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  1. Excluding all the private secondhand purchases / trades, my buying record has been: 4 basses purchased online untried. 9 purchased from the shop where I tried them out. One tried in a shop first and then purchased online. This however was when I AB'd two different basses in a shop and did actually buy one of them from there. I then decided to buy the other a few months later but just happened to order it online as there was a good deal available at the time. I do prefer to support actual shops where possible. Even buying from the bigger stores like Anderton's, PMT (and of course Dawson's) that do have an online presence as well, still helps to keep shop staff employed. As far as how successful my purchases have been through either route, there's not really much in it. Of the basses that I currently own (and I am very happy with all of them) one was bought online untried, one from the shop where I tried it out and the other two were secondhand and bought privately.
  2. I ordered a power attenuator on Friday the 15th and it arrived at 11:30AM on Tuesday the 19th. Really can't complain about that for over a weekend!
  3. Just received a compressor pedal from Jamie. Nice easy transaction and a decent bloke to deal with. Cheers mate! 👍
  4. Do it!!! What's the worst that could happen? 😈
  5. Jason wasn't recording with Sadowskys until the Load/Reload stuff. I believe most of ...And Justice For All was recorded using a Spector.
  6. Fair enough. I guess I'll just have to risk Mrs Painy's wrath by setting it all up in the house and trying it out! 😁
  7. Question for @Bill Fitzmaurice (or anyone else that can work it out for me): If I am using an all valve amp (so the watts will stay the same even if the impedance changes) and ignoring any variables that might come into the equation from mixing driver sizes - What would be the effect on volume (in terms of both dB and perceived volume) if I have one cab where the total speaker surface area is 1480 inches sq. and I then add a second cab which has a speaker surface area of 1180 inches sq?
  8. And my final instalment - this cheep Sonicake Volume / Wah!
  9. Great player who always looks like he's thoroughly enjoying himself. I find the banter that goes on between him and Hadrien Feraud in some of their YouTube videos quite amusing too.
  10. Just get yourself a couple of these and you can run 8 8ohm cabs off of one 4ohm minimum head! 😁 Each pair of 8 ohm cabs in parallel will give you 4 pairs at 4 ohms each. Use each cab-merger to connect 2 pairs of cabs in series giving you 2 banks of 4 cabs each at 8 ohms total. Simple! 🙂
  11. Can we have an update please vis a vis Wezley eating said raspberry? This is Bwian and his other half Corrino. They are sadly no longer with us although their offspring are hopefully still about somewhere. I don't think I ever gave them a raspberry. 🤔
  12. Just stick a 'Blend' label on that knob. 😁
  13. It's my second one. Stupid to have sold the first one seeing as I didn't particularly need the money, I was just trying something else at the time. This time, if I do ever decide to stop using it for any reason, I'll just put it in a drawer somewhere ready for when I see sense and decide to use it again! 😁
  14. My latest setup. Wee Lush FX ABC pedal allows me to keep all 3 basses that I use live plugged in and switch between them for a faster change over. The VT Bass, Leeds and "Phthonus" (Tri-Logic Bass Preamp clone kit) are each then effectively presets for each of the 3 basses.
  15. And another one - kit built clone of an EWS Tri-Logic Bass Preamp 2 that I bought off the marketplace last year. This time a bit of a Greek theme.
  16. Gold anodised aluminium and 'Tiger Pearl' guards - both of which I cut myself.
  17. Thanks, I'm really pleased with it. It's actually the first time I've tried playing with a ramp but it feels great. I tend to play over the back pickup a lot on this bass for the feel of it but prefer the sound plucking between the pickups so it makes sense.
  18. As my job was furloughed a couple of weeks ago I've been keeping myself busy with a couple of little projects and thought I'd share them. So far I've done some custom artwork on a pedal (which I've already shared in the effects section), re-purposed a combo that I picked up for £20 as a 1x10 cab for home practice use by removing the amp and building a new front panel and today I made a ramp for my Ibanez SRMS805. Pictures below but has anybody else been tinkering to keep themselves busy?
  19. Like a lot of people my job has been furloughed leaving me with more time on my hands. Obviously I could be using the time to get better at playing but that would be far too sensible. Instead I decided that the hideous pink of my cheap Joyo British Sound pedal was the perfect excuse to get creative with a bit of a horror vibe.
  20. I must admit, as well packaged as it was when I received it, it was still a pleasant surprise to find that it was undamaged rather than being expected. I bought an Ampeg B5R from here a few years ago though and My Hermes managed to kill it in transit. Fortunately the insurance covered most of it but it did leave the sender a few quid out of pocket so we split the difference (I think we lost about £10 each if I remember rightly).
  21. I bought a valve amp last week and had the option of the guy holding onto it for me until the lockdown was over. It was only an hour's drive away but I wouldn't have even considered making the journey until then. I'm far too impatient to wait though so took a gamble and had it couriered (ensuring first that it wouldn't be sent through My Herpes, Yodel or Drop it, Hide it, Lose it) and luckily it arrived with DPD very well packed and working perfectly. Fortunately the amp was at a proper bargain price so even with the cost of the courier was still well worth it. If that hadn't been an option though I'd have just paid a deposit and arranged to do the deal later. The restrictions are in place to literally save lives!
  22. I had one and its one of 3 basses I wish I'd never sold. Sat in the mix beautifully with a full low end that supported everything really nicely but still cut through with loads of clarity in the mids and highs. The neck felt lovely too - really nice satin finish on the back.
  23. Ashdown CTM30 just arrived this week.
  24. Painy

    NAD pending...

    I built that myself. 🙂
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