Wampler Faux Tape Echo v2 Delay - £175
Compact, full featured tape delay emulator which sounds glorious on bass! Great alternative to the Strymon El Capistan. Analog dry through, with digital repeats layered on top. True bypass. Can be 9V battery powered, and current draw is low (<50ma).
Mint condition. Comes with box, manual and even it's own little dustbag!
Link to full details here.
Barn 3 OX9 for Eventide H9 - £90
The official footswitch adapter, opens up a world of possibilities!
Good condition, comes with original box
Tap Switch for Source Audio pedals - £25
Tap switch built by yours truly to Source Audio specs. Built into a Hammond 1590a enclosure using the highest quality parts available. Works perfectly and it is a very handy addition indeed!
NB this is specifically for Source Audio pedals - connects into the control port using the TRRS cable (included).
Expression pedal - £35
Expression pedal built by yours truly. This has a range control knob on the side, which you can use to limit the sweep at the toe end. Inspired by the Moog EP-3 which also has this feature.
Uses an official Dunlop expression pot, rated to 1million cycles and Switchcraft TRS jack.
10k-ohm linear, TRS, "tip hot".
I can change the setup to "ring hot", or move the range control to the heel end if you like, just DM me.
Harley Benton Solderless Patch Cable Kit - £20 - BRAND NEW - 2 available
Two of these patch kits up for grabs! Each kit has 10 plugs, i.e. enough for 5 cables. See this guy's glowing review of these cables. Amazing bang for buck.
NB They are exactly the same as the Ibanez Mini Link series which are MUCH more expensive! And the Ibanez ones come up in pretty much the top spot in this guy's fairly scientific review...!
SOLD Line6 DC3H power supply for Helix, HX Stomp etc - £20 - NEW
SOLD Rockboard flat Midi cables - £10 for the lot
SOLD Fender Micro DI + cabsim - £40
SOLD Digitech Jamman Express XT Stereo looper - £65
I work on rotation abroad - backwards and forwards to Africa every 4 weeks, I am a beginner and don't want to take my 'good' bass to work and back every 4 weeks on a plane.
My plan is to get a cheapy that I can practice on whilst away and (provided it survives the journey) leave it there, so I have been looking at Harley Benton basses, trying to decide whether I should get the JB-20 or push the boat out for the JB-75 (they seem to have stopped making the 4 string MB-4 stingray copy which I also fancied). I like the other HB cheap basses (PB, PJ) but am worried about the thicker necks making them more difficult to play.
I had originally thought I could pick up something beaten-up but still functional second hand, but to honest locally they are all more expensive than a new HB! Additionally I am a noob so I don't really know what I am doing and am quite likely to buy something horrible.
Currently working from home but might get remobilised in May / June so need something by then.
Only criteria is :
Good learner instrument
Will have a chance of surviving the journey
Style isn't super important
I am a competent(ish) solderer and have some electronics / DIY experience but would prefer to buy rather than build.
What do you guys think I should get, any recommendations?
Not exactly NBD since I had it for a couple of weeks now or so.
This is the black satin 'stealth' finish. They seemed to be on the light weight side, and mine didn't disappoint at 8.6 lbs.
The set up was poor to start, far too much relief and very high saddles, but a few minutes spent reducing the neck curvature and adjusting the saddles brought it to a very comfortable action. The nut slots are well contoured but a bit too high, which makes me think that somebody tried to adjust the action by playing with the truss rod and saddles, failing, and then going the other way... I haven't adjusted the nut yet because it plays well enough already, but I'll have to do that to make the top positions a bit more comfy to play.
I really like it. The neck is wider than a SR5 (so the G string doesn't fall off! ) but not excessively chunky. I find it quite comfortable. Not as nice as the Lakland 5502, but still very comfortable. The narrower string spacing (compared to my 4 strings) and the additional string means I was a little clumsy to start, but I've been playing this bass exclussively since I got it and I'm getting there now.
In fact, I'm starting to really like this 5 string thing.
I owned 5 string basses before but I never really got along with any. The closest ones were the Lakland 5502 and the old made in USA EBMM SUB 5. The Lakland had the wider string spacing that I prefer, but I didn't get the Stingray-like sound I prefer. The SUB5 had the sound, but I felt the neck was a bit too narrow and it was a very heavy bass. A Squier Jazz V came and went too, and over the years so did a Peavey Millenium, a Washburn Bantam (that one was pretty good too), a Crafter something or another, a G&L L2500, and maybe something else too. Nothing really stuck. And here comes the Harley Benton. I didn't need a new bass, certainly not a 5-string (by now I had accepted 5 strings are not for me and I no longer wanted to own one)... but these satin black ones looked so good, were so cheap, and the reviews were so positive... that it tempted me. Before I pressed the button, my girlfriend went and ordered one for me, just before they sold out in November.
If I had to give it a one word review it would be 'wow'.
This is a very decent bass, regardless of price, but when you consider the price... yeah, wow.
It has that Stingray vibe and the passive electronics are just fine. Sure, not as versatile as having an onboard preamp, but I actually love passive tone controls, so I'm happy with it as it is.
For some reason this bass feels and sounds nicer than any of my previous 5 string basses, and because of that playing it exclusively for the past 2 weeks was not a chore. Yeah, it was frustrating at first, but as I adjust to the different layout it becomes more fun... and I feel like something clicked. I'm enjoying immensely how I can move across strings and reduce the movement up/down the neck that way. I don't use the additional lower notes that much, but I use a lot of the notes I would often play on the E string on the B string now, just moving across with fewer jumps to different hand positions on the neck which also means I look at the neck a lot less. And having the option to play those notes between the low E and A on the E string for more definition or on the B string for additional girth is really useful too.
This may be the bass that makes me finally 'get' 5 string basses. How much does it cost? Crazy. I would have paid quite a bit more for a bass that I can enjoy as much as this one.
The pickguard will be replaced 'though. Not a fan of tortoiseshell, I think it's screaming for a black one.
Hi guys! Last bass cover of the series dedicated to the new Harley Benton MB-4 in satin black color: for this last video I chose one of the most technically fun and energetic songs of RHCP to play with the bass. A very fast and energetic slap bassline by Flea for the occasion played using the humbucker in the direction of the bridge. Enjoy!