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  1. The jack socket had a very a poor connection & just needed the contacts bending a bit to make good contact with the guitar lead.

    Secondly the D &G side of the pickup didn't have enough foam underneath it to hold said pickup at the correct height.

    Both easy fixes & the rest of the bass is superb.

    The loom replacement does make a massive difference to the sound of the bass & is so easy to install

     

    The stock pickup is just fine & punchy so no need to change that.

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  2. My band "Jack Sabbath" have a gig booked on March 7th at the Brewery Tap in Bradford.

    Unfortunately I won't be available to play this gig as I am having a knee replacement operation a couple of weeks before this.

    Short notice I know.

    We just play the early Ozzy era stuff.

    Are you up for the challenge?

    If anyone is interested then please pm me & I'll pass your details onto our band leader.

    Many thanks.


  3. 15 hours ago, dmccombe7 said:

    What other P basses have you had and how does the build quality and tone compare to them.

    thanks

    Dave

    I've had loads over the decades & this is the only one I've hung onto for a while.

    My last American standard P never had the punch you normally associate with a good P so was soon moved on.

    I've had several MIA,MIM,MIJ basses of various specs including American deluxe & the only one that was as good as my Vintera was a late 90's American vintage reissue '62 P bass.

    Build quality is generally very good,although if you search I did have a couple of very minor issues with mine,both very easily fixed.

    One thing I will recommend is a KiOgon loom,it really transformed the tone & was dead easy to fit.

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  4. 14 hours ago, karlfer said:

    I love Ricks 💓

    I can't play Ricks. 😢

    Enjoy Al, all the best mate.

    Glad you're liking it Neil, that Elite Jazz with Ki0Gon stacks/serial/parallel is sadly now my number 1. The Green is displeased 😁

    Thanks Karl,I am proper loving it,in fact it is definitely the nicest bass I've had in my 41 years of playing.

    So pleased you love the Jazz,it is a gorgeous instrument & I do sometimes miss it but would not swap back 😁

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  5. Gorgeous bass,congratulations matey.

    I too recently got a Rick from Karl & absolutely love it to bits.

    I really can't believe it's taken me 40 years of playing to discover that I am a Rick guy.

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  6. I genuinely had tears in my eyes when an American friend shared the news on Facebook last night.

    We've lost one of the world's best musicians,I am gutted to say the least.

    R.I.P. Neil Peart

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  7. I've been using one for a while now & am really liking it.

    It is actually very versatile & does way more than the Geddy Lee thing.

    I use mine to really fatten up my tone & add a little drive,this is now my to go "clean" tone.

    Over all I'm very pleased with this pedal.


  8. 30 minutes ago, Skinnyman said:

    That looks lovely - is that a pickup surround on the bridge pup?

    Nice sheen to the walnut - do you polish it?

    The pickup surround is from Rickysounds,very expensive for what it is but worth it I think,it finishes it off nicely.

    Lol no I have never polished it,it's definitely a matt finish,just the photo makes it look that way.

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  9. 11 minutes ago, Skinnyman said:

    I've had a regular 4003 for over ten years and love it - but this is so much lighter and the neck is gorgeous.

    All the others will be going now....

    This is my first ever Rickenbacker & I can't get over how much better it is than any of the many Fenders I've owned over the last four decades.

    My P bass is now just a backup bass.

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  10. 1 hour ago, Sharkfinger said:

    As an update to this, I've put on some GHS Pressurewounds.  

    Seem to fit the bill, as they are slightly higher tension, being a bit thicker. Cuts down on 'clank' without the action being really high. There were a bit too 'zingy' to begin with, along with quite a bit of finger noise, which is especially annoying in IEMs.  This is the thing other thing about rounds that was turning me off but it calmed down pretty quickly and now they seem to be giving me the tone of rounds without the above mentioned tonal annoyances and floppyness on a down-tuned bass.

    I was just about to recommend pressurewound strings,I have them on both of my basses & couldn't be happier with them.

     


  11. 3 hours ago, Chipps said:

    I had a different Mex vs Vintera experience (admittedly in Dawsons, Manchester, not Wunjo's - who've always been super friendly and 'Have a try'-y when I've been in there)

    I went in convinced that I wanted a punk-rock none-more-black Precision with MN (and planned to buy a black guard the instant I bought it) and tried the Mexican, then tried a (beige and then surf green!) Vintera and was completely sold on them. Despite the more vintage neck radius and frets etc, the neck just has a chunkier and 'warmer' feel to it. It's more how I expected a Precision to feel/sound. I surprised myself by walking out with the surf green Vintera and I've loved it ever since. Makes me smile every time I put it on and plug in... 

    I hear ya

     

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  12. 1 hour ago, lonestar said:

    Yes I think that and possibly a fret edge tidy would be my first actions

    how do yo think the new Mex v US pickups compare. Couldn’t tell in the shop.

    re Fender QC I remember buying my Mex Strat back in the ‘90s that I tried loads to get a good ‘un.

    I love the pickup in mine & have no plans to change it as it sounds really good,Fender claim to have revoiced the pickups in the vintera's,I think they actually have.

    I was never impressed with the early MIM Fender pickups at all,the newer ones are much better.

    I had an MIM 50's P a while ago & don't remember that sounding as good.

    As far as build quality on my bass I had a couple of minor issues I had to sort but the construction,including fret work is very good indeed & it is fairly lightweight too.

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