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  1. Thanks very much for all you replies and what you say confirms my thoughts and actions of using angled jacket sockets for my bass/pedal board - both ends - over the past 15-20 years. Its just that I have heard different sides of the angled vs straight jack argument over the years from various local/national fellow musicians in my circle, and as I'm just about to pull the trigger on some 'very' expensive leads wanted to doubley. trippley -etc, etc make sure/confirm about the angled jack question through your opinions/experiences. I have bought several leads from OBBM in the past (all wonderful and great - and still are) before he packed up and moved (I even bought a UV70 Sadowsky from him at his home = wonderful instrument). Many thanks for your replies - its a wonderful site x
  2. I'm just about to buy some new guitar leads and fancied the angled ones as they seem to work better for me. Are there any signal/wear issues that you are aware of which I should bear in mind?
  3. Understand your point....but the point of such forums is also to PASS ON/SHARE information - sure, don't take my word for it as my experiences with I.A obviously differ from yours - check with an experienced guitar luither & research Isopropyl more on line, shops, wherever, my fellow bass friend and you'll be amazed - in my experience it hasn't damaged the plastic on tapewounds for over 4O years that i've being playing Bass guitar - just like Vinegar and WD40, it has many. many uses, esp round the home (after all Gary Moore used WD40 on his metal guitar strings to clean them in the 70s and fellow guitarists thought he was mad, at the time - didn't damage his fingerboards - good luck in enlightenment
  4. Ok - please re-read my post - the word Try is at the beginning and the fact that is used on metal parts to clean parts on guitars and amps for years is a well known - research it more - don't just take my word …… and maybe I should have written it as 'TRY' I also used it on Cassette tape head for years - no issues at all there even with some plastic parts around - research is the key
  5. Try Isopropyl Alcohol wipes - the fluid is used to clean parts on amps and guitars - they do packs of wipes which you can get off ebay - used them for years on Bass Guitar and Double Bass strings -
  6. Back in the day these were the Compressors Bass Players wanted - great in the studio too
  7. Hi Mr Ping - is the amp still available?
  8. love these some much I have two - natural and black
  9. Love mine too - use it on my Eminence EUB - valuable tool and I find it better than the updated silver version
  10. 50 Shades of Bass hey - well there are advantages and disadvantages to both American - all up together, QC great, great sound and playability you wouldn't need to mod (but could sometime - would affect re-sale price when you sold it ….one day) MIM - sure mod this to f&*^ - pick-ups, wiring loom, hardware - etc,etc - but its still a MIM bass at the end of the day...….the good thing about doing this is you can experiment with different parts and find out what you like/don't like....but it becomes expensive - I started doing the same thing in 1995 when I started teaching, on a Korean Squire jazz - re- sprayed, etc, etc, - the only things that are the original are the body neck - probably spent over £600 - plays like a dream - and the only reason I did this is because I adore the neck - but its still a squire TIP - if you do mod it ….Keep the original parts so you have the option to pop them back on if/when you sell it
  11. You're right Creeper, there is a metal pole underneath the fingerboard which adjusts the angle - but there is also an adjustable bridge available for the KK
  12. Hi Creeper - CORRECTION..... - I didn't say 'the neck can be tilted' - please read my comments above ….the BRIDGE can be lowered or raised to suit ones playing technique - this is a different thing
  13. Do you wipe down your strings after practicing/playing a gig, use a string cleaner or just pack your bass away and leave the strings alone - i'm curious as to what people do & use
  14. Back in the 80s bright Rotosound strings that were slapped and sounded pingy was one way to go. Times changes and bass tones moved on - the flat re-emerged and became more popular and the brightness wasn't always/if at all, needed depending on your style of music and what you played - so when do you know its time to change your strings?
  15. They have an adjustable bridge so you can take the action down quite low before the buzzing starts (the problem with that is that you learn to tickle the strings and not really produce a loud tone with your right hand) - that's ok to start with as you would use the amp to produce the volume and slowly develop your technique - apart from that you would really need to speak to a luither
  16. Thanks for your vote - and I bet the Summer School was wonderful experience and now a great memory
  17. Hi Robee - and thanks for the video clip - Jamey's suggested order of study is volumes 1,24,21,116,2,54,3,70,5,84 as stated in his volumes, his free download-able handbook and on line
  18. I have very many happy memories of the Bassman 100 - my first 'proper' amp bought in 1980 from Carlsbro in Mansfield. Had it a few years never a problem with it and only traded in it for a Trace Elliot 1110 combo in the mid 80s - as a lot of bassist did back then - shame hey missed it - now have tooooo may amps.
  19. If you want to consider selling it - let me know you best price
  20. if only that was black …….or even a 5-string
  21. One of the best (if not The Best) Bass Guitar amps ever made
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