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  1. 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
  2. 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!
  3. Hello @Velarian, have another West Yorkshire welcome from me! 👋
  4. 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!
  5. That Jazz and the Shergold are so nice! What a group
  6. 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!
  7. Surely they can't deny you time off for medical stuff? 😓 A CT scan won't even take long
  8. 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.
  9. 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!
  10. 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
  11. This guy has done some great videos on AliExpress guitars, the condition they arrived in and the work needed to make them playable (or even great). Personally I wouldn't have the confidence in my own ability to fix any issues, but if you're remotely handy and don't mind a finish then it could be fun (and cheap). I think a lot of these Ali Express guitars come from the usual factories 'after hours', knocking out quick unbranded versions of the same gear they make during the day, but quickly and error-prone while looking over their shoulder Edit: His video title is intentionally clickbait-y, but they're worth a watch
  12. Morning Phil, welcome! That's a lovely bit of kit you have there, what is it?
  13. Welcome! What're you thinking for your next bass? I've never had my hands on a Status but heard good things. Suffolk is a lovely place, my better half is from there. Always lovely to visit her parents and head to the coast!
  14. Like you'd find on the top of a classic sponge. You can buy packs of scourers for pennies in most supermarkets, pound shops and the like, seperate from the spongy-bit.
  15. I grabbed a used Small Clone a few years ago, it's bloody brilliant. Really simple, indestructible and sounds great. Cheap as chips and that shiny purple is gorgeous (which is obviously very important).
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