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dezb1
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 3:27 am    Post subject: bought a shortscale bass but... Reply with quote

Was half asleep when I bought it, it arrived today with one small problem its left handed!

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 3:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lol oops! Going to exchange it or flip the nut? Or was that a joke and you're really left handed?

Looks nice in any case, violin basses are fun
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 3:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No joke I'm not left handed, can't get a refund as it was sold cheaply as a second. Considering flipping the nut however the bridge doesn't seem to be adjustable (unless I'm missing something) so I'd need a new bridge as well.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 4:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hope a decent bridge replacement of sorts will be enough to correct the bigger issues.

I imagine rotating the bridge a full 45˚ in order to intonate correctly would look rather silly, not to mention create issues with the body top radius.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the saddles pop out of the slots in the bridge.
Pop them out, put them back in where they need to be.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bridge might not be secured. Take the strings off and it will possibly just fall off. Turn it round. Hurrah.

Otherwise, yeah, pop the little saddles out and move them where they need to be.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think Eric is bang on the money, it looks like there's a slip of plastic under the bridge to stop it scuffing the finish if it moves in transit.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In the meantime, full McCartney tribute I guess!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 1:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ekwatts wrote:
Bridge might not be secured. Take the strings off and it will possibly just fall off. Turn it round. Hurrah.

Otherwise, yeah, pop the little saddles out and move them where they need to be.


Turning the bridge will put the saddles in the same position, but on closer inspection I think addam is right the saddles pop out and can be reseated. Will need a new nut as the one that's on it has a significant slope on the other side so it wont sit flush against the fret board when turned. Does sound nice and thumpy, so will be worth a bit of fettling... NO MACCA tribute can't stand the man.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Half asleep", suuuuuuuuure...
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doog wrote:
"Half asleep", suuuuuuuuure...


Teetotal my good man, my body is a temple...
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh and this 5mm x 3mm chip is what made it a second 35, and my TIRED brain couldn't resist...

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is hilarious.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awstin wrote:
This is hilarious.



Why thankyou... My wife thinks it's rather funny too.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

New nut ordered... Reverse Kurtz bass is a go.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

if none of these suggestions work...

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I'd need to find some other idiot in the same predicament, to do the full Garth Brooks.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i say just go up on stage while somebody's playing, challenge them to a duel. eff some garth.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 8:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dezb1 wrote:
Doog wrote:
"Half asleep", suuuuuuuuure...


Teetotal my good man, my body is a temple...



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 12:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

[revised] Teetotal and drug free my good man, my body is a temple...
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