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  1. Ok, here we go. My list is quite short despite playing bass for close on 40 years. 1974 Fender Precision, natural. 1st bass. Bought in 1983 from a music shop in Charing Cross Glasgow. Neck like a banana. Sold it after 6 months for a 1982 JV Precision '57 from CC Music Glasgow. Great bass but wanted 2 pick up, so sold it after a year for a 1982 JV Jazz, CC Music again. Painted it yellow, then blue, defret byJimmy Moon, EMGs. Sold on ebay 25 years later. Was my only bass until 1989 when I bought a 1987 Stingray 3EQ from Sound Control Glasgow. Replaced neck with a Status graphite. Didn't like it, went back to original neck. 1990 Epihone Semi acoustic. Moved to Paris. Thought would be there for 6 or so months [was actually 10 years]. Bought it from a Paris music store. Gave it away. 1978 Stingray. Always wanted a pre-eb stingray. Bought a great one on ebay in 2003 which I sold to a basschatter in 2015. Great bass but preferred the contours and the cutting sound of the 3EQ which was 1 kilo lighter plus I had moved to 5 string. 1990s Ken Smith Burner 5. Bought here on Basschat. 16mm spacing a no go, so sold it for a 1993 Tobias Killer B. Bought on Basschat. Amazing sound and neck. Crap balance and painful truss rod adjustment. Sold it for a 2000 Stingray 5. Bought 2013 on ebay. Still have it. Incredibly light. Will get a Status fretless neck for this in a few months. Then went the boutique route with funds from the 1978 Stingray sale to buy 1991 Ken Smith BT6. Ebay bargain. Was after a 5 string but hard to find so bought this instead. Looks great, sounds even better. But the heaviest bass I have ever had and don't need 6 strings. Not sure I will keep it. Also found out the circuit has been replaced with a Warwick one but sourced an original from Ken Smith himself this January. 1990s Alembic Essence 5. Neck heavy and small body don't mix. Sold to a basschatter. 1990 Ken Smith BT5. Bought from a basschatter. Don't use it as much as I should. Very light. Amazing condition compared to the BT6.
  2. Found photos Got a status neck fitted to a stingray years ago. Will add photos later. kept it for about a year then went back to original wooden neck. At the time had 2 stingrays. One original and other with status neck. The status neck sounded and felt great. But it was noisy or my technique was crap. Hammer ons and offs always created unwanted overtones and fret clank. Nothing on the wooden one. So sold it and went back to wood.
  3. Great stuff!! will be adding some vids soon
  4. Looking at most Alembics, including my former Essence, they all appear to have bridges that are placed a bit too forward. If the bridge was even an inch back, may be it would help the balance
  5. Quite a small body (bottom half based on the short scale SC bass I believe) coupled with the bridge placed a good few inches from body end = neck dive unfortunately. I would have kept it otherwise
  6. Essence 5 that I had for 6 months before moving on to a Ken Smith. Sounded great. Top line luthery. Let down by severe neck dive
  7. Hi Palle, Back in the mists of time, did you also post on the dudepit? There was a guy there who had an impressive collection of cutlass basses Will dig out my own photos later Cheers
  8. How is everyone doing with their Moogs? With no rehearsals or gigs, I am just working on the synth. So glad I got a 3 octave keyboard (Little Phatty). Already learned Bruno Mars 24k Magic, Finesse (need 3 octaves for that), Tuxedo (Fux with the Tux & U like it), Jamiroquai (Deeper Underround) and Herbie Hancock (Steppin' in it). Next is Stevie Wonder - Too High, Weeknd - in your eyes and some Dua Lipa Trying the match the original sounds is learning process in itself!
  9. Got a status neck fitted to a stingray years ago. Will add photos later. kept it for about a year then went back to original wooden neck. At the time had 2 stingrays. One original and other with status neck. The status neck sounded and felt great. But it was noisy or my technique was crap. Hammer ons and offs always created unwanted overtones and fret clank. Nothing on the wooden one. So sold it and went back to wood.
  10. Buy a little phatty on eBay. It’s the only way
  11. Cool thread. Takes me back to when I saw them on mother’s milk tour in Glasgow QMU. He was playing the black rosewood stingray. Crazy gig.
  12. Sadly not. I was watching that one but went a bit crazy on an earlier auction. Very pleased with it though. It’s in amazing condition complete with manual and also has the CVs Out factory mod. I considered a Sub 37, Grandmother and B Poly D too. In the end went for a Little Phatty as it has presets and the Sub looked like a steep learning curve for a synth newbie, with loads of controls. Next step is to learn to play. Deeper Underground, some Dua Lipa, Doja Cat - say so, etc and the reason I bought a synth in the first place - Herbie Hancock :Steppin in It
  13. How about a presonus Atom? Just bought one recently. It’s a very good controller with after touch
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