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Hellzero

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  1. Thanks @rmorris, I'm glad somebody else explained this phenomenon, that has nothing to do with a missing or forgotten bridge grounding as it's there. That said people still have to evolve as well as science that doesn't have all the answers. So thanks again for your crystal clear explanations, hoping the missing bridge grounding believers won't stone you for heresy. 😉 And I really should stop telling bullsh*t instead of giving a correct answer when I'm fed up, but it's too late to change (me).
  2. Yes, the link talks about compensating for bad bridge grounding and also a lot of other interesting points that you decided to ignore as well as explanations about the issues of conventional bridge grounding. No, I have no shares in it, but maybe I should. Now I have a question for you : Can you explain how a totally ungrounded body can ground the strings to the electrical network, as it's what the instruments grounding is supposed to do ? Yes, I know the answer.
  3. Check the link below as you seem to take me for an idiot. Maybe if this phenomenon is also described by a pickup maker, you'll start to understand that pseudo science can't explain everything. Remember that the earth was the center of the universe according to science until a guy called Galileo proved science or, better, belief was wrong ... https://d-buz.com/ Ask studio resident Anthony Jackson why is he using the above items and why his hyper high priced basses or his faithful old Precision also have this issue ? That said, the above is a fast and easy solution to these grounding issues. Check also Faraday's work, it will help understanding this phenomenon too. And I think it's time for me to stop helping people, especially when they don't want to evolve or understand that it's not because the majority is wrong that the majority is right. It's only the minority that has made the human kind evolved...
  4. Bridge made out of bad conducting alloy showing good results on a meter, but being really poor in real life or mechanical issues in the bridge itself... There is no logical, to date, scientific reason behind this typical Fender(ish) issue. All I can say is, as I mentioned earlier and as @GlamBass74 explained for his bass, that all the instruments I had to fully shield had all a theoretically well grounded bridge, but were buzzing when not touching the strings and became dead quiet after a full shielding as explained, twice, above. Sometimes you have to accept that science, at the present day, doesn't have all the answers to all our questions. It's not a mystery, it's just that science still has to evolve.
  5. Lignum Rosa in Latin simply means rosewood without any other distinction as Rosa covers at least 200 species. 😉
  6. Looks like the crowd funding didn't make it... https://www.gofundme.com/f/jack-songs-an-allstar-tribute-to-jack-bruce?utm_campaign=p_cp_display&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_source=customer
  7. The forgotten bridge grounding is a myth. All the basses I had to fully shield, and we are speaking hundreds if not thousands, all had a grounded bridge and a theoretically perfect ground continuity... The only way to solve this typical Fender (and relatives 😉 ) issue is to do a perfect shielding with all cavities linked to have a total continuity. The graphite paint or so called copper paint is not working at all, which is explained by the poor conductivity of the paint (check with a meter if you don't believe me) and the lack of links between the cavities. I've been telling that Faraday principle for years and I'm glad someone else is also "telling" it.
  8. I've just fitted this Noctua model in my Markbass Combo 121 Lite Alain Caron and it's working flawlessly : https://www.amazon.co.uk/Noctua-NF-A6x25-FLX-Premium-Quiet/dp/B009LEKGGE/ It comes with all the adaptors needed, but you'll have to use the 3 to 4 one and transfer the black and white wires to the Markbass connector, nothing extraordinary to do with a decent soldering iron. I've used the Ultra Low Noise Adaptor to reduce the fan noise by 18 dB !!! compared to the stock Markbass fan. Here are the measurements made 5 centimetres away from the fan to get useable measurements, so the measured noise is not correct as it's way too close. 1. Markbass original fan (already quiet Fonsoning) : 2. Noctua at maximum speed (no Ultra Low Noise Adaptor) : 3. Noctua at minimum speed (with Ultra Low Noise Adaptor) : This is the original fan :
  9. The Precision bass is the epitome of the single pickup bass and simplicity, so yes it's all and everything you can get, or switch to its evolution (Music Man or G&L). It will be hard to beat, indeed.
  10. Nope, it's a 30.5 inches scale. https://www.thomann.de/gb/harley_benton_beatbass.htm
  11. Compared to a Fender, it was cheap at around one third of their selling prices. Using an official inflation calculator (Bank of England), these mid April 1962 £30 GBP are worth today, mid January, roughly £700 GBP, which is certainly closer to the reality as an USA Fender bass is roughly costing £1500 GBP and was announced at £100 GBP mid April 1962, but according to the same inflation calculator, it now makes a rough £2300 GBP simply showing that instruments nowadays are way cheaper than in the 60's. So this Höfner was definitely a cheap bass back in the day and is sold today at least 4 times what it should really cost !!! Thanks Macca. 😉
  12. Maruszczyk and Messinger have their own affordable custom shop. Here is their configurator : https://www.public-peace.de/custom-shop Don't forget to check the luthiers, they are not always ultra expensive.
  13. And the original American MusicMan SUB's were passive.
  14. Here's all you can get by Thomann, use their filters... https://www.thomann.de/gb/misc_4_string_basses.html?feature-45023[]=H&feature-8509[]=Passive&oa=pra&gk=GIEBS4&filter=true And short scale basses too : https://www.thomann.de/gb/short_scale_basses.html?feature-45072[]=H&feature-45072[]=J&feature-45072[]=S&feature-45073[]=Passive&oa=pra&gk=GIEBSC&filter=true
  15. @Clarky is right, it's chrome hardware on both basses, so maybe it's Alan Davey's former Ric.
  16. Download this, it's a kind of bass wiring bible, it's in German, but the diagrams are universal : http://www.ak-line.com/medium/Bassschaltungen.pdf
  17. No, it's not, the Dual series are dual channels (or twin channels) with mono output, so here a 1400 Watts output under 4 Ohms. https://www.grbass.com/portfolio/dual-1400/
  18. Following too. Hey Nick, remember that Brian May's home made guitar has an oak neck, which is supposed to be a sonically dead wood, so we might have another good surprise here with Ben's build.
  19. I found an old photo of my (El) Maya taken in November 1985 as an exercise for an imaginary album cover. Now calling @Bassassin to tell us exactly what model it was.
  20. Do you still have windows and doors ?
  21. Why did I sell my Wal for peanuts in the 90's, why, oh, why ? 🤦‍♂️ Just as @dyerseve, I usually don't like black basses and fivers, but this one is just haunting, and not only me, apparently. GLWYFS.
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