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  1. For those who like the chunky neck . . . there's a Roger Waters Bass Neck on eBay at the moment ! . . as of 24/9/19
  2. Still going strong eight years later !!!... and I found another one ... which needed the same mods !
  3. Hi, Does anyone know which Bass Cabs have the best "Power to Weight" Ratio . . . ie High Output sound wise but low weight lifting about wise ??? Thanks Nostromo
  4. Just been looking on the Schroeder site . . nice gear. Does anyone know what's the difference between the cabs suffixed "L" and the ones suffixed "PL" ? They all look the same . . they cost the same . . and the specs are the same . . I'm obviously missing something that's blindingly obvious . . and I know I'm gonna feel stupid when someone tells me ! . . ha ! thanks
  5. Hi, Am after a Hard Case for a Fender Japan Jaguar Bass. I've now run the fools errand of buying two separate cases online having been "assured" both times by the seller that a Fender Jaguar Bass would fit. One was a genuine fender tweed bass case and the other was a black rockcase bass case . . . both were actually Fender Precision/Jazz cases . . . . and so I’ve learned the hard and expensive way that precision/jazz cases are no good for a Jaguar Bass which definitely will not fit. So, what I’m after is a case that can be guaranteed to correctly stow a Fender Japan Jaguar Bass. Those selling precision/jazz cases need not flag me up ! Thanks in anticipation.
  6. Thanks for replies and sympathy ! . . . I don’t mind how far away a good luthier is who could fix this . . I’d be willing to post it to someone who was recommended and who could undertake a good cosmetic repair. Regarding the finish . . I’m almost certain it’s Poly . . . its quite a thick and a hard finish and the missing corner surface piece came off in one piece my wife says . . but got hovered up ! If anyone knows a guru who fixes this sort of damage anywhere in the UK then please please let me know.
  7. Slightly off topic as this is a guitar cab rather than a bass cab but I’m a bass player with a problem and wondered if any one could offer advice ? . . . . . As well as play bass, I occasionally jangle a Telecaster and have ([u]on loan[/u] ! !) a nice blues junior with a highly polished sunburst finish – Which, unfortunately got damaged on one of its back corners this weekend by my wife and her hoover ! ! ! . . . spoiling the finish of what is otherwise a mint condition combo. At the moment I just can’t face having to tell the owner it’s damaged ! . . does anyone know how or even if its possible to cosmetically repair this – or know of anyone in the UK who I could send it to to have a cosmetic repair undertaken ? . . . I’ve got about 2 months till it has to go back to its owner ! ! ! Pic’s below showing first, the damaged back corner and second the other back corner showing what it should look like:- Thanks . . . . Damage'd Corner [attachment=212427:Champ Damage 1.jpg] Good Corner [attachment=212426:Champ 3.jpg]
  8. [quote name='LukeFRC' timestamp='1455470595' post='2979370'] For the price of a tin of Briwax that will last you 10 years of waxing warwicks and you *know* works I don't know what the benefit would be of making your own... [/quote] Re the BRIWAX . . . . which one do you recommend for cleaning up a Bass ? . . . . they seem to market loads of different products . . . most of which don't look like they'd be suitable for polishing up a bass ? . . . however one's called "Briwax Sheradale" . . . . is that the stuff ?. . . . or is it just the Briwax original . . . which seems to be coloured ? Beyond that and re the original post . . . . I'd say Beeswax = Good for wood . . . . Olive Oil = Not so good . . . . ?
  9. Is a Brunetti Bass Preamp (rated 220v) compatible with UK voltage ? Hi, I’ve been searching through previous threads in this subject area - but can’t exactly convince myself I’ve found my answers – hence this new topic. I’ve recently picked up a second hand Brunetti Mr B Pre Amp and so contacted the original builder for a user manual. I got a nice email back from Brunetti in Italy (a nice touch I thought) together with a very very brief user guide, which, to be honest, didn’t provide much technical info. However, they did advise the following:- [i]“The MrB is very strong and reliable preamp. The only thing that could be a problem is the line voltage. I noticed you’re writing from UK where the line supply is 240V, correct? The MrB was wired specific for 220V and this could generate some power supply problem ??”[/i] To be honest, normally I would just assume the tolerances in modern products would take account of the 220v/240v variance between UK and Europe and just plug it in and go. However, having googled the subject, there are dozens of stories posted in different forums talking about 220v rated gear going “pop” on UK voltage, other recent online info revealing that UK voltage is routinely higher than 240v these days rather than lower (I had thought that we were harmonizing toward 230v but I read the reality is, that the UK voltage supply tends to be higher than 240v generally). So, all this reading together with the direct health warning from Brunetti has got me wondering whether I can safely use this pre amp at all without a step-down 240v to 220v transformer ? . . I certainly don't want it to go "pop" on me ! ! ! That said I can't even find any 240v to 220v step-down transformers on line and so am wondering if they even exist ?? Any advice or experience on the general issue of running 220v gear or the specific of availability of small portable 240v to 220v stepdown transformers would be very much appreciated ?
  10. Hi, Does anyone have any experience of these strings. I’m thinking of trying some on a Fender Jazz bass. Am intrigued to know if the "balanced tension" thing has any noticeable impact on playing feel or tone ? Also wondered what colour the winding silks would be on these ? . . and I guess anyone who is using them would known that ! Cheers
  11. Hi, Does anyone have any experience of these strings. I'm thinking of trying some on a fender jazz bass. Am intrigued to know if the "balanced tension" thing has any noticeable impact on playing feel or tone ? Also wondered what colour the winding silks would be on these ? . . and I guess anyone tho’se using them would known that ! Cheers
  12. Hi, I'm trying to find a quality supplier for a 19" rack I need. It'll be a special order Tolex covered (wooden rather than plastic) unit to house Pre & Power bass amps I've recently aquired and maybe also a 19" rack tuner. I have surfed the net, but can't seem to easily locate anyone in the UK specialising in the supply of these . . plenty of USA websites and suppliers but not so easy to find a UK supplier. I had a rack case made a couple of years ago by a superb supplier called Mark Philips in south wales, unfortunately he's not in the business these days. If anyone has bought a specialist "made to order" tolex covered wooden 19" rack case recently ? . . . or knows of a good supplier I'd be really pleased to have the details ? Any advice very much appreciated.
  13. Hi, I'm trying to find a quality supplier for a 19" rack I need. It'll be a special order Tolex covered (wooden rather than plastic) unit to house Pre & Power bass amps I've recently aquired and maybe also a 19" rack tuner. I have surfed the net, but can't seem to easily locate anyone in the UK specialising in the supply of these . . plenty of USA websites and suppliers but not so easy to find a UK supplier. I had a rack case made a couple of years ago by a superb supplier called Mark Philips in south wales, unfortunately he's not in the business these days. If anyone has bought a specialist "made to order" tolex covered wooden 19" rack case recently ? . . . or knows of a good supplier I'd be really pleased to have the details ? Any advice very much appreciated.
  14. Thanks for the link . . . Very helpful . . . . I just need to pluck up the courage to choose a connection method ? . . . . I have no idea whether I should incorporate the neg to earth link in the XLR end of my connector cable ????
  15. Just read that there would be a 6dB loss by connecting a balanced preamp out into an unbalanced power amp in ? . . . I have no idea why ? Still don't understand this subject at all . . . . obviously pre / power amps are just not plug and play ? Can't seem to find any general advice for the layman bass player ? . . . loads of "techi" stuff online but I'm lost before I've finished the first paragraph ? . . . Any advice very much appreciated . . . . am just realising that if I do get the power amp I'm going to have to get a preamp to go with it anyway . . . . and it looks like understanding what bass preamp will work with what power amp is a real difficult issue ? Grateful thanks for any advice ?
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