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[quote name='neepheid' timestamp='1453674422' post='2961746']
Hmm, bit of a gap between me and the next person - no other helpful BCers in Scotland?
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I'm further south than you (7 miles!!) so hopefully that fills the gap a little. :D

I've done bass set-ups, pickup and preamp changes, wiring repairs and changes such as adding coil split switching, shielding, battery box routing (eek!) etc. I will try and help fellow chatters where I can.

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Based on the South Coast too at Poole Dorset. Often in Bournemouth, Southampton, Romsey and Winchester areas. Will do basic setup and any electrics/electronics. Including action, intonation, pickup replacement, preamp design and/or installation, pots, caps Jack sockets and general wiring.

Custom instrument cables and speaker/speakon leads.

Still learning fretwork and finishing so can't do that at the moment.

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Put me down for Portsmouth. Been doing set-ups, basic repairs, mods and refinishes for a few years now.


EDIT - The Hampshire Portsmouth, not the other one.

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Me. Wirral. Would love to live in North Hants. :)

Also teaching and teching. Last client was Steve Harley

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[quote name='steve-soar' timestamp='1454536788' post='2970715']
Me. Wirral. Would love to live in North Hants. :)

Also teaching and teching. Last client was Steve Harley
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Corrected... Steve Harley, like as in Cockney Rebel!?

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I'll chuck my hat in the ring.... I'm in Leeds. I can handle most common set up and mod jobs, except the really advanced/awkward stuff and refinishes, and if I can't do it I know exactly where to refer folks to. 😀
Oh and I have a good selection of teas!

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Many thanks to all those who've added their names to the list so far.

Don't forget though guys; this is an online community. While meeting up is great, don't forget to post about it in the forum and promote discussion online first.

No Mod has said anything to me about this, but I don't want this to stop discussions in the repairs forum. If we did my personal fav section of Basschat would go.

Thanks again guys.

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[quote name='Twigman' timestamp='1453660890' post='2961524']
Me

setups and wiring soldering and pickup replacement

No fretwork or woodwork though

Dunstable Beds
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Very useful to know Ian, seeing as I`m very inept at anything electrical.

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How did I miss this?
Soldering, pickups, setups, help with building anything Fender-style.

Dartmoor/SW Devon/SE Cornwall

Den

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[quote name='Telebass' timestamp='1455867593' post='2983028']
How did I miss this?
Soldering, pickups, setups, help with building anything Fender-style.

Dartmoor/SW Devon/SE Cornwall

Den
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Search me, Den. :D

You're now on the list. Thanks for offering

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As long as it isn't a really complex rewire or new fretboard then if you're in Northampton I am happy to help

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I'm based in Edinburgh, and I'm happy to help with set ups and wiring. I don't have the tools for fret dressing, refrets or structural repairs but happy to help with pretty much anything else.

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I'm in Crawley. Happy to help with electrics or setup work. Basic setup work on double basses too

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Great thread!

Sadly, I don't have any technical/craftsman skills to offer I'm afraid, but it's good to know that so many fellow Basschatters do, and are willing to help. :)

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[quote name='silverfoxnik' timestamp='1458506352' post='3008201']
Great thread!

Sadly, I don't have any technical/craftsman skills to offer I'm afraid, but it's good to know that so many fellow Basschatters do, and are willing to help. :)
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Thanks. I just checked the list and added Neilp. I think that's everyone, so far.

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[quote name='Lysdexia' timestamp='1461287524' post='3033393']
Anyone offering help in and around Glasgow?

I need it :blink:
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EmmettC is in Edinburgh. What problem are you having?

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Great thread!

Happy to help anyone with setups, soldering, repairs and a cup of tea in Argyll.

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[quote name='Grangur' timestamp='1461305259' post='3033418']
EmmettC is in Edinburgh. What problem are you having?
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Sorry for the delay in responding - I have a Yamaha Attitude that buzzes/dead notes from about the 15th fret upwards. It also has an action that gymnasts could do their party pieces on.

I also have a Fender Jazz std that I just don't use because it's so difficult to play due to poor setup.

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[quote name='rmcki' timestamp='1461983982' post='3039362']
Great thread!

Happy to help anyone with setups, soldering, repairs and a cup of tea in Argyll.
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I've sent you a message as I'm in Argyll, too. :)

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Happy to help out with wiring and basic setups in Edinburgh. I would happily walk somebody through issues and steps taken to fix them.

Not keen to work on active instruments and do fretwork. I do my own fret levelling, crowning and polishing, but I wouldn't want to do that to somebody else's instrument.

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I can help with set-ups, fret/ fingerboard work, and basic electronic issues.

I'm located in the Highlands (right up the top, on the north coast)

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