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  1. Hej och välkommen, WarrenD! "Tjena" is short for "tjänare" and means servant. Originally something like "I am your humble servant", but it has been degraded to something that sounds like a sneeze. I prefer the allround accepted "Hej!", that means "Hello!". All the best, Roger in Norrköping, Sweden
  2. I've had one; one of the basses I miss. Stupid, stupid me...! Good luck with the sale!
  3. Nice bass! Here is a simple solution for your "dusty bookshelf situation": place the books at the outer edge of the shelves; then you won't see the dust.
  4. My two "new" best friends, but the worst enemies of my back: The Super Bassman with 810 Neo cab, and the 100T with a "Fenderized" Hughes & Kettner QS810L that used to tour with the Swedish hard rock group Europe... The club setup: 100T and 115 Neo (can also be used with the Super Bassman). I bought this cab from knicknack here on BC and had it shipped for a very modest price to Sweden. Sometimes I use the Monique in front, but that is sheer luxury.
  5. Yep! Bigrig 5 in lefty version, but in a 6 string format to reach over, since fan fret makes the "diagonal length" greater than across the strings. Also an NP5. One thing I didn't like with the Dingwalls was the switching system. I wanted the ability to mix pickups, not just switch. Another thing that makes the Payson more like a Fender is the body thickness; Dingwall makes their basses thinner to cut weight, but it also cuts tone. The Super P5 is also modified; I took out the rather useless "dual way tone pot", where you rolled out the mids in one direction (smiley face) and rolled off the highs in the other the ordinary way. Taking out the mids is taking out the P from a P-bass. On both my P5 and P4 I have Stellartone Tonestylers, the very best retrofit for ANY P-bass. Period. My Dingwall Super J4 has also been modified: switching system out and a J-Retro Deluxe in.
  6. It is lovely! Here it is with its brother-in-arms:
  7. I've always liked the 19 mm (3/4") spacing that Fender basses have, and I want the same on five and six strings too. The first really good five string I got was a Lakland 55-94 Deluxe that felt at home immediately. Later on I favoured fan fret basses and got my first Dingwalls. But - they had 18 mm spacing, so they didn't feel exactly how I wanted them to feel. Later on I got the Dingwall Super J5, which had 19 mm spacing, but also a shorter scale. Well, after reducing the sauce I found my five string of choice, a Payson Supercharger PJ. 19 mm spacing , 37" - 34" scale, all passive and in every other aspect an old school bass, all to my liking, since I am kind of old school too, closer to my statistic age of death than my exam.
  8. My two five string fan fret basses: Payson Supercharger PJ5 with Payson roundwound strings, and Dingwall Super P5 with Thomastik Jazz Flats, ordinary long scale set (34") is enough for a medium scale Dingwall. Payson: 37" - 34" and Dingwall:35" - 32"
  9. Nice looking bass! Hadn't I just bought me a five string... Not at all looking like an 18th century piece of furniture, like many Drozd basses tend to... More a tool of trade. GLWTS!
  10. I bought this fabulous combo from a friend, when he got rid of some surplus studio equipment, and got it WAY too cheap. EBS Neo Gorm 212.
  11. THOMASTIC FLATS, hmm ... Everyone knows that most string producers tend to omit the important information how long the practical string length is. Thomastik Infeld is not only bad at informing, they are also completely unwilling to answer if asked. Sauerkraut! Well, I was in contact with Brink's Music in Katrineholm, Sweden, as I work a dozen stone throws from there. They could tell that the string lengths on a Long Scale set can actually be used on many basses with 35 " scale, if not strung through the body. Here are the actual lengths: From the ball end to the beginning of the silk wrap. G - 96 cm = 37.79" D - 95.5 cm = 37.6" A - 96 cm = 37.8" E - 93.5 cm = 36.8" B - 94 cm = 37" I wanted to use their Jazz Flats on a Dingwall Super P5 with 32 "- 35" mens watch, which worked great, as seen here:
  12. I am a fan(!) of fan fretted instruments, and found the perfect passive allround bass earlier this year: a Payson Supercharger bass with Nordstrand BigRig and NP5 pickups. Everything from modern to really old school in one instrument.
  13. Nope! There is a smaller - and uglier - model that is short scale:
  14. Is this the same model as the ones made in the 80's? Does it have adjustable truss rod?
  15. Lucky buyer! This bass looks like something you could end a good dinner with: vanilla ice cream, chocolate ripple, strong coffee... Mmmmm!
  16. I played my 37" - 34" fan fret Payson bass. It sounded HUGE. The bass was nearly zero in the PA.
  17. I hope someone has a camera...
  18. For tomorrow's gig I asked my guitard: "Shall I use one or two?" Without hesitation he said "TWO!" That demands an explanation. We are gigging on one of the town's bigger stages, with massive PA support. Massive! Still, it is nice to have a lot of air pressure behind the back, so I go for a twin 810 setup with two tube heads. Necessary? Heck no! Will it feel good and look good? Absolutely! They are not identical, but close enough. I have to work a bit with getting the cabs equally high. Just for visual appearance. The Super Bassman into Bassman 810 Neo, daisy-chained to Bassman 100T into Hughes & Kettner 810, masked as a Fender cab. Jule Amps Monique in front of everything. This is surely the first and last time I do a stupid thing like this, but I can always blame the guitard: "You said I should!!!" 😁😁😁
  19. Does it have Fender spacing or Scott Devine spacing?
  20. During the last trembling minutes before the United Kingdom leaves the European Union I bought a Fender Bassman 115 Neo cab from Paddy; I feared for an expensive and loooong journey from there to here, Sweden, that is, but lo and behold: shipping £47 and here today on Friday, sent on Tuesday the same week. Astonishing! Anyway, the cab arrived in the same condition as it went, well functioning and good looking. Just look here, what a lovely couple: Transferwise made it a swift affair, and Paddy is a real gentleman to deal with. I will miss this market place when Brexit is a fact...
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