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  1. Pretty much all those deaths in 2016 starting with Bowie. Subconsciously you think “well, that’s our major celebrity passing of the year”. Then Prince went. Wow. George Michael was a bigger shock I think because at that point in the year we must all have been thinking “thank god this year is nearly over”, then George went. 

    Chris Cornell, Keith Flint and more recently Boon Gould really affected me because these were MY musical icons. 

    I hope they’ve found peace.

  2. 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. :)

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  3. 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).

  4. 22 hours ago, Kevin Dean said:

    Has anyone else stopped gigging due to this .. I've got it mildly , wearing ACS earplugs isn't doing it for me it's cutting out all the ambient sounds & the Dr says wear them or stop gigging :(.

    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...” 😉

  5. 3 hours ago, Reggaebass said:

    Yeah I’ve noticed that some are and some aren’t , the difference being the front routed ones you would have to have a pickguard on  to cover the groove 


    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. 😊

  6. On 01/09/2018 at 22:09, Reggaebass said:

    I did mine with a heat gun it is definitely the way to go ,very clean   .I stripped the whole body in about 2 hours 



    Interesting that mine is front-routed from the neck pickup to the control cavity, and yours isn’t....

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