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  1. How about a Taylor GS Mini bass? https://www.taylorguitars.com/guitars/acoustic/gs-mini-e-bass Maybe a bit pricey but you can save on buying an amp and once tucked up in bed I'm sure you would enjoy playing it too!
  2. Only festival I ever went to was Reading in 1994. I'm quite amazed at the list of great artists I missed! Did pretty much mark the end of my RHCP fandom though. They were disappointing at the very least.
  3. Ha-ha. I'm the same mostly. I think a lot of the solo stuff where he was pushing the boundaries of the instrument is where the issue is. But some of his playing with weather report is fantastic, and I saw one of his performances with Janis on a doco on friday and his playing while supporting the sax solo was amazing. Just two or three notes repeated but so fast and consistent. So while I don't like some of his stuff there is no denying he was a talent.
  4. Load more posts button isn't working. Neither is the go to page...... button at the bottom of a thread page.
  5. Are you intending to relic it? Reason I ask is a hipshot will look pretty silly on a relic'd bass (IMHO obviously). ;-)
  6. [quote name='ead' timestamp='1510149018' post='3404289'] Complete bastards. Fancy making music people like and buy in reasonable quantities to make a living out of. Bastards. [/quote] How very dare they!! And as for that Bono! Using his fame to raise awareness of human rights and other worthwhile causes! Outrageous!
  7. [quote name='machinehead' timestamp='1510013362' post='3403319'] I've only owned the AER amp one (briefly) and AER amp two. The Barefaced one10 cab with a decent amp is at least the equal of the amp one and will cost probably half, or less, than what the amp one will cost. Still, a good call if money is no object. Frank. [/quote] Interesting to read this. The AER amps sit quite high on an amp gas list for me but perhaps no more.
  8. OK. That was the short answer! The modern Mex neck is narrower at the nut (width), narrower in depth and has a different profile (shape of the back of the neck) than the old ones. But they have changed quite a bit over the 65 odd year history of the P bass. Still wider than a Jazz neck though so some folk would find it too wide if that is their preference. I wish more reasonably priced Ps had bigger necks. I played a CS '59 with the 1.75" nut, big fat soft V profile and it was lovely.
  9. [quote name='lou24d53' timestamp='1508922769' post='3395309'] Can't wait for tomorrow night, heading to the Hydro in Glasgow...and only just realised that it is a single day off 25 years to the day from first seeing them live on the Wherever We May Roam tour (Black Album)coincidentally... [/quote] At the SECC? I was there!
  10. Spotted one of the early twin split pick-up versions on eBay today.
  11. The Ampeg BA v2 series have aux in with separate volume control and headphone out. The BA110v2 up have the scrambler circuit added as well. I have the 110 and sounds decent enough at bedroom volumes when you get the chance to unplug the headphones.
  12. I recently raised mine to 3mm at the 17th. Might yet go up again.
  13. [quote name='largo' timestamp='1508691620' post='3393833'] How much "more" does the 2xTwo10 give compared to a single Two10. Very tempted to upgrade from my 2xOne10 but it would have to be worth it to make me carry the extra weight [/quote] You've now got me wondering how 3 One10s would sound!
  14. [quote name='honza992' timestamp='1508530796' post='3392865'] Doubt has set in again Sorry, but are these two statements not contradictory? Not tryng to be rude, honest! Im just trying to get my tiny brain to understand what for most people is no doubt obvious..... [/quote] I'm probably not wording it very well. It would be easier to explain face to face with a whiteboard! The important bit of the string for tuning and intonation is the bit between the saddle and the nut (assuming they are both doing their job). What happens on the other side of these two fixed points can have an effect on feel, but not how the string resonates. Where the string resonates is where you get your harmonics and it is the half wavelength that you are trying to line up with the 12th fret. That depends on the length of string between the nut and saddle. Not sure if that has helped!
  15. On a conventional bridge the string breaks over the saddle and goes down to the anchor point. If you move the saddle back then you increase the break angle and the string tension. The relationship between the anchor point and the saddle will determine whether the increase in string length (lower pitch) will overcome the increase in tension (higher pitch). There is a lot of discussion between guitar owners (Les Pauls specifically) about break angle and how to set your stop tailpiece for the best feeling. The theory is that a lesser break angle will feel 'slinkier' than a higher break angle. This is while tuned to pitch, so the tension is the same. Apparently there is proper physics to explain this but I can't remember it or understand it! Intonation should be limited to strictly what happens between the nut and the saddle, so your secondary bridge shouldn't affect that adjustment, even if it would affect string feel.
  16. Increasing string tension due to the relative positions of the two bridges? Have you tried re-tuning after each move?
  17. One of the best looking basses on the forum IMHO. Is this just for trade or is a straight sale an option?
  18. With everyone saying that I had to have a look. You got a real bargain there. Congrats.
  19. [quote name='FinnDave' timestamp='1508219522' post='3390510'] I think I'll stick with the standard scratch plate for now, I nearly didn't bother going to look at one because it looks bad in the pictures but was immediately swayed when I saw it in the flesh, the gold didn't look too bad, [/quote] I think there is something about the gold scratchplates. they very rarely look good in photos but look much better in the flesh.
  20. [quote name='Jazzneck' timestamp='1507893686' post='3388600'] Coz it means cold, dark, evil winter is on it's way with Haloween, Guy Fawkes Night and Christmas poop! [/quote] You have poop for Christmas? We have presents and a lovely big meal. That said, the amount of protein does result in a good poop later.
  21. There's nothing wrong with a band evolving (or devolving?) if everyone is happy with it. If you're not happy and don't want to play the new tunes while everyone else does, then yes, you're in the wrong band.
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