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  1. [quote name='Mr.T' post='568513' date='Aug 13 2009, 11:12 PM']Forgive my possible ignorance, but isn't french polish a high gloss finish? I am looking for a finish that looks and feels natural.... like bare wood but with the colour of the grain brought out.[/quote] Lacquer it - but instead of polishing, sand it down the grades to a matt satin finish. Easy.
  2. [quote name='thedontcarebear' post='568467' date='Aug 13 2009, 10:18 PM']I am getting an Aguilar instead, which if I don't love, will probably be back up here for sale in a few months when I've saved more for an EBS! But hopefully, the Aguilar will be equally as awesome.[/quote] Not saying anything...
  3. [quote name='Hamster' post='568172' date='Aug 13 2009, 05:07 PM']I'm genuinely surprised by that. He's done several setups for me and they were all fantastic. Whose bass did he set up that choked out?[/quote] Musicman - I'm not sure who's it was. It may have been Kiwi's (but don't quote me on that - he was down the side of the room I was when the setup was being re-setup). EDIT - come to think of it, it may have been a dark blue G&L - maybe Stringrayfans?
  4. [quote name='BigBeefChief' post='568124' date='Aug 13 2009, 04:23 PM']What does that mean?[/quote] It's where the action is such that the level of fret buzz is so high, the note actually stops sounding. You tend to get it at the extremes of the neck - ie the first few frets and the frets nearest the body (especially if you happen to "bend" the note in pitch)
  5. [quote name='Hamster' post='568127' date='Aug 13 2009, 04:25 PM']Did he do one for you?[/quote] No - because they choked out.
  6. [quote name='silverfoxnik' post='567536' date='Aug 13 2009, 12:49 AM']Hi, That was Joe White.. Could ask him again though there were a few murmurs last year that at £50 a set up, some people thought he was a bit expensive.. Anyone have any views on this? Cheers Nik[/quote] His setups choked out.
  7. [quote name='alexharvay' post='567991' date='Aug 13 2009, 02:24 PM']That looks so much better without the scratchplate fitted.[/quote] Each to their own - must admit, I think I prefer "naked" GBs...
  8. [quote name='Russ' post='566462' date='Aug 12 2009, 05:10 AM']In my experience, Celinders "feel" nicer, but Sadowskys sound better. I love the necks on Celinders - they have that awesome broken-in feel. Joe - I am so jealous of that M5-24. [/quote] Each to their own! I think Celinder's sound better than the Sadowsky's circuit... but it all depends what has been put in each bass I guess! Id go for a Celinder over a Sadowsky. Celinder's just feel nicer in my opinion. My choice would be an Alleva (based on playing birdy's) over both. But all are great instruments in their own right. When you get to this level, it's not a case of which is better... just preference. (but then again, I am a fussy so and so who plays with an action so low, it can't be got on most basses)
  9. Are you using those planet wave jacks by any chance (the one with the expanded bit on the jack) - if you are, don't! This is what happens! Take a look inside - if the contacts are exposed, you will be able to bend it back to position but be warned, it's likely to go again. Replace it when you can with a better quality component with stronger metal to grip the jack.
  10. [quote name='alexclaber' post='567757' date='Aug 13 2009, 10:48 AM']You're probably just running out of headroom on the input stages of the amps you're using and thus clipping their preamps. The amount of boost you can get from the active controls on a GB is quite scary. Alex[/quote] Wrong! It's the output of the pickups being too great for the circuit. Need to reduce the gain in the circuit. Simple job - one resistor.
  11. [quote name='doctor_of_the_bass' post='567501' date='Aug 12 2009, 11:57 PM']Would love to see it sans plate! Nick[/quote] This one is exceptionally beautiful in the flesh. Note - Bernie's scratchplates are screwless that means that there are no ugly drill holes!
  12. Does it still do it if you go bass->tuner->amp?
  13. Hi - what are the connectors like? Screws seem like a bad idea? Can't the leads be soldered to prevent further mishaps?
  14. Lets continue with the older stuff...
  15. [quote name='Gunsfreddy2003' post='565424' date='Aug 10 2009, 09:28 PM']A question for all GB Rumour or Spitfire owners - has anyone suffered from a distorted tone when you crank the bass control up to full on the bass? I have noticed that if I have the bass control on 3/4 to full I get a really nasty farting/distorted tone! I have found this through my rig but also through Mark Bass and Gallien Kruger amps that have been supplied as back line at some festivals that I have played at recently. If you dig in a bit on the strings it gets even worse! I have changed the batteries too and it has not made any difference at all. Any help/advice from other GB users would be greatly appreciated. Cheers Mark[/quote] You'll have a PM... when I've written it!
  16. [quote name='thedontcarebear' post='562369' date='Aug 6 2009, 11:00 PM']I must sound my appreciation for this amp, I borrowed Geoff's tonight for a gig along with his Ampeg cab, and it's the first time in a long long long time I've heard myself on stage properly (and therefore been able to play spot on, well, mainly spot on!!) If I get my broken Eden refund sorted, I may have to find me one of these![/quote] Oh yes! Another that has seen the light!
  17. [quote name='ped' post='562038' date='Aug 6 2009, 03:34 PM']I might bring Nellie[/quote] Dogs around expensive instruments. Seems like a plan.
  18. [quote name='Gunsfreddy2003' post='562228' date='Aug 6 2009, 08:33 PM']See they don't look that bad after all do they? Knew I should have gone with a maple board - my Rumour would be classed as rare too then!![/quote] Each to their own...
  19. Hey! More porn... check this beastie of a Spitfire with it's tortoise shell binding...
  20. Has anybody mentioned Jim Cairnes...?
  21. [url="http://www.jacaranda-music.com/UKGuitars.html"]http://www.jacaranda-music.com/UKGuitars.html[/url] This should help things along...
  22. [quote name='deaver' post='560451' date='Aug 4 2009, 05:42 PM']or whatever it is those guys do.[/quote] "Cats". Whatever it is those "cats" do.
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