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Soledad

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  1. Soledad

    Spot the difference?

    I did wonder - even unplayed I reckon strings loose the top a little just through oxidation (or something sciency). But there was next to nothing in it for me, and I end up imagining I can hear differences. Applause for a '71 P holding its own against an expensive contemporary take on the original. Thanks again Sibob - informative and good fun. and I have some Precision news to share - I'll be along soon
  2. Love this bass - over my 'personal allowance' (I've been told) - gets a bump from me.
  3. Soledad

    Spot the difference?

    something for the weekend?
  4. Soledad

    Precisions

    (quoting myself now...) or it could just be newer v older strings. OK< Sibob, spill them beans.
  5. Soledad

    Precisions

    Never really went for the coloured headstocks myself - it's good we don't all like the same one ! I prefer the dot markers (clay ideally so it turns mucky), and I think suburst suits well. Odd that I do like the Lakland briedge shape, many don't apparently. And then there's the neck, I need a 60's C neck. Basically I want the 1st or 3rd I owned years ago. I might look out for a MIJ. I think there is a problem with Precisions though - when you finally get a good one you have to stop buying basses, because there is really no point and also it's wrong. Like getting married. One. That's it. Mary J n U2 did the song, that's what it was about.
  6. Soledad

    Precisions

    Listened to this quite a bit, different phones, then through amp. I reckon it's really close but I will go with Precision / Lakland / P / L. I think I hear a tiny touch more mid-top bite or attack on the Lakland (or what I think is the Lakland.) So really close, could be wrong. Interested to hear in due course. Both brilliant basses.
  7. Soledad

    Spot the difference?

    Time to commit. I'm going for P/L/P/L... To me it is really close and unless I was told to listen for 2 different basses, I'd not give it a thought. I think there might be a tiny bit more mid-high attack on the Lakland. Either way is very good anyway - if I was ever shopping for a bass at this level, I'd want to try the Lakland first, just because of the '64 neck profile which I am quite a fan of. Reminds me yet again what a phenominally good job Leo did back in the beginning. Was watching Scott's thing with Sean Hurley about session players using P basses, and how they fit the space between kick and snare - just all round excellence, the reference bass in my book. Excellent work Sibob, thanks from me 👍
  8. Soledad

    Spot the difference?

    This deserves a wider audience. Hidden away in the Precision thread about 16 pages down, I asked Sibob about the sound differences between his '71 Precision, and his Lakland 44-64. He went to the trouble of making an A/B demo track. So, here's the challenge. {quoting Sibob) *Use decent headphones/speakers* I'll let you try to decide in which order they go. The basses change every 4 bars. Volumes have been normalised as one was a fair bit louder than the other, this is a tonal comparison, not a pickup volume test. Both are strung with La Bella flat wounds, the '71 has 760FL, the 44-64 has 760FS ________________________________________________________________________________ Sometimes I think I've got it, then I get confused. I'm not done with this yet.
  9. Soledad

    Precisions

    a thought Sibob - if anyone reckons they've cracked this, don't reveal just yet - this is FUN
  10. Soledad

    Precisions

    Brilliant work Sibob Went to a fair bit of trouble there - much appreciated. I'm sure anyone here (or elsewhere) investigating the Lakland 44-64 and original Precisions will find this really useful. Having said that, so far (Sony mid-range phones) I don't know yet - I think I've heard a slight difference at the higher end but not commiting til I listen through something better. Whatever it is or may be, it's subtle (to me, on these phones, very subtle!). I guess you bumped the level on the P but as you say that's not the point or issue. This needs to be thrown out to the wider audience. Liking the sound of the 44-64 neck, my fave. I'll be back later - off to listen for the Lakland 'bruising punch and drive'... on some bigger speakers
  11. Soledad

    Semi Hollow Bass (and another two...)

    Don't think it has extract of peacock in it (so probably couldn't sell it in the EU). Made by a man who was formerly a gunsmith (and they knoiw a very lot about wood finishes, turns out). https://www.skeltonsaws.co.uk/peacock-oil
  12. Soledad

    Semi Hollow Bass (and another two...)

    🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣 best laugh all day (only one, to be frank)
  13. Soledad

    Semi Hollow Bass (and another two...)

    Peacock oil would prob be ideal for that - very subtle indeed so tint build is really controlled. I'll give someone a nudge I do agree it would likely bring the subtlety of the eyes out a bit. Lovely lump of maple there, good birdseye is hard to find.
  14. Soledad

    Precisions

    Fine pair Keen to know how you reckon the sound compares, as I feel very familiar with the 60s and 70s Fenders, but no experience with the Lakland. The one thing I get from a Fender P is a kind of punch / grunt that a Jazz never gives me. I've wondered about a Lakland for a while. I've heard the Fender P described as a one-trick pony which is not fair. I find if you back off the right hand a little, it also has a really clear but rich lower end with a warm musical top on it, not the high snap of a Jazz, a bit lower and more 'notey'. Sounds into words is tricky eh ?!
  15. Soledad

    Headstock Vinyl Overlays

    A while ago now, but I used Loja in Portugal - may well have the JAZZ as they have many lesser known: http://www.lojahmcustom.com/epages/960708206.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/960708206/Categories/"Decalques/Stickers" Quality really excellent, they sent me 2 alternatives without me asking. About a fiver each (second one they sent me was not charged), and arrived about a week. Recommended by me.
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