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  1. Whats the longest you've had a bass for?

    33/34 years, I can never remember whether I got it in 83 or 84 and it has been well used.
  2. Jazz Bass Tuners

    Thanks for the replies. I got a second opinion on this and it seems the tuners are fine for the time being.
  3. Slap bass - no longer mainstream?

    Back in the 80's every bass player and his dog was slapping the bass, you couldn't get in a music shop for slap happy bass players, it was the bass playing equivalent of the EVH tapping solo for guitarists. Realistically, though it's just a another technique to be learned, it's a bit like refusing to learn how to play artificial harmonics, sooner or later you will need to know how to do it. The other day I was working out Peg (Steely Dan) and was surprised at how many bass players were skipping the slap/chorus section on YT.
  4. Boss TU-01

    Are these headstock tuners any good for electric bass?
  5. Fender Flea Jazz Bass - SOLD!

    Played one of these the other day and it was the best Jazz bass in the shop for playability and tone, super light too, GLWTS.
  6. Fender standard padded gig bag, came with a Mex Telecaster, looking to trade for a standard Fender Bass Gig Bag. Gig bag lives in Wigan so local swap would be nice, but willing to post.
  7. Jazz Bass Tuners

    [quote name='Bassassin' timestamp='1506631058' post='3380102'] What's the problem with the existing tuners? If it's the ones with the cast backs & torque-adjustable collars, I have a couple of 1980-ish basses with these and they're good quality units. 80s Yamahas also use a variant of these, with cast buttons instead of the cloverleaf keys. [/quote] The Bass was recently in for a re-fret and set up and the Tech suggested that the tuners were slipping and may need replacing.
  8. Jazz Bass Tuners

    Can anyone recommend me some good quality tuners/machine heads for a Tokai Jazz style bass. Current tuners are the 3 screw variety but I'm willing to do a bit of DIY if necessary. Many thanks in advance.
  9. Do you still have the case? Thanks.
  10. Tokai Jazz Bass Pickup Cavities

    [quote name='gjones' timestamp='1504952599' post='3368497'] Sometimes the trick is to swap the old Tokai pickup cover with the new pickup. You may then find the new pickup fits. [/quote] Okay thanks, I'll dig out the old pickups and try that.
  11. Tokai Jazz Bass Pickup Cavities

    Anyone had any experience changing the pickups on a MIJ Tokai Jazz Sound Bass, are the pickup cavities the same size as a Fender? The reason I ask is that I changed the pickups to a generic set a while ago and found the neck pickup did not sit very well in the cavity and was a bit of a job to get it to fit. Now I'm thinking of upgrading to a better set and don't want the same problem. Many thanks in advance for your learned replies.
  12. The Jazz Bass Book - John Goldsby - £9.99 + £2.80 postage. Bassically Scales - All scales for Bass Clef instruments - Music only - £1.99 + £2.80 postage Jazz Guitar Standards - Chord Melody Solos with CDS - Mel Bay - [b]SOLD[/b] Beginning Jazz Guitar & Intermediate Jazz Guitar with CDS - Jody Fisher - £6.99 for the pair+ £2.80 postage Pumping Nylon - Scott Tennant (tab) - £4.99 + £2.80 postage The Beatles for Classical Guitar - Joe washington (sheet Music) - £4.99 + £2.80 postage It's easy to bluff Jazz Guitar - Joe Bennett - £2.99 + £2.80 postage Maiden Voyage - Jamey Aebersold with CD - Improv Book for Jazz - £6.99 + £2.80 postage All books are in excellent condition - except Bassically Scales which is in good nick but quite old. Pictures can be sent to your email address if you PM me. [color=#000000][font=Arial, Verdana][size=3]Payment by Paypal or you can pick up personally from the rustic idyll that is Wigan, Lancs.[/size][/font][/color]
  13. Recommend me a Gibson E335 or Epiphone Casino type guitar!

    Second Hand Yamaha Sa2200, Japanese Tokai ES Models, Ibanez John Scofield Model or Gibson ES339 (has a smaller body though). I've played a few Epiphone Sheratons and felt they were poor quality and had tuning issues, but the modern Epiphones seem to get good reviews. There's also the cheaper Ibanez 335, you get one and put in a set of 57 classic pickups and save yourself a lot of money.
  14. violin ( I know nothing )

    Gliga Gems II gets good reviews from fiddlers. I think they are Romanian made. About £250-£300 new.