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Happy Jack last won the day on August 7 2019

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  • Birthday 29/12/1956

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  1. All 5-string Lulls are 35" scale (one of the things I like so much about them) but all 4-string Lulls are 34".
  2. A new purchase means that something has to go, plus I temporarily have a carton suitable for posting a bass. This bass is a classic example of how there are no longer any 'bad basses'. Although a cheap bass originally and now being sold at a very knock-down price, this is as playable & reliable as most other basses and sounds like ... well, like a Thunderbird. You'd be hard put to tell this (sonically) from an Ibanez or even a Greco. Sad to relate, I now play almost exclusively 5-string basses and I'm finding it harder and harder to justify keeping any 4-string basses on the wall. This bass has been gigged a lot and has a couple of marks, one a rather annoying new chip in the paint which it only acquired at Xmas. On t'other hand, even at this price it will come with a proper Thunderbird gigbag. I really hate trusting even cheap basses to a courier and the postage cost relative to the cost of the bass is usually quite unreasonable, but I will if I have to. The price for that will be determined by the courier, not me. But I MUCH prefer to meet other Basschatters face to face, make sure that both parties like what they are getting by way of a deal before any money changes hands. The bass is in Harrow (NW London) and I have no problem with driving a sensible distance to deliver in person or at least to meet halfway. Photos:
  3. A new purchase means that something has to go, plus I temporarily have a carton suitable for posting a bass. This bass is a truly lovely piece of work; it's very distinctive to look at and it sounds outstanding courtesy of the Mike Lull custom-wound Thunderbird pickups. If you haven't heard a bass equipped with the Lull pickups then you really should. Sad to relate, I now play almost exclusively 5-string basses (including two Mike Lulls) and I'm finding it harder and harder to justify keeping 4-string basses on the wall. This bass is in flawless, all-original, as-new condition and it comes with the original Mike Lull hard case & case candy. I really hate trusting high-end basses to a courier, but I will if I have to. The price for that will be determined by the courier, not me. But I MUCH prefer to meet other Basschatters face to face, make sure that both parties like what they are getting by way of a deal before any money changes hands. The bass is in Harrow (NW London) and I have no problem with driving a sensible distance to deliver in person or at least to meet halfway. Details & spec: http://www.bassdirect.co.uk/bass_guitar_specialists/MIke_Lull_PT_4_Mahag.html https://www.mikelull.com/options-ordering Photos:
  4. Well now I'm confused ... Sibob is definitely still around, and I thought that Sheponbass was a different guy altogether?
  5. Really not sure about the whole 'band uniform' thing, but whatever.
  6. And I suspect that bass is actually worth the £1500 he wants for it. Lot of money, yes. Too much? Probably not.
  7. 1974 Ibanez Rickenfaker through a beat-up 80's Peavey combo. And FX. Lots of FX.
  8. Happy Jack

    BF 610 Cabs

    I loved my 610 and I wish (1) that I still had it, and (2) that I played the sort of gigs where I needed it. Sadly, without (2) it was always inevitable that (1) would happen. Thing is, the cab is so capable and so loud that it's overkill for the sort of pub/club gigs that I play. I downsized to a 410 but that was OTT as well, and then my bands went the PA support route so I no longer own anything biller than an ElBee 1210. The Barefaced 610 is very portable and easy to move around, and it's about as plug'n'play as they come. The use of the guitar-type speaker for the top-right 10" driver really works well for on-stage monitoring too.
  9. Do people still do this? Announce that this will be their "FINAL TOUR"? Surely this must now be the most discredited marketing ploy in music for grown-ups?
  10. Exactly this. If you're meeting three or four musos for the first time, and under less-than-ideal circumstances, then it could easily be a train wreck. But you could walk away from the wreckage with at least one new contact you'd be happy to play with again in the future. Good luck.
  11. I think it's quite unfair, the way you're all jumping to conclusions like this. Just because there was a single matte-black 4003s5 for sale in the UK for less than £2k before someone pointed it out to me, and now it's gone, there's no reason, absolutely no reason at all, to assume blithely that I bought it. No reason. Ahem. No reason at all.
  12. That was a struggle! If you hadn't specifically told me that it was there, I'd never have found it. Whoever designed that website should be strung up by the microchips. The shape of the pickups has nothing to do with the old shark-tooth inlays, apparently. It's to do with improving the response on the lower strings, or so I was told when I asked them about it. Thanks for the heads-up, Woody. I may now need to have a chat with young Silvie ...
  13. Looking good, and I'm not gigging that night ...
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