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  1. Cor, Bass Direct really so have some great Sandbergs in just now http://bassdirect.co.uk/bass_guitar_specialists/Sandberg_TT4_HCA.html?fbclid=IwAR2Pl84G_EzF8JtMg-UjUxE2N4ADUKahRcqlvz_4i-O3GWIutqjOmNujpaM Plus the new Short Scale Lionel.
  2. Fellow Glasgwegian here! Welcome! It's a great resource and will try it's hardest to separate you from your cash. Looking forward to your contributions!
  3. Remember that time that GAK said they sent a shipment back due to quality control issues and we said they were liars....😅
  4. On the subject of the ATK, pretty sure I saw one of the most basic version, the Gio, for sale on Gumtree for about £70. Obviously depends where you live etc.
  5. Best copy - Musicman Sterling SUB. Yes the naming system is crap but these can be had for around £200 or less. Does everything it says on the tin. Runner up would be the older OLPs. Also around the same price second hand.
  6. See, us Scots once again tackling the real issues!😁 Not too much showing of the low B clarity, but it does sound very nice! I'll be saving my pennies and getting a set when I need a change on my 5 string!
  7. Ah yes, that would do it..... Reckon Sandberg would send over white pickup covers? 😁
  8. Just messing about on the configurator - change the pick up covers for cream/white and yeah, that'll do nicely.
  9. I like the way the single cut models look but the current MK1 pickups just kill them for me. If Cort can make good looking basses using those pickups that look more interesting than the Ibanez SR but match the quality of the Sire then they could be on to something.
  10. That is almost exactly what my experience was with the bridge pickup yesterday. The neck pickup wasn't as bad but yeah, not impressed
  11. Oh wise SR members - I want to pick your brains. I haven't really tried or played an Ibby in years since I have thought of them as a bit boring if I'm honest but I tried an SR305E today when testing the new headless model. I was surprised by how much I liked the tones I could get out of the PowerPan pickups and I liked the tight spacing. Not such a fan of the burst colour and the black is a bit boring too so my question is this: Which 5 string SR(past or present) would be similar to the current SR305E but comes in something other then black? Ta!
  12. Right, my brief review of the EHB1005MS - Seafoam Green. Caveat - I am no Ibanez aficionado and I am not really familiar with the Ibanez preamps so might not have been able to get the most of this bass. Firstly, if you like modern basses these things very cool. Nicely finished the flat green is really bright and i liked it. It is also very light, like stupidly. I checked and there were no rattles or anything loose on this specific one. Set everything flat and started to play, sounded decent enough. The neck is very flat and super easy to play. You adjust to the multiscale thing almost instantly and the curves on the body fit me just right. The shop had set up this bass a bit and the G string was noticeable lower than the others so there were one or two of the frets where it just started to bottom out and become a bit buzzy but not sure whether this was the same issue mentioned in the previous review Set balance to the front pickup. Nice and full sounding and got some good tones then the bridge pickup.... Oh dear. Not sure what was going here, as I said the G string was lower and closer to the pickup but the balance was all off. The D and G were so quiet but the pickup was set completely level and I know that could be tweaked but I wasn't really impressed. Fiddled about with the controls a bit but since I wasn't quite familiar I struggled to get a tone I was happy with. I've asked them to give me a call when they get the 1505 in so I can compare the Barts and Nords and see how different they are. For comparison I tried the only other 5 they had, an SR305E and found it far easier to get multiple tones I liked from the PowerPan pickups but that is of course personal preference. Let me know if any of this ramble has helped or is just nonsense 😁
  13. I'm in Glasgow but my Dad (who is a keen guitarist and will understand your plight) is in Perth which is pretty close might be able to at least start the collection process for you.
  14. Looks like a nice wee bass, also good to know that the routing is neat enough that you can have it without the pick guard. Do the V3s have the rolled neck or smoothed edges?
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