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Everything posted by mattbass6

  1. Amazed this is still here. A wonderful bass, and a great guy to communicate with. GLWTS.
  2. A lot of love for Spector from me, too. Can’t say enough great things about them. If you can find a 2nd have Euro fir hits budget, and it fits the bill, go for it. Also, look at the new Spector Pulse basses. I haven’t tried one, but they look fantastic. I think Bass Direct may have them in stock. Either way, have fun in your adventure and please, keep us posted ☺️
  3. All good thanks, buddy. Hope you staying well too ☺️ GLWTS......
  4. I think this was mine. A great amp, and a great BC’er to deal with ☺️
  5. I have to be honest, I’ve never tried Aguilar pups before buying these basses, and they are truly brilliant. Crisp, clear, and tonally responsive. The OBP-2 pre-amp is fantastic, as is the Tone Pump. Very impressed with the range of tones available, the presence and the power. Hands down, and I’ve recorded with many, many basses, the best yet. As for the pup placement on the Euro Bolt, it is because of the way the neck is joined to the body. It hasn’t changed my playing position at all. The placement of the pups gives a slightly different response to the Euro LX, but that can also be attributed to the fact the neck and board are maple, bolted on, and the a different pre-amp. As to the comparison with Bartolini pups, my only experience of them was from about 22 years ago, and they weren’t for me, so I swapped them out immediately. As I said, I love these Aguilar’s though. They suit the music I play, wonderfully.
  6. I’ve been very lucky to own some truly beautiful basses in my time, and the adventure never ends, just because it’s fun but these 2 have made me realise a few things as did my Vigier when I got it, hence why I still have it. Both these Spector’s offer something different but without being too far apart, and the Aguilar’s are a revelation. I was worried about the Tone Pump pre, as I heard not very positive feedback but I have to be honest, it is very controllable / versatile. The same can be said fir the OBP-2 pre. Anyway, loving your basses, appreciate the chat , and very nice to meet you here. Cheers, and take care ☺️
  7. I’m with you, I do all my setups now except the bigger stuff. I was going to get my tech guy to sort out the nut, as I normally have the a little deeper, but on both basses, they are exactly the same even though they are different materials. They feel great so I’m going with them for now. I agree about “sometimes in hindsight one can't really understand why it hadn't happened earlier.......”. I’ve started recording with them and the consistency, sound, fit makes me smile so much. I’ve started looking at the US models already. This time next year, Rodney....... 😉
  8. I agree about the nut slots, they are definitely not deep enough, but I’ve kinda got used to that with my 2, and think I may live with them a little longer as I get used to them. I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to get to Spector. Really happy I bit the bullet, and went down this path.
  9. Cheers, bud. Really happy with them and they really compliment the Vigier, nicely. Hope all is well with you ☺️
  10. My shoulder has never suffered, and touch wood that continues 😉 They do sound incredible. I’m blown away by the sound / feel of the basses. Those Violet Fade ones are gorgeous. I’m done for now....... 😂
  11. And they are on this forum 😉
  12. I stopped playing 6 string bass about 8 years ago. I moved to 5, and this past year, I’ve been exploring 4 string again and loving it. I still have a beautiful 5 string Vigier but haven’t owned a 6 for about 5 years. I will again, but it will be just for the studio ☺️ Hope you are well, and stay safe ☺️
  13. I’ve just bought 2 simply wonderful, Spector basses. I decided upon a Euro Bolt 4, and a Euro LX 4. Both have Aguilar pickups, one with the OPB-2 preamp and one with a Tone Pump preamp. I’m completely and utterly enamoured with them both. They’ve had a basic set up, and need my preferred strings put on them, plus a small nut adjustment, but I’ve recorded with them, and they have blown me away. Stunning to play, and I just can’t believe I’ve not been down this route before. So happy, and Bass Direct have been fantastic helping me to get these incredible instruments ☺️
  14. I’ve just bought 2 this past couple of weeks. I decided upon a Euro Bolt 4, and a Euro LX 4. Both have Aguilar pickups, one with the OPB-2 preamp and one with a Tone Pump preamp. Completely, and utterly enamoured with them both. They’ve had a basic set up, and need my preferred strings put on then, plus a nut adjustment, but I have recorded with them and they have blown me away. Stunning to play, and I just can’t believe I’ve not been down this route before. So happy ☺️
  15. Me too. Totally trustworthy. The best ☺️
  16. We are, totally agree ☺️
  17. It seems it’s time to throw out a huge shout out to Mark, Ash, and Will, at Bass Direct. They’ve been looking after me so well (as always) over the past 2 weeks, and I just wanted to thank them SO much for their A1 service, their care, their time and especially their friendship. These guys ROCK!! I’ve been going to BD for over 10 years now, for everything bass related. I felt it was time that I shared my experience, and especially like so many companies, working under very difficult circumstances. They never get flustered, always listen, talk, understand, and help. Efficient, friendly, and caring. I know it sounds like a “love in”, but I just wanted to share something positive in this weir, and dark time. They deserve much recognition in my humble opinion. Anyway, pictures of my 2 new Spector purchases, soon. Stay safe. Cheers ☺️
  18. On hold for a gentleman of this shire ☺️
  19. Right, I can’t believe I’m putting this up here and trust me, it is very tentative. I bought this bass 12 months ago, and obviously, it has never been gigged or rehearsed. It is showroom condition. I had a custom pick guard made, and replaced the bridge for the way superior Babicz bridge. The frets were dressed by a top notch and trusted luthier. It plays like an absolute dream, and sounds simply amazing. The white sparkle finish is to die for. Why sell it then? Simple. I’ve fallen in love with another brand, and I simply want to own another one. It comes with the certificate, case candy, amazing Fender hard case, plus original bridge, and I’ll put the original pick guard back on it. This is in immaculate condition, and with a perfect setup. It currently has 45, 65, 85, 105 Dunlop Stainless Steel strings. It has a straight neck, fairly low action, and a beautiful compound radius neck. Happy to replace with a brand new set if this is your gauge. If not, I’ll leave the 4 month set on so you can replace with strings you prefer. Any questions, please feel free to drop me a line. Happy to post, but at the buyers cost, and of course fully insured. It will come fully packed in the original Fender box it came to me in. If you live locally to Cardiff / Penarth, I’m happy for you to collect following strict socially distanced rules. No trades please, and no silly offers, please. These are £1799.00 new, and this has had a tonne of work done on it to make it just right.
  20. Yeah, they did come with maple boards, it’s just no one wants to sell me one 😂 I have an Ultra with maple board already, so an Elite would be a perfect companion. Anyway, again, lovely bass. It won’t be here long 😉
  21. I got really excited for a moment, as I want one of these, but with a maple board. Doh! Beautiful bass. Good luck with the sale ☺️
  22. Crikey, I was thinking the exact same thing and was going to post something to the same effect. today. I obviously agree. I hope it happens.
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