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  1. The original and best combination of funny shape and playability imho😎
  2. Selectron (UK) Limited look after PJB in the UK but I hope your not in a hurry. They’ve had my Bass Buddy in for repair since July and comms are very slow but that said Freda Jones at PJB has been extremely helpful.
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  4. Here we have my Headway EDB-1 preamp for sale. I used to use this to blend the in-built magnetic pickup with a pair of J-Tone Red's on my KK Baby Bass before I realised that I didn't really need the J-Tones at all. Now that the KK has moved on to a new owner I no longer have use for this excellent preamp. Bought secondhand from here a while ago I can't find a mark on it. So for those who don't know, this is a two-channel preamp with jack, stereo jack, and XLR inputs, and both channels have their own gain. Five band very musical eq and a really useful switchable semi-parametric notch filter. Finally there's a master volume control, a phase reversal switch, a selector for Violin, Guitar, or Bass instruments, a mute switch, phantom power switch, ground lift and power on/off switch. Output wise, there's a standard unbalanced jack or balanced XLR. Can run on phantom power, or with the provided power adapter or from a 9V battery. This really is a Swiss army knife for acoustic or semi-acoustic instruments. Price includes UK postage oh and it comes in its original box .
  5. Try CH Guitars in sunny South Shields. Chris will be able to sort your hardware needs for sensible money https://chguitars.co.uk/
  6. Now sold, thanks to all for the interest.
  7. Hi Phil, Yes she is still for sale and all working perfectly.
  8. On hold until the 29th for a clandestine car park meet some where close to the border 😉
  9. So as I mentioned in another thread I recently blew the amp head in my TC BG250 208 combo and whilst I could replace it like-for-like, I’m considering just using the combo as a cab and adding a Markbass Little Marcus 250. One reason is I love the range of tones available from my SWR Marcus Miller preamp, second reason is having blown one TC I’m reluctant to go with the replacement option. Question is, are any of you lovely people using one of these Markbass heads in anger, and if so what do you think of them?
  10. She’s 3/4 scale, definitely more double bass than electric. There’s a great video of Ed Friedland playing one here
  11. I've just put my five-string KK Baby Bass up for sale in the classifieds section 😉
  12. Continuing my “I’ve got way too much gear for the space I’ve got” here’s the next item I’d like to move on - my five-string (low B) KK Baby Bass Traditional. I bought this bass about six years ago secondhand from a guy in Wales who unfortunately shipped it to me via ParcelForce. When the Bass arrived, the fingerboard was detached, and the body had suffered a few small dings (all shown in the photos). We both learned that the ParcelFarce additional insurance is worthless for musical instruments and after a while the seller simply ceased responding to communications. Being a reasonably competent engineer, I reattached the fingerboard myself and this has remained stable ever since. I mention this as I like to be open and transparent in my dealings. About a year after I bought her the standard tailpiece failed (probably as a result of the transit damage) and I replaced this with a modified Thomastik tailpiece with the added benefit of fine tuners which are really useful for quick fine adjustments mid-gig. Bottom line is as much as I love this bass, an old motorcycling injury to my left thumb makes playing this (or any double bass for that matter) for any length of time an uncomfortable proposition. I originally paid £850 for the bass but I’m now selling for £650 in respect of the history of damage. Obviously given previous experience I am extremely reluctant to ship the Bass but would be happy to meet halfway within reason. Alternatively if you wish to try before you buy, tea/coffee will be available 😎I will also include a Stagg double bass stand in the deal. The Bass comes in it’s original KK ‘gig bag’ case which is in pristine condition with all zips, straps, etc intact and working as they should. Any questions, fire away!
  13. Final price reduction. I saw one of these recently sell at this bargain price on a Facebook group page and that was without the flight case. I'll give it a couple of weeks and if she doesn't sell I'll hang on to her.
  14. Absolutely, spares are definitely becoming harder to find but I haven’t found a current production amp that can match anyone of these for tone.
  15. So it looks like I’ve blown something in my little TC Electronics BG250 208 combo. Turned it on today and there was a crackling followed by a pop and then no output and that horrible hospital antiseptic smell of knackered electronics. Has anyone experienced this with the BG250 head and if so, was it an expensive repair?
  16. Purchased this from the US many years ago to see whether it would fit my then Fender DLX Jazz V - it didn’t! Nor does it fit my Overwater Jazz V or Sire v2 Jazz V so I guess it really does only fit the American standard Jazz V 😂 Looks gold in the photo but is actually bright shiny silver. Price is £5 + postage or collect from Killingworth Newcastle upon Tyne.
  17. Nee to the world of IEM’s so this thread has been an invaluable source of information. As a user of some custom moulded ACS filters, I was wondering whether anybody has tested the ACS Pro Line IEM which converts any ACS custom moulded ear plug into an IEM?
  18. Good to see Elvis helping out with quality control 😎
  19. So quite a few years ago I became what began as an enthusiast but quickly became an obsession with the SWR sound. Over the years various SWR amps, cabs, and combos have passed through my hands but I think I’m currently at the most heads I’ve ever owned. As it was a typically miserable British bank holiday weather wise, I decided to spend the afternoon ‘testing’ and sorting my current stable. I think I’m sorted for now, unless someone tempts me with either a Baby Blue or the even rarer Spellbinder 😎
  20. So being the impatient bugger that I am I couldn’t help contacting James for a progress update. He confirmed my body was fully sanded ready for finishing, so we’re roughly halfway through the wait 🤞 In the meantime, I’ve stripped and sanded the neck ready to refinish it with some of Rothko & Frost’s aged tinted nitro which I’d better get a move on with or the body will be here before the neck is ready.
  21. Thanks Graham, They are indeed a great amp but it has been relegated to fourth place behind my SWR SM1500, SM900, and SWR MM Pre/Amplite head choices. I really have too much gear and need to shift this to make space.
  22. In answer to a couple of pm’s, I am happy to package this up for shipment. I can pack around the amp with bubble wrap, and construct a strong cardboard box around the flight case. As I work from home there’s no problem with waiting in for couriers to collect.
  23. JPJ

    Uke bass strings

    So after a bit of shopping around I’ve gone with the Aquila Black strings, and after the usual couple of days of tuning instability that these rubbery strings suffer from they’re settling in nicely and most importantly sound good.
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