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  1. Hard to tell on a phone screen, but if any of the cheaper ones are quite dark tort I'd gladly take one off your hands. I'm building a Pino style P if that helps 🙂
  2. Yikes, that's not great. I tried one of the new roasted maple/satin finish models in GG the other week, didn't check the alignment but the pickups were definitely out of balance. I appreciate it's a 10s job with a screwdriver to adjust pickup height and it is personal preference, but it does sound like the QC on these is slightly lacking.
  3. Currently building up a P bass in fits and starts and the last piece I need is the pickups. I've never had an extended spell with a P bass before so not sure on quite what I'm looking for. I know there's always a good selection available in the classifieds, but I can't decide if I need the more expensive ones (like the Lindy Fralins for sale) or will I really be just as happy with a set of Tone Riders and half the price, or even the eBay specials for £10? I'm an occasional player at moment and want this P bass to be that classic P bass with flats/tapes funk machine. So what would others do in my shoes?
  4. So....that was weird. Sharon Corr was very flat - mediocre songs with poor PA. She also openly declared she loved the Glasgow accent and is recently single 😂 Jeff Beck himself was very good, but everything could have been louder. Couldn't really hear much else, Rhonda seemed to be using an octaver down for a lot of it, so it got very muddy even with a lot of left hand movement. Johnny Depp...well. He would be stealing a living singing in a pub. A small portion of the crowd were there just to see him (as well as several hundred people outside). They spent the majority of the set shouting "We love you Johnny" (in the best Weegie accent). Added very little to the gig but is doing wonders for Jeff Beck's publicity so there that. Odd
  5. Also, do I get bonus points for having an idiot dressed as Jack Sparrow in the audience.
  6. Currently at the Glasgow gig. Sharon Corr, Johnny Depp and Jeff Beck walk into a bar.... I imagine this will be...interesting?
  7. Oh wow, totally forgot about this. I think Catwhisker were able to do a Humbucker in a P90 style case, so very similar to the Serek. I never went through with the order so no idea how it would work out!
  8. In keeping with the vintage theme, I was waiting for a set of older tuners with a bit of patina on them as I know ageing modern chrome tuners is difficult. @ead had the perfect set from his Greco, just old enough to have lost the shine which is perfect. Just a couple of bits left now!
  9. A matching set of G&L basses. SB1 and SB2.
  10. Just seen this on an advert on Facebook. The last word in the second section is a new one....
  11. Spotted this on Facebook. Sandberg Electra = Good Sims Quad = Good Both together for under £600 - Ridiculous value
  12. People need to stop selling basses I want. It's not fair. I want them all 😂
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  14. Oh my days. I love this! One day I'll rustle up the funds to get myself a properly nice bass again
  15. Question for all the old slappers out there. I've got a Squier Musicmaster and Bronco, and tried a few other SS in shops etc and none have been very good for slapping, particularly the open E. Just feels a bit weak. I wouldn't say any of my SS basses are set up to their best, but what have others found. Is it the strings or set up or pickups in short scales that make them a bit less suited to slapping?
  16. After seeing a video of it, it really makes me further question the "half finished look". It's basically a G&L SB2 without a pickguard. If I was wealthy enough to have £3k around to buy something I wanted I would probably have one of these. Would be very straightforward mod to add a tone control if you really wanted to.
  17. It's been a while. Not much progress as I've been doing other bits. Decided I didn't like the neck finish so changed it a wee bit. Still happy with the worn patches but the Cedar varnish I used didn't work so used a Pine colour and think it looks much more natural now.
  18. It's probably all down to the eq for you. The sound you get at home jamming/practicing is easier as you are the loudest instrument in that moment and you get a sound you really like. In a band, we're all continually competing for space and volume so you'll alter your EQ to cut through and find your space. Others have "their sound" and don't touch anything between home and practice but that's probably far more rare 😂
  19. The now seemingly annual tradition of people getting annoyed that EBMM have made a bass that they don't like and aren't going to buy. This type of release in no way devalues the brand as they still make the same basses they made yesterday and will make again tomorrow.
  20. That placentia looks fine. Just fine. Really hope this isn't a move away from the chunky bridge on the tribute series for cost saving reasons.
  21. A potential bargain for a medium scale BB https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Yamaha-BBVIs-medium-scale-bass-early-1980s-/275238537149?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286&mkrid=710-127635-2958-0
  22. I've been into Bass Direct a few times and Mark has said he enjoys the challenge of finding someone the right bass. If it's there just go on and they'll try and help you find the right bass. Just have to be strong enough to resist the temptation if it is outside your budget 😂
  23. If I could snag one of the 5ers for £600 that would be ideal 😁
  24. https://www.instagram.com/p/CbaJ-dRNtGj/?utm_medium=copy_link
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