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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2016 10:04 pm    Post subject: New gig bag day Reply with quote


Oh, look, it had a lump of wood inside.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2016 11:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Had one of those as my first bass. They're quite fun.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2016 11:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sweet!!

(The bass is pretty ok too.)
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2016 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jealous of Freddy's Pelham Blue EB3 he posted on FB though, he got a great deal.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2016 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NickS wrote:
Jealous of Freddy's Pelham Blue EB3 he posted on FB though, he got a great deal.


Her posted it on Facebook but not here... don't we have any rules about that sort of behaviour?

Ps: pretty sure I'll still prefer yours.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2016 4:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice guitar Nick! How neck divey are these?

dezb1 wrote:
NickS wrote:
Jealous of Freddy's Pelham Blue EB3 he posted on FB though, he got a great deal.


Her posted it on Facebook but not here... don't we have any rules about that sort of behaviour?


What a dick.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2016 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He's too busy learning all those Flea basslines so he can get in girls' pants.
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I love how this place is basic as fuck.

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I'm just going to smash it in with a hammer and hope it works. Tone is all in the fingers anyway.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2016 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hey baby how about dat sweet pelham blue bass huh

(This looks lovely, Nick.)
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2016 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's never going to sound like a Rickenbacker, but it's perfect for all those late 60s - 70s Free/Cream/Traffic etc. covers. Being short scale it's easier on my shoulder, I'm less likely to end up with a compressed nerve and my fingers going numb as has happened with the JB copy.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2016 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bacchus wrote:
Nice guitar Nick! How neck divey are these?
Not at all bad, it was one thing I did check in the shop - after sitting down with it for about 15 minutes I asked the guy if he had a strap so I could check how it felt and it was quite acceptable. The short scale helps, I guess. It was a little buzzy under their low ceiling lights, I'll have to check earthing.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2016 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In the real world, or I should say with a different guitar strap, neck dive is more noticeable but manageable. The guy who organises the Sunday night jam at the Plough reckons there is a range of Fender straps designed to cling to your shirt to stop neck dive, but possibly switching to a 3" strap as per the demo in the shop had would help. I have one on the JB copy, so I might try that.

The single pickup definitely limits your sonic possibilities but I will have a play with the Aivin bass EQ pedal and see how useful that is in sculpting the tone. Note; that pedal isn't on Amazon any more, though the guitar version is.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2016 10:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My SS Squier Jaguar bass has neck dive. I bought one of THESE, which helped a lot.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2016 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That may be what he had in mind.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2016 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had a leather strap for a while that was grippy. I found it really uncomfortable, the fact that I couldn't move the guitar around the way I would have liked.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2016 1:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm. Good point.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2016 1:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't found that particular Fender one to be "too grippy" tbh. The backing is a fairly soft/smooth suede. Seems just grippy enough to help with the neck dive but it does not really stick to my clothing and stop me adjusting how the bass sits or anything. YMMV depending on the weight of your bass / the shininess of your jumpsuit.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2016 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovely Bass.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2016 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jump suit? Polyester satin stage shirt, please. Comme ça:
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2016 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing

Was thinking more:


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2016 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing
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