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  1. Oh my, that's terrible! let's hope the medics can do their best for him. Life can change in a split second indeed.
  2. CAR will be tougher to match, in my opinion. I believe the original method of creating this colour was a transparent red clear coat over a silver (or gold?) base coat. Not so easy to replicate with one paint/nail varnish. If the base coat is not damaged then I'd try a (tomato red) tinted transparent coat. The depth of (red) colour can built up with several layers of tinted clear coat. I recall the base coat was Inca silver. Halfrauds may have these as car paints, certainly available online.
  3. I've never done it, but if I were to I'd: - take a few pics first and as you proceed with dismantling the lining. - carefully remove (dissect) the existing lining from the inner case body, noting anchor points and attachments that aren't simply contact adhesive. - lay out the pieces of the old lining and use these (when flat) as a template to cut replacement lining to shape. Note double or overlapped edges if there are any - trial fit and then glue in place. Probably best to use spray adhesive (note any safety warnings) Good luck........sounds like a fun project. (Note : others who have done it and have experience might approach it differently, but that's the way I would do it)
  4. Just purchased a bass from @PunkPonyPrincess (aka Claire). Seamless tranasction and great comms. Instrument was exactly as described, transport crate was an innovation - robust and built like a tank!! Overall - very pleased. Highly recommended seller. Thanks Claire.
  5. Apparently Herbie Flowers uses a Fender Squier from time to time. I bet it still sounds great when he plays it.
  6. Sailing - Rod Stewart's cover vs The Sutherland Brrothers Downtown Train - Patty Smyth's cover vs Tom Waits
  7. Yes - their version of Simon and Garfunkel's "America"
  8. He's the man, indeed! Beautiful. Hope you enjoy your new Merlin.
  9. This ^^^^^^^^^^. Top quality/price. I've had several MIJ instruments and all have been of a similar high standard.
  10. And probably on the strength of that Höfner commissioned him to paint the artwork for a few limited edition violin basses. Nice, but very, very expensive.
  11. I recall she hinted it was about Jagger.
  12. I think she's a mega talent!!
  13. Well done. Certainly looks the part. @Wilco Your pic also speaks to my inner OCD with the cases all nicely lined up in the background.
  14. That's what I love about Basschat!!!
  15. Welcome Bram. Bass addicts indeed.
  16. That's a shame. It looks from the pics as if it is the base of the cloverleaf that has taken most of the stress. If a direct replacement of the whole tuner cannot be sourced, maybe try to see if another cloverleaf could be inserted and re-riveted. Good luck and keep us posted, please.
  17. Also check out his playing when he was with Pablo Cruise (especially Reflector album). Quality player indeed.
  18. I have a 4 string passive Bacchus from the Craft series, which is constructed in Japan from parts maybe made in the Phillipines. I got it s/h quite recently. Positives: Nice resonant, fairly light body. Plays easily and the neck is fast. Has a push/pull tone switch, which I think switches the pu's from series to parallel. Adds to the classic jazz sound. Negatives: Oiled finish looks nice but dings quite easily. I don't care much for the neck binding (a bit gaudy on this paricular bass). Tuners are a bit cheap.......one developed a rattle where the clover leaf rivet has come loose.....fixed with superglue. May replace with Gotohs
  19. Global series Bacchus basses retail new around the £750 - 900 range in Europe. S/H values according to condition, age, active/passive etc. Ballpark £400 to 600, I'd guess. link for reference (new basses): https://japanguitar-handmade.com/gb/33-global Hope this helps.
  20. This^^^^^^ The Hofner clones are otherwise great if you can get on with the unusual way they sit on a strap. Sitting is okay, since there is a fold out stay that is practical and actual works to keep the small body from moving around.
  21. I hope it's not silicone "fish eyes". That would be a pain to try and fix.
  22. BlueMoon


    Barrie kindly responded to my ad in the "wanted" section. A deal was quickly agreed on his Suhr Classic J as well as some new strings. Totally smooth interaction with full, friendly communications and updates throughout. The bass was well packaged and arrived just as anticipated. A thoroughly nice chap to deal with. Thanks, Barrie.
  23. Same here. I've always been impressed and happy with their service.
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