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  1. I have more basses than I've had gigs in the last 2 years. Sometimes I wonder whether I should flog all but the two 'special' ones!
  2. I have the very same Bass VI. I don't think I would ever use it in a band situation, but it's certainly fun to noodle on, and they look amazing with the white/tort blocks and binding.
  3. [quote name='Lozz196' timestamp='1434527197' post='2800349'] Well an update - I`ve gone and bought a couple (one for regular use, one as backup), and used one at gigs over the weekend (with provided rigs) and finally at rehearsal last night with my own rig. And am soooooo pleased - the sound was excellent, exactly what I`ve been trying to get, absolutely spot-on, sits really aggressively in the mix but without a harsh top end. Playability is great, build quality is great, it just shows that sometimes you have to trust your instincts, or in this case, ears. [/quote] Obviously some pictures would go down a treat!
  4. [quote name='landwomble' timestamp='1434298844' post='2798436'] Entwistle? Cheap and great. Company is British as is design although I suspect actual manufacture might be China though [/quote] Likewise with Wilkinson. Both seem to get good write-ups.
  5. Very very nice. Congratulations on finding 'the one' and we'll done for choosing a P
  6. That is a lovely looking bass. Having followed the link I can feel some serious GAS coming on...!
  7. [quote name='TheGreek' timestamp='1434054668' post='2796378'] Thanks for the donation Dave, can you attach some photos/details so the winner has some idea what they're getting... [/quote] Sure thing! Pics attached!
  8. Love that finish, and the neck is an amazing match! Good work!
  9. I have to drop out I'm afraid. I've been called up to Darlington (of all places!) for work and will need to travel this weekend. Please take the address of the raffle winner who chooses my gig bag and I will be sure to post it on as soon as I'm back.
  10. Nice. Sounds like you got a bargain too.
  11. Very cool. Look forward to the sound clip. What's the weight like?
  12. Recently picked one of these up, albeit in less pristine condition than this, and it is truly excellent. Expect big Stingray tones and flawless construction. You can tell they were made in the same factory and it's pretty apparent why EB stopped making them. I've bought from Martyn before too, and it was smooth as can be. Don't hang around on this one folks!
  13. [quote name='Lozz196' timestamp='1433106320' post='2787951'] Well I`m a bit confused, I love the sound of my two 78 Precisions, much more than the US Standard I`ve just sold, yet the MIMs sound soooo good. I`m not bothered about taking a 78 Precision out to gig with, that`s what they`re there for, but I`m really considering going down the MIM route. The scenario in my original post has happened too often for it to be coincidence - and we`re talking named bands as well, not only weekend warriors like myself. My ears obviously love the tone of the MIMs. And have to say, having had a couple of the post 2008 ones, they`re darn good players too. [/quote] Maybe you should pick up Karl's Dee Dee bass as a tester! Or one of these: http://intl.fender.com/en-GB/basses/jazz-bass/mark-hoppus-jazz-bass-rosewood-fingerboard-white-blonde/
  14. I quite like it actually. I'd be interested to try the Rock Bass version, which I expect will be a tenth of the price.
  15. [quote name='Lozz196' timestamp='1433017423' post='2787158'] That`s it. After listening to said bassists I spoke to them and said how great I thought their tone was. Virtually all said "it`s only a Mexican", almost apologetically, or like they were embarrassed to admit it. Not in my book - if an instrument sounds great it sounds great, where it`s made doesn`t really count. [/quote] Herts Bash P-bass challenge. 'Nuff said really. I haven't played that many US Fenders, but I wasn't bowled over by the ones I have. To this day the best two Fender basses I've played are the Roadworn Mike Dirnt P (incredible neck, amazing tone) and my Hoppus P. Both Mexican made.
  16. That colour combo is brilliant!
  17. [quote name='discreet' timestamp='1432713668' post='2784090'] Hey, I've got one of those! One day I'll post some pics! [/quote] And what a fine bass it is! Not that I've ever seen a picture... Obviously
  18. A 70's era/70's style Precision. Vintage white, black guard and maple board. The Matt Freeman Squier is probably the best bet, but I don't have room for another bass!
  19. Lovely looking bass. If only I could afford it without selling every bass I own!
  20. Awesome clip. I have to say Trujillo definitely came across as the most comfortable of all of them!
  21. I did wonder about a tree on the A - my MusicMan SUB has the tree on the A and D, with nothing on the G, I'm assuming because of the placement on the headstock being closer to that of the E. EDIT: In fact, the higher end Fenders have a tree on the A too. This is a US Deluxe Jazz: http://classicandcoolguitars.co.uk/images/2013fenderjazzdeluxe/fenderdeluxejazz8.jpg
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