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Big Rich

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  • Birthday 29/08/1968

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  1. Anything by Charles Mingus. I have the `Complete Recordings 1957 - 1960' collection on my iPhone and it's amazing, it has all of these on it; Word from Bird (with Teddy Charles) The Clown Mingus Three (aka Trio) East Coasting A Modern Jazz Symposium of Music and Poetry Mingus Ah Um Wonderland The Weary Blues (with Langston Hughes) Blues & Roots
  2. @dave_bass5 I swapped them back to how I know them to be; neck pickup wires to the neck pot and bridge pickup wires to the bridge pot, I don;t think the original way really affected the sound to be fair but it just didn't look right. I have already taken delivery of a Jazz Bass Loom from @KiOgon and I'm looking forward to a pain free installation over the weekend.
  3. The pictures on that website are incorrect as only the neck pickup has the thicker magnet under the E and A, the bridge pickup has a magnet of equal thickness along it's entire length. I agree that the tone it provides is perfect rock Rock and Punk, but only if you play the E and A strings only 😂 If anyone fancies giving them a try, I will be taking some pics and putting an advert on Basschat very soon. Watch this space.
  4. @A.G.E.N.T.E. You name it, I've tried it, whatever's over the BIG magnet overpowers everything else. I'm selling them if you're interested.
  5. @Muppet It's a brand new bass and that's exactly it was manufactured.
  6. ** UPDATE ** I got an answer back from the seller, it transpires that Wilkinson's new Vari-Guass system boosts the E and A strings only, admittedly they sound fantastic but now the D and G strings sound pathetic. I was told that they had had only good reviews but in my opinion, it renders the bass unplayable....why would you want a bass with 2 strings louder than the other 2 strings? IT MAKES NO SENSE !!! I can't return them as they have been soldered in, if anybody wants to buy them, I'll take £20 and that includes next day delivery to anywhere.
  7. @Muppet I reversed it back to what I know as 'normal' when I installed the new pups.
  8. I hate soldering and was wondering if conductive adhesive glue would work instead when connecting pickup wires to pots 🤔 Does anybody have experience of using this?
  9. When I changed the pickups in my Jazz Bass, I found that the neck pickup output was connected to the neck volume pot but the earth/ground was connected to the bridge volume pot. The bridge pickup output was connected to the bridge volume pot but the earth/ground was connected to the neck volume pot....what kind of madness is this? Is this normal, because it goes against everything I was always told.
  10. I just installed a set of new Wilkinson WOJB Jazz Bass pickups in my J&D Jazz Bass and the output of the D and G strings are about 30% compared to the 100% of the E and A strings. The pole pieces are all level and my soldering is fine but the standout thing for me was the unequal magnets on the back of the neck pickup, the E and A have a thick magnet but the D and G have a much thinner magnet, more than coincidence I’m thinking. Is this the problem? The bridge pickup has one magnet along the whole pickup, as did the old pickups. Any ideas are greatly appreciated.
  11. I just installed a set of new Wilkinson WOJB Jazz Bass pickups in my J&D Jazz Bass and the output of the D and G strings are about 30% compared to the 100% of the E and A strings. The pole pieces are all level and my soldering is fine but the standout thing for me was the unequal magnets on the back of the neck pickup, the E and A have a thick magnet but the D and G have a much thinner magnet, more than coincidence I’m thinking. Is this the problem? The bridge pickup has one magnet along the whole pickup, as did the old pickups. Any ideas are greatly appreciated.
  12. @Newfoundfreedom @gjones Thanks for the feedback, I just went onto Amazon and I've got some Wilkinson M-Series (WOMJ) Jazz Bass pickups arriving on Monday 😃👍
  13. @paul_5 Are Wlkinsons worth getting, I've got a cheap J&D Jazz and the output of the stock pickups are WEAK !! My budget doesn't stretch to the lofty heights of Seymour Duncans, Aguilar etc so I was looking at some Wilkinsons.
  14. Apologies for dredging up an old post but what why did you only use them for an hour? What was wrong with them?
  15. @LukeFRC I was thinking of just going for a tuner and a compressor, anything more would be excessive and I didn’t want to spend my time tap-dancing my way through the service 😂
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