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  1. Local to me , and if I had the funds , I'd be playing this tonight at band practice . All the 4 string you'd ever need . These new MM stingrays are lovely . GLWTS .
  2. Some of their Musicman basses are stating 10% off , yet are exactly the same price as last week , without the 'discount' .
  3. I bought one of these when they came out , after reading the review in Guitarist . £735 new . Just checked the Inflation calculator , and it'd be close to £1700 now . These amps are great
  4. I don't know how this compares to the heavier HD212 that I've got ; but if it's anything like it , it's a beast .
  5. Yes input sensitivity is key. I have a Crest CA9, that I can drive with just a bass alone.
  6. Yep , that's why I got rid of mine . Couldn't cope with pedals before it at all , and wasn't that great with my Stingray even on it's own - passive bass fine . Loads on Talkbass about this . Shame really , as I thought the tone of it was really nice .
  7. Tech 21 pedals will , if I remember correctly.
  8. SFX Micro EQ . Adds some lovely warmth , and just 'something' . I've never had it switched off in absolute years .
  9. Think it's probably mid to late 80's . Bought it nearly 30 years ago from a bloke who sold the body and neck off , then got Roger Giffin to make a body with a fancy top , then fit the neck . He had a fretted and fretless done - as a pair . I went for both of them , but the fretted got sold. So I had the fretless and got a guy called Steve Smith (from Southend) , to fret it . He was involved with Goodfellow if I remember .
  10. A sort of an aside , but still a graphite neck on a Stingray - Modulus neck with no trussrod
  11. I've seen a nice 20yr old full fat US MM Sterling with matching black headstock and piezo , up for £1200 . So even the Sterling prices appear to have risen - and I don't really know if it's a valid price or not . I suppose all MM prices have gone up . Trouble is , like most who've seen and liked the new ones , and would like one , but lack the 2K ; they're now looking for a really nice 2nd hand one . Maybe this has contributed to pushing the prices up?
  12. No idea what the bass frequency is set to , on the 3 band EQ's in my Stingray and Bogart , but it's higher than 40 , and very useful . I had a SEI Jazz years ago with an Aguilar 2 band that had the bass set at 40 hz , and it was utterly useless . Lots of people like these Aguilar 2 bands , and the Sadowsky one which is similar I believe , so what do I know - all taste as per normal .
  13. Do you think that they had as a technical adviser , "he who can't be named"?
  14. E sharp

    Show us your rig!

    Eden WT400 and 410XLT . Then Mesa 412 and rack . Truth be told even though I've only had one rehearsal with the Handbox , I'm not sure if it's for me or not - wait and see .
  15. I've only got one side handle on mine - not two like the one in the clip . Same case and all . Not sure if it's because it enables me to stand in up sideways for a bit , or it was sent out unfinished ?
  16. E sharp

    Show us your rig!

    Got myself a smaller rig for the new Northern Soul outfit . So 3 different rigs now , but can mix and match . No idea how I've ended up with so much gear - I'm supposed to be scaling down
  17. I know not everyone frequents a gym ..... But I've never understood why some players will happily pay money to lift heavy stuff , but don't want to get paid to lift heavy stuff .
  18. E sharp

    Ramp

    Yeah that might be an idea. May pop and see my mate , and we can sort of rough cut a black and Perspex to get an idea which looks best .
  19. E sharp

    Ramp

    On my MM I've raised the PU and gaffered it to see if I liked it - and I really do . What I'll probably do , is get some Perspex cut to size to cover both pick ups (that are pretty near to each other) , and then use double sided tape I reckon . Just was asking about using a magnet to affix the ramp . But either no one on here is sure , or perhaps I haven't explained myself properly . I'll give it a go
  20. E sharp

    Ramp

    It's for the yellow Bogart that I've just got - you'll find the pictures on the Bogart thread . The MM pickups are right tight together , but my regular MM , I've raised the PU really high (with gaffer tape to stop the strings hitting the pole pieces) , and have lost some sustain due to the proximity of the PU magnets affecting the string vibrations - common issue apparently . So I wanted to leave the PU heights as they were , then just fit a small cut to size , sheet of Perspex over the top of them both . So my question is really only about the issue of using a magnet style fixing system on the ramp , and if that will in any way affect the magnets in the pick ups .
  21. E sharp

    Ramp

    They look good if I had a jazz bass , I'd get that - never seen these before . I'll save that link , thanks for that . I have two of the new MM style pick ups though , and I'll not find an off the shelf one alas . So a homemade one is my only option .
  22. E sharp

    Ramp

    Just want to pick peoples brains on this . Thinking of a ramp between two pickups . Thought of an idea of a clear bit of Perspex , cut to sit over both pickups . Sounded out a mate who's a luthier , and he's got a spare Perspex pickguard that he can cut to fit perfectly . Regarding the fixing , my thoughts were to source a couple of those really thin cupboard door magnets , glue to the underside of the Perspex , then it will attach to the pickups - and can be slotted on and off as required - sort of like those magnet attached electrics panels on some high end basses . He wasn't sure whether the small magnets may affect the pickups . I've no idea really . Does anyone on here know if this will be an issue with the pickups?
  23. No excuses for me posting this graphite beauty again . Delivered 2 days ago .
  24. Well I've been mooting the idea of a full yellow bass for the last 20 odd years . Spoke to Rob Green at Status when I was down there years ago getting a bass fixed , and he really wasn't receptive to the idea of it at all . Would've been a headed Stealth 5 , but today's prices , plus the massive quote he implied around the paint job , would bring the price well over 3.5 K . Similar spec'ed bass that Stefan made for me was around 2-2.5 K - can't remember the exact figure . Got lucky with a work BT share save finishing a 5 year plan ; so half for my 50th folly (Bogart) , and other half for a Dingwall 5P , that I've paid house fund back by selling shed loads of gear . Tried 5's years ago , and never got on with them , but now just gonna jump feet first in and force myself - handy for the function deps , whenever that'll be again . Never ever played a Bogart before , so taking a massive leap of faith . But I thought that I'd just order something really unique , but not too 'out there' - though I realise 'not too out there' will be disputed by most on here . Also helps that I'm a complete graphite fan boy .
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