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  1. "man who hits drums" - fantastic! I reckon the mods should add this to the swear filter when anyone types "drummer". Although it may need to be "person who hits drums" in the interests of equality....
  2. I have a couple of these Indonesian P5s with Jazz pickups. Someone told me at the time they were that config because no one could do a 5 string split coil pickup on the cheap at the time. Not sure if that was true or a load of cobblers. I have modded both of mine. The first, I got Andy at Wizard to make me some new Jazz pickups to slot in the holes. It took two goes, as he reckoned both the bridge and neck dimensions were the same as the thinner neck one on a 4 string Jazz! He told me the second set he made would be weaker due to having to widen the blade to cover the extra width but they were still monster to me and better than the stock ones. The second one, I got the body routed with a big square hole under the scratchplate and tried to fit an EMG P6 set that a BC member had taken off his Shuker made P5. I assume Jon Shuker had used the P6 set instead of the P5 due to issues with placement as no matter how I placed them under the strings, I couldn't get the B without some some sort of fade or loss of attack. I ended up buying a second P6 set brand new as a punt in case there was a fault (when I was once flush) and it sorted that, but now I have the same issues with the G string on the other side. I gave up in the end as I couldn't be bothered to keep filing the custom scratchplate I had made to let me move them around. One day I will have another look at it! I ended up loaning my Wizard one to a mate's young son and it doesn't appear to be coming back. I must chase that up!
  3. I think they look amazing, but when I have tried other friend's basses with them on, the gap between the two covers is not normally big enough for my chunky mitts to fit between. I did ask @Painy where he got his from when I was working on one of my P5 projects, but after he told me that saga, I didn't bother any further......
  4. 3 is in Milwaukee and 4 is in Wisconsin, so a bit far to travel for me.... 😉
  5. I was all about drums and learned to play them to a fairly good standard and was in several bands in my early teens. However, I was listening to a lot of funk, soul and Acid Jazz at the time, but most bands I was in the bass player was the most rubbish guitarist that had been "demoted", so was not getting to play in bands along to amazing basslines like I was hearing on records. My epiphany moment was watching The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour film and watching Paul play those funky bass notes at the start of I Am The Walrus. I just thought he looked so much cooler than Ringo and to quote @skankdelvar, I was surely much more likely to get laid if I switched to bass. Well, I went straight out and bought a cheap battered 4 stringer as soon as my paper round money could cover it. 28 years later, I'm still waiting to have ladies fall at my feet after I've vibrated their sexual organs.....
  6. Mickey's Monkey Spunk Poutine Moped just doesn't have the same comedy ring to it......
  7. Also, to answer your original question I missed, there are two battery compartments because (as far as I understand it) the active circuit is an 18V one (2x9v batteries). They are not two separate batteries for powering different things.
  8. I bought mine second hand so I don't know if the strings on it were the factory originals. Are they roundwounds, or flats? I find flatwounds often have a sticky coating on them when new which can make them feel dry and rubber like on your fingers.
  9. I would boost the bass control and switch the switch. You will hear the difference as it is a mighty range of boost when in active mode! EDIT: The three way EQ only works in active mode. Either that or take the batteries out and see which way still works. This will be passive.
  10. I once met a bloke who was making a tidy living being sent in to "rescue" failing pubs, with locals glad to see him come in and save their local tavern. All the while he would slowly (over a year or 18 months) run it into the ground so the investors could drive out regulars and tenants, then knock it down or turn it into flats. All he had to do was shrug and say "I tried", then move on to the next one. He was obviously loving the money he was making, but I could tell his conscience was eating at him. I got the impression he had started with them with the best intentions of saving pubs, but soon found out the real nature of the beast. Before doing that, he was genuinely saving pubs on a smaller scale on his own.
  11. I'm getting serious deja vu - I am pretty sure there was an identical thread about 6 months ago - cocktail bar, about the same cash. I'm guessing whoever took the gig didn't hack it for too long..... Either that or I dreamt it and am Nostrodamus of Bass Chat....
  12. That is one way to relic an instrument.......
  13. Funnily enough, the "Fine, I don't have to play, I can happily go home" is usually my ace card, and is often brought out as a last resort to get a reaction/results. However, I much prefer stomping about and "accidentally" squashing a few toes on the way through. They are actually all very lovely people, I just don't think their brains allow them to consider that the parking space might be more useful for the drummer with a load of heavy kit than them with their little trumpet or flute in its case.
  14. I play in a concert band (brass/woodwind). Lovely people, but regularly wind me up. If a gig has restricted parking, the flute or sax players will park right up against the venue doors with no access near or through cars for me, drums or percussion with the heavy gear. One local event every year we get allocated 3 spaces near to where we play for bass, drums and percussion, but every year I get there and someone else in the band has blagged the three spaces. If I'm one of the last ones there, they will have set up in their semicircles on stage with no access through the chairs/music stands/mutes/spit rags etc for me to get my gear through to the back. They just look at you blankly when it is obvious you need to get through and your arms are about to burst having carried it all half a mile from the nearest available parking space. They also regularly forget to tell the event organisers that I need electricity, or when there is some the band won't move in a bandstand so I'm exposed when the rain starts. I find bluntness, shouting, and ramming fingers and toes with my gear tends to work well.......
  15. For those from the North East - as a rotund ginger kid with glasses, I often used to get likened to local newsreader Mike Neville. Not really a musician, but I did have his "Larn Yersel Geordie" LP he made with George House. "Geordie hurt his leg. He went to the doctor. The doctor said it was healing well, and he should be walking soon. Walk? Geordie says, Aah cannat even waaaaalk!!"
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