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  1. [quote name='ikay' timestamp='1462380676' post='3042567']Depending on how you measured it, 34.5" sounds like it may be a bit out on intonation.[/quote] If there isn't enough adjustment on the bridge to bring the scale back to 34", then your 12th fret will be out by 1/4" and intonation will be obviously wrong.
  2. 60's Vox Cougar bought s/h in 1970. Still got it though it's under a friend's bed on the other side of the world. [URL=http://s1070.photobucket.com/user/dincz/media/Vox.jpg.html][IMG]http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/u493/dincz/Vox.jpg[/IMG][/URL]
  3. If a particular bridge reduces sustain, it's either bendy or it's not fixed solidly to the body (the high mass bit).
  4. Some good stuff here: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/281677122_What_about_dead_spots_of_electric_basses
  5. [quote name='discreet' timestamp='1457704387' post='3001142']Radio Four is enough for me and it should be enough for anyone. [/quote] Radio 4 was the main reason I bought an internet radio some 7 years ago. On-demand and fast-forward/rewind within programmes was a great convenience. Unfortunately things have changed at the BBC's end and I have to keep a tablet by my bed to get the same functionality. For live streaming only, I don't think internet radios offer any advantage. Mine uses the Reciva portal. Things may be different on other systems.
  6. [quote name='MoonBassAlpha' timestamp='1456920712' post='2993501'] I wouldn't really recommend this as the pencil graphite is conductive too. This could lead to an unpredictable resistance profile on the pot rotation.[/quote] I wondered about this too but in practice it doesn't seem to make any difference. The minute amount of graphite dust left on the surface of the track is not enough to appreciably (or measurably) change the pot's resistance. It does work.
  7. [quote name='Meddle' timestamp='1456011890' post='2984588']I unpicked the tabs that hold the pot together, cleaned the carbon track with an eraser and reassembled the pot.[/quote] A variation that dates back to steam radio days. You can coax extra life out of an old pot by using the tip of a pencil to clean the track. The graphite is hard enough to dislodge any crusty stuff and slippery enough so as not to gouge the surface of the track. It also leaves a fine coating of graphite as dry lubrication. If you're patient and careful, it beats spraying.
  8. dincz

    5 string cons

    [quote name='roman_sub' timestamp='1454203191' post='2967549']5/6 string basses may also be more "suggestive' towards floating thumb, as opposed to fixed thumb, right hand techniques (again, muting, and getting consistency of tone) - assuming it's fingerstyle of course![/quote] Muting was my problem with 5 strings. I found floating thumb pretty much essential.
  9. The graph takes a terrifying dive after 51-60. Should I start harp lessons now?
  10. [quote name='ZenBasses' timestamp='1453814526' post='2962968']I could aim for directly between the poles on the pickup.. But they are not exposed.[/quote] You can locate the pole pieces pretty accurately with the tip of a small screwdriver. You'll be able to feel the magnetic pull from each pole piece.
  11. Looks like there's an op-amp on the output board so I'd suspect it's a buffer stage intended to drive low impedances. It could be faulty or badly designed.
  12. Effects returns are generally lower impedance than instrument inputs. Not a problem for most preamps but maybe yours has a fairly high impedance output.
  13. [quote name='Geek99' timestamp='1453924542' post='2964355']46 I can't imagine how this has happened [/quote] Neither could I at the time - though it did happen almost 19 years ago and I'm getting used to it.
  14. My last cab could reproduce 10Hz ..... err, couldn't.
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