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  1. Just put my Moog Sub Phatty up for sale or swap 😏


  2. Ex demo Moog Sub Phatty bought last year. Mint condition with only studio use. does not include the original box (but includes manuals etc) so cannot ship. £550 OVNO or will swap for a Novation Bass Station II with cash my way. Cash/Bank transfer or PayPal on delivery/pickup. I can deliver within a reasonable distance. https://www.basschat.co.uk/forum/21-other-musically-related-items-for-sale/?do=add#
  3. Could anyone who has a current Bass Guitar Mag subsrciption do me a massive favour please? 😊

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    2. ead


      Do you know which issue to look in?

    3. Silvia Bluejay

      Silvia Bluejay

      Happy to help, but you should really give me a more precise description of what I should be looking for! PM me if you prefer. :)

    4. Phill


      @ead Either the latest or the one before it 

  4. My pleasure! Got a nice tour coming up so that's gonna e the first big trial
  5. Honestly I didn't want the reverse P to start off with but it just seems to tighten everything up a little bit 😊
  6. Heres a post I've written about my new Overwater Custom P5 including pics, videos & specs https://www.phillcourtmusic.com/single-post/2019/05/14/My-Custom-Overwater-Bass


    1. SICbass


      Thanks for that. Some nice sounds and tight playing.

      You may have ordered/designed what just about adds up to being my dream bass. I hadn't particularly thought about an Overwater before but that really does tick a lot of boxes.


      ..and thanks again from the review.

    2. Phill


      @SICbass Thank you for the kind words! Originaly I was gonna get a Sandberg VM 5 which is similar, but a lot of my mates have custom/signature Overwaters & I had a great deal on a custom built bass 

    3. SICbass


      You lucky bar steward 😉  Love the surf green btw.

  7. After about a year of the first inception its finally here! I'm so happy with the bass and would like to thank the Overwater team for the great service, workmanship & help. Some specs for you all - A standard Overwater 5 string P body & 35" scale length. I initially wanted a 36" but soon realised that 35" scale length is ample for a tight low B. Of course the P style body is classic & I love a classic (I wanted a P bass anyway) 5 strings because of necessity as a player & loving a low Eb for some Stevie Wonder grooves! Surf Green colour & the matching headstock. A classic look & some cool retro vibes. It was either going to be green or Daphne Blue, but I'm so happy with the colour and the brightness of the bass and the lovely gloss finish which is off-set with a classic off white scratch plate. Also they kindly added a lovely PC Custom signature to the back of the headstock. We've got a swamp ash body & one piece maple neck. This just stems from the similarity to my Am Deluxe Jazz & have always liked the response from that combination. Its hefty but not overly so. Indian rosewood fretboard. I haven't played a rosewood in ages but wanted that old school look & feel. This is where the no front markers came from. I wanted a clean crisp look similar to some other basses I've lusted over. It takes some getting used to (I didn't realise how often I looked at the actual fingerboard!) I have 2mm mother of pearl dots on the side though Thank goodness! We've got a reverse P & a MM style. The chunkiness of the P in passive is pure old school and filthy. Then we have the phattness off the MM style in the bridge. Another thing to add is the Neutrix locking jack socket which gives me great piece of mind. While experimenting with the John East/Overwater 3 band boost & cut EQ with mid range sweep, passive tone & pickup blend I fell in love. I can solo the MM, boost the bass & treble a little bit & Bam! it sounds exactly like a MM bass. pan all the way to the reverse P and we have that funky chunky stank face inducing thick loavable tone. Hardware wise we have a huge chunky Overwater bridge with 18mm string spacing. Which gives me plenty of room between each string for the old slap pop and its solid, designed so well especially for set ups and string changes. Next we have the classic Hipshot Ultralite 1/2 post tuners which weigh nothing and move very smoothly. Or pick both in active and have a warm crisp defined tone perfect for more modern grooves & soaring crisp top end (EQ is flat at this point) Comprehensive isn't the word for this circuit & pickup combo, it doesn't do it justice. I took it for a spin at a recent The Special Brew rehearsal and was met with compliments on looks, tone, & general grooviness (sadly not personally!) It cut through when needed for my solos & provided some great round bottom too. Following this I've also had my first show with it too! A depends gig with Ska Band The Navarones. I kept in passive with the tone rolled off a little for 80% off the show then bumped it into active with a slight bass boost for more "Dubby" styled songs. The bass is very comfortable, although it is a little heavy! and easy to play. Its very even between pickups & over all the strings too which makes life easier simply. It balances well and although the neck is wide it fits my hand perfectly with a lovely rounded edge to the fingerboard which screams quality. Iv'e also added a few videos using different tone/pickup combos here https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLa9pBo2qQ_6843_HoIfhT5B1MQ-S_Llfi
  8. Giving the Mono Betty short strap a go, nice and comfortable so far 👍

    1. ezbass


      I have one of these, very comfy. However, you might find that the buckle slips. What I did was, once I'd found the right length, just put a couple of stitches each end of the buckle - sorted.

    2. Phill


      @ezbass It does slip! thanks for the advice I've just stitched it now 👍

  9. A great service & a discount for MU members too! Got my appointment next week
  10. Damm 😂 Second thoughts then... a really nice wide leather strap I found in a local music store!
  11. Best - Got to be my Overwater Custom (bought it but haven't picked it up yet) Worst - Due to a mixup with many string manufacturers/companies a tonne of strings which I know I will never use 👍 It's been a good year though!
  12. I've always read dots, sightread & charts from nn early age. In my experience the only times I've actually used them is working in the pits, cruises & my own teaching practice. Even doing sessions they normally use give me a chart or tell me the basic structure. It's a great skill to have, but it's use is sadly declining (for me and players I know)
  13. I've had 30+ in the past but I'm really cutting it back to a custom "Pingray" fiver, old jazz a fretless & my upright. I think they will cover 99.9% of anything I'd have to cover. I do have regrets selling a few but I suppose that's life 😔
  14. I'm sort of in the boat with the changes between rounds & flats for different gigs.. Getting really bad blisters from rounds at the moment. John Deacon can be seen licking his fingers before different passages live quite a few times. Although never nose grease, I do occasionally moisten my fingers just a little bit to "ease the pain" I always change strings on pre owned instruments you don't know where they've been 😂
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