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  1. geoffbyrne

    Help with WinISD, please?

    Hiya, No prob. Jono Bolton is looking for a cab locally and I am ready to let this go, so pulled it up for him to look at, thanks for asking. G.
  2. geoffbyrne

    Help with WinISD, please?

  3. geoffbyrne

    Black residue from D'Addario NYXLs

    Many of us have a reaction to nickel which turns our fingers black - some even have an extreme reaction and end up with lesions. Never had this before? G.
  4. Anyone managed to compare then yet? G.
  5. geoffbyrne

    Westone Thunder Bass

    I owned the unmarked fretless version of this - how many of those do you think there are? - and it was a proper excellent bass in every way. Fit & finish were superb and once you'd sussed the controls it was really flexible. One of the switches turned both pups from series to parallel, another put them out of phase and somewhere you could switch it fro active to passive with a passive tone control. One of the ones I am sorry to have had to sell. G.
  6. geoffbyrne

    Shout out for Andertons

    Just to top off this thread, I received an email a few days later telling me the bass had been repaired and when would I like it back? Gave my preference and when I got home after the weekend it was waiting for me on my front door (inside secure entrance - neighbour let it in). Seems to ba at least a different mids unit as I marked the original, although it may ne a full pre replacement. Whatever. It now works great. Thanks Andertons. G.
  7. Pack out with washers?
  8. geoffbyrne

    Tom Robinson Band

    They were ALL aubergine at one time .. I remember looking down at a motorway trafficjam running through the centre of Glasgow and at least 9 out of 10 cars were aubergine. G.
  9. geoffbyrne

    Chowny Bass Updates

    No prob, just making a wish. G.
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    Chowny Bass Updates

    Now.....if you did this in a 5er.......!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! G.
  11. geoffbyrne

    Shout out for Andertons

    I bought a Sire Marcus Miller M7 in February. Most impressed. It has replaced my TRB5 completely. However, playing an open mic last night & turned the Frequency part of the stacked knob round to high end & turned up the Tone volume. Did number fine, then was turning back to flat when I experienced a big CRUNCH from the pot. Since I use this setting for several numbers I was concerned. Indeed by the end of the night this had progressed to several crunches quite close together. After I got home I stuck on my headphones and examined the problem. There were about 3 places quite close together crunching and if you got the setting right on top of one you got feedback overpowering everything. If you switched to passive mode you could still hear it. Not good. I changed the batteries to no avail as I know some preamps give this kind of signal when battery is low. Phoned Andertons this morning & was passed to their bassman, Dave, who asked all the right questions and after a a few minutes agreed it sounded like a faulty pot and would get the item collected and repaired. I've arranged for it to be collected week today. No probs. How it should be. Thanks Andertons. And I'm going to mark the circuit board so I know if it has been replaced or if they've just used a blast of pot cleaner. OK, I'm paranoid. Anyway it was much less painful than I expected. G.
  12. geoffbyrne

    Help with an Overwater truss rod..

    I had a truss rod prob with my Perception & drove it down from Glasgow to Carlisle where Chris fettled it personally. Top bloke. G.
  13. geoffbyrne

    Hipshot Ultralites

    Thinking of buying a set of chrome Ultralites in 4x1 format to replace the full sized cloverleaf type. Could someone advise me which model I need & maybe a good place to buy them? Ta. G.
  14. geoffbyrne

    Overwater strings

    I believe they may have been Picato strings which has now gone out of business. I may stand corrected. Seemingly Strings & Things have 'em: https://www.guitarstringsandthings.co.uk/21_picato G.
  15. geoffbyrne

    Jazz fretless signal boost needed

    Easiest way is to use an outboard pre. I have an MXR MX80+. Works great. As mentioned above an EQ pedal would also work as most have a volume boost. The real answer is to splash the cash and fit a John East J-Retro Pre. That'll fix it. G.