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  1. Maybe playable. Maybe not. You have no right to recourse if it isn't. I'm quite philosophical about the copies of my stuff floating around. I know my basses are better. I know they're copies of the old chinese versions of my basses, although the factory I used to use swears they are nothing to do with it. I can't stop it - so I don't get excited about it. I also know since we moved production our basses are SO much better than the ones we were getting out of China - even before they started knocking them out with cheaper parts etc. Also Aliexpress is just a marketplace. Like Ebay. They don't actually make anything. They just facilitate the sale.
  2. If that’s what you want to call it. My point was that anything on aliexpress is not ours
  3. They are built by us. All the basses we make are our own designs. We use production facilities in India. We do not sell anything on Aliexpress. Although I believe there are some fakes of our stuff around now. We sell on our own website, and via some retailers in the UK (Bass Direct, Bass Gallery, Andertons and Gear4Music) We at Chowny make the Vantage basses but that’s as close as you’ll get to a 4005 with us. David @ Retrovibe does make small numbers of these in China from time to time. But not through us. Hope that all makes sense.
  4. It was pretty tame for the most part. They sent me an invoice, so stuff must be happening! I'll have a moan at them about the marketing. They really should be ramping it up already.
  5. Making samples as we speak
  6. Another great bash. Rather enjoyed myself. Thanks and kudos for all the hard work organising and making food! See you all next year
  7. I gotta say - you're the first person to complain about the frets. Proof that I can never please everybody. They're medium jumbo frets (which are pretty common across most basses) - what do you prefer?
  8. I thought you sold it. One of the first 12 made. A piece of Chowny history.
  9. Happy to switch it round for you if you want. I have a few SWBs in tobacco burst.
  10. I've also got some clearance left handed Vantage basses. Wasn't gonna bring them - but if there are any lefty players attending that are interested let me know. - Stephen
  11. They're 2018 Chinese Made ones that I've messed with the tailpieces etc etc on.
  12. Just had a chat with Tony Butler (of Big Country fame) and he will be joining me at the bass bash to hang out and chat and geek out about gear. Sure he’d be happy to sign stuff etc.
  13. Right. Things I'll be bringing for people to have a play. Chowny NT4 bass Chowny NT5 bass Chowny CHB-1 bass Retrovibe Volante bass Retrovibe Vantage bass Retrovibe EVO bass Chowny SWB-1 bass Chowny SWB-1 fretless bass All three of my current pedals (Fuzzster, Pitchcraft, Bassmosphere) I've got a bunch of Bassmosphere Chorus/Reverb Stock so will be discounting these if you want one on the day. I've also got some CHB stock from 2018 that have been tinkered with and will makes these available super cheap if anybody is looking for a semi-hollow. Maybe a few other bargains. Don't worry though .. I won't get salesy! You can come over and have a play regardless. ..... I'll have my credit card machine though 😜 Unfortunately I've got no SWB Pro stock at the moment. If somebody attending owns one it'd be great if you dragged it along.
  14. If nobody else pipes up - I can sort you out. No need to pay for fuel.
  15. Also good for spotting West Country bassists who could (and want to) potentially do videos for me 😉So my visit down there is not entirely selfless.
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