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  1. I play German. It's down to either person preference or what your teacher plays
  2. I'd imagine that if the back is solid then so are the sides. Hybrid usually means laminate back and sides.
  3. I will upload a recording of my Jtone through a Sansamp Paradriver. The sound is killer!
  4. Hmmmm I can't say I've personally come across that issue. But yes i am aware slightest movements can alter the sound drastically.
  5. Just wanted to share some love for this pickup. Having used a realist copperhead for a few years I stumbles upon this pickup that I had in my spares box. Hooked it on and fired her up and I'm selling my realist as a result. Running through my Sansamp Paradriver it provides a really focussed thumpy tone excellent for rockabilly/ swing. Anyone else using a jtone and loving it? What other pickups from him have you used?
  6. Have solved this issue now. After looking at loads of things such as F hole covers etc I had the pleasure of borrowing a Sansamp paradriver. This has a built in HPF and instantly sorted all of my issues. DI straight out of the paradriver into the desk with rumble filter engaged and I get a fab tone with no feedback issues at all. I was close to order the raferty but the Sansamp offers more tone shaping ability. Thanks for the help!
  7. You could look onto gut a like Swingmasters. Awesome synthetic gut strings where the e and a are round wound in copper to improve clarity and sustain. Been using this set for 2 years. Great for slap, tuning is great and sound through my realist is a real vintage thump. Get them from Thomann.
  8. Currently have a big single mounted on my bass as a backup/ for rooms where my realist isn't working. Pleased with the pickup. Has some unpleasantness in the highs but when controlled a very usable sound.
  9. So have played a few shows with this set up and I am starting to notice a regular problem that I need to overcome pretty sharpish. Any advice is gratefully received. I am playing with a what I believe to be a hybrid bass strung with Gut a Like Swingmasters. I use a David Gage Realist going into a Sansamp bass driver preamp. From here I go into an Ampeg BA-115 and DI straight out of the Ampeg into the pa at every show. I use in ear monitors to avoid feedback issues and use a very low stage volume as the bass is being driven through the FOH. The issue that I am having is a loud boomy sound when I play certain notes. This is mainly the A, Bb and B on the G string. What might be causing this and how can I avoid it in the future?
  10. Hi all I went to play a bass that was advertised locally to me. As soon as I played it I was instantly in love. A really open sweet cello like tone under the bow, lovely thumpy pizz sound and excellent playability though the G string is really low so will look into getting a new bridge later this year. I'm going to be removing the MAG pickup and strings and replacing with gut-a-like swingmasters and my realist pickup. The guy I purchased it from says that he bought it from an instrument shop 5 years ago somewhere in Lincolnshire. He said the dealer told him it was dated from the 1980's. Any info that you may be able to provide would be greatly appreciated.
  11. Sorry again unrelated but I believe I have just got my hands on one of these. Label inside is different but shape, tuners and everything is identical. A lovely bass in a very pale brown/blonde. Needs a new bridge but is beautiful instrument!
  12. I have owned one of these. This is a really nice playing and really nice sounding bass. Sold mine and kinda regret it now.
  13. Gut a like swing master E is a very articulate string for slapping.
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