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Basilpea

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  1. Hi, Yes it sold some weeks ago. Sorry but It won't allow me to edit the title as I have done before on previous topics, so all I could do was to add another post at the bottom which I did back in April. BASS SOLD - PLEASE AMEND OR CANCEL
  2. Thanks TPJ, that's really useful. Also the pics with the bass on it give much more idea of the size. Thanks for taking the trouble to do it.
  3. Any chance you could let me know the height of the flanks that the bass sits on? Just wondering if I would have to retract the end pin in order to stand the bass on it every time.
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  5. Is this sold? I assume it must be by now
  6. I would have bought that one, except I prefer not to have lines on the fingerboard. Love the 'f hole', and the walnut looks great.
  7. I think you have more stock than Rob Allen does according to his website.
  8. Yes it's certainly subtle compared to the Warwicks I've been used to, at least I know it's not faulty now. Gain up and volume down on the bass does give a much less confusing sound on the 'phones. Thanks
  9. The tone control on my MB2 is a preset accessible through a hole in the rear cover.
  10. P.S. Comments/advice on the above would be gratefully received.
  11. I was idly doing my daily trawl of the web for a Rob Allen, when there on page 5 of Google one popped up. It was up in the wild and woolly badlands of Lancashire but serendipitously I was going near there anyway the following week. I got to the shop and found it to be an immaculate example, although unfortunately without the original Rob Allen case, it had a Hiscox one instead. They had priced it rather optimistically, then discounted it but not enough for my liking, so we had a conversation about the price and eventually came to one that we could both live with - I emerged smiling from the emporium with something of a spring in my step (not something that happens very often these days). This was all just a few days prior to the CV19 lockdown. I've since had ample opportunity to put it through it's paces. I must first say the fit and finish of everything is faultless, one thing I noticed is the tone control appears to make almost no difference. Not sure if that's normal or if it's faulty, but the effect of min to max is almost imperceptible to my ears. The other thing I've noticed is when silent practicing through headphones (I just use a Focusrite 6i6 mixer to add a backing from iReal Pro/youtube/Sightreading Factory etc) there is so much going on in the harmonics & mwah department, I almost find it difficult to identify the fundamental. It is of course different when run through an amp & cab (Tonehammer 500 or ABM500 + Barefaced Big Twin), I'm wondering if the headphone set-up is a bit too "Hi-fi", the headphones are Sennheiser HD600's. I have found the best way to mitigate this problem is with a Nordymute. Changing the strings to Rotosound RS88's did make a big difference, but I think that's going away from what the bass should sound like, and the important thing is not what it sounds like while I'm practicing. Haven't had the chance to try it on a gig yet. So no doubt you are wondering why am I selling the 5 string when I have just bought a 4 string? Well, just prior to this all happening, I located a Rick Turner Renaissance 5 string, and agreed to buy it, but was not able to pick it up before the lockdown, so there will be another NBD just as soon as I'm allowed to make the totally unnecessary journey to collect it. Meanwhile I have enough to be getting on with. Not sure if I'll sell my fretless Starbass 4, I may just keep it as a spare as it's like an old friend, or a comfy old pair of slippers. Here are some more photos - not one of my strongpoints but hopefully better than the others I posted.
  12. Sorry, I forgot that. Here are some quick tasters, I'll try to take some better pics tomorrow when the light is better. I'll also give my comments on it so far, and I'll explain why this is a 4 string and I'm selling a 5 string (it's complicated). Seems I should post it in the Bass Guitars forum anyway.
  13. Playing fretless is probably not as difficult as you think. You'll never be a fretless player unless you give it a try - if it doesn't work out you should get your money back on this without much problem. Put some nice flats on it though, unless you don't mind putting up with the wear on the fingerboard, and your fingers.
  14. Yes I'm now the proud possessor. I had to go a long way north of Watford to get it (luckily before the lockdown), but the trip was well worthwhile. Loving every minute of incarceration now.
  15. No problem. In common with all Warwick basses (and all other sensible ones), the dots are on the fret positions. I know this is important as I've had the same problem myself in the past - can't imagine why anyone would want the dots in-between the frets on a fretless bass??
  16. Sorry, I forgot that. Now posted. It's difficult to photograph this bass, because of the high gloss finish all you get is reflections of me holding the camera (phone).IMG_3556.HEIC
  17. Only bought this a few weeks ago, then found an MB2. Condition is as new in original packing as sent from Germany. Plays well, it has the original strings supplied but deserves some better ones. Mirror finish (makes it difficult to photograph). Thomann's current price is £925 Can post to UK address for £20. Collection OK when government guidance permits. 5-String Electric Bass Top, sides and back: Maple 4-Piece laminated neck: Maple with ekanga veneer stripes Fretboard: Wenge Fretboard radius: 660 mm Frets: 21 Extra high, nickel silver, jumbo Scale: 866 mm (long scale) Just a Nut III (made from Tedur) Nut width: 45 mm Pickups: Passive MEC Vintage single coils Passive electronics Controls: 2 Volume & 2 Tone 3-Way toggle switch for pickup selection Machine heads: Warwick Bridge: 2-Piece Warwick String spacing: 16.5 mm Distance B to G-string: 66 mm Hardware: Chrome Warwick Security Locks Weight: 3.9 kg Original strings: Warwick RED (42301 M) .045" - .135" Colour: Black solid high-gloss Further Information Colour Black Soundboard Maple Neck Maple, Ekanga Fretboard Wenge Frets 21 Scale Long Scale Pickup System SS Elektronic Passives
  18. I've had problems on certain gigs with hearing myself, particularly when the rest of the band are full-on. I bought an earbox (offer £89 Guitarguitar) which does make intonation much easier. I have now bought a foldback speaker for myself to connect to my amp to see if that is better than the earbox and am about to try it this week on a regular gig which I know is usually problematic. I'll let you know the verdict.
  19. Now going on Fleabay, probably will be sold by this time next week. I'd rather sell to Basschatter so if you're hovering, make me a sensible offer.
  20. NOW SOLD Selling this lovely Corvette Pro Series 5 String Fretless active/passive bass as the string spacing is not ideal for me (16.5mm) . Very good condition apart from a couple of dings on the inside of the the upper & lower horns (see photos). Plays really well. Will post to UK address or discount for collection of £30. Ash body Ovankol neck Wenge f/b MEC pickups MEC two band eq Warwick bridge and tuners Weight 4.3kg/9lb 8oz Ovangkol neck with Ekanga veneer stripes, 4 laminations Tigerstripe ebony fingerboard (fretless) Just-A-Nut III Bodywood (Topwood / Backwood): Swamp Ash body Pickups: Active MEC ;Dynamic Correction; J/J pickups Electronics: active MEC J/J pickups with active MEC 2-way electronics Pot layout: Active: Volume / balance / treble/bass stacked spaci
  21. OK, thanks. The Lines are a dealbreaker for me I’m afraid, I just find them too confusing as I’m used to just a few dots (or nothing on the upright). Looks a nice bass, I’m sure someone will love it.
  22. Are there markings on the side? Dots? lines? on fret positions or in between? Any idea how much it weighs? (Oak is heavy stuff) Thanks
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