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  1. Bassmonkey

    Feedback for Scrumpymike

    I saw that Mike had a spare control plate for a Gibson Les Paul Triumph bass. I contacted him and he offered into me for FREE!!!!! WOW - again, another example of forum members being top notch good guys. He nay struggle to play bass now I have snapped his hand off!! Thank you again Mike. Top, top guy Andy
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    Feedback for Allaboutthebass

    Bought a Fender stool from Neil. Great guy. Came quickly with THE best packaging ever. Trade with confidence. Cheers. Andy
  3. I’ll have it mate. PM sent. Andy
  4. Hiya - you may recall my horror after knocking over my bass and snapping one of the tuners in half. I tried to get a single one and bought one from USA - wrong size - I subsequently had to buy a set of 4 used ones, again from the USA. Thankfully - one now fits. My bass is restored to its former glory but I now have one brand new, unfitted smaller one and 3 larger, used but perfect nick larger ones going spare. £32 each inc UK postage. Less than I paid.
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    Fender USA machine heads

    Ha ha. It’s all about the perspective you know? !
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    Feedback for Icu1988

    Sold a Peterson Stroboclip to Lawrence. Easy peasy transaction, comms were good. Couldn't have gone better, trade with confidence.
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    What Killed Rock & Roll?

    I’ve got one fitted. These are great. Radio 6 is on always. I love R6. I’ve discovered loads of new bands. No adverts and some interesting DJs. Defo recommended
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    What Killed Rock & Roll?

    Ha ha. Each to his own I say! Viva rock n roll
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    What Killed Rock & Roll?

    Watching the video, I accept their points of view but absolutely do not agree that rock n roll is dead. Its there if you look. 3 weeks ago I went to an amazing, exciting and electrifying gig with Idles launching their new album. You may have seen them on Later last night? It was 40 mins of adrenaline charged rock n roll with swaggering, posturing attitude performed by completely engaging and articulate, funny guys. Kids were stage diving and going nuts, the band were in the crowd, the stage was invaded. It felt like being at the 100 Club back in the day watching early Pistols (not that I was by the way, I was only 13 and my mum wouldn't let me) It felt to me like the future is in good hands. Long live rock n roll I say!
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    Playing at a local music festival earlier today - we were first on. Had to clamber up a ladder on to a flatbed truck. Stood my USA P Bass in its case on the back, turned away and it fell on to the grass. Snapped one of the tuners off. B*gger. Don’t suppose anyone has a spare they’d part with? Also playing last in my proper band so had to come home for a change of guitar. Luckily the G stayed in tune.
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    York or Leeds?

    There is a healthy covers band scene right across Leeds. In the part of the city I live, 50% or more of the pubs have bands on most weekends. There is lots of work available for bands. Even us bassists!
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    That’s not a bad idea
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    York or Leeds?

    Leeds is an amazing city. Fantastic centre. Loads of live music and a vibrant music scene. Open mics every night of the week somewhere. Public transport is posting to and frequent. And as previously mentioned. Cheaper to buy/rent than York. Although York is a lovely place with a great music scent- just smaller than Leeds
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    Feedback for Basskit Case

    Bought a guitar stand from Mike. Really quick delivery. Top item. Good guy. Buy with confidence. Andy
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    new Chaka Khan - Like Sugar

    Just beat me to it. Bloody ace bass line. Fatback Band have an amazing back catalogue
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    *SOLD* Squire Matt Freeman Sig Precision Bass

    Great basses these. You won't be disappointed. Andy
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    Orca Telebass Project Finished!!

    My own Jaffa P bass. Love it.
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    Can't see Fret Markers

    Hi - I recently picked up a Gibson Victory Artist. It's blooming lovely however, I struggle to see the fret markers while on stage. They are a bit smaller than I have been used to. I really don't want to mark the neck permanently but wonder if anyone has any suggestions to help? I wondered about some kind of nail varnish/paint/marker type solutions but really want to be able to remove as and when I need. I guess fret marker lights would be the optimum solution but that's a bit drastic - suppose could get some bottle bottom spex? Any ideas? Thanks Andy
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    Can't see Fret Markers

    I like em. They’ve done the job and you get loads in the pack. Fixed really well and don’t feel like they’re coming off anytime soon. In terms of how long they last - seems to last thru my gigs so a couple of hours minimum. I bought the little UV key ring and charge em before each gig. Happy days
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    SWR Amp revamp

    Thx Spondonbassed. Appreciate it. Andy
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    SWR Amp revamp

    I recently picked up a really cheap SWR LA8 practice amp. It sounds OK but was covered in carpet which had attracted local cats and hence was pretty shabby. I decided to attempt a recover. Looked on You Tube and it seems pretty straightforward? what's the worse that could happen eh? It initially looked like this (stock pic, I cracked on without taking one) I got to work stripping it of its parts and then using a hot iron, removed the horrible fuzzy carpet. This left me with a carcass which I then sanded to remove all the old glue and tufts etc. This presented a problem - the grille and speaker support were glued and pinned in place. I tried to drill out the staples all around the cab however, try as I might, I couldn't move the two panels. Eventually - I was fired to use brute force to remove, and destroy, them both. Cue loads of filling and sanding but it's now starting to look and feel smooth once again. I bought a couple of replacement pieces from B&Q who cut them to exact size - less than a fiver. Next job - cut out holes for the speaker as well as the frame for the new grille cloth. Pics to follow.......cheers
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    SWR Amp revamp

    Yeah. This had fallen foul of malicious moggies when I bought it which was partly why I decided on a strip and recover
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    SWR Amp revamp

    Finished at last. I'm quite happy for my first attempt. Followed a You Tube video for the covering. To be honest my corners aren't that good, thankfully mostly hidden by the metal corner caps. Was a labour of love, probably cost me way more than it's worth but I'm a happy cat. Finished with a Lotus badge ..... just because I could ha ha. Hope you like it. Andy
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    Ridiculous requests

    We play indie, rock, punk classics. In the middle of one gig, an old Yorkshire guy sidles up and, sounding like Ramsbottom the snake from Sooty, says "I say, young man - does tha do a song called Warpigs by Black Sabbath?"......er no mate, soz......
  25. PMd you. I'll have it please. Andy