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BassApprentice

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  1. Back to BASSics - the 5 string search

    Gonna throw Yamaha in that list. The top of the range BB (new or old) will be a very good place to get back on the horse.
  2. Yamaha TRBX600 series NEW

    In a dealer? Anywhere between tomorrow and next year It's good to see Yamaha pushing forward with new models though. They really are one of the best bang-for-buck brands
  3. NBD: Yamaha BB425

    THAT'S SO COOL! To do that, did you have to remove the top layer, draw on it then reapply a top layer? Or just draw, then top layer? I have some talented friends that could do something similar.....
  4. NBD: Yamaha BB425

    Yeah same, I remember thinking BBs were hella ugly but look at me now! They are lovely, touch heavy, but I'm happy with mine. The clean white is very Charvel/Jackson isn't it 😁 The bass at the end is G&L L2000. Looks massive as it's the only one of the 3 on a stand. Couldn't get it to balance for the photo and I was NOT risking that one falling over.
  5. NBD: Yamaha BB425

    The first week back at work is always hard.....so I bought a bass to get me through In reality I wasn't looking for a new bass but I wanted a BB for a good portion of last year but I thought I had staved that GAS with other purchases, until I played one of the new BBs I can't quite afford a BB735 but this popped up on Facebook. Haggled a bit and got a good price for it. Turns out the guy had a meeting at a building right next to my flat so got it delivered straight to my door the next day! It's in A1 condition, original strings feel like they have barely been played. While they aren't the best strings I do like the tension of them so they're staying on for the time being. If you've played a BB you'll understand what I mean when I say: It just works. Nothing fancy, it just sounds massive. Really love the grit you can get on either pick up, wouldn't mind if it was just a touch lighter though. Took it to a jam night and got several compliments saying how full it sounded so colour me chuffed. Now most importantly, PICTURES
  6. White Bass Porn Thread.

    Added the Yamaha to the herd yesterday. Took it to a jam last night and it sounded killer apparently. Colour me chuffed. Anyone starting to see a pattern emerging 🤔
  7. Slightly unexpected NBD tomorrow. One way to break the January blues xD

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    2. discreet

      discreet

      'you cannot escape the GAS'

      Very true, especially if it's of your own making.

    3. Marc S

      Marc S

      How Can you have an "unexpected" NBD?
      Did you accidentally fall into a guitar shop, grabbing a bass to break your fall.... whilst your contactless credit card flew right past the credit card reader? ;)
      Have a great NBD :)

    4. Rikki_Sixx

      Rikki_Sixx

      Everyone knows it's not official until you post some pictures of it! They'll come take it away!

  8. Really small combo/cab+amp

    Doesn't get much smaller than Phil Jones, 5" speakers in most of their combos
  9. Two new Adam Clayton Signatures - Purple Sparkle!

    I like the inlays and the loillipops but not convinced by the purple but I'm intrigued/baffled how Adam Clayton negotiates so many different "signature" models. I get U2 have a massive fan base but is it massive base of bass fans?
  10. Had the Ken Smith Slicks on my L2000 for a few months now and they just aren't doing it for me....Do I go full flats or go back to my comfort zone of rounds?

    1. Pow_22

      Pow_22

      I used the Slicks and loved them for that Stone Roses kinda vibe (1st album)  Im now on Elites Grounds and they are really doing it for me.  The growl of rounds without the tinny twangy top end but more going on than full on flats

    2. BassApprentice

      BassApprentice

      Might try them next but I've been reading good things about GHS Balanced Nickels today....

    3. Pow_22

      Pow_22

      Ive not used rounds in years but the more I read about Boomers the more I think I might give them a go on a back up bass one day.  Good luck in your quest

  11. Lack of location under usernames

    Seems to be working on some, obviously some users don't have their locations set so it won't show for them. Thanks for that wee fix fellas!
  12. Lack of location under usernames

    Not an issue per-se but I noticed on our fancy new site that a users location is no longer automatically displayed underneath their username/picture on Sale ads. While most people put location in sale ads it might be worth adding an extra box on the sale "template" to make sure there will definitely be a location rather than everyone having to ask "Where are you based" Thanks for all the hard work! It looks great.
  13. Maruszczyk Thunderbirds!!! (Phoenix)

    I don't have a Maruszczyk, but from reading the Owner's Club thread it seems he's a really helpful guy, maybe another email wouldn't hurt? Or try asking this guy, he's a Maruszczyk dealer and might be able to help? http://basschat.co.uk/user/12765-pierreganseman/
  14. Cheap, high-mass bridges

    They all look fine and if you think about it, you never really hear of horror stories from budget basses having bridge problems. Only problem there might be is the finishing as I imagine the QC for checking rough edges which might damage strings is ignored compared to your big brands who will check things more thoroughly.
  15. NBD - Harley Benton MB-5 SB Deluxe - Deko

    I've had a couple saying still available when I've "bought" them but later on Thomann confirm that it was out of stock. It's a bit of a lottery but well worth it if you can get one!
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