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lownote

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  1. Posted elsewhere but thought I might find advice here too. I have an older A6 with the seperate string anchor and saddle rack. How do you adjust the string height on this model? I can't show you pic because my card reader is bust, but each saddle is like a little grey slot-top dome on a lockable sliding shoe. Do the domes screw up and down to adjust height? I can't see how I can lower most of them before they clout the bridge body but the string height this leaves me with is still way too high for me and I'm not looking for super low.
  2. @binky_bass and other A6 gurus, how do you adjust the string height on the models with seperate string anchors and saddle units, please? I can't show you pic because my card reader is bust, but each saddle is like a little grey slot-top dome on a lockable sliding shoe. Do the domes screw up and down to adjust height? I can't see how I can lower most of them before they clout the bridge body but the string height this leaves me with is way high for me.
  3. Now sorted. With an older Cort A6, arrives tomoz. Thanks everyone for your advices.
  4. So... I just bought an older Cort A6! Bridge looks a bit awkward but we'll see how we go.
  5. Thewy come up on here secondhand fairly often. My preferred Dunlops is 67 for a 4 set!
  6. lownote

    LENX

    I bought a Cort A6 from Len. i wasnt super sure at first because he had like 1 post to his name. But then I read his Intro post and he seemed all right. Transaction went smoothly and he despatched the bass promptly. I haven't got it yet so if there's owt wrong with it I'll soon holler. But if I don't amend this post assume everything else went swingingly too.
  7. Apparently not. Good wall socket, good amp socket. Somehwere betweenthe otherwise new Amazon kettle lead failed, I guess
  8. Running a P bass clone with ToneRider pups on a KiOgon loom through a LM3 into a BF 210. Started getting bad hum and bad crackle but only when the tone knob is turned up. Turn it down (off) no issue. No obvious earthing issues. Tech couldn't find anything. Eventually replaced everything, including kettle lead which turned out to be problem. Can anyone explain why that might be?
  9. Hi Anyone got a steer on the best all round 6 string bass under say £500 secondhand? I have 3x experience of the Hohner B Bass VI but they come up rarely now and anyway, done that. My only other dig so far was around the Cort A6 and I'm getting vibes early ones weren't as a good as the later ones. Any other suggestions from personal experience? Thanks *NOW SORTED TNX*
  10. Dunlop flats... buying these will instantly give you bass superpowers and guarantee a lottery win. I love em
  11. Should find it's way into the BC quotes page
  12. Sorry, why didn't I read your first post. I am a muppet. Thanks
  13. Here's a JB40FL lined fretless with EMG active pickup upgrade. The same mod as outlined by Lobster in this video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2h5cZFDkUA. I bought the bass new and for the price (or for a good deal more) it's a peachy little thing, beautifully finished and with hardly a mark. The only downside is it's quite heavy at around 10.6 lbs. The active EMG upgrade gives much more depth to the pickup side of things and a hi-mass bridge donates more quality in that area too. Lovely figuring on the laurel 'board. The bass and the pups new are together close to £300, so I'm asking £185 posted. Fitted with D'Addario Chrome flats. Comes with a (very) basic gig bag.
  14. Just don't drop it. Mine slid out of its jacket, and afterwards made intermittent wingeing noises. My solution choice was spending more than its worth with that lot in Sheffield, or give it to a bloke in Norwich who charged me £30 to thump it with a length of 3x2 - which worked!
  15. I now have feedback from Beth, a 20 something barmaid at one of our gigs: "If I like the music I don't care how old the band is". So that's that answered.
  16. I am in a gigging 5 piece rock (n roll) band aged 67 to 78. I suspect we all secretly think we're still amazing super-doods, and despite the odd wrinkle, creak and groan we are no less spearheading the revolution than we were 60 years ago, and with music that was and is the mutts if only young people would wake up to it. An alternative view is that we're just relics of our era, no more or less, just as music hall and early ragtime were for us when we were young (it's about the about the same time gap). If you're a younger BCer, maybe in your twenties, how do you view us ageing rockers?
  17. Good on ya for chasing tone. I've only done this in the last few weeks and it's amazing (though I guess hardly surprising) what a difference even a tiny knob tweak can make. And pickup height off the strings. That's something I've never bothered with before but had to get involved with after fitting active EMG pups to a HB JB40FL. Their height is critical. Relief, string height off board, strings... so many factors.
  18. I have placed them with the Stoke place you mention - Sax Shack
  19. Me in my ripened fullness (my avatar is my great grandpa)
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  21. So a revisit to my solution, amended. Laptop support (amazon, IKEA), with long lip sawn and sanded down to clear Barefaced logo, four pot risers superglued to underside to clear sticky-out cab handle, Amazon non-slip mat on top to which the head sticks reasonably enough. A strapdown would remove any final doubt whether the head will part company
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