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  1. As I always say: people don't know how to use Stingrays and then get surprised they "sound bad". Seriously, everytime I listen to a demo like this, the bloke who plays it has to go and boost the EQ all the way up (creating that sizzly, mid-scoop tone that NO ONE uses) and call it a day. I don't see him boosting the EQ all the way up on the other basses, why did he have to do it on the Stingray? Anyhow, rant over, for this type of 50s/Motown music obviously the Fenders will sound amazing because that's what our ears are used to. Instant Jamerson vibes as soon as he started playing. Maybe a more neutral genre would have made more sense. Thanks for sharing.
  2. Me too man! Love it as well. I think there's some really great pop songs being made right now and especially in the last 3-4 years. Artists like Bruno Mars, Charlie Puth, Dua Lipa, etc have all come up with huge hits with amazing basslines. Great time to be a bass player.
  3. So Dua Lipa strikes back with another great bassline...she seems to be pursuing a "modern vintage" style. Her new singles sound a lot like modern 70s/80s songs, which is GREAT! She already had a great bassline in "Don't Start Now" but her new single "Break My Heart" is even better in my opinion. I covered the song and damn, it goes HARD! Very funky.
  4. It's free in a Winrar way 😁
  5. kyuuga

    Your Go To Bass

    My go-to and only bass at the moment (decided to get rid of all the others) is an '04 Musicman Stingray that I bought used for 800€ - it was virtually new, the old owner barely used it in all these years. Sounds thunderous, funky and precise with great clarity. It's a bit of a beast (~10lb) but it makes up for it in its gorgeous looks and tone. Looks hella great on stage as well if I may say so. 😅
  6. We must include a new rule in NBD! It should be obligatory to post a video of you playing that beast 😁
  7. From that picture it looks like a toy...the design is so weird. But hey, to each his own!
  8. Not sure where I'd post this but since this is huge news for us musicians I figured I'd create a topic. According to the source below, the UK government will require a "Tier 5 visa in order to perform in the U.K., take part in competitions or auditions, participate in promotional activities, attend workshops, give talks about their work, and take part in cultural events or festivals." Obviously if that happens I doubt the EU will let it go scot-free and will probably enforce the same laws on UK citizens (which means any UK musicians will need a VISA to tour Europe...) What's your take on this? SOURCE: https://www.politico.eu/article/eu-touring-artists-will-need-visas-to-perform-in-the-uk-from-2021
  9. Exactly. The trade deal will be of utmost importance. If the UK somehow manages to screw up a good trade deal (aka they leave the EU single market) then forget Thomann since every package will have to go through customs everytime. Wouldn't surprise me if that happens but I'm hoping for the best!
  10. Dingwall pick-ups are also split-coil pickups like the P-Bass ones...the Combustion is basically a double P hidden underneath those bars.
  11. How's the Combustion/Dingwall neck? Is it more like a P/Stingray or a J? I never tried one but from what I've read the nut witdh is 42mm, like the Stingray/Precision?
  12. The whole "Sterling by Musicman" thing is ridiculous. It's such a confusing, non-appealing and boring brand name. They could've gone the route of Squier/Epiphone for their SUB models (with a decent brand name...) and go the route of Mexican Fender for their mid-priced instruments. Honestly the reason why Fender MIM sells so much is so obvious and few people get it - people these days pay A LOT of attention to the brand name. In a world of consumerism where looks matter the most and everyone wants to feel "special", very few people are going to drop almost £1000 on an instrument that says "Sterling by Musicman" - especially since used Musicman Stingrays also go around for that price. I know Basschat's community is mostly older (no offense!) but I'm talking about a youngling's perspective... If Musicman re-branded their Ray34 as "Musicman Stingray" but still kept the "Made in Indonesia" underneath the logo or whatever (like Fender does) and sold it for like £800 you'd see a lot more of them being bought new.
  13. Damn, you've been posting some of the best bargains I've ever seen! Sorry to hear about your financial situation. Whoever gets this is a lucky chap, beautiful design & great bass. Wish I had the funds right now for it. GLWTS!
  14. Ugh, not for me... I get it that "vintage" instruments are hip now, but that just looks like a cheapo 80s Japanese bass or something like that. Something you'd find at a pawn shop. To top it all off, the sunburst...gosh, I'm tired of all these sun, tobbaco and whatever bursts. Never found them aesthetically pleasing. But hey, to each their own, just my 2 cents!
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