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by bassbass
17 Nov 2017, 09:45
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Earth hum when touching pole pieces?
Replies: 9
Views: 363

Re: Earth hum when touching pole pieces?

With respect to the other guys here, copper tape is a poor way to earth alnico magnets. Believe me, this won't last. Even if the copper tape has conductive adhesive, I've found that the connection breaks down over time. (I'm not sure why. I've seen many pickups with this problem over the years. I've...
by bassbass
17 Nov 2017, 09:19
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Fretless has dead notes on all first 'frets'
Replies: 12
Views: 172

Re: Fretless has dead notes on all first 'frets'

first fret markers are making dead notes Do you mean they all buzz? Then yeah, as others have said, you may want to raise the nut slots and/or add some relief, but you need to measure things properly and use the right tools. Also, adding height to a nut slot is done by shimming the nut or filling a...
by bassbass
13 Nov 2017, 22:36
Forum: Electronics
Topic: What to do when the supplied backline is a bit... meh...
Replies: 30
Views: 502

Re: What to do when the supplied backline is a bit... meh...

Personally, I just embrace the chaos. Enjoy the challenge. It'll take a song or two, but by mid set I'm usually OK. I have an EQ pedal in my gig bag as a backup plan, but I rarely use it. I've also been playing an active bass with quite a bit of tone shaping onboard, so that helps. Last year I playe...
by bassbass
08 Nov 2017, 11:36
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Where to buy GK neo 12" speaker in Oz?
Replies: 4
Views: 161

Re: Were to buy neo 12" speaker in OZ?

I'd recommend a recone. Try Total Recoil in Thornbury. IMHO, this is usually a better option than simply a new driver from GK. Often the parts that speaker experts will choose will be better than the original ones. These recone places repair drivers day in, day out and really know their stuff. If yo...
by bassbass
08 Nov 2017, 10:33
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: DIY Refinish
Replies: 9
Views: 369

Re: DIY Refinish

Please be careful with the used rags though. +1. Yeah, linseed oil is a fire hazard. Hang the rags to dry before you put them in the bin, especially with summer here. I'm going with raw linseed and turpentine. Nice one. But you won't have a very durable finish. You may want to try some (oil-based) ...
by bassbass
02 Nov 2017, 17:23
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Let's hear your band.
Replies: 812
Views: 54683

Re: Let's hear your band.

oh yeah, I've seen this guy. very talented young bloke!...
by bassbass
01 Nov 2017, 16:07
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Let's hear your band.
Replies: 812
Views: 54683

Re: Let's hear your band.

Not sure who that is, but I'll take the compliment! :)
by bassbass
01 Nov 2017, 16:05
Forum: Bass Player Resources
Topic: OzBass Members' gigs - go on promote yourself!
Replies: 1472
Views: 95685

Re: OzBass Members' gigs - go on promote yourself!

Got a couple of local(ish) shows with my regular covers gig this month. https://www.facebook.com/andrewwallaceband/ I've worked with Andy for several years. A good tight band with a huge repertoire. Bayside: This Sat (4th Nov), Mordy HQ, 9:30pm http://www.mordyhq.com.au/gig-guide/ Northside: Sat 18t...
by bassbass
01 Nov 2017, 15:27
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Show us your gigs.
Replies: 510
Views: 39267

Re: Show us your gigs.

Here I am with the Andy Wallace band a couple of weeks ago in Bendigo. We play there 7-8 times a year. Such a fun gig. Lots of people, no pokies, no DJ, big room...

https://www.facebook.com/bor.ddik/video ... 814953352/
by bassbass
01 Nov 2017, 14:49
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Let's hear your band.
Replies: 812
Views: 54683

Re: Let's hear your band.

Here's a clip from my originals project. Hope you guys dig it. Beautiful playing mate. My band (The Mirror Keys) just released our debut 3 track EP entitled 'Money Funky stuff... I launched my first album I'm looking forward to seeing your band Craig. I'll make sure I don't have the pressure of get...
by bassbass
20 Oct 2017, 14:55
Forum: Amps, Preamps, Cabs - Classifieds
Topic: FS: Bass wedge - small gig/rehearsal speaker. Price Drop.
Replies: 1
Views: 309

FS: Bass wedge - small gig/rehearsal speaker. Price Drop.

Bump. $60. The driver is excellent. Australian made! Full range 200W 12 inch. It was $175 and has been used about 3 times! Just gotta clear my garage a bit... :cry Hi everyone. A repurposed plasitic PA speaker. Ideal for small gigs and rehearsals. I gigged with this for years all over melb in a folk...
by bassbass
20 Oct 2017, 12:52
Forum: Electronics
Topic: DIY Electronics?
Replies: 14
Views: 338

Re: DIY Electronics?

I've made hundreds of pedals and preamps and other bits and pieces over the years. Often I'm too lazy/impatient to get a board made, so these days I've got pretty sharp at protoboard layouts. Stripboard is OK for simple designs that don't need to be tiny. But I'm keen on this bussed protoboard I fou...
by bassbass
20 Oct 2017, 12:18
Forum: Electronics
Topic: is there even a PJ set that works?
Replies: 33
Views: 1068

Re: is there even a PJ set that works?

Did you wind the P yourself,
Yep. I rewound a cheap artec alnico 5 bobbin. The pickup is great. It has transformed that old maton bass. In a lot of ways, it's my favourite instrument.
by bassbass
02 Oct 2017, 22:39
Forum: Electronics
Topic: is there even a PJ set that works?
Replies: 33
Views: 1068

Re: is there even a PJ set that works?

That's basically what I've been making Yeah, and I'm sure there are plenty of small winders around who do. But for some reason the big guys and oem sets are often no good. No matter how close you set the J, it is no match for the P. Back in the 90's when I was into winding, just about the first thi...