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by vin-tone
22 May 2018, 16:30
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Whats the deal with Eden Bass amps?
Replies: 24
Views: 284

Re: Whats the deal with Eden Bass amps?

Don't let the TB hate squad influence your decision. You'll get a really awesome Eden for the money these days. I've owned a couple of WT550s and they're rock solid. Sometimes the pots can get scratchy with age (they're stepped) but it nothing a bit of deoxit couldn't fix. * The Enhance knob is a a ...
by vin-tone
22 May 2018, 10:14
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Ebay thread PART TWO - the good, bad, and ridiculous...
Replies: 764
Views: 48649

Re: Ebay thread PART TWO - the good, bad, and ridiculous...

Who wants a Peavey 120watt Tube amp with pre for $650? "Peavey T.B. Raxx and classic 120 watt amp. All tube. Near new 4u Go Case." http://www.andrew.vin/pix/32676114_994449197385938_6367684599987830784_n.jpg on Facebook - "Bass gear trade/sell/buy Australia" Group. https://www.facebook.com/groups/47...
by vin-tone
20 May 2018, 10:33
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Ebay thread PART TWO - the good, bad, and ridiculous...
Replies: 764
Views: 48649

Re: Ebay thread PART TWO - the good, bad, and ridiculous...

This looks so wrong to me, the alignment of the control plate to the body rings alarm bells. I thought the 75 has https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/BASS-GUITAR-FENDER-JAZZ-IN-HARD-BLACK-CASE/183228168213?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649a triangle 3 screw neck plate? Looks like i...
by vin-tone
11 May 2018, 13:21
Forum: Basses
Topic: Talk to me about Double Bass
Replies: 18
Views: 409

Re: Talk to me about Double Bass

^^ How long have you had the Animas for? I hear they need to be replaced every couple of years.
slowlearner wrote:
11 May 2018, 10:26
...As I understand it, Velvet came out with a more affordable option that's very nearly as good. ...
Velvet Blues are their affordable line. Sound good in the demos I've heard.
by vin-tone
11 May 2018, 09:34
Forum: Basses
Topic: Talk to me about Double Bass
Replies: 18
Views: 409

Re: Talk to me about Double Bass

Yeah I used to have Hybrids on mine but they were quite old and a bit dull. A friend has them on his and they sound and feel great. Good for Arco too (when you get into that.) I've heard some synthetics and they sound good. More 'gut-like'. Check out Geoff Chalmers Zyex vid on Youtube for a good rev...
by vin-tone
08 May 2018, 09:23
Forum: Bass Guitars - Classifieds
Topic: SOLD. Duesenberg Starplayer MC bass (Mike Campbell sig)
Replies: 18
Views: 830

Re: Duesenberg Starplayer MC bass (Mike Campbell sig)

Artamort wrote:
08 May 2018, 00:34
So... the post is still up, is this fine thing still available?
Sorry mate she's gone.
by vin-tone
07 May 2018, 20:37
Forum: Basses
Topic: Talk to me about Double Bass
Replies: 18
Views: 409

Re: Talk to me about Double Bass

...Are you a slapper? The guy I bought the bass from was a rockabilly-head, loved slapping the bass. I'm more a traditional finger-style sort of fella, I don't really slap at all (for now). Does this change the sort of strings you might advise me to look at?... Yeah absolutely. Guts and synthetics ...
by vin-tone
06 May 2018, 21:35
Forum: Basses
Topic: Talk to me about Double Bass
Replies: 18
Views: 409

Re: Talk to me about Double Bass

maxgroover wrote:
24 Apr 2018, 23:07
Whatever upright you end up purchasing, get it to a luthier straight away for a set up. Play the luthier some tracks of players that you really dig so he or she can get an idea of what tone you like. This will help them to perform the ideal set up for you.
If you can… this is great advice.
by vin-tone
06 May 2018, 21:31
Forum: Basses
Topic: Talk to me about Double Bass
Replies: 18
Views: 409

Re: Talk to me about Double Bass

Here's a chart I downloaded from a TB thread somewhere…. comparing a lot of brands string tensions….

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I've been using Helicore Hybrid medium - then Spirocore Weich.
by vin-tone
06 May 2018, 21:28
Forum: Basses
Topic: Talk to me about Double Bass
Replies: 18
Views: 409

Re: Talk to me about Double Bass

Hey well done. Welcome to the dark side. Yeah it might be an idea to string it with guts or synthetics. They will generally have lower tension - and are usually higher action to compensate (prob why your action is high). There are a lot of options for strings …. and they're all expensive. :( Gollihu...
by vin-tone
05 May 2018, 18:13
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Can I use a speaker cable as an instrument cable?
Replies: 15
Views: 304

Re: Can I use a speaker cable as an instrument cable?

BassLine wrote:
05 May 2018, 16:40
vin-tone wrote:
04 May 2018, 20:37
Reminds me of the time I forgot my lead and had to use a 6" patch cable.

The. Whole. Gig.
:useless:
:lol: yeah it was a while back so cameras everywhere weren't a thing yet.

To this day I swear the other guys had leads but wanted to see it happen. :rolf:
by vin-tone
04 May 2018, 20:37
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Can I use a speaker cable as an instrument cable?
Replies: 15
Views: 304

Re: Can I use a speaker cable as an instrument cable?

Reminds me of the time I forgot my lead and had to use a 6" patch cable.

The. Whole. Gig.
by vin-tone
03 May 2018, 21:39
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Double bass, how to get started?
Replies: 20
Views: 304

Re: Double bass, how to get started?

^^ +1 - there's no shortage of work for an upright player.
by vin-tone
02 May 2018, 22:00
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Double bass, how to get started?
Replies: 20
Views: 304

Re: Double bass, how to get started?

I reckon bite the bullet and buy one. Some teachers will have spare basses but I'll wager most don't.

Keep your eye on gumtree. Good instruments pop up there. Budget about 2k.
by vin-tone
02 May 2018, 10:53
Forum: Bass Guitars - Classifieds
Topic: SOLD: Puglisi Salieri 3/4 double bass
Replies: 6
Views: 295

Re: FS: Puglisi Salieri 3/4 double bass

Ah! My old friend!

Nice bass this - and good choice of pickup.