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  1. http://www.notreble.com/buzz/2018/02/04/rickenbacker-unveils-the-2018-4003s-5-5-string-bass/ Wow - those pickups 😧 Someone bring out some slightly bigger toasters please 🙏 The thought of one tuned E-C is appealing mind - fireglow or black.......
  2. Bought a 66 Slab P-bass replica from Ben - sale went very smoothly with great comms along the way - a pleasure to deal with and would have no hesitation in recommending him to the Basschat crowd.
  3. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1977-MUSICMAN-Stingray-Fretless-Bass-perhaps-the-rarest-Stingray-ever-made/152525820213?_trksid=p5713.c100284.m3505&_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D12%26asc%3D20140905073823%26meid%3D5d535fc2e2b9460782c0d2841d9ab53d%26pid%3D100284%26rk%3D5%26rkt%3D10%26sd%3D152525820213 Me likee !
  4. Look forward to hearing your impressions of the SRH when it arrives. Ibanez do seem to be making some intriguing gear atm. Jeez - they've just brought out a 6-string version of the SRF (706). I was toying with the idea of getting back into 6-string with the SRFF806 - the fanned fret beastie. Now they bring out this....... I did try out a SRF705 in Denmark St a while back and was very impressed by the tones I was getting and the overall feel of the instrument. I just don't know how they do it for the money. Lots of people saying that I know but it's true 🙃
  5. Ibanez SRH705F or SRF705 would do the trick I believe - both have piezo pickups to give that sound you are after - SRH is semi-acoustic so should be the most "double bass" like in its tone possibilities - plenty of clips on YouTube.
  6. In light of the recent re-release of the Songs from the Wood album - 40 years ! - I'd like to put some love out there for the work of John Glascock - melodic, adventurous and a sheer bloody joy to listen to. Some good footage of them live in the accompanying dvd. He plays a lovely natural Stingray with white pickup cover......... Songs from the Wood and Heavy Horses were the albums that drew me into Tulls music - a lot of that due to JG !
  7. Just heard this album in Tidal recently - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxOIY-2OTWE Well worth a listen - I'd describe it as well written poppy prog - if that appeals Lee Pomeroy on bass and Trevor Horn produced so that may give you an insight into what it sounds like - elements of Buggles, Police, Tears for Fears, Trevor Rabin era Yes Id say.
  8. I've had a few over the years and all have been excellent. My current - see avatar - has the body of a PB62FL and the neck of a PB70USFL (sometimes PB70US-84FL - linked to price in Japan) - It's a colour/neck combo I've always wanted. If you prefer Jazz basses then there is of course the JB62FL. Best place to try apart from this forum would of course be e-bay, preferably from a seller in Japan - usually great to deal with - read, honest about condition and will pack and ship well. I got my basses new from Ishibashi - just before they got stopped by Fender from selling new basses. You can get used basses from their "U-box" [url="http://www.ishibashi.co.jp/u_box/e/"]http://www.ishibashi.co.jp/u_box/e/[/url] Nothing fretless there at present but you could fire an e-mail to them - they might have a "contact" that can get one from I always enjoy the hunt - wouldn't mind bagging a PB70US-TL (Phil Lynott) P-Bass - from somewhere tbh - might fire them an e-mail myself..... Good luck !
  9. dmz

    RIP Rico

    Sad to hear of Ricos passing - his playing brought delight to many over the years. He played with Linton Kwesi Johnson amongst many others - I just adore this album and can recommend it to anyone - some great bass playing too ! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRHDLKTFLKU
  10. A true bass hero of mine and a true original - my mind was truly blown when I first heard him in 1980 and it still gets blown when I listen to him now - such invention and imagination in his playing. Long may it continue ! Many thanks for supplying the interview btw. DMZ - the track https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TEmRe4es9k
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