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  1. BassApprentice

    FS: Yamaha BB1025X (Price drop to £350!)

    Well...my BB425 is in a very dangerous position right now.
  2. One afternoon spent in Bass Direct. What a shop Mark has. So helpful and let me put my grubby mitts on anything I asked. Some very nice basses in stock but that Kingston Super 5.....

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    2. CameronJ

      CameronJ

      @BassApprentice, mate, that’s exactly what happened to me last time I went to BassDirect. I had no choice but to take the Super 5 home with me! Such a great bass. Treat yourself :biggrin:

    3. BassApprentice

      BassApprentice

      @CameronJ I thought you had one! I've been eyeing them up and definitely didn't disappoint. Might consolidate the collection a bit and get one! 

    4. CameronJ

      CameronJ

      Yep. The neck profile and versatility of the preamp were too good to ignore. The coil switches on those fat humbuckers are glorious, and the 3 band EQ is the icing on the cake! What other basses are currently in your collection?

  3. BassApprentice

    The Yamaha BB thread (from X34/5 launch)

    You mean something like this one. Looks killer!
  4. BassApprentice

    Vintage Icon Jaco Fretless Bass - SOLD

    Oh man. I've been eyeing these up to replace my cheapo fretless. And I'm in Glasgow. Welp.
  5. BassApprentice

    Trying basses at Bass Direct

    At that's good! With the plugging into the amp thing - for me it would be how instinctive and easy it is to get a desired tone. For some having 5 knobs is perfect for the amount of control, for others it might be that passive, two knob control that's easy and 'natural' As you say, each to their own!
  6. BassApprentice

    Trying basses at Bass Direct

    Very quick question. I'll be down at Bass Direct in a few weeks, and obviously they have some very high end stuff - how happy are they for you to have a little noodle on things? Not many shops in the UK has the variety of stock they have so want to make the most of trying things to work out what basses suit me and what don't for future knowledge. Ta!
  7. BassApprentice

    Yamaha SBV500 - £375

    Hey @Jiggfan I'll send you a private message
  8. BassApprentice

    Yamaha SBV500 - £375

    Thanks! It's a great bass but just doesn't make its way into the rotation just now. Christmas is coming etc etc....
  9. BassApprentice

    Speaker Cab simulators - Mooer Radar & Nux Solid Studio

    My Dad (guitar player) is currently using and really enjoying the Mooer GE200 - I assume this is just the cab sim section from that. He classes it as basically a budget Helix type system. Have asked him what he thinks of it and will update later.
  10. While GuitarGuitar Glasgow has a decent selection, I am very excited to make a trip down to Bass Direct at the end of the month.

    ALL THE TOYS

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    2. GisserD

      GisserD

      who is paul?

    3. BassApprentice

      BassApprentice

      Paul is the bass guy at GuitarGuitar Glasgow - he's taken them having nothing but Fenders and Ibanez to having custom shop Sandbergs and Mayones and a lot more in stock. 

    4. jezzaboy

      jezzaboy

      Paul is the guy with the beard, specs and kind of hipster bun type hairdoo. He only works Friday and over the weekend if I remember right.

  11. BassApprentice

    Interesting new Bartolini Pickups

    Apart from being a stunning bass - the bridge pickup looks really cool, wonder what the reason is? To imitate a slanted pickup maybe?
  12. BassApprentice

    Aaaargh!! Want this but...

    I would have loved that Fretless 5er!! Should really keep a closer eye on eBay....
  13. BassApprentice

    The Yamaha BB thread (from X34/5 launch)

    To totally divert this discussion. I saw a BB714BS for sale and wondered what the general consensus is on them? Obviously the Attitude is highly regarded but how does this sub-signature model hold up?
  14. Can anyone explain the bridge? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Hohner-B-bass-guitar/153230813463 Looks good otherwise just not sure why it has a Steinberger bridge
  15. BassApprentice

    The Yamaha BB thread (from X34/5 launch)

    A BB1025x has just popped up on Facebook for £550.... Must Not Buy Anyone want a mint BB425? 😬
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