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  1. How weird, I just started a topic on dipping a bass this afternoon too. Where did you get the stuff to hydro dip your bass from?
  2. Haha you're probably right, it may not be as easy as it seems. Yeah it does seem a bit lucky dip *excuse the pun* Well it could be the finish you put on after but Humbrol do both gloss and matt finish enamel paints (which are recommended for doing this) but since it is going onto water I don't know if that affects the finish of the paint? I'm starting to think this might be a hit and hope scenario. Once I get the bits together I'll give it a go. Cheers all!
  3. Hi all, I have a beat up old P Bass body lying around and want to bring it back in to use. I've seen people dipping guitars into swirl paint jobs and getting some pretty impressive results. It doesn't look too difficult to do and I would just want to do it with one colour, can you do that? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmSV2l6JFt0 Also I've noticed that all these guitars have a gloss finish, could you use a matt enamel paint and get the same result? Cheers guys!
  4. Was playing a gig at a University union when I was about 16, and I had a shiny new wireless kit allowing me to roam around the stage. I got a bit over confident and decided to jump off the stage to join the crowd. At this point the receiver fell out of my bass, hit the floor sending the battery flying and cutting my bass out mid song....
  5. And what do you know, should have checked the forum before typing that last post. One for sale for £95....*Runs and checks bank balance*
  6. Cheers for the all the input guys! Fretmeister alerted me to someone selling a Billy Sheehan pedal for £90 but I was too slow so I think I'll wait and hope another passes by at that price. Don't think the Ashdown do quite what I want them to do but if one comes up cheap enough might just take a punt at it
  7. Hi all I only recently found out about this pedal and I think it might be what I've been looking for for a while now. I really like the Drive/Clean blends and the separate loops for each channel. The only problem is the price, £165 is quite a lot for one pedal so I'm just seeing if there are any cheaper alternatives in the sea of effects pedals out there?? Or is it a case of saving my pennies to get the real deal? Cheers guys!
  8. Thanks for all the advice folks, think I might try and source a cool rail and see how that goes! [quote name='redstriper' timestamp='1398536148' post='2435077'] I have a Bronco and the original strat pick up is a bit thin sounding, especially on the E string. I play reggae, so I need a really deep tone - can anyone recommend the best replacement? I am considering either the Brandoni Cool rail strat humbucker that Jean-Luc recommends, or this one on ebay - [url="http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=161193407153"]http://cgi.ebay.co.u...em=161193407153[/url] PS Sorry for the slight topic hijack [/quote] That's quite alright Redstriper, best of luck finding a pickup!
  9. Hi all After a recent flurry of gear selling my only back up bass is a Squier Musicmaster. I'm at university so I don't really want to have my G&L (my main bass, and pride and joy) sitting around my flat with the potential of something terrible happening to it so the Squier will be the bass I have to noodle around on. I've never really been happy with the tone I've got from the Vista tone pickup and I've heard good things about putting Dimarzio pickups in their place, specifically the Fast Track 2 [url="http://www.dimarzio.com/pickups/strat/hum-canceling-strat/fast-track-2"]http://www.dimarzio....at/fast-track-2[/url] but they seem a bit harder to come by. I was also looking at the BC-2 [url="http://www.dimarzio.com/pickups/strat/hum-canceling-strat/dimarzio-bc-2"]http://www.dimarzio....t/dimarzio-bc-2[/url] which has very similar output and Bass, Mid and Treble stats as the Fast Track 2. Would this work the same since it has similar balances? Or does anyone have any other recommendations for other replacements? Or would it be recommended to get the stock pickup to get rewound? Cheers!
  10. [quote name='Emanew' timestamp='1386628145' post='2302504'] Did you check the WD music UK' site or the US site ? [/quote] Nailed it . For some reason I seemed to miss it on the UK site. Thanks!
  11. Only place I've seen black anodized pickguards is on WD music and the shipping is the same as the pickguard itself! Any know where to get one in UK? Or anyone that could make one for me? Cheers guys!
  12. [quote name='White Cloud' timestamp='1386599436' post='2301964'] I did the same thing to a Tokai "Hard Puncher" P bass back in 1991 and it worked a treat. The bass is long gone however I currently own a BB714S and it is a top notch alternative to the Attitude (I had one of those too a few years ago).. [/quote] Ah cool! Did you have a jazz pickup too? Or just the woofer and P pickup in stereo?
  13. Hello everyone So I have plan that may or may not work. I've always been a fan of Billy Sheehan's tone and while the most obvious way to get this tone is to go out and buy a Yamaha Attitude I played one a few years ago and it wasn't for me. I picked up a Squier P Bass body from eBay for £20 delivered so the plan is: Dimarzio Will Power or Model One in the neck position Dimarzio Will Power in the middle Then maybe a Jazz Pickup at the bridge (might not be feasible though) Not sure how the pickup selection process would go with 3 pickups without wiring it stereo.... I know this would require a lot of routing and I probably wouldn't do that myself but we'll see how it goes Any advice will be welcome along the way as this is my first full project! Cheers guys
  14. [quote name='maxlbrown' timestamp='1386367846' post='2299493'] SO basically your keeping just the body. Prob better selling it and buying a new one. Wd parts necks are nice and so are Allparts ones and little less than the Warmoth ones. but your still speaking of 150 quid or more. [/quote] Yeah it was just because I like the green colour of the bass but I have just found an old Squier body with P & J rear routing on eBay near me so why not try a refinish as well! Ideally looking for a flamed maple neck but we'll see how it goes price wise.
  15. [color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Hi everyone[/font][/color] [color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]I've got a Squier P Bass Special (a P Bass with a Jazz pickup at the bridge and a Jazz neck) in the house and while it's a great little bass to have I've decided to give it a wee upgrade, new electronics, bridge and probably new tuners, (ok so it's basically an overhaul).[/font][/color] [color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Just wondering what people think the best replacement necks are for Fender/Squier basses? Are Warmoth ones really worth the money?[/font][/color] [color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Cheers guys![/font][/color] [color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Mikey [/font][/color]
  16. Hi everyone I've got a Squier P Bass Special (a P Bass with a Jazz pickup at the bridge and a Jazz neck) in the house and while it's a great little bass to have I've decided to give it a wee upgrade, new electronics, bridge and probably new tuners, (ok so it's basically an overhaul). Just wondering what people think the best replacement necks are for Fender/Squier basses? Are Warmoth ones really worth the money? Cheers guys! Mikey
  17. Hi one and all I want to change the pickup in my Squier Musicmaster. Currently it has one of the small vista tone single coils and I was planning on putting something with a bit more oomph. I've been reading a lot about Darkstar pickups but they appear to more rare than hens teeth so that's out the window. Ideally I'm looking for a BIG single coil or humbucker to put in there. Possibly a Dimarzio model one or willpower? I play a mixture of styles but I want this one to have a bit of old school grit about its tone Any input on this would be great
  18. Hi everyone I was meant to be joining a three piece band with a guy called Jamie Harper who is a well respected musician in the area but sadly my situation has changed and I can longer make the commitment. A replacement is needed ASAP. He's looking to do gigs most weekends in and around Central Scotland. We were looking to do a mix of covers and some of Jamie's own tunes, give his stuff a listen here [url="http://www.jamieharper.moonfruit.com/"]http://www.jamieharper.moonfruit.com/[/url] If you want any more info get in touch and I'll put you through to the man himself! Thanks for looking Michael
  19. Hi there Any chance you would sell the 4B on its own? How much would you want for it??
  20. Hey mate Just wondering if this cab is still around?? Cheers
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