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  1. Price drop to £125! Get in! EDIT: And hurry - I think I may have just sold it - to myself!
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    What a difference a good rig makes

    Definitely not worth it. I always use hearing protection and have done for 40 years regardless of rig and/or band. It's surprising just how little noise can damage your hearing. Even at my advanced age I can still hear up to 16kHz, which is pretty good.
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    Weight Of The Bass

    Well it is, but bear in mind she can usually be bribed with cake.
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    Weight Of The Bass

    I don't mind that much if it's otherwise a good bass, but now I've gone light I really don't want to go back. This is good for resisting bass GAS, too. Where am I going to find a Jazz that weighs less than 7lbs?
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    Weight Of The Bass

    It's very subjective. People who know little of antiques think they're more valuable if they're heavier, or older, or both. Of course this isn't true. Whether or not a bass sounds good (to you) is down to many factors, of which weight (or lack of it) is just one. I've had heavy basses which sounded great. My current (and only) bass is a Jazz I put together myself. It weighs 7lbs. It sounds fantastic.
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    Imposter Sydrome

    I don't bother looking hard enough. I prefer delusion.
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    Lightbulb joke...

    How did the Hipster burn his hand? He changed the light bulb before it was cool.
  8. *SOLD* Hughes & Kettner BK200 Bass Combo £125 From H&K's BassKick series. This particular example is in near-mint condition and has seen very little use. The pics show how clean it is. The 15" Eminence driver hasn't even been played-in yet. The input stage features H&K's 'Tube Touch' circuit and also their 'Dyna Clip' power stage, which go some way towards emulating the warmth of a valve amp. Most manufacturer's attempts to do this involve fitting a 12AX7 valve at the input stage - which usually achieves little except to create a marketing opportunity - but in this case the technology does indeed result in some harmonically-rich and articulate tones, but without the token valve. The EQ is wired parallel, which is unusual. This has the effect of separating the frequencies somewhat and results in a much cleaner, more lucid sound. The 'Punch' button is in essence a very mild mid-scoop, but it doesn't result in loss of audibility in the mix like some 'contour' -type buttons, and is actually useful. There is also a really sweet-sounding Leson HF horn (switchable) which adds air and a nice glassy presence, but is never harsh or strident. The single-knob compressor is a real beauty - you can get a tight, controlled bottom end and smooth, even levels across the strings without any squashy artefacts or pumping. It sounds natural and very transparent. The controls have a nice weight to them, are positive in use and the Compressor and Master controls are reassuringly large, with a pleasing retro look. The combo is built to a high standard (made in Germany) and would easily handle a punishing tour... or twenty tours, come to that. You get a full 200W into 4ohms, but this doesn't mean you can't add an extension cab (or cabs), as another unusual feature is how the amp deals with impedance - on a 'normal' 500W amp you'd get around 300W at 8ohms, add another 8ohm cab and get 500W at 4ohms. But with this amp the impedance is additive - so if you plug in an 8ohm cab the amp runs at 12ohms, if you add a 4ohm cab it will run at 8ohms. Brilliant if you think about it, as this feature protects the amp - it will never run at an impedance lower than it can comfortably handle, yet you get all the power of the amp into the 4ohm driver when it's used as a stand-alone combo. Very clever. It may be 'only' 200 watts but it's a loud combo and can provide good heft and authority without distortion. It will easily keep up with drums and guitar and is very suitable for use in small to medium rooms - and stages of any size with PA support. It's a really good thing, has some truly innovative features and is offered at a price which wouldn't even buy you a 15" Eminence driver. So get in and get yourself a high-quality, great sounding combo at a bargain price. Cash on collection only please. I'm in SE London close to the A205 South Circular. Will consider delivery for fuel costs if you're within striking distance. 200 Watts RMS 15" Custom Eminence Driver USA Tube Touch & Dyna Clip Circuits Leson HF Horn (Switchable) 4-Band Parallel EQ Variable Compressor Additive Impedance Cab System Dimensions: 552 X 604 X 385mm Weight: 24kg Made in Germany My feedback is here. I'm open to (sensible) offers. No trades, thanks.
  9. *SOLD* GHS M7200 Pressurewound 44-106 *£18 Posted* The sound of rounds with something of the feel of flats (it says here). To me, they sound and feel like rounds that have been played-in for about three months, but smoother. If that's your thing, then these are for you. I really like the tone, feel and tension of these strings, but... I like my previous strings a little bit more. Trouble is, I don't know what they are - and so the search continues. The E and A strings are cut (generously) for a 4 in-line headstock. £18 Posted. Now SOLD.
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    Feedback for Cuzzie

    Sold Ewan a set of strings. Fast payment, great comms. Would deal with again.
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    Feedback for knackeredjazz

    Just dropped a Squier Jazz off at Matt's place. Posted the bass for sale at midday today and it's now with its new owner - as he lives just down the road - which is well handy, if you ask me. Very smooth deal and would do business again, no question. Great to meet you Matt, thanks very much. Hope you enjoy the Squier.
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    *SOLD* Squier Deluxe Active Jazz IV

    I've already got a six-string... it's a g**t*r. Oops, that's torn it...
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    *SOLD* Squier Deluxe Active Jazz IV

    Ha! Thanks for the offer, but I'm working towards being a one-bass man.
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    *SOLD* Squier Deluxe Active Jazz IV

    And replied. Still available - ideally looking for a UK sale.
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    Do I need a shim?

    I agree with this. There are better ways to sort this that would leave the bass unadulterated. Always more difficult to sell a bass that's been messed about with and not in its original state. Assuming you might want to sell it, of course. But in any case mybass's comments on string tension are valid. You want a good break angle at the bridge as well as at the nut, ideally.