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Beedster

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  1. Why do I have a single A string? It's the madness that comes with the search for the solution when your G, D and E strings all sound bloody great on your 4/4 but your A doesn't. Luckily a relatively cheap Evah Pirazzi Weich A-string came to the rescue so I now run Gamut guts on G and D, the Pirazzi on the A, and a Spiro on the E, and I'm happy. For the moment anyway. Have to say that this string sounds bloody lovely, and at £160 retail it bloody well should really shouldn't it! https://www.thestringzone.co.uk/pirastro-eudoxa-double-bass-string-a?gclid=Cj0KCQiA_8OPBhDtARIsAKQu0gbMGMg4UXY-mccJ92rWVFkkqy1aWSEiQeW8djLlyFhpXE9BJSbL3d8aAsCVEALw_wcB (having said that I bought it used albeit for a few hours only). By comparison with the EPs and Spiros it seems to produce a much clearer and much purer tone, but didn't have the growl that I wanted, and even if I do find myself needing that tone in the future, I certainly can't see myself ever stretching to £600 for a full set of these, so probably best to move it on. I'll post photos this evening, it's pretty much unused. Cheers Chris
  2. Another phase of the pre-house move clear-out continues, and another relatively unused DB PUP system goes under the hammer. I'll post photos of the actual unit tonight but details can be found here https://www.thomann.de/gb/schertler_stat_b_set_2.htm Stock photo here This photo from the Schertler site shows how it mounts Note that I'm selling the set, not simply the PUP, details on possibly the most poorly designed website I've seen in a while here https://www.schertler.com/en_US/musical-instruments/pickups/bowed-instruments/stat-b As per the sale of my Remic unit, this simply didn't get used as last year I gigged my EUB exclusively and this year I'll be using a Heil PR-40 with some help from a mag PUP for those feedbacky days! These retail at around £450, this has been well used but is in good functional and cosmetic conditions Happy to send via courier. I'm also travelling west from Canterbury to Wiltshire this weekend if any of you lovely Basschatters require concierge double bass microphone service Cheers Chris PS no trades I'm afraid, I'l pulling together as much cash as possible towards the new house and the extortionate costs of surveys, solicitors, estate agents at present
  3. Another phase of pre-house move clear-out begins! This is for a rather nice DB microphone from Remic, the original FS listing from Laurence @lcu1988 is here This mic is probably the ideal solution for a problem I don't really have! I meant to run some A-B experiments with it via our PA but never really got around to it. I've pretty much reverted to a Heil PR-40 and an H-clamp so my various double bass PUPs and mics will be up for sale here. Details are here https://www.remic.dk/shop/double-bass/remic-d5401-lb-live-mic-for-concerto-bass-copy/. I'll post photos of the actual unit later today or early tomorrow, but it's in great condition and 100% functional with hard case, cables etc. Retails at €599 excluding VAT/duty etc. Happy to send via courier. I'm also travelling west from Canterbury to Wiltshire this weekend if any of you lovely Basschatters require concierge double bass microphone service Cheers Chris PS no trades I'm afraid, I'l pulling together as much cash as possible towards the new house and the extortionate costs of surveys, solicitors, estate agents at present
  4. Met up with Jack yesterday to hand over an amp and have a couple of beers near Denmark Street, and the world seems a better place today! Entertaining couple of hours in which we discussed cable management, the vagaries of the Japanese used car market and the general unreliability musicians with the exception of bass players (particular reference to drummers). Looking forward to the next one Jack 👍
  5. I posted this in DB's For Sale but it' a great cab for electric also, fantastic cab, small, lightweight and powerful. Paired it with everything from all-tube Ampeg to Mesa to EA Doubler and it worked great each time, and that's with both electric and upright instruments. Bought used from Bass Direct, listing and photo below for this actual unit https://www.bassdirect.co.uk/bass_guitar_specialists/EA_Wizzy_E.html, selling for what I paid minus a few quid! Happy to courier Will post new pics ASAP Cheers Chris
  6. Hi folks, thanks for the posts above, I Double Eagle rings a bell John, so I suspect that once again, your MIJ sleuthing powers are up top speed! This bass is now on its way to lovely Bath
  7. Another in a long series of decent bitsas from the workshop Apart from the Badass brifge, the Fralin PUPs, the Gotoh Tuners and the Kiogon circuit, I've no idea what the rest of this instrument is. But it's nice to look at, plays well, sounds good and is built like a tank. £300 OVNO seems fair, happy to haggle but no trades, this is part of the pre-move selloff Happy to courier or you can collect from Canterbury Cheers Chris
  8. Details here http://eaamps.com/products/wizzy-12/
  9. Fantastic cab, small, lightweight and powerful. Paired it with everything from all-tube Ampeg to Mesa to EA Doubler and it worked great each time, and that's with both electric and upright instruments. Bought used from Bass Direct, listing and photo below for this actual unit https://www.bassdirect.co.uk/bass_guitar_specialists/EA_Wizzy_E.html, selling for what I paid minus a few quid! Happy to courier Will post new pics ASAP Cheers Chris
  10. Great amp for both electric and upright players, and as the name suggests, especially those gigging both on the same stage. Bought new from Bass Direct in July ahead of a load of gigs that were not supported by decent FoH, but house sale and move mean I need to clear out some stuff. Link to Bass Direct listing https://www.bassdirect.co.uk/bass_guitar_specialists/EA_Doubler.html Also comes with hard case meaning i'm happy to courier this. Note it fits in a gig bag pocket also More pics to come later. Cheers Chris
  11. @Clarky ha ha, yes that would be my response also! I'm really not sure what the retail price was on these but think it was close to £2000 around 10 years back so, yes, bargain! Should add that I'd welcome tryouts on it Chez Beedster 👍
  12. Happy new year BCers! An upcoming house move and possible change of job means I'm moving on some of my bass gear to clear some space and bring in some cash, in large part because I'll be losing my Manshed Studio where all my music gear is stored as part of the house move (in fact I'll only be left with a double bass, an acoustic guitar, a mandolin and a fiddle, which is going to be a shock but is actually quite a nice place to be). First up a Mo Clifton EUB, bloody lovely thing, possibly the most ergonomic and double bass-like of all the EUBs available (I've owned most of the £1000+ models and the Clifton is certainly the easiest to set up to feel like you'r own acoustic double bass in terms of where and how the instrument's body works with the player's). I won't go into lengthy details now because I suspect that everyone looking at this post will know the Clifton's reputation and/or quality. There is a Realist Copperhead https://www.realistacoustic.com/realist_flavors.php under bass-side foot. Please post below if there are further details required. For the above reasons I'm looking for a quick sale hence listing at £800, it owes me close to £1000 (I bought it from a session player at the end of lockdown when we had a load of gigs and my DB was having a few problems. It's in lovely condition and comes with stand and case (I'll post pics of those later). It's one of the early ones built with premium woods and is a joy to look at and play. I'd prefer collection from Canterbury but may be able to travel to hand over in a couple of weeks, Omicron permitting. I won't be able to courier or post it. Sadly not trades or PX. I'll also be listing a new model EA Doubler and Wizzy 12 which work beautifully with this instrument and with electric bass, as well as a couple of fretless Fender-alikes and a lot of electric and double bass parts of the next few days as I slowly work through the contents of the ManShed Cheers Chris
  13. That resonates with me, you're gonna take a hit on the cash and even if you trade it we be for an amp that WILL NOT SOUND AS GOOD (but be a bit easier to carry)
  14. Hey mate, can I take those? PM me details? Cheers. Chris
  15. The reality of selling on here is that you do, gear that's fully described and detailed tends to sell far more quickly than gear that's not 👍
  16. That's the quite sobering reality of buying new gear. Trading is often a better bet than selling in this situation.
  17. Can't remember the last time I used amps and cabs by the same manufacturer for any period of time (until recently, see below). Only two combinations that lasted were with Mesa M-Pulse head and powerhouse cabs, and Ampeg SVT-II and an SVT-15 cab. Otherwise I tended to find that most heads I liked sounded better through cabs made by other manufacturers. But having stopped gigging and doing the occasional pickup on electric and DB, I picked up a Euphonic Audio Doubler and Whizzy 12 and bloody hell, they are a million times better together than I thought would be the case. What I assumed would be a huge compromise for size and I/P options (two channels with mic and PUP inputs for DB plus phantom power) has turned out to be a very good buy for tone. Assumed it would be good for DB, had no idea it would be so damn good for electric. Punches like a heavyweight, moves around like a flyweight 👍
  18. You're not really giving it a great sell mate. This is one great amp. Tone wise it's to all intents a powerful B-15, whilst doing a lot of what an SVT can do without the back-breaking weight. To put it in context, with the right cab and EQ this will give a Mesa BB750 a run for its money, with IMO the edge on tone. There's a thread on here about what amp to replace an SVT. THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  19. At £300 they're a bit of a hit, but I appear to have major GAS, and my current Lenzner guts are starting to feel their age?
  20. Damn, a truly wonderful guy, one of the few humans with whom I was able to communicate telepathically Beedster: Hey Martin....... MB1: You want me to reopen one of your For Sale threads don't you? Beedster: Thanks Martin He bought a rig from me a while back and there were complications involving, you guessed it, a courier, and we had a chat on the phone. What a bloody lovely guy, bloody lovely. Great sense of humour and a great attitude. Every time we PM'd since I could hear his voice and his accent as I read his words. Up there in the great gig (and even better gear forum) in the sky now mate. I'll raise a glass or two to you this evening, as will a lot of musicians in the UK and beyond who you touched with passion and humour. Sincere condolences to those you've left behind Chris
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