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  1. Indeed!! What do you think of the verse bass line? I always thought front PUP of a 4003 on flats with a pic?
  2. I'm not sure if you're one of the bad-back group Jack, you always strike me as a rather robust and rugged chap, but if in the future your back does give you any jip, you would be extremely glad of a Precision with good vintage Japanese pedigree that looks the dog's danglies yet weighs only marginally more than a second class postage stamp. I paid almost twice the asking price for mine, and that was a lot cheaper than I'd seen previous version sell for on Reverb and eBay.
  3. This is a great bass going very cheap and about to finish.......
  4. On reflection I was over-critical above. I'd like to add that if you ask a specific question on this forum, and you frame it well, thereby constraining the range of answers and the degree to which opinion might overpower knowledge and experience, you can get some really valuable advice here. I think part of the problem I was trying to describe above is that a lot of threads start out pretty vague and get progressively worse.
  5. Always loved this line, might be synth
  6. Sounds like you need an EBMM Reflex Game-changer. I hated mine more than I’ve hated any other bass, but then I love Fenders https://www.music-man.com/instruments/basses/the-game-changer
  7. Often the way, I see so many parents who give their kids all the support they could ever want, only for those kids to simply waste opportunities and talents, whilst so often it's kids who, whilst by no means unloved by their parents, have to fight to for opportunities who seem to shine. Having said that, there are a huge range of factors that will moderate the support/success equation, not the least of which personality (in both the nature and nurture sense); some kids are just destined to waste opportunity whilst others seize on it, so at the very start of things you have the interaction of high/low support parents and high/low motivation kids. I think that I would have done better with more support, my Dad simply wasn't interested, in fact despite not being a musician himself he saw fit to criticise every instrument teacher I had, and my Mum was of the 'that's nice darling, you got Grade 8, you can have an extra sausage with supper tonight' type. A pivotal point in my life in fact came when my tutor told my father that without a better instrument I wasn't going to progress. I was studying Grade 8 at the time, I think I was 13 so pretty decent for my age. She advised buying new, not because it was a better decision, but because in the days before the internet, buying used was more problematic. She gave my Dad a list of instruments in descending price order, and was explicit is saying of the bottom one "Do not buy one of these". We went to the shop she'd recommended, I played about 20 instruments, and he then said "You're having that one, it sounded best" which was of course the one my tutor has explicitly stated not to get. It was 40 years ago, but still makes me angry. His attitude was characterised by "I'm not going to have some snotty orchestral teacher tell me what to do". If she's said 'Do not spend £10,000 on ........ as those instruments are rubbish" he'd have bought one just to fosters her off
  8. Assuming this is in good working order it's a great bass at a very good starting price. Extremely light as you'd imagine, albeit with surprisingly good tone and two PUPs (bridge piezo). It's had the mod that buffers/regulates balance between PUPs and makes these instruments infinitely more useful also. No connection with seller. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Fender-PBAC-hollow-body-Precision-bass/174441656122?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160811114145%26meid%3Ddcaf4addc2a14d8cba685e2e48b8145a%26pid%3D100667%26rk%3D6%26rkt%3D7%26mehot%3Dnone%26sd%3D324302669069%26itm%3D174441656122%26pmt%3D0%26noa%3D1%26pg%3D2334524%26brand%3DFender&_trksid=p2334524.c100667.m2042
  9. Yes, heft, grunt etc all play their part
  10. Watts have nothing to do with loudness or tone. IME a 25w tube head such as a B-15 through an efficient cab can blow a 250 Class D out of the water on both counts. But as ever, it’s horses for courses, volume isn’t everything and tone is a very subjective thing
  11. Quick heads up folks, sale only on this I'm afraid, need to pay some unanticipated bills; this month the car, the dog and the house have all decided to stop working properly
  12. Quick heads up folks, sale only on this I'm afraid, need to pay some unanticipated bills; this month the car, the dog and the house have all decided to stop working properly
  13. Thanks mate, agreed re the cab, and I'll get my people to talk to your people re payment
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