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  1. JohnR

    Leland Sklar Interview and More!

    I am a long-time subscriber to your channel and loved your interview with Tom Kennedy. It was one of the most inspirational interviews I have watched in a long time.
  2. JohnR

    Soldering Iron Recommendations

    HAKKO FX-888D. Hakko soldering irons are superb. https://www.amazon.co.uk/HAKKO-FX-888D-Soldering-Station-70W/dp/B077B9Q6SJ/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=HAKKO+FX-888D&qid=1552734522&s=gateway&sr=8-1
  3. JohnR

    ACG Recurve S 5-String - SOLD

    Can you confirm the scale length please as the link to the ACG build details states it is 34 inch while your description says 35 inch? Thanks.
  4. JohnR

    Nordstrand Pickups !

    Carey Nordstrand is a legend. I have spent countless hours obsessively comparing pickup qualities on their website.
  5. JohnR


    Nice and also dangerously local to me. Are you changing to a different cab type?
  6. JohnR

    Triggers Broom Bass

    Not at all. Wal were incredibly transparent and helpful and offered several options which would have cost much less. I think I had been planning this for so long and I was the one who pushed to have the new body built. Paul has such a long waiting list so I don't think selling a body would have been a factor. Wal's communications and advice were exemplary throughout and I couldn't have been happier with the results.
  7. JohnR

    Triggers Broom Bass

    The bass was originally black polyester overall. During the 90's I stripped the body to the wood which I later came to regret. For several years I wanted to have it restored to Wal specs and, last year, I sent it to Paul for evaluation and refurbishment. His assessment was that I had unevenly sanded the body and a black gloss polyester finish would only serve to highlight the flaws. After discussing options he agreed to make a new body which I decided to have built with birdseye maple facings to have a clear distinction between the new body and the original neck and hardware. I also loved the idea of combining Ian’s original work on the neck with Paul’s contemporary body build. Paul also did work on the frets and serviced the pickups and electronics. The tuners, string tree and strap locks were all replaced with black versions. The tuners are now lightweight Schaller M4S versions which look identical to the original tuners. I also bought a new Wal case which the finished bass was shipped back in.
  8. JohnR

    Triggers Broom Bass

    All of the work was done by Paul at Wal.
  9. JohnR

    Triggers Broom Bass

    My 1988 Wal Custom. Without going into a long story the only original parts are the neck, preamp, pickups and bridge. Everything else has been replaced.
  10. Mackie Big Knob Studio. No sniggering at the back. Price includes UK delivery. 12 months old, pristine conditions and boxed with manuals PSU etc. I am a bit of an audio interface junkie and bought this to replace two existing interfaces, a monitor switcher and also to act as a preamp for my bass. It didn't really fit into my workflow and was only used for a few days before I reverted to my old way of working. Full details can be found here: https://mackie.com/products/big-knob-series I live in Glasgow and collection in person is welcomed.
  11. JohnR

    Schaller Tuners for WAL MK3

    I've seen this video before. Amazing playing and composition.
  12. Hi Al, I just replied to your email but will copy my reply here for the benefit of others. John I bought double wall cardboard boxes from ebay: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/390557839902?ViewItem=&item=390557839902&var=660119716867&ppid=PPX000608&cnac=GB&rsta=en_GB(en_GB)&cust=9A116236XN7143605&unptid=0e9e3cba-bce3-11e7-828a-441ea147ad04&t=&cal=f4221845d9e8&calc=f4221845d9e8&calf=f4221845d9e8&unp_tpcid=email-receipt-auction-payment&page=main:email&pgrp=main:email&e=op&mchn=em&s=ci&mail=sys I also used pallet stretch shrink wrap to hold it all together: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01F8TPWW8/ref=oh_aui_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1 I also had a few pieces of hardboard which I used to reinforce the box in some areas.
  13. Beautiful and a great price.
  14. I love this song. My bass is packed and I'm on my way down............
  15. JohnR

    PJB Price Reductions

    The Bass Buddy is now out of stock and back to full price. I must be more decisive in future.