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barrycreed

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  1. 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.

  2. 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!

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    This is what the pickup positioning should look like.

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  3. 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.

  4. 53 minutes ago, LeftyJ said:

    Never tried the Washburn S1000, but I have two Status S2 Classics with bolt-on graphite necks. They can do everything, and do it well! I use my 5-string in a doom metalband tuned down to A and it's easily tight enough to pull it off, sounds deep and fat and works really well with my Darkglass B7K overdrive. 

    That is what I was getting at :)

  5. 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!

  6. 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...

     

     

  7. 14 hours ago, neepheid said:

     

    No, there was a regular scale version of the Embassy with alleged bridge issues.

    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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