Search found 725 matches

by bassbass
19 Jan 2018, 19:04
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Shim in the pocket
Replies: 3
Views: 118

Re: Shim in the pocket

above the 15th fret don't ring out as much as they do elsewhere. It was worse before, I raised the saddles a bit and added a bit more relief Without actually seeing the neck, it's only possible to respond with generalisations, but just remember that the trussrod doesn't effect the neck past the 14t...
by bassbass
19 Jan 2018, 18:50
Forum: Basses
Topic: Maton JB4 Lives Again! (The Proof Is Here)
Replies: 126
Views: 17754

Re: Maton JB4 Lives Again! (The Proof Is Here)

the CITES rosewood issue, Back in the 80's AFAIK, Maton used "african rosewood" as fretboards, but stained darker to resemble ebony or (Indian) rosewood. African Rosewood is now well known as Bubinga, thanks especially to the Warwick Thumb. And it is a good timber for fretboards. (FWIW, it is not b...
by bassbass
09 Dec 2017, 14:59
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Mesa Powerhouse Drivers
Replies: 29
Views: 589

Re: Mesa Powerhouse Drivers

what I mean is: have you enquired about genuine re-cone kits?
by bassbass
09 Dec 2017, 12:41
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Mesa Powerhouse Drivers
Replies: 29
Views: 589

Re: Mesa Powerhouse Drivers

what about a re-cone?
by bassbass
17 Nov 2017, 09:45
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Earth hum when touching pole pieces?
Replies: 9
Views: 500

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: 13
Views: 444

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: 38
Views: 1039

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: 257

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: 529

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: 821
Views: 59216

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: 821
Views: 59216

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: 1473
Views: 102127

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: 512
Views: 42842

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: 821
Views: 59216

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...