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Welshbassist

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  1. Hi all Got a cardboard box that will fit a bass + hard case that I no longer require. Has a bit of padding inside too - foam sheet and the like. Nearest stations are Brockley and St Johns.
  2. Not opposed to this at all! I've head loads of good things about the TI's and tbh having flats that don't feel like steel beams sound quite appealing. Think I'd just rather be in the position of making that decision out of choice and have a sense that everything is functioning as it should.
  3. Thanks for all the suggestions everyone - plenty to think about. As some have alluded to here my worry is that something is up at the anchor and and I'm compressing the wood. I really like this bass so am not opposed to forking out for having proper work done on the neck - I'd just rather avoid it. For now I think I'll take of the heavy strings and just see if i can adjust it using my old roundwounds just to see if the truss rod actually works. Will get some graphite grease and maybe try a clamp as suggested in the stewmac vid. Think I'll try and get try and get a closer look at the threads too and see if I can clean them up if needed. Will report back
  4. Hi all Got a bit of an annoying issue with the neck of an older Fender style p bass with truss rod access at the heel. Since I bought it around six months ago it's had quite light strings on and if anything it had a bit of back bow. Recently I bought some 105-45 flats that are much higher tension. After I put them on as expected the neck bowed forward a fair so I figured I'd set it up for the new strings and and went ahead and adjusted the truss rod. While I've been able to straighten the neck a fair bit - there's definitely way less relief now - what I've noticed is that A) the nut at the heel is incredibly stiff to tighten and B) the neck keeps returning to almost the same position as before I turn it within an hour or so. I'll get around half an hour of absolutely perfect action before it seems to slip back. It's definitely doing something but in comparison with my newer USA Jazz a quarter turn doesn't seem to do much. I've gone through four quarter turns over the last few days and the nut is now getting tough to turn to the point I'm a bit uneasy as I don't want to muscle it and damage anything. I'm happy to take it to a local luthier if needed, but I'd be keen to hear any suggestions about what I could try at home first. One last point is that I can't for the life of me seem to get one of the tone knobs off to remove the pickguard so I have to take off the neck to adjust the truss rod - not sure if this might be playing a part but figured it worth mentioning.
  5. I recently bough some strings from Gareth - an excellent seller no doubt. Clear communication and posted promptly. Thanks!
  6. 336 pages! Fair play that takes some dedication
  7. The two other ''fender basses' look suspect to my eye. Decals and tuners all over the place https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/224598165740?hash=item344b1808ec:g:OHUAAOSwte5hNKtG https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/324778307017?hash=item4b9e4badc9:g:uSAAAOSw5u1hNMed
  8. Slightly unusual https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/762768994398441/?ref=facebook_story_share
  9. Great price for an what is practically an industry standard set of pickups
  10. I had a very similar rig before I downsized - the same cab with an EVO II head. Sounded huge and would've kept it if I could.
  11. Hadn't noticed it was that seller from Cologne until you mentioned. He also seems to have the same body listed again but 200 quid cheaper. What a strange shop! That said he does seem to get some very unique instruments in
  12. In the sellers own words "refinished in a see through poop brown" What?! https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1969-FENDER-PRECISION-BASS-BODY-made-in-USA-/124814968078?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286&mkrid=710-127635-2958-0
  13. They were indeed yours! Yes a not too dissimilar issue here, hopefully another BCer can put them to good use.
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