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  1. I never thought I would have a favourite song, but to me, I heard it through the grapevine ticks all the boxes. It combines my fav bass player, the fantastic James Jamerson (as we all know) and my equal favourite male vocalist Marvin Gaye (who draws with Stuart Adamson as my equal favs). I think the lyrics are really good, while not being over the top. They potray a good story and it really speaks to me. And of course you have one of the finest singers ever in Marvin Gaye. The whole arrangement from start to finish really does it for me. Of course not forgetting the cracking bass throughout. While I don't have the capacity to go through the ins and outs of it, but it sounds great and it's one of those that's much harder to play than initially thought. Fantastic tune! Ps I'm knackered as I type but hopefully that all makes sense
  2. Hi does anyone have a p bass scratch plate for a squire I could buy. Any colour and doesn't have to be mint condition just reasonable and intact. Oh and also looking for a control knob. I'm fixing up a bass a mate was given that's in a pitiful state! (The bass not my mate lol) and I said I would sort it. Thanks
  3. Muting bass alters intonation

    [quote name='chris_b' timestamp='1504717564' post='3366879'] Just tune the bass after you've added the foam. [/quote] This seems a bit too logical for basschat haha.
  4. Basschat Noodle Bar

    Well not much noodle action going on. But here is me going acoustic. I don't know why its not recorded in 1080p all the outtakes recorded fine haha. Sound quality isn't too bad though considering recorded with my phone in a little vice lol. http://youtu.be/HGuxji0TfdA
  5. Ian Dury - 1979 Nationwide interview

    [quote name='EssentialTension' timestamp='1502551008' post='3352151'] [url="https://www.facebook.com/BBCArchive/videos/448764515496584/"]https://www.facebook...48764515496584/[/url] [/quote] C'est fantastique!
  6. Basschat Noodle Bar

    [quote name='oldslapper' timestamp='1502220697' post='3350102'] OK so very short noodle whilst waiting for dinner last night, think I'll build this idea and share with more videos as it develops (unless someone pays the ransom ....and I'll stop) 😁 Recorded with my phone sat in top of my practice and...hi tech..i know. http://youtu.be/XgfwB1lj1CE [/quote] I like that! Sounds almost foreign, inspired from a far flung land. Or just out of your hunger haha. I have some noodles I need to record.
  7. Rickenbacker Bass Gets Outed For What It Is

    Think Dave's great. His vids have made me laugh for years. Also you can learn a lot from his vids. Still want a Rickenbacker though. Even though its not a perfect instrument and at times they can sound terrible too imo. There's a certain magic there.
  8. Ashdown LB 30 Any Good??? Bassman - Ampeg B15

    If your after a ampeg b15 then surely (don't call me Shirley) you should be looking for an ampeg pf50 as a substitute or pf20 if your ok with the lower wattage.
  9. eBay Les Paul Broken by courier

    Why didn't you have proper insurance? I go out my way when sending things to know that if something goes wrong I'm definitely covered. And I charge the extra postage costs. Its the couriers fault as it must of taken a serious whack to that while in a case. Unless the case was unsuitable and you didn't use extra bubble wrap. Which even with a fitted case is a good idea. Often bubble wrap the outer case too at both ends. He sends back the instrument, with proof he has done so. Then you refund him and the extra postage costs back to you. You make a claim for the 100 pound from courier. Then if its a set neck you get it repaired and or sell as is to try recoup some of your lose.
  10. Marleaux Soprano

    [quote name='Grantd' timestamp='1500585136' post='3338963'] Anyone have an experience with one of these (Marleaux Soprano) or an extra short scale bass? [/quote] Yes Eubassix (David) of this forum, has owned a Marleaux Soprano which I got to have a little go of. It was tiny but really cool. Which was made just as well as the full size guitars. I shall pm him and alert him to the thread and no doubt he can give more info.
  11. Question about gain

    [quote name='Bill Fitzmaurice' timestamp='1499027359' post='3328727'] It doesn't matter if you achieve a given output level with the gain low and volume high or the other way around, the power will be the same. [/quote] Yes it might achieve the same output. But say I had my gain at 2 and needed to turn the power section to 9 to achieve the same volume as the gain at 4 and the power amp at 6 for instance.isn't the first example for lack of a better word "pushing" the power amp more? Is it not better to achieve a given output using more gain and ask less of the power amp.
  12. Trace Elliot 1225v combo - Withdrawn

    Anyone worried about replacing the fives could just blank the holes and take out any cross over components (if present) for free and you would have a fantastic combo. Unless your a higher frequency fan ha. I know this has been done on these before with good results. Must be common for the fives to split. Almost tempted myself but a bit overkill for just my current home noodling and every now and then jam session.
  13. Slight crackling noise on new bass

    Possibly bridge not wired to earth correctly making intermittent connection? But yeah send it back.
  14. Wal comparison picture

    Prefer the mk1 body. The others have to much top horn. Although the mk3 look good for access to higher frets. There all awesome looking basses. And I know they sound awesome too. Would love to have a go of one.
  15. Question about gain

    Im perfectly fine setting gain on any amp normally by ear or by clip light/gauge etc. On a few amps I've had I've not had any pre amp clipping/distortion when at max level. If there's no clipping when the gain is set to its max level. Should you just have it maxed or is the some reason why it should be backed off? I know its best to use as much gain as you can for a strong signal to the power section. I assume that maybe setting the gain to its max before clipping etc would mean you don't have to turn up the power amp up as much. And therefore I assume that's better for the amp heat/power usage wise.