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  1. By 'ecky thump, that's a mad bargain. If you know Overwater basses you already know this! If not, think USA Deluxe then some. I was using my 5er fretless from that very stable in a Leeds studio this week, much to the approval of both the client and the ex-UB40 soundman studio owner.
  2. Do the Omega have adjustable spacing, and indeed do you use that on the 2000 or is it just set at 19mm? I have a few 2000, both 4 and 5 string, and the flexibility of spacing is the whole point to me. Even on the 4 string I can get 17 or 16.5mm easily.
  3. Possibly distrust of the 'I'll pay and my mate will collect' scam potential? Not suggesting that you are pulling such a thing, but could be that. Only way for it to work is for the mate to turn up with cash.
  4. No probs with adverts on Samsung Android, but even after accepting cookies I can't get rid of the Cookie Policy box.
  5. Watch.. yes, very light strap and not at all restrictive. Worn on left (fretting) wrist. Wedding ring.. no probs on electric, but tends to clatter occasionally on double so move it onto right hand.
  6. Great stuff, thanks. . I've just subscribedto your podcast channel for consumption at work.
  7. I'll go for the tu3 if still available!
  8. When I worked in a music shop, we sold a guitar mail order to a chap who specified string gauges and setup heights to the fraction of a millimetre. Not a problem as such, but our tech (who really knows his stuff and has a natural feel for setup) phoned him to advised it would rattle all over. Customer got quite high-horsey, and 'knew exactly what he wanted', so our chap did as instructed and we shipped the guitar out. Not a surprise, then, when customer rang up suitably shame-faced and accepted the offer of another setup as per our chap's suggestion. Happy customer! Back on topic, you can go a bit lower action-wise by using heavier strings. This, of course, may alter feel and tone in a way you like or dislike..
  9. Ball end bass strings, use whichever you prefer. The trick, as with acoustic guitar, is to get the ball alongside the pin once it's through the soundboard, so the pin acts as a toggle rather than holding the string in by friction. Initially fiddly, but once you get the hang it becomes second nature.
  10. It was (ahem!) some years ago, but I had some Boss pedal that just clashed with other pedals. Fine on battery, but noisy as you like when in a FX box all on the same PSU. I spoke to the Boss folks, who said that ground wasn't actually 0 Volts, unlike pretty much everything else available at the time. I wonder if it's one of those?
  11. I didn't notice such things on a pupil's Bruce Thomas Profile last year, but I must say it was a splendid bass! I'm no P bass afficionado, but it really grabbed me.
  12. That means you've had it about a month now.. how's it going?
  13. About 15 years ago, the bassist in a band in which I played guitar had a heart attack, mild enough that he was able to drive himself to A&E. Docs told him to get back to work but lay off heavy lifting, so for a few months he had a (younger and fitter) friend roadying for him. Seemed to work. Best wishes for a good recovery, Bilbo!
  14. Not owned short like 30 inch, but I have dabbled on various scale lengths down to 25 and do own fretless 33, 34 and 35, and db.. once you get used to any instrument your muscle memory and ear engage and you'll be fine.
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