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Lfalex v1.1

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  • Birthday 18/04/1973

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    Fun little 30 bass comparison

    That's a very valid point. I own a Warwick Infinity SN4. And it can sound amazing. To me, it's all about balancing the JJ at the bridge against the J at the neck and setting the treble EQ accordingly. It doesn't sound much like the one in the vid, that's for sure!
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    Check out this stunning bass!

    Nice to see something different!
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    Fun little 30 bass comparison

    I'll have; Smith BSR 5 TN Warwick Infinity SN4 The Vigier. But I may be biased...
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    I use the tap tempo reverb on my Korg Pandora (for headphone practice) almost permanently. I don't use a lot, just a smidge to help it slot into the mix of whatever I'm playing along to. This extends to my EUB also. Can't comment on DB, as I don't have one.
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    Clear B string

    The best B strings I have are not on the instruments you might expect; NS Design NS-CR5 electric upright 10 String Rosewood Chapman stick Both, however, are well-designed and well-constructed, and are of longer than average scale length; 42 inches and 36 inches respectively.
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    I always think they look best if they "echo" the appearance and curvature of the fretboard, as though it's meant to be there (The Ibanez GWBs exemplify this, and so do the Zon Manring Hyperbass, but for a different reason! )
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    Cleaning Strings with an Ultrasonic Cleaner

    Did you use water in the ultrasonic cleaner? Iso-propyl alcohol might be good, depending on how much your cleaner holds. Check if it's a fire hazard if used in a such a cleaner, though!
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    The bass centre wapping!

    I bought a ton of gear there, some of which I still have. The place was a revelation when first I visited. Grant, Nick, Alex and Chris were great. They'd set you up with a suitable amp and just let you get on with it. None of this "Please can I try..." "Just help yourself, mate!" Not what I was used to at all! One bass did get away; a Ken Smith 6er. Should've bought it, but took a Steamer LX6 instead. I bought a Stingray 5 fretless (Alnico) there. Superb instrument, but just didn't gel with it. All the others stayed for many, many years.
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    Dan armstrong plexiglass original model

    Maybe one of the UK based string manufacturers could make a set of strings with smaller ball-ends? Newtone, for example.
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    The Proper Way To Give Notice To Your Band

    Last band I was in, the guitarist kind of held sway. He was royally rude to the organiser of a charity event we played at. After we played, I went over to said organiser whilst the guitarist was talking to them, apologized for his behaviour, and quit right there and then. The drummer was there, too, and quit as well, for the same reason. Not exactly professional, but I wasn't discourteous. Nor was the drummer.
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    Golden Age of Stingrays?

    Can't recall ever playing a duff one, to be honest, though some variations on the theme by other manufacturers can be quite good fun, too. (G&L ASAT, Warwick $$, Warwick Pro M and Masterman in various body styles)
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    De-Frett - Is it worth it?

    Does that £298 include cutting the holes for the tuners... Because if it doesn't and you mess it up... That's £298 down the drain..