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  1. 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.

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  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!


    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


    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.

  8. 56 minutes ago, mr4stringz said:

    This. Also, if you want ‘trad’ Mustang the  PJ won’t give it you as such. I love them, but then I’ve always been a P player and weirdly struggle with a mini pickup!


    If you are buying new and considering the Vintera I’d also consider a used JMJ, which you could likely blag for not far off the same price as a new Vintera (at least based on Vintera prices I’ve seen lately), and are ‘roadworn’ anyway.

    Oh yeah, good shout, maybe keep an eye out for the JMJ used. What a set of Geezer Butlers in the PJ 😛


    I'd have to throw a DC Junior Bass into the mix as well.


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  9. Ok, sold my Squier Bronco, and might look at a "step up". I've been floating between 34" suggestions in other threads or staying in the short scale lane.

    Is the PJ Mustang worth a look? Or should I look at the Vintera with the small split pickup?

    I hear of folk usually switching pickups in the PJ, and occasionaly the bridge, but I'd like to do as little as possible, just play and stop tinkering!

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