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  1. Just ordered another set so looking forward to putting fresh ones on. Hopefully without the rust!
  2. Think I’m gonna give them another go. They seem so right on my p bass.
  3. Thanks for the replies. my set haven’t corroded any more than the initial spots, so I must have cobalt friendly sweat too. It’s a shame they haven’t got this quite right, but I suppose if they changed the alloy to a more rust proof mix, the sound would change too. Are there any other flats that are similar to the cobalts? I’m not a big fan of chromes so would rule them out.
  4. Hi folks, I bought a set of cobalt flats approx 4 years ago and they came with rust spots here and there on all strings. The set was replaced by EB, but the replacement set had the same issue. I carried on using them as I really liked the sound and feel and have taken them on and off various basses. They’ve spent the last year in the drawer, but last night I thought I’d try them on my mexi p bass. They sound absolutely great on there and am thinking of getting a new set. has anyone been using them recently and found the corrosion issue still exists? Or have EB sorted this? would love to give them another go , but at 45 squids, I’m a bit reluctant if there are still QC problems. cheers!
  5. I have the same Problem with a set of elites flat wounds. was actually thinking of getting a set of the GHS Precision’s but may reconsider now. https://imgur.com/a/g8m2ryM
  6. Just bought Nigels Zoom pedal which arrived swiftly and in mint condition. many thanks Nigel, a pleasure doing business! phil
  7. The lacquer delaminating on the neck is a fairly common issue on 90’s models .
  8. I’ve been looking to try the precision flats but have been a bit confused by their scale lengths. Which type would suit a p bass best? All I can seem to find is short, medium or long +.
  9. Just Sold my Musicman Stingray SUB to Bruce. an absolute pleasure to deal. Buy & Sell with confidence with this fella!
  10. Glad you and the Ray are hitting it off Bruce. It certainly looks comfortable in those luxurious surroundings. And was an absolute pleasure doing business. enjoy your new bass fella!
  11. Now sold. many thanks @BruceBass3901 for a smooth and pleasant transaction. Enjoy the Ray!
  12. Set of Elite flats bought from Paul. arrived next day. Top service. thank you!
  13. When I contacted EB re the rust they responded and replaced them quickly so no problems there. But you would think that at £45 ish a set the QC on these premium priced strings would be more stringent. I think if they were priced around the £30 mark players would be more tempted to try them out as they are a versatile string.
  14. I bought a set a couple of years ago and as mentioned had rust spots on all strings. Emailed EB and got a replacement set which also had some rust spots. Apart from this , I actually like them. They feel a bit grippy when new but soon smooth out. Mine have been on and off a P bass and have mellowed out nicely. Shame they’re a bit pricey but I did get 2 rusty sets for the price of one!
  15. Assuming these are long scale to fit p bass? If so, yes please!
  16. Hi Adam, bit dubious about posting as I don’t have a hard case for it. sorry!
  17. Cheers for the input folks. was thinking I may have to go down the physio route. i had some about 10 years ago for tennis elbow which really helped. What stopped that dead in its tracks though was a packet of voltarol tablets I found in the cupboard which I self prescribed. Doctors are very reluctant to give that out these days. Wonderful stuff though!
  18. They look interesting! Funny you say about the ibuprofen. I’ve been taking a couple before gigs and using gel too.
  19. Hi Doc, I do play in a fairly neutral position
  20. Hi folks, I’ve recently been suffering mild pain up the back of my right arm and weakness in the fingers which I’m assuming is an RSI which is obviously not an ideal situation when playing bass. This started a month or so ago after doing a 3 hour gig. I’m also in the building trade so manual work is compounding the problem. Do others out there use any stretching exercises before playing to avoid this or any useful sites that you can recommend. cheers in advance!
  21. Hi folks, I’ve just put a pickup up for sale in the classifieds and there’s a warning/! Triangle next to the post. Not sure if it’s available for people to see, but have I done something wrong with the listing? cheers
  22. Selling the Seymour Duncan bass lines QP that was in my p bass when I bought it. Have since changed to a more vintage type. Nice and clean with screws. will consider trades for fender original, spb1 or other vintage p type. or £48 posted cheers! now sold
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