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  1. This is going on Ebay over the weekend, so if anyone wants to do a deal, sooner might be better than later.
  2. 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.
  3. All I need now is a fretless Mouse to complete the set. Anyone know of one for sale?
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. A Big brother for my Mb2. I've been hankering after one for some time now, but with Rob's policy now of only making what suits his business, as opposed to what customers dictate (which is fair enough if he is able to do it), and the rarity of secondhand ones available the likelihood of me getting one looked pretty slim - especially considering my very specific requirements (fretless, unlined, min 17mm string spacing). I just thought I would try my luck on the Owners' Facebook page, and lo and behold I got lucky, a great guy in Italy responded, we did a deal and I am now the proud owner of a Deep 5 to go with my Mb2 4 string. I must admit I was slightly twitchy about sending a not insignificant sum of money to a complete stranger in a foreign country, but I trusted my luck to PayPal's compensation policy and bit the bullet. Antonio turned out to be a really great guy and the bass was in my hot little (actually big) hands within a few days and I couldn't be more pleased. Initially the action was too low for me - lots of lovely Mwah but not much attack and rather inclined to buzz on the low B, but a half turn on the truss rod did the trick and all is now great. This now means there will be no real point in having any other 5 string basses, so I'll be selling a couple of very nice ones soon in the form of a Shuker Artist 5 and Rick Turner Renaissance 5. Probably when things have normalised a bit more and hopefully the Bass community will be more comfortable spending money on bass guitars.
  7. I can't see any way of editing a For Sale post to show it is now sold. Other members seem to be doing it, am I just a dimwit? Another question that arises from this is why is there not a separate category for Sold Items - as it now stands someone looking through items for sale has to plough through all the Sold items as well. Whilst it's nice to be able to reference previous sales to gauge prices, they make it difficult and longwinded to find ones currently for sale. Lastly, I often search the site for a relevant post on a particular subject and am shown no results, however if I search Google it will find one on the site, does the site search facility have a very limited range? Thanks in advance for your help..
  8. My trusty Starbass is for sale. Sad to part with it but I just have one too many basses (or so I am told). I could not find a comparable used one sold secondhand so difficult to know the price. Warwick Specs: Warwick RockBass Star Bass, 4-String, Fretless Warwick RockBass Star Bass Maple fretless 4-string electric bass 32" medium scale Maple top, back and sides set-neck construction 3-piece laminated Maple neck with Ekanga veneer stripes Tigerstripe Ebony fingerboard 20" radius 21 positions Just a Nut III Tedur nut width 38.5 mm / 1.5" passive vintage MEC single coil pickups passive electronics controls for Volume / Volume / Tone / Tone 3-way pickup selector toggle switch Warwick machine heads 2-piece Warwick bridge string spacing 19 mm / 3/4" distance E to G string 57 mm / 2 1/4" Warwick Security Locks Warwick RED Strings (42200 M) .045"-.105" Black Solid High Polish finish chrome hardware approx. weight 3.8 kg / 8.4 lbs. incl. Rockbag Student Line Plus RB 20521 B/PLUS incl. hex key truss rod tool Will post to UK address for £20 but prefer collection. Happy to meet half way.
  9. Goods well packed and are as described. Thanks for a great hassle-free deal Phil.
  10. Excellent transaction, promptly despatched and goods were as described. Many thanks Alex
  11. I started playing bass guitar just over 3 years ago after a break of 50 years, although whatever I had learned as a teenager was self-taught and had disappeared into the mist of time anyway. I started on bass guitar, using the one-finger-per- fret method and after about 18 months started also playing double bass, using 1-2-4 fingering on that. Just to make things even more complicated, after another 6 months I injured the 3rd finger on my left hand (don't ask - it involved a Table Saw). So I then had to use 1-2-4 on the bass guitar, which seemed to work fine. After a year my injured finger was again usable, but by then I found it really difficult to start using that 3rd finger again on BG, and now my left hand on BG tends to be a random mixture of both methods, which is not good for consistency of intonation on a fretless Bass. As I am now learning to sight read on BG I realise I have to decide on, and practice, one left hand method only on BG, so which to choose? Just to add another variable I have recently noted that some upright players use fingers 1-2-3-4! And lastly I find it really difficult to keep all the upper spare fingers pressed down on DB. So I need to sort out this muddle with a definite strategy to practice on BG and on upright and would welcome some advice from you expert bassists - should I use the same fingering on both BG and upright? If so, which one, plus any other guidelines based on your years of experience. With the band I play 50's 60's 70's pop/Americana, C & W, Jazz, Folk Rob Allen MB2 (4), Rick Turner Renaissance (5), Shuker Artist (5), Fender Aerodyne (4). All fretless. Hungarian Double Bass, Eminence EUB.
  12. As a youngster I used to play on the Linoleum, but gave it up when I learned to walk.
  13. Bought a set of “Honey” strings which went badly wrong - no fault of the seller I hasten to add. This seller went above and beyond to remedy the situation, he refunded my money after return of the strings and is now dealing with the manufacturer. Can not recommend highly enough, excellent guy. Thanks.Milo
  14. I've also written to Rick Turner for advice so I'll see if they respond.
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