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  1. converse320

    'Thermally modified' woods

    Well we need to start using local timbers, and that neck looks great. Wincing at the sight of that bass facedown on the concrete though.
  2. converse320

    What router do you use?

    I've got the big Makita 1/2" router, but the only time I use it is for solid wood worktops, and then only reluctantly. Its all very well having "tools that are man enough for the job", but a big 1/2" router can be pretty hairy unless used with extreme care. My big Makita is going in my new router table........ I think of the little Makita as simply a motor unit. It will do pretty much anything I need, and does it really well with the right accessory. Haven't used the DeWalt, but a lot of carpenters like their stuff so I'm sure it would be good too.
  3. converse320

    What router do you use?

    I have 4 routers. This Makita is the one I use nearly all the time. Its super light, very low vibration and powerful enough for 95% of all jobs. You can get a plunge attachment for it which works well.
  4. converse320

    Guitar Valve Head with a bass cab?

    I sometimes use a Peavey Classic 50 with a Mesa Boogie 1516 and it sounds great. Theres just a whole load of sounds that aren't that needed/relevant - but if it does a reasonable clean sound I'm sure you'll be OK.
  5. converse320

    Best Sounding Bass Recording

    Blue Nile, A Walk Across the Rooftops
  6. converse320

    2nd hand market slowing??

    eBay always gives the best realised prices, but.......take out the listing fees, the selling charges and then the Paypal charges and you might be surprised at how little you actually get when the deal is finally finished. I think the simple fact is that most people are being cautious with money. If something seems cheap, it will sell almost immediately. Otherwise, you need to bide your time and be prepared to take less than you might expect.. .
  7. converse320

    2nd hand market slowing??

    What I see, as a pretty sad reflection of the times, is people working flat out for not enough money, with outgoings going through the roof. Its not surprising market for non essentials is slow IMHO.
  8. converse320

    Midlands bass (and guitar) bash 4/5/19

    I missed this years so will make a concerted effort to come next. The only thing that I have that anyone might be interested in having a play with is my 80s Mesa bits - D-180 and 1516. If anyone is interested i could bring, otherwise it would just be me and daughter(s).
  9. converse320

    Best cheap bass for John East preamp project......

    Old Rockbass? Cheap and plentiful, and active.
  10. converse320

    Who can I trust to fix my G&L?

    I'd happily recommend John Le Voi at Alford, which isn't too far from you. He did mine while I waited, but you do need to make an appointment.
  11. converse320

    12" Cab Diary Continued

    I'd be interested in having a go at this project as well if you go ahead with the flat pack guys.
  12. My PF20t exchange unit arrived today. It is different in two respects. Hum has almost completely gone - its perfectly acceptable now, in fact barely audible. The amp overall is also noticeably louder. There was clearly a fault on the first one, though the character of the sound hasn't really changed. Big thumpy tones on tap. I still can't get much in the way of change in tone with the gain turned up though - no noticeable change in tone regardless of the level of gain, just makes it louder. Cab still MB 1516B - deafeningly loud now if you want it to be.
  13. converse320

    Aria Pro II SB-600

    OK, Dad, but then it would make sense to pm me to let me know. I respectfully disagree by the way. Its also a bit odd as there were already several posts up already saying it wasn't an SB700.
  14. converse320

    Aria Pro II SB-600

    I did post, and I got a notification saying that my post was being hidden pending approval by a moderator. Just seemed a bit odd. My comment on the bass by the way was that it definitely wasn't a SB700, as the SB700 is not only through neck, but also has a cutaway at the back of the neck that goes all the way round at the back to improve access to the upper frets.
  15. converse320

    Aria Pro II SB-600

    Curious as to why my polite input to the discussion on this was moderated out. Mods?