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  1. I'm sure it can be done - i'd need to find out who handles stuff this size. Someone here will know.
  2. I know we're all locked down and that, but this is a really fabulous one-cab solution. I need the space now and am committed to the PJB 6B I got - so friendly non-upsettive offers invited, in the true spirit of democracy.
  3. Sounds absolutely tops. And unlined too. Is it 34"?
  4. Nice straight US P - and sane pricing in these unsane times ! GLWS
  5. What's the scale length please, and approx build year?
  6. Immaculate condition and light use only. New Roqsolid cover, unmarked. I gigged this about 4 times before lockdown, and since then have been moving more acoustic, lower levels so my PJB cab is ideal for that. The 1288 features Emminence Neos: one 12" with front porting, 2 x 8" in a dedicated sub-enclosure so the back pressure of the 12 doesn't affect the 8s. Plus an HF horn with attenuation (continuous rotary). Four hefty castors. Weight 24Kg, 600W / 8 Ohm. Specs taken from Bass Direct below. Note weight on spec below is shipping weight - gigging weight is 24Kg. I'm a GB fan, fabulous build and a really great sound right across the range. I'd describe the sound as precise, transparent, accurate, true, dynamic... words like that. Ran this with my GB 900 Streamliner - a sublime rig. see the Bass Direct copy below for the original GB spiel on this fab cab👍 (taken from BD:) GB 1288T UQ - List £1150 "The UBER QUAD"- named after it's unique, four speaker design. This compact, "multi-driver" cabinet features 4 separate drivers of varying sizes, which produce an incredible 3 dimensional tone. This multi-driver cabinet is excellent for bassists using "extended range" 6 and 7 string instruments. It has a signature tone however, that is ideal for any bassist looking to add a new element of depth, warmth and clarity to their tone. The all important mid range is handled by the dual 8" Neodymium speakers in separate, sealed internal enclosures providing thick, tight, warm mids without "honk" or harshness. These separate chambers are extremely compact which enhances the response and tight suspension of the driver's mechanical performance. This 600 watt 8 ohm cabinet sounds great on its own but can be an impressive stack when using 2 UBER QUADS or when stacked with our new GB 115T-UB. As part of the UBER BASS series the cabinet features our distinctive "nubby" vinyl along with our classic grille and silver piping, Edge-Lift handles, Speakon® and 1/4" inputs, 100 Watt Tweeter Level control and crossover design based on a combination of electronic and electro-acoustic principals. This yields a combination of crossover slopes that result in smooth multi- dimensional composite acoustic response. FEATURES Power Handling RMS 600 W Frequency +/- 3db 45-18K Hz Sensitivity 1W/1M 97.5 db Nominal Impedance 8 ohm versions Crossover Point per component: Lows: 45-500Hz, Mids:150-5KHz, Highs:4K-18KHz Weight Lbs. 58 Dimensions HxWxD 23" x 24 1/4" x 18 1/4 "
  7. Looks really good and the word out there is very positive about the BC basses. Personally I'm delighted that the old Bass Centre heritage is alive and well. It was a legend in its lifetime and deserves to be a prominent feature in the bass world. Anyone know, is Barry the man behind this? (I know he's big mates with Colin Hodgkinson who gets mentioned quite often in Bass Collection/Centre circles).
  8. Very tasty! Shame about the scratch
  9. So, got bored with the Jazzes, Precision, Mayones... Called London Guitar Studio and got my Esteve 8F flamenco back - had been up for sale on commission but no takers. It's back for good now. Meanwhile had a weird hankering for a tenor Uke - so got a Kala maple from Southern Ukulele Store (very good, recommended... if you like this kind of thing) Must say enjoying re-learning a load of chords for the uke - working on an unplugged style 'Times like these' - gets the fun back. (Got a low G on it and plan some fingerstyle). And that Esteve... good grief! It weighs nothing and has a phenominal voice - crystal, forward, balanced and just all-round lovely. I've had some expensive classical guitars before but I'd far rather have a good flamenco. (Esteve pronounced Est-e-vay btw, if it matters, prob not!)
  10. If you need a lockdown lift, this really is ace. Rich Hall doing his song 'Working Dog'. Found it on the BBC documentary he did about country - he ends up hawking this song around various name players and bands. Ends up with Asleep at the Wheel - and he tells them "Don't think like a musician, think like a border collie."
  11. I think it took me a long time to get this and understand what matters from my own perspective (I stress, my own). My view is spend good time getting to really know intervals - hear them in your head and play them without thinking. A scale is a sequence of intervals and what its chord is called refers to those intervals anyway. Also as bass players we don't generally play chords. We play around with the scale notes the chord was built from but often we then get boxed in, playing within one octave (the fingerboard 'box') and repeating oft-used patterns on the board. Years ago I got into studying modes (I was a Miles Davis nut at the time) only to find I was using most of them without realising. If you mess around with ascending/descending 3rds (say, or 6ths, whatever) you'll be well on the way to going modal. Another thing I use all the time is the number system: say root is Dmaj -'the bridge goes 2-3-2-5 repeat and resolve to 1'. The band can drop the whole thing a tone in a flash if they need to (OK, maybe not the sax player...). But hearing and playing all and any intervals (including the obvious ones outside the octave, 9th, 13th etc) will start to really make sense of the chords anyway, and help you know what you can do, which notes (intervals) give the chord its particular colour/character etc. Over years (on various instruments) I've spend huge time with scales, but looking back now if I wanted to get to here, I wouldn't start there. But that may just be me.
  12. Great lockdown project, and I do love the mandolin anyway (Tim O'Brien is a favourite). This lockdown has me scouring eBay and the like for odd stuff - banjoleles, whatever. Probably buy a tenor Uke on Monday... getting desperate for notes! Let us know how the mandotar gets along👍
  13. Fab colour, with the maple neck as well, tasty. Stickers off, grease on
  14. Lockdown symptoms: really weird haircut, and swapping out my EB Cobalt flats for a set of D'Addario steel rounds. Sound like stilettos through plate glass. This'll keep me amused for another day.

    1. ezbass


      Wow, that's a big change! I'm wondering about replacing my Cobalts with LaBella nylon wrapped flats on my Maruszczyk fretless (I already have them on my Rob Allen) but £40+ is a lot to spend on a lockdown induced whimsy. 

    2. Soledad


      @ezbass - Agree about the 40 quid, the D'Addarios were about 22 so not too crazy. I do have LaBella white nylon flats on my Mayones fretless, they are radically different to the EB Cobalts (on my Jazz fretless) but they do have a really excellent voice of their own.

  15. Keeping this going👍 So, just noticed @4000 posted the YT vid of the truly fab Staves doing 'Blood I bled' - ukuleles are just so COOL.
  16. As new, in original packaging. Fitted briefly to a Jazz which was then sold, so kept p'ups. Absolutely unmarked and complete with CS stickers on covers. Happy to post UK at cost, if outside UK please chck with me first so I can check shipping cost. Pic is off Fender site, I'll get actual shots tomorrow. Also got a new KIogon Jazz loom (series/parallel) separate listing coming soon
  17. Someone needed to tell that to Miles Davis. I'm wondering about a tenor (not tenner) Uke... for years played classical then flamenco so have an affinity of sorts with nylon strings and the like> I know very little of Ukes but it does seem to me that it's a family of instruments with a lot of options in there (including low 4ths, different open tunings etc). Remember really liking The Ukelele Orchestra doing Wuthering Heights, years ago. And The Staves use one sometimes. And I like weird folky sh*t and The Lost Words: Spell Songs album is truly wonderful... (must be one uke on there somewhere surely?) Doubt it's the instrument, could very well be the player.
  18. Exactly correct, and in so few words too👍 My fave flats are EB Cobalts. They come in a kind of lilac/purple colour... If there is a tech reason for silks on flats, then FFS use silver grey, or maybe black.
  19. Big shout for DPD👏. Collected a bass Sevenoaks 13.30 yesterday, arrived Stockport today around 12.30. Smooth as really smooth stuff.

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    2. hiram.k.hackenbacker


      I assumed you used the Basschat affiliate Eurosender through which you get a discount.

    3. Soledad


      No, just straight online. Only 22 quid anyway... who cares, if I run out of cash I'll just print some more :)

    4. skej21


      For some people who are self-employed and can't get any help, selling the tools of their trade to put food on the table IS essential unfortunately.

  20. Love this bass. Had a 60s original Jazz (CAR) recently but sold it (underpriced I suspect) - weird thing it was too shiny and immaculate so it needed playing in, but it was too shiny and immaculate so I was scared to play it in.... For many years I owned and played a '64 P (sold to the bloke in Quo) and I reckon they have really nailed it with these Originals.
  21. OK, so I'm no expert (one will be along I expect) - for me it's the vintage finish, I believe the early Fender metallics came from Cadillac, Buick etc paints of the late 50s / early 60s - in fact I think LPB is a '59 Caddie colour. That kind of sh*t appeals to me As a finish it gets a really high gloss, but is less tough than poly. Some say they can hear a difference - I suspect a blindfold A/B test may say otherwise. And yes, take care with foam on stands, some of the foams have a plasticiser in them which migrates out and can affect the nitro laquer. Re cost A very lot less than the place in Ashford I tried first (£850 for a nitro refin...). I think it would be fair to point you to David Wilson, as quote depends on what bass, what present finish, etc. David's on FB can't seem to embed a link but search FB David Wilson guitar tech. I'm a fan but more influentially so is Walshy and quite a few others. And .... bass now on hold.
  22. Didn't like the black, personal taste I know. Love LPB and also like nitro so there we go. Then a '98 P Special came up and I really 'needed' that. Damn. I really 'need' that 60s Original of Oldhorsemurphy but...
  23. Thanks mcnach - I didn't say but I think I'm fancying a change of sound. The LaBellas are almost new and would easily keep to go back on later anyway. I think I may try the D'Addarios - i'll have a look at gauges,,,
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