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  1. Pedaltrain Volto Power Supply, V2. Includes a spare battery (v1), along with the USB chargers, DC cables etc. Will power up to six pedals. No box. Price includes recorded delivery to the UK mainland
  2. PJ-Bassist

    Bass Bridges

    Looking to finalise spec for my custom build. Got most of it figured out except the bridge, any favourites / recommendations from you guys?
  3. PJ-Bassist

    If You Had £3000 For a Bass ....

    This is the approach I'm taking. I met Jon on Friday and he let me try out a couple of his basses, I like the design of the Horn so will go with that, perhaps a slight tweak to the cutaways to make them a little more conservative. Bodywood I'm going to play safe and go with Alder. That's the same as my Sandberg and Mayones basses so I've got an idea on weight / tonal properties. Pickup's, Aguilar single coil Soapbars. I have aguilar single coil pickups on my Mayones and think they sound great so again I feel fairly safe on that choice, no changes to placement. The thing that sold me on a Shuker build was the neck profile. I'm quite fussy on neck but I found his shape very comfortable. He had a few sizes in the work shop so I was able to find the most comfy for me.
  4. PJ-Bassist

    Geddy's Lee's Big Beautiful Book of Bass

    Fingers crossed, though I'm not holding my breath
  5. PJ-Bassist

    If You Had £3000 For a Bass ....

    Went to see Jon on Friday. He showed me a number of neck profiles and I got to play (unplugged) on a couple of finished basses (series 2 and a horn). Necks were fantastic, gentle C profile, not too thin but overly thick - it was at that point I pretty much made my decision to go with a custom Shuker build.
  6. PJ-Bassist

    Shuker, ACG or Sei Basses for a custom build?

    Clearly I have a type! These are my three short listed body shapes, all modernised J Basses ACG Retro B GB Spitfire Shuker Horn
  7. PJ-Bassist

    Shuker, ACG or Sei Basses for a custom build?

    I don't think I'll go for Walnut, too much of an unknown for me. Looking at the website you shared a couple of options that have similar tonal / weight references to Alder would be - Swamp Ash - Lacewood - Roasted Alder (same wood, but lighter and with darker colouring - seems ideal)
  8. PJ-Bassist

    Shuker, ACG or Sei Basses for a custom build?

    That site is pretty useful. It would seem Walnut has much brighter properties as a tone wood than Alder, and likely to weigh a bit more. It could be a risk going for it, but it is much prettier
  9. PJ-Bassist

    Shuker, ACG or Sei Basses for a custom build?

    Hi Alan, I hadn't previously looked at your RetroB model, it looks slightly different to the J Type I had seen in ACG archives (is that correct?). Anyway I came across this image earlier; I really like the more elegant shaping of the cutaways compared to a standard Jazz shape!
  10. PJ-Bassist

    Geddy's Lee's Big Beautiful Book of Bass

    When did you order it? I ordered mine December 30th, no sign of dispatch yet.
  11. PJ-Bassist

    Shuker, ACG or Sei Basses for a custom build?

    I really like the Spitfire body shape, I would love to play one, but, it was the lack of choice around pick-ups electronics that put me off a GB build. I'm 95% sure I'm going to go for Aguilar pickups as I love the ones in my current J Bass (which has a Alder body and flamed maple top) along with an East pre.
  12. PJ-Bassist

    Shuker, ACG or Sei Basses for a custom build?

    I should perhaps ask the mods to move this thread to build diaries. Quick question from those on the thread, and perhaps @skelf if he is willing to share his experience. What is the tonal difference between Alder and Black Walnut? All my guitars to date have had Alder bodies (except for an Ash Warwick); but from the examples above I like the Black Walnut / Flame maple contrast. As it's an unknown wood has anyone any experience of the tonal properties of each? Thanks
  13. PJ-Bassist

    Shuker, ACG or Sei Basses for a custom build?

    Of the ACG range I thought the Krell looked really interesting. A bit contemporary for my personal taste but I do appreciate it is a fine looking instrument, and I loved some top wood designs in the finished examples, particularly the wood choices on this one.
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