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  1. Gone! Literally yesterday, exchanged for something new. You might be able to find it with London Bass deal Andy Baxter if you're quick but it's out of my hands now. Cheers
  2. [quote name='Isabass' timestamp='1436510618' post='2818656'] Nice What's the weight? [/quote] Sorry, forgot to mention weight. It's around 10lbs.
  3. Afternoon Basschat. I'm selling my all original 1974 Fender Jazz Bass, an absolutely brilliant instrument that I purchased around 2 years ago. It's a great sounding example of an early 70's Jazz. The bridge pickup growls and is positioned that bit further back than the 60's Jazz Bass bridge pickups were which has always been my preference in terms of tone. With both pickups on you get your classic Jazz Bass sound, a little scooped sounding. With the neck pickup you get plenty of warmth and character for an old school Soul/R&B sound. It has been recently set up by my superb local luthier and plays excellently. The frets show little sign of needing to be replaced with very little wear. The electronics and pots are in fine working order and the hardware is all fine, in fact this bass holds its tuning better than most basses I've owned. There is a crack in the nut beyond the G string at the end but it holds every single string fine and doesn't compromise the playability of the instrument. It's an incredibly clean looking example with minimal wear and tear but like most Fenders of this age there are a few scuffs here and there. For many of us including me it's always been part of the charm of owning an instrument of this age. There's no buckle rash at all. One thing that is slightly odd about this bass is that at some point in time someone has added an oversized pickguard and there are screw holes around the edge of the instrument. It's not at all noticeable unless you're up close and has never even really crossed my mind. [b]Why am I selling? [/b]I've grown up playing Jazz Basses but my preference has shifted towards Precisions now so I've decided as this gets less and less use I will sadly have to move it on. [b]£1900. [/b]I'm based on the Wirral, ideally I'd like prospective buyers to come and try the bass but if you insist on shipping then it will be at your cost + insurance. ([b]*Trades[/b]. The only one trades I'll consider are Fender Precisions, only rosewood fretboards and period correct finishes, 60's style Precisions e.g. Custom Shops, American Vintages and Precisions of roughly the same age. Other trades will not be considered, sorry to disappoint). If you would like any additional information about this instrument or more photos please message me and I'll do my best to help out. Cheers, Liam [url="http://s874.photobucket.com/user/liamcapleton1/media/IMG_1251_zpspkiiqxxi.jpg.html"][/url] [url="http://s874.photobucket.com/user/liamcapleton1/media/IMG_1250_zpsyutc3lzl.jpg.html"][/url] [url="http://s874.photobucket.com/user/liamcapleton1/media/IMG_1259_zpsn5r0fm05.jpg.html"][/url] [url="http://s874.photobucket.com/user/liamcapleton1/media/IMG_1258_zpsq6pd8b7x.jpg.html"][/url] [url="http://s874.photobucket.com/user/liamcapleton1/media/IMG_1257_zpshby9i9ul.jpg.html"][/url] [url="http://s874.photobucket.com/user/liamcapleton1/media/IMG_1256_zpsdmbqerut.jpg.html"][/url] [url="http://s874.photobucket.com/user/liamcapleton1/media/IMG_1252_zpsawhog3gw.jpg.html"][/url]
  4. risingson

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    Really swift delivery from Kev of a new P-Bass after a nice series of PM's. Another sterling Basschat transaction, deal with confidence. Cheers!
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  6. Flats are great for bedding a bass part in a mix nicely, live or in the studio. You get a lot less finger noise when playing and they have a 'fundamental' sound to the note with less of the high end content you'd typically associate with roundwound strings. They're typically thought of as a step in the right direction to getting a vintage bass sound but I've found they have plenty of uses in modern music too that haven't been totally exploited yet. Downside to them is that they don't sound a thing like roundwounds. I would argue that you might convincingly make roundwound strings sound like flatwounds but this isn't true the other way round for a few different reasons. Slapping doesn't sound good on flats in my opinion, although it's been done a lot by guys like Chuck Rainey and others back in the 70's and 80's. They can also be a bastard to EQ in a boomy room, same goes for the sound guys that might not necessarily know what they're doing as well. It's possible to loose note definition in the wrong environment. That being said, I'm almost exclusively using flat wound strings now as I'm no longer interested in having a modern sound. I keep my Jazz bass strung with roundwound strings as I like the versatility it offers me when I dep with other bands but for my original recording work and live work, I only use flatwound strings now.
  7. [quote name='lowdown' timestamp='1406923424' post='2516005'] Not sure why you fall asleep ( that's if it is the Nancy Sinatra version). Two Basses on that version to keep you awake, played by two top in demand players of the time (Carol Kaye & Chuck Berghofer). To be honest, it's just a typical pop tune of that era. [/quote] The bass part is perfect for the record and the two players are (were) well established LA musicians but that doesn't necessarily make the part interesting to play sometimes. I've played parts that I've written personally that bore me live, other nights they might thrill me. A lot of it is about context of the gig and the musicians you're around. Just IMO! Playing the same thing night in night out can be boring, even if some people won't admit to it
  8. Cool I'll check it this out, still one of my favourite bass players at the moment.
  9. The review was funny I thought, didn't take it overly seriously and it's hardly surprising The Quietus found the new Coldplay album to be sh*t. I've not listened to the whole thing, only a few tracks. It's tame, they've managed to succinctly rip off Bon Iver in one tune as well. It pisses me off most that they're masquerading as a band still, as I'm pretty sure Will Champion has got his drums in storage and Johnny Buckland has burnt his guitars and bought a bunch of sequencers and Pro Tools plugins. There's considerably better music out there right now though so I'm indifferent.
  10. [quote name='chardbass' timestamp='1400161115' post='2451318'] Still coming down after seeing these guys on Saturday. What a great vibe- the drummer was sensational (Robert Searight?) and Cory Henry is the coolest cat on the planet. [/quote] Cory played drums for us all the other night, disturbingly he's probably as good as Sput was. Unbelievable drummer too.
  11. [quote name='Dingus' timestamp='1400088470' post='2450664'] I would love to tell you some of my Glastonbury anecdotes, but it would undoubtedly lead to me getting banned from Basschat, and I would have no right to complain. Suffice to say I will not be going this year or any other year. Apropos of all this, some spontaneous footage from the Dutch equivalent of Glastonbury: [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6f9TyXNs6w[/media] What is it with Dutch people and toilets? Anyhow, I just hope the poor fella wasn't doing the catering. [/quote] Too funny! I saw way worse stuff than this last year in the Glastonbury toilets.
  12. A friend of mine let me borrow his Smith to play for a gig I did in Geneva last month, nice bass but I wouldn't like to own one. I don't gravitate towards most 'high end' stuff and as I've progressed through my 20's my tastes are so completely basic now. It's pretty much old Fenders that do it for me, might change in the future and I'm open to it. Ironically it was when I was younger that I always dreamed of owning a Fodera or something like that, it's taken age to realise I wouldn't benefit from owning one and don't have any interest in them. Frankly it's totally fine with me if someone chooses to spend a lot of money on a high end instrument. Whether they can play or not (or whether they're a postman or not), if they derive the same satisfaction that I get every time I pick up a P-Bass then that's cool. There's loads of bitterness surrounding the whole issue on either side of the fence. [quote name='Weststarx' timestamp='1400075284' post='2450478'] Nothing to do with basses but I have a cheap Yamaha acoustic that I brought for about £150 and the guitarist in my band said it sounded better than his Martin which are up there in the 100s. Then again I personally think Yamaha make some absolutely outstanding instruments for the prices they charge. [/quote] My Japanese and inexpensive Squier P-Bass sounds like the best P-Bass on record that I've ever owned, and I've owned a lot of them now. Cost me £50!!
  13. Saw them last night in Liverpool. An amazing live act with loads of energy, the level of musicianship isn't parallel with anything I've really seen before. Just unreal. Cory Henry on keys and synth really stole the show. We all went up to bar across town where a few of our mates were already doing a gig, the Snarky Puppy lot all followed us up and jammed for about an hour over some Prince and MJ tunes, we all ended up getting mighty drunk with the lot of them. Spoke to Michael League for a while probably about nothing, but they were all so personable that we ended up having such a big laugh with the lot of them. Excellent night!
  14. [quote name='Number6' timestamp='1399849011' post='2448396'] Metal is rubbish.....again :-( seems a fairly common thread throughout the forum.....oh dear [/quote] I don't understand metal and didn't grow up with it so whilst I certainly don't hate metal, it would be more truthful to just say I don't understand or enjoy it. I still like a lot of heavy electronica which would probably rival certain types of metal in some ways! Back to the OP, I picked up guitar a bit first and then shifted to bass not because I thought it would be easier but because I honestly thought it was cooler. Everyone wanted to be a guitarist when I was 12 so for me it was way cooler to be different and play the bass. Turned out it's easier to get gigs nowadays too! So maybe approach it from that angle.
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