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  1. The pro audio sites often look for slightly different things . Case in point - when I was researching the CA9 (loved in the States , but not so much here) , the only negative talk about it , was that it was underpowered . Maybe if you're building a massive theatre installation , but for bass , even in massive rooms , it's a beast
  2. Talkbass has more stuff like that . When I was looking up Crest CA9's , before I bought one , Talkbass had far more stuff , than Basschat . It's a much larger site , so to be expected ; but with stuff like that , there's more bassists into heavy iron amps etc , in the States , than over here in Blighty . I just do a Google search on stuff , and it often leads you to bass sites , just take your pick , they'll all give you something .
  3. The Status I bought about 25 yrs ago , and was cheap 2nd hand - a really early Series 2 headless 5 . String spacing was just way too narrow for me . Can only go by memory , but I'd say it was around 15mm or something - just found it unplayable . The Sei I bought about 18 yrs ago , from The Gallery - 2nd hand but pristine . Lovely and light , but just sounded dull as ditchwater . Completely bland , and the white body had started to go slightly yellowy , and the frets had started to oxidize .
  4. Can't comment on (i) , but regarding (ii) , I do hope so . Had two stabs at 5 strings over the years (Status Series 11 , then Sei Jazz) , and neither were 'right' for me . Taking a punt, but what the hell - you're only 50 once
  5. Strange isn't it - both my Dingwall P5 , and Bogart 5 (both mentioned in last couple of posts) , are both currently being built . The Bogart a 50th present to myself , and the Dingwall the same , but I have to 'repay' the house fund the cost of it , with some sales as and when .
  6. Exactly what I used for years too . Traded them in for an Eden rig at the old Wapping Bass Centre , around 18-19 years ago , or so . You didn't happen to get them from there did you?
  7. A few years ago , I bought a pair of second hand (but new) , Behringer powered 15" bins for the PA . £400 the pair , and they've been nothing short of spectacular
  8. I don't do online banking or PayPal . How would someone like me pay the £18 ?
  9. If it's to be done properly ; then leave it in his wheelie bin , and forge the signature card . Then text him to say you have proof of delivery - he he
  10. I think that the way Marillion do it , is OK . They get their fans to donate the cost of a CD upfront , which then pays for the album . Then after it's been recorded and mastered etc , the fans get the CD . So they've only in effect , pre-ordered it .
  11. Apart from big one day events at Milton Keynes bowl , in the late 80's, early 90's ; I did my first 2 years ago with my then 15 yr old daughter . She wanted to go to Download - chose Sunday . Aerosmith day etc . Loads of people complaining about the organisation etc . From what I can gather , lots of folk have been to Europe for festivals , and they seem far far better . Better parking (can actually find your car , as everything is lit and numbered up) , and the toilets are far better too - I know they're not going to be perfect , but there's absolutely no reason why , at the 2017 Download I went to , that out of , I think 3 main toilet blocks with around 40/50 portaloos in each block , that come Sunday , only a handful are working . I know it's a money making thing , but there's no reason for the above in this day and age .
  12. They are good , but whoever gets this gig , has to realise that they're just there to show off the brothers . They've had a steady stream of Bassists and Drummers over the last 10 years - no one stays long .
  13. If I was into 6 string basses , this would be the bass that I'd sell everything to get . Theses look absolutely stunning . It's strange that for me , I can just look at that picture the OP put up , and imagine almost exactly how it's going to feel in my hands . Bass for life , that is .
  14. The trouble is ; didn't a lot of feedback threads get wiped with the last big update? Mine has disappeared completely
  15. E sharp

    Show us your rig!

    He he . It's just that I had the 410 on a Gramma pad . Never thought it didn't line up , until I saw the photo
  16. E sharp

    Show us your rig!

    Dep with a function band tonight/last night , at a massive hall . A bit OOT , but I wasn't loud . Just fancied trying out both cabs together for the first time
  17. Headless 5 string 2 MM pickups. Rear one in the classic MM position , then the other one virtually right in front of it Noll active circuit - 4 band I think Red LED's - side only Black hardware / knobs All yellow satin finish . This was the big stumbling block , as I wanted ALL yellow - body , neck and fingerboard . He had to check with the guy who does his necks , to see if it was possible . This surprised me really , as Stefan is sort of known for his wacky finishes , but hey ho , it's all up and running now . The yellow , is very bright - think lego brick etc . May change it slightly for a more desert yellow , but we'll see
  18. I've got a Crest CA9 power amp in a Boschma 2U . The Crest is about the same weight as the Aggy . Boschma is as good as it gets for moulded racks - handles are all moulded into the frame .
  19. Deposit sorted out with the bank today . Stefan reckons he won't be able to start until end of May ; then a 3 month wait. Never had a bass built before
  20. I paid you a tenner extra in toilet at the St Ives one - that was what you were short . It would've look well dodgy if anyone had've come in at that moment - he he
  21. Although I haven't watched this yet , the REDDI's only issue , is that it only has an 'uncoloured' thru . So all of the talk about the awesome sound , is only going to be heard by others and not by the person playing it - if like most of us , it's backline bass only . Unless you use in ears . When I thinking about getting a really good quality valve DI , this really put me off - no one seems to mention it much The KHAN , therefore on paper has more options
  22. Finally got mine on order with Stefan - just got to get an answer about the deposit payment options .
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