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Everything posted by barrycreed

  1. 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.
  2. 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!
  3. Think I am ok for now with the suggestions! Thank you guys. I am veering back to the short scale thread with a few questions...
  4. I have a template from this guy which I think I will proceed with, so that will take care of the one pickup single coil type sound A bass I had not considered but sounds good on demos is the Ibanez SR500E BM. Tune it to BEAD!! That or the Spector Performer or Legend 4 , or the Thunderbird have me intrigued for now.
  5. How is that J pickup? Looks very close to the bridge? Hard to tame? I wouldn't be too worried about the lack of a tone control....
  6. Sold off some gear over the last while. I'm not gigging at the moment, so not sure I'd justify looking for a used Ric! Sold a Rockinbetter Ric. Nice bass, has my curiosity piqued for a Ric (if I were only gigging again....) Only bass I have at the moment is an upgraded Epiphone EBO. Really like the feel of this, does what it does. On my radar: Epiphone Thunderbird bass (put off by the neck dive, and not sure if the bolt on would be too "low quality", or go for Vintage Pro. Again, neck dive, neck dive...). They sound really really cool though. Gibson DC Junior Bass (I'd keep an eye out for a used one. Sound very nice, no neck dive, decent reviews all round, and would be good for rocking out) Gibson SG Bass (based on what the Epiphone does, not sure one of these could be justified) Spector Performer 4 (passive would appeal, but again, a used Legend 4 could be good) This leads me into P or PJ territory. So so so many options at any price point. I wouldn't like anything heavy. Interested potentially in the Sire D5 or a G&L tribute P or PJ bass (weight dependant, I hear these are heavy?) Low end, a Squier Affinity PJ, stick a set of Geezer Butler's in them... Also spied a Reverend Wattplower used not too far… If I won the lotto in the morning, or got a decent gig: Ric 4003s (still with their issues though apparently!) Or all of them... 😛
  7. On t'other end of the scale, no pun intended, has anyone ever got their hands on the Performer 4 series? It looks like it could be very comfy and light. Passive pickups are the appeal as well, stick a set of Geezer Butlers in there. I would assume they should slot in perfectly. Looking for a cheap PJ option... Not as cool looking as an Epi Thunderbird or Fender P bass style, at that price point perhaps...
  8. Just saw a demo for the Sire D5. Looks promising and a competitor to the CV.
  9. I have seen some other companies making similar 50s style basses but can't even remember the websites I saw them on. e.g. Schecter Model T (in body shape only perhaps). Marcus Miller D5 Alder-4 BB etc. e.g. Bach basses http://www.bachmusik.com/en/bpb-60-sb-relic_p2003
  10. Selling my Bronco bass. Going to "upgrade". I had though about upgrading it, but might just get something off the shelf. Only one I have left is the Epi EB0 with roundwounds..... Decisions decisions........!
  11. What is the general opinion on the current reissues? Always liked the look though if I changed the stock pickup to something hotter it might take away from the intended sound. Replace pickguard with a transparent one and I think it could look pretty good. How are the necks on them? More a P or a J profile on the CVs?
  12. Spied a natural finish cv j bass for €250 asking…. I’m all over the place with gas !!!
  13. Is this one of the contemporary Squiers?
  14. Might have been asked before, but are the pickups on the Talman interchangeable with e.g. EMG Geezer Butlers. Tempted to get a PJ config, but not sure yet whether to go Affinity 34inch or Talman short scale.... Edit: Yes they are
  15. You snooze you lose. I may have missed out on it, but not to worry. There is the Affinity PJ which, if I got , I would put a high mass bridge and some EMG Geezer Butlers in it. I only have 2 basses currently, 2 short scales, so maybe a 34 inch would be good for variety. (I have a Rockinbetter faker in the out tray as well)
  16. A 90s Korean p bass has popped up near me for not much more than a used Affinity PJ… What to go for!!?
  17. General consensus on these still good? I have a J neck lying around at home and a bridge but might be cheaper to get a Squier than a build. I have seen some videos where the tuning peg holes didn’t line up properly with the headstock. I would guess some essential mods or upgrades would be necessary? e.g. better bridge, pickups etc? Are the necks J necks or P necks ?
  18. While not a fan of Limp Bizkit, this is a crazy looking short scale Wes Borland is playing here? Or is it a tenor guitar or a 4 string baritone or bass "IV" etc.. Link starts at track where he is using it.
  19. Any advice on guage and flatwounds for a squier bronco bass? La bellas? Stay away from light guage right?
  20. Neck dive? I have the Eb 0 Epi and it’s a cracking little bass.
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