤣) there will be plenty of "me" to be heard 🙂 (If you're wondering, my nearest neighbour is 1/2 mile away so no problem there). The Lo Bass knob is good to dial out wooly-ness whilst still keeping a full punchy sound. One thing I did notice was that at lower volumes the tone of the PJB seemed darker with less top end sizzle and snap. At low volume I had the Hi-mid and treble nearly full up but when increasing the volume I dropped them down to what you see in the photo below.” I currently have them all racked in 2U Gator cases which for me is the easier way of transporting, setting up and keeping them safe.
  15. Basschat quote of the day...."burnt myself..... a lot ......but eventually learned to be like an adult!" Sounds like some of my learning experiences 😁 Enjoyed the videos and although I've modded basses I've never taken the plunge on kit or full build.....yet 🙂
  16. Just a quick update. I've been playing around with the PJB last weekend at home and comparing it to my Demeter for volume and tone, Using the same 4ohm Berg cab I found the 300w PJB to have plenty of volume against the 800w Demeter. My normal gig volume setting on the Demeter seemed to translate to the volume at 12 oclock on the PJB with room to spare. Pretty impressed and I'm sure that should I ever play a gig again (🤔😳🤣) there will be plenty of "me" to be heard 🙂 (If you're wondering, my nearest neighbour is 1/2 mile away so no problem there). The Lo Bass knob is good to dial out wooly-ness whilst still keeping a full punchy sound. One thing I did notice was that at lower volumes the tone of the PJB seemed darker with less top end sizzle and snap. At low volume I had the Hi-mid and treble nearly full up but when increasing the volume I dropped them down to what you see in the photo below.
  17. I only got mine delivered at about 3.30pm today so not had much time to try it out but so far I'm pleased 🙂 Just need a band or gig situation to try it out properly......🤔
  18. Funny you should ask this......I too have just bought a D-400 and before I did, I sent a mail to PJB asking that very question! Here's their reply.. "Like all electronic devices, it is not advised to leave it plugged into a power source when you are not using it, particularly if you have to leave for a long period of time such as a few days being away from home. Any spike from the power source, i.g. a lightning strike from thunder storm can harm the amp. This is a general warning, nothing unique to the design of the D-400." A bit like the "unplug your TV before going to bed" advice we used to get. 🙂
  19. Waaaay too many times 😉 For the last 2 years I've tried to be more picky with what I buy and really try to justify: 1) what does the new bass / amp etc do that my current one doesn't? (and do I really need it to do it?) 2) can I use my current bass / amp etc in a different way that gives me 1) above 3) can I think of a vaguely feasible reason to overrule 1) & 2) that enables me to buy the bass / amp etc that I'm gassing over 🙂
  20. For me I would make a hole of the correct size and use a metal jack plate recessed into the side of the bass. The metal plate will give you a much sturdier socket than removing wood from the inside of the cavity and then attaching the jack to whatever wood is left (2 - 3mm?)
  21. Just bought Chris's PJB Big Head off him. Great to deal with and well packed parcel. Thanks again 🙂
  22. I may read this wrong but for me if you have a small studio setup getting an 810 in there would be overkill and / or deafening! I think there is a little bit of confusion on the Peavey outputs, they are minimum ohms not max. When it says 4ohm output it means you can plug a single or combination of 4, 8, 16 ohm etc cabs in with no probs. I think that if your happy with your current amp and cab just plug in and play away. This does however mean that you lose an excuse for GAS!
  23. Thanks. You do have quite a collection to choose from! 🙂
  24. I've been looking for one of the 24 fret versions of these for years. Unfortunately I get the feeling that so few were made and no-one wants to sell them on, that it will be one that always remains on the GPL (gas potentials list) 🙂
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