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  1. I It's my only bass now and pretty much does everything I need, I love it. I've just fitted flatwounds on it to see how it sounds. Not plugged in yet but I have a feeling I'm going to like it alot. I record a lot and have always found flats sound great in a mix and I think the full range of the MFD is going to really compliment flats.
  2. That's what I mean, just wondered if it might be the same one, they normally come with white, unless both previous owner's ordered a black one from g&l
  3. I've just seen a post by you on Peds sb-1 thread with a picture of your SB-2. Yours had the black pickguard that wasn't standard - is there a chance that I have your previous bass?
  4. Great stuff, they are great are they. The bass this one replaced had a honeymoon period of about 2 week's, but already can just tell this is the one. The setup on it was perfect so the previous owner must have fettled it nicely. I think the pickguard has been changed form stock as it is meant to be white with this finish, but I'm liking the black.
  5. Two NBD in a month! I traded an old Yamaha for a Squier CV Jazz V which I subsequently couldn't get on with and decided 4 strings is what I really want again. Sold the Jazz and a got me a lovely 2011 Bordeaux red G&L SB-2 Tribute. I was originally shooting for a mexican Fender P-bass, but realised I might miss having the jazz pickup for blending. After doing some research online and through searches on Basschat I thought the SB-2 tribute would actually be the one and I wasn't wrong. Loving the slim neck and the punchy pickups! Lack of tone control doesn't bother me, as I can always use some form of parametric EQ if I'm desperate, or just run the volumes lower. Definitely a good purchase and feels very well built and those pickups are superb. Anyone else have one of these?
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  7. I thought it might be something like that but didn't know the science behind it, that's good to know thanks. It's a 130 guage, so it's not exactly thin. Definitely a huge improvement not just in the B but the whole bass. I have shimmed guitars before but it's a lot more noticeable with this bass.
  8. Turns out after a few days I couldn't adjust to the low string being C, so I tuned it back to B but was getting increasingly frustrated with the sound and feel of it through, it sounded really dead and thuddy, even with a fairly high string height. Reinstalled string again to sanity check it wasn't twisted and set witness points again but issue the same. Neck was fitted properly so not a neck pocket issue. I had previously done a pretty thorough setup including lowering nut slots, setting relief and saddle's but thought best to go through it all again to troubleshoot the issue. The action was fine on E - A - D, but G string was still a bit high and couldn't go lower because it had run out of adjustment on saddle and was still a tad too high relative to the other strings. I decided to shim the neck at pocket end to get some adjustment back across all saddles and then take it from there. Doing this his has actually resolved two things. All the saddles are now able to be higher with the correct action so plenty of adjustment available and I could get G to where it needed to be. Also, I'm not sure if it's because of the new neck angle, but it has made the B string feel a bit more taut and I was able to get it's string height proportional to the other strings and it now sound's correct! It's not flapping and the notes sound tighter. I wasn't expecting to resolve the issue of the B with the shim, I did it more to sort gain more height on the saddles, but I'm very happy with the outcome!
  9. I know what you mean. I've actually played a 5 pretty much the whole time I've played bass. Around 1999 I got gifted an 80s Yamaha by my sister's fella while living away at uni, so I just kind of fell into using one, so when I bought a second bass around 2012 I opted for a 5 without thinking about it. I did eventually get into 4 strings, although I just have one of each now, a 4 and a 5, many have come and gone!
  10. Not a bad idea actually, though I think I'd miss the normal positions (EADG) for tracking anything in E standard. I tend to mostly treat the bass like I would a 4 when doing anything in standard but using the lower register for anything drop tuned. I definitely prefer the low B up tuned a semitone though
  11. Let's be honest, the low B on a bass can be a floppy little fella on the majority of basses. I've certainly found this. I got a new 5 string CV jazz bass and the low B was predictably a bit rubbish, but I do find five's useful for me because I only have one bass for recording and I record in various tunings - E standard all the way to Drop C. Which made me do an experiment recently which I'm quite happy with and can't believe I hadn't thought of it before. Tuning low B string up to C. The increase in tension has made it sound and feel better and I'm able to drop the saddle height a bit. It also sounds equal output when recorded now and none of the boominess. Recording bass lines over drop C is better now because rather than using a fretted C like I was doing before I've got a nice fat open C note. Obviously position switching is a bit confusing at first but I've got used to it. Anyone else ever done this? I know I could get a heavier guage B, but this seems like a useful way for me to repurpose the low "B" so it's infinitely more useable with current guage and may become the norm for me
  12. Haha, thank you. I'm not going to lie I still love the six string but something about playing bass again that's very deeply satisfying (must be the low end)
  13. First post for a while! When I play in a band I play bass, but as I've not been in a band for 8 year's I've predominantly just been playing guitar and occasional home recording, only picking up a bass to do the bass part's then putting it back in the rack. The band is reforming once we can after lockdown, so I wanted to get my bass chops back up again. The 80s tastic pointy yamaha I use as my main bass doesn't really inspire me to play it anymore so I advertised it on FB and got offered a lovely Squier CV 70s 5 string Jazz bass which I picked up last week. Setup on it was horrendous, but after a full setup including nut dressing, truss rod and saddle adjustment it plays very well indeed and has really got me back into playing and practicing! I will putting more time into bass now as well as six string now as it's made me appreciate the bass again. I've done my first mod to it, installing a push pull switch to change from series to parallel. I once hard wired a jazz bass copy that I also own like that and it's a nice sound so wanted that option. Overall very happy with it. Anyone else got one of these? Any recommendations of other worthwhile mods? Pickups sound ok to me but might still look to change at some point.
  14. Anyone local ish fancy swapping a Westfield Jazz bass for a Westfield P-bass? I've just recently acquired a 5 string Jazz so don't need but would love to swap straight for a Westfield bass if anyone has one? It's in good condition, no dings just a few marks. Is currently fitted with Fender flatwounds which are about 9 year's old and still sounding very good! Based in Wigan, could meet local ish.
  15. Hi, Shamelessly aiming this at Sibob who I know is/was employee at Focusrite- I bought a 2i2 ages ago and have only just decided tonight to register it and install some bundled plugins and also managed to get a license for Ableton 9 lite. I notice there is a bundle for some Softube plugins, but on the Softube site it refers back to Focusrite site but page cannot be displayed. Is this bundle no longer available? I did have to jump through a couple of hoops to get my Ableton licence as they needed proof I owned the device so didn't know if I had to do something similar with them? Thanks ! Greg
  16. Thanks Ill check out the G&L PTB as well I have seen videos on someone using that before and it seems very useful. I'm assuming that the amount of cut will depend on the size of the cap being used?
  17. Technically a query about a guitar, but I'm wondering if anyone can help. I've just aquired a Hagstrom Ulstra Swede guitar which is HH with 1 vol, 1 tone and a coil split switch. The split coil sound isn't that great but a mod I would love to do is to rewire this switch if possible so it is a passive bass cut instead, in a similiar vane to the "dry-switch" that is found on Yamaha Revstar. Ive not been able to find a clear wiring diagram on how to do this online, I was wondering if anyone might know how to and what capacitors etc I would need? Thanks Greg EDIT: - AS soon as I posted I think I may have found the answer to my problem - using the bass cut wiring to replace the current coil split wiring
  18. Greggo

    NGD - Sheridan A150

    The honeymoon period was short with this one - Since getting it I end up trading it straight up for a squier standard telecaster!
  19. The fact its got a glued in neck (from an accuracy of the guitar its copying point of view) is a bonus. Often these Hondos have bolt on's for their 335 / Les Paul styles. Good find
  20. NGD - Sheridan A150 , which is a copy of a Les Paul Junior Doublecut . Aquired following the sale of an acoustic for a decent sum of cash, but i saw this having known a little bit about the brand I took a punt and it is excellent. Single P90, set neck. Sheridan were like a sister brand of Westfield, but seemingly with better electronics and this apparantly sports an EMG-HZ dog ear P90. It needs new strings and a setup, but its a great litttle guitar and has a really raw sound to it. Anyone had much experience with these or indeed the Westfield LP Junior DC (which it basically is the same thing as)?
  21. This data sounds are getting really bad. I have installed all the correct drivers for sound graphics etc but the same problem is occurring. The ground loop is pretty much rectified but even when recording low gain especially with single coils getting this dreadful high pitch sound that sometimes goes off for a second then comes back on. I turn WiFi off and it remains. If I point the pickups directly at laptop keyboard it gets really noisey so it's definitely something internal, but really strange how it's got really bad following Windows reinstall!
  22. Thanks all some great suggestions there. I've got a feeling that the drivers could potentially be culprit so I'm going to get the model specific drivers and replace in case any generic drivers have been used on this build of the laptop build. Other than that there has been no change of room, no change of power supply etc, so I'm thinking the re-image of laptop is the cuplrit. Its the increase in data noise that is annoying as the power supply hum I can deal with by simply unplugging when recording. Stangely if I do something on the laptop like turn the wi-fi off, the data noises stop for a second then carry on.
  23. Nothing - silence until a guitar is plugged in it is almost certainly the pickups picking up something, it's better with humbuckers but real bad with single coils. I did reinstall Windows that is the only change that I can think of?!
  24. It's just the laptop plugged into a 4 way and the interface I'm using is USB powered. It was absolutely fine but just seems last few days this humming occurred. I thought the adapter was bad but after changing it same issue.
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