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About Etienne

  • Birthday 16/10/78
  1. Feedback for Mike.Kennedy

    I just took delivery of a Gallien-Krueger MBX 112 cab from Mike this morning- an excellent seller, just as others have said!

  3. Feedback for Gareth Hughes

    Gareth just took delivery of my K&K Bassmax pickup- he paid quickly and was a pleasure to deal with!
  4. Feedback for Rick's Fine '52

    Rick took delivery of a pair of Jazz Bass pickup covers from me this afternoon, and was an absolute gentleman to deal with! I was only asking £2 for them both including the postage, but Rick insisted on throwing in a bit of extra cash to make it worth my while... a small, but massively appreciated gesture He's one of the good guys people, deal with total confidence! Etienne
  5. This is a superb pickup, which I'm only selling as I upgraded to the K&K Rockabilly Plus system (based on the same Bassmax pickup) a couple of months ago for a tour, and this hasn't seen any use since. The pickup is in very good functional and cosmetic condition. I've strategically reinforced the cabling neatly with black heatshrink tubing, to give more strain relief and to make it a bit more roadworthy (e.g. when swapping between instruments), so it's all ready to go to work. I'm looking for just £45 for this, including UK postage. No offers please! ***EDIT: NOW SOLD*** Please PM me with any inquiries/questions, and thanks for looking. Etienne
  6. ***SOLD*** Found these whilst having a recent clear-out... I bought them on Ebay a while back, thinking I was getting a neck/bridge cover set, but ended up with two neck covers instead... Both covers are unused. External dimensions for both are identical: 92mm width, 19mm length, 19mm depth. Yours for two quid posted! No offers please PM me if interested, thanks! Etienne
  8. [quote name='silverfoxnik' timestamp='1502039533' post='3348907'] All good thanks Etienne; hope you are doing well too? �� [/quote] All's well here in Liverpool, thanks for asking!
  9. [quote name='zomnius' timestamp='1502035823' post='3348877'] wow this is a serious beauty. love the paddouk since Aria's SB... [/quote] It really is a beauty! It's hard to capture the true colour, but the second row of photos from the top gives you a pretty good idea
  10. [quote name='silverfoxnik' timestamp='1502024665' post='3348795'] Lovely bass in superb condition for it's age, excellent for sale advert and a very honest and long-standing Basschatter... What's not to like? �� GLWTS [/quote] Thanks for the props Nik! Hope you're well
  11. [quote name='gary mac' timestamp='1502024095' post='3348787'] This is a superb instrument, someone will be very happy. Glad you got the buzz sorted out, I can't believe I got that wrong. [/quote] It is indeed Gary- you know the instrument far better than I do! The buzz was a really easy fix once my flatmate and I worked out what the source of it was- to be honest, you did a grand job putting it back together, so a couple of crossed wires is not a big deal
  12. [left]***NOW SOLD: 15/08/17***[/left] [left][size=4][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]1981 Wal MK I Custom, complete with original brown ABS hardcase. Serial Number P.B.1620.[/font][/color][/size][/left] [left][size=4][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]I bought this lovely instrument from Basschat’s very own Gary Mac (see his advert here: [url="http://basschat.co.uk/topic/301050-now-sold-wal-custom-1981-four-string/"]http://basschat.co.u...81-four-string/[/url]) back in early March this year, having coveted my very own Wal for about twenty years. I’m [/font][/color][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]very [/font][/color][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]happy to have ticked t[/font][/color][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]he [/font][/color][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]box on the bucket list and [/font][/color][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]to have been its custodian for a while, but regrettably due to new life priorities, the time has come to move it on...[/font][/color][/size][/left] [left][size=4][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Aside from home use and a couple of trips to the studio (under a watchful eye), the bass has barely seen any action since I purchased it, so condition-wise it’s pretty much exactly as it was- it’s always stored in the case when not in use.[/font][/color][/size][/left] [left][size=4][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]There are some signs of user wear (as to be expected from its 36-year lifespan)[/font][/color][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif], but nothing out of the ordinary for an instrument that’s been played regularly over the passing decades. The frets are still in good shape, and [/font][/color][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]al[/font][/color][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]l [/font][/color][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]the [/font][/color][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]hardware functions as intended. The truss rod operates smoothly and effectively. I will include a pair of Allen keys in the sale to enable truss rod, bridge and pickup adjustments to be made easily by the new owner. [/font][/color][/size][/left] [left][size=4][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Since taking ownership, I have replaced the original Wal strap buttons with Dunlop Dual-Design straplock buttons[/font][/color][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]- both [/font][/color][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]the[/font][/color][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]se[/font][/color][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif] and [/font][/color][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]the[/font][/color][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif] original parts are[/font][/color][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif] included in the sale, [/font][/color][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]and [/font][/color][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]the [/font][/color][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Dunlop[/font][/color][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif] mounting hardware is completely unused and ready for installation on your own strap. The bass is currently strung with used but good condition D’Addario XLs, 45-105 gauge.[/font][/color][/size][/left] [left][size=4][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]The bass was signed off by Pete The Fish, and is a beautiful example of an early PB serial ‘sandwich’ MK[color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif] [/font][/color]I.[/font][/color][/size][/left] [left][size=4][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]The body alone is made from nine pieces, and features padauk front & rear facings, and triple-laminates of walnut/[/font][/color][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]m[/font][/color][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]aple/[/font][/color][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]walnut (I think- please correct me if I’m wrong!) underneath these, either side of the mahogany core.[/font][/color][/size][/left] [left][size=4][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]The neck is constructed with what looks to be hornbeam in the centre-block, with mahogany stringers, maple outer blocks, and a rosewood fingerboard (there’s no mention of the fingerboard on the build label, but it’s more than likely to be Indian rosewood). Considering the heavy-duty construction and materials, the weight is quite reasonable at 10lbs 10oz/4.8kg.[/font][/color][/size][/left] [left][size=4][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]The bass feels comfortable to wear with a wide strap and balances well.[/font][/color][/size][/left] [left][size=4][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Being an early MK I, this bass features a master volume control with a built in on/off switch, as well as the usual ‘pick attack’ control. The electronics are in full working order throughout[/font][/color][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif], having been thoroughly inspected by [/font][/color][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]my flatmate[/font][/color][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif], who is a professiona[/font][/color][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]l [/font][/color][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]electronics[/font][/color][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif] [/font][/color][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]builder/[/font][/color][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]repair[/font][/color][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]er [/font][/color][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]of good repute. [/font][/color][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]A buzzing issue noted shortly after buying the bass was traced to a pair of reversed wires on the XLR socket, and easily rectified. [/font][/color][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]In preparation for the sale, I have[/font][/color][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif] [/font][/color][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]also [/font][/color][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]had [/font][/color][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]him replace[/font][/color][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif] [/font][/color][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]the pair of [/font][/color][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]aging [/font][/color][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]electrolytic capacitors on the lower circuit board [/font][/color][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]([/font][/color][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]by[/font][/color][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif] the transformer[/font][/color][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif])[/font][/color][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif], [/font][/color][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]with [/font][/color][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]modern [/font][/color][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]premium-[/font][/color][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]grade caps of[/font][/color][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif] equiv[/font][/color][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]al[/font][/color][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]ent spec… the original caps will be supplied in the sale as evidence of the work done.[/font][/color][/size][/left] [left][size=4][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]The[color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif] [/font][/color]case is in good working order, and has done its job well over the decades. [/font][/color][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]One minor issue is that the right-hand [/font][/color][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]catch is faulty, [/font][/color][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]but it still [/font][/color][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]latches[/font][/color][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif] [/font][/color][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]OK- there’s just a knack to doing it which I’m happy to demonstrate to the new owner, as was taught to me.[/font][/color][/size][/left] [left][size=4][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]I’m looking for [s][b]£3600[/b][/s][b] SOLD[/b] for this lovely instrument- the price is absolutely firm, so no offers please. I am looking for a straight cash sale only, so unfortunately I cannot consider trades or part exchanges either.[/font][/color][/size][/left] [left][size=4][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Collection from Liverpool City Centre and payment by bank transfer is strongly preferred- I can provide a quality rig for potential buyers to audition the bass through, and I make a great cup of tea! Alternatively, I would be prepared to deliver this in person to most places within the UK mainland if my travel expenses are met.[/font][/color][/size][/left] [left][size=4][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]I am reluctant to ship this overseas due to the high value, but I will consider arranging this[color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif] [/font][/color]at the buyer’s expense, providing that it is insured at its full value.[/font][/color][/size][/left] [left][size=4][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Please PM me with any inquiries or questions you may have… thanks very much for looking.[/font][/color][/size][/left] [left][size=4][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Etienne[/font][/color][/size][/left]
  13. Feedback for ANTHOMP

    Just taken delivery of Antony's Bergantino HD210- a nice and easy deal for a superb cab! Good comms, and the goods arrived very well-packed and as described... great stuff ☺️
  14. Feedback for Giulio

    Giulio recently bought a Darkglass Vintage Microtubes pedal from me, and it was a pleasure to deal with him! Excellent communication from him throughout the process, and he paid precisely when he said he would too- was also happy to cover the additional shipping costs to courier the goods to him in Italy. It's rare that I deal with BC members outside of the UK, but I'm glad I gave this friendly Italian guy the benefit of the doubt! Recommended
  15. Feedback for whentbass

    Michael just bought a Nordstrand pickup from me- another straightforward deal done on BC!