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  1. [quote name='Delberthot' post='1167219' date='Mar 18 2011, 02:43 PM']looking at the website, I think they may be using the same neck for the 4 and 8 string models and possibly using a scarf joint to add whatever headstock is required which would explain the extra width[/quote]

    Iv'e got an 8, and with the 8 strings it works fine. And it is the same neck. And it doesn't work with the 4. Think I'll have to change the bridge.

  2. [quote name='Happy Jack' post='1166810' date='Mar 18 2011, 10:52 AM']IME I've yet to encounter 20mm spacing!

    Classic Fender 4-string spacing is 19mm, so that's most Ps and Js. Many 4-strings drop to 18mm, while 5-strings often go to 17mm, or even 16.5mm (although who measures the 0.5mm difference I couldn't tell you).

    Ricks have close-set strings, similar to Hofner but (from memory) nearer 16mm than 14mm.[/quote]

    Where did you get that avatar. Is it you ? Thanks for the above, I thought they seamed too wide.

  3. My Hofner has a string spacing at the bridge of 14 mm, which is nice. I've just bought a Hagstrom HB 4, and the spacing is 20 mm, which makes all the strings seam too far apart.

    I could change the bridge, but the neck would still be too wide. This could be modified, but would be a lot of work.

    What is a 'normal' spacing ?

  4. [quote name='Ancient Mariner' post='1154491' date='Mar 8 2011, 09:02 PM']I use a lemon oil from 'Guitarsweet' that I bought at a music show some years back, however their site address doesn't work and a quick google draws a blank. You could try Gerlitz GGH Guitar Honey Fingerboard Treatment - around £3-£4

    Whereabouts in Hampshire are you? I do a couple of days a week in Hartney Wintney near Fleet - could lend you my stuff.[/quote]

    That would be brilliant thank you. I'm in Heckfield, about 4 miles from HW. Richard

  5. [quote name='The Burpster' post='1152162' date='Mar 7 2011, 08:04 AM']get some very thin rigid plastic sheet and cut a u slot in it. The width of your frets. masking tape the closed end (bottom of the U ) to the back of the neck with the the bottom of the U just below where the fret tang ends in the fingerboard wood. Pull the other 2 pieces tight over the finger board and file from the playing surface of the fret down towrds the body of the neck. Filing any other way could loosen the fret.

    Oh and off to repairs and tech.[/quote]

    Thanks Mr B. Good point about filing downwards.

  6. [quote name='Mr. Foxen' post='1152066' date='Mar 6 2011, 11:53 PM']Is it a rosewood baord? Sometimes they can dry up and shrink, especially with aircon and central heating. Soaking the board in lemon oil can have a surprisingly dramatic effect. Skimming the ends off then doing it is the even better option.[/quote]

    Thanks Mr F. Any lemon oil, or is there something specific for this ?

  7. I bought a Hagstrom HB 8 last year, and just started playing it. But the ends of the frets stick out past the fretboard. Not much obviously, but enough to feel when I run my fingers along it.

    Is it just a matter of filing them down a bit ? What's the best way to protect the wood ?

  8. I had a long break from playing ( not for the same reason ) and started again about 2 years ago. And really enjoying it. Good luck with this audition, but if you don't get it, there'll be others.

  9. I bought this used 2 years ago, and have used it for rehearsals and a few gigs. Reluctantly selling as I need the money. I'm gonna use my old Framus, which is very similar in style and feel.

    It has no marks apart from some scratches to the varnish on the back, which may polish out. Fitted with flatwound strings. Complete with original aluminium case.

    Extremely light weight, well balanced, and easy to play.

    Looking for £850.

    Minor Edit - this a short scale, 30", bass.

  10. [quote name='Ghost_Bass' post='1115301' date='Feb 4 2011, 02:09 PM']Without googling i believe they might be from Barefaced, Markbass, Acugroove and probably Shroeder... i would also like to know wich ones is Alex refering to and their impedance.[/quote]

    Epifani ? They take 1000w.

  11. [quote name='neepheid' post='1143705' date='Feb 27 2011, 07:12 PM']A kind forumite gave the hardware to me for the price of a beer :)[/quote]

    Without driving to Aberdeen and buying you two pints, do you know where I could get some from ?

  12. [quote name='neepheid' post='1135582' date='Feb 21 2011, 03:11 PM']Components update: Donor T-bird located and (hopefully) secured. Headless hardware obtained (thanks to Dave Perry). Black pickguard with T-bird logo from USA (thanks to a kind user on bassoutpost).[/quote]

    Where did you get the headless hardwear ?

  13. [quote name='lettsguitars' post='1135022' date='Feb 21 2011, 02:54 AM']my latest work in progress weighs 5lb. 32", perfect balance too. fretless though.[/quote]

    Is this a build from scratch ? What materials for the body ?

  14. [quote name='icastle' post='1133337' date='Feb 19 2011, 01:15 PM']Erm - looking at the spec of the HB4 it only weighs about 8.5lbs.

    There's a thread on here discussing different weight basses and the lightest one's are coming in at about the 8lb mark...

    To be honest, I don't really see the point in butchering an instrument that only weighs 8.5lbs to begin with...[/quote]

    Hmmm, I didn't realise it was only 8.5 lbs. I've got an HB8 which feels really heavy, so I assumed the 4 would be similar. I'll check.

  15. [quote name='Ou7shined' post='1133267' date='Feb 19 2011, 12:20 PM']Provided you don't remove material from the line of the neck to the bridge it won't noticeably affect the sound or the strength of the instrument. Losing body weight will increase neckdive but this can be countered to am extent by thoughtful placement if the rear strap button and lightweight tuners.
    I've just built a theme bass which weighs in at a stunning 6.6 lbs - the neckdive is stupid but somehow due to the overall lightweightness it doesn't matter when you are playing it.[/quote]

    Any pictures ?

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