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Al Krow

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Seem to be selling out rapidly.  Bass Direct stock has gone and looking like PMTs 5 has gone.  Anyway, order in with PMT so wait and see.  Reading about those who have bought them and gave great reviews has turned my head.  I've always steered away from Signature basses, but I love the aesthetics of this one and it isn't just a straight copy of the 1200s it's got a thing of its own going on.

I'm sure Yamaha will make more based on the apparent demand.

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1 hour ago, Sarlscharisma said:

Seem to be selling out rapidly...

6 minutes ago, Sarlscharisma said:

Ordered an hour ago, and shipping tomorrow.  😃

 

Could these statements possibly be at all connected? 😁

53 minutes ago, Sanshiro said:

I really don't need another 4 string BB but you guys are making it really hard... good thing I'm out of money. 

When you say "another 4 string BB" does that mean you've got already got a couple in your herd? If so, what have you got (obligatory pics required, of course!)?

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4 hours ago, Al Krow said:

Yeah but if you're selling to a global market, London and Manchester are probably the two strongest name recognition brands in the UK? (Maybe followed by Oxford and Cambridge?) And I say that as someone hailing from a Midlands city with double the population of Manchester.

So from a marketing perspective it kinda makes very good sense.

Agree. However, even though I have never met Peter Hook, judging from his interviews and performances,  he does not come across as someone how would care too much about marketing. 

Anyway, to please the marketing men and show some love for Salford (well, indirectly), he could have gone for "Greater Manchester, England" 😁

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I think the new PH bass would of looked better with these knobs on. But I don't think you can get them anymore that's my only  criticism so nothing really. I've been playing  it again today it sounds fantastic in passive or active mode. I think a few of my basses are going to get very dusty.

 

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7 hours ago, Al Krow said:

Yeah but if you're selling to a global market, London and Manchester are probably the two strongest name recognition brands in the UK? (Maybe followed by Oxford and Cambridge?) And I say that as someone hailing from a Midlands city with double the population of Manchester.

So from a marketing perspective it kinda makes very good sense.

Edinburgh, Glasgow, Belfast, York maybe even St Andrews would probably be before any sizeable midlands urban centres... 

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18 minutes ago, LukeFRC said:

Edinburgh, Glasgow, Belfast, York maybe even St Andrews would probably be before any sizeable midlands urban centres... 

And yet heavy metal was born in the foundries of the Midlands!

And some of the world's best chocolate was once made there!

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23 minutes ago, marleaux62 said:

Just darkened the fretboard I think it looks better now it was a little bit light before.

 

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What did you use to do that Mick? I was going to lemon oil mine just because I felt that it needed it but darkening would look good aesthetically.

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3 hours ago, GreeneKing said:

What did you use to do that Mick? I was going to lemon oil mine just because I felt that it needed it but darkening would look good aesthetically.

I use horse riding leather tan to "ebonize" rosewood fretboards

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