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Rikki_Sixx

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  1. It looks great, whatever it may turn out to be! I'd be interested to know if there's anything in the neck pocket (more out of curiosity, I'm certainly no expert). Absolutely love that burst with the red tortoiseshell!
  2. Bought a Behringer pre-amp pedal from Paul this week and it arrived in great condition and so quickly that I think he must have bribed the postman. It was padded, well packaged and I absolutely love it. Cheers dude!
  3. Out of interest, how old is your Longhorn @martthebass? I know (or think) they've been around a while. I had a Dano '63 bass bought brand-new in around 2009, so I'm not sure how things changed over the years. It was certainly on the budget end! Sounded so good though, I still miss it!
  4. I wouldn't be put-off one way or the other, although I'd expect that a laminated neck has more strength to it. Some people like the aesthetics you can conjure up with a nice choice of timbers for a laminated neck, so that's a potential plus too. The worst neck I ever had was on a Danelectro re-issue (not a 50's / 60's model). It was all over the shop in the end. I'd be interested to know what the construction of the neck was. It was painted black, so it will remain one of lifes great mysteries.
  5. I had a Dano '63 bass which I adored, but I was terrified of doing anything with it. The action was starting to creep higher and when I tried to adjust the bridge the screws started ripping through the top of the body. The neck was bowing, I hadn't been playing long and didn't have a clue what to do. That said, I'd definitely have another. it was comfortable, sounded great and looked as cool as you like. Hopefully I'd have more confidence this time around! Good luck! Keep the pickups though
  6. Hi Bob and welcome! It would be interesting to hear what you mean - you could do a rough n' ready video using your phone or something to give us a better idea of what's happening. Hope you're enjoying the forums!
  7. Hello @Velarian, have another West Yorkshire welcome from me! 👋
  8. I treated myself to a late-lockdown treat (of the small 6-string variety) the other day and absolutely loving it. It needs restringing of course, so while i'm at it I wanted to do a bit of cleaning. There's a little bit of light corrosion or oxidisation around the bushings / washers around the tuning posts, on the front of the headstock. They're Grover Deluxe tuners, presumably nickel? What would be the best way to go about cleaning these, without damaging the finish? I'm hoping not to have to remove these as I'm not all that confident in doing so without wrecking it, but I also don't want to damage the finish. I was going to mask around them with painters tape and give them a few wipes with WD-40 on an ear bud or something but thought I'd ask the collective first. I'm sure plenty of you guys have done this before! The closest I've come to this is chucking a Babicz bridge in some WD-40 for an hour to get rid of some similar oxidisation, but that was off the body at the time. I posted this an hour or so ago on sister-site Guitarchat but realised that BC is much more active, so sorry for the sort-of repost if anyone has seen this!
  9. That Jazz and the Shergold are so nice! What a group
  10. That is a brilliant looking bass. So glad to hear the East J-Tone is easy to install, I really fancy upgrading to one at some point in the future!
  11. Surely they can't deny you time off for medical stuff? 😓 A CT scan won't even take long
  12. These look great, I know it's not the "old" CV line but I've heard great things about the quality. Very similar in build and materials to the VM line, which is absolutely worth the money.
  13. I also have RA so I can empathise to a degree, sounds like a really difficult thing to go through. Hopefully the CT scan comes around soon and you'll get some good news, keeping everything crossed for you @Bassman Sam!
  14. This has been brilliant to follow, really interesting! I love a good, in-depth build diary with tons of info and decent pictures. This is already shaping up to be a stunner, can't wait to see more
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