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  1. https://www.bassoasis.com/ Anyone planning on attending ? I'll be there as a long time dedicated fan of Stu. Plus it's been sooo long I haven't gotten involved in a BassCamp. Pretty sure it's going to be fun being a Metalhead in a Jazz/Rock venue 🙂
  2. Looks like a Steinberger M-Series had a child with a 4003.
  3. The whole range of Multiscale of Ibanez is looking quite appealing. The offer some range in the multiscale with medium and short scale. The headless designs are great. However there is a certain appeal to the D-Roc shape that Ibanez is missing. Another point that makes - for me - the difference is teh Banjo/Mandolin frets. Some say it's key for a woodier tone, but glissandoes and bends are sounding better. I must admit I'm already looking at a second D-Roc 5, but full passive.
  4. Dat Green flake is awesome. 😍 I use the same stettings : middle pickup solo'ed has a "P-Bass-like" quality that I like. And the full three pickups has a real modern vibe.
  5. Not that anyone asked for it... but a bit of follow-up. It's coupled with my trusted Ellefson sig strap, and the balance is really great. The fact that it hangs "from the inside" and not the horns allows for no neck dive despite the shape. Lightweight tuners help, also. Still struggling with the fanned frets in the upper register where it's really weird. But I'm getting there. I found that the pickup selector is my favourite feature on the bass. Better than the tone pot that I barely use once I set it. BUt the diversity you can have with the selector is great. I'm having a great time playing all styles (yes, I admit it might seem weird to play I Want You Back on this bass, but it works.) It was kind of a leap of faith to purchase a Fanned Fret with no prior experience, especially with this shape, but I'm glad I made it. Dingwall is clearly way up in the quality department, even with this "budget" line.
  6. The bride spacing can be adjusted with this "warwick-esque" bridge. You might be able to achieve 18/18,5mm.
  7. Received yesterday (Thank you Anderton's and DHL). The beast is quite impressive in real life. It's a bit more complicated than what I thought to get acquainted with the Fanned fret system, especially trying to play in the upper register (wher we can agree a bass player shouldn't be playing 🙂 ) The bass arrive all set up and almost in tune. Which is great. The bypass between passive/active is seamless, volume-wise. No difference in volume which is quite a feat as generally as soon as you add distortion, you need to lower the volume. Not impressed by the tone knob (not a huge difference between on and off, but has a great effect when the disto is on), but the pickup selector works wonder. The neck is perfect. Fo me. Meaning it's not as thin as you might expect from a "modern" instrument. The 18mm string spacing adds to the fullness of the neck. It'll need a bit of time in order to get fully acquainted with this one, but the assembly the overall quality, the very broad rang of tone between active, passive and 4-ways pickup configuration makes it a fantastic instrument.
  8. "Zombie" Thread Alert. Pulled the trigger on a HellBoy limited Edition. Very tempted I was by the onboard distortion, And I was eager to play a fanned fret, and I wanted an "offset" shape. Ticked all the boxes. Should arrive by the end of the week.
  9. You don't plan a visit to the exotic Northern France, do you ? Although I need to visit Scotland...
  10. I'll happily take it off of your hands if you're willing to ship it to the distant and exotci country of France. 🙂
  11. I'm having a very wide qpread regarding bass values. ON the Top Shelf are my Stradi Custom made (and paid new over 4k€), a Warwick Dolphin Pr1 5 and two buzzard Bolt-On. (8 and 5-strings). OPn the medium shelf are a Sepctor NS2a (Kiorean), two ibanez (BTB Terra FIrma 5 and BTB675), a Korean Warwick Reverso.. And on the bottom shelf are a few modded Harley Bentons. I tend to messa round and customize most of my basses. I play all basses regardless of the price point, just having fun assemblign/dissasssembling them, putting different pickups and preamps.. They each have a distinctive personnality and I reckon it's good to have a cheap workhorse you don't fear to bring to this shady, greasy, WTF bar where we all sometimes play. 🙂
  12. I used this kind of idea for my Stradi : http://stradi.pl/basses/symphony-bass/amunet/ The burl of the wood has been emptied and replaced by resin, revealing the red venneer underneath the wood. Carefu though, as the resin is quite heavy, leading to a heavy bass.
  13. I'm mainly dialling some "signature" tones from some players with what I gather from the interweb. So as each has a different set of EQ, I find it interesting to be able to choose each frequency and level. I don't "always" need 6 bands, but it's great to have options.
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