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BassApprentice

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  1. Been intrigued by these guys work for a while. Love the colours they can do and yours looks the perfect level of worn in.
  2. If you can find one cheap enough, they are great fun. One day I'll finish it by putting that P90 Serek style humbucker in it. For now. It's just good fun.
  3. I see you've bought that BB which is a great call. The SBV used to belong to me and its a super cool bass, also already neatly routed for a battery compartment and plenty space for a preamp. If I hadn't just bought a Sire and a new watch I'd probably buy it back 😂
  4. Tomorrow is finally NBD! Been about 2 months since I actually bought the bass 😅

  5. Depends on what he plans to use it for. If it's for recording, find a good passive P Bass, an older Yamaha BB would be great. If he wants something a bit more fancy then Sire will do it, they even have short scale models now for which might help the transition
  6. Is it actually pink? Or just a really weird picture of an orange one?
  7. A Super Light VM5 with light relic is probably the dream for me...
  8. Anyone intrigued by the Bantam 5? Interesting that it's 32" not a full on short scale...
  9. I'm normally a fan of fancy finishes but that looks a bit lost, like they couldn't decide whether to go quilted or burl 😅 of course others obviously love it and more power to ya!
  10. It's always tempting to want to upgrade something as it is perceived as "cheap" But you get so much for your money these days that sometimes upgrades aren't necessary at all!
  11. Depends if you want a modern or vintage tone? Some UK based guys do custom pickups at very reasonable prices like Catwhisker or the Creamery. Also might be worth playing stock for a while and seeing what it does/doesn't do for you.
  12. Just spotted this on No Treble - a Carbon Fiber necked bass for under £700... https://klosguitars.com/products/electric-bass-preorder However, they are also taking preorder for nearly every other stringed instrument under the sun so this could be a case of spreading themselves too thin. Always cool to see new things though.
  13. I totally get what you mean after having a bass VI, but part of the tone and charm of the VI is from the thinner strings and pickups in combination, which won't be the same on a 4 string version
  14. I looked into these a while back as I love Sandbergs and they are definitely aiming for that market with these. The consensus was: -Good quality fit and finish -Tend to be heavy -Preamp is a bit naff
  15. Oh exciting, I was very close and the options look extensive and they are willing to be "flexible" on shipping and import.... Look forward to hearing about yours!
  16. I know this isn't strictly a BB, but my god, this will look amazing. (These are the guys who do Buzz guitars and basses)
  17. Do we know if there are any places like Limelight that would relic an instrument you already own for you? I've got a burgundy Sire incoming and would like it to look more Betsy-ish
  18. Could be the angle, but that humbucker doesn't look straight..... 😅 But throw some cream pickup covers on that 😍
  19. Mine was the Yamaha Attitude. I was properly into shred stuff when I was younger and that was The One. Tried it and it just didn't fit with me. Next was the Ken Smith - neck was fantastic but again I didn't get that feeling. Part of it is possibly because those two basses are pretty complex and need more time than just trying in a shop/trying a friend's bass.
  20. Thought I was patient enough to wait for a relay of friends to get my new bass to me, but it's proving very difficult 😅

    1. TheGreek

      TheGreek

      From where to where....

      I'm sure that there are many BCers who would be happy to help.

    2. BassApprentice

      BassApprentice

      It's currently in Essex and I need to get it to either Stratford-upon-Avon or Glasgow. Might start a relay request post 😁

    3. Mudpup

      Mudpup

      it's calling you.....i can hear it....😂

  21. @Al Krow And conveniently there's one on eBay right now https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Beautiful-bass-guitar-great-quality-excellent-sound-/303955417110?_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286
  22. Bought some strings from Jodie, super nice guy and even dropped them to my door!
  23. Thread resurrection. Anyone in here able to make one for a Sire V7? Would like it to be removable as I've not had one before so not sure if it will work for me or not?
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