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  1. Rikki_Sixx

    Headphones with a long lead.?

    I got a pair of Sennheiser over-ear headphones about 7 years ago that have been fantastic. The cable is maybe 3m, great audio quality and cost me under £20. I don’t remember the model name but I need a new pair (I broke them, they were still going strong but I’m clumsy), and I’d happily buy the same again. Great for bass practice.
  2. Rikki_Sixx

    Crackling amp pots. Repairable?

    Thanks both of you! As you both suggested that pretty much simultaneously it’ll be the first thing I’ll try. Would I need to open the amp up to get to the electrics, or just take off the knobs and spray on from the front?
  3. My little 30 watt Laney combo has seriously crackly pots at the moment. I’ve encountered this before after long periods where it’s gone unused and got a bit dusty. Twiddling the knobs (ey up) cleared it up last time, but I noticed this week that all the knobs are crackling and popping. There are 6 pots and it affects them all. Sometimes turning any of them causes the volume to dip, or the sound to warble a bit. Is this something that I could repair at home? If I needed to take this to be service, cleaned or repaired would it likely be expensive? I’m hoping I won’t have to open her up and do any soldering, and if it’s an expensive fix I might have to look at getting a cheap replacement! 10+ years of service, she’s done well!
  4. Rikki_Sixx

    N (un) ‘effed BD - Squire P - Black Beauty!!!

    Proper priorities!
  5. Rikki_Sixx

    My new Pointies- 80’s/early 90’s Japanese Porn

    Yes! More dogs with gear
  6. Rikki_Sixx

    My new Pointies- 80’s/early 90’s Japanese Porn

    That black sparkle is noice
  7. Taking the pickguard off my VM Jazz and was just thinking how nice it would be without one at all... then discover the big hole in the body underneath! 😆

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    2. neilp


      My fretless VM Jazz had no routing under the pickguard. Are the fretted ones different then?

    3. mcnach


      @neilp The fretless one came without a pickguard originally, so the routing for the neck pickup was clean.

    4. neilp


      That explains it...

  8. Rikki_Sixx


    That looks like a real winner, especially for that price! Never been a fan of anything Stingray-ish (purely in terms of looks, never played one), but that colour combination with the maple neck may have converted me! I think the pickguard shape usually puts me off but I’m into this one!
  9. Rikki_Sixx

    Stolen - Scott Devine’s Moollon P

    When people leave a bag on their car seat saying "well there's nothing valuable in there anyway", the local smegheads won't know that until they've launched a brick through the window! Hope he gets it back. I'm in Leeds so will be scouring the local Crap Converters and similar - there's at least 4 that I could cover on my dinner break and I'm not even in the city centre.
  10. Rikki_Sixx

    Fireman - this could be the start of something.. umm..

    What’s the red like if you layer it up? I’m thinking instead of adding black you could build up the red and hopefully it’ll be darker and richer so you could get a bit of a red-burst effect. Are you using ink?
  11. Rikki_Sixx

    Jazz - Building a retro beast

    If this thread has been dragged from the grave we need to see the old pics again, they've all disappeared! Where did you get up to? Any colour on the body?
  12. Rikki_Sixx

    Can we borrow your spare pickups please?

    Luckily I didn’t send any pickups off, but if they were going to be kept for over a year then it should probably have been mentioned up front. The initial post sounded like a quick borrow, posted back sharpish. Glad to hear that so many have been returned so far, fingers crossed for the rest of you.
  13. Rikki_Sixx

    Fireman - this could be the start of something.. umm..

    And it’s so much more satisfying when you’ve done it by hand - even if it takes longer or isn’t quite perfect!
  14. Rikki_Sixx

    Recommend to me a new bridge!

    I put a Gotoh B201-4 on my Jazz last year. The holes line up perfectly with the standard bent bit o' tin, I didn't need to shim the neck and it's got a good heft to it. Definitely recommended. Mine's 2nd hand and it feels built to last!
  15. Rikki_Sixx

    ‘72 style P Bass Kit Build finally FINISHED!!!

    Cream with the 70's style white pickguard is the winner for me! The cream looks awesome by the way, is that the erm.. finished finish? What are you using for the fretboard? If it's something dark like rosewood I'd colour match the headstock, but I'd probably leave it natural if using a maple board.