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  1. That was my exact reason why i moved off metal strings on it " it its doing enough to amplify the sound in the body , having steel strings sound like cats fighting on a trampoline every time you move your left hand. Dump the bronze ... sound like the Fonze ??? no thats crap .....
  2. I have an Old Aria AMB-50 , they are really cheap to pick up used and are ovation knock offs , with the ABS back , i've got it strung with Black Nylons and its more than loud enough to keep up with accoustic guitars ... in fact that thing projects so much you feel it 😉 Oops turns out they are bit more money these days https://thebassgallery.com/products/aria-amb-50b-5
  3. After years and years of never quite being satisfied with my tone , flitting through gear and pedals i've finally settled on one i've been very happy with, which works for almost everything i play , My 2 band Stingray old smoothie .... volume at around 50% , Treble at around 65% bass at around 40% ish , then run it through my zoom b3 compressor patch " opto comp" which i believe is a Aphex punch factory sim , the comp is on for rock and off for less " loud songs ..... other than that I use the Proco Rat sim for standing in the way of control , I can get the same tone from the studio's Ashdowns , to my markbass rig , or straight to the desk with the markbass sim ..... 1 bass and pedal to rule them all ... I even took a train to a gig with "unknown backline " ... I know right O.O
  4. Yup , I have done this with two drummers , who who was just amazing but sadly was promoted up at Harrods and now has no time to do much else . But how it thundered out from behind me ... and it left me oddles of space to just have the bass ring out , our other drummer other took quite some time to learn it and i do feel it dosent quite have the same Gravitas.
  5. We also do a mean version of this , the trick is to have a drummer who is confident enough to get the fills right 😉
  6. I was looking at that .... telebass on the trade sites but my thoughts ... hrmmm its not Maple , i'd not really get on with it. I seem to be the odd man out here ... I love me a maple board ... not one of those horrible satin things ....a good honest to goodness Nitro Lacquer . Its a tone thing for me ... i have two excellent jazzes and its always the maple i go for its brighter and more adaptable as i can turn the town down to find my mud but not get the bite back when im playing somthing that needs it.
  7. I'm a in a band that aims to do this , called Guilty Pleasure , female fronted 90's rock Wheatus , Avril Lavinge , sixpence none the richer , Savage garden alongside the more rockier and acceptable , greenday , and covers staples The bands aim is to hit that 90's and early 2000's stilton factor 😉 im currently in talks to try to avoid doing "busted" mainly because i don't want to have to jump up and down in time on " thats what i go to school for" , which willeend up with 6'4 of me hitting my head on ceilinings and getting concussion Instead pushing pushing for Stacie's mom .... that songs go it going on 😉 This was a result of realising it was always the more cringey oddball numbers we did that got better reception ...along with the audiance age being more 20- 40 somthings who are likely to be down the dog n duck on a thursday night.
  8. The bridge definitely is ... perhaps bigger than the humber 😉
  9. Have you tried putting the magnum III in there you might be surprised how well it fits ...... 😉 Mine is in a Mag 2 case I'm actually the current custodian of Flat Eric's Grey-burst Magnum III ... for anyone who has never played one of these they don't sound anything like you think you might think there all mud ... but they really growl and bark when you need them too , interesting ... did you add the thumb rest along the top to mimic a magnum II's mine doesnt have one and it would definatly improve playability. Synth / lyle
  10. " uses internet magic " here https://web.archive.org/web/20180102111515/http://www.sabreguitars.co.uk/about/ cool isnt it ... this is why nothing ever really goes away online ... Think before you post folks
  11. I have never wanted anything so much that i cant have .... that is fantastic ... i had been looking at something similar on a stand website and they go for close to if not over £200 ... https://www.stand-made.co.uk/product-category/multi-guitar-stand-racks/retro-style-multi-guitar-stands/ I reckon if you dad ever needs a sideline he'd have a queue going out the door.
  12. hrmmmmmmmm Don't suppose you fancy a trade on this for my 70's Classic Jazz from the same series ?
  13. I have the Hotone thunder bass , somewhere .... >.< moving is a bi*** but i remember it actually sounding very reasonable a little SVT , if a little hissy into my old trace elliot 15 inch cab could have easily been bad connections or power ... for the hiss , for headphone practice pretty perfect ... but wouldnt you just be better off using a laptop , some IR responses and a cheap interface.
  14. That's what's special about the old smoothie Ray;s its an original design prototype that was rejected by an admittedly going deaf leo fender . The blurb : "Old Smoothie" StingRay, a faithful reproduction of StingRay prototype #26, designed for Sterling Ball during his time spent testing and developing the original prototypes back in the 70's. Named for its smooth even tone that is reminiscent of the highly sought after vintage Music Man StingRay sound, "Old Smoothie" has been precisely reproduced including the one-of-a-kind custom made 10 pole piece pickup design, body headstock and pickguard shape, 34-inch scale maple neck and fingerboard, low profile narrow frets, hardware, and active electronics.
  15. As a proud owner of one of these ( in my moderate stable of basses , I literally don't pick up any other bass) they are phenomenal , I didn't ever think anything would ever move me away from a jazz width neck , I even ceased looking at the classifieds on here , for months on end ... I have a chocolate burst with the white scratchplate .... and yes you will struggle to find a replacement ..... I tried to find a black replacement but couldn't .. The pickup in these is a 5 string width allowing the strings to rest between the poles to tame a lot of the bark ..... ( unless you dial it in on the classic 2 band eq ) I've just paid a substantial deposit on a house otherwise i'd consider this as a backup and sell every other bass I own.
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