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About basshead56

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  1. Hi all, Looking at potentially dropping some of my tax refund on something new and shiny. Spotted this for sale up the road and looks interesting, but the more I look at it, the more I have my doubts. Modded to hell - far more than I'd be happy with ordinarily. I have a 97 version of the exact same model, all stock and it's my number one for gigs. I've asked about the original parts so waiting to see what the seller says. What are your thoughts on this - does it look a bit suspect? https://www.trademe.co.nz/music-instruments/instruments/guitar-bass/bass-guitars/listing-2158400245.htm
  2. A Japanese-built Fender Jaguar Bass may be of interest Capable of covering all of the above (for the most part) and option of running active or passive and clear, warm tone which can be endlessly EQ'd on the bass itself. Granted it has more of a Jazz neck profile but still not paper thin.
  3. I wouldn't be swapping an SVT 2 PRO for this sort of set up myself. To be fair, I probably would never swap an Ampeg SVT 2 or CL for anything. Even less inclined to consider it given the poweramp isn't working correctly. I'd move past this option and look elsewhere if 'twer me.
  4. SOLVED - Apparently the first two runs from very late 2002 - mid 03 just had SUB on the headstock, regardless of electronic choices and from late 03 onwards they were all branded SUB Bass.
  5. There was definitely a passive one. Don't know if they were as common as the active ones but they are out there haha
  6. Hi all, I had one of these back in the old country years ago. It was a red one with the active EQ. Great bass but I wasn't really into the ray sound back then, so I moved it on as I hardly played it. Picked one up down here last week for a stupidly low price (I think the seller thought it may have been one of the newer SBMM SUB series, hence the crazy low price of 200 pounds) It is also an active one, this time in teal and in minty condition. My question is regarding the wording SUB on the headstock. I watched a video suggesting that that the passive ones read "S.U.B." on the headstock and the active ones read as "S.U.B. Bass", which fits with the two I have owned. However in looking around online I have spotted several that say "S.U.B" but have the active electronics also. Anyone know why there were two logos/identifiers?
  7. I like the few I have tried. I would sell my soul for an Eastwood Rocket Bass
  8. Hmm, surely another synth will be the answer to my troubles Always room for one more. Maybe I'll just get rid of the tuner.. Seriously though, I really like the look of that video. Looks like a very usable pedal indeed. Can't wait to try one!
  9. Hi All, In the (very limited local) market for a decent shortscale and both of these options are currently available to me 2nd hand. I've had a chance to go and play the Squier at the seller's place. It is a lovely bass. He has put some rather nice new strings on it (he couldn't remember which ones) and a new white pearloid pickguard too (original black one included) also. The Gretsch is further afield and I probably wont get a chance to try it out first (essentially an eBay type situation). I have heard nothing but good things about these instruments. Difference in price: Squier equivalent to 200 pounds and can be collected locally The Gretsch about 175 pounds plus shipping (about 20 quid) Which would you go with, and why?
  10. There is something so simple and yet brilliant about the SVT and 8x10 Here is my cat, Andrew, checking the standby on mine Nothing simple about transporting either of the heavy sods, but then, where would be the fun in that? I have found the 6x10 to be a little bit more forgiving in terms of transport. But both do fit comfortably on the deck of most pickup trucks. I use a Holden (Vauxhall I guess) Colorado I have managed to get the 610 into my Golf before.
  11. Final version of the Bad MuthaBoard Now includes a Future Impact and a system of vital organs
  12. I love Schatten stuff. Currently using an RB2 passive pickup and I absolutely adore it. Everything about it is great. Simple to use and sounds amazingly clear. The thumbwheels for volume attached to the back of the fingerborad are really handy too.
  13. Always lusted after the Titan. Had the MPulse 600 and Powerhouse 8x10 and it was the most HiFi, clearest tone I've ever had. Got stupid loud with volumes too. loved it to bits. The Titan seemed like the next logical step but decided to swap back to an SVT in the end. But i do sometimes lay awake at night wondering what might have been...
  14. Looks like a late 70's (76 onwars) - early eighties (83) based on the logo
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