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Funky Dunky

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  1. Thought that would have been snapped up by now! Delicious bass!
  2. [quote name='wateroftyne' timestamp='1509800984' post='3401734'] A little while. Bear with them. If they feel a bit sticky at the moment, give them a rub with an old t-shirt. [/quote] Thanks for the tip, WoT
  3. I watched a video of a guy playing a P Bass with 9050s on it, and it sounded great. I'll bide my time and hope they lose their initial brightness.
  4. [quote name='scrumpymike' timestamp='1509794273' post='3401677'] Bit strange that - though I've never tried Fender flats. They must be aimed at users who want flats with a brighter sound. Maybe they're wound with wire rather than tape and then ground down. [/quote] Well I thought it odd, too, but I read some posts on a faaaaaaar inferior bass forum where users said give them a month of playing-on. Not what you want, though, is it?
  5. 45-105. I tightened the truss and we're all good! They don't sound at all like flats at the moment though. I wonder how long they take to break in?
  6. Sorry! Just threw a set of Fender flats on, I love the tone and wanted to give 'em a try. I understand it takes time for them to break in. Straight off the bat they don't sound much different. Boooo. Higher tension. Ouch. My bass needs set up again. Something has gone awry. The action is high so I relaxed the truss rod a tad, and lowered the saddles. For my trouble, I got fret buzz and the action isn't noticeably lower. Any tips on how to adjust?
  7. Thanks to everyone who has taken the time to reply - some food for thought here, so I'll scoot over to YouTube and listen to some demos. Judging by your comments, I may be underestimating just how heavy these bad boys actually are! gjones - I listened to your video with earphones, and I must say, that is a helluva sound. Very deep and rich. That's what I'm after!
  8. Maybe I'm willing to put up with the weight to get the heft. What's a good place to start in the 2nd hand TE market? 100w minimum. If any TE afficianados can recommend a model and give me an example of a fair price range, that would be a great starting point. At the moment I'm just a bedroom bassist. If there's a bargain to be had, I'm all ears. If there's a bargain to be had in a giggable bass amp, even better. Who loves Trace? Why? Which models bear consideration? Just looking for info and recommendations ahead of a possible purchase in the new year. Budgetwise, I'll look into anything that can be had for under £300, be it separates or a combo.
  9. I have buggered heads on the pickups of my Sterling. Most annoying, I have tried umpteen methods of getting them moving and none have worked. Short of shelling out for some kind of Dremel, I'm.....screwed....
  10. 2015 Fender Jazz Am Std. Beautiful instrument, sounds fabulous. I just can't make it speak. I find it cumbersome to play. Makes me sad. It's going up for sale soon
  11. Any Wal owners here? Aren't they pretty weighty? Edit: note to self - read all the posts before adding your own, pillock Sorry guys!
  12. I have 2. First one didn't work upon arrival, second one worked but snapped when I went to attach it to the headstock. I will not make the same mistake a third time
  13. [quote name='EliasMooseblaster' timestamp='1508245190' post='3390785'] Hmm... E and A, I tend to pull down towards the floor; D and G I push up towards the ceiling. I've always thought it was a question of which direction gave me more fretboard to push/pull across! Frankly, if you're hitting the right pitches with your bends, who gives a monkey's? [/quote] So much this.
  14. [quote name='SpondonBassed' timestamp='1504685942' post='3366496'] [Imperceptible titter] I tried a Victoria sponge once under a bridge and got away with it. I am known locally as a jammy git though. I heard later that someone called Mary was on the lookout for me as she thinks she owes me a kick in the berries. [/quote] D'ough! I've seen some half-baked wordplay in my time, but that takes the biscuit.
  15. [quote name='drTStingray' timestamp='1504480153' post='3365190'] I didn't even bother to cut the one I used on a Stingray a few years back - it was one of those scourers with sponge one side and a thin scourer layer on the top - worked a treat stuffed between the pick up and bridge - and it was blue (rather than the yellow and green ones you often see on the supermarket shelves!!) [/quote] Yup, this is exactly what I did and works a bloody treat!
  16. Ahhh, the white Jimi Hendrix. Yes, I'm a fan, and I agree that James Dewar is the perfect foil. I still think RT is criminally underrated.
  17. Not crazy about my tone but not overly concerned. I'm still very much concentrating on my playing, and when my fingers are right, my tone will improve.
  18. I really like Guitarbank's bass comparison videos. Thy have one comparing different Jazzes, and another comparing Precisions - USA vs Japanese, old vs new etc and they do a really good job of highlighting tonal differences. Plus they typically have a nice wee jam going, and are kind enough to compare all settings, fingers, picked and slapped.
  19. WARNING! Controversial opinion coming up... Nile Rodgers is a brilliant funk rhythm guitarist and a cool guy. But.....he's a bit of a one-trick pony, isn't he?
  20. Seriously thinking of selling my Am Syd Jazz and getting one of these. Only concern is the necks - are they thin? Thick? As comfy, more come or less comfy to play than a Jazz? This is the problem with mail ordering a bass. Spose now that Andertons do them I can send it straight back if it doesn't feel good.
  21. I actually thought their recent Jazz bass shootout featured some awesome jamming.
  22. Huge fan of the man's voice, and a lot of his music. Soundgarden were the soundtrack for my leap from adolescence to adulthood, and I'm gutted by the loss of this hugely talented singer/songwriter. Thinking about the big Grunge bands, Kurt Cobain is dead, Layne Staley is dead, Scott Weiland is dead, Chris Cornell is now dead....Eddie Vedder must be bricking it. Btw.....Cornell wrote Black Hole Sun in 15 minutes...
  23. [quote name='Roland Rock' timestamp='1493984569' post='3292360'] No [/quote] Well I'm gonna.
  24. Reef. Their first couple of albums hinted at greatness, then they lost the magic.
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