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About largo

  • Birthday 22/08/1970

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  1. I'm currently playing LaBella White Nylons on one of my 5-string basses. The E string especially looks like it's rusting in places, underneath the nylon coating, so I'm thinking it's time to change them. They're expensive wee buggers! So, I was wondering should I buy a 4-string set and leave the old B on there, or should you always replace the whole set? I don't play that B string nearly as much as the others, usually more a thumb rest and I don't need the "sparkle" from the B like I do with the other strings either. Any other cheapskates on here 😂
  2. 🤣🤣🤣 I actually said I’d buy him.a new bass and he’s having none of it.
  3. Being honest, I have no idea but my guess is it’ll take the finish off when the sticker is removed. It’s pretty badly checked anyway & that was before it was put on. My dads old school and thinks a bass should look new & none of this modern-looking relic stuff 🤣
  4. So, popped to see my Dad this afternoon and he’s vinyl wrapped the front of his original ‘72 Sunburst Fender Precision 😳 Just had to share...
  5. it's just a shame that somebody drew a c0ck & balls in the top corner 😂
  6. That looks exactly like my first bass ❤️
  7. OK update, I've now heard from the seller with an apology, so I'm happier about that. Think he's just fed up answering emails and buyers then not going ahead. Good news, I negotiated a further discount and I'm now the owner of a black/maple Stingray USA bass. Always fancied trying one & think it will suit my sound and at the price, if I don't like it I shouldn't lose too much cash on it. Thanks again everyone for their comments and advice, believe it or not it helped.
  8. I'm guessing that too ☹️ there is a returns policy but it is a private seller so not sure how much that holds either.
  9. As the title says, there's a reasonably cheap bass on eBay that has taken my fancy on a BIN price. I've emailed the seller twice with no reply, asking for pics of the case that is included & the weight of the bass. With no response in 3 or 4 days I'm wary of hitting the Buy It Now button but wondered what others views were? Am I being too cautious.
  10. Cheers everybody for your help. I've now spoken to the man himself and the plan is to send John my preamp so he can investigate further. Weird me playing my bass down the phone while he tried to figure things out at the other end! Anyway, fingers crossed it's nothing major and thank you all again.
  11. Thanks everybody for your help, I’ve tried a Facebook message so will see how that goes. Plan B is to buy some of the Deoxit if Mr East ignores my Comms. Thanks again.
  12. Ah poooey! Thanks for helping though, might be time for a new preamp. Always fancied trying the Sadowsky.
  13. it's the J-Retro 01 Deluxe found here at https://www.east-uk.com/index.php/all-products/j-retro-01-deluxe.html
  14. Cheers John, I'll certainly look into that. I had heard the East preamps used sealed pots, if there is such a thing. Anybody know?
  15. I have a J East Deluxe preamp in my Shuker bass. It's a few years old now but the volume pot is very noisy, especially over the last half of it's travel. Would appreciate any ideas on how to clean this? I've emailed John East but no reply so thought I'd ask the group if there's anything might help. Cheers.
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