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AinsleyWalker

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  1. Amazing drive pedal, bought new in 2016. Works great with guitar, bass, synth, just about anything. Use of Tone and Filter controls in conjunction allow plenty of low end through for bass. Capable of subtle drive to all-out fuzz. Expression pedal input allows you to control the Filter for some useful filter sweep/wah-like effects. Comes with box. Price includes postage.
  2. Mate first of all you've got no idea how much I personally play my basses, so I'm not sure what the need for snide comments like that are implying I'm sat looking at them rather than playing.... Secondly, this is not about comparison, I'm not interested in whether you've never thought about it, good for you I suppose! Another example would be how most people I know have pedalboards that are trashed and filled with dust and dirt and they don't care, but I like mine clean, tidy and laid out a certain way and that's just my preference, I'm not interested in what others do or prefer, I've simply come here asking if it's possible to achieve a certain outcome and if not, then no big deal! I'm not losing sleep over it, just asking for advice...
  3. Well good for all those other people who aren't worried about it lol, personally don't want my bass looking messy and I think misaligned silks look awful, so if I can get them to line up again then I will. If not, I'll just buy a set with no silks. Not a huge deal, just trying to get some advice.
  4. It's more or less level lol.. I tried putting on a set today and none of them were even within 1cm of each other. Just looked completely stupid.
  5. So you're telling me that I could trim off 1 inch or 2 and the silk would end at the exact same point...?
  6. The old set here are all different lengths, meaning they've 100% been trimmed down with wire cutters, as you would normally do with any set of strings. They've not unravelled or anything. They were on my bass for nearly 4 years.
  7. I did say in the original post that each string had been trimmed to a specific length: "I would believe this, except my old set were all aligned perfectly and each string had been trimmed to fit." I find it hard to believe that these strings (and the G string) just happened to line up by chance...
  8. Unfortunately there are no flatwound strings that have no silks
  9. So I broke a string on my Musicman Stingray and put a new set of flats on, but the silks didn't line up after I trimmed them down... My previous set lined up perfectly (were put on by a guitar tech friend). I tried googling solutions but every site/forum tells me that it's simply not possible to get them to line up perfectly... I would believe this, except my old set were all aligned perfectly and each string had been trimmed to fit. He can't remember exactly what he did (it was over 3 years ago he gave me a set-up), but says he can't imagine doing anything special beyond the 3 machinehead rule. I may just keep the old strings that I've taken off and try to get a new set to the exact individual lengths as the old set (bar the G string which is no good and in pieces). Anyone think this will be my best bet? Or have any other suggestions that work for them? Thanks
  10. Here's a pic of headstock end of strings and the ball-end of the D string. All the balls are different colours.
  11. Thanks for the rec. I have very little experience with flats, except this one set that have lasted ages and I'm not even sure what they are for comparison
  12. Oh blimey yeah that doesn't sound like a good look!... Ah apologies to be spreading my pickiness haha!! I think really I just prefer the silver simplicity on non-silk strings, but would settle for silk as long as they weren't red or green (as they'd just clash with my bass too much). More interested in quality of the strings, of course
  13. Not at all haha! 😂 @Reggaebass @jrixn1 What brands of flats do you guys go for? I can't even remember what brand my current set are.
  14. It's not a huge deal for me personally, my current set have blue silks which are pretty low-key, but usually they just look crap, especially bright colours. This comment I found on Talkbass is more extreme than how I feel, but sums it up nicely ha:
  15. Ah that's a shame. GREEN?! What colour bass are they supposed to go with exactly?! 😫
  16. I had a 4 year old set of flats on my Musicman but the G string broke today after I took them off, cleaned the fretboard and put them back on, so I suppose I'd better replace the lot. Any recommendations on flats without silks? I can't seem to see any online.
  17. Ah nice, it's a little bit lighter than what I'm aiming to go for to be quite honest (the pics I posted are a bit more 'golden'). My ray's body is Ash
  18. Sounds good. little bit of darkening wouldn't go amiss, the bass has a maple neck which, along with the headstock, have naturally darkened ever so slightly in the 10 years I've owned it, so I wouldn't want the body to look too fresh/sandy anyway
  19. This stuff? I'm looking for something that won't add any/too much colour to the natural colour of the wood. I'm guessing from the name (compared to their other oils) that this will be suitable?
  20. So my Stingray could do with a paint strip due to some unsightly knocks and dents taken over the years and I'm going to leave it natural. It's a sunburst body, so I can see the grain through the finish and it looks good. My friend has the tools/space to help me do it, but I'm looking for advice on what to coat/seal the wood with after the finish has been removed? I've included 2 pics below for the kind of colouring I'd like to go for. Any advice/brands/products would be greatly appreciated!
  21. Lesson I've learnt this week is never window shop if you can't buy. My head has been turned....

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  23. I have a Micro Tron IV and it's an amazing envelope filter, but the Up-Down switch is a really pointless feature. Both settings have totally different 'sweet spots' on the Gain parameter which are actually disappointingly narrow for getting the pedal to trigger properly. For 'Up' its from around 10-o-clock to 12-o-clock, for 'Down' it's all the way up (around 5-o-clock) to around 4-o-clock. Any other position either doesn't trigger the filter or leaves it open... So while the pedal sounds great while the Gain is in those sweet spots, you don't have much room to tweak at all. As you can tell from the positions I've given, the Up and Down sweet spots do not overlap even slightly, so when you hit the Up-Down switch, you have to adjust the Gain before you can even begin to use the pedal again... Which makes me wonder why they even bothered with the switch? It's not like you could hit it while playing live and carry on, you'd have to bend down and adjust the Gain.... So why not just make it a flick switch like the 3leaf Proton? Anyone else got one of these and experienced similar things? Genuinely baffling that this is even the case seeing as this is not the first incarnation of the Micro Tron...
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