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  1. Hi all, As the possibility of joining a tribute band has come up, I was wondering if any BC’ers have some experiences they’d like to share? Good and bad, funny and sad - let’s have it. 😊
  2. Yep. Sharing musical duties with a DJ at a local community club, playing through until 1am though... Happy new year BC chums.
  3. How annoying is it when people don't reply to messages on their 'for sale' ads...? 😡

    1. Grassie


      It’s a Gumtree ad, but I get your point. 😊

    2. ambient


      Or ask questions on the sale thread; you answer them and then nothing.


    3. BassTool


      Ignorance by not replying is quite staggering sometimes on Gumtree. Particularly when sellers choose only the email option to get a reply to their sale ad, then don't reply when you mail them to enquire about the advert. 

      It's happened over the last two months to me whilst looking for something for my youngest, and makes you wonder how these people sell stuff.


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  5. Looking for a P-bass...


  6. Right, this is back up for sale, definitely needs to be gone as i have seen something else that has given me GAS, so... Sire Marcus Miller V7 4 string jazz bass. Vintage sunburst finish, maple neck, rosewood board with block pearl inlays, 18v active pre-amp (bass, treble, sweepable mids), pickup blend, master volume with stacked tone control, active/passive toggle switch (very handy), through-body stringing option, chrome pickup cover (which has been fitted, so there are screw holes...). Pretty sure everyone knows how great these basses are, and excellent quality for the money, comes with a case (one of those that isn't hard shell but is sturdier than a gig bag). Has been gigged (but not a lot), in excellent condition, I would prefer collection from the Isle of Wight or any of it's ferry ports (Portsmouth/Southampton/Lymington/Southsea) or I can (reluctantly) post at buyers expense. £270 - no offers.
  7. Hey all, I’m nearing the end of making my own scratchplate but was wondering what size countersink drill bit I need for the screw holes. Any advice from you lovely people? Cheers! 😊
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  9. Hi Mark, would you mind if I used this photo to promote my FB page please?
  10. I got over the Sire headstock thing and bought one a couple of years ago. Been in and out of love with it since (tried selling it recently), but sound-wise, it sits really well in the band I play in (the guitarist loves it), and its passive sound is classic jazz bass. So I’m going to keep it. But it’s the first bass I’ve had where the neck plate screws have corroded. That’s where Sire have cut corners - cheap screws (the pickguard screws have rusted very quickly) and cheap fret wire (mine go a lovely greenybrown if I don’t clean them regularly).
  11. My tinnitus has gotten worse over the past year for no apparent reason. I only started regular gigging again in April and it's not down to that because the tinnitus peaked before April. I've had audiology tests and have been told I need hearing aids, but have yet to take them up. Hasn't stopped me gigging, started to wear earplugs just to protect what hearing I have left, but a bit like shutting the stable door after the horse has bolted... PS tiny Isle of Wight venues don’t help. “Ooh, I appear to be stood on the drums again...” 😉
  12. Hi all, Anyone in BC town make replacement pick guards? Need a pearloid job for my Sire V7. Cheers 😊
  13. I'm currently using (and have for a long time) Warwick Red label 40-100's. Would love to try a set of NYXL's because I'm always chasing the most ziiiing I can get for my ker-chiiiing!!!!
  14. After a white pearl pickguard for my 4 string Sire MM V7 in the Items Wanted section...

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  16. Anyone know how much Sims Custom charge for a solid 2k respray? Messaged them a couple of weeks ago but no reply...

    1. Sibob


      Their phone number is: 01233 822522


    2. TheGreek


      Here's Nikki's email address...

      [email protected]

    3. Grassie


      Thanks chaps. 😁

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  17. Keep your eye on the Build Diaries section... 😎
  18. If I go the clear coat refinish route, I’m thinking of making a new pick guard and control plate from a similar hued wood. Would look nice I think. 😊
  19. Interesting that mine is front-routed from the neck pickup to the control cavity, and yours isn’t....
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