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  1. aaaaand Aguilar rig sold - rest available in other threads
  2. Ooooh that's handy! We often go for walks around there tbh, nice area!
  3. Hi @therealting I'm in Eltham SE9 but I guess I can meet in central or so to an extent?
  4. Hi, Selling this sleeve in top conditon, no scrath nor funny business. Selling as surplus to requirements, I've a bass coming with another gigbag. Lots of room in the pocket (managed to fit in a pedalboard and an aguilar th350, strap and cables and all fine. Collection in London or shipping at buyer's cost/risk.
  5. Hi, Selling this cute miniboard. Including the board itself, 3x daisy chain and patch cables if combined purchase. Separate prices as I bought them or cheaper, top condition with no scratches whatsoever: * Microtubes X boxed: £140 * Nemphasis VT Comp: £90 * Korg Pitchlack custom tuner: £45 (this one is less than a month old and boxed Postage not included but happy to ship out at buyers cost/risk. Otherwise collection in London. The rest you see if also on sale so let me know if anything tickles you fancy - only selling as I'm switching to an ampless rig so trades exclusively for a Microtubes X Ultra or Headrush FRFR12
  6. Hi Team, Fantastic rig available in very good condition - tiny scuff as pictured on the amp, but genuinely no issue whatsoever - cab as new. Happy to sell separate at 450 for the cab, 400 for the amp. Tickle me nicely and I'll throw in a top quality speakon cable by tsunami cables worth £45 at a discount or something. Happy to post at buyer's expense and risk, otherwise collection in London SE9. Also selling everything else you see in the pictures - to fund an ampless venture; trades only for Microtubes X Ultra or Headless FRFR12.
  7. They do disappoint more often than they exceed my expectations honestly - I feel at times they just don't try enough....! Asked for a wait time on a Dingwall.... Thomann 3 months, Bassdirect 'a few weeks', Andertons.... 12 months - did you really check mate? Also, congrats on the new bass and pictures or it doesn't exist!
  8. Hi gang, Wonder if you can help me - bonus season here and I was considering getting a new bass (Dingwall!) for a new band we started to tune in D standard, whilst keeping my Sandberg Grand Dark 5 in B standard for my other neosoul project. As life goes, HMRC has eaten the part I was expecting to allocate for a D-Roc or used Nolly sig (yey.....). That means I have to make do with the Sandberg for the time being for both projects, and hence I thought of downtuning it to A standard on a 50-135 set (currently B standard 45-130 set). This is a 35" scale and the calculator tells me A standard would 'feel' as 45-130 B tuned on a 34". My question is around tapered strings - should I go for them? I was planning on a 50-105 + 135 Daddario NYXL set but I can see they offer the 135/105/85 as tapered now - would this be worth it? In my mind the claimed (not tried before) extra definition of a tapered string would help against tuning down a whole step all strings - thoughts?
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  10. Working on a little something something, just missing velcros patch cables and ties at the back etc... - Korg Pitchblack custom - Nemphasis VT Comp - Microtubes X All fed with a 9v plug, daisy chaining with a 3 way split - this is my most simple setup to satisfy my two music projects - the compressor taking care of my neosoul clean fat tones, and both compressor + microtubes for that modern drive metal tone for this post-grunge / funk metal / melodic hardcore business that I'm starting just now soon as the restrictions lift and we can rehearse....! This will be plugged to my Aguilar TH350. Best, Ander.
  11. Well well well! I ended up buying the Nemphasis off Lee, who's moving back to a Cali76 and I couldn't resist! I didn't feel like buying new and it worked with budget. I have to dig into it more as I've got another couple of pedals coming, setting up a mini board as I'll be playing a hardcore/rock project asides from the aforementioned neosoul... Off topic but for this I went for the DG Microtubes X and oh boy!!! it's fantastic and just what I wanted for a mid/top end gentle distortion whilst still blending in clean signal. Back to the Nemphasis, so far I like it - a bit warmer than the MXR and definitely easy to use - I'll be having a play with different tones etc the moment I can!
  12. Totally off topic (sorry!) but how're you finding this strap? Good luck with the sale and thanks!
  13. Thanks for your comments Trevor! I agree - it is the most versatile and suitable bass I've had, interesting as I've had a few! I also had a Sandberg VM5 (P+MM) but I didn't get on with the P pickup too well, and once I tried jazz basses I've always had at least one J pickup at hands reach! I find Sandberg incredible value for money, same as the Sire/Marcus Miller on entry level is, but in this case for pro level! Not to forget others like Lakland and Xotic etc, the competition and quality on this range is defo there, but I can say hand in my heart this Grand Dark is in no point worse than the Alpher, MM SR5 special or Sadowsky Metroexpress I've had recently - indeed, it is like a merge of these basses and I'm well happy with that!
  14. Sorry - mixing the Nighthawk (P as suggested) with the Nighthawk Plus - the new ones in 2020... I gotta admit that copper finish (let's admit it it's gold!) is lovely!
  15. Tha'ts a very good point and interesting I've noticed - when they came out I thought the GD was the badass bass by Sandberg dedicated to metal but truth be told there is a lot of ease to play something more chilled; this bass works perfectly on soul/jazz/blues, like you mention very round but also punchy sound. I thought the NH was a J pickup too! Very true, and I appreciate the pickups on this bass are very sensible to dynamics, more so than most basses I've tried I'd say funny enough!
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  17. Indeed @fretmeister - I think in many ways they're an underdog and not in the front pages as often as they could - sober and well fitted basses with a reliable tone. And they've done some interesting bits with the Grand Dark, Nighthawk and whatnot. Unless you go for the big aged masterpieces etc, most of these basses are £1,600 and under, I would without a doubt put them on par with Stingrays, although the new Stingray special may have that extra 'something something' to lead by not a lot. On that note @bob_atherton, how do you compare the nighthawk to the grand dark? feels like they should be similar vibe (loving the inca silver one) but also interested in the differences between the pickups etc.
  18. That is so true! I can be so lusty about basses - you check around, something tickles you fancy and then you start to either glorify that new love interest or find faults on your current gear to justify getting it... But also I am so mentally relieved to have one very reliable, cool looking and most importantly great sounding and versatile bass. For what I do, this is pleeeennnty! No more parades of boxes and shippings back and forth for a while I may still find some strings or straps to sell under the sofa but that's minor anyway ha!
  19. Ah not that I expressed I won't eeeeever buy a new bass - I don't think that's really possible, but I know this: I am tired of gear flipping back and forth and have found what I need for all my purposes. Hope it stays that way!
  20. Ah John, so true! It's been a journey. From the Alpher + Eich T900/DB 2x10 to this Sandberg + Aguilar TH350 + SL112. And all the bits of gear I've flipped in between and before. All with the interest to get a more versatile and warmer punchier rig but also adulting getting cash to buy a house sometime in the coming months - every little helps 😇 ! Truth is I find it very draining and stressful to follow up on leads, post, bump, post in other platforms.... The last bass I won't keep should be on its journey today 🙌 but at least I've made good friendships along the way...! I'll try and take a proper picture of the pau ferro board - I used to be one thinking it's the poor man's rosewood but wow I am loving this one! Smoother than other rosewood boards I've had to the touch, and the grain is delicious!
  21. Thanks buddy! The black labels are in the Nighthawks I believe, from what I've researched these are the 'plus' set with a little mark on them. Supposedly they've a bit more meat in the low mids than the regular ones. I like them better.
  22. Well......! My new baby - I've just made a new topic on what's led me to it, more pictures and how I feel about it but spoiler: LOVING IT!
  23. Hi guys! Well - it's been a ride... I started playing bass October 2018 after a long time playing guitars. Because of this, I am used to 'good gear' and knew I wouldn't settle for bad quality or an uncomfortable bass - I loved bass so much I ended up selling all my guitars and guitar gear to fund basses... The list has been long! I've had Spector, Stingray Specials, a Sandberg, Lakland, a Sadowsky MV5 and a couple of boutique basses like the Merlos I presented recently, a Sei I got in a trade or my ex-mine beloved Alpher. It's been a total of 9 basses in about 18 months, Jesus! Of all the basses I've had, the Alpher Mako (Jazz) and the Stingray Special 5 (Cruz teal, lovely!) have been my favourite tones and basses; I love a good punch and fat tones regardless or the genre but still with some zing and growl on the highs. Now that I am opening up to play not just my neosoul project but also want to get into an alt/hard/rock band, I ended up with this as my 'only' bass - and here it is! It's a Sandberg Grand Dark from sometime March 2020 equiped with the Darkglass Tone Capsule - this has the new pickups (TM plus, probs made by Delano?) that do give it an extra punch compared to how I remember the VM5 I had about a year ago. It would initially put me off to have a hi-mids / mids / bass preamp with no highs but to tell you the truth I don't miss them! I push them a tad bit in my amp to get my fundamental tone and I'm ready to go - boosting the preamp on hi-mids is plenty to do slap but without the 'hiss' or extra noise so I'm well happy - also banging feature - same volume either active or passive. Lastly, the musicman pickup splits to single coil. The wood department is alder body, hard rock maple neck and a gorgeous, nice chocolate streaky pau ferro board. Coming in at 4.15kg so defo well manageable! For obvious reasons I haven't tested it on a band environment but I do have to admit I love it, I feel at home with it's tones and should be one I'm planning to keep for a while! the finish is perfect and it is plek'd and all that - you know how Sandbergs do, I feel like this is a tier up compared to the regular sandys with the revisited pickups and new preamp...! With this, I am retiring off the marketplace for a while now (gosh, believe me it's been draining!), focus on playing and learning more. That doesn't mean I don't need a Line6 HX Effects to cover compressors and whatnot but hey, amp and bass is settled at last! Best, Ander.
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