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by Classic5
25 Apr 2018, 15:26
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Future Builds - Kinda Not Random
Replies: 308
Views: 11692

Re: Future Builds - Kinda Not Random

That looks amazing Michael. Regarding the grain enhancing, have you thought about trying the Feast & Watson tint method and then applying the timbermate to level things off? Just a thought.
by Classic5
25 Apr 2018, 15:20
Forum: Basses
Topic: Maton MGB4 rediscovery (Video Content)
Replies: 7
Views: 67

Re: Maton MGB4 rediscovery (Video Content)

Thanks Guys. And Blaine, yes there are a couple of things that haven't been revealed yet, but nothing to get too excited about :lol:

This one has been with me for 34 years though. Just been a bit neglected.
by Classic5
25 Apr 2018, 13:18
Forum: Basses
Topic: Maton MGB4 rediscovery (Video Content)
Replies: 7
Views: 67

Re: Maton MGB4 rediscovery (Video Content)

Nice playing Ivan..Is this direct through the lowly U5 ? The bass looks new.. Hey Jeremy, yes it's through the U5 into my interface, using setting 3 on the U5. I'm still experimenting with different ways to record the bass, but the U5 is the best option I have at the moment. I think it sounds quite...
by Classic5
25 Apr 2018, 12:12
Forum: Basses
Topic: Maton MGB4 rediscovery (Video Content)
Replies: 7
Views: 67

Maton MGB4 rediscovery (Video Content)

After the recent talk about Maton basses here on the forum I decided to dust off my old Maton MGB4 bass and give it a play. I still remember the day I purchased it from a local music store back in 1984, like it was yesterday. Australian made, set neck design and weighing a nice 3.90kg. 100% original...
by Classic5
24 Apr 2018, 17:42
Forum: Basses
Topic: NBD - ESP Standard J
Replies: 3
Views: 87

Re: NBD - ESP Standard J

Looks nice, congrats :cool:
by Classic5
24 Apr 2018, 10:50
Forum: Aussie Made gear
Topic: Maton MGB4
Replies: 15
Views: 281

Re: Maton MGB4

The MGB4 is active the JB4 is passive. The MGB4 is active but also has a switch to run it in passive mode. The pickups are also different in that the MGB4 uses active "Magnetics" pickups. When in active mode there is one tone control that boosts bass and treble. I find I like recording in passive m...
by Classic5
23 Apr 2018, 12:40
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Future Builds - Kinda Not Random
Replies: 308
Views: 11692

Re: Future Builds - Kinda Not Random

Yeah but :useless:

:D
by Classic5
23 Apr 2018, 12:37
Forum: Aussie Made gear
Topic: Maton MGB4
Replies: 15
Views: 281

Re: Maton MGB4

OOhhh yeah, that does look sweet :cool:
by Classic5
23 Apr 2018, 09:34
Forum: Aussie Made gear
Topic: Maton MGB4
Replies: 15
Views: 281

Re: Maton MGB4

NotTheFish wrote:
22 Apr 2018, 22:08
This thread is making me miss one of the only basses I regret letting go:
Can't see the image Jeremy. Try using imgur or something other than photobucket. But I think I know which bass you're talking about :yep
by Classic5
22 Apr 2018, 21:15
Forum: Aussie Made gear
Topic: Maton MGB4
Replies: 15
Views: 281

Re: Maton MGB4

Hey Craig, the serial number on mine is stamped into the wood on the top back of the headstock. I just pulled mine out of storage, took the photo and had a play. It sounds better than ever to be honest. The pickups always seemed a little too hot for me but I know how to tame them now. Just did a qui...
by Classic5
22 Apr 2018, 19:32
Forum: Bass Guitars - Classifieds
Topic: Sold
Replies: 13
Views: 714

Re: 2013 Sadowsky MV4 Olympic White RIDICULOUS $1650

deeevo wrote:
22 Apr 2018, 18:45
Priced to move now. $$1650
For cryin out loud......that is ridiculous 8/
by Classic5
22 Apr 2018, 19:28
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Tube Amps
Replies: 35
Views: 436

Re: Tube Amps

Like a few others here, I would be interested in some sort of tube preamp. Just can't swing 2.5k for a Monique, so for the time being I have to record through a dodgy U5 :( Or borrow mine! All you have to do is ask. Thanks Blaine, I know you are super generous with your gear. Sometimes though you j...
by Classic5
22 Apr 2018, 18:25
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Tube Amps
Replies: 35
Views: 436

Re: Tube Amps

Like a few others here, I would be interested in some sort of tube preamp. Just can't swing 2.5k for a Monique, so for the time being I have to record through a dodgy U5 :(
by Classic5
22 Apr 2018, 11:35
Forum: Aussie Made gear
Topic: Maton MGB4
Replies: 15
Views: 281

Re: Maton MGB4

Nice bass :yep I have the fretted twin of this bass. Always thought it would make a terrific fretless. Price us right up there though, even if it is serial #007. The Fretless versions are selling for more than the fretted versions. Very low Serial numbers will become increasingly important in the l...
by Classic5
21 Apr 2018, 21:39
Forum: Aussie Made gear
Topic: Maton MGB4
Replies: 15
Views: 281

Re: Maton MGB4

Nice bass :yep

I have the fretted twin of this bass. Always thought it would make a terrific fretless.

Price is right up there though, even if it is serial #007.