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  1. It's Rickenbacker's new neck joint design.
  2. To be fair his now "classic" (for all the wrong reasons) song has been a great inspiration for me in as much as I now never, ever, EVER want the misfortune of having to spend a night in Langney.
  3. Gibson Cherry red , cherry burst on most but not all basses , black on most but not all basses. Most of all I love the dark metallic blue finish on my Washburn. 😎
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    What will turn a nice present into a great present, and also have a much better chance of partner sticking with it and actually enjoy playing the bass would be to take it to a local music shop to get it setup properly once it has arrived. They will lower the bridge saddles and adjust truss rod in neck, so the strings sit as low as possible to the fretboard, intonate it, and maybe put a decent set of strings on it. All this will make a massive difference to a cheap instrument and should not cost too much to have done. 😎
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  6. I'm with the OP on this. P- basses generally I find sound good, but so tedious to look at and mostly I can't be bothered to pick up in the first place. I have P copy which was cheap, plays ok and sits in a gig bag waiting around in the hope I might need it as a backup one day. My Washburn B-200 is a different story. I love the look, it plays extremely well, can get any type of bass sound out of it pretty much, and I never get tired of picking it up and playing it. It's definitely "my" bass.
  7. BassChatter: I've been here since 2007, though mostly lurk/ read/ buy bass stuff when I'm here. Will interject with the odd witty post, very rarely have anything of any real value to add... bass goes boom boom boom as loud as possible, and has 4 strings in my world. Age: In my head I'm a mischevious, cheeky but harmless little boy... in reality I'm a 48 year old man. Married: No,never. I prefer to do what I want when I want to do it, which is mostly playing/ practicing/ tinkering with bass or writing music rather than spending my weekends in garden centres or shopping in Tesco. Ethnic background: Dunno, I'm colour blind.
  8. Received my Basschat straplocks today with thanks. On installing, I could hear the tonal improvements and volume increase straight away, howeverI will give it a few days to see if there is any improvement to my talent. Anyway, great quality, and a good tight fit...in fact I don't think I will be able to get them off again!
  9. Here is a shot of the whole thing. maybe this will help? As my electronics knowledge is pretty weak at best, not sure what AC or MN is? The tone pot is a replacement I put in, it certainly behaves like a treble cut and boost. It goes from EB-3 to Mark King slappity tap in about 2 seconds!
  10. I need to replace 2 old, dodgy mini pots in My Washburn B-200. Both are soldered to pre amp board, one is volume, one is a bass control, both are rated A100k. They look like pan pots to me but have no centre detent. Do any of the electronics boffins know where I can get hold of any like this? Cheers, James.
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  12. 1993 B-200 - Metallic Dark Blue. 🤘
  13. I would seriously consider looking at the Gretsch Junior Jet II bass if you are thinking of getting a short scale. Great sound and quality for the price, and bags of fun to play. Another one to check out is the Dean Evo XM, also short scale, great pickups and tone. I am waiting for a Dean to arrive for use as my main gigging bass as it is light and well balanced and won't destroy my shoulder after 5 minutes of playing it.
  14. I get your points about Mexican/Chinese made instruments, and Fender in general , which are valid and could be part of some bigger more meaningful discussion somewhere, the op is in US Fender Precision territory financially, and wants something that looks and sounds like a P-Bass, so my response is based on that really. I just don't see much point in looking at something that is nearly the same cost, unless he's really after something very specific that the Mcdoodlywhatsit has or does any better than a US Precision, which doesn't seem to be the case.
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