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  1. Big shout out to Markbass UK (MSL Pro & Real Electronics) for a 24 hour turnaround on a small LM800 repair!

    1. SpondonBassed

      SpondonBassed

      Yes!  We like real time support.

    2. TheGreek

      TheGreek

      That is good. My local Tech speaks very highly of the CS team - always get his order out promptly.

    3. Prime_BASS

      Prime_BASS

      Used real electronics before. They were nothing but amazing.

  2. Something nice in the post!!

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    2. Sibob

      Sibob

      @Bridgehouse You win it all, and don't let anyone tell you otherwise!

    3. Bridgehouse
    4. SpondonBassed

      SpondonBassed

      I'm hungry.

  3. Just been quoted £100 for a custom tort Precision style pickguard lol

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    2. discreet

      discreet

      @Sibob I know nothing about it either, so maybe they can!  But to cut a bevel round an irregular shape would be tricky, no? Again I don't know, being a Luddite. It used to be all trees round here... 🌳🌳

    3. Sibob

      Sibob

      @discreet But.....but....computers?!?!? 

    4. Ruck

      Ruck

      I thought I could get away with buying a 3 ply white/black/white scratchplate for my Fender Precision Deluxe, for £30, and leave it in the sunshine to try getting it to a parchment kinda colour. Still waiting.... Its been like 6 months! The alternative was buying a Parchment Scratchplate but it wsa 3 times the price before it even got here from the USA!

  4. Jocee's new EP 'They Say' is now available on Spotify and CD. Let me know what you think. Now let's commence 'spot the fretless': 

     

  5. Still looking for a Bartolini Precision pickup to borrow for a few days if anyone has one in a drawer somewhere :)

  6. ACG arrived.....just saying 😉

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    2. Grangur

      Grangur

      true @Clarky72, but here they are:

       

    3. Sibob

      Sibob

      NBD post also up in Bass Guitars :)

    4. SpondonBassed
  7. Anyone have a Bartolini Precision pickup I could borrow for a few days?

  8. Anyone still doing Facebook? Just startered a Bass page for myself. If you’re so inclined, go and give it a like & follow!

    https://facebook.com/SimonPoultonBassist/

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    2. Sibob

      Sibob

      I guess I just use socials to keep in contact with the ‘wider’ bass community! I barely have any personal stuff Facebook anymore, or rather barely update it with personal stuff. Alllll Bass lol

    3. bassbiscuits

      bassbiscuits

      That is a plan i'm still weighing up - whether to create a new FB account just as me the bass player/singer/musician/painter etc etc, and keep it for professional arts/music stuff, gig dates, videos etc.

      But then again i realise the number of people who 'liked' my posts telling them about forthcoming gigs etc didnt actually translate into any of them actually coming along! I'd be better off just texting the people i know who live nearby and might fancy it.

    4. discreet

      discreet

      The bass community doesn't get much wider than it is here on Basschat. In fact my doctor says that if anything, I'm TOO wide.

  9. Did a bass cover, first time for everything. John Mayer's 'Still Feel Like Your Man' (Pino): 

     

    1. BassApprentice

      BassApprentice

      Nicely done! Love this bass line.

    2. Higgie

      Higgie

      Nicely done man :)

       

    3. Ceebass

      Ceebass

      Good skills dude. Nailed the vibe!

  10. Mustang has arrived! :D

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    2. TheGreek

      TheGreek

      A horse or the car??

    3. Sibob
    4. Sibob

      Sibob

      @Happy Jack she’s dead....and don’t pretend any  of us are sad about it!

  11. Mustang bass on the way, shortscale La Bella flatwounds ordered, boom!

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    2. Les

      Les

      cool

    3. Marc S

      Marc S

      I must admit, I like the look of the Mustang.... but I don't need another bass! lol
      I'm sure you you't actually "need" another bass either Sibob - but that won't stop you enjoying it :) 
      Let us know what you think.... no, wait, don't..... or I'll be getting GAS for one ;)

    4. Sibob

      Sibob

      @Marc S You're quite right, certainly don't need it....but always been curious about Mustangs. Think it's going to be fantastic for recording and gigs where we don't have much space to transport gear. Also my wife has taken on some bass gigs, so will be perfect for her too (she plays a Mustang guitar).

  12. Just realised I've been on Basschat for 11 years O.o....not to mention it's previous guises!

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    2. discreet

      discreet

      You said not to mention its previous guises... o.O

    3. Sibob

      Sibob

      @discreetWas on Bassworld too, although don’t recall how long that was for!

    4. NJE

      NJE

      I cant believe basschat has been going that long. It only seemed a few years ago the name changed and I was Bassworld for a good few years too, crazy how much time has passed.

  13. La Bella Flats vs Chromes and Lakland Rounds vs Gold White Nylons comparison thread now up in Accessories & Misc forum

    1. discreet

      discreet

      I wasn't even aware of Gold White Nylons... Hmm...

  14. La Bella Flats & Gold White Nylons have arrived!! The Flats will replace the Chromes on my Precision, but will make some recordings for a direct comparison! Very much looking forward to testing the GW Nylons on my Lakland 5!

    1. Kevsy71

      Kevsy71

      Look forward to your Chrome vs La Bella thoughts Si! I'm now settled on Fender 9050Ms on my Limelight , very nice combination :)

    2. Sibob

      Sibob

      Yes, will be interesting to hear any differences from your comparison, although I'm using the 'standard' Flats as opposed to the Original '54 Flats you had.
      I really like the Chromes, but with my Lakland having the La Bella Gold Flats on now, which are brighter with more attack (similar to Chromes), thought I'd try something a little more thump and mellow on my Precision. Plus means I can now potentially get all my strings from one brand.

  15. Ooooo JoCee EP release booked at Pizza Express Jazz in Soho, never played there before :)

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    2. Marc S

      Marc S

      Good luck with the gig and sales of the EP Sibob :)

    3. Sibob

      Sibob

      Thanks :)

       

    4. Lee-Man

      Lee-Man

      I've played there a couple of times. Its always been great. 

  16. Bass Collection Jive fretless is sounding excellent on a new JoCee recording!! Very impressed!

    1. OmeDunk

      OmeDunk

      You're not helping with my fretless GAS

    2. Sibob

      Sibob

      Wait until you hear it!! :)

  17. LaBella Gold Flats fitted to my Lakland 44-94......sounds great on some recordings so far! Can't wait to gig it. Here's to not changing strings ever again?! lol

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    2. davebass66

      davebass66

      Have you found them slightly quieter than regular nickels or flats? I loved the tone of them on my P but then output was def lower!

    3. Sibob

      Sibob

      @davebass66Hmmm, can't say I've noticed a volume dip compared to the Chromes on my '71 Precision, but difficult to know what other differences are coming from the pickups etc (my 44-94 is a custom passive P/J). Not noticed anything significant going from the factory rounds it had on it to the Golds, but not to say there might have been some very minor differences, nothing my amp can't handle lol.

    4. DanEly

      DanEly

      I was about to ask if you noticed a volume drop. I had a huge volume drop on my Precision. I was previously using Chromes and Rounds.  

  18. LaBella Gold Flats on the way for my Lakland 44-94.....which also happens to be gold :biggrin:
    I think I may be done with roundwounds?! o.O

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    2. Sibob

      Sibob

      @discreetIt’s only an 80’s bass if it’s headless and white with black hardware! :biggrin:

    3. discreet

      discreet

      Yeah, that's the other sort of 80s bass... that I don't like. :)

    4. JellyKnees

      JellyKnees

      I have the la Bella low tension flats on my 55-94 currently... sound's the dog's!

  19. Don't suppose anyone in the Hemel Hempstead/High Wycombe areas has a Kala U-bass (or very similar) that I might borrow for some recording? If it gets the result I want, may well purchase one. Cheers

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    2. Sibob

      Sibob

      Many thanks for the offer Marc :)

    3. TheGreek

      TheGreek

      Stableyard Music at Hatfield House have a large range of Ukes - you'll probably have to visit them to see which are any good.

      http://www.stableyardmusic.co.uk/shop_ukuleles.php

      Tell John I sent you.....

       

    4. Sibob

      Sibob

      Cheers for that Mick, although hoping to borrow and record one first to see if it does what I need :)

  20. NCFBD!!! :D

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    2. SpondonBassed
    3. Marc S

      Marc S

      Ah, now I see. What did you opt for Sibob?

    4. Sibob

      Sibob

      The post is up in Basses :)

  21. Unexpected (a cheap, pre-ACG, impulse buy) NBD pending, let the guessing commence haha

  22. Had a dream that I bought an SGC Nanyo Bass Collection strung with Labella Gold White strings for £250 from The Gallery.......it COULD happen!

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    2. SpondonBassed

      SpondonBassed

      Yeah right!  I have a dream where Labella do flats in sets of five.  It COULD happen.

    3. Sibob

      Sibob

      They do 5 string sets of their flats & tapes!! Just not the low tension ones.

    4. SpondonBassed

      SpondonBassed

      Yes.  I think I said that.

  23. Been playing my Lakland 55-01 almost exclusively over the last couple of weeks (through necessity for an upcoming gig), and it's just brilliant. These hit so far above their weight for the money!!

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    2. Sibob

      Sibob

      The US models have a much more vast selection of woods available to choose from, quarter-sawn necks (more stable) etc etc. But they can cater for a lot more than I think people realise, so for example; want your 55-02 but with two humbuckers instead of the J, or a P and a humbucker, or three humbuckers!?! They'll likely be able to hook you up with a custom 55-94. Want a passive 44-94 with a P/J setup, they'll build it.....that's what I got :). They built a very cool short-scale Decade with MM/J pickups for a guy in america, sonic blue colour, no scratch plate, looks like the lovechild of a 44-94 & a Decade, really cool.

    3. jonnypf

      jonnypf

      Sure, they have amazing custom options etc, I mean more in terms of pure function. It's hard to beat the 55-02 for what I want in a 5 string, especially with the US pickups & pre-amp, it being pleckd, then getting installed/finished/QC'd in Chicago.

      I am SURE if I had the spare cash I could easily find something truly amazing from Lakland USA! :biggrin:

    4. Sibob

      Sibob

      Oh absolutely, don't get me wrong, the Skyline stuff, for the most part, is amazing if the spec fits your needs.  I would only 'upgrade' my 55-01 to a custom 55-94 with two humbuckers if I had a fair bit of money to burn.......which is never going to be the case I imagine haha, just because the 55-01 is excellent.

  24. Learning the tune 'Total Praise' for a gospel'y type gig later this month (new to me, it's like someone who doesn't believe in Spiderman learning the Spiderman theme). 
    Definite 5 string city, needs more chords though*..........

    *it doesn't need more chords

    1. dodge_bass

      dodge_bass

      It's great isn't it...played it a few years back backing a gospel choir...enjoy!

  25. Lol, Trump has been retweeting Britain First this morning

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    2. Lozz196

      Lozz196

      Very stupid of him, but I wonder if there would be such an uproar if he`d tweeted something from the far-left?

    3. alyctes

      alyctes

      Yes of course there would.  But it would be from his supporters.  It's probably about the only thing he could do to seriously alienate them.

    4. SpondonBassed

      SpondonBassed

      He's, er, unique.

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