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  1. [quote name='Musashimonkey' timestamp='1480398016' post='3183989'] Looks like a lovely bass there at a great price. Do you know the weight at all please? [/quote] It's 9lb 4oz.
  2. [color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Price or Trade Value : £560[/font][/color] [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif][color=#282828]I bought this a from thebassist a few months ago. I have hardly played it and I am reproducing the ad that thebassist posted for it below. I hope he doesn't mind. The original ad is here: [/color][/font][url="http://basschat.co.uk/topic/280917-sold-fender-jazz-bass-2003-american-standard-sunburstmaples1"]http://basschat.co.uk/topic/280917-sold-fender-jazz-bass-2003-american-standard-sunburstmaples1/page__fromsearch__1[/url] [color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]American Standard Jazz Bass, Maple Fingerboard, 3-Color Sunburst with S1 switch. It was bought new from the Bass Centre in 2003.[/font][/color] [color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]The bridge pickup has been professionally replaced with a Fender deluxe precision pickup. It was installed at Trevor Durrant guitars in Colchester (no longer there).[/font][/color] [color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]The controls are still Volume, Volume, Tone.[/font][/color] [color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]The operation of the S1 switch is not affected by the replacement pickup.[/font][/color] [color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]The weight is 9lb 4oz on my home scales.[/font][/color] [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif][color=#282828]Collection only from Sheffield. No trades.[/color][/font] [color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]The original moulded hard case and original pickup are both included.[/font][/color][list] [*]Neck Material: Maple [*]Neck Shape: Modern "C" [*]Scale Length: 34" (864 mm) [*]Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm) [*]Number of Frets: 20 [*]Fret Size: Medium Jumbo [*]String Nut: Synthetic Bone [*]Nut Width: 1.5" (38.1 mm) [*]Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Standard [*]Neck Finish: Satin Finish on Back, Gloss Finish on Front [*]Fingerboard: Maple [*]Position Inlays: Black Dot [/list] These are the pictures from the original ad but they are still a faithful reproduction of the guitar: [attachment=232645:jazz1_zpss4owz9sw.jpg] [attachment=232646:jazz2_zps8poxgpn7.jpg] [attachment=232647:jazz3_zpsfseirrrq.jpg] [attachment=232648:jazz4_zpsg7zkjfcc.jpg] [attachment=232649:jazz5_zpsa8uhrozb.jpg] [attachment=232650:jazz6_zpsdn3vrkl8.jpg] [attachment=232651:jazz7_zpsekhjownd.jpg] [attachment=232652:jazz8_zpsbizw4rg1.jpg] [attachment=232653:jazz9_zps2qj6eevk.jpg]
  3. Price £400 (NO TRADES) I am selling my Fender Rumble 500 combo. I have had it for a few months and it has hardly been used. It has no marks that I can see. It's never been out of the house. [attachment=232642:20161124_130632.jpg] [attachment=232643:20161124_130647.jpg] [attachment=232644:20161124_130715.jpg] I would prefer collection from Sheffield.
  4. Bear in mind that with the [color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]TC Electronics BG250 line only the smallest one (208?) has an external speaker option for an extra cab. That's what stopped me getting one. I ended up with the Fender Rumble 500 and quite happy with it. Also tried the 200 and it sounded similar.[/font][/color]
  5. Thanks for all the thoughtful replies. For reference I found this quite useful: [url="http://www.scottsbasslessons.com/bass-tips/essential-tips-to-maximise-your-practice-time.html"]http://www.scottsbas...ctice-time.html[/url] He basically says if you practise an hour a day, say, to break up the time into 3x 20 minute blocks. So I am proposing to spend 20 minutes revision of previous lessons in the books (including scales and arpeggios), 20 minutes going through the next part of the book (so I feel some progression and don't get bored), and 20 minutes transcribing songs that I like. I think this will balance out the grind and the fun stuff for the time being. On the memorisation of patterns and scales this was really useful: [url="http://www.scottsbasslessons.com/bass-lines-grooves/shapes-on-bass.html"]http://www.scottsbas...es-on-bass.html[/url] [url="http://www.scottsbasslessons.com/bass-lines-grooves/shapes-on-bass-2.html"]http://www.scottsbas...-on-bass-2.html[/url] I think I am going to sign up for this guy's online course material.
  6. Thanks for all the input. I think I should clarify my role as a 'guitarist'. I play blues lead and not much else. I only know one scale/pattern that I can move up and down the neck (the pentatonic). I rarely play anything that is not in E, A or D. I have learned how to bend/slide notes in the right places and where to end a lick in a given shape. I don't usually really know which notes I am playing. Now I have decided to seriously learn the bass and pick up more theory and such. So I have started to learn about scales and modes and how chords are constructed which is great. What confused me about the beginner bass books I have been reading is the huge amount of theoretical information they throw at you at the start. I don't remember this from beginner blues books. So the first chapter on actually playing (it's already chapter 5) in 'Bass for Dummies' goes through a couple of basslines (a simple major and minor shape) and a walking blues line (which is fine for me and relatively easy to play), but then quickly moves on to cover all the various modes in all the keys. As a beginner do I really need to know how to play the phrygian mode in G# and the lydian in B flat and all the chords associated with those modes? I think not. So I am trying to find the balance between playing and moving through the book's songs which is enjoyable and rote learning the patterns and scales to play in each key (which is less enjoyable). As I am teaching myself I thought I could benefit from others' experiences who have already been down this road. Maybe I am reading the wrong books, or maybe I should use these chapters as a future reference rather than learn all the various combinations. Unfortunately the books are silent on this.
  7. I mainly want to play blues and rock so I guess I want to be able to go to a rehearsal and the songwriter says these are the chords and I can play along with it. For blues I can already just about do that - I know the I IV V progressions and can play some sort of bassline along with that. I know some classic blues numbers. But for more complex progressions I am not at that stage yet unless it is just root notes and root and 5th type stuff.
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