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  1. Just saw this, thought one or two people here might be interested. https://www.reddit.com/r/diyaudio/comments/8swmq7/needed_a_15_x_88_inch_port_tube_to_fit_in_a_6/
  2. I bought the wood ages ago and did nothing else afterwards...
  3. excellent video, Phil. Thanks!
  4. I had the thought on the back of my head for a few weeks now but I'm feeling a bit pushed with the "Does anyone use a bass & amp" thread. I've been downsizing my rig progressively. Pedals are out, tuner pedal has been replaced with a clip on (could get a better one though, the korg I have is a bit annoying) and now it's time for the amp. I have a GK MB200, one of the greatest pieces of gear ever. It's light, LOUD, a total workhorse. given I'm not in a band with an own practice space (anymore) I rarely use it. Gigs are mostly either DI to the PA or using whatever amp there is on stage. Pretty much I only need it when there is nothing else, and even then it's an overkill. There is right now a very nice GK MB150 combo on the second hand market, which would be much more portable and even easier to set up (I know, it's just two cables). For all the other times I could get a nice DI to keep it on the safe side, if the venue doesn't have anything particularly nice or plain crap. I think I would miss the MB200 just for its sentimental value only. Or is it a stupid move altogether? Curious to hear your thoughts!
  5. how light is it? I've scraped a body already for this. the neck I have is quite solid and the bass as a whole felt really unbalanced. I've been eyeing these online to buy as a replacement, but if it's going to be the same as what I discarded already, it makes no sense.
  6. I'm at €600 at the moment. When I started playing bass I set up a spreadsheet with what I was getting and its price. It also helped keeping track of the trading hobby. To be fair I gave up most of the pedals (I'm enjoying a lot going straight to the amp right now, let's see how long that lasts) and I'm missing a cab also (still have to source the Beyma for the BC12"). Not counting cables either.
  7. Title! I bought a simple onboard preamp (by a polish guy online). great thing, only around 10€. I'm right now running only the neck pickup, so it's kind of a P bass I suppose. What I'm investigating right now are all the infinite amount of options I have to add the rest of the controls. Normally for a jazz type base (two pickups) I'd go either for V/V/T or V/B/T. There is enough discussion around that, but much of it is focused around the real estate J basses offer. Having removed the preamp I have six holes to fill (if I wanted to - I have no issue leaving many alone). so, what would you propose? Master V/V/V/T? V/V/T/kill switch? V/V/T/T like a Les Paul? sky six is the limit!
  8. this is excellent! although I enjoy very much all the talk going around in the 12" build diaries et al. sometimes I feel there is little room for the "ghetto DIY" and other better approaches, everything that doesn't necessarily aim for perfection. they can sound good too! show us how it sounds if you ever have the chance!
  9. excellent tips, thanks. I've seen my dad working that way with wood for ages, I don't know how didn't I think of it before...
  10. I recently got a Peavey Cirrus BXP second hand. As I was changing the strings I noticed the machine heads were a bit wobbly. I thought it would be the nuts but they were very tight already. They are loose "in the same axis the string coils" in the machine head. That's the best I can describe it, sorry can't post photos at the moment. Machine heads are fixed in place only by one screw, very tiny. And the machine heads that are loose have this screw turning in place not doing much pressure. How can I fix this? Wood filler and screwing again? Thanks in advance!
  11. You're a clever guy, Andy! https://www.willhaben.at/iad/kaufen-und-verkaufen/d/fender-bassgitarre-242390124/
  12. One of those days... Someone is offering an original fender precision. What strikes me as odd is that it has a single coil pickup (as opposed to the split) and a pickguard shaped as the ones on a split coil design. Normally single coil p's have a pickguard covering the horns and going only up to the pickup. i couldn't find anything similar in google so far. At best it's probably a japanese copy and someone put a fender decal on it, but wanted to check if anyone knew about this particular config. I'm on mobile right now, can post photos later. Cheers!
  13. I saw that one after browsing a 20 page talkbass thread about this. I even considered it but after thinking about how I failed with DIY pedals I immediately disregarded the idea (:
  14. Thanks man! I've been trying to find something while at work without any luck and almost gave up hope (:
  15. exactly! AGB918-2 is the one I've been eyeing as for what they show on the diagram it's for two pickups (I suppose it all depends where I put the preamp in the circuit) but I couldn't see it in any online store "nearby" (I'm in Austria, btw). only one in dubai with a weird website.
  16. I meant I like the artec one. disregarding the noise. I don't like the mk1.
  17. turns out the scale difference is not really an issue. still it's a much heavily built bass as my cort. the poly finish on the neck is another thing I'll have to get used to. as a side note, the guy who sold it to me also threw in a set of tapewounds (which had already, but he said they were very old). the feel funny to the touch (good funny, I suppose). I still have to hear them out through an amp. other than that, can't say I care too much about stringing through the body. I even think it's counterproductive... how do you "untwirl" the strings when mounting them. maybe it doesn't matter but that's why I like top loading bridges (and luckily the one this bass can be both). about the neck through body, I still have to make up my mind. to soon to tell. I guess I'm a simple man
  18. so, as an update: I installed the preamp. just can't get to solve a noise/grounding issue. probably just me, but I'm still sending it back. I realize now that I actually don't care at all about the eq. I like the "preamped" sound but I can do without the eq as I never use it really. I'm trying to find options for a preamp with no eq but it's really slim pickings. so far I found a very interesting a dual channel bartolini which could work perfectly in this case but it's impossible to get anywhere a polish one guy shop made G-501 a NOLL electronics can anyone add any other candidates to the list? any experiences with any of these?
  19. well yes... I have to admit that every now and then I find insane deals on the local market. like that time when I got an old Ampeg BA110 for 30€
  20. After all the woes with my Cort B4, although still waiting for the preamp to arrive, I saw this thing posted locally and decided to go for it. Clearly some kind of emergency sale, the guy posted it for €140 and went down to €120 by himself. Thinking that's what you pay for an affinity these days, it can't be that bad! Especially after reading so many good things about the guitar in talkbass. They guy came by my office to drop it (delivery included!) so I haven't had a chance to try it. I'll get around it this weekend for sure. I just hope it doesn't go through batteries too fast as it uses two. As far as I could understand it actually has active pickups, not only the preamp. The other thing I'm curious about is the 35" scale. Here are some pics of the wild finish it has... roar!
  21. well... the artec pre is in the mail. should be arriving any time now. with any luck I'll do the swap this weekend. fingers crossed...
  22. I might try this. I've read about artecs in the past looking for alternatives but I didn't find any consistent opinions about them. Thruth is tough that I could do without the pre. I've noticed that I rarely touch the on board eq- I fiddle what the amp offers and leave it at that. But for 30, why not...
  23. The problem exactly! I looked into this as well. The mk1s are sealed. I cant just use the cover to put whatever beneath them. And other soapbars besides batrs, nords have different measurements. I'd to route more roome for the new ones and I'd have a gap in another dimension. Im interested in this! Could you show/tell a bit more about the end product?
  24. Ive been playing a Cort B4 for the last couple of years. Before that it was an affinity precision. I really like the dimensions of the neck, the frets, the feel of the finishing. I've struggled since forever with the electronics. Runs through batteries too fast, pre is a bit noisy and the pickups too quiet and just don't like how they sound (for reference, I already check if they didn't came switched bridge/neck and they didn't). I paid 250€ second hand for the thing. The only possibilities to upgrade the electronics are other bartolinis, nordstrand, aguilar... All of them costing over 100 per pickup plus the pre. There is no mid budget alternative! Do I really have to put almost the cost of the bass to upgrade electronics? (Not entirely fair, I know I got it second hand but still) If the thing came with p/j or emg format pickups it would be an entirely different scenario. /Rant off
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