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  1. Bought Chris' Derek High EUB. He was very patient, given that I first contacted him at the start of August! Anyways, we got there eventually. Chris is a top Basschatter and a gentleman to boot. Buy or sell with confidence. Cheers, Mart.
  2. Absolute pleasure (minus Parcelfarce living up to their name) selling my P Bass to Robert. Genuinely nice guy, and patient too. Buy/sell with confidence Thanks again Robert. 😊
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    Bought Martins SWR combo and cab, which he graciously put on hold for me until payday. Always a top chap, and great Bass related conversation. Best as ever, Mart.
  4. Geoff bought a set of Dimarzio ultra Jazz pickups from me. Quick payment and good comms. Top Basschatter. Cheers, Mart.
  5. Like you, I don't have big hands, and am primarily an electric bass player. The best advice I can give is find a good teacher. I took a lesson with Steve Berry last year, and lockdown permitting, I'll be going back in the near future.... He took my technique back to the egg, giving a massive amount of constructive criticism, and gave me the tools to address the faults, a lot of which were down to muscle memory from playing the electric for so many years. I came away from that one lesson with a lot of hard work ahead of me, but also with the knowledge that if I applied myself, I could do it.
  6. Lozz was very helpful in my search for a particular Bass. Good guy and excellent comms.
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  8. Just bought a cracking Trace Elliot Twin Valve from Ash, first rate Basschatter, and his friendly Cat escorted me back to my car.
  9. Wrong Ash, apologies.....
  10. Ahh, that's great! I loved that Bass, but too heavy for my old back. Remember when you wanted to buy it and I asked how old you were?! 🤣🤣
  11. Bought a couple of nice Levy straps from Dave. Top chap to deal with. Cheers, Mart.
  12. Just sold a neck to Chris that I originally bought from him! The curse of Basschat marketplace. Top lad, as ever. Cheers, Mart.
  13. Sold. Bought from a fellow basschatter a couple of years ago. A very late '77/early '78 factory fretless Fender Precision. (Serial no says 1977, neck and pickup dates say 1978).... In great condition for a 42 year old Bass, the finish has sunk into the grain in parts on the body, a few little marks here and there, and some lacquer chips on the headstock, but no major dings anywhere. Judging by the crazing in the headstock lacquer, I'd say it's been finished in nitro cellulose. The scratchplate has a slight warp in it, which isn't unusal for this era. The nut has been changed to brass, a long time ago from the looks of it, and likewise, the bridge barrels have also been replaced with brass items. Other than those, and some of the scratchplate and pickup screws, this is a very original instrument. The fingerboard has just been reshot and dressed to the correct radius by Mike Smith Guitars, Southport, and is a lovely piece of highly grained Rosewood, in perfect condition, that plays like new. Weight is typical Fender fretless fare, I'd say between 9 and 10 pounds. Not as heavy as the maple necked one I sold on here a few years ago, but meaty enough. A semi rigid case is included with the Bass, but for an extra £60, I'll throw in a Hiscox instead. Happy to courier, (I estimate £30-35 with insurance extra), or any buyer may collect. Any questions, please ask. Cheers. Mart
  14. Kev bought my NS Double Strings. Immediate payment, top Basschatter. Cheers, Mart.
  15. Bought a brand new Omega bridge from Mike. Super fast delivery, top geezer. Cheers, Mart.
  16. I tried to be a full time muso between 1994 and 2000, with limited success. I eventually packed in my full time job in Oct 2002, and joined a gigging band that was out 5 nights a week minimum. Ended up doing 9 tours of the states, played europe numerous times, played in Russia ( I can laugh about that experience now, but at the time....). Quit that band in 2013, struggled for a year while I reestablished myself as a jobbing player, am now caught up in a load of tribute band stuff, not really my thing, but the bills get paid... Even though it's been a financial struggle at times, I wouldnt change anything, except that I would have done it in 1984 and not waited until 2002....
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