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  1. To answer a couple of earlier questions: Scale length is 34" Weight (on my digital scales) is exactly 9lbs. It also has 0% body fat.🙂 I would consider delivering this bass for the cost of the train fare if that's any use to anyone.
  2. I’m pretty certain it’s 34” but I’ll check to make sure.
  3. I don't know how much it weighs, but I've never thought of it as heavy. I've certainly owned heavier basses.
  4. Happens a lot around here. Lots of people cream their pants over the latest "must have", buy it & then sell it a few days/weeks/months later to fund their next wet dream purchase.
  5. [quote name='pete.young' timestamp='1495884025' post='3307315'] Interesting bass that Sheryl Crow was playing last night, some kind of short-scale Guild. Anybody know what it was? [/quote] I think it was some kind of short-scale Guild.
  6. [quote name='stingrayPete1977' timestamp='1494965479' post='3300089'] I can't recall seeing any preamp that doesn't use the jack to switch it on and off? [/quote] My Jaydee Supernatural had a mini toggle switch between the volume & tone controls for the active circuit.
  7. Is where you place your compressor now classed as an event?
  8. I play pretty much an equal amount of plectrum & fingerstyle & have never felt the need to adjust my strap. I found a height that suited me for both & left it at that.
  9. RhysP

    12 string guitars

    [quote name='Bilbo' timestamp='1494705101' post='3298066'] Yes. There are a couple in the Music Warehouse in Colchester. 200 yards from the office!! [/quote] It is your destiny....
  10. I usually love watching Eurovision but I just can't be arsed with it this year.
  11. RhysP

    12 string guitars

    [quote name='Bilbo' timestamp='1494669376' post='3297705'] Think Ralph Towner rather than strummy guitar. [/quote] Towner uses Guilds a lot.
  12. I did a Pearl drums clinic in Switzerland in 2007 where the basses supplied for use were all Sandbergs. I'd never come across them before & I was very impressed.
  13. [quote name='ahpook' timestamp='1494669809' post='3297712'] That's not jam, it's noodles. [/quote] Not a good combination.
  14. There's no way I would ever have used an amp straight out of the box for a gig, same as I never would have left a bass on a stand unattended. Just asking for trouble.
  15. The MU's luddite attitude towards the use of new technology in music in the late 70s & 80s put me off them for life. Narrow minded & backward looking.
  16. My brother's got a really old mint condition one in it's original box. Can't believe the money they go for, they sound f***ing terrible!
  17. [quote name='PaulGibsonBass' timestamp='1494452403' post='3296201'] I have no time for political correctness in it's extremes, but my opinion is that using this phrase isn't acceptable. Am I offended by it? Not really, but I feel that corrupting a word that descibes mental handicaps or learning difficulties to use as a 'humorous' but ultimately derogatory term is out of order, and no more acceptable than calling someone 'spazz', or some other unintentionally cruel playground jibe. I'm sure nobody means to cause offence, but all the same I'm uncomfortable with it. [/quote] I agree with everything you say, except that I do honestly think plenty of people enjoy nothing more than deliberately causing offence.
  18. [quote name='Dan Dare' timestamp='1494517865' post='3296693'] I'm sorry to hear about it. However, it isn't reasonable to expect (and certainly not to demand) that the rest of the world walks round you on tiptoe because some people have been unkind to you. [/quote] That's not what I expect or demand at all. All I am saying is that there are many people out there who for very genuine reasons are fully justified in being angry or offended by people using demeaning terminology. The fact that people don't seem to accept this, and also seem to be annoyed by the fact that people find it offensive or insulting, is what I find astonishing.
  19. [quote name='Dan Dare' timestamp='1494491279' post='3296379'] So what's your "good reason" then? [/quote] Having a lifelong developmental/neurological condition, being referred to as "retarded", "backward" "wrong in the head" & other lovely, confidence building terms all through my life by family, teachers & people I worked with, nearly being institutionalised by my mother when I was a child because there was "something wrong with me" - Those good enough for ya? Probably not.
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