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  1. Your Dad fretted my Musicman that had a Modulus Quantum fretless neck on it - my main bass since around '91/92 . The fret work was impeccable, and It's been gigged hard all that time , and only required a single little dress up in 30 years . He was the only one I contacted who was up for doing it - this was pre internet , and even Rob Green wasn't interested . My memory is sketchy after 30 years (I was around 22 at the time) , but I do remember a massive shed , with stacks of Goodfellow bodies and necks hanging up . He offered to make me one , but I was skint after borrowing the money for the MM/Modulus hybrid . He had some great stories about Goodfellow , Peter Green , Graham Gouldman , Heartwood guitars and I think even Nigel Ross Scott - who I think he gave a Heartwood to as a freebie , in lieu of TV exposure playing it . I only met him twice , and he was a proper gent .
  2. I'm not sure if this has been said before - it probably has , on here at some time or other . But is the Courier industry , the only industry , where you pay for a service , and then have to take out extra insurance at cost , in case they don't do the job that you've already paid them to do in the first place ?
  3. Just a note to add on to the pictures . I'd sold some gear , and was then saving up a bit more (as and when) , for either a 2nd hand Stingray Special , or an Old Smoothie , that I'd seen up - and was in contact with the seller . A Sterling wasn't particularly on my radar , but it was less than the Stingrays I was looking at , and it's got the piezo bridge ; which adds quite a bit sound wise . Added to the fact that Piezo Stingrays are quite rare , and a Sterling one , even more so . It'll be a nice contrast to my graphite necked Stingray . So in true BC style - I couldn't help myself . Proper skint now though .
  4. Picked this up a few weeks ago . Yet to clean and set up etc , as been busy . Excuse the rubbish photos
  5. They did a good version on Duran's Rio in North Korea though ....
  6. I used to years ago dep with a blues band as and when , and this leg motion was used all the time . Also arching of the head , for another turnaround to bring it to a finish . Deps , even function band ones are all about looking for cues - and picking up on them fast . Chuck Berry used to do the leg thing too I think .
  7. He won't be able to reply , as he's in hospital with Covid again .
  8. That’s a lot less that I thought. Have you tried one?
  9. Unless I'm being thick , I've not been able to find any prices anywhere on their web page . So no idea what the price ranges are for the KK EUBs
  10. What are your guy's thoughts on the Ray Ramirez EUBs? I know they're a sort of copy of the Ampeg Baby Bass , so leaning towards the Latin/Salsa type of sound . Are they limited to that sort of thump , or can they get an quasi DB sound too?
  11. Was that the one that was up on Facebook Marketplace - over in Colchester?
  12. 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 .
  13. Some of their Musicman basses are stating 10% off , yet are exactly the same price as last week , without the 'discount' .
  14. 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
  15. 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 .
  16. Yes input sensitivity is key. I have a Crest CA9, that I can drive with just a bass alone.
  17. 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 .
  18. Tech 21 pedals will , if I remember correctly.
  19. SFX Micro EQ . Adds some lovely warmth , and just 'something' . I've never had it switched off in absolute years .
  20. 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 .
  21. A sort of an aside , but still a graphite neck on a Stingray - Modulus neck with no trussrod
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