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  1. EBay initiated their global post service a few years ago, fairly unannounced which at the time had me and my buyer caught off guard as they lost the parcel somewhere in their new midlands warehouse but..... I got to keep my money and the seller was reimbursed and someone got a free MarkBass LMK! The whole courier business has altered it seems in recent times and I’ve had a 50% success rate of my full wine and beer deliveries coming through in one delivery, not over a few days after I’ve contacted the supplier who have twice said ‘courier problems’.
  2. You paid for post/ courier and the seller gave it over to someone at the door...hmmmmm? I assumed you’ve checked the sellers feedback on previous stuff.....next to try and find the phone number ( damned difficult) for an EBay operator and go through the whole thing.....this may help them to track or trace any unusual correspondence to and from this seller.......sorry to hear about this ordeal and loss of the cab, total let down for you. Could it be that Ebay just ‘may’ reimburse you if proved their system was at fault.....not a great way to spend Sunday! Good luck.
  3. Fall I know from an ‘expert’ friend is the software is buried in different areas of the computer and although you may think you’ve erased it, the prog still sits in various ‘places’ onboard...
  4. Ask the seller if you could arrange a courier to collect it from the sellers house......unless of course they are asking for cash on collection...which is what I had encountered last week.
  5. It should weigh 16 kg according to www.markbass.it
  6. Studiospares stuff is pretty good.....this is a good price...seems pretty wide for a bass cab and more for a combo 7nit but at that price a bit of a bargain.
  7. Yes’m, it should normally be a ‘yellow orangy’ speaker colour....it’s a shame but is there any chance of trying it against a correctly loaded MB combo.....you may prefer the sound of what you’ve got!
  8. I practice them as ‘studies’ on electric bass as my DB arco playing is not up to scratch so it’s more an exercise to keep my sight reading going.
  9. This is 1 2 and 3........4 5 6 are in n another book.....
  10. Break Wind and Fire....best I’ve ever seen and some 25years ago before tributes were called tribute bands.
  11. mybass

    Fender Roscoe Beck V

    I have the 4 string and had the 5 string Roscoe Beck basses, the 5 string was sold many years ago on Basschat. The 5 string was just too big a neck for me but maybe 5 stringers are anyway. However, both basses have a a very good selection of sounds off their passive pickup and tone controls, very cleverly designed by both Bill Lawrence and R Beck I’m sure. I still use the 4 string especially for recording because it has a very well balanced and defined ‘note’ which is essential for recording......stops engineers thinking they can make it better!
  12. Try KRK KNS 8400....got mine for just under £100 online. They have an inline volume contro; as well... They are good for listening to music and for home recording but I can't evaluate if they would be 'bass heavy' enough for you.
  13. I was advised many years ago by a double bass builder/repairer to use ‘bore oil’ for my maccasar ebony f/b, an oil I still use today. I may use it once or twice a year. I buy Yamaha Bore oil, dab some on a cloth and apply and wipe off any excess. Once on tour I asked the hired German guitar tech to simply wipe clean my bass with a dry cloth. He ignored both me and the guitarist and ‘cleaned’ our guitars every night with the new wonder called Lemon Oil. It saturated the boards, softened the graphite nut on the strat allowing the strings to literally melt into it, leaked over to the bridge s via the strings and this idiot was adamant that it was okay! I have to say that it’s been a good advertising campaign getting players to believe that Lemon oil is ‘the business’!
  14. Can’t say I do Mike, long times ago 🤪 Trademe is NZs equivalent of EBay.
  15. You did right sending it back .... sounds to me like a ‘dud’.
  16. Difficult to tell from your pic where the split is.....does it follow the wood grain direction or where there is an obvious glue joint of wood. I would take the machine off anyway and see if it’s just the small screw ( that holds it in place so it won’t swivel about) that is causing a slight surface crack or if the crack is deeper and emanating from the tuner post.
  17. I forgot about that delayed / anti thump' switch, my Markbass has this, it takes a few seconds before the volume actually kicks in.....More expensive amps maybe?
  18. ....if you don’t already do this.....I don’t know this amp you have but before switching the amp on, turn the amps output volume to zero..
  19. Just a thought....I use ‘micromesh’ after sanding.....found on eBay in packs, starting around 1500 ‘grit’ going up to 12000 (I think). It will both polish up and show off any leftover scratches before your final oil finishing, which can also then be micromeshed before further oiling.
  20. I guess there could be a wooden tuner peg that has worn a bit thinner than the hole it sits through.....possible to extract it and (get someone else to) glue a thin veneer around it....good luck.
  21. If this noise wasn’t heard with the old f/b then the bass may still be settling in with this new one....the tuners may be vibrating in ‘sympathy’ with one of the strings not quite sitting in the nut comfortably .....but if this is a ‘new’ noise then another setup may be needed?
  22. Yes, digital tuners got rid of having to bite down on a steel tuning fork on stage!
  23. I didn't look far enough then on the MU site to realise its a free service....must look it up...
  24. I finally looked at the MU site but I think this scheme is available elsewhere in the market place. It looks like a scheme that can run alongside your normal car insurance but can cover stuff not included in car insurance......but maybe some of these ‘extra’ cover points could be made through your current car insurance anyway? Still not clear completely tome but I guess there is a point to it, apart from making money!
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