Jump to content
Left leaderboard

OliverBlackman

Members
  • Content Count

    1,098
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Total Watts

10 Good

1 Follower

Personal Information

  • Location
    Manchester

Recent Profile Visitors

The recent visitors block is disabled and is not being shown to other users.

  1. Looks like a passive streamer which was the most basic rock bass they did. IIRC they were only £200 new 15 or so years ago when I got a Fortress 5 (very good bass shouldn’t have sold it so quickly).
  2. Thanks Ped. It was just my bass amp at my parents house but I’ve not used it since I was 18 (10 years ago) for more than a noodle so it’s remained virtually untouched. Anyway they’re moving house and I now have a house so I have it back. I have no use for it hence it being cheap.
  3. Selling a 65 watt bass amp that has only had light home use. Everything is working as it should. Selling cheap as it is cash on collection and I need to free up some space. The amp itself has an in-built compressor and a 3 band EQ. There is also a separate input for passive and active basses, as well as FX send and return.
  4. I had a Warwick Thumb NT with a broken trussrod (seller on here didn’t forewarn). The bass gallery fixed it for me for just £80 and it was good as new. With it being a neck through it was a greater task than this would be. I would keep it and get a respectable luthier to change the trusrod.
  5. I mostly use D’addario roundwounds and half wounds but I was bought a set of Rotosound flats for Christmas a few years ago and they’ve been on my p bass every since, replacing the Thomastiks which I had three or four sets of. The tone is much deeper and once I got used to the feel they are completely natural. Still going strong after two years too.
  6. I might be wrong, but I'm pretty sure Jake Newman (on here) used to occasionally teach there. Great teacher who gave me some lessons on double bass when I was beginning. I studied at ACM (just outside London) but frequently was in London and moved there for 5 years after I graduated. Theres loads going on but once you're out of the student bubble, getting gigs is hugely competitive which is something to bare in my mind. I eventually ran out of energy and made the move to Manchester which also has a good scene.
  7. As everyone’s pointed out, these basses are amazing value and this ones probably better than the other jazz you have 😜
  8. Selling my Sire Marcus Miller V7. Bought as a back-up and rarely used so in excellent condition. I also bought the Sire gig bag which at the time wasn't available outside of the US and cost me £50 off a bass chatter. There are no flaws with this bass and all the parts seem sturdy and well built. Unfortunately I don't have any scales so although it doesn't feel heavy for my small stature, I can't say for sure. Collection only from central Manchester and no trade offers please !
  9. Overwater might not be out of budget. My 2017 fretless jazz had optional extras including a flamed top and I believe that was below the £2500 mark. In fact I was looking at a Fender Jaco artist bass before it because I thought the Overwater would be really expensive but it was around the same price. Always worth sending Chris an enquiry
  10. When you get to these price points it’s very specific to what you want from the instrument. Martin uses more exotic woods, Sadowskys are perfect for someone who plays a variety of shows, neither hold value very well. As someone who plays mostly in my bedroom, I prefer something more exotic so I would probably favour the Sei. However, I actually favoured Overwater when I had a super jazz built, and the other bass I really want is a 5 string Ken Smith Black Tiger.
  11. Agreed. I made my first visit this year and while the shop is small they have some unbelievable stuff. I also found them very kind and despite it being busy they made lots of time for me. Unfortunately the girlfriend won and I came away with nothing but in the spirit of Arnie, I’ll be back!
  12. The thing with P basses is it depends a lot on the strings. Flat wounds are my favourite, but there is even a big difference in tone between Thomastiks and Rotosounds. To me while Thomastik’s feel nicer, they completely lack warmth and character compared to the Rotosounds. I also get a very different flavour from Roundwounds. With sets of nickel and steel, the bottom end isn’t as thick or as present compared to the flats. So when trying a P, you should take the strings into consideration. I also hate the fat C necks, so I’m lucky mine came with a shallow B neck. It’s a MIM 2006 P with Lindy Fralin P/Us.
  13. A 1979 Fender precision that was wrong in every way. The only two original bits were the body and neck. The body weighed close to an anchor and the neck was chunky with holes in it. The pickups were as plain Jane as you’ve ever heard, and the foam underneath them had disintegrated so the pickups had effectively sunk into the body. The bridge had rusted as had the strings which might actually have been original but they would have been better used as a saw blade. The case wasn’t original and only had one working hinge and no latches. At £500 I thought it was worth a try... it wasn’t. Also those Hofner violin basses are horrible to hold.
  14. Did anyone see the 75 Jazz bass on Facebook today for just £1250? Why do these bargains only come up when I have no money and bills to pay rather than when I'm looking for a new bass. Is it just me or does this happen to anyone else?
×
×
  • Create New...