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  1. Come to think about it, I’m pretty sure it was that track that persuaded me to have my Precision bass maple fingerboard replaced with a fretless ebony board, which I still have and I’m still learning to play that bass line. 😂 In hindsight I regret doing that. I’d have been better off leaving it alone and buying a fretless Stingray instead. I’d be feeling rather smug now if I’d done that. 🤷‍♂️
  2. It’s worth listening to the Paul Young albums from that period, No Parlez and The Secret of Association. Lots of classic Pino fretless playing. I’m pretty sure it his playing on these albums that sent his career in to the stratosphere; suddenly everyone wanted a piece of him after that.
  3. I’ve just ordered two more Uni Tune clip on tuners (expecting delivery in the next hour or so). At £20 a pop they’re great value and work a treat. I can’t see the point of paying more for the Poly Tune version for a bass.
  4. In a similar vein, this is something that potentially could have worked but completely misses the mark IMO. The unsullied original can’t be ‘improved’.
  5. I also have both the Peterson and TC Unitune clip on tuners. I actually prefer the TC one as I find it easier visually, the moving strobe of the Peterson is difficult to hone in on steady setting. This is on an electric rather than an upright so YMMV.
  6. Trouble with that strategy is when people get to #5 they think there’s something not right /overpriced with the non-ridiculous items and click away. I know I did 😉
  7. Made in Norfolk, presumably by Norfolk and Chance? BTW is Langney in Norfolk?
  8. It’s coming together nicely but I agree about the colour. Are you not planning on cutting a channel to allow truss rod adjustment?
  9. That’s looking really nice. 😊
  10. I’ve had the HB one for a while now and it’s been really useful. I was ordering some other stuff from Thomann so I just chucked it in with order to get it over the free shipping threshold.
  11. I count myself as a relatively inexperienced beginner with a limited repertoire and a rudimentary understanding of musical theory. I think that the biggest help to get started would be to have a simple framework such as a backing track with a tab chart along with an explanation of the concepts being applied which allows me play along and quickly achieve some meaningful results, and then build on that with incremental increases in complexity, explaining the theory along the way.
  12. I was trying to work out how you’d managed to hold of that bass so quickly particularly as the advertised one appeared to be still available. Thanks for clarifying that.
  13. These aren’t very expensive: https://www.thomann.de/gb/harley_benton_notched_straightedge_bass.htm
  14. Could it be something to do with active versus passive output?
  15. I know we’ve exchanged PMs but I would just like to say publicly what a brilliant thing it is you’re doing and I’m pleased to be able to contribute to your cause in some small way. The kids that receive the instruments will be enriched by the experience and some may even go on to bigger and better things as a result. Keep up the good work 👏🏼
  16. You could try using seventhstring Transcribe www.seventhstring.com - There’s a 30 day evaluation period so you can try it, and it’s not too expensive to buy after that.
  17. Will that effect not look a bit heavy when applied to the whole body? It feels to me a bit over the top just to mask a couple of dark spots on the edge of the body when the rest of the grain would look great naturally enhanced?
  18. I have TI flats on an Ibanez and on my Jazz and Precision I have Dunlop Super Bright Nickel round wounds 45-105 as a direct result of hearing this:
  19. Cheers, I’m very happy. I just hope the set up works out OK and the truss rod behaves itself. It’s been great having you along for the ride. In fact more than that; you seemed to have a knack of anticipating what I would need next and answering questions that I didn’t know I had. I’m really grateful for your insight and the other contributors too. 👏
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