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  1. tall_martin

    10 String for £350?!

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Brand-New-10-Strings-Electric-Bass-Guitar-Solid-Body-Basswood-Neck-Thru-Body/232982450517?hash=item363ed61155:m:m2JT13JwVy6DsYIuJhlaKWA&var=532499817351 I'm tempted, whats the worst that could turn up ? Ok, thought about that, now not tempted!
  2. tall_martin

    Another “accidental” deko purchase

    I had a 5 string fret less acoustic. It needed a couple of hours sanding the fretboard to get a decent action. A lovely thing, but I never realy used it.
  3. I've had one of these since 1995. Other bases have come and gone but this one has stayed put :-) Bump for an excellent bass 👍
  4. tall_martin

    recommend me a 6 string bass under £1000

    Thanks for all the suggestions. Unfortunately I've had some unexpected bills. It turns out the price of getting a door mechanism sorted is approximately the price of a bass! In the meantime I'm going to use an octaver pedal with my guitar. Not perfect, but a different way to test if an extended range bass will get me playing more :-)
  5. tall_martin

    recommend me a 6 string bass under £1000

    Thanks for all that Some ace options there :-) Is there a particular reason basses get passed round bass chat? The shuker looks a lovely thing, the multiple owners makes me wonder if there is something up with it?
  6. tall_martin

    recommend me a 6 string bass under £1000

    Thanks for the suggestions! I'm a bit wary of buying internationally, so I'm looking for something in the UK. There is a BTB on here for £700, any opinions on it? Is the neck likely to feel like the ibanez SR306-EB I tried? Neck dimensions for the sr Scale :864mm/34" : Width54mm at NUT b : Width83mm at 24F c : Thickness19.5mm at 1F d : Thickness21.5mm at 12F Radius :400mmR
  7. Hi, My bass playing has been languishing since leaving my band a couple of years back. I've been thinking about buying a 6 string bass as a kick start to get me practicing again, and once I'm up to speed looking for a new band. Any suggestions as to where to start with 6 strings? I've tried an ibanez SR306-EB which is the only 6 string I could find in Nottingham city center. It was fine and sounded OK. Neck was lovely. I would prefer 2nd hand as I'm not convinced I'll keep a 6 string forever. Any suggestions? Start budget, start premium? Advice on necks or string spacing? My current based are a g+l tribute, '79 music master and a yamaha rg from the late 90's. My guitar is an ibanez js. Cheers
  8. tall_martin

    Warwick GPS Thumb BO 4 RESALE VALUE?

    There are a couple of lovely used thru neck thumbs in the classifieds at the moment. That's where my Warwick funds would go :-)
  9. tall_martin

    Ideas for 1979 YOB bass

    I think mine was £100 in 1995. Thought I had a brilliant instrument at an excellent price- my bass teacher looked at it in horror and sent me to a more reputable shop to have a fret dress. It had had a hard life before me :-) One sold for just over £400 recently... https://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/Fender-Musicmaster-bass-guitar/323154998957?hash=item4b3d89f6ad:g:1CwAAOSwC6har5eP#vi__app-cvip-panel
  10. tall_martin

    Ideas for 1979 YOB bass

    I turn 40 next year. Fortunately I have my yob ( almost) as it was the first bass I ever bought. A 1978 music master. It sounds great, and as it is a short scale it its easy to play. I've seen them on eBay for 400 and a shop in Nottingham had one for £1000. As they are much less sought after than a p bass you would have more choice/ chance of getting a £400 one. I started refurbing it when I was 17, got stuck and left it as a mess until last year when I put some time into respraying it with nitro rattle cans. You could treat the bass as a project if the bike is off the cards?
  11. tall_martin

    Refinishing a high end bass

    I think It's pearl buttons on the tuners on these basses
  12. tall_martin

    Bath, Mustangs and looking daft

    I'm 6"4 and have been playing my 78, 30" scale musicmaster since 96. No one has ever commented on the size of it Looks and tone yes, Size i don't think anyone has twigged
  13. tall_martin

    ** SOLD ** Fender Precision Lyte - Japan 1990

    Hi, Are you interested in trades? Cheers Martin
  14. tall_martin

    Vester custom shop fretless bubinga body. £240

    That is a lovely, lovely bass!