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  1. P-Bass shielding question

    Shielding - and grounding the shield well - will improve rejection of radiated noise. Whether you can hear any difference in a given environment is a different matter.
  2. P-Bass shielding question

    First thing is to makke sure the aluminium of the pickguard is in good contact with the copper tape - ideally all the way around so it forms closest you can get to complete enclosure. Second - Copper is a technically better screening material than aluminium but aluminium will do a good job too.
  3. setting Intonation

    Do you know the thread spec' of the saddles ?
  4. Cheap Leads

    +1 Just cut it off; re prep the cable following OBBD recommendations, Clean up the XLR - I recommend using 'solder wick' ; tin up cable and connector and off you go :-)
  5. How is this possible, EMG parts rant

    Those EMG 'Select' pickups on the Hohner B2A (I have one) are Hi-Z pickups ( witness you can switch the on board preamp out of circuit and still get a good strength signal) so not the 'trademark' EMG Lo-Z technology.
  6. Where to buy wood?

    I reckon you'll need to define what species you want first and whether you want it seasoned / ovened or whatever...
  7. Recreating the Trace Elliot SMX signal path

    Just a quick note to say that not all TE SMX compressor pedals sound the same. I had two at one point and noticed a difference. Looking inside the PCB issue number was different. I haven't found anything documented on it - might just be a level difference...or something. One definitely sounded 'better' somehow so obvs I kept that one.
  8. setting Intonation

    First stop: nut height ?
  9. Can you be more specific on the actual make / model of the EQ unit ?
  10. New Tech21 Q\Strip.

    [quote name='Al Krow' timestamp='1508845045' post='3394775'] Sweepable frequency 20Hz to 20khz Q Q adjusts equalizer 0.5 to 16.0 Gain -20.0 to +20.0 I'm not entirely sure what the "Q" does, but I'll have a tinker! [/quote] 'Q' is a measure of the bandwidth of a filter. The higher the Q the more selective the filter. Rough Guide: Lower Q values = broader filter curve and tend to sound more natural. High Q values for targetting (cutting) particular 'problem' frequencies / resonances. I just saw others had answered along the same lines as I didn't see the second page.
  11. [quote name='Grangur' timestamp='1507211951' post='3383964'] Most Fenders live with the same plastic nut for years. There's no reason why a plastic one won't last on a bass for ages, unless it gets knocked. [/quote] Yes - that was my point really. That a nut tends to last ages - possibly as long as the bass - anyway (not that I haven't had broken nuts on some old basses). Not suggesting that brass is too soft to use - obvs lots of brass nuts out there...
  12. [quote name='Deester' timestamp='1507118626' post='3383411'] Looking for the best option in terms of a replacement. I like the idea of a brass nut as, in theory, it will never need to be replaced again but if I do go for brass, [/quote] I'm not sure why a brass nut would need replacing any less frequently than an alternative - not that nuts need replacing very often. Brass is quite a soft metal.
  13. Amp input jack nut/washer size?

    Yes - there are 'Fine Thread' Potenmtiometer fixing nuts. It's always a problem to get single pieces of small items like this. Prob this type of thing: [url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/M8-X-0-75-Pitch-Lock-Nut-For-Guitar-Pot-potentiometer-Pack-Of-5-50-100-/281867227480"]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/M8-X-0-75-Pitch-Lock-Nut-For-Guitar-Pot-potentiometer-Pack-Of-5-50-100-/281867227480[/url] Best option is ifg you can find a 'scrap' nut from something. Elese I've worked out it's cheaper to buy a pot and use the nut from it - from CPC etc...
  14. Rechargeable power supply station....?

    [quote name='EBS_freak' timestamp='1503041028' post='3355195'] Made my own. [url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AAx8-AA-x-8-Battery-Holder-Case-Enclosed-Box-With-On-Off-Switch-Leads/400570557989?_trkparms=aid%3D555014%26algo%3DPL.DEFAULT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20151005190705%26meid%3D18c19475bf0c4b20a6c2c7a12bfe4695%26pid%3D100506%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D1%26&_trksid=p2045573.c100506.m3226"]http://www.ebay.co.u...3.c100506.m3226[/url] and 8 eneloop pros. Just reverse the polarity on the attached cable. [/quote] Looks a useful box but I'm not clear - Are you removing the batteries to charge them ?
  15. Compressor for a noob

    [quote name='BigBassBob' timestamp='1502724971' post='3353125'] I'm thinking that's not the image you wanted to link as that's very far from a compressor [/quote] +10