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  1. Struggling to think of a way that New Order’s new single could be any more crap. Truly dreadful.

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      ZilchWoolham

      Not great, but if you don't listen to the lyrics it's at least not that far off from Electronic. 

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  2. Is there anyone still making exposed core nickels and flatwounds, like the old Superwounds? All the exposed core strings I can find today are stainless steel only. 

  3. When a Reverb seller, listed as a quick responder, hasn't answered my question in a week, should I assume they're on holiday, or otherwise absent? 

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      ZilchWoolham

      Well, I checked their shop page again, and the "quick responder" badge is now gone! I suppose I might not be the only one getting no reply, then. Which, in a way, is good news. 

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  4. Thinking about making an offer on a 74 Precision. What's a reasonable price to pay? Non-original hardcase, one changed pot, otherwise seemingly original with black scratchplate and in rather pretty but certainly not pristine condition. 

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      ZilchWoolham

      Thanks for the replies! As it happens, I just found a 1972 Precision, and the seller is asking less than £2K. I've sent him a message asking whether it's all in original condition. Would I be correct to assume that the two years from '74 to '72 would be reflected in the price (albeit not to the same degree as the difference between a '72 and a '70)? The condition is a bit rougher, though, with some rather severe belt buckle rash (bare wood). 

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      ZilchWoolham

      Seemed a bit steep, until I read the description. "The bass has been set up with a new set of Thomastik JF344 flat wound strings." 
      Makes sense now! 

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  5. I've decided to get myself a good high-end microphone to suit a number of different applications (various acoustic instruments, guitar and bass cabinets, vocals), since one (1) is all I can justify at the moment. I'm torn between a KM84 and a U87 (clone). The KM84 sounds incredibly sweet and natural on acoustic instruments, but I haven't heard it being used for vocals or cab miking. The U87 sounds great for everything and more versatile thanks to the pattern switch, but perhaps not QUITE as sweet as the KM84 in certain applications. Does anyone here have any experiences with the KM84 as a vocal or cab mic? Then there's also the KMS84, which might just be the better option, IF it does indeed sound just like the KM when the windscreen is removed.

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      ZilchWoolham

      I was quite floored by a comparison between a vintage U87, the Warm and the Stam. The Warm sounded nice, but different, while the Stam sounded identical. 

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  6. I've decided to get myself a good high-end microphone to suit a number of different applications (various acoustic instruments, guitar and bass cabinets, vocals), since one (1) is all I can justify at the moment. I'm torn between a KM84 and a U87 (clone). The KM84 sounds incredibly sweet and natural on acoustic instruments, but I haven't heard it being used for vocals or cab miking. The U87 sounds great for everything and more versatile thanks to the pattern switch, but perhaps not QUITE as sweet as the KM84 in certain applications. Does anyone here have any experiences with the KM84 as a vocal or cab mic? Then there's also the KMS84, which might just be the better option, IF it does indeed sound just like the KM when the windscreen is removed.

    1. ZilchWoolham

      ZilchWoolham

      Better than Warm! That is to say, more accurate anyway. Stam Audio. And yes, I'm veering towards the U87, I think. The KM84 is a bloody nice sounding mic, though. 

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  7. Played through the rehearsal spaces ancient Peavey TKO 1x15 combo last night.  With my flats loaded P bass and a DHA Bass Drive pre-amp it sounded bloody wonderful!!

    1. ZilchWoolham

      ZilchWoolham

      Peavey has got to be the most unfairly maligned brand in the bass world. I don't know much about their current doings, but through decades past they've had an incredibly solid output of very affordable gear.  

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  8. Unusually for me, I actually have money to spend, but now I can't find what I want. It's almost as frustrating as finding something and not being able to buy it. 

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      ZilchWoolham

      I just noticed there's no delete feature! Probably best to ask a mod, then. 

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  9. Just thinking about the "Total Watts" rating on BC
    Is that old watts, or new watts? ;)

  10. Unusually for me, I actually have money to spend, but now I can't find what I want. It's almost as frustrating as finding something and not being able to buy it. 

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      ZilchWoolham

      Waiting game indeed! I have alerts set up on eBay, Gumtree and Reverb. And yes, holding on to the money is the tricky part. Luckily, everything else I've had GAS for recently is nowhere to be seen, either! 
      Do you know how long it's customary to wait before relisting a wanted ad?

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  11. Unusually for me, I actually have money to spend, but now I can't find what I want. It's almost as frustrating as finding something and not being able to buy it. 

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      ZilchWoolham

      It's a good problem to have, I suppose - and not one I'm too familiar with! I know what I'm looking for, a Wal Pro IIE, and I did place a wanted ad a while ago, but they aren't terribly common and understandably those who are in possession of one (TrevorR of this parish being one of them) aren't usually dying to be rid of theirs. 

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  12. Is there a way to scale the GUI of the new site? I'm using a 32" TV as my monitor and I'd like to make things a little less enormous, if possible. Also, is there a way to increase the number of threads shown per page? 

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      ZilchWoolham

      I should add that I'm finding great new features all the time and I didn't mean to sound a bit miserable. I can only commend the effort put into the migration and having the site feel so familiar despite the new software. 

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  13. Is there a way to scale the GUI of the new site? I'm using a 32" TV as my monitor and I'd like to make things a little less enormous, if possible. Also, is there a way to increase the number of threads shown per page? 

    1. ZilchWoolham

      ZilchWoolham

      To be fair, the immensity is probably more to do with my makeshift monitor. I've a feeling the new site looks great on mobile. 

       

      ped: I hadn't noticed that, that's very nice! 

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  14. Is there a way to scale the GUI of the new site? I'm using a 32" TV as my monitor and I'd like to make things a little less enormous, if possible. Also, is there a way to increase the number of threads shown per page? 

    1. ZilchWoolham

      ZilchWoolham

      True! I was wondering if there was perhaps a similar function built into the site software itself, but I suppose I could just use the browser functionality whenever I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed by the immensity. 

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