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[quote name='prowla' timestamp='1486921840' post='3235546']
Maybe £50 including a new set of strings and a case...
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And a couple of £20 notes included

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[quote name='Woodinblack' timestamp='1486924226' post='3235586']
And a couple of £20 notes included
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Yeah - that too!

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[quote name='prowla' timestamp='1486921840' post='3235546']

Maybe £50 including a new set of strings and a case...
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Good plan! I honestly think they would be great no-frills thump machines with the right flats. I wouldn't feel too bad about fitting different pickups.

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[quote name='markstuk' timestamp='1486922170' post='3235547']
he wants £52 to ship it :-)
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I didn't do an outright LOL at that, but I did manage a derisory chuckle!

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[quote name='Meddle' timestamp='1486920065' post='3235524']
I wouldn't mind a Kay 20B, but I would be looking to pay about £50 for one and no more.
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My first bass was a Kay - rick-ish shaped, rather than Rick copy I'd say....
I think I paid about £25 for it back in the 80's..... and sold it for about the same
It was truly, utterly dreadful. I'd say they aren't worth £50 even of Monopoly money
Trust me, don't buy one - They'd be firewood but the paint is probably full of nasty toxins

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[quote name='Marc S' timestamp='1487075731' post='3236763']
My first bass was a Kay - rick-ish shaped, rather than Rick copy I'd say....
I think I paid about £25 for it back in the 80's..... and sold it for about the same
It was truly, utterly dreadful. I'd say they aren't worth £50 even of Monopoly money
Trust me, don't buy one - They'd be firewood but the paint is probably full of nasty toxins
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Well, that's a glowing recommendation, isn't it!

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It's worse than that - they're ply (even the necks) and ply is useless as firewood. They can't even do that right.

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On a more positive note, my Diamond 'faker is now a working bass.



Still a couple of bits to do before it's complete.

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That's much more like it - classy Faker, that one. B)

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[quote name='Bassassin' timestamp='1487103385' post='3237191']
That's much more like it - classy Faker, that one. B)
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I've just recorded it - am attempting to upload to YouTube...

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Wahaay I got a video of me noodling around on the 'faker; scuse the scrappiness and the fact I probably murdered a couple of decent tunes, but that's just the way I play and I had no idea what I was going to do when I pressed Record!

[url="https://youtu.be/iQl9Ho-RUls"]https://youtu.be/iQl9Ho-RUls[/url]

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Despite my initial excitement I'm finding I'm not using my Rockinbetter as much as I'd hoped; it's too heavy and the 34" scale is uncomfortable. Shame, as it sounds amazing.
The scale I can probably live with, the weight on my dodgy shoulder for a two hour gig I can't.
Maybe a comfort strap is the answer?

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A comfort strap would be a good idea if you're struggling with the weight.

I have a plain 3" wide strap for mine, works well.

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