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  1. I've got a bass with a mystery crackle (comes and goes all the time). I wonder if its the input jack. I've resoldered the wires as the joints look dry, which has improved things somewhat but the crackle is still there. I ordered a replacment input jack, but it only has anchors for 2 wires. The one on the bass has three wires.... What's going on? Excuse my ignorance!
  2. doc40hz

    Kinston Heir Upgrade Path?

    I've recently acquired a Kingston Heir 4 in a trade. It's lovely bass - light and plays really well. The pickups and EQ are adequate - it sounds pretty good, but I think I could get it sounding better. It seems a good solid bass for hot rodding. Pickups - there's a fair imbalance between the MM and the single coil. What single coil and MM combination would people recommend? Pre-amp - Any ideas. I know there are upgrade kits for some MTDs from Bartolini, but I don't see a kit for Heirs. Cheers!
  3. Bought new from bass direct last year and spent most of its time in its case. Im after a Sadowsky so selling off gear to fund it. I have a 2025x which is my workhorse. They are absolutely tremendous basses - best passive basses there are imho! Trades - Sadowsky MV4, A Bongo HH 4, Possibly an Elite Jazz Here's it in action (through an outboard Sadowsky preamp).
  4. I have a hankering for a sadowsky (sellers regret!), so selling some basses off for funds. This is a lovely and pretty light bass. Plays superbly and feels nice to the touch. 2 band MEC pre amp and pups. There’s a bit of crackle when the treble is boosted - not sure what is going on. Could be a loose wire, but I’m not great with wiring and soldering! Price includes delivery. I’m based in Fife.
  5. doc40hz

    MESA BOOGIE D800+ vs GK MB FUSION - gig review

    I can only speak from experience. The MB800 appears to be louder. It appears to not hit its limit, which I can hear when I play (I dont use a compressor. I can hear when my amp hits its limit). I'm aware that the master out knob is different from amp to amp. The boogie limit light was coming on a lot with a single cab and a large guitarist - it was running flat out. I don't use stupid amounts of EQ either. It was just running out of juice. I think the "800 watt" RMS rating is more than a little optimistic. The sound from the boogie is great. I'm an experienced bassist, and have used a ton of gear. I can only say what I experienced, and that was the MB800 was way louder and also seemed to have power to spare. The Boogie, though sounding great, did not compete. I would say that the bands I was playing the Boogie with were extreme - the guitarist in one is stupidly loud and the drummer in the other is stupidly loud also. I played a funk gig with a tremendous drummer and the Boogie was great; Two cabs, and didnt break a sweat. On a side note, I recently acquired a Trace AH350 SMX which is teeth shakingly loud. Bottom line - I would think think of a D800+ as an 800 watt amp - despite what its advertised as. It is, though, a great sounding amp and would do most people formost situations.
  6. Misread the tape! Appears to be 1.8mm!
  7. 1.7mm according to my measurements
  8. It is indeed a fantastic sounding bass. I have an MTD 535-24 which is my pride and joy and a stingray 5 as my workhorse. This is not getting the use it deserves!
  9. I think so - as far as I'm aware the original USA made SUBS were poplar bodied