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Basilpea

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  • Birthday 10/01/1947

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  1. Thanks for the feedback guys. I did get some other quotes from £400 to £1000+ which didn't seem like a great investment, and having claimed over £20k on my house insurance last year for burst pipe damage I didn't want to go down that route either, so I think on balance I made the right choice.
  2. Hi, I ended up taking it to a local guitar repair workshop who said they could repair it but could not make it perfect. They were right. To be honest it doesn't look an awful lot better after their repair, however it is now sealed and smooth to the touch (believe they filled it with Superglue and sanded it down), and they only charged me £40. If you want to see photos it's now up for sale on this forum.
  3. That's what I thought, turned out to a lot easier than I expected. Could be your next challenge!
  4. 35" scale, 18mm string spacing at bridge. Nut width is 45mm.
  5. Up for sale now, this Rick Turner Renaissance is one of the lightest 5 string basses out there at less than 3 Kg (6.5 lbs). It has a new set of the recommended Thomastik-Infeld Acoustic strings on and is in pretty good nick apart from a dent on the top which has been filled and sanded down (shown in photos). Apparently Rob Allen used to work for Rick until he branched out on his own so as you might expect the ethos is much the same as Rob's - quality and simplicity with the accent on the acoustic properties of the bass. Comparing it to my RA's it has more depth and tonal range than the MB2, more like the Deep 5 (although not quite as awesome). Here's a link to the Rick Turner website http://rickturnerguitars.com/renaissance-bass . I bought it secondhand from outside this community so I don't know the provenance. In terms of trading, the only thing I need now is a fretless Mouse to complete my collection. I can post to mainland UK for £30 or I can meet half way within a reasonable distance for the same cost, although free collection would be better. Sensible offers welcome, I'll probably give it a couple of weeks then put it on Ebay.
  6. .................Unless you have a fretless Rob Allen Mouse?
  7. Sorry, I'm not up for a trade as I just have more 5 string basses than I can justify. This one's on ebay, the auction finishes on Saturday, if it doesn't sell maybe I'll do some clips next week.
  8. This is going on Ebay over the weekend, so if anyone wants to do a deal, sooner might be better than later.
  9. This is a beautiful bass which I haven't had very long, unfortunately the string spacing is not quite right for me at 16.5mm. This, coupled with the fact I've now bought a replacement, means it's up for sale. Quite stunning to look at, very lightweight, it plays like a dream and the East active controls give a massive tonal range. Complete with Custom case. Here's the full spec: Shuker 5 string Artist fretless 34” scale 45mm nut width, 16.5mm string spacing gentle C carve laminated mahogany neck (mahogany / black veneer 5 piece) ziricote fretless board two way truss rod, carbon fibre reinforcement mahogany scarf headstock figured walnut headstock veneer front and back 2mm side dots on fret position 2mm face dots between G and D string, 12th to 24th fret composite nut satin neck lacquer Schaller M4 lite tuners Mahogany chambered body figured walnut drop top black top edge binding rear 1/2” round-over reduced heel and recessed fixings rosewood inset bridge satin neck lacquer composite saddle Headway Music Audio piezo pickup Seymour Duncan dual coil pickup faced with ziricote East Tone UK Ltd piezo buffer preamp East Tone UK Ltd Uni pre 3 band eq rear flip top battery compartment black hardware La Bella Strings black nylon tapewound Collection from Epsom Surrey, or I can post to a UK address for £30.
  10. All I need now is a fretless Mouse to complete the set. Anyone know of one for sale?
  11. Firstly IMHO they are all excellent basses. The Shuker is fabulous looking and does everything it should, the only reason it's not quite right for me is the string spacing is not enough for my long fingers (16.5mm), especially as I play upright quite a bit. The build quality is terrific, the active tone controls have excellent range and there’s plenty of Mwah if you want it. The Rick Turner is amazing - incredibly lightweight, really high build quality and it is great for me with 17.5 mm string spacing. It's totally unique in the design, it has the simplistic ethos of the Rob Allen but the acoustic strings make it feel and sound rather different. The only bass I would ever change it for would be the Deep 5, and I'm still not sure about selling it just yet. I've attached some pics. I see you're quite local to me, PM if you want to give them a try.
  12. Firstly IMHO they are all excellent basses. The Shuker is fabulous looking and does everything it should, the only reason it's not quite right for me is the string spacing (16.5mm) is not enough for my long fingers , especially as I play upright quite a bit (referring to the bass not me). The build quality is terrific, the active tone controls have excellent range and there’s plenty of Mwah if you want it. The Rick Turner is amazing - incredibly lightweight, really high build quality and it is great for me with 17.5 mm string spacing. It's totally unique in the design, it has the simplistic ethos of the Rob Allen but the acoustic strings make it feel and sound rather different. The only bass I would ever change it for would be the Deep 5, and I'm still not sure about selling it just yet. I've attached some pics. I see you're quite local to me, PM if you want to give them a try.
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