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Doctor J

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  1. Take the discarded piece of string you just cut, fold the last 1-2 cm of the end back into a v (like a hook), do the same with the full string and hook them together, then loop a long piece of thread wrapped tightly around to close the mouths of each v, locking the parts together. It works incredibly well.

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  2. On 04/02/2020 at 11:36, Monkey Steve said:

    I was there too (though my impression of Megadeth was much better than yours...I may well have been much drunker than you...I've got a CD of the radio broadcast and it's not stunning) and the two things I remember was Newstead not playing (I'm a bit fuzzy but in those pre-internet days, I'm sure there were rumours that he might still be doing the tour despite having joined Metallica) and there being some delay with the gear at customs which meant Megadeth went on late

    I have that broadcast on tape somewhere. Michael Spencer was playing for F&J, soon to be replaced by Troy Gregory. He’s actually back in the band now. The Megadeth set sounds great apart from them making a meal of Peace Sells...

    I really need to find that tape now 🙂

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  3. 22 hours ago, tvickey said:

    If one wanted to avoid using tapered strings altogether, perhaps this wide-slot saddle insert would be better than what is on the LX5 for the low-B now.

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    It wasn't the saddle which was the problem, it was the tailpiece. The slot for the B string wasn't wide enough to take a B sized wrapped string going right up to the ball end.

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  4. Nuclear Assault supporting Slayer on their South of Heaven tour in 1988. Slayer were alright but NA were like an explosion.

    Cynic supporting Opeth in 2008. I had waited 15 years to see Cynic and, by comparison, Opeth were so dull I left a gig early for the first time in my life.

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  5. First concert - Megadeth/Sanctuary - Olympic Ballroom, Dublin, May 1988
    Last concert - Acid Reign - Grand Social, Dublin, December 2019
    Best concert - Either Death, McGonagles, Dublin 1992 or Therapy? - Hamburg, October 2018
    Worst concert - Limp Bizkit, Dublin
    Loudest concert - Sleep, Button Factory, Dublin, May 2012. Stupidly loud and I would have left had I not brought good earplugs.
    Seen the most - Chic
    Most surprising - Ondt Blod, I felt like Joliet Jake seeing the light
    Next concert - Zakk Sabbath, Birmingham, February 2020 then Cory Wong, Cork, February 2020
    Wish I would have seen - Living Colour and Fisbone are the last on that list after finally seeing Coroner last year

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  6. E to G are D’Addarios and the B is a different brand? Never a great idea. Personally, I think tapered strings make for better low strings. The tapered B you get in a set of Dean Markley SR2000s is mighty.

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  7. I got the bass for peanuts so I could handle the shipping. The actual cost on the shipping label was about €90 but, of course, the seller charged a bit more. Going on ebay postage rates I have seen, the most is about €160 but it varies per seller. There is import duty payable, which works out at about 25% all in. Again, this was factored into what I was prepared to bid for the bass in the first place.

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