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  1. EXTREMELY long time no post. Anyone here tune their short scale bass to standard D (often to dropped C). I am toying with the idea of picking up another short scale in standard D, but feel a 34" might be less hassle with floppy strings.
  2. Might have been posted already but anyone see the new Aria Pro II DMB 206? Looks cool anyway.
  3. @Obrienpthanks for expanding on this. I suppose that should have been my query. Would higher tension strings help. Just as well it was just a thought and I did not go ahead and try it yet!
  4. Long time since I posted but has anyone ever tuned a short scale bass to D / drop C? Would the short scale not be suitable for lower tunings? I have yet to try and the only bass I have now is an Epi EB0 with flat wounds which I don’t think would work at all!
  5. yes, that could work , had not thought of that !
  6. I have to say my modded Epi EB0 sounds and plays and feels really nice. A lot better than the Squier Bronco and Ibby Talman I had (it's all personal I suppose). I have been playing it through headphones mainly and a warwick gnome and it sounds fine. For sure, it'll be different through a cab, I tried it at low volume through a Peavey Bandit guitar amp and it sounded pretty good, a lot bassier obviously. The pickup upgrade is a Retrovibe and a brass nut.
  7. I have this pickup lying around and looking for ideas of what to do. (Something basic maybe) I suppose I could ask a luthier to mod a P Bass body and stick this in there? Any thoughts? Here is a link to the pickup and how it looks on one of the website builds. https://newperspectivesmusic.com/shop/ols/products/custom-vinyl-record-basspickups
  8. Hmmmm, 25.5 inch scale...? https://ruach-music.com/product/ruach-skellig-bass-guitar-ebony-macassar/
  9. Just got my Epi EB0 back from luthier. I got a brass nut, a retrovibe humbucker and the little extension bar behind the bridge (a cheap improvement on stock). Wow. The sustain is fantastic. Notes ring out for ages. Very happy with the upgrades and can’t wait to try it through a proper bass amp.
  10. @javi_bassistdo you use a FRFR speaker as your "amp" as well? What if the venue doesn't have monitors?
  11. I have one of these on the way from Tides guitars (TTTides officially), but it'll take a year to be finished. It's going to be 30" scale, pickups will be single coil in thunderbird housing and moved closer to the neck, with a series/parallel switch, and will either be a wood body or composite wood. It will be neck through. Can't wait! This is what the pickup positioning should look like.
  12. Ordered a Gnome as well. It was between it and the Elf, and it was around €100 roughly cheaper, where I am, so I went for it, as it will mainly be used for home recording and practice, and eventually as a back up. For a gigging amp head, I might go for a combo or a Quilter Bass Block if one shoes up used sometime. I have a Quilter guitar head, and it's a great little thing.
  13. That is what I was getting at
  14. Are these good for anything that isn’t slap?
  15. I was close to pulling the trigger on a 4003s in Japan but held off. Also thinking of a Laredo style build but totally undecided still!
  16. I sold my Squier Bronco bass, so all these are brand new, box opened only, and for sale. I am in Spain, so not sure of the ins and outs of postage between EU to UK etc, but anyhow. I think the prices are fair enough. If you are buying in EU, you'll save the customs etc on all of these as they originally came from UK and USA. €190/160 GBP and I will pitch in with postage Earpilanz 3 ply pickguard €15 Oil City Mustang pickup €80 Home of Tone Mustang Wiring Loom €50 Mustang bass bridge €50 https://imgur.com/a/5f62cTm Forget about the random synth and mustang spring pics!
  17. Anyone try those Danelectro short scale 59 basses yet? The long scale version video demos sound pretty good. They sure as heck look original.
  18. Still on the hunt, and it doesn't get any easier. I spotted some interesting used basses near me that I had not considered: G&L tribue L2000 (some G&L USA versions further afield but in same country) A Washburn Status (headless, could be interesting if the treble could be tamed). Every online demo seems to be of people slapping the stinky poo out of this instrument, a style which has no appeal to me. I understand this is what they might be best suited to. They sure do look really cool though! Ibanez SR500 A Yamaha bbga4 (never heard of these before) A Cort EVL Z6 (never saw these before either, and is going for cheap) Some kind of a weird looking Vantage MIJ bass, which looks cool anyhow! And a load of P or PJ variations. The choise is limitless it seems...
  19. Very nice bass. On a side note, here is a video with the Deus bassist Alan Gevaert. It's in Dutch, so double Dutch to me, but different pickups in his G&L. A custom job?
  20. Apologies, alleged bridge issues, though more often than not when I have seen videos of people going on about "issues" with instruments, I have often found nothing wrong with them when I played them. Case in point. Epiphone EB0. I have a stock one which is perfectly fine.
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