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  1. Hi Owen, long time no see I remember Humph playing a dark green Fender, but I thought it was a Precision. Then again knowing Humph he may have had a matching Jazz.
  2. Okay, that's it - I'm going to leave it, there are too many question marks......... Thanks everyone, it's been a lesson in the dangers of buying used Fenders without provenance.
  3. Thanks again It's advertised as USA but I'm not sure the vvt is correct for a 62 reissue. I will ask the seller for more details and a photo of the back of the head stock - I wonder if the US reissues had an extra strap button there, (I believe the Jap ones did).
  4. Thanks P.S. There is a photo on the listing with the neck removed, showing the numbers 1/16/85 and the serial number on the neck plate looks to start with V. But I thought the '62 reissues had stack knobs - is this not the case? Are these series of basses generally regarded well or not and does the price seem reasonable?
  5. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/263559001702?ul_noapp=true Can anyone tell me if this is a genuine item? Zooming in on the photo of the headstock, seems to show the logo sticker applied over the lacquer and I'm not sure it is the correct logo for the period. Any advice gratefully received.
  6. You might like TIs from what you say, if you can get along with the low tension.
  7. [quote name='jimbaby' timestamp='1448971374' post='2919644'] I bought one of these, fantastic for the money, £69. [url="http://www.dv247.com/guitars/jandd-jb-mini-4-string-mini-bass-guitar-black--214224"]http://www.dv247.com...r-black--214224[/url] [/quote] That looks smart - how does it play and is it heavy?
  8. Thanks, I would love to play one of those.
  9. [quote name='MrWalker' timestamp='1450268420' post='2931149'] It's the bass I have with the least cross-talk between notes. [/quote] What does this mean please?
  10. if you like TIs why not get the short scale version?
  11. [quote name='Roland Rock' timestamp='1447169248' post='2905469'] I use an Avalon U5 pre > Crest CA9 power amp > Barefaced Super Twin [/quote] Thanks - I would love to compare that 1800w to my puny 500w rig
  12. [quote name='Roland Rock' timestamp='1447143340' post='2905129'] I play with a deep, clean tone,and this needs more power than usual. I've tried various amps ranging from 100w (valve) to 440w (ss) to 900w (class d) None have come close to the tone that I get (at gigging volume) with my "overkill" 1800w SS amp All of these amps can do gigging volume, but it's about the tone. [/quote] What is the "overkill" 1800w SS amp you use and what cab(s) do you use with it? I also play with a deep, clean reggae tone and I'm quite happy with my Markbass LM11 into 2x15" cabs, but it lacks the sheer oomph of a big rig.
  13. [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vh_Qg4CbM8Q&ab[/media]
  14. Growl can come from the pick ups and some basses have it regardless of outboard signal processing. Adjusting the pick up to be closer to the strings may increase growl. Over wound pick ups may also help and there are custom replacement pick ups that may do the job.
  15. Hi Paul, Yes, I think the EBs are quite high tension but the main thing I remember was that they were too bright sounding for me. They are similar to Chromes and they are my least favourite after Rotosounds, which I don't like at all. [quote]Ideally im looking for low-ish tension and a nice growl but retaining good initial thump [/quote] It's the deep thump I find lacking in TIs and P Golds, I put it down to them being nickel but I haven't tried higher gauge Golds yet - sounds like I should give them a go I find different flats suit different basses and also different styles of music. My favourites for reggae and soul are medium/heavy GHS, Fender or Picatos, I also have some La Bella 760 FLs to try. I like TIs or lighter Pyramid Golds for jazz or funk and they're both great for fretless, but the low tension is annoying on fretted bass because I play with a heavy touch. I also have some DR Highbeam flats 45-105 which are very similar to GHS or Picatos - all great strings but hard on the fingers. The main thing with all flats IMO is to give them time - they sound and feel better with age.
  16. Hi, We've swapped strings before in the search for our ideal flats I've got a set of Ernie Ball custom gauge flats 55 75 90 110 if you're interested in a trade? Steve.
  17. [color=#333333][font=Roboto, arial, sans-serif][size=3] [/size][/font][/color][color=#333333][font=Roboto, arial, sans-serif][size=3]Top Ranking - love it [/size][/font][/color]
  18. Thanks, I used the configurator to decide what I would have if I could: [attachment=203079:fender jazz.png]
  19. [quote name='RickyV' timestamp='1444914869' post='2887278'] Hi. I have a JB-20 and a PB-20, both dekos incidentally but both are excellent basses for the money. Regarding the necks, the JB-20 neck is most definitely slimmer than the PB-20 (dont know whether the necks on the PB-20 and PB-50 are any different tho). The JB-20 is 3.7cm at the nut whilst the P is 4cm at the nut. [/quote] Thanks - I've got a couple of other questions about the JB-20 - What is it like weight wise and how is the tone? I use flatwound strings and only the neck pick up with the tone rolled off for a deep, smooth reggae sound. [quote][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Oops I should edit that! Sold it last week, for a bit more than £50 though [/font][/color] [color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif] [/font][/color][/quote] Ah well - worth a try..
  20. [quote name='Andytre' timestamp='1444912973' post='2887244'] i've clearly been buying dekos for too long as £75 for a bass seems to much! [/quote] Do you sell them cheap too? I'll give you £50 for your Schecter
  21. The dekos seem to go very fast - I've watched but never managed to nab one. £75 isn't too much too risk and I could even send it back for a refund if I don't like it.
  22. Does [color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]"modern C-shaped neck" mean thick?[/font][/color] [color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]I had a Squier CV Jazz that was described as having a [/font][/color][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]"modern C-shaped neck" and it was slim and very similar to a mid 60s Fender.[/font][/color] [color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]The HB PB-50 had a very thick, un-Jazz like neck, I wonder if it's the same neck on the JB-20.[/font][/color] [color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Edit:[/font][/color] [color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Just had this encouraging reply to the same question on TB - [/font][/color] [quote]I don't know how close they resemble Fender necks but the neck on the JB models are slimmer and thinner than the PB necks.[/quote] Looks like I'll have to buy one to find out
  23. So many beautiful basses - so little time..
  24. [quote name='jazzyvee' timestamp='1441320409' post='2858002'] I have a bass that I use exclusively for reggae and the round wound strings on it... [/quote] Have you tried flats?
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