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mikeycrikey

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  1. Just bought a Japanese Precision from Paul. Excellent communication throughout. He kept the bass on hold for me for a few days until I could get there to try it. Great friendly guy. You can buy in confidence from Paul.
  2. Hi can you give me an idea of what's the neck width like.
  3. Would be interested in using this as as a part exchange towards a Jazz type, or short scale 4 string. With cash your way. Lightweight cab also considered or Ashdown RM EVO 500 amp also of interest. Fantastic lightweight introduction to the world of 5 string bass. Like most Harley Benton basses, this is a really well put together bass. 18mm sting spacing. Very easy to play. Roswel pickups sound really good and punch well above their weight. Used this in a good few 4 hour rehearsals, very light on the shoulders and it sounds great too. Lot of useable tones avilable with the PJ configuration. Have now bought a BB425X so this one needs to find a new home. As I don't plan on moving exclusively to 5 strings I don't need more than one of them. In great condition. Would make a great first step into 5 string bass or really good back up bass. Collection or meet up in Merseyside or the Northwest. Vintage Series Body: African alder Bolt-on neck: Canadian maple with Roseacer skunk strip Fretboard: Blackwood Fretboard inlays: Dots Neck profile: D Fretboard radius: 350 mm 20 Frets Scale: 864 mm Nut width: 45 mm Double-Action truss rod Pickup: Roswell PBA / JBA Alnico-5 single coils 2 Volume controls and 1 tone control Hardware: Deluxe Chrome Deluxe brass saddles Classic PB-Style machine heads Ex-factory stringing: D'Addario EXL .045 - .130 Colour: Vintage white high-gloss
  4. Back to black Andy on both of them. It just works with those colours
  5. One of the main things was the 424x had chromes on it, which I really like. The 1024x had nickel round wounds on it. It did sound very good for lots of different genres but without being able to nail the differences I just preferred the 424x. At one point I strung them both with nickel round wounds and they sounded very close to each other. Ultimately I needed to make some space for an incoming purchase and I decided there was more resale value in the 1024x. So that was sold on and I kept the 424x. I have no regrets moving it on. Just think the 424x does everything I need at a much cheaper price than the 1024x. The Build quality was definitely better on the 1024x, neck construction, nut, different neck pickup But the 424x is no slouch and just really good work horse. Ultimately the 1024x was sold on to pay for a precision bass.
  6. I saw that as soon as I looked at the OP's first picture. Top marks for bringing it to life
  7. Just picked up a 425x after placing a wanted advert. Keeping my 424x company as the 414 and 734a have been under the bed since lockdown began. Fell out of love with the BB shape a few months ago but I've been seduced back into the fold 😲. Bought a Harley Benton 5 string to tip a toe into the 5 string pond. Really liked it so thought I would give the 425x a shot. So far so good. Not miles better than the Harley Benton and a hell of a lot heavier but with a wide leather strap you don't notice to much and it balances well too. Currently wearing old Cobalt Flats which seem to suit the bass. The B string feels pretty tight, possibly better than the Harley Bentons. Think am going to get on with this but may alternate between this and the Harley Benton, which is wearing DR Hi Beams
  8. I find the 414 neck a lot slimmer than my other BBs . Getting close to Jazz width.
  9. I had the 1024x too and used it on all my gigs, mainly because it cost more than the 424x but eventually I realised I prefer the tone of the the 424x, so the 1024x was sold on.
  10. The 424x sounds superb. I have one with old flatwound Chromes on it and love it. Seems to suit the music we do down to the ground. Recently got 425x. This one has Cobalt flats on it. So far so good with that one. Might put some new round wounds on BB 414 to get some top end brightness. Andy what neck do you prefer out of the 414 and 424. For me the neck on the 424x is just perfect.
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  12. I like them all. Even the headstock looks better
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