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  1. New Overwater is all specced out apart from top wood!

    1. DiMarco


      European black walnut! yum!

    2. Phill


      That does sound nice! Still canโ€™t make my mind up! Itโ€™s based off of the new hollow body single cut bass. 6 string fretted ๐Ÿ‘Œ

  2. Finally working on my specs for a new Overwater ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

    1. Rich


      Ooh! Share plz? :)ย 

  3. Looking for a pedal bridge of sorts from a UK manufacturer, only finding American providers who don't ship to the UK!

    1. HazBeen


      Ikea shelf insert and some tweaking might work. Will cost an hourย and 3 quid.

  4. It's been so long since I've been able to browse the forum properly! I've got a new update blog to share too ๐Ÿ‘ย https://www.phillcourtmusic.com/single-post/2019/11/16/Bassicly-Speaking-November-2019-Update

  5. I joined up to the "other" site and like you said Quilly just not very friendly IMO
  6. I do admire as a musician ๐Ÿ˜ it is! the artist I'm working for is class so no worries there! Thanks for the help
  7. Ive got to recreate this bass synth soon on a Sub Phatty! I'm close but just can't get the tone of it right ๐Ÿ˜ฉ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ob7vObnFUJc I'm not a huge Beyonce fan, but the baseline is pretty sweet
  8. I'm in the exact same boat! Have to pick up key bass for an upcoming tour, would be great to share patches and help each other out (feeling a bit overwhelmed so dar)
  9. 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. ยฃ550 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#
  10. My pleasure! Got a nice tour coming up so that's gonna e the first big trial
  11. Honestly I didn't want the reverse P to start off with but it just seems to tighten everything up a little bit ๐Ÿ˜Š
  12. 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
  13. A great service & a discount for MU members too! Got my appointment next week
  14. Damm ๐Ÿ˜‚ Second thoughts then... a really nice wide leather strap I found in a local music store!
  15. 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 ๐Ÿ‘ It's been a good year though!
  16. 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)
  17. 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 ๐Ÿ˜”
  18. 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 ๐Ÿ˜‚
  19. This is next level! The relicing & yellowing are truly fabulous ๐Ÿ‘Œ
  20. Sounds like a great setup aDx! Always found Cort basses to have a nice fundamental sound to them ๐Ÿ‘
  21. I think so too, I'm only a dep so I think I'll have a word with the band first.
  22. Played with a Manic Street Preachers & Stereophonics tribute band on Saturday. Decent crowd, good band (old boys) but the singer was a bit off. Would start tracks on his own, chop & change the set as we went. I'm depping with them again next month, fingers crossed he doesn't do that again.
  23. I was in awe all the way through! really enjoyed it ๐Ÿ˜
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