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  1. Update -my guitar tech got the bottom of the issue and solved it. It turns out that the pickup cavity, whilst shielded was not grounded. We ran a wire from a pot in the rear cavity to the pickup cavity and screwed it down. Instant blissful silence!
  2. Hi Basschatters, This is another one of those ,"my bass makes a noise" threads - apologies in advance but I thought I could try to mine the collective wisdom here! I wonder what the experience of other lakland owners is. My 55-02 with the lakland pickups and Lh3 preamp works perfectly on the bridge pickup and is dead silent when not being played. However, when on the neck pickup there is a perceptible hum that goes away when I touch the strings, bridge or any other component in the cavity. I've checked with a guitar tech- everything is grounded properly (although I note that small wars are fought over whether this issue is a grounding or shielding issue). Just in case there was a ground loop we tried to ground direct to the input jack, but no luck for it to disappear. It's certainly not extremely noisy and not a deal breaker for gigging. But if recording etc it would be a problem. I should say it is only bad with the volume turned up on full, and can be further emphasized by boosting the mids. However it's not a preamp issue as it is still there in passive mode. The cavity is shielded, and the neck pickup is a split coil humbucker in a single coil housing so should be silent. Do other lakland owners have this issue? it has cropped up from time to time on Talkbass, so it's not an unheard of issue. If so how did you address it? Any non-lakland owners have thoughts? If it was a shielding issue then surely it would occur on both pickups... Thanks Toby
  3. Hey Basschatters, Here is a fantastic condition (I would put as 9.5 out of 10) rare Ibanez 5 string. They don't make this model anymore - my theory is that the combo of bubinga and rosewood made this a CITES nightmare, so the following models ditched these gorgeous woods. The photos do not do it justice - the bubinga has a rich red warmth, and I think the bass oozes class. I have owned her from new in 2015. This has the CND Nordstrand licensed pickups that are also on the 655 and similar models. It is the reverse P and J setup. They are really clear and rich. It has the standard 3 band Ibanez preamp. The switch is an active/passive switch, and it is a true passive bypass. I think the PUPs sound beautiful in passive mode, but extra crisp with the preamp engaged. These easily compete with the full-fat US Nordstrands (read some talkbass forums that rave about them). String spacing is 16.5mm and it has 24 frets and 34 inch scale. It has one of those super fast Ibanez necks. On the scales it weighs 4.2kg. I'm located in South Cambridgeshire, in a village near Royston (about an hour from London). Pickup preferred but can post at cost to buyer. This bass has never been gigged, and hardly leaves the house. I have been meticulous not to damage the wood with my thumb etc. The ONLY mark I could find is on the edge at the base of the instrument, and is an almost imperceptible 2 indents in the wood. I've tried to photograph it, and only one of them even comes up. So I would put it in almost as new condition. The reason for selling is that I've recently bought another 5 string, and have a one out one in policy. Price is £450. I think this is a very fair price, so there is not a whole lot of wiggle room. But do get in touch if you'd like to discuss. For your information, these are the details on it: IBANEZ SR755-NTF FEATURES: SR4 5pc Jatoba/Bubinga neck Bubinga top/Mahogany body Rosewood fretboard w/Abalone oval inlay Medium frets Accu-cast B300 bridge Nordstrand CND P/J pickups Ibanez Custom Electronics 3-band eq w/Eq bypass switch (passive tone control on treble pot) Black matte hardware Please get in touch if you have any questions, or are interested in a socially distanced play. Toby This is a video of the bass in action
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  5. I'm so glad I wasn't there.
  6. Which one? I like how this thread started with bass discussion and is turning into the finer points of boundaries in the home counties...
  7. You understand the pain of explaining it!
  8. Is this still available? Have PMd you
  9. Ah you got me! Royston is the closest big town that anyone has heard of! - I'm in a village about 5 mins away and in Cambs
  10. Hello forum! Back to bass after a long long hiatus. Used to be obsessed in high school, and got some mean chops. Then life happened! Hit mid thirties and found the love again, and got my MIA Jazz shipped from Australia (where I grew up). Starting to get a severe case of GAS - also have a 5 string ibanez SR755 (the one with the lovely nordy designed pickups) and now after a decent but budget 4 string fretless. Good to e-meet you all! Toby
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