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meterman

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  1. Listened to Incredible String Band this morning for the first time in ages. Old school freaky hippie business πŸ˜† and I love it
  2. That blue is a great colour for a 'bird, mind πŸ‘ Reminds me of Fender's old 'Maui Blue' a bit.
  3. Can vouch for the little Tanglewood Elf. I got mine from a charity shop, and for a couple of years it was the only bass I owned. I still play it now, it's a fun little thing. 25.5" scale so perfect size for a 5 year old, and not always expensive on ebay, Gumtree etc.
  4. If you do manage to get a Bullet bass then please do the full NBD with pics etc. πŸ‘
  5. I did have the original off-white controls and pickup covers on for 24 hours but changed them out. It is a strong look though. If the neck had been rosewood I'd have fitted a tort scratchplate. But black / black / maple is fine for me
  6. Thank you! I tried but could not find any black pickup covers to fit the pickups so I had to Sharpie them. I'll spray them black at some point. I do love how Fender somehow ended up making basses that looked like the slightly wonky MIJ lawsuit era instruments that were trying to copy Fender in the first place.
  7. Am I the only weirdo who doesn't have any bass OCD triggers? Maybe I'm just a basic simpleton. I own a bass, it has strings on it, it works, I play it. That's about it really. (Probably get chucked off the board for admitting it, right?) πŸ˜‚
  8. I guess my MIJ Squier Bullet can join the club.
  9. That is a seriously handsome Mustang! Good luck with sale πŸ‘
  10. I would absolutely love one of these. The styling is quirky af and it just really appeals to me. I’ll probably have to wait until there’s a Squier Affinity version of it though, finances being what they are right now. The pickup looks the business. If I could get one, or the Guild version, I’d put one on my Bullet bass today. A mate has a Starfire bass with the similar pickup and it sounds immense. Very much would like to see a run of these basses πŸ‘
  11. Finally got my Bullet bass pickguard on. B/W/B looks better on this bass than the original 3-ply white. The original guard was thicker material and heavier, but the new one is still great quality and cut to fit perfectly. All screw holes lined up 100%. Can fully recommend Brian / earlpillanz if you're needing a custom replacement pickguard πŸ‘ And now he's got a template for the 1984 MIJ Bullet pickguard so if anyone wants to change theirs, he's the man to go to.
  12. Hopefully tomorrow my new 3-ply b/w/b Bullet bass pickguard is arriving. Can't imagine there will be many 1984 MIJ Squier Bullet basses around in a black / black / maple configuration. Brian's been spot on when I've had pickguards from him before, really fast turnaround, can't wait to get my bass back in action
  13. With a decent setup, the Squier Bullet Mustangs are brilliant little guitars. I bought a s/h one cheap that had been modded and I modded it further. Loads of fun to play, and not get too worried about dinging a Β£100 instrument up. I did have to change the bridge, but that was the only real expense. I'd have bought an orange one if they'd been available then, they look superb. πŸ‘
  14. He's got a band and some session players, I've seen videos of him in the studio, he's defo the real deal. He had an album out last year that was a little too authentically lo-fi fo my ears but it's all really good stuff πŸ‘
  15. Yes I know it's Monday, but listen to "Friday" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLAN6NOPCxA - from "Pachyman At The Control" a great recent reggae record. Not sure why the video won't embed?? Anyway, it's ace 😎
  16. @TheMaartian they are a great live band too (if garagey rock and roll is your thing)
  17. Very handsome bass! Good luck with the sale πŸ‘
  18. Perpignan's finest, The LimiΓ±anas - "Calentita". It grooves along like Serge Gainsbourg atop the Velvet Underground on half a microdot. And the phoned-in Spanish lady on lead vocals has the best lines: "Beba Fanta / Chupa Chups / Marijuana / Marijuana / Marijuana". And the guy with the matching suit and record player combo? I want a job like that, please. πŸ‘
  19. Could you not get your 4-track repaired? Or maybe do what I did and buy a restored vintage Tascam 244 off ebay to transfer my old tapes. I planned to sell the 244 after doing the transfers, but I couldn't resist having a dabble with recording some new tunes on it and I was hooked again. D'oh! For recording certain things (drums for instance) it's great. But buying a refurbed one, doing your transfers, then punting it back on afterwards wouldn't be so bad, no?
  20. That is beautiful! I used to have a 1970s Fender Palomino acoustic with the same Strat style headstock. But mine was only a natural finish, and that Malibu is a stunner 😎
  21. I've been recording with my Danelectro a fair bit lately, I love how a cheap instrument can sometimes just be the best one you have. Here's a clip of me and it doing "Funky Dollar Bill" by Funkadelic. My facial expression of utter struggle is real, I'm a percussion player originally. Plus the obligatory psychedelic living room pic: "Piper At The Gates Of Danelectro" haha... 563142DC-BB18-4DE4-A49F-AF573CC92BEB.MOV
  22. Thank you πŸ‘ the pickups in the little Tanglewood are actually pretty decent.
  23. One of my favourite albums, thank you πŸ™ Thank you, you're very kind and I appreciate it πŸ‘ I should stop faffing about and upload more to YT really. Also I'll stop the thread derail now and get back to gawping at JMJ Mustangs which are turning into a minor obsession...
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