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  1. I saw them all many times back in the day..Blue cats, Deltas, Restless, Polecats etc etc etc and I must admit I dont remember seeing anyone do what you are describing. Although to be fair I can't remember what I did yesterday so...........πŸ˜‚
  2. Wow..that's a great price...dont suppose you remember where you got it from ? Just looked them up..nice price, but I want the same head layout as I have now...as per pic below...although that isnt my bass in the pic.
  3. Hmmm interesting. I will look into the cost of having a new board fitted. If I can find anyone who does it near me.
  4. I'd say your effort looks pretty damn good to me. I'm still in two minds whether to do this or not, but seeing your pictures shows me that its definitely possible.
  5. Cheers fellas. I did look to go down the new neck route, but they are crazy expensive.
  6. I'm toying with the idea of defretting my bass guitar. I've watched several YouTube videos and as with most things bass related you get some people saying that its rocket science combined with voodoo and shouldn't be attempted...and others saying that it's a piece of cake. I'm guessing that like most things its somewhere inbetween. So has anyone done it ? Any advice or tips ? Any specialised tools I need or can I do it with tools I already have ? Where do I get the wood to fill the fret grooves ? Is superglue really the best method of fitting the wood replacement ? Cheers in advance ....Chris
  7. I would say that Thomann is the way to go. I bought one several years ago for around 500 quid and I loved it. You will need to change the strings as they aren't very good but I cant fault the bass itself. I should add that mine was played pizz and slap style. The only reason I sold it was a lack of space, but I still regret it..I just cant get on with a bass guitar. I need to find some space somewhere again lol
  8. Glad to heaΕ• it 😁
  9. Heres a link to the one I had. I can't believe the prices...they haven't changed a bit. https://www.thomann.de/gb/thomann_kontrabass_rockabilly_01.htm
  10. I had one. Cost about 500 quid new from them about 6 or 7 years ago ish. I loved it..although as it was my first DB I had nothing to compare it to. Sounded great to me. You will need to change the strings as the ones it comes with are awful. I had to sell mine a few years back...i still miss her πŸ˜” I should add that I used mine for rockabilly/ roots music so lots of piz n slapping..non of that silly bowing lark 😁
  11. As I mentioned I don't want to spend too much before I know how I will get on with the EUB. So baring that in mind if it was a straight choice between a Stagg and a Harley Benton which would you choose and why ?
  12. Prosebass....if I could I would definitely go with a double bass. I loved my DB and sold it reluctantly. An EUB is a compromise for me. Spookily I've just been given a rather nice bonus at work which I wanted to earmark for the bass. Unfortunately SWMBO has other ideas...apparently it has to go towards my daughter's wedding. Watch this space
  13. Thanks for the replies so far..definitely food for thought. I think I'm in Edinburgh when the bash is on..i will have to check. If I'm not then Biscester isnt too bad for me to get to. I'm in Bedfordshire by the way. I must admit I didnt even consider a second hand one, but it makes sense. I bought my upright new without ever having played one, but im older and a tiny bit wiser now so I'm going to try to try out at least a few before I commit to buying one.
  14. Hi all As you may..or more probably..may not remember, I sold my upright bass a couple of years ago. I got a very nice accoustic bass guitar in the deal, but it just isn't the same. One of the reasons I sold the upright was the trouble I had lugging it around what with my lower back and hip problems. So I've been thinking that an EUB might make me happy. I assume that EUBs are much lighter and easier to carry than uprights ? Is the sound close to an upright..or does it just sound like an upright bass guitar ? Can they be slapped ? I'm not looking to spend a fortune to start with...so I will probably go for either a Stagg or a Harley Benton. Any thoughts on these would be appreciated. Cheers in advance.
  15. For me....the greatest rock band ever. R.I.P Malcolm
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