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  1. Thanks for the reassurance, I've had the back off before and didn't even notice it!
  2. This seems excessive adhesive in my Ampeg. Has it always been there, do you think? The combo is working fine, apart from making farting noises at low volumes. I'm assuming the speaker might be a bit loose on its mountings?
  3. Another Bristol bassist checking in late. Welcome, Jimmy.
  4. Welcome Andy, I'm another Bristol basschatter. I'm sure I've seen Wasabi. A good gig, and impressive (and busy) bass playing, if I remember rightly.
  5. Lovely. I sold an MSG in the late 1990s. Everyone told me it sounded fantastic. I hate myself sometimes.
  6. I have the mark 2 version. It's well beaten up and cost me £150 - to me this seems a great price for a great little bass.
  7. Thanks for all the suggestions. I take the point one will adjust to different strings, but due to misordering single strings I once ended up mixing stainless G &D strings with nickel A& E. Not as stupid as it sounds, perhaps. Big differences in sound quality on same notes across the strings, but there was a big difference in feel too. I'll start with Pro Steels I think.
  8. After 3 years devotion to nickels, I've decided I prefer the sound of steels. Trouble is they don't have the same feel. Any advice on steels that feel like nickel?
  9. it's time to resurrect this project. It did get off the ground in Salisbury, but I moved to Bristol this summer. I can offer rehearsal space in Bristol BS2, and spare amplification for three extra basses (if you're not too fussy!).
  10. Can anyone offer some advice on this technical problem? My Spectorcore 4 fretless has a much lower response from the A string. I've considered the string itself, break angle etc, but the fact is that simply tapping the A-string saddle gives a lower output than from the rest. The volume difference is quite significant, so any ideas are gratefully received.
  11. I bought an Eggle Berlin in about '95 from Coventry, but had to sell it during some crisis or other. Recently I found one in Cash Converters at a silly price so grabbed it. You may not know there's a users' web site http://patrickeggleguitars.org/smf/eggles/ which is independent of the current brand owners. You might do well to advertise the bass there. From the site I learned that the prized models were made up until about '98. I think this is a Milan and though I've seen others with unpainted necks like yours, the control layout is unlike any other Milan, so it may well be a one-off.
  12. Another recommendation for the Ibanez sr500. Mine is also very light at about 3kg. More importantly it balances well - I have another bass about the same weight but it's uncomfortable to play because of neck dive. The sr500 ain't sophisticated, but it can do a wide variety of jobs. Very thin neck though, hence mine is now surplus to requirements.
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