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  1. Set of lightly used Helicore Hybrid Strings 3/4 Light tension HH610L. I tried them on my bass for a couple of months - but I've been having a bit of string swapping fever and these perfectly good string are now surplus. Even got the original packaging...seen here resting on the sofa after a gentle pluck. Say £65 posted to UK
  2. I bought it off somebody on basschat a few years back - forget who - I think he may have been in Ireland. but not sure where he got it from
  3. Yes Ive got an older that I got s/h on here. It looks a bit like this https://bacchus-guitar.com/node/3421 but with Bartolini pickups. I've got it strung with TI flats and use in either nig band/jazz trio and odd musical. I love it - its my goto 4 string - build quality is great and the feel is just spot on for me.
  4. They are amazing instruments.... Funnily enough my double bass teacher is better known for her nyckelharpa playing - she's a great all round musician and plays all kinds of things (swedish bagpipes anyone) but her music degree was on double bass........ http://www.swan-dyer.co.uk/n
  5. Thanks for the warning and the investigation.
  6. Hi Marino I'm near Dunmow/Stansted/Saffron Walden area - I'll send you a pm bw martin
  7. Romanian Reghin 3/4 double bass £1000 £950....small price dropette Solid wood flat backed 3/4 sized double bass which I believe was made sometime in the 60’s. Marked with yellow label Musikinstrumentenfabrik Reghin Romania. Solid wood front back and sides (ie not ply I am informed) with ebony fingerboard and tail piece. It has a good quality adjustable bridge and endpin from Martyn Bailey who set up the bass. The bass is in good shape for its age - no cracks, splits or earlier repairs - just the usual surface scratches/dings. It’s a really solidly built instrument that is ready to play now . It was my first carved bass and its done a great job in a big band setting and in smaller groups. Currently strung with newish D’addario Zyex and works ok for pizz and with bow. Note pickup not included. There is a case but tbh its pretty minimalist and will include a double bass stand I’m based North Essex/Cambridge way if you want to try it out. ...as for trades...well Im interested in trying a cello
  8. OK some picks of head neck which are in good nick . .I got David Merrin (he makes guitars in Bedfordshire ) to give it a good sort out a few years back including french polishing the top. Hardly played it since then though.
  9. Hi sorry just seen this. Bit tied up today will post something tomorrow.
  10. thx - yes I thought that too . But it has a cedar top and the maker said he intended to be a classical - but the cypress makes it brighter. I think somewhere there is a matching requinto. Either way my flamenco is rubbish so I've used it for usual classical stuff
  11. James Baker Classical Guitar – Made in England (well Hackney to be precise) £600 Handmade classical guitar which I’ve had from new (about 25+ years ago) made by a chap called James Baker – he didn’t make a lot of guitars but there are a few around and he a had a good reputation amongst English makers. I think he has subsequently moved to Ireland. I seem to remember him saying this was one of his graduation pieces – its got some nice little decorative touches. It has an unusual combination of woods – cedar top and cypress back and sides – more like a flamenco. Its very light and produces clear bright tone and is pretty loud.. The nut width is a smidge narrower than many so would suite somebody with smaller hands – though I’ve played it ok with my fat fingers for many years. There a some scratches and marks on the top but these are purely cosmetic. Structure is fine and its never given me a problem. I don’t want to courier but your welcome to try in North Essex or I can bring into central London or meet up somewhere convenient.
  12. Fender CB100CE Acoustic Bass and case £180 Price drop £140 Good quality acoustic bass….I’ve strung it with TI Flats – which sound great – but not at all twangy. I used in a local musical and it sounded great. Its got a nice fishman preamp and tuner and includes a TGI gig bag. I don’t want to post/courier so pick up from North Essex or meet up in Central London or drive a bit. Happy to explore ways to meet up elsewhere Body Material - Laminated Spruce Top with Laminated Mahogany Back and Sides Scale Length - 34" (864 mm) Fingerboard Radius - 12" (305 mm) Number of Frets - 22 String Nut - Graph Tech NuBone Nut Width - 1.69" (43 mm) Special Electronics - Fishman Isys III System with Active Onboard Preamp and Tuner Bridge - Rosewood with Compensated Graph Tech Nubone Saddle
  13. Zoot Custom 5 string bass £750 now....£650 Selling my excellent Zoot bass - made just down teh road from me in Essex. This has been through Basschat before and seem it was built around 2010. It was straight black and maple when I got it but I wanted something a bit more disco so I got the wonderful Mike Walsh (Mr Iceni Zoot himself) to fit a mirror scratchplate and sliver knobs. I’m not playing much disco now and need to fund a new double bass. Its a great bass easy to play and fitted with two EMG soapbars (I think these are EMG 40P5 an EMG 40DC) and an EMG BQT 3 band eq.- its really powerful and versatile sounding bass. Other facts 34” scale 45mm nut 17.5mm spacing Weight approx 4.5 kg (10 lbs) Comes with a Warwick gig bag (that has nasty tear but is still usable). Condition is ok – but it has got one chip in paint near jack socket (see pic) Pick up from North Essex or central London. Happy to arrange options for a meetup.
  14. That stand looks interesting - I also suffer from a wobbly Wav. Is it just a pearl cymbal stand? - did you have to adapt to to fit the NS adaptor thingy? GLWTS
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