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  1. Yep. My 'steels died after one rehearsal and two gigs. Never again.
  2. I tried Entwistles once. Very good, huge powerful sound but unfortunately nothing like a classic P bass sound we all know and love. Totally up to you.
  3. This is precisely why I tried a 5 'er for two years and gave up. Put me off totally and actually made me biased. Still can't see any use for anything lower than E. Maybe a brand over a couple of grand might work but I can't see me going back any time soon.
  4. Have you pressed the B hard over the pup side of the saddle to give a good break angle? Always needs to do this with bass strings as it gives that bit more clarity. (It's called the witness point).
  5. Two bits of wood that don't match up for a body. WHY the heck do they do that? Just looks like they ran out of wood and joined two bits together to get it out the door. Show me a lovely wood grain under a shiny laquer and that always warms my heart. And don't get me started on a perfectly nice paint job and then it gets hit with things and dragged down a set of concrete steps to 'relic' it..... The first thing I do with a pre-loved bass is clean it up and find a nail varnish close enough to the colour and make it look nice again. You wouldn't buy a used car covered in scratches and dings for feck's sake...
  6. FWIW, I still use the two amp to speaker cables I bought from him nearly ten years ago. Still look and sound perfect. Didn't see he'd retired. All the best old chap. Enjoy.
  7. To be fair, she could have been a first time player like myself a couple of years ago. For Father's Day my two amazing daughters bought me sax lessons as I'd always fancied a try as there are a few darn good sax solos recorded over the years and thought I could go up that path of musical adventure. However, on the strength of that I bought a cheapie off a site on the interweb and to cut a long sort short, taking it to this teacher guy he checked it over putting a rope light down it's length (ooh missus!!) and the whole damn thing glowed out of nearly every key hole. It was totally sh*gged and not worth a light. (Pardon the pun). I spoke to the seller and as it happens got my money back as they were also unaware of it's condition. Needless to say I didn't feel like going any further after all that even though I did have a few lessons with the amazing teacher.
  8. I always like to maintain my own basses where I can and something I can't do like fret work I'll go to a luthier. I know perfectly fine how to set up a bass nut and rather than bodge the slots with various implements, I'd like a proper set of nut files specifically made for the job but why are they so damn expensive? £80 odd quid for four files is a bit much for doing one or two now and again, y'know, when you can't help buying a different bass every year, yes we all do it (damn you, interweb!!) unless I was a full time professional luthier. Are there any sensibly priced file sets (not needle file sets which are no use to man nor beast) out there for the 'home enthusiast' like myself?
  9. There are no words! This kid is going places. And that bass face!!!!
  10. It's giving each brand new string a hard push down (tuned up) on the pickup side of each saddle to create an angle on the string rather than a slow bend. This gives maximum contact with the saddle when fitting from new. Try it now on your bass even on slightly not so new strings and you will more than likely get a clearer more true sound on each string.
  11. Hmmmm....are you doing the witness point thing at the saddles? Keeps them clear and ringing from day one.
  12. In all my years of messing with my own builds, it doesn't matter where the actual bridge plate sits, it's the string length from nut to G saddle which counts. If in any doubt, measure from the front edge of the nut to middle of the 12th fret and double it. That's where the middle of the G saddle has to start at and then adjust height and intonation.
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