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  1. excellent comparisons, wish I was that clever !!!
  2. Steinberger 5 string

    I always used Bass Centre Elites from Strings Direct, only available as rounds but excellent value for the money, have just discovered that Bass Direct carry La Bella double balls , ordered a set of flats yesterday, (set of four plus a loose B string), arrived this morning & strung up my trusty old Sei, the windings are not as neat at the ball ends as some other makes I have used, but fitted without any issues, they feel great & initial impressions are they sound good, have a rehearsal on thurs so will get a better idea then. Status hot wires can be a bit marmite & they don't carry the range they used, good luck in your quest, mike b.
  3. lightweight amp head

    after a period of illness getting back into playing again , don't need massive power, h'phone & aux input would be good, anything avail down in the south west, mike b.
  4. Best small valve amp (Sub £350)

    look out for a late model Marshall Class 5, early models had design flaws, check the rear panel, valves should be seen hanging down, also h'phone socket & low power switch, ideal for home use plus almost enough volume for small gigs & jams, mike b.
  5. Solid state amp suggestions?

    check out Roland cubes, I did some hotel gigs in a trio with a 30x, for larger gigs I just miked it up, a 60 or 80w version would be hard to beat unless your in a motorhead tribute band, amp simulations are pretty good on these & built in effects quite useable, mike b.
  6. almond oil for me, was recommended by a local ukulele maker, buy it from holland & barratts or health food shops, a little goes a long way, so good the wife uses it to bring up old/antique furniture, mike b.
  7. Status Shark 2p/u passive

    looks like one of my old ones, from memory the origional owner sent the bass back for a warranty repair on the pick guard (original was a tortoise shell colour) & second pickup was added at that time,I would post this up on the status forum they might help dating this, I think a 2 p'up shark would have been a special order, mike b.
  8. what's the width of the neck at the 12th fret, mike b.
  9. steinberger spirit fretless 5

    still looking for the holy grail fretless 5 & considering de fretting my spare bass which is described above, however the presence of a zero fret close to the headless string retainer may prevent getting a decent action/ set up, anyone ever come across a factory produced fretless version of one of these or anyone else gone down the same route, mike b.
  10. fretless 5

    still looking for the holy grail, 34" scale narrow string spacing & small body, not fussed with or without lines but prefer ebony fretboard, needs to be within easy travelling distance to the south west, anything out there, mike b.
  11. record deck/turntable

    just rekindled my love affair with vinyl ( the round variety with a hole in the middle ) & would like to replace my old jvc dir drive tt, looking for something like a rega but anything considered, preferably close to the south west for easy collection, anything out there, mike b.
  12. fretless 5

    hello, miss not having a fretless around, so looking for something to fill an empty case, prefer small bodied basses, 34" scale & narrowish string spacing, not fussed about lined or unlined but prefer an ebony board, ideally not too far from westcountry, anything out there, mike b.
  13. Feedback for Pinball

    eddie bought my old warwick fna, top man to deal with good communicator, turned up on time & was a great guy to deal with, mike b.
  14. *SOLD* Sei Original 6 string headless #008

    looks very similar to my 5 (ser no 11) best bass I have ever owned/played, sadly cash poor at the moment, will have to think of some trades ( are you into mountain or road bikes by any chance as well as basses) whoever gets this will not be dissapointed, glwts bump.
  15. Feedback for Truckstop

    just bought an amp from alex, transaction couldn't have been easier, top bloke to deal with, mike b.