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  1. You are bidding for my Squier Vintage Modified five-string Jazz Bass. I bought this less than a year ago to see if I wanted to change to a five string, but having played a four string bass for the last 50 years I have to accept I’m too old to change now ! This is an extremely good bass for the money. It dates from 2017, is all original and everything works perfectly. Strings were new on when I bought it (Rotosound medium gauge roundwounds) and as it’s only had very light home use they are still very bright. Pickups are loud and clean and there is a huge tone range on the instrument. Here’s the original sales information: Squier's five-string Vintage Modified Jazz Bass® V has a handsome white gloss finish, a soft maple body and one-piece maple neck with sharp-looking, elegant black binding and block inlays. Offering flexibility for today's modern styles that demand a deep low end, this bass offers superior sound and feel for the five-string bassist, with excellent Squier performance and value. Featuring a Soft maple body, Vintage-tint maple neck with “C”-shaped profile, 20-fret fingerboard with black binding and black block inlays, Dual Fender®-designed single-coil Jazz Bass pickups, Black pickguard, Five-string standard vintage-style bridge with single-groove saddles. The neck on this model sports a vintage-tinted gloss finish for a highly desirable aged look. This model has a slightly thinner "C"-shaped neck profile (the shape of the neck in cross section) than most models, providing a fast, smooth and comfortable fret-hand feel. These Fender-designed pickups are full of growling, authentic Fender tone. Body Shape: Jazz Bass Body: Soft Maple Body Finish: Polyester sharp-looking black binding and block inlays Body Shape: Jazz Bass® Neck: Maple, "C" Shape Weight: 10lbs approx The scratchplate is as purchased. There are a few minor marks and chips on the finish which are shown in the pics, these are cosmetic only and came with the bass when I bought it. Instrument comes with a hard case which is very solid and serviceable. I am loath to use a courier for obvious reasons, so the buyer collects from Chichester or you could collect from London. (My son lives in London at Fulham and you can easily collect it from there by arrangement)
  2. Yes, just make sure that you really do have a stud wall and not 'dot and dab' plasterboard over blockwork - that's where the problems would start...
  3. Thanks hooky_lowdown I can't find the specs for the original '57 bass, only the modern reissue: So if anyone knows whether either this Fender spec or the original Squier JV spec really does match the '57 original that would be handy to know.
  4. Thanks gareth I certainly know that site - lots of nice pics and info, but not the specific info I'm after, which is neck profile and radius. Or maybe I'm looking in the wrong place ?
  5. Hi all you lovely people. Self explanatory title I hope - I've been looking on the web at all the usual sites but can't find detailed specs for the early Squier JV Precisions - in particular the neck shape/profile and radius. Can anyone help?
  6. Surely we're all being trolled? - and someone's replaced the original audio? Oh dear lord, let that be the case, or we're all doomed to be sucked into a bass hell where this is considered perfectly acceptable.
  7. This is tricky. But maybe here’s some language to help put your message across tactfully. (Always say ‘we’ and not ‘I’ – to show it’s what the band thinks collectively, not your personal opinion) · - We’re not sure you’re ready for this yet. · - Your playing’s coming on well, but we’re not sure you can handle this – you’ll be under a lot of pressure. · - It’s obviously going to take up a lot of your time preparing the material – we’re not sure you can really spare the time for this. · - We’re not sure you’re the right fit for this material. · - We’re not sure you’re on the same page as us. · - We’re not sure you have the breadth of experience you’ll need for this. · - You’d certainly fit in well as a person but we’re not sure it would work musically.
  8. Found at last! - a drummer I worked with back in the '70's used to rave about "this japanese drummer with the funk", and had this album. I couldn't recall the name, and now here it is. Naff synth tones. Wahwah guitar. All in all, perfectly groovy! 😎
  9. Aw, that's a shame - that's the exact length from the bridge to the tuner on the Squier, so nothing left to go round the tuner. Thanks for helping.
  10. Sorry, Gunsfreddy, could you do me a favour and measure the length of the G string ?. I reckon that's the one that could be a problem. If it's still long enough for my Squier Jazz 5 I'll buy the set.
  11. Loudest - Level 42 at Portsmouth Guildhall around 1984 Absolutely. crazy. DB's. So loud that I could see that quite a few punters (including myself) had their fingers in their ears after the first few moments and were leaving well before the end - it was beyond painful, possibly deep into permanent hearing damage level. I wasn't even near the front. My ears rang for 3 days afterwards.
  12. Hi, did you cut these strings down to suit your Spectorcore, or are they still as supplied?
  13. You may not believe this, but during WWII, Nazi officials dreamed up a set of rules that dancehall bands were supposed to adhere to, as follows: Pieces in foxtrot rhythm (so-called swing) are not to exceed 20% of the repertoires of light orchestras and dance bands; In this so-called jazz type repertoire, preference is to be given to compositions in a major key and to lyrics expressing joy in life rather than Jewishly gloomy lyrics As to tempo, preference is also to be given to brisk compositions over slow ones so-called blues); however, the pace must not exceed a certain degree of allegro, commensurate with the Aryan sense of discipline and moderation. On no account will Negroid excesses in tempo (so-called hot jazz) or in solo performances (so-called breaks) be tolerated So-called jazz compositions may contain at most 10% syncopation; the remainder must consist of a natural legato movement devoid of the hysterical rhythmic reverses characteristic of the barbarian races and conductive to dark instincts alien to the German people (so-called riffs) Strictly prohibited is the use of instruments alien to the German spirit (so-called cowbells, flexatone, brushes, etc.) as well as all mutes which turn the noble sound of wind and brass instruments into a Jewish-Freemasonic yowl (so-called wa-wa, hat, etc.) Also prohibited are so-called drum breaks longer than half a bar in four-quarter beat (except in stylized military marches) The double bass must be played solely with the bow in so-called jazz compositions Plucking of the strings is prohibited, since it is damaging to the instrument and detrimental to Aryan musicality; if a so-called pizzicato effect is absolutely desirable for the character of the composition, strict care must be taken lest the string be allowed to patter on the sordine, which is henceforth forbidden Musicians are likewise forbidden to make vocal improvisations (so-called scat) All light orchestras and dance bands are advised to restrict the use of saxophones of all keys and to substitute for them the violin-cello, the viola or possibly a suitable folk instrument. Whole article is here: https://flashbak.com/josef-skvorecky-recites-the-nazis-10-rules-to-combat-jazz-368094/
  14. I'm sorry, but you've been well and truly shafted here. Shouting and banging your fists might make you feel better but won't change the situation. Yes, have a conversation or respond to the email, but keep it reasonably polite. You never know, It may all go t**ts up with their mate Carl and you can be ready to take his place, or if you've proved you've been reasonable you might get a recommendation for another band at some time in the future. My approach is always to keep it polite and professional, even if in this case they clearly haven't managed this. 😧
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