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  1. Assuming you wanted the bass, would you buy a 5 string that weighed 10.4lbs?

    1. franzbassist

      franzbassist

      Agree with Nick 100%.  Anything over 9lbs for gigging with is too much these days.

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  2. Enjoying my HX Stomp. Creating patches, sounds, using new effects... Best investment in a pedal

  3. Enjoying my HX Stomp. Creating patches, sounds, using new effects... Best investment in a pedal

    1. franzbassist

      franzbassist

      I feel the same about my Boss MS-3.  Terrific piece of kit and great fun trying out new sounds.  Will be great when I finally get back out gigging.

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  4. When you've tried everything and your new low B string still won't intontate properly.... :sorry:

    1. franzbassist

      franzbassist

      Spent more time fettling this afternoon.  Flipped the string over (the ball end is locked in place in the ETS bridge system) and it seems to have done the trick.  Fingers crossed!

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  5. When you've tried everything and your new low B string still won't intontate properly.... :sorry:

    1. franzbassist

      franzbassist

      I'll drop them an email and hope they reply, cheers.

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  6. When you've tried everything and your new low B string still won't intontate properly.... :sorry:

    1. franzbassist

      franzbassist

      Thanks guys.

      It's a taper core La Bella white nylon, which have been my standard string on all basses for ages.

      Yes, tried the witness point trick, taken it off and refitted it, nut slot and zero fret checked.  

      Very frustrating!

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  7. When you've tried everything and your new low B string still won't intontate properly.... :sorry:

  8. Been trying different strings. There is nothing like the Dunlop Super Bright

    1. franzbassist

      franzbassist

      Great strings at a good price, and a nice tension too.

      The regular nickel set (i.e. not the super brights) has a non-tapered 130.

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  9. There are two things I can tell you about rotator cuff tendonitis.

    1. It hurts.

    2. It really, really hurts.

    1. franzbassist

      franzbassist

      I feel your pain Rich, literally, having had the same issue about ten years ago.  Hope you get it sorted soon.

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      franzbassist

      Excellent, well done and good luck.  I appear on that list a few times! :)

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      franzbassist

      Looks like a resurrection of Stephan Koesters' now defunkt Wal database.  It'd be good to have it back up and running and updated on a regular basis.

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  10. Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year to all of my Basschat friends - hope you manage to enjoy the festive season wherever you are! 🎄🎁🥂🍷🍺😊

  11. Merry Christmas to BassChat (and to my FaceBook bass pals who may have wondered where I am: I quit FB a few weeks ago). Enjoy!

    1. franzbassist

      franzbassist

      Happy Christmas Clarky.  Now I know why I haven’t seen any Pablo pics on FB!

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  12. Oh man another bass with issues😡 .  Frets are tarnished, I gave them a vigorous wiping with a damp cloth to see if it would come off and no joy, I am reluctant to order the 1200 grit and start working on the frets on a new bass in case I bodge it 

  13. Oh man another bass with issues😡 .  Frets are tarnished, I gave them a vigorous wiping with a damp cloth to see if it would come off and no joy, I am reluctant to order the 1200 grit and start working on the frets on a new bass in case I bodge it 

    1. franzbassist

      franzbassist

      Get yourself the Dunlop fret polishing cloth, works a treat for a fiver.  Mask off the fingerboard with masking tape and away you go.

       

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  14. Looks like I have a pedal stalled somewhere in the Netherlands with PostNL :(

  15. Looks like I have a pedal stalled somewhere in the Netherlands with PostNL :(

    1. franzbassist

      franzbassist

      Yay, finally an update - "sent to the country of destination" 👍

       

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  16. Looks like I have a pedal stalled somewhere in the Netherlands with PostNL :(

    1. franzbassist

      franzbassist

      Thanks for that @umcoo, slightly reassuring to hear.  It's now been 7 days without a change of location, so fingers crossed something happens soon!

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  17. Looks like I have a pedal stalled somewhere in the Netherlands with PostNL :(

  18. Looks like I have a pedal stalled somewhere in the Netherlands with PostNL :(

    1. franzbassist

      franzbassist

      Thanks.  Yes I'm sure it'll get to me at some point, it's just frustrating that it hasn't moved at all since Saturday.

      Oh and it's actually a compressor ;)

       

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  19. So glad I'm back with a Demeter amp again.  Such a wonderfully clear, warm tone.  Impossible to get a bad sound from it.

    1. franzbassist

      franzbassist

      It's not the most tweak-friendly location, for sure....

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  20. So glad I'm back with a Demeter amp again.  Such a wonderfully clear, warm tone.  Impossible to get a bad sound from it.

    1. franzbassist

      franzbassist

      Someone had turned the trim pot right down in the amp I've just got.  Like @owen, it was a scary moment when I first fired it up and it was really quiet!  Now I've re-set it all is very good!!

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  21. So glad I'm back with a Demeter amp again.  Such a wonderfully clear, warm tone.  Impossible to get a bad sound from it.

    1. franzbassist

      franzbassist

      Don't be so harsh on yourself Sir!  Might have been a tad too clean sounding for you though?

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  22. So glad I'm back with a Demeter amp again.  Such a wonderfully clear, warm tone.  Impossible to get a bad sound from it.

    1. franzbassist

      franzbassist

      I went with the used Bass 400 that was at Bass Direct.

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  23. My band is learning "It's my life" by Talk Talk, so I've re-learnt it some 36 years after I originally learned to play it :)

    1. franzbassist

      franzbassist

      Surprisingly, not that much.  It was mainly the little runs that connect each section.  Such a great song to play on fretless.

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