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  1. I play in a black sabbath covers band & run my Darkglass MT900 into a Markbass NY122 & couldn't be happier,it sounds fantastic with my P bass thumping through it,it is very loud too.

    It's a very easy carry & I think it looks great now I've taken the tacky Markbass badge off.

    I much prefer it to the Barefaced Big Baby 2 which I used to have,that was far too boomy/bassy for me but the NY122 has a very nice tight low end which really works perfectly,I couldn't be happier with it.



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  2. 2 hours ago, Heathy said:

    Thanks for posting. This looks like it could be an option for my deluxe precision. Although this does bring with it the added complication of getting a customised pickguard. Any recommendations?

    Kiogon could make you a suitable loom to fill all of the holes,maybe VVTT ?

    I would think,drop him a line he is extremely helpful.

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  3. 2 hours ago, Marc S said:

    Yes, they are easy to fit - being solderless pre-assembled units.
    But Kiogon also uses top quality components, and he's a helpful sort too - always willing to answer questions, even if he's not actually selling you anything :)

    To the OP. I fitted one of his stack control wiring units to my Roadworn Jazz a little while back, and it's great - I like the added flexibility it gives over standard V V T
    Nice looking Jazz you have there BTW. Gotta love Block & bound necks, especially on a Jazz

    Thanks Marc 👍I love blocks too.

    It is a fantastic bass especially now with the crappy active stuff removed.

    I find the series/parallel switch very useful too when I feel the need for a P bass moment but can't be bothered to switch basses 😁


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  4. 11 hours ago, Misowaki said:

    Nice one, then that's what I'll look to do.  New passive controls, same pups, see how we go!  Only thing is the plugs... do Kiogon's solderless looms use the same plugs do you know?  I've got a soldered one on another bass and don't fancy cutting the plugs off the pup wires should it not work for me for whatever reason =S

    No you will have to cut the wires unfortunately,I was a little daunted about doing it at first but I'm so glad I did.

    There is no way I'd ever put the active system back into it now.


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  5. 20 hours ago, Misowaki said:

    So I have an Elite P and I only ever use the active switch as a kill switch but passive mode sounds pretty muddy to me.  Am thinking about changing everything out but did you find the same pups with the preamp removed sounded different to passive mode through the pre?  Am wondering if I can get around it all without spending loads by just going around the pre and using the same pups.


    Hi it definitely sounds a lot clearer with the new electronics installed & it's much more intuitive to find a sound I like.

    I like the sound of the N4 noiseless pickups.

    I recommend the series/parallel switch too.

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  6. Just modded the electronics in my Elite Jazz bass & proper loving it now.

    I've never been a fan of active basses & always play this bass in passive mode which made me list it for sale a short while ago.But as I love the bass I decided to rip out the active circuit & fit one of Kiogon's stack knob kits with added series/parallel switch.

    It's now my perfect Jazz bass & to me looks so much better without the cluttered active controls.


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  7. Bought a stack knobs kit for my jazz bass.

    Arrived very quickly indeed & was fitted without too much hassle (after I read the instructions properly ).

    John was super helpful & really patient with this here dimwit 😁

    The kit has massively improved my once active bass.


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  8. I play classic Sabbath tunes in my main band & general classic rock covers in my second band.

    I find my Darkglass MT900  into a Markbass NY212 cab is just the job with with either my P or J bass.

    I do add a little dirt with a Sansamp YYZ pedal though.

    Loud as hell,punchy & very easy to carry around.



  9. Just bought a loom for my vintera P bass from John which arrived quickly & was very easy to install.

    My P bass sounds so much better now,much more so than I actually thought it would,I couldn't be happier.

    John is a top bloke to deal with & very happy to offer advice.



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  10. I sold my fender bassman neo 410 & replaced it with a Markbass NY212 which is a far superior cab,can take 800 watts,is compact,sounds big plus it's light weight too.

    My band were amazed how good it is,plus it's not boomy like the Barefaced BB2 I used to own.

  11. 6 minutes ago, J66Bass said:

    Hello I definitely can of P bass player perhaps a jazz active is not for you I personally not really into active bass ,decisions time,have ever try a standard Jazz , I have a custom 64 amazing bass they are , I think there s someone who is selling one on basschat,good luck 

    Thank you.

    I have had several passive jazz basses over the years but I am loving the warm punch of my P bass much more.

  12. So I've had this bass for a few weeks now & over all am very happy with it.

    Build quality,in general,is very good,plays & sounds very good indeed however there have been a couple of issues.

    No 1 - the jack socket was very iffy from new which meant the pick guard had to come partially off on day one so I could bend the contacts in a little so it would actually make reliable contact with the lead,which also means said lead doesn't fall out of the socket now.

    No 2 - I had to take out the treble side of the pickup as the foam padding in the cavity was too small to support the pickup correctly making proper adjustment impossible,now fixed with a new piece of suitable foam.


    So only minor niggles but simple ones that shouldn't be there on an £800 instrument,good old Fender build quality strikes again.

    Don't let this put you off buying one though as it is a very nice P bass & will most likley be my main gigging bass.

  13. * ok this is now back up for sale - please note I have now fitted a KiOgon passive loom to the bass which I think is a massive improvement over the stock active system,I do of course have said active system but it will need someone with suitable knowledge to re fit it if required*

    see thread 


    Although I love the bass to bits I find I much prefer my P bass so this will hardly ever see the light of day.

    I much prefer gloss lacquered chunky P bass necks & vintage frets so an American Original P bass or something of it's like would be of interest to me.

    I bought this new from PMT Leeds last September.
    I have done quite a few gigs with it but it has no damage or marks so is in excellent condition.
    It looks amazing,plays amazing & sounds amazing too.
    Comes with it's original hard case complete with all the goodies.
    Collection only or I can possibly meet somewhere.
    Price is firm so no lower offers please.
    Cash or bank transfer only please,definitely no PayPal.

    I will update my photos when I get chance.






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