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  1. Evening all,

    looking to buy some new strings and always had big standard Ernie Ball 5 string sets. Never had any problems with them but was considering treating the bass to something a bit more up market! 

    what do people think about them? Is it like, “I can’t believe I haven’t tried these before, my life is better now” or, “good but not that much difference for the extra money”?! 

    I’ve got a 5 string Sandberg California VM5 and play in a Mod covers band at the moment. Quite like a thick gauge and play with my fingers, not plectrum.

    thanks in advance, J. 

  2. Morning all,

    I’m looking to purchase some of the moulded ear plugs for gigging as I’ve trained various ‘standard fit’ types but they just aren’t quite right. 

    I gig most weekends and need to look after my hearing better. I’ve read about the moulded plugs being the best for not distorting/colouring the sound but not sure what brand to go for? 

    What are other people using and what would you recommend based on you experience of them?

    I’m a front man who sings and plays bass in a Mod/Indie band and we have a very loud drummer! 

    Thanks in advance, J.

  3. On 27/10/2018 at 14:03, Psymoon said:


    How is your search going? 

    I’ve recently moved to Exeter from West Yorkshire (so not far from you) and was looking for some folks to play with too.  


    I’m bass but also rhythm guitar too 😄

    Hi mate,

    going well thanks, got a few things on the go! What sort of stuff do you like playing? 

    How are you finding life down here??

    cheers, J.

  4. It’s a stunner of a bass in really good condition, as can be seen in the photos. I don’t really want to sell her but I need the money unfortunately.

    It’s the deluxe model with 3 band EQ, pick up blend and is an active bass. Currently running a set of La Bella flatwounds that cost me nearly 50 quid as I wanted to be Joe Dart! 

    I’m back and fourth between Doncaster (Yorkshire) and Torquay (Devon) for the next week with work so can probably meet up easily along the way or arrange collection from either end. I can post it but you would have to arrange the courier.

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  5. I’ve just moved to the area from Yorkshire and I’m looking to get into a band/ensemble. 

    Over 20 years experience and all own professional gear and transport. 

    I can sing backing and play 4/5 string and double bass. Played in semi pro function bands before, gigging every weekend and performing a range of genres from pop/soul to Mod and ska. 

    Pretty open minded about what I play so get in touch if you’re looking for a bassist. J.

  6. Morning all,

    Apologies if this has already been posted but does anyone know where I can purchase single string for La Bella?

    I’ve got the deep talking flatwounds and decided to try them on my Warwick, like an idiot i was convinced that I would be happy with them on there so trimmed the string length...

    Long story short, all but the G will go back onto the jazz as it’s slightly short.

    Anyone know where I can purchase a single 0.43 G from?

    Cheers, J.

  7. Anyone know what those 'hair bobble' things are that go around the stings near the top nut on a bass called?! I've spotted a few people using them and notice that Victor Wooten always has them on his basses!

    From what I understand they help to 'deaden' the open strings that can ring out when you catch them whilst playing? Anybody own one?

    Just curious really! J

  8. I bought a Sandberg VM5 from Mark and it was a super easy transaction!

    Excellent communication and very accommodating as Mark agreed to meet me last minute to bring the bass!

    Happily deal with again, cheers, J.

  9. So I've been fortunate enough to come into some money I wasn't expecting. I need to fix the car, put some money away for holiday and the kids bedrooms could do with redecorating. So I've decided I need another bass instead.

    Years ago I played a Sandberg, not sure of the model but I liked it. Tempted by a California VM5 or similar. Anybody got one and can tell my what it's like? Or anyone selling one?

    Basses I've got already: Musicman SUB (USA), Warwick Thumb BO 5 and a MIM Fender jazz Deluxe 5.

    I like the idea of having something with a P pickup on it to get a different sound to what I've already got. Faveourite style to play is funk/soul but currently doing most of my gigging in a Mod band so something with a bit more 'bite' would probably be good.

    Any recommendations?

    Cheers, J.

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