Hi, I'm Mike from Stockport in Greater Manchester. I've been playing bass since I was 18 and I've played in a few amateur bands over the years. I now play in Blind Tiger, a covers band based in South Manchester. I also write my own songs and would love to get one published one day! https://soundcloud.com/user-778056209/sets/running-up-a-waterfall
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Mostly a guitarist sneaking in by virtue of sometimes being confused with someone who can actually play bass. In fact, sometimes confused with someone who can actually play guitar, but that's a whole other story for a different forum
Bass gear is minimal at present: a much abused and badly setup Peavey Milestone III bought off a friend who never used it, purely because of the whole "Hey can you play bass this week?" scenario that kept cropping up. And a pre-amp pedal for recording direct to DAW. That's it.
Half-heartedly looking for something a bit better (P-type, or a Yamaha/Ibanez low budget thing with jazz & split-coil pickups) but not massively seriously. One day. One day.
Hi, I bought my bass about two months ago, a squier jazz, and have steadily been trying to learn stuff by the likes of queen, def leppard, bon jovi, guns n roses and other 80s rock bands with mixed success. Possibly a little old for starting out as I am in my 40s, but I am really enjoying learning.p
So i recently acquired a Yamaha RBX765a 5 stringer, however when it arrived I noticed that the neck had a substantial bow in it. No big deal i thought, I've a little bit of experience with setting my own basses over the years, so i broke out the Allen keys and started adjusting the truss rod. I found the rod itself stiff but it did turn, however no matter how much i turn the rod in either direction there was no noticeable difference. this has lead me to believe that the truss rod has possibly snapped. on further investigation I have found the the neck has a noticeable twist at the head-stock end. As it stands the bass is unplayable. the question I have now, is the neck fixable? if so, how would I go about doing so, or should i look to have a new neck made.
Any advice, feedback or help would be greatly appreciated.