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by bassbass
16 Jul 2018, 18:18
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Who uses scrapers?
Replies: 6
Views: 111

Re: Who uses scrapers?

My main cabinet scraper is approx 150mm by 80mm. I have a couple of others- convex, concave, french curves etc, but this is the one I use most. In fact, I'd say it's my favourite woodworking tool. So simple yet so effective. I would definitely encourage you to learn how to prepare the edges and use ...
by bassbass
10 Jul 2018, 15:09
Forum: Amps, Preamps, Cabs - Classifieds
Topic: Sold.
Replies: 8
Views: 640

Re: Sold.

Sold.

Cheers.
by bassbass
09 Jul 2018, 22:16
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: are nut slot hieights misunderstood?
Replies: 16
Views: 258

Re: are nut slot hieights misunderstood?

Yeah most factory stuff is on the high side, and with low and mid-priced stuff, the angles are also often a bit dodgy. But yeah, they have to put the guitar on the wall in a shop and have it play ok with all sorts of players. Especially all those guys that pick it up and slap the crap out of it in t...
by bassbass
08 Jul 2018, 19:59
Forum: Electronics
Topic: It's all just circuits
Replies: 19
Views: 370

Re: It's all just circuits

It's all just circuits Behind my circuits is close to 30 years of playing gigs on bass, recording, touring, winding pickups, making and trying out countless preamp ideas, effects, amps, pa, hifi etc. So I have to respectfully disagree. A circuit may look simple, but like playing basslines, it's oft...
by bassbass
03 Jul 2018, 11:02
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Rewinding a Stingray Pickup.
Replies: 17
Views: 343

Re: Rewinding a Stingray Pickup.

Thanks again for the encouraging words, guys. Let me know if there's any mods or other topics you'd like to see in my future videos.

Rob.
by bassbass
28 Jun 2018, 22:31
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Rewinding a Stingray Pickup.
Replies: 17
Views: 343

Re: Rewinding a Stingray Pickup.

takes a lot more time than most people think Ha. Yeah that's for sure. But the more you do it, the more you streamline the process. But yeah, I saw an interview with the mighty car mods guys, and they spend far more time (10 times more!) editing than they do actually working on their project cars.
by bassbass
28 Jun 2018, 22:26
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Rewinding a Stingray Pickup.
Replies: 17
Views: 343

Re: Rewinding a Stingray Pickup.

Thanks guys. Got more in the pipeline. Trying to focus on DIY approaches with simple hand tools. It's a great time to get cheap basses and just have a go. The videos are time consuming, but I like to edit them, because so much how-to stuff on YT is well-intentioned, but pretty waffly and not edited ...
by bassbass
28 Jun 2018, 11:40
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Rewinding a Stingray Pickup.
Replies: 17
Views: 343

Rewinding a Stingray Pickup.

Hi guys. Here's the new video for my fledgling YT channel. In this I tear apart and rewind a cheap Stingray pickup. I also created a track with sounds entirely made by the finished pickup. I hope you enjoy. I also hope to inspire some of you to have a go at this stuff as well... https://www.youtube....
by bassbass
25 Jun 2018, 14:52
Forum: Amps, Preamps, Cabs - Classifieds
Topic: Sold.
Replies: 8
Views: 640

Re: FS: 1976 Fender Bassman. VGC.

matching 4 x 12 Cool. These amps have always been popular with guitarists of course. But I think bassists of my age tend to recall these old amps with a warm, fuzzy mid rangey tone. But that is really from the old cabs of the 70's and 80's. An amp like this with a modern bass speaker box is bright,...
by bassbass
18 Jun 2018, 23:31
Forum: Amps, Preamps, Cabs - Classifieds
Topic: Sold.
Replies: 8
Views: 640

Re: FS: 1976 Fender Bassman. VGC.

I bought this from an elderly gentleman in a country town when I was on tour quite a few years ago. He was a lovely bloke with a home studio set up and all sorts of interesting (but dusty) music gear. I got the feeling this (and a lot of his gear) had barely been used in 20, maybe 30 years! Then whe...
by bassbass
17 Jun 2018, 14:22
Forum: Amps, Preamps, Cabs - Classifieds
Topic: Sold.
Replies: 8
Views: 640

Re: FS: 1976 Fender Bassman. VGC.

Bump. Plus... At the request of a potential buyer, I removed the cap cover this morning and found that one of the filter caps has been replaced at some stage. So I've reworded the ad. Apologies. An honest mistake. But, this is still very close to original and it is a really beautiful amp. Cheers.
by bassbass
04 Jun 2018, 17:23
Forum: Amps, Preamps, Cabs - Classifieds
Topic: Sold.
Replies: 8
Views: 640

Sold.

Hi everyone. Sad to sell this, but I have to I'm afraid. Excellent Condition. Works perfectly. No hum, hiss, or scratchy pots. Incredible tone. Very original. Never modified. 6 (of 7) valves are original! (Unheard of for a 42 year old fender.) One filter cap has been replaced, but all other jacks, p...
by bassbass
04 Jun 2018, 16:17
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Mastering the fretboard - not!
Replies: 17
Views: 543

Re: Mastering the fretboard - not!

Hi mate. There's no stress if you are happy with what you do. The more intellectual scales/chords/full fretboard approach is not for everyone. And there's no harm in playing pentatonics. Most of my favourite rock/pop/folk music is heavily based in pentatonics. I play them in riffs and solos all the ...
by bassbass
03 Jun 2018, 22:02
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Mastering the fretboard - not!
Replies: 17
Views: 543

Re: Mastering the fretboard - not!

Hey George, do you read music? If not, then you should learn. Then I'm sure the fretboard will fall into place for you. There are tonnes of exercises you can try like playing two-octave scales and forcing yourself to say/sing the note names etc. But these sort of things are pretty dry. Also play eve...
by bassbass
30 May 2018, 10:37
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Acoustic Bass Set Up...
Replies: 13
Views: 356

Re: Acoustic Bass Set Up...

Thanks for watching guys. And for the kind words. These videos are a learning process for me too. Let's face it, these days, if it isn't on YT, it never happened! But there's so much well-intentioned, but waffly, how-to stuff, so I thought I'd dust off my Adobe Premiere chops and edit things down to...