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  1. Nice bit of eye candy ! (..+1 on loving the shoes too )
  2. [quote name='Beedster' timestamp='1395355059' post='2401630'] I disagree re the Stagg, IMO you'd be better off using an imaginary DB, the Stagg feels nothing like any DB I've ever played [/quote] This is very true - its not so bad standing but sitting and trying to get the fingerboard in the same angle as my DB involved making up a foam cradle. At the end of the day there probably is no substitute for a DB especially given the volume of a DB body but thats the thing EUBs are EUBs and not DBs!
  3. You need to go into the very first post at the top and edit that. You will need full editor and you can alter the title.
  4. [quote name='EBS_freak' timestamp='1395340612' post='2401406'] PS the ambient sound from the ACS is really good - it sounds just like your normal hearing... but obviously with bionic capabilities. Great for eavesdropping. [/quote] ..you mean to say that this could be my hearing aid into old age too - excellent!
  5. The Yammy is an excellent instrument but also pretty pricey at around £3,000 ...ouch ! Theres the NS Design CR4 which has a great sound - but aesthetically and shape wise not the same as a DB . It has a long neck without D stop bouts. The Yammy is about as close as you will get. But you can also pick up a Stagg for around £200 which does have little aluminium frames to simulate the D stop and a hip support. Folds down pretty compact too and feels quite DB -ish ( I took one on a plane to Greece last summer and put it in the overhead locker!).
  6. Excellent many many thanks for the explanation - makes a lot of sense now
  7. As I progress gracefully into mid life my hearing certainly isnt as clear and crisp as what it used to be and some gigs are just muddy as hell with sound bouncing all over the place. Not come across the ACS Live but have just looked it up and it looks really very interesting. For ease , heres a link I just googled http://www.acscustom.com/uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=117&Itemid=91 Dumb question - but what do you plug the 3.5mm jack into? As you can tell not my area of expertise !
  8. There is a really unpleasant trend that seems to be flourishing in Hungary to make fake antique basses to make them look like 'Treasure Trove' and sell to the European market. I would be really wary about buying anything on e-bay without first seeing in and verifying that its the genuine article. Have a look at this [url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Doublebass-for-sale-/251480143180?pt=UK_Musical_Instruments_Sting_Instruments&hash=item3a8d62754c"]http://www.ebay.co.u...=item3a8d62754c[/url] Modern fake or the real thing? ....answer - modern new instrument ! The guy is at least honest that in his description but looking from the photos its easy to think its an antique. There are plenty of sellers who are not so truthful:- [color=#800080][font=arial, helvetica, sans-serif][b][i]Doublebass for sale[/i][/b] [size=3][b][i]The Bass is Handmade Bass and is a modern Instrument made[/i][/b] [b][i]looking old style. The Sound is really good also for Jazz. The mensur [/i][/b] [b][i]is 105cm and the bodylenght is 113cm. The Bass is all wood.[/i][/b] [b][i]The bass would be a good choice for musicians with a lower budget. [/i][/b] [b][i]The transfer in Europe would cost 300pound. For further questions[/i][/b] [b][i]please feel free to ask. [/i][/b][/size][/font][/color] Heres the Hungarian version of Ebay - always good to cross check and see any Hungarian 'antique' instrument its [url="http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trksid=p2053587.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.H0.Xdouble+bass&_nkw=double+bass&_sacat=0&_from=R40"]offered here[/url] - one would think a legit seller would be equally happy selling to the domestic marketplace rather than just pitch to the UK ebay market.
  9. Could be a simple matter of taking it to a luthier and looking at a sound post adjustment . You can take away brightness , add warmth, brilliance etc by repositioning the post. Have a read of this - hope it helps! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sound_post
  10. Theres one on ebay at the mo - dont see them come up for sale that often http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/King-Double-Bass-Slap-King-Relic-KnK-Cordes-Lambert-Rockabilly-Country-Jazz-/261425332492?pt=UK_Musical_Instruments_Sting_Instruments&hash=item3cde2a010c
  11. I am sure you will WOW! the examiner with your playing ...especially on your new JL !
  12. Good luck with your exam too Sam !
  13. [quote name='fatgoogle' timestamp='1395134127' post='2398949'] ....got fed up of always loosing great chamber music gigs [/quote] They are clearly not anywhere near as choosey about the quality of playing were I live !!! Lol
  14. Excellent! Thanks Clarky for pioneering this. Nice looking , compact and monogrammed too ! How would you rate it compared to other phase shifters and HPF units you have tried?
  15. Gotcha - never really thought of scoop like that but makes perfect sense.
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