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About ChrisJaxon

  • Birthday 31/12/1959

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  1. I use an NYXL B string and four Rotosound 66's on my 735A. Seems to be a good combo for me.
  2. The Rumble 100 does me for rehearsals as well as small gigs & jams. Has plenty of low end at all volumes and good tones. My main rig is also Ashdown/Barefaced.
  3. …..and the odd Jam cover....! (Or The Who...)
  4. I bought these from Monsieur Lauzon in Canada in 2017, just to give them a try. http://www.lauzonpickups.com They were great and really added a top end to the P bass sound, but that is not the way I am heading at the moment so I have swapped them out for a more 'traditional' tone. You can read a review of the Strat-p pickup here: https://www.talkbass.com/threads/lauzon-p-bass-strat-pickup-full-review.1146948/ Lauzon also made for me the twin coil J-bridge pickup which was installed at the same time. They cost me a lot more than what I am asking, but I am being realistic. They are at a price which is worth giving them a try, I reckon. Something to keep you busy! The pickups have nice long wires. If you need any more info, just let me know. UK postage included in the price! Chris
  5. I was quite pleased how the old Shergold sounded in this recording. Great song too! https://youtu.be/8OLNas2CmCk
  6. Holy moley...... Yamaha bass guitar, https://www.gumtree.com/p/for-sale/yamaha-bass-guitar/1368493735 Price: £80
  7. I know it is not quite an ABM, but this is an RM420 plucked from a combo and put into a MAG case, on top of a Super Twelve. Sounds sublime. Whats more they match exactly!
  8. I have DR Fat Beams on my Yammy BB735A and they sound immense, great feel and fantastic tones. I have Chromes on my Yammy TRBX605FM, and guess what....they also sound immense! I enjoy playing both and to be honest, out front nobody notices the difference!
  9. I have a Shergold Marathon from 1978 and the maple neck is very stable. This is the story from a visit to Norman Holder's factory back in the day: "The maple for the necks comes into the country at around 18-20 per cent moisture content, and is kiln dried down to 10 per cent by the importers. When it arrives at the Shergold factory, Norman stacks it and leaves it entirely alone for a minimum of six months - he's absolutely rigid about this rule since a customer pushed him into using some too early, and ended up with a slight bit of movement in the wood." I have to say it is a lovely neck, with an abominable (but light) piece of obeche for the body. It sounds great though!
  10. I use a RM800 and Barefaced Super Twin, really can't go wrong. Fabulous sound. Horribly loud!!
  11. A black 425 which did not sell on fleabay and has been relisted. Astonished! https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/273994433728
  12. Price now £280 I have another bass in-coming, so one has to go, and up for sale is my Squier Contemporary Active HH Jazz 5-string in black. I bought this new in December 2018, and I have used it at a few gigs and jams, and it sounds great, especially with the wide variety of tones you can get from the two humbuckers with the bass and treble boosts. It can really growl as well as honk. It would be a slapper’s delight, but I do not do slap! The bass is essentially in as new condition, all original. Specification details and video review available on the Andertons website here Strung with d’Addario EXL170’s. I can post the bass if required, but personal collection and try-out preferred. I live near Stroud in Gloucestershire.
  13. At University from 1978 I was an avid keyboards player, (classically trained pianist) and played some great gigs with a bank of keyboards, synths, piano, organ etc. Then I had to spend an year in a bedsit in Germany as part of the Uni course. Whilst there, I missed the music so I bought a beaten up Framus jazz bass, with black nylon wound strings, to give me something to do. With no amp in the bedsit, I just learned to play acoustically, plucking along to songs on the radio. When I returned to Blighty, I sold the Framus for almost nothing (I obviously had no idea what I had in my hands) bought a spanking new Ibanez Roadster, and joined a new wave pop band. The keyboards were also sold to finance this bass obsession (still have sellers regret selling a beautiful Vox Continental organ) and I never looked back. Totally hooked. I think the classical piano training in my youth paid dividends understanding the backbone of the music and song structures, which gave me a leg up.
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