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  1. Well... Actually I'm playing New Orders songs, so I took the bass to have that signature sound. I also have a very faithful Clone Theory replica made by a firm here in Italy and based on an old Reticon SAD 1024 IC. I have rather small hands (like PH), so I feel really comfortable with the bass set like him.


  2. 4 minutes ago, gobasserk said:

    P pick up only ! 😄 (Sorry, couldn't resist) 🙂 


    My question could be silly, but I set up my bass like Peter (using that heavy .060 G string) and I put the neck dead straight by tightening the truss rod. I also reverted all the saddles on the "edge" side and went with thru-bridge stringing. I experience a little fret buzz, so I'd like to have the opinon of the others...

  3. 2 hours ago, hookys6stringbass said:

    I had to change mine through the bridge normally instead of through body... I had got it to tune through body but I gave it 3 days for the string to stretch. I heard people were having problems and I thought it would be a matter of time until mine snapped if I was playing at gig levels of gusto....

    Thank you Hooky6...

    I suspected that going thru-bridge would allow a little less tension on the G string. I'm going to buy a couple of single .060 Rotosounds (someone suggested me they are the same of Elites...) and change stringing in that way. Looking at Hooky's personal bass, seems to me that the G string is not the same set of Elite signature set.

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  4. hello guys,


    I have an issue with my BBPH that only YOU, fellow BBers, can solve...

    I bought 3 sets of Peter Hook stainless steel strings from Bass Center (the are just .040-.105 with a .060 for the high G string...). I strung them through body, but broke TWO Gs as I tried to setup the bass (mine came with a nice flat neck but a high action...). Could be an issue with the string length? I noticed that the string retainer stay on the silk but when I see Peter Hook with his own bass I see and unwound G string. Could be this a custom made for the string through body? 

  5. 3 hours ago, Ricky Rioli said:

    Just noticed, the BB PH comes fitted with the usual Yamaha EXL170: 45-65-80-100. 

    Meanwhile the Bass Centre Elites steel rounds Peter Hook Custom Set is 60-65-85-105.

    Anyone tried those strings on that bass yet?

    I ordered 3 sets, they are on their way from England to Italy...

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  6. On 23/12/2020 at 13:18, Al Krow said:

    Well we obviously need 'proof' in the form of some pics 😁

    How are you liking it so far and how does it stack up against your other basses?

    I'm loving the fact that several have gone straight in with some of the top end models as your first taste of Yammy BBs!

    Here we are!!

    I like it a lot. I found the neck superb, much more than my Rick 4003 from 2017.


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  7. 3 hours ago, Al Krow said:

     Do you have any other Yammy BBs or is this your first? 

    Has Mrs Santa allowed you to play it or are you going to have to wait for Thursday at one minute past midnight? 😁

    No, this is my first BB!

    And yes, Santa allowed me to play, even because it is a self-present! :D

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  8. 3 hours ago, GreeneKing said:

    What did you use to do that Mick? I was going to lemon oil mine just because I felt that it needed it but darkening would look good aesthetically.

    I use horse riding leather tan to "ebonize" rosewood fretboards

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