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  1. I normally use Fender Jazz basses as the neck suits me. Although a few years ago I bought a crafted in Japan Aerodyne Jazz bass with the J pup and P pup and it has the most incredibly thin neck. Worth a look.
  2. Welcome Jay, also in the Scottish Borders!
  3. Hi Andy, welcome to BC from the Scottish Borders!
  4. I also suffer from back and shoulder issues and found my Fender Jazz Basses getting increasingly difficult to use. I took a punt on a guitar for sale on this forum and it worked out great, a Fender Aerodyne Jazz Bass. Much lighter than a conventional Jazz Bass, very fast neck as well. I am more than happy with it. Cheers.
  5. As well as seeing and hearing him on Doremi Fasol Latido!
  6. Hi, bit late in on this one. I have severe back and shoulder issues now and moved from my usual bass, a Fender Jazz Bass to a Fender Aerodyne Jazz Bass. Great bass, crafted in Japan with a very fast neck and best of all it is very light and causes me no problems. I bought it on this very forum. Worth checking one out.
  7. The band I am in rehearse twice a week. We always decide on any new songs at least a week in advance and try and have them ready for the rehearsal. We use Facebook to discuss any new songs etc. Works for us.
  8. Hi there, I would recommend either Mark Bass or a Fender Rumble, but that is due to me having a knackered back! Lol, both great IMHO!
  9. I also have the through neck vintage pro and there is no neck dive. I had a bolt on neck version and it did suffer neck dive. Great rock bass I found but not an all rounder as my Fender Jazz basses are. The Thunderbird is an acquired taste, quite a long neck, slightly offset, pups are great if you get one with the Gibson pups.
  10. I use a Fender Aerodyne Jazz Bass with the P/J configuration and find it very versatile. I use it in a Rock/Blues covers band as well as a more function orientated band and it suits both fine.
  11. The Lemon Song, Ramble on and Since I've been loving you by Led Zeppelin..................awesome bassist, Mr John Paul Jones.
  12. Hello from another in Scotland.
  13. For me it was a Gibson EB3 I actually bought in the late 70's. I fancied being a bit of a Jack Bruce, but ended up taking it back and got a refund. Neck like a telegraph pole, badly weighted, very heavy and I could not get the tone I wanted out of it. I also had a Ricky but that was soon out the door too!
  14. .Not quite a wall but a portico. Actually part of an abandoned mill in Selkirk. Blues band called 'Medicine Hat', I'm the one kneeling
  15. Just bought a Fender Aerodyne from Skezza a fellow traveller on this board. Very smooth transaction, absolutely no hassles, top man!
  16. My go to bass for years now has been a MIM 70's reissue Jazz Bass. I have three and this one is just the one that plays and feels right to me. The only issue I had was the bridge, which was totally rubbish, kept collapsing! Simple swap out with a Gotoh bridge solved that.
  17. [attachment=234699:IMG_5727.JPG]I got a "Gibson Les Paul" from aliexpress last year for the princely sum of £120.61 delivered in 10 days. The finish was beautiful and the guitar was playable out of the box. The horror stories are now appearing to be a thing of the past with these guitars and the QC issues are not as bad. I know a few folks who have bought guitars with no problems at all. The sellers are generally highly attentive to what you want and will do what you want done. In respect to the one I bought, it needed the electrics seen to. The pots were 250K which I upgraded to 500K and I swapped out the playable "Epiphone" pups for Iron Gear, I have done nothing else with it at all. That is my experience with aliexpress. Also the seller does not get the money till you receive and are happy with your purchase.
  18. Hello, My Wife and I have bought quite a lot of stuff from Ali Express and have had no problems at all. My Wife got jewellery stuff and I have bought 2 Chibson Les Pauls. The guitars were surprisingly good and played well. They are generally well set up and the finish on them is beautiful. The electrics on one were crap and the other was at least Epiphone level. I rewired both, 500 K pots and Iron Gear pups and they are great guitars and I have a genuine Gibson to compare them to. Message me if you have any specifics, more than willing to help.
  19. Barclay James Harvest at the Glasgow Apollo 1975, so dire and boring I fell asleep.
  20. Hi Calum, Scottish Borders here, originally from Hamilton
  21. Lemmy and Simon King, Space Ritual era Hawkwind, some amazing stuff there!
  22. I use these guys in Dundee, great selection and quite eclectic stuff. http://www.cd-services.com/
  23. I have found the quality to be very good in respect to the construction and quality of build. The Chinese are getting very good at this, also I think they concentrate on the build quality as they know we are going to yank the electrics. I think the ones I have a superior to the guitars you mentioned, but only after I redid the electrics and pups on them, that is my own subjective opinion obviously.
  24. I have got a couple of 'Chibson' Les Paul's and I can assure you that they are not sh*t. You get what you pay for. They are very well made and finished off, the main areas to be ready to address are the electrics. The pups may be of Epiphone standard if you are lucky and they put 250k pots in them. A friend of mine who is a luthier was well impressed and said the wood was mahogany and it was a proper maple cap, not photo film or whatever. I also got the Chinese to chamber the guitars to drop the weight as I have Osteoporosis, which they did. I got them as projects and rewired them and put good pups (Iron Gear) in them and they play and sound great. I know they are not basses but I have attached a couple of photos to let you see what they look like. I also have no intention of passing them off, I have the real thing and when standing side by side anyone with half a brain can see the differences. Cheers
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