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Just now, Al Krow said:

 

Hehe - it's not physically poss to keep up witj your immense BB flow! 

I think my caveat wording has it generally covered (no?) and we can do an annual update on 1 Jan each year going forward, just for you. 😁

Start a spreadsheet - see “for all the basses I have loved” thread.

 

I don’t think I’ve updated that 😂

 

good Lord I’m such a balloon.

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1 minute ago, AndyTravis said:

Start a spreadsheet - see “for all the basses I have loved” thread.

 

I don’t think I’ve updated that 😂

 

good Lord I’m such a balloon.

I did have a look at that recently and perhaps the most "liked" post ever (or getting on for it)? But already desperately out of date...

 

Now if you can't keep your own posts up to date, what chance have the rest of us?! 😁

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3 minutes ago, Al Krow said:

I did have a look at that recently and perhaps the most "liked" post ever (or getting on for it)? But already desperately out of date...

 

Now if you can't keep your own posts up to date, what chance have the rest of us?! 😁

Mrs Travis always seems to notice.

 

”you need bloody help you, why don’t you marry Yamaha and have done with it…”

 

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1 hour ago, Maude said:

 

I think I'd like to try an SBV first before I committed to see what the neck dive is like. I don't overly worry about such things normally, but with a very short top horn and a very long neck/headstock it might be more of a quirky bass to own, rather than the true gigging machine that the BB is. 

 

Super cool looking though. 

 

I had one for a while, but didn't really bond with it. There was no noticeable neck dive with a Comfort Strapp and it played OK, but the pickups were a bit meh and I didn't really like the sound. In the early days of Basschat there was a guy called Paul_C or something like that who had a collection of about 20 of the things.

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58 minutes ago, AndyTravis said:

Mrs Travis always seems to notice.

 

”you need bloody help you, why don’t you marry Yamaha and have done with it…”

 

Surely she prefers the cost savings of you marrying Yamaha compared to your previous ménage à trois with Yamaha and your pal Roger?

 


 

 

 

(Sadowsky for those not on first name terms)

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1 minute ago, LukeFRC said:

Surely she prefers the cost savings of you marrying Yamaha compared to your previous ménage à trois with Yamaha and your pal Roger?

 


 

 

 

(Sadowsky for those not on first name terms)

She never forgave me for the white jazz, or the sting CS. The only two basses she ever mentions.

 

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20 minutes ago, pete.young said:

but the pickups were a bit meh and I didn't really like the sound.

 

Thank you...you just talked me out of GAS-ing for the blue one on Gumtree.

 

Apologies for posting this though - I know I'm not the only person who struggles with GAS.

 

https://www.gumtree.com/p/guitar-instrument/yamaha-bex-4-blue-bass-guitar/1411307917

 

 

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2 minutes ago, TheGreek said:

 

Thank you...you just talked me out of GAS-ing for the blue one on Gumtree.

 

Apologies for posting this though - I know I'm not the only person who struggles with GAS.

 

https://www.gumtree.com/p/guitar-instrument/yamaha-bex-4-blue-bass-guitar/1411307917

 

 

£950?

Think seller has been sniffing glue…

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7 minutes ago, AndyTravis said:

She never forgave me for the white jazz, or the sting CS. The only two basses she ever mentions.

 

She said the Sting 55 was the coolest bass she’s ever seen.A377C541-2D66-4AD8-B7F8-BF297250D4CE.thumb.jpeg.38014978928a5c2da404526d37993350.jpeg

Are you already in the queue if @marleaux62ever wants to sells his Bravewood version?

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Just now, LukeFRC said:

Are you already in the queue if @marleaux62ever wants to sells his Bravewood version?

I hope so. She’d let me have the money for that too.

 

showed her an 84 Wal the other day -

 

“if one comes up at £5000 when you’re turning 40, I’ll sort it.”

 

”if it’s more than 5k?”

 

”Within a grand or so”

 

cor blimey…

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1 minute ago, AndyTravis said:

I hope so. She’d let me have the money for that too.

 

showed her an 84 Wal the other day -

 

“if one comes up at £5000 when you’re turning 40, I’ll sort it.”

 

”if it’s more than 5k?”

 

”Within a grand or so”

 

cor blimey…

Wasn’t there one on here or Facebook last week for about that? (I made a joke to my Mrs that I was buying it) 

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That blue BEX is a bit steep isnt it!? 

 

They've seen the ludicrously overpriced ones from Japan on ebay and thought we'll have some of that. 

 

Oh yeah, and don't go blaming me for your BEX lust on your for sale thread @AndyTravis 😁

 

 

 

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4 minutes ago, AndyTravis said:

I hope so. She’d let me have the money for that too.

 

showed her an 84 Wal the other day -

 

“if one comes up at £5000 when you’re turning 40, I’ll sort it.”

 

”if it’s more than 5k?”

 

”Within a grand or so”

 

cor blimey…

And she wonders why you haven't married Yamaha?! 😄 😄 

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1 hour ago, AndyTravis said:

I hope so. She’d let me have the money for that too.

 

showed her an 84 Wal the other day -

 

“if one comes up at £5000 when you’re turning 40, I’ll sort it.”

 

”if it’s more than 5k?”

 

”Within a grand or so”

 

cor blimey…

Mrs Travis is a rare woman!

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On 27/03/2021 at 19:47, Al Krow said:

PS if you've got a BB 434 (pics please!) I'm guessing you won't find very much difference tonally to the 1024 so I personally wouldn't look to get both. In the same way my having a 1025 means I've not really been tempted to get a 435. But I think you have both a 434 and 1024 now? So you'll be able to share your thoughts on that.

I've posted a fair bit on my thoughts about the 735A vs the 1025 vs P35, so I think I've said my bit on that score! @javi_bassist is loving his 734A and 735A 

Many months later, but I really got into my 434 and finally took a nice shot of it. I've got a gig on Sat and I think she's going to be my main. 

I also bought a black sparkle BB1100s which was a rash decision mourning the loss of the BBP34. It is nice but still too heavy. 

I'm trying VERY hard to resist the BBP34 in the Marketplace... 

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8 minutes ago, yourfurryfiend said:

Many months later, but I really got into my 434 and finally took a nice shot of it. I've got a gig on Sat and I think she's going to be my main. 

I also bought a black sparkle BB1100s which was a rash decision mourning the loss of the BBP34. It is nice but still too heavy. 

I'm trying VERY hard to resist the BBP34 in the Marketplace... 

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Still tempted by a teal one of these…

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If you remeber ..I put off the pu rings of the 1000ma ...they are gold now...will be on their way to me tomorrow 🙂 
Still waiting for the gold bridge..it will come from the UK...we will see how customs work these days...

And because it is a boring sunday I fiddled arround with some basses and played the 1000ma in P style mode because the J-pu falls in to the body cause it is fixed with the pu ring usualy...the P sytle pu works cause the ring is only optics...

 

So as usual..Yamaha bass, cable, SDRUM pedal for the beat and a yyz for some sound...smartphone in front of a little HD20 Hartke combo. That's it. And just some weird riff that I figured out in 5 minutes. So nothing fancy. 
 

BB1000ma P style mode

 

 

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@gobasserk sounds great! I do really enjoy your noodlings!

 

If you fancy recording that clip without the Tech 21 YYZ pedal for comparison - it would be good hear how much of the sound is the Yammy and how much the pedal?

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