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  1. It has only taken me X years to finally get round to switching out the two band Glockenklang pre in my MIJ Fender for a three band Glockenklang! It will, after many years, match its sister MIJ!

    I adore my Power Jazz Bass Specials!

    1. Chaddy


      Talk about timing, Installing a 3 Band into my Charvel San Dimas IV an all! 

    2. Dood


      Oh nice! :)


      As my bass originally had one large hole for a three way switch, rather than fill the hole I'm going to replace the blend knob on my Glockenklang with a three way switch again. I'd prefer the blend, but that hole is a bit big! Switch should be arriving today, finger's crossed!


  2. The EMG GZR P pickup is SOOOOO good!! 
    Just dropped on one my Tokai and it sounds superb!

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    2. NancyJohnson


      I put a PJ set into my Hamer.  Yup, they're great pickups, but they're even better if you dispense with the EMG pots that come as part of the installation kit.

    3. Dood


      What didn't you like about them? - CTS or Alpha instead then @NancyJohnson

    4. NancyJohnson


      I think it was the taper, the pots didn't do the pickups justice.  I eventually pulled the passive circuit and put a John East unit...then it really came alive.

  3. KORG US has announced the purchase of a majority interest in the Helsinki-based bass gear maker Darkglass!

    1. Dood


      Just spotted the post in 'General'. 

    2. Daz39


      Interesting times. Wonder how many fanbois will accuse DG of selling out?

    3. JapanAxe


      Will Korg keep Darkglass going, or close it down in favour of one of their own existing brands?

  4. I've recently started recording all my own review videos for Bass Gear Magazine based in Ohio. Yes, I still write for Bass Player Magazine as I have been every month for the last (nearly) two and a half years, but I would love for you to follow this magazine and YouTube channel too!






    It does mean that I've not been posting to my own channel, but would really appreciate a follow there too, please!!




    I want to produce the best videos I can, so I'll be keeping an eye on threads like these to improve my content!

    1. BillyBass


      congrats on the new job

    2. Dood


      Thank you @BillyBass!! Loving it!

  5. Who is going to the UK Guitar And Bass Show this weekend?



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    2. Chownybass



      Nah.  Was interested when it was a bass show, but quietly changing it to the electric, acoustic and bass show without telling ticketholders was a bad move. lost all interest.

      Yeah it is disappointing. As an exhibitor I like a bass only show, as it means that I can be sure everybody walking past my booth is interested in what I am showing.


      However. Paid in full to do the show in 2020. So it's not like it's costing me anything. Look forward to seeing you guys there. We have new UK made basses (SWB Deluxe, SWB-1, CHB-1 and CHB-2) on show! Come check them out.


    3. Rich


      Nope. I'd spend all day and many £££ just to get there, and I'm not in a position to buy anything anyway. I'd be like a diabetic kid in a sweet shop. :( 

    4. ead


      Would have gone but just tested +ve for Covid so hiding under the bed.

  6. One of my students has an awesome sounding Jazz bass. I don't actually own a Jazz bass. Now I need a Jazz bass.


    If psychologists want to come and study terminal G.A.S, you know where I am... lol 

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    2. andybassdoyle


       I don't actually own a Jazz bass


      You've come so far, yet your journey has barely begun..... 🙂

    3. Lozz196


      They are very nice basses, as said the neck is more of a handful than a usual Jazz, which is nice imo.

    4. Sardonicus


      I love my Jazz 😍

  7. Colour co-ordinated my signature and avatar.

    Guess I need to get out more often.

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    2. ead


      Please talk me through this colour co-ordination thing.  Mrs ead keeps mentioning it too.

    3. Dood


      Ok, I like purple, green and black. Everything is purple, green and black. There ya go, done. 


      Oh wait, I like Candy Apple Red too.


      It occurred to me I am only talking about basses. 

    4. andybassdoyle


      You totally need to get out more. You need to come and have a beer with me!!!

  8. Y'all know you're posting status updates instead of forum posts and PM's, right? 👇

  9. Love is in the air, everywhere I look around.
    Love is in the air, every sight and every sound.


    That brings to a close this dater's update.

    1. nige1968


      You may be right. We had a pair of foxes doing it in the garden this morning.

  10. RIP Bill Conklin, sir. 

  11. Started new job at Bass Gear Magazine

    October — Product Video Reviewer and Columnist



    The Bass Gear Low Down #45

    "We are so thrilled to welcome long-time friend Dan Veall to the Bass Gear Magazine team. Dan will be joining us on a regular basis...." - Tom Bowlus




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    2. Reggaebass


      Well done Dood, good luck ☝️

    3. big rob

      big rob

      great news well done will be looking forward to the reviews 

    4. Dood


      I am SO looking forward to getting my teeth in to this! I have three reviews on the way almost immediately and a whole list of manufacturers who want in. I'm pretty touched actually! Thank you everyone :) My reviews are only gonna get better and better now!

  12. I am an independent (freelancing) music gear video reviewer and demonstrator. If you own or know of a brand who are looking to have video footage produced for social media, drop me a line. I’d be interested in working with you.

    Maybe you are a shop wanting to show off basses for sale, or are a small company producing pedals, a massive worldwide brand wanting quality media by someone who knows what they are talking about or simply want a company introduction video; let’s have a chat.

    I’m also working on producing voice over media as I have a studio set up here too.

    1. TheGreek


      Hey Dood


      Are you really 103 years of age?? You look good...


      Birthday 06/01/1918

    2. Dood


      The last 3 years have aged me considerably, it's only these last few months I feel I've started getting younger again. Long story! ") - Thank you for the PM :) :)

  13. Does anyone have any recordings of a (their) Fender 58 Roasted Ash Precision Bass?

    1. Rich


      Starting to look like a 'no' mate :( 

    2. Dood


      YouTube had a few offerings, I’ll guess that will have to do for now!

  14. Sorry to bother you all, could I ask you to head to this link and subscribe to my YouTube channel?
    Expect good things soon!
  15. Anyone here own my ole Tobias Pro 6? 

    1. LukeFRC


      I can confirm it it's not me

    2. Dood


      Actually, I was able to look up on my emails where it went originally- and yes it did go to a fine basschatter!

    3. Rich


      My Pro 6 went to a BCer too... or at least he was at one time... hasn't been here since 06/10/2013.

  16. Oooh Dark Theme looks great @ped!

    1. ped


      Cheers buddy! Oh, hang on... where have you gone?? Too dark in here! 👻

  17. I love the thumbnails in the Marketplace post titles ... Gonna make it even more difficult for my wallet to keep hold of it's contents! 😍

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    2. Gareth Hughes

      Gareth Hughes

      Agreed. It was such a wonderful surprise today - that thing I didn't know I wanted but now I'm so happy that it's here. I may actually be irrationally happy about this.

    3. Machines


      I'd like to be able to toggle them, personally. I think they look messy in the mobile view.

    4. ped


      You can - button top right :)

  18. Add me!


    All Basschatters welcome - this is my profile that'll only every be about bass, music, my video reviews and magazine columns. It's new and you're more likely to see posts verses my FB Musician page @DanVeallBassist (Which you can also follow!)

    1. DiMarco


      Hey Dan. Dood is the dutch word for dead. I hope you're alive chum. 😂


    2. Dood


      I did know that yeah! And yeah, I am more alive than I have been! Things must be looking up!

  19. MASSIVE Essential bass players and bass lines playlist: (It's collaborative so you can add your own classic bass lines too)

    Spotify Best Basslines Evaaar Playlist! You can add your favourite BASS tracks too! (Currently 374 tracks!!)



    Here's the link if you need to copy and paste it:


    1. Dood


      Can you bump statuses? Let’s find out.

  20. Anyone playing a Cort GB75JH (or JJ)? 

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    2. Dood


      Yeah, I'd go with a white guard on the red JH or black on the black. Or none at all for that matter. As I've a spare preamplifier here, it could be a good donor for some upgrades too.

      I don't have an MM bass in my artillery and listening to the reviews this one (JH) does a pretty good job of sounding alike.

    3. Mykesbass


      I had the earlier Korean model - GB75 JH which I liked a lot (so much that I got Jon Shuker to model the neck on my Shuker 5 to the same dimensions). Didn't get on with the active circuitry. Now have a GB55JJ as a backup, and to have a fretted, roundwound J to be completely different to my fretless flatwound Shuker P. Again, really nice playing bass. Very good B string on both.

    4. dub_junkie


      Had a pair of GB75JH models. Both in trans black and both sold on here earlier this year. Missed the general vibe of those basses after they went so picked up a trans red GB74JH last month. It’s the cheapest bass I own but I like it out of all proportion to its value. Great instruments (I also own a flame maple GB94 with binding and blocks which is another fave rave of mine)


  21. Seriously people, stop selling such nice instruments at a time when I can't get an appointment to sell a kidney!!!

    1. hiram.k.hackenbacker


      What have I missed? 😂

    2. andybassdoyle


      What scale length is the kidney?

  22. Please may I have seven more follows on my (new) YouTube page so I can finally get past 100 subscribers?


    This is my own page, which is rather empty as all of my gear reviews are hosted on the Guitar Interactive Magazine website and YouTube channel @GuitarInteractiveMag

    So, mine is a bit empty. I'm starting from the ground up and need your help :)❤️ 

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    2. Dood


      Yessssssssss! I’ve been composing music for my channel!

    3. Teebs


      Done :) 

    4. Dood


      Thank you Teebs :) Cheers!!

  23. I was just about to list a bass for sale. I looked at the pictures with a heavy heart. So, I didn’t press the “post” button. I’m going to bed instead.

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    2. Bigwan


      Wish I had the reddies. Always fancied a Status 5... 

    3. Teebs


      Good luck with everything @Dood


    4. E sharp

      E sharp

      Didn't know you had one of those Dan

  24. CoronaVirus Gear Sale? - How many of you are considering or are already selling bass gear because of financial losses incurred by not being able to work?

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    2. mcnach


      Not yet, but it's a possibility. It's very likely that we'll struggle to gig with the frequency we used to, and I was already getting a little 'bored' with a lot of the gigs we used to do, so I'm rethinking my 'musical future', to spend more time writing and recording with others and less live stuff (certainly fewer projects), and switching my attention more to other activities that are more financially useful to me (computer based)... 

      I've already completely rearranged my 'home office' to be more work and a lot less music, as I'm working from home these days. I think I might sell a bass or two and cabs that I don't need and put a fridge and a nice espresso machine in the room instead... 

      I had a good run, but I think I want to spend more time visiting family and travelling when I have proper holidays, and work more from home.

    3. LukeFRC


      If you are thinking of selling off because of revaluation rather than financial need - consider waiting a year. 
      too many basses glutting the market will push prices down and there’s probably going to be some folk selling off basses because it will mean they can eat. 

    4. mcnach


      Yeah, not a good time to sell. I was about to sell my Audi A3 just before things got complicated... and looking at the market, there's a lot selling but I see the same things again and again, I don't think there's many people buying. 

  25. Nearly all of the back issues of Guitar Interactive Magazine are available for FREE to read covering over 300 HD Bass video reviews I have recorded.


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    2. Dood


      Hey no problem @JapanAxe! I'm just trying to spread the bass love! Would be good to share as I am hoping these reviews offer a great resource. Just want people to know about them!! 

    3. SpondonBassed


      What a trooper!

    4. Dood


      I'm going to see what I can do about making it easier for everyone to access the reviews (and of course know about them) - I just haven't figured out how yet as my mind has been elsewhere for a while. Maybe a decent signature?

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