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  1. Get a hip-shot d- tuner to easily manage E to D on 4th string...
  2. Board is Pedal train mini... I really like the MB octaver.. used the EBS octaver for many years before.. which is a great pedal but not really noticed much difference in the swap over.. had to dial back the octave a tad.. on the MB
  3. my latest board.. when we were still in the world of 'gig'... (Tax return 2019-2020 was weird to do... a different world back then!!) I needed a small footprint board.. to keep things simple... But it had to do a fair bit! Chorus, distortion, treble boost, octaver, compression, envelope, tuner...
  4. Probably my favourite bass.... It does it all......
  5. I've had a few over the years and have sold some beauts to pay bills in the real world etc! Of my modest collection now.... that includes a fender P, music man stingray 5, sandberg basic 5.... My go to bass, for several years now is my Ibanez ATK... Very versatile, does the job regardless of venues with shite acoustics....(it's very adjustable on the fly) 🙂
  6. Update on Embassy: So with the E & A saddles reversed, the D & G had to go forward anyway.. perfect intonation has been achieved! It feels great and very playable... My strings of choice for most of my basses are D'Addario EXL170's 45, 65, 80, 100 & 130 (for the 5's) So I don't envisage problems for the future. Those Superalloys sound interesting though @S.F.Sorrow I may give them a go sometime... Hopefully the dealership will pay for the work done to make it playable... They seem a decent bunch... Just had the word, yes they will! All good 🙂
  7. My luthier tells me that from a quick look, he rekons the intonation isn't too far out & some saddles need to come forward anyway.. he suggests for the E reversing the saddle to give more play.. he thinks it's possible to fix without moving the bridge etc.. but full report on it tomorrow. I have spoken to the dealership.. They are on board with whatever needs to happen, whether that mean return for full refund or any other permutation... There is currently no other stock though. Sorry to the OP for hijacking this thread! I was going to go to PM but then thought what comes of this all is useful information for any who are interested in the Embassy bass.... To be continued!
  8. @S.F.Sorrow Really glad we are having this conversation, thanks mate for your helpl... l've just dropped it with my luthier & explained what I have learnt here. He's going to look it over & give me his opinion... He could do the work if necessary but points out that holes may need to be filled etc so it looks good. I will phone the dealership, Rainbow music Rock Village, Carlisle ASAP.. I suppose there is no reason to believe that any other stock they have is not from the same duff batch.... How does yours look, since being fixed? Any chance of a photo? Thanks again for your help
  9. @S.F.Sorrow: That's really interesting... I bought an embassy pro recently, as mentioned in a previous post. Straight out of the box, it doesn't play too bad, intonation needs a little attention but it's not way out. I'm taking it to my trusted luthier tomorrow for a proper set up... Just discovered that it was manufactured at the Qingdao Plant, China on November, 2018 I hope that's not red flag territory!... Reckon I would have noticed if it was really bad though 🤔 it seems pretty playable... .. although, the bridge saddles are about as far back as they can be.. which is a little alarming! See what tomorrow brings.....
  10. Reviving this thread, as I'm curious which one you chose? I recently bought the Embassy Pro & I'm surprised at how playable it is.. long scale that feels short, easy neck, cool vintage look & seemingly, TB kinda pups... at £319... Can't grumble at all!.🙂
  11. That looks like a life support system! Has it got the machine that goes'bing'?
  12. Goes to show.... It matters and it's very personal! ... What works for you with your personal gear.... 🙂 I've always been quite passionate about octave sounds... Prolly ebs octabass does it the most for me... In a live situation, you sometimes have to compromise!... maybe always!? play with it musically whatever you have!
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