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Musky

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  1. [quote name='blue' timestamp='1427159066' post='2726666'] I like the way BC is moderated. [b]There are other sites, where if you disagree with a mod, they kick you off the site permanently.[/b] I do think the Rick thread should be shut down. Blue [/quote] Absolutely Blue. And if I wanted a site like that I'd be using it all the time.
  2. Reading through this thread I really can't believe that so many people are tip toeing around the elephant in the room - Waynepunkdude. His banning was something of a watershed for many of the recently 'disappeared' on here who find it difficult to believe that someone who had helped out dozens -literally dozens and dozens - of people on here has suddenly become [i]persona non grata[/i]. He'd spent a lot of time and money helping people he'd never met and occasionally got his fingers burnt, and yet still offered to help others. That his presence was somehow detrimental to the community is difficult to understand - impossible in fact, given the leeway allowed to others apparently trolling these boards. He was hardly a controversial poster aside perhaps from his evident dislike of Apple products. That this is the 'worst' I can recall of his posts perhaps says something of his character on here, unless you'd describe a dislike of sunburst finishes a hanging offence. It was, IMHO, a poor day for the community (if not necessarily the forum) when he was banned, and I'd still like to know exactly why he was.
  3. Which Gotoh did you try? The 201 is pretty similar to that style and available in gold if it's just for aesthetic reasons.
  4. He did a session for Robert Elms on Radio London the other day, it's due to be aired tomorrow morning. He was knocked out by the band, "especially the one with the beard. Who was that, was that Sklar? He was stunning".
  5. I've got a vague recollection that he actually approached Fender at some point and they weren't interested, so he went with Shuker. I doubt he'd go back to Fender either.
  6. Given that both Chowny and Retrovibe are still in the business of selling basses they may not want to give away all the details of their manufacturers to potential competition, but I noticed that Skylark have recently stopped selling. They've closed down their website but are still maintaining their Facebook page - might be worth contacting them if you have no luck elsewhere.
  7. It's very hard to tell what the problem might be, buts it's probably capacitive leak between live and earthed conductors. It could be that your practice space has a problem with this but not significant enough to trip the RCD - if your amp is leaky enough it might be sufficient to then trip the RCD. In any case you should get your amps checked over by a qualified tech.
  8. The Fulltone Bass Drive has a separate boost switch and meets your 'Ampegy' criteria. Discontinued now but shouldn't be to hard to find secondhand as they were very popular a few years ago.
  9. Glad you're here to keep me on the straight and narrow Jon.
  10. [quote name='skankdelvar' timestamp='1426013521' post='2713466'] Take your pick. [/quote] Decisions, decisions. I haven't even made my mind up what I'm eating tonight.
  11. [quote name='KevB' timestamp='1426007422' post='2713361'] I thought I read somewhere that the Ric copies made under the 'Greco' label were half decent efforts but I'm no expert. [/quote] Greco 'fakers were made by Matsumoku (bolt on necks) and Fuji Gen (through neck). Both good manufacturers.
  12. What screwed Myspace was that the site wasn't designed with scalability in mind. The site owners knew this and had tried various bodges but it needed rebuilding from the ground up. No easy task. News International thought they were man enough for the job but hadn't allowed for the upstart Facebook. Instead of cutting their loses and capitalising on the fact they had every band on the planet using Myspace, they tried to go head to head with Facebook on Facebook's terms. We all know what happened.
  13. Yeah, RIC applied for and got a trade mark on the body shape a couple of years ago.
  14. [quote name='donslow' timestamp='1425974447' post='2712811'] Thanks guys, would there be need for a separate boost pedal as well do you think?! [/quote] Not necessarily. There are plenty of OD pedals that give masses of boost, but the trick is finding one you like the character of. If you're completely happy with the Colorsound apart from the bass it would be worth search the DIY pedal forums for a mod that will give more bottom end, as it's often just a case of changing a capacitor value.
  15. [quote name='JapanAxe' timestamp='1425930451' post='2712464'] Never got close to 200W of valves, just my 50-watt Selmer. The output valves were cooking but the speaker wasn't even breaking sweat. EDIT: I thought the Compact and Midget were both rated at 600W? [/quote] The thermal rating is 450W RMS.
  16. Ok, I took a scout through my history and found [url="http://groupdiy.com/index.php?topic=38257.0"]this page[/url] which has a link to a thread with the schematic - if you're not a member of freestompboxes you'll have to sign up to read it. A couple of points to mention though: the discussion there is of the guitar version which had three positions for the valve sound switch (although there is some discussion of values for the bass version) and secondly I can't find any mention of the Red Llama so I obviously dreamt that up.
  17. Weirdly enough I found a site the other day that was dissecting the workings of the HH VS circuit. They seemed somewhat amazed at how complicated the circuit was and were trying to figure out why it was put together that way. I seemto remember someone commenting that it was a CMOS circuit so probably similar in sound to the Red Llama./Polish Love/ Craig Anderton design. I'll see if I can find the site when I get home tonight.
  18. Durham Sex Drive? Although you'd probably be better off with a separate OD/boost and compressor pedals.
  19. The US benefits from zero % sales tax in most States and a lower tax regime in general, as well as a less regulated market with all the implications for labour costs. Don't forget that the strings will attract VAT on the cost of the strings plus the postage, so the total will be £30 plus the courier company's admin charges of anything between £8-£15. It's not unknown for smaller items to slip through, but the extra charges are something you should allow for.
  20. I love a good rant, but unfortunately this falls woefully short. A good rant should identify it's subject with laser like accuracy and eviscerate it with incendiary invective, a literary expression of a physical spasm. I know it's published in The Guardian, so I wasn't expecting unadulterated bile, but his scatter gun approach barely grazes it's many targets under the 'music biz' umbrella and fails to rise above the 'winge' category. 2/10. Wouldn't read again.
  21. I should still have an IM&RW review of the Riverhead somewhere. The design 'borrowed' heavily from the Burns Flyte (which was infinitely cooler by virtue of having a head ).
  22. [quote name='wateroftyne' timestamp='1425737220' post='2710205'] I don't think chunky necks were a QC thing, especially as they started appearing in the late 60s well before the rot set in. [/quote] As I've played precisely zero late 60s ones I didn't know that, so consider me edjermacated. They certainly pop up in the early 70s occasionally and by the end of the decade they were pretty much the norm, but I've also played a late 70s one with a slimmer profile. I'd always put this down to wider tolerances as the decade went by rather than a conscious decision.
  23. Chunky neck profiles were definitely a 70's thing and was just more evidence of the increasing lack of QC that happened at Fender during that decade, particularly during the later years. I've never heard of it described as a deliberate decision, so there's no year that they came out with that profile. I did a reasonably detailed timeline for 70's Ps a while back, with a link to the provide.net page to help with neck, pot, serial and pickup codes.
  24. As far as I know everything but the Heritage stuff is now made in the Far East. As for quality, there was a lot of discussion about the use particle board and other cost cutting under the last (USA made) owners regime, so shifting production abroad wasn't necessarily a bad move.
  25. All the talk of "papers" makes me think that he's going to end up saying the guitar is in a pawn shop. He just needs the cash to retrieve the instrument and then you can have it. Though he says he doesn't have the papers, so you can only guess what loops he'll throw to relieve you of your cash before you can get your hands on it.
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