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by bassbass
18 Jun 2018, 23:31
Forum: Amps, Preamps, Cabs - Classifieds
Topic: FS: 1976 Fender Bassman. VGC.
Replies: 5
Views: 349

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: FS: 1976 Fender Bassman. VGC.
Replies: 5
Views: 349

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: FS: 1976 Fender Bassman. VGC.
Replies: 5
Views: 349

FS: 1976 Fender Bassman. VGC.

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: 439

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: 439

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: 272

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...
by bassbass
29 May 2018, 11:47
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Acoustic Bass Set Up...
Replies: 13
Views: 272

Acoustic Bass Set Up...

Thought some of you guys would be interested in a video I just posted on YT. I've really fallen for this cheap Cort acoustic bass. I've never owned an acoustic. It's great to have a bass just sitting there ready to play in your living room. I play it every day actually. And lately I've been taking i...
by bassbass
13 May 2018, 13:17
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Maple Fretboard clear coat help
Replies: 8
Views: 288

Re: Maple Fretboard clear coat help

Wow. I'm surprised by this. If this finish is dissolved with metho, well I guess it could only be either some water-based modern finish, or a shellac finish, which is very old fashioned. Or maybe even just a hard wax finish. I'd expect neither of these on a fender neck. And in such a thin applicatio...
by bassbass
26 Mar 2018, 10:18
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Lightweight versatile bass smp
Replies: 5
Views: 367

Re: Lightweight versatile bass smp

If you are in Vic, last week I saw an Ashdown 600W amp head at cashies in Ringwood. I didn't test it so I've no idea if it works properly, but it was about 300 bucks, and Ashdown is well known for its warm tone.
by bassbass
24 Mar 2018, 20:05
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Using a single gang pot for a blend control
Replies: 5
Views: 252

Re: Using a single gang pot for a blend control

If your pickups are passive, it really won't work. If you use active EMGs, then it will kinda work. Try a linear 25k, 50k. You won't get a true single pickup sound, but you should be able to get an ok range of blend. If you make a twin buffer with op amps and connect the single gang linear pot direc...
by bassbass
21 Mar 2018, 18:30
Forum: Electronics
Topic: 20K dual Variable Resistor - centre indent - Resources?
Replies: 25
Views: 653

Re: 20K dual Variable Resistor - centre indent - Resources?

Oh, and be sure to cuut the wire a couple of inches back from the connector so you can re-wire it when the new pre arrives.
by bassbass
21 Mar 2018, 18:28
Forum: Electronics
Topic: 20K dual Variable Resistor - centre indent - Resources?
Replies: 25
Views: 653

Re: 20K dual Variable Resistor - centre indent - Resources?

Good luck man! PCB, especially surface mount boards, can drive you crazy...
by bassbass
21 Mar 2018, 18:24
Forum: Electronics
Topic: 20K dual Variable Resistor - centre indent - Resources?
Replies: 25
Views: 653

Re: 20K dual Variable Resistor - centre indent - Resources?

Yeah that sounds like a circuit board issue. Probably just a dry solder joint or something. Or maybe a dodgy connector from the pickup... If the signal is working from the bridge pickup, it means that the problem must be around the pickup connections or the blend pot and its directly related pcb tra...
by bassbass
20 Mar 2018, 23:18
Forum: Electronics
Topic: 20K dual Variable Resistor - centre indent - Resources?
Replies: 25
Views: 653

Re: 20K dual Variable Resistor - centre indent - Resources?

Bummer.

Hey, what actually was the original problem? I'm not sure you stated this...
by bassbass
20 Mar 2018, 10:54
Forum: Electronics
Topic: 20K dual Variable Resistor - centre indent - Resources?
Replies: 25
Views: 653

Re: 20K dual Variable Resistor - centre indent - Resources?

Sounds like the hot and earth are around the wrong way. In the centre, an MN blend pot has no resistance between the wiper and one outer lug - clockwise for one gang, and anti-clockwise for the other. Trouble is, there's no real standard. The clockwise short could be the top gang, or the bottom, and...