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  1. 31 minutes ago, upside downer said:

    Not TV but a bass special from Vic Galloway on BBC Radio Scotland.




    A two hour show featuring some bass-heavy tunes, snippets of Peter Hook, Jah Wobble and Youth among others talking about the low end. Predominantly post-punk era so fans of Jaco, Wooten etc. need not bother themselves with such frothiness.

    As a regular Radio Scotland listener between 6 and 8, I stuck around for Vic’s show. I enjoyed it, even though for the most part it featured bands that I’m not particularly well acquainted with (although I am aware of them) and look forward to him doing a follow up, which he seemed keen on doing (maybe Pino might get a mention in connection with D’Angelo in that episode, as that genre seems to fit the show’s general remit). Tina Weymouth getting played on 3 tracks was an absolute bonus. Only one part of it all irritated me, it was when Hooky described Joy Division and New Order as world changing; man alive, he needs to get over himself. All in all, definitely worth a listen, if only for Vic’s overall enthusiasm.

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  2. 18 minutes ago, martthebass said:


    Enjoyed that, not sure if I agree with all of his comments on the sound though?  The JMJ to my ears had much more definition and authority; made me think about putting rounds on mine.

    I tried some D’Addario rounds on mine, they were OK, but not as nice as the EB Cobalts that I have on it at the moment.

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  3. 4 hours ago, BigRedX said:

    Whatever my luthier recommends. They are probably a lot better placed than I am to know which tuners will be the right ones for me.

    If you don’t have a preference, the above is the best advice. Your luthier may have a brand they like to work with and all you need to decide is if you want lightweight or not. Looks aside, any premium tuner should have a quality feeling, precise action. FWIW, 4 of my 5 basses have Hipshots, the other has Wilkinson, Hipshot clones. They’re not all by design, but I have had dealings with Hipshot directly too and have found them to be consistently customer focussed with fantastic service and advice.

  4. 1 hour ago, Sambrook said:


    Any cogent argument that 'allows' me to get the Sire will be very welcome...

    It allows you concentrate on what your playing rather fiddling with the controls.*









    *If you have the ‘right’ capacitor fitted, you can have more than just than an on or off tone control. Breeds some fiddling, however.

  5. The minor faults on mine seem very insignificant compared to that catalogue of errors masquerading as a musical instrument. Definitely a wrong ‘un. I feel bad for you, especially as I’ve been singing the praises of mine. This is the kind of thing that Sterling Ball needs to be made aware of, even though he has a history of defending his products, that one is indefensible.

  6. 1 minute ago, whave said:


    Thank for checking, I could work with THAT. But I don't have any adjustment space left and it's still between 2.25mm and 2.5mm... very very high for me, even when fretted (so lowering the slot won't be enough).



    Send it back, get another one, it’s not right IMO.

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