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  1. Looking to buy a cheap hard bass case for shipping.

     

  2. Big, big shout out to @MoJoKe for his very kind help last week. Top geezer :drinks:

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      franzbassist

      I second that, he's helped me out with a loan amp for the holidays at very short notice.  BC legend. :drinks:

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  3. Well, that's it. Converted to tapewound strings 😁. So smooth but still with bite.

    1. franzbassist

      franzbassist

      Ooh what have you gone for?  I use La Bella white nylons and love them.

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  4. Hi guys. Quick question about capo for bass. I need something to hold the strings on the first fret so I can measure relief during bass setups. That's all. Simple "holder". Any thoughts and advices? What should I buy to get a solid capo with bass? I always use my left hand and right arm to press strings to the last fret but it's always a pain in the a** to get good and easy measurements. Thanks in advance.

    1. franzbassist

      franzbassist

      Just make sure you get the correct radius on the capo otherwise you won't have even pressure on the strings.

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  5. What's up with the bass on KT Tunstall's one day from her acoustic extravaganza? Sounds great, but what a snarl?

    1. franzbassist

      franzbassist

      It sounds like a typical double bass to me.  No effects as such, just someone digging in and getting that growl off the fingerboard.

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  6. What's up with the bass on KT Tunstall's one day from her acoustic extravaganza? Sounds great, but what a snarl?

  7. Uh-oh. I’ve decided I want to start experimenting with different preamp valves in my Spyder 550. Down the rabbit hole I go.....

    1. franzbassist

      franzbassist

      Some old Mullards are good in the 550.  I also really liked the American GE or Sylvania JAN-spec, rugged as hell and sound very good.

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  8. Uh-oh, sent an email about a bass! 🙈

  9. It's such a small thing, but I really want to put black knobs on my VM 70's Jazz. The chromed ones are nice, but there's something about those black plastic ones!

  10. Ed Sheeran now has his own guitar brand. Interesting approach from Lowden (?!) there.... 

  11. Sliced the median nerve in my middle finger over Christmas.  Totally numb down one side.  Feels weird :(

  12. Sliced the median nerve in my middle finger over Christmas.  Totally numb down one side.  Feels weird :(

    1. franzbassist

      franzbassist

      Things have settled down a bit now.  Playing the bass is fine, no issues at all, but holding a fork or a mug feels weird, or rather doesn't feel at all :(

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  13. Sliced the median nerve in my middle finger over Christmas.  Totally numb down one side.  Feels weird :(

    1. franzbassist

      franzbassist

      Thanks for the concern all.  At the moment it's just numb around the wound area so I still have sensation across most of the finger.  Hopefully will repair on its own.

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  14. Sliced the median nerve in my middle finger over Christmas.  Totally numb down one side.  Feels weird :(

    1. franzbassist

      franzbassist

      It's weird, all a bit tingly still.  May well need surgery to reconnect the nerve.  Everything needs to calm down a bit first.

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  15. Need a Jazz bass loaded control plate, someone must have one, must be chrome. 

    1. franzbassist

      franzbassist

      This needs to go in the items wanted section.

  16. Which member of this fine establishment made high quality leads? Or is there someone anyone would recommend?

     

     

  17. Slightly unexpected PPI windfall... Pay off CC or go nuts... What to do?

  18. My car insurance renewal quote is less than it was last year! That's a first! 9_9

  19. My car insurance renewal quote is less than it was last year! That's a first! 9_9

    1. franzbassist

      franzbassist

      @discreet Advice I'm getting is that it's cheapest to add yourself to their own policy, but haven't done anything to confirm that yet.

       

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  20. My car insurance renewal quote is less than it was last year! That's a first! 9_9

    1. franzbassist

      franzbassist

      Well done.  I've lowered my insurance every year for as long as I can remember: if you're happy to do the price comparison sites every year it's pretty easy to do.

      That said, got to insure my 17yo daughter for the first time next month: that's going to hurt!  

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  21. UK Customs charges! Got hit for a bridge I imported from the USA! Rip-off! At least Dîck Turpin wore a mask!! :sad:

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      franzbassist

      This is why we should buy from within the E.......

      Oh wait, that won't work either soon :(

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  22. I want one of those Little Stubby amplifiers (oooh er misses) 

  23. I want one of those Little Stubby amplifiers (oooh er misses) 

    1. franzbassist

      franzbassist

      +1 :)

      CTM-1_nfncfj.jpg

      • 15.7 inches wide, 8.6 inches deep, and just over 3 inches tall
      • Valve preamp with ECC81, ECC82, and ECC83 preamp tubes
      • 30-watt EL84 driven power section
      • Balanced DI output
      • FX loop.

       

       

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  24. A cancelled meeting afforded me the chance to try out the new Ibanez semi-hollow basses.  Very nice, and great setup on the fretless.

    1. franzbassist

      franzbassist

      Quite possibly, yes.  Probably the 4 string fretted, or the Artcore short scale, which was also fab.

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