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  1. I just thought that more people could relate to the term ‘double jointed’, rather than hypermobility. I’m not sure why the term ‘double jointed ‘ exists tbh. Thanks for all the info and sharing your stories; it’s nice to know that there are other people in the same situation. To update, I contacted the GP again and they have decided to prescribe me cocodamol, so let’s see how that works.
  2. Was it wine o’clock there? Sorry, I couldn’t help myself.
  3. The doctor didn’t even suggest a dosage or prescribe anything. He expected me to buy it over the counter and follow the dosage of the packaging I guess?!
  4. I’m the same I thought a jazz neck would work better for me. I’d completely written off chunkier necks before I’d tried any! Unfortunately I haven’t the money between paying for engagement rings right now 🤣 My Player P isn’t that bad to play to be honest. Thanks for getting me gassing for the green Vintera btw 🙄😂
  5. Thanks Dave, I’d really appreciate that
  6. Hi all, I was recently diagnosed with osteoarthrosis in the ball joint of my thumb in both hands after an x-ray. I figured for years that I had just strained them because I'm double jointed in all my fingers (generally bendy all over too) and that I just wasn't giving it time to heal with one thing and another. I would go for stretches with no problems and out of nowhere I would pick something up the wrong way and get a bolt of pain. I'm not even talking about anything heavy; it's happened with bowls, mugs, controllers etc. Recently this seems to have crept into the index, middle and ring finger of my right hand in the middle joint of all the same fingers and leaves my hand in a slightly 'scooped' position when it's totally relaxed and I have to put a tiny bit of effort to keep them straight. I'm only 38 and have been experiencing thumb pain since about 30. I guess my questions are, how old were you when you were diagnosed, did it affect your playing, did you have to modify your technique and how did it affect your life in general? I'd be lying if I said I wasn't frightened about it getting to the point where I can't play any more. My doctor is useless as well - he's told me to take ibuprofen and that there's nothing he can prescribe me that will do a better job! I'm not GP but there's more effective pain relief than ibuprofen! I'm actually considering moving practices as I feel that I've been fobbed off and they just don't care. Anyway, enough of my moaning. I just wanted to get it off my chest mainly, but any advice or experiences you guys have had would help. After all, you probably wouldn't be on the forum if you ddin't play any more, although even I've been known to be wrong occasionally 😄 Chris
  7. ‘Fine tuning’ is a good way to put it. I wasn’t expecting anything radical. Tone needs/wants can often be achieved with knowing your instrument and hand placement. I should have explained further and said that these ‘improvements’ most noticeable when played finger style from midway between the pickup and neck. I really wouldn’t know what they would do for you as a pick player or playing close to the bridge. I think of a more ‘classic’ tone with these when I use them and they sounded that they fit in a bit better in general. They sounded great when I was playing along with some Madness and Jackson 5 anyway 🤣🤣🤣 (as you’ve guessed I’m a bass shed virtuoso and they have not been used in a band setting)
  8. I installed them today and have to say that I’m impressed. Nice note clarity and depth, but I didn’t notice a massive difference between the stock Player P pickups, but this is probably down to the lacklustre equipment I’m using. Regardless, I’ve made my precision the best it can be in my opinion and have to recommend them. They give off a nice woody tone with clear lows and highs are tamed and are a lot more musical than compared to the stock pickups (I hate brittle highs). Due to this it gives the tone knob a little more flexibility as there are more usable tones. They also came in a nice wee tin with a personalised message which is also a nice touch. Was it worth it? Absolutely. I’m all for supporting smaller business. They really do need more exposure!
  9. I seem to have looked everywhere and they are either going to be dispatched in 4-6 weeks! or out of stock with no sign of them coming in. Obviously I don’t want to pay through the nose for a complete set, we all know how pricey they are! Any ideas where I might be able to get them online. EBay has been checked out - nothing! Thanks, Chris.
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  11. There was a link to a YouTube demo, but the other replies to this thread seem to have been deleted for some reason????
  12. They’ve shipped, but I’ll have a bit of a wait since they’re coming from the US. I’ll keep you updated…
  13. My Player P sounds like a fine wood when played an inch from the neck
  14. Thanks guys for the suggestions, I’ll scope out a prospective build tomorrow 🤙
  15. I’m about to undertake a project, gradually upgrading a Ray 4 I picked up today. I’ve decided to put in an East preamp and have that covered, but wondered if anyone could recommend a website or two which offer pickups and other hardware at a reasonable price? Thanks in advance
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