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  1. The Total Watts bit on my profile now says "69 Excellent" which isn't in the least bit funny.

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    2. Dom in Somerset
    3. Soledad

      Soledad

      well that worked then :) On 78 now. Is 78 actually physically possible?

      Like the school report by the way. 'Shameful waste of ... what we all ask: talent?, teacher's time?, a life? 

    4. Dom in Somerset
  2. I've sold a few bitsas and basses built from parts before, this is my first complete build. I have refretted guitars and basses and build a fretless bass from scratch so I've done all the processes but not all on the same instrument.
  3. That would be a logical assumption ... most pianos seem to be made of poplar which isn't particularly hard which is one of the reasons I'm going for a short scale (lower tension on the neck) I may have to use maple for a neck if I try a 34" scale. The pianos I'm using are generally pre 1930.
  4. It would be impossible to say but I don't think it would make any difference.
  5. I'm attempting to make a bass from scrap pianos. This is a prototype short scale bass called T800 because it's telecaster shaped and has an 800mm scale length. Wherever possible I'll be using wood from defunct pianos, mostly poplar with mahogany veneer and oak for the fretboard. As far as I can I will attempt to keep the original finish and use whatever screws I can salvage from the donor pianos.
  6. From Wikipedia : Other basses used by Lemmy Hagström H8 Washburn B20 Thunderbird 2 Thunderbird 4 Nick Page Gott 4 Burns Bison Gibson SG Minarik Inferno Minarik “Lemmy signature” Medusa :
  7. I suspect they turned up to the studio without instruments and found these in a broom cupboard at the BBC , but what is that bass?
  8. I can't help thinking there's more to this than meets the eye. The look on the assailant's face, that's real anger not just a drunk getting out of hand.
  9. I'm alright Jack....safely ensconced in an orchestra pit for a sell out panto. Not exactly rock n' roll but it's eight paid gigs and I get to play Mr Bluesky at least once a day until the 3rd Jan.
  10. That's exactly how I explained my tele bass to them.
  11. I think only Rod Clements is an original member but even he left the band for a while. The bass player has been with then 25 years and the others quite a while. Rod was the other really friendly one also interested in Frankenstein instruments.
  12. I had the pleasure of opening for Lindisfarne last night and what a nice bunch they were! The bass player Ian Thompson was particularly chatty and was intrigued by my bitsa tele bass. He was playing an Epiphone EB3 with a £10 chinese soap bar pickup in the bridge. We talked about the various spare parts we had that may turn into something ebay permitting and our mutual love of Entwistle pickups. They aren't a band I've paid too much attention to in the past but we stayed and enjoyed the show and popped back stage after to say goodbye. They seemed genuinely pleased that we'd stayed (despite 400 others in the audience) . I am pleased to report that they are a thoroughly nice bunch, my faith in humanity is in part restored.
  13. I've never seen or heard of this before ...I love it , others may not. https://reverb.com/item/15489682?_fb-dpa-uk&utm_source=fb&utm_medium=ad&utm_campaign=fb-dpa-uk&fbclid=IwAR3Er2_P8c2L6w6YiI2vbm3NDC_o665Gfp56sQH-SQ2oENO5w5xqPe5JClE
  14. "I'm not Cobby" - you had to be there.
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