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  • Birthday 07/07/1963
  1. Aria SB-R60 in Paduak red...never meet ya hero's, lovely to look at, nice enough to play, but no zing factor for me. Stingray in Trans-Orange, lovely thing but the E string was a tad quiet and the neck was bit P bass for me Yamaha RBX4-A2......everything I hoped for.
  2. Holy Thread Resurection! Just been playing along to Harvest For The World...having a 5 year old its that time of year. So, been listerning to their old classics, always liked them back in the day, When The Fingers Point, Hooverville, Forgotten Town but where there is some footage of the bass player from the 80's playing the original bass player is on various Fender 4 string Jazzs. But, that glorious bass tone seems to me, a 5 string, 4 string thru an Octaver or maybe bass synth'? Whatever its bloomin' lovely [url="https://youtu.be/LjEla5Lw_TI"]https://youtu.be/LjEla5Lw_TI[/url] [url="https://youtu.be/dssA5ApFbo0"]https://youtu.be/dssA5ApFbo0[/url] PS did they have Bass Octavers back then when it was all fields 'round here?
  3. Thanks guy, I bought the bass and have to say the fit and finish is very, very good indeed, even under the pickguard with surprisingly nice tidy wiring, soldering and routing. New set of strings, truss rod and nut setup and she sings, great neck good 'n shallow. She will having the pup to parallel this week and I'll chime back later. The one critisism being a slight lack of top end fizz.....acres of bottom though!
  4. Got a Vintage EST-96 active and currently it looks like its wired in series, I want to wire this to parallel to get a brighter sound. My wiring colours are red and white (currently joined together) green and black. I'm being lazy as I could, given enough time and reading, work this out, but would anyone know the wiring for these humbuckers...picture below is of a WSM4 off the web....you can just see the white and green wires...well OK you can't but believe me they are there I [b][i]think[/i][/b] its wired like a Semour Duncan so from the images below, do these look OK? good link for wiring:- http://www.1728.org/guitar.htm
  5. On the first fret what clearance have you between string bottom and fret top...measure using feeler gauges. I also have a very light playing manner and run .5 to .6mm which makes one hell of a difference....obviously the close trussrod action and low saddles also help me.
  6. [quote name='Bottle' timestamp='1309186661' post='1284258'] Matt, Had the control plate apart now, looks like I've got ~ 4.5k between black and white, and about the same between red and green, seeming to suggest it's the same as the SD wiring colour code (it appears that when in series it didn't matter if black and green were reversed). In that case, I'm going to use the SD colour scheme and switching arrangement - I've got a spare DPDT toggle knocking about at home. Tasks for tomorrow will be to re-dress the control cavity wiring (BTW it ain't screened either!) and fit the switch as well as drill 'n' fill a couple of holes with stripped threads. Ta muchly fella, Ian [/quote] Did you ever finish this mod? Did wiring n parallel make the sound brighter and quieter? I see you are still logging in to BC!
  7. Anything by Mr Burt Freeman Bacharach...reminds me of Sunday mornings with the stereogram on, just before Sunday lunch...
  8. 12800 after a lifetime of motorsports on very loud bike, karts and cars....I do know I have a 'frequency hole' in my right ear which I think was from kart racing...I had to take a 3 monthly hearing test when I worked for Lucas CAV and worked in a cold room area. good find.
  9. [quote name='Bilbo' timestamp='1454933177' post='2974252'] Saw them at Bristol Colston Hall in [i][b]1836[/b][/i]. Great band (it wasn't Pino on bass but I cannot remember who it was) [/quote] Both Richard and Peter have worn really well from what I see.
  10. I always get muddled up with Gilbert and Leo Sayer...may have been 'cos of the haircuts...which one did Get Down? Great song smith.
  11. [quote name='Geek99' timestamp='1454931475' post='2974227'] I've got one It's very good indeed - the preamp has a wide range and fretting is good [/quote] Would you know if the pup is wired in series or parallel?
  12. And look here's Les from Vic Reeves Big Night Out playing one https://youtu.be/wcEa2VHol3k [url="https://youtu.be/wcEa2VHol3k"]https://youtu.be/wcEa2VHol3k[/url]
  13. One if these up the road from me for sale and always been 'EST curious'....I had a Vintage Jazz and it was very, very good indeed. So, what are these Pingray clones like? I had a Stingay 3EQH so just wonderin'... Gianni makes this 5 banger sing OK and this vid' is educational too....activo, frequenca basso, frequenca media.... but I think Gianni could make anything sound like an angel. [url="https://youtu.be/np9q95HCxu8"]https://youtu.be/np9q95HCxu8[/url] cheers
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