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  • Birthday 01/01/1984

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  1. This is cool! Personally, assuming the p/ups are black, I would go for the black pickguard so there's a clearer visual idea; dark hardware, p'guard, p'ups with a light body. I think the contrast would be stronger. But either way, I think this is fun (and something I've thought about doing in the past so I'm glad I can see how it goes without having to go to the bother of actually trying it myself) so I think you can't really go wrong here.
  2. Excellent pic. Looking forward to this one.
  3. Top marks. Nice set of strings at a good price, communication was spot on, and they were posted quickly. Highly recommended ๐Ÿ‘
  4. Hectic one, this ๐Ÿ˜€ Haven't been on BC for a while (3 years according to soundcloud ๐Ÿ˜ฎ), and just remembered the Composition challenges, only to find it was deadline day. My beloved Ableton8 is no more, so I had to make this with version 9 "Lite" (meaning only 8 tracks, and I LOVE lots and lots and lots of tracks). This is not so much a composition as a bunch of ingredients for what should have been some kind of arrangement. Still, at the eleventh hour, here 'tis. Looking forward to next month already ๐Ÿ˜
  5. Somebody in my local classifieds is trying to track down the person he sold a bass to years ago because he regrets it and wants to buy it back. Tragic.

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    2. gjones


      @alittlebitrobot No, they were both very nice basses which i wanted to keep.

    3. Paul S

      Paul S

      I have lots of seller's remorse but especially for one bass - a Yamaha SB-35 - that I would most dearly love to buy back.ย  I pester the guy I sold it to on a annual basis and he started off being polite but just ignores me now :Dย 

    4. Sibob


      Iโ€™ve only once had sellers remorse, took me 2 years to buy it back, but fortunately itโ€™s back with me!

  6. I played an Aria Feb fretless acoustic in a local music shop and it has me split in half. The GAS-having musician part of me is bursting to own it. But the pragmatic, sensible half is saying "what would I play on this that I can't play on my 34" scale fretless I already own (whose tone I love)?". Also, where would I put it? It's pretty big.. Some day, when I'm having a rough time, I know I'll snap and buy it in a rush of retail therapy. Plus, the shop have made it perfectly clear that if they've sold the one they have in stock, it's no problem- just say the word and they'll order another one for me... NOT HELPING, lads..
  7. Hi, just wondering if postage to Ireland is an option and, if so, at what cost.
  8. It's interesting, this feels a bit like a missed opportunity to me. With HellZeros LeFay, the RHT allows for a much cleaner headstock, but the Bogart one opted to maintain the look of tuning keys. Obviously they feel that the appeal of RHT is an ergonomic one rather than aesthetic, but still..
  9. wow wow wow, that is stunning @Hellzero Thanks for all this insight, everybody ๐Ÿ˜„ I just thought I'd show the forum what I got up to last year, and it's turned into a very informative resource for my next build.
  10. Amazing. Thank you! I had a similar idea to avoid complicated routing by just routing a block cavity and inserting the complicated shape separately, but I had it at at the edge of the body because I assumed that there wouldn't realistically be enough space to access the tuners if it was in the middle. I always find when I'm designing anything ergonomic that my intuition for what will work isn't great. There's no substitute for a real world example. This is great, thanks @Kiwi
  11. Oh, that's interesting. My gut feeling is that the weight is so out of whack that I'd need to bolt a substantial chunk of wrought iron on there, but I could be way off. Tomorrow I'm going to sit it on my lap and clamp some stuff to the headstock to find out how much weight I'd need to make playing it a bit less scary. Cheers.
  12. I've been combing through your profile but it's hard to know if I'm seeing the right thing, and a lot of old posts have broken jpegs at this point. If you have any pics, I'd love to see it. I'd like to see what solutions people have come up with for this kind of thing.
  13. Sounds great (to me) with bog standard nameless PJ pickups and alpha mini pots. The fret job I did was just about good enough so there's no buzzing and the intonation is good, but, the big but.. The weight imbalance. The big heavy bridge wants to tip the bass up when it's on my lap. I didn't add strap buttons because I'm just a 'noodling about in Ableton' kind of player, but I might now. I've tried resting it on my left leg like a classical guitarist but I just can't get on with that position. So, yeah, overall I'm very happy with it, maybe thanks to how low my expectations were ๐Ÿ˜
  14. Ha, yeah, it's funny when the solution hits you. Even though I've no metal fabrication skills, I just started drawing the ideal bit of hardware for what I needed, and then eventually realised I'd drawn a plug pin ๐Ÿ˜
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