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  1. What are the jack sockets? They look like an improvment on the old style switchcraft ones I'm using in terms of space. Are you finding them reliable? I love how clean your builds are - humbling!
  2. Another vote for Wunjo - they've always had at least 1 bongo when I've been in there.
  3. I looked it up on the Wal site and they say:
  4. Looks great - I love a transformer based Ring Mod - lovely thick sound.
  5. I’ve a Delano mm blade type with a dimarzio split p in a bass and they work really well together - the Delano is bright modern and full range, the split p thick like molasses. In this bass part of the equation is that there are two buffered preamps in there allowing me to set the relative volumes. I think it’s more of a suggestion - they are indicating complimentary pickups. Which seems fair as they do everything from alnico to blade. If you know what you want then no reason not to try it out. I think it’s fair to say that the pickups are a significant part of the sound - a modern neodymium really doesn’t sound much like a 70’s wind alnico which in turn doesn’t sound much like a mudbucker. Though of course placement has a big part too.
  6. I kind of agree, but build diaries seems to be more about wood and tasty pictures - this is like the tech aspects before a build? (I hope!)
  7. This is totally a thing - pots with higher values allow more of the top end to pass through - could be a way forward, though you are then breaking the holy P trinity of alnico 5, .1uf cap and 250K pots. Maybe try a 500K? In the end it's about what you want to hear.
  8. Well you know what they say - music without an audience (even a fluffy bunny?) is like a joke without a punch line....
  9. Glad to hear it! You put in the work. How does the body feel (just out of interest) when you play it acoustically?
  10. Watching with interest! I agree with your assumptions so far. I've got a double NFP from Lusithand in a custom MM/P bass and it works really well - great for picking out the top end with the filter and a very robust delivery of the basic pickup sound. Highly recommended.
  11. Looking good! I love that stacked knob configuration. I see why you had to shave the neck to fit in the pocket now - 5 string!
  12. I'd guess for the same reason as me - they are hosted on facebook and my adblocker strips them out.
  13. The basses I've shielded have really benefited - there is an extra silence to the background that lets them sound more clearly - even if you can't really hear it: the hum and interference is there - it's a bit like getting a new TV with a blacker black - the colours in contrast seem to pop a bit more.
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