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  1. Young Paddy bought a donkey from a farmer for €100. The farmer agreed to deliver the donkey the next day. The next day he drove up and said, 'Sorry son, but I have some bad news. The donkey's died.' Paddy replied, 'Well then just give me my money back.' The farmer said, 'Can't do that. I've already spent it.' Paddy said, 'OK, then, just bring me the dead donkey.' The farmer asked, 'What are you going to do with him?' Paddy said, 'I'm going to raffle him off.' The farmer said, 'You can't raffle a dead donkey!' Paddy said, 'Sure I can. Watch me. I just won't tell anybody he's dead.' A month later, the farmer met up with Paddy and asked, ' What happened with that dead donkey?' Paddy said, 'I raffled him off. I sold 500 tickets at €2 each and made a profit of €898.' The farmer said, 'Didn't anyone complain?' Paddy said, 'Just the guy who won. So I gave him his €2 back.'
  2. Not saying they don't, I have a set myself.
  3. Yes, if you read the description for the nut files it says they are actually for cleaning welding nozzles.
  4. Nice little mark up over these... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Gas-Welding-Tip-Nozzle-Cleaner-Set-Mig-Torch-Cutting-Metal-Box/274261184043?hash=item3fdb3d8e2b:g:urAAAMXQ71xRY88~
  5. No wonder I failed my history at school... Manfred Man - 54321 The Trojans waited at the gates for weeks In a wooden horse into the city they sneaked Who let them in, was it the Greeks...
  6. Well that little experiment didn't work, still the same hot output at 9v.
  7. It is only the pickups that are getting 9v, it is an 18v feed to the pre-amp. The pre-amp is fed via the two 9v batteries in series so is getting 18v. I did read once that Warwick had increased the voltage to give more headroom but that later basses went back to 9v. I will give it a go over the weekend, it only needs the terminals on one of the battery connectors shorting out. Turning it down does work but I like to start off with it maxed knowing it can't go any higher. Here is a schematic showing the pickups getting only 9v from the centre tap.
  8. 1997 Thumb with MECs and 3 band eq. Not keen on the 3 band eq as the treble control @8khz is ineffective as I have this frequency cut on my amp. The 2 band set at 2khz is more usable for me. I am also thinking of taking one battery out as the output is too hot compared to my earlier 1990 9v Thumb which is more comparable to a passive bass output.
  9. In the 18v Thumb that I have, although the two 9v batteries are in series the active pickups run from a centre tap so they only get 9v.
  10. https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2334524.m570.l2632.R3.TR3.TRC2.A0.H0.Xbarrel+jack+socket.TRS0&_nkw=barrel+jack+socket&_sacat=3858&LH_TitleDesc=0&matchtype=b&adgroupid=1300722460195813&geo_id=&MT_ID=&cmpgn=373195913&crlp=_&keyword=switchcraft+jack+socket&rlsatarget=kwd-81295269694169%3Aloc-188&abcId=&loc=132351&sitelnk=&norover=1&mkrid=710-55004-18975-0&network=o&msclkid=99caa4793fb7160b3565fa942e4ee733&poi=&mkevt=1&adpos=&mktype=&_odkw=switchcraft+jack+socket&device=c&mkcid=2
  11. I started playing on a borrowed bass before I bought my own which was an Antoria EB3 copy before being able to afford the real thing. There is something about that small body shape that gets me. I still have an early '60s Gibson EB3 which is the worse for wear but my go to now is an Epiphone Elite EB3. I have fitted an original mudbucker, a Babicz bridge and swapped the tone caps for parallel inverse diodes. Using LaBella 40 - 100 roundwounds it plays like a dream.
  12. If you shout loud enough into the speaker can you put electricity back into the grid?
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