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About lowregisterhead

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  • Birthday October 28
  1. Enfield Lionheart 5

    For sale is my Enfield Lionheart Standard 5-string bass in pearl black with an ebony fingerboard. It's only 5 months old, and as you'd expect, in excellent condition. The only blemish I can find is a mark down the edge of the scratch plate under the strings where I've been flinging my gorilla mitts around trying to sound like Marcus Miller, Mark King et al. Needless to say it's not working, and I really have no business owning a bass this nice. It's just had a PLEK setup at Charlie Chandler's, and plays like a dream. Along with the amazing Sims Super Quad pickups (there's lots of stuff about these on YouTube) it has a 3-band Glockenklang preamp, and weighs in at only 3.9kg. 34" scale and 18mm spacing at the bridge, adjustable. Comes complete with an as-new Hiscox Liteflite case. Collection preferred from near Woking in Surrey. I will ship it, but only fully insured at the buyer's cost. Sorry, but I'm not looking for any trades.
  2. Ibanez ATK805 Premium Bass £695

    For sale is my Ibanez ATK805 Premium bass. I only bought it a couple of months ago from Dave Swift, who imported it himself from the States, and although it's a lovely (and very rare) bass, I have my eye on something else, so sadly it has to go! The build quality is superb for such a reasonably priced bass, and it has a great range of MM/P/J tones from the MM/J-style pickup combination, 3-way coil tap switch on the MM-style pickup, and 3-band preamp. Really comfy to play, and balances very well. It's in very good overall condition, with just a couple of dings, shown in the pictures, and if I was to be picky, in a certain light you can see a little shininess on the wooden scratchplate below the strings. Sale includes the Warwick Rockcase shown in the pictures. Note that the Schaller straplock buttons shown in the pics have now been replaced with standard chrome buttons. Collection is preferred from near Woking, Surrey. I can ship it, which will be another £30 within the UK. Sorry, but I'm not looking for any trades.
  3. Carvin SB5000 J-Bass £695

    For sale is my Carvin SB5000 J-bass, in a cream finish, with a maple neck and a birdseye maple fingerboard. It has a really powerful 18v preamp with three band EQ and mid sweep (does the Marcus Miller thing very well). 34" scale, 18.5mm string spacing at the bridge, bridge or through body stringing. The fingerboard has darkened nicely with age, but the frets are still in great shape. There are a few small dings shown in the pictures, but nothing bad. Sometime in the past a previous owner fitted a Marcus Miller-style chrome cover over the neck pickup, which is included, hence the screw holes in the scratchplate. Note that the Schaller straplock buttons shown in the pics have since been replaced with standard chrome buttons. Comes complete with a Carvin-badged G&G lined hardcase. Collection from near Woking preferred, but I can post for another £30 within the UK. Sorry, but I'm not looking for any trades.
  4. Good god, that's such a bargain... I've already got a Bogart 5, and I'd have another in a heartbeat, but I just don't have the money!! Surely it MUST sell at that price! GLWTS.
  5. ACG Finn headless 5 with East Uni-Pre £795

    It is indeed. PM me for details if you're close enough to come for a try-out (Woking/Guildford borders, junction 10 of the M25)
  6. Sei Bass Flamboyant Headless Fretless

    Lovely. I just had a heretical thought... you could get Martin to re-fret it! Sorry, no hate mail please...
  7. Landlord can "get bands for free", oh no.

    That's so true - with so many things vying for people's attention these days, music comes pretty far down the list. Are we to be the last hurrah of 'live' music?
  8. Landlord can "get bands for free", oh no.

    It's surely just part and parcel of the proliferation of satellite TV and internet-based entertainment - along with the huge increase in viewing and listening choice, comes the user's expectation of an entitlement to certainty. There's such a huge quantity of available content out there that Joe and Agnes Average expect to be able to see and hear what they will enjoy with minimal risk, money and effort. Less and less people are willing to take a chance on something that's untried and untested. Add to that a generation that's grown up viewing music as a virtually free commodity that they can access on any device whenever they want, and you've got the perfect conditions for the slow death of original live music, and an increasingly difficult environment for every other kind. I'm in the middle of a theatre tour with a soul/funk band who had a number of chart hits in the 70's. We're sharing the bill with another similar act, and most of the gigs so far have been sell-outs. Even last night, on a rainy Mother's Day evening in the midlands, it was 70-80% full. It's a good show, but the main factor that's bringing in the punters is they know what they're going to get. Minimal risk. Even so, the promoter's twitchy about whether he's turning a good enough profit overall, and has cut costs to the bone, so there's no way he's going to take a risk on something that isn't a dead cert to put bums on seats. The guy's been doing it for years, so put someone less experienced in your local pub/club/venue, and you've got a recipe for disaster. Add in the current economic uncertainty, and the big 'name' bands (who make most of their money from touring now) soaking up a big chunk of the disposable income of the remaining gig-going public, and it's no wonder audiences are thin on the ground further down the food chain. It's rather depressing, but I've no idea what the answer is, or if there even is one.
  9. Steinberger 5 string

    You could try Status Hotwires (http://www.status-graphite.com/status/frames/index_home.html) As something of a veteran of things headless, I didn't care for them, but I know plenty of people do.
  10. Stenback 5 Bass - Blood Red

    You're just making it worse, HazBeen!
  11. Stenback 5 Bass - Blood Red

    Oh dear god. Any interest in trades??
  12. For sale is my TC Electronic BH800 amp, a fantastic bit of kit. Light, exceptionally powerful, with dual Toneprint capability so you can load of a stack of free effects via an app on your smartphone. It's also got a headphone out, aux in, built-in tuner, you name it, it's got it. Great tonal flexibility, and power in spades. It comes complete with a TC Helicon Switch-3, allowing switching between Toneprint effects, and amp muting. The pedal box is a bit battered from being in my leads bag, but I've hardly used the pedal, so it's in very good condition. The best new price I can find for the amp is £449, the pedal £63, and the bag about £25, so that's a total of £537 worth of gear. Amp specs are here: https://www.tcelectronic.com/Categories/Tcelectronic/Bass/Head-Amplifiers/BH800/p/P0CIQ Also included is a Gator amp bag, a perfect fit for the head. Note that the amp has a dink on the top right corner of the aluminum front fascia - this is reflected in the price. The damage is purely cosmetic, and has no effect on the amp's performance. Sorry, but I'm not looking for any trades. NOW SOLD
  13. Status? (of course not)

    ...or crayon...
  14. ACG Finn headless 5 with East Uni-Pre £795

    Don't fight it - you know you need one!
  15. Things not to do in a music shop........

    Oh, come on - that's half the fun! At least that way you can find out if the staff really know anything. If they do, you can have an interesting conversation, if not, they'll definitely leave you alone...