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4 minutes ago, hooky_lowdown said:

Not unless you have a bespoke one made for you. You can get 51 specific pickup cover though!

Just instinctively resting my thump on the edge of that bobbin. I might just reposition the pull bar over it 

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4 hours ago, Quilly said:

Just instinctively resting my thump on the edge of that bobbin. I might just reposition the pull bar over it 

Here's a link to a 3D printed cover I had produced by a very clever BassChatter.

 

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Well , after paying a local luthier an additional €40 to dress the frets ends and set it up it now plays amazingly and sounds great . Really hot pickup on this thing !

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On 17/09/2019 at 11:21, police squad said:

his main is a 57.

I had the Sting signature for a while and it sort of purred. Ash body, maple board. Nice bass but then I had a replica made of his 57. Alder body, more thump but lovely

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That looks fabulous, where did you get it made? Limelight?.

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I have had 3 original 54-56 p basses and preferred them over the 58 and 59 gold guard blonde neck p basses,although a real banged up 59p gold guard slab board I had was a corker best sounding p bass I have ever played ,it really did look like shite 🙈

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Just now, hooky_lowdown said:

Damn you, now I'm heavily gassing for a 51. 😍

Thanks for the HB tip btw. I'm still looking for reasons why this bass is only €109 🤔 Apart from a fret finishing (which only cost me €40) its a fantastic bass given its cost. The neck feels fantastic. A really beefy maple neck with a lovely satin finish.     

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2 minutes ago, Quilly said:

Thanks for the HB tip btw. I'm still looking for reasons why this bass is only €109 🤔 Apart from a fret finishing (which only cost me €40) its a fantastic bass given its cost. The neck feels fantastic. A really beefy maple neck with a lovely satin finish.     

You're welcome. Yup, these are excellent basses for the money. They can be easily modified should you feel like it, but the stock Roswell pickup is more than decent imho.

I also like a beefy neck. 👍

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2 minutes ago, hooky_lowdown said:

You're welcome. Yup, these are excellent basses for the money. They can be easily modified should you feel like it, but the stock Roswell pickup is more than decent imho.

I also like a beefy neck. 👍

The only further mod I think i'll do is install a thumb-rest, maybe one of those zero mod perspex ones, and I ditched the pickguard, the finish under was perfect. I suspect its a sunburst is a transfer or something but it looks great. 

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On 25/11/2019 at 10:47, hooky_lowdown said:

@Quilly if you want to make your neck play like butter, this video will show you, it's cheap and easy to do yourself.

 

Literally all I had done to it, a fret polish and dress, €40 in all. So final tally is €150 and it plays like a dream, the neck is Fantastic on this thing. I’ve had several fender USA class Basses and seriously this HB bass Really is amazing value for money. Probably on a par with MiM standard fenders. I suspect the tone and vol pots might give trouble but so far there’s no sign of this happening. 

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On 24/11/2019 at 22:42, Linus27 said:

That looks fabulous, where did you get it made? Limelight?.

I havent seen a Limelight in a 51 shape. I wonder if Mark can do one if asked? 🤔

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2 hours ago, Quilly said:

I suspect the tone and vol pots might give trouble but so far there’s no sign of this happening. 

5 and 1/2 year down the line my PB-50 still has same pots,same tuners,same bridge. No crackily jack socket either.

Now that I think about if,has the same strap buttons too 🙂

 

I'm not for a moment suggesting it's the best hardware ever to grace a bass guitar but if you're not constantly fiddling about with it there's little can go wonky.

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I recently put this together, my modern take on a '54P - first gig on Saturday night there, sounds maaaaaasive...!

 

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On ‎25‎/‎11‎/‎2019 at 10:25, hooky_lowdown said:

Damn you, now I'm heavily gassing for a 51. 😍

Same, just gonna keep my eyes open for a Jap re-issue.

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On 17/09/2019 at 13:08, kodiakblair said:

My favourite style of bass, I really should sell all the others. A couple have hum-cancelling singles. Most also have 2 saddle bridges. 

Have to say the reissues from Japan are excellent. 

Careful now! Flooding the market with that many Peaveys simultaneously could destabilise the economy.

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10 minutes ago, Meddle said:

Careful now! Flooding the market with that many Peaveys simultaneously could destabilise the economy.

A fact I'm only too aware of 🙂

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Hi Folks

I'm selling my Harley Benton '51 P Bass on the for sale section, just not getting enough use of of my bass. Its a great playing and sounding bass I'm just not crazy about the pick up position. The frets were dressed etc.

 

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