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  1. Selling my P bass as I'm now 100% six string. Great tool in great nick, assembled by me and a Norwich based pro tech to suit my precise need in a blues fusion band. What you get is a quality almost 30 year old* Squier P bass neck on an Affinity lightweight body. It's not a JV neck but not much later, so still pretty good quality. Plays like a buttery dream (of course). The electrons get to trundle through a KiOgon loom into a Tonerider pickup. Rosewood board on maple neck, black body with a lovely dark red scratch plate. Dunlop straplocks. I'm not sure I want to sell so I'm not posting, it's collection only from near Diss in the middle of East Anglia. I might deliver up to say 10 miles. You're welcome to try out through my Markbass rig. Up for £200 inc Hercules stand shown. (* Neck serial number S 1***** would suggest a Korean build around 1991. Please correct me if you know different. )
  2. lownote12

    What router do you use?

    BT... fast broadband, no issue.
  3. On a broader front, although few if any of us are cardiologists, several of us have what risk communicators call 'situated knowledge', that is where a lay person acquires a certain amount of specialist knowledge gleaned from their own experience and talks with doctors because it's relevant to them. Mining that, as you've done, can be very helpful and hopefully you've found some of the above informative. What's not good of course is to regard that situated knowledge as necessarily applicable in your case. For that you need a grownup.
  4. lownote12

    Tuning - which order?

    C - B for tuning. But B-C when setting string heights. No logic, other than that the higher strings seem to allow a more precise tuning, whereas E and especially B are a bit more random.
  5. Two other things to consider. One is that if you had minimum symptoms the risk signals may not be there to warn you to take it easy. You may feel fine, you may not be fine. Second, the drugs may impose their own limitations. For example beta blockers cap your heart rate and if you force the heart to push those limits by exerting hard you can do damage. A couple of weeks is way too early to be trying to get back to normal. I was very similar to you and told not to work (non physical) for a month. Dep those gigs and in future find a way of making bass playing easy as possible.
  6. Ah, you might have got away with angioplaster, but how much damage was done when your cardial infarcted? That's the kicker. Angioplastery is all about what's needed to keep your cardio pipes open. That's quite irrelevant to your recovery regime, which is predicated on the damage done. If it was me I'd discuss this openly with the cardios but expect them not to play bass and in particular don't expect too much in the way of expert judgement from the rehab nurses. Then I'd slap some flats on me electric, turn off any actives, play over the neck pup and pretend you're a DB player. Until you're totally back to normal. FWIW I'm having the same discussion with them about paragliding and my ticker kicked off last May.
  7. That. Totally depends on the severity of your HA. Long spectrum from a serious kick in the ventricles to barely more than a warning. You're two weeks from it which isn't long and recovery regime will totally depends on where in the spectrum you are. I was told to build up steadily and don't mollycoddle yourself too much. The secret is to avoid sudden changes in exertion levels and not to strain yourself. Can't see playing DB is going to do either unless you're pretty bad anyway. Worries me that you say you find a DB a physical challenge. In what way?
  8. If you do it regularly you soon get to eyeball it close enough. Playing styles vary so much it's not really that critical to 1/1000 inch. It takes me a second to assess my relief by eye and if I check with a measuring tool I'm always pretty accurate.
  9. you may need a capo or friend's finger to provide the 1st string clamp
  10. If you have them, that's easiest and accurate. I go for .3mm. But a lot of people just hold the E string down at the last and first frets and run a business card between the 8th fret and string.
  11. I'd strongly agree with test before twist. it's really not that big a change.
  12. lownote12

    Hi Basschat

    you're just evaluating us for compliance, int'cha
  13. lownote12

    Funk advice - stick to the bassline or busk it?

    I'm the OP. Perhaps slightly cart before horse I've now put my question to the highly skilled singer and band director who runs the funk club in question. Her answer? "... it's all about the pocket and locking in with the drummer. So yes, improvise but your rhythm needs to be tight." But I can't help feeling those BCers who've said well known bass lines are important have a point too. Ah, whatever. I think my natural level is blues, life's so much easier. Roots and ghost notes and a meaningful bass face, as if I have bad constipation, should get me through.
  14. lownote12

    Best Female Bassists - Top 25

    wasn't the inventor famously turned down by the Dragons for investment?