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  1. In 1980, having just discovered Brand X and Percy Jones and not being able to afford a Wal, I ordered a fretless Shergold exactly the same as the one in the ad above. It arrived a few days later, so I picked it up from the music shop and rather unwisely took it straight to a gig. I had a quick noodle in the dressing room and remember thinking "it's got dots on the edge of the fingerboard, how hard can it be??". Once the band launched into the first number, I realised the enormity of the task, and staggered off the stage at the end of the set drenched in the sweat of sheer terror. Great basses though! GLWTS.
  2. I had a few Status basses over the years, all but one with mahogany bodies, and one solid walnut. It always seemed heavier than the others...
  3. Not really. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Wal-Type-Fretless-Bass/164510499267
  4. The best quote I could find for shipping to Greece was £35 for *each* speaker, uninsured. Shipping them as one package was over £200 because of the combined weight.
  5. No, sorry. It would be just too expensive I'm afraid.
  6. My old bass! An really excellent instrument - I only let it go because I got Stefan at Bogart to make me a 35" scale version. GLWTS.
  7. Hi Ziggy I've used both, and they are heavier, but the Prolines have noticeably more headroom and heft than the Neos. The high end on the Neos also sounded a lot more brittle to my ears. Definitely worth the extra weight, IMHO!
  8. Another reason why I love this site - you get replies like this! That's a great story about how Neil came into possession of the bass. He had only just got it when I met him, so it must have been the result of a liaison in the very same club, Tiffany's in Bridge Street in Newcastle, now long gone, sadly. It was an interesting gig, like Sodom and Gomorrah with red velour seats and plastic palm trees!
  9. This site has an amazing habit of bringing back old memories, often prompted by basses of yesteryear that come up for sale on here. I played a 1960 stack-knob jazz just like this one back in 1981. It was the property of prolific Edinburgh-based musician and actor Neil Hay, who I had the pleasure of meeting when I took over from him in a resident band in a Tiffany's club in Newcastle. He told me about its rarity even then and what a great bass it was, but I'm ashamed to say I was young and foolish and took very little notice, being obsessed with active Japanese basses and trying to sound like Mark King. Well, it was the 80's after all... Sadly, Neil passed away in 1994, and although this isn't his bass, I do wonder what happened to it. Did anyone on here know him?
  10. Great basses, and an amazing price, but I already have one! 🙂 GLWTS.
  11. I bought a GB Spitfire 5 string from Carl. Communication was prompt and very friendly, and he went the extra mile to send the bass to me packed securely enough to survive an earthquake! Buy/sell/trade with Carl with confidence.
  12. I sold Tony my Sei. A very smooth, painless transaction - buy/sell/trade with confidence. Thanks Tony, and enjoy the bass!
  13. No neck dive at all, it sits on a strap beautifully. The slim headstock probably helps...
  14. There was one for sale on here a couple of months ago, and last year - worth trying to track down the buyers via the sellers? You may have been down this road already, of course...
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