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  1. Squier are due to release a graffiti yellow version of the Affinity Jazz sometime in August. It's a colour I love, slightly less interested in the "Affinity" part as they're the bottom of the Squier budget line. Anyone got any thougts on the modding potential in terms of buying parts - i.e. can I drop in a standard Jazz size scratchplate, and pickups, replace the bridge with an off-the-shelf bridge, or even replace the neck with any old Fender fit neck etc. or are Affinity basses... different? In terms of expected quality of the body and neck (so, just the wooden bits) are these even worth bothering with? I realise that modding a cheapy bass can be a waste of time, but if the basic body/neck are generally decent I'm not too worried - but if the body is rubbish wood, poorly finished, or the neck is untameable with lousy frets... then maybe not. I'm not worried about cost, recouping my expenses or whether it's a sound economic idea (I know it's not ). This would be purely for pratting around with and having a bit of fun with a yellow bass...
  2. Saw this in the other thread about Warwicks (and Mayones??) and thought - I wonder if he'll ever sell the Corvette on the right, pretty much my dream Warwick... and here we are and me with no money at the moment... such is life. GLWTS but I hope it doesn't sell till I've saved up... can you wait a year or two?!?
  3. At the end of the day, PayPal only has to abide by their terms and conditions - all of the ideas for photos, receipts and signing are nicely thought through and would give a certain sense of piece of mind - but mean nothing to a faceless corporate entity that really doesn't give a monkeys about you. They just point at the T&Cs and say "sorry, you're out of luck". This is what you agree to when you're a seller using PayPal: "For tangible items, post the item to the shipping address on the “Transaction Details” page. If the item is delivered in person or if the payment recipient posts the item to a different address (for example, if the buyer asks that you send to another address on the basis that it is a “work address” or a “gift” address) then you will not be eligible for re-imbursement under the terms of the programme." (https://www.paypal.com/uk/webapps/mpp/ua/seller-protection) That's it - don't abide by that and you get nothing... And there's more detail there about what constitutes Proof of Postage, Proof of Delivery, etc.
  4. From the body side of the nut, to the neck side of the pickup is 658mm. From the end of the neck to the neck side of the pickup is 100mm and the pickup is 50mm wide. Happy to do any other measurements that would be of use
  5. From which end? End of neck to top (neck side) of pickup, plus size of pick-up, or distance from nut?? Or something else. Sorry to be so dumb...
  6. Without being able to see the serial number, and what the neck pocket looks like, I'm not prepared to make a bid on this one.
  7. I went short-scale because of a damaged shoulder that just ain't going to get better. It has, basically, meant I can keep on playing. If I had a choice... I would play long-scale basses simply because there's way more choice (and I'd be able to play Warwick Thumb...), but I'm very happy with the short-scales I do have. 6'0", long arms, big hands and don't feel particularly cramped. Afraid not tried it with rounds, but can imagine it would sound nice - tempting. I've tried a Gretsch Junior Jet II in a local shop - it was before I'd got my Cort and wasn't ready to drop over £300 on a short-scale, but it is on my GAS list. From what I remember of it... feels slightly longer than typical shortscale (like the Chowny) because of the body and lack of top horn. Quality controls, and a good sound (2 pup version), bridge was a bit basic, prefer chunky... Neck was good though, not too thin, but not "baseball bat".
  8. I guess I'd say, if you want to dip a toe in short-scale waters - try out a Cort Action Jr because for the money they're nicely put together basses, got good upgrade potential and are a fine example of the breed.
  9. Good question, but from my experience answer is... it depends. I currently have five short-scales - so a comment on each: Cort Action Jr - very light (basswood I think), smaller body than the regular Action series basses. Thin neck and overall the bass feels quite small both sitting down and on a strap. Quality is very good though I did upgrade tuners and bridge just because I could. Hipshot Kickass bridge and ultralite tuners were drop in replacements. Good sound too from the single humbucker. Chowny SWB-1 Standard - body is wide but the short horns means it's pretty compact. Horns also mean on a strap ot sits more like a regular long-scale, but sitting down everything feels, well, shortscale. Slightly chunkier neck but 38mm nut. Strings are a bit close to the edge of the fingerboard, I presume because of the spacing at the bridge. It's pretty heavy - 9lbs or so. Tone is more agressive than the Cort, similar to a Warwick Thumb in some ways. Chowny SWB-1 Pro Fretless - slightly weird one as it's a Pro body (and guts) with a Standard neck. Fretless neck is gorgeous, rest of it is Chowny's usual high standards, but we've not got on so well - don't really know why, maybe I'm just crap at fretless and had two many years fretless long-scale to switch. (Muscle memory has not been a problem on the fretted basses though...) Warwick Corvette Short-scale - regular size Corvette body, stumpy neck. Looks slightly off somehow if you're used to the original But very nice bass, slim neck, 38mm nut. Active pickups and pretty much has the Warwick sound. Lighter than the Chownys at around 8lbs. On a strap sits slightly further out than I waas expecting, mainly because the top horn is quite far from the centre line compared to the others. SBMM Stingray Short-scale - has *that* sound, about same weight as the Warwick and the shortest reach of all five on a strap and sitting down. And the sound... did I mention it sounds awesome? Detuned to D it growls. Of the five it feels the most compact overall. The Chowny Standard tends to be the one I grab when I just want to play something, I love the neck on it (despite the tendancy of the top string to slip off the edge...). It just has the sound for a bass that I've had in my head for the last 30 years. The SBMM is great for recording, just can't get a bad sound out of it. And the Warwick... I just love Warwicks... being the newest acquisition it's not really found it's place yet.
  10. I guess they'll survive if we all buy more basses. #whatyagonnado?
  11. For £70 it's hard to go wrong - even if you use it to practice modding on you can't really go too far wrong. Look forward to the NBD thread and your impressions once it arrives!
  12. And just found this post from 2018:
  13. Just after reading your post, was looking on Amazon and a 4-string Quincy bass showed up... ash body apparently. They're distributors of copy guitars who seem to only sell through Amazon and eBay, and this looks like a poor imitation of a Warwick Corvette (that top horn is really bad...). The 4-string on Amazon is £200 - and that's pretty over-priced... From your photos, if it's a one piece ash body it might be quite nice. Doubt the pickups and controls will be more than functional. Chromed parts looks to be cheap generic stuff. It's not going to be high quality, but for £70 might be playable, doubt it'll sound particularly Warwick like. Their domain http://quincymusic.co.uk is still registered but nothing on the site, only anything at https://quincymusic.wordpress.com/ but that hasn't seen any activity since 2016... Most stuff about them I kind find seems to be "Anyone know who these guys are??"
  14. I generally like EMGs, but flat and wide doesn't really work for me Went hunting last night and the width at the nut appears to 1.65" (42mm??) which is beyond my confort zone...
  15. I have to admit those have rather passed under my radar When I did the first verison of the picture it was really only of the basses I was interested in trying/buying... and then I added more. When I get time over the weekend I'll add in a Supro - looks rather nice.
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