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Groatsworth

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Hi all,

I've been drawing pearls of wisdom from this forum for years - it's informed many purchases and enduced some nasty bouts of gas. I'm finally taking the plunge and making myself known.

I played some terrible prog rock as a teen, cheesy indie in my early twenties but have more recently been playing trumpet in a brass band.

I'd love to gig on bass again - ideally in a funk band. Watch this space.

Now I've introduced myself, I'm off to the post office to collect a new-to-me Yamaha BB425.

Groatsworth

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Welcome and happy NBD Groatsworth.

(You probably already know that NBD (New Bass Day) posts are required to carry images of the new acquisition else we send 'round the Spanish Inquisition.)

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Thanks! I wasn't able to collect it yesterday in the end. But today is the day!

I'll see what I can do re: photos - no need to heat up the pokers or oil the rack yet.

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As promised: NBD!

I love the bridge pick up! It's an absolute beast! Was initially overpowering the P which was completely unexpected, but after tweaking pick up height they seem nicely balanced.

I'm new to 5 strings, it needed a fair bit of setting up (still does), there are some sharp fret ends above the 12th, and the strings are beautifully gunked up with some other guy's skin, but...with a bit of love, I think it could be a thing of beauty.

And of course, the picture:

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Love the Warwick Dolphin in your Avatar...the only Warwick I have any affinity with....

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6 hours ago, TheGreek said:

Love the Warwick Dolphin in your Avatar...

It's an amazing instrument - it was my main bass for nearly a decade. In the last year it hasn't had the attention it deserves though. I'm just feeling more of a connection with my precision.

I'm becoming more traditional in my old age and coming close to selling the Dolphin. I worry I'd miss it though - I have a lot of good memories.

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