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artisan

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  1. Thanks 😊 I haven't noticed any noise from mine at all,although I've only used it at rehearsal so far but it seems very quiet so far. I'll try it through the headphones when I get chance & report back
  2. Oh yes it is a beaut,so comfortable to play & sounds really nice. Punchy,warm & rich according to my guitarist. I'm thinking of selling my Dingwall Combustion & getting another of these.
  3. Good job 👍 Can't wait to hear your thoughts
  4. Indeed & a perfect description of this bass,it really is very good. What ever basses I own I always end up back on a P bass,if I just keep this one I'll save myself a fortune
  5. It's just as good in real life. I've owned loads of basses over the years,including many P's & this is a very nice P bass indeed. It was a bit of a gamble when I did the trade as I didn't get to play it until it arrived so was very happy with it indeed. My band plays classic sabbath tunes & the Dingwall just didn't fit,whereas the P fits perfectly,I can get my Geezer mojo going. I actually find it easier & more comfortable than the Dingwall too,so much so I'm tempted to sell/trade Combustion for another one of these.
  6. Used this baby at rehearsal last night & every member of the band commented on how good it sounded,I had to agree. It is a massive improvement over the Dingwall ABZ I traded for it sound wise. The Dingwall was beautifully made & played really nicely but I just couldn't get a sound out of it I liked,just never gelled.
  7. I've no idea,I usually use Dunlops,never used these type before 🙄 But I do like them.
  8. Mine arrived on Friday & fitted yesterday. I couldn't fit them over the strap for the life of me so had to unscrew the strap buttons & fit them from the back. Fortunately I made sure the strap was adjusted correctly first. They're pretty cool though & my bass certainly won't be falling off it's strap.
  9. Absolutely gorgeous bass 😍 These are cracking basses.👍
  10. Lol I can see that happening 😂
  11. Baaaaaa In my day "just after t'war" you'd be shot for 'avin' fret rattle. Mind we played proper basses in them days. Upright buggers None of this fancy stuff Tha naaaas 😁
  12. Awesome 👌 Eagerly awaiting your thoughts on it. I really love mine,it just feels so familiar,like I've been playing it for years.
  13. My band plays exclusively early Black Sabbath songs so I'm playing at the base of the neck most of the time, so it's pretty high action for me on my P bass. However my Dingwall Combustion is set as low as possible without fret buzz,so I guess it just depends on what style/sound you are wanting to achieve.
  14. No worries,I was being a tad over defensive I agree 😁 I hear you with the second had value as I have had countless basses over the past decades & lost thousands in the process,infact I've just lost £800 on a Canadian Dingwall that I just couldn't gel with. So far though I'm really liking this P bass & can't wait to use it in Monday's rehearsal
  15. Ah but it is a lot better bass than an MIA Fender. Massively better quality all round & a very nice roast maple neck. I don't get the bias just because of where it's made,my Dingwall Combustion was made in China & that is fantastic quality. Sadowsky Metroline made in Japan which is the far East,people pay much more for one of those & you couldn't possibly say they are lower quality than a MIA Fender.
  16. Oohh exciting indeed 😄 What model/colour are you getting ? You are totally right about far eastern quality,these basses are absolutely spot on quality instruments & absolutely worth their price.
  17. I'm not too sure on that really,the hardware is all very good quality,the build quality it totally flawless,it sounds just as you'd expect & it plays beautifully. Personally I really don't care where it was made it is a very high quality P bass & the neck,oh the neck
  18. Thank you 😊 It's even nicer in the flesh,the photos don't capture the colour very well. I am very tempted to get one of their Jazz basses to go with this one.
  19. Thanks guys. I had a good play on it last night & am very impressed with it,especially that lovely neck,it has a very comfortable profile. Apparently @Dood has very recently done a video review on this very bass,so I'm looking forward to seeing that.
  20. OK so I fell out with my Canadian Dingwall ABZ,although it is undoubtedly a thing of beauty & plays sublimely well I just can't get it to sound how I'd like it in the band. Since I realised I was trying to make it sound like a P bass (which it isn't) I made up my mind I actually needed a P bass. After much research & browsing I didn't want a Fender as they are massively over priced,then spotted the Vintage Modern basses on Bass Direct. Contacted Mark & sorted a good trade deal out for this little beauty. It is a sublime P bass,sounds ace,build quality is spot on & it has a gorgeous roasted maple neck too. So I've gone full circle once again & ended up on a P bass. You'd think I'd learn 😁
  21. I play in a fairly loud rock band running a Darkglass M900 into a Markbass NY122 & couldn't be happier. Sounds awesome & dead easy to transport. Can't fault it at all
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