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by slowlearner
22 Aug 2018, 13:33
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Bass Strings Online closing down
Replies: 18
Views: 318

Re: Bass Strings Online closing down

Containing every urge to publicly vent. I just hope his next job doesn't involve any communication or customer service skills. 😡
by slowlearner
21 Aug 2018, 23:58
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Bass Strings Online closing down
Replies: 18
Views: 318

Re: Bass Strings Online closing down

My last 24hours experience with him has been very frustrating. I wish I had never ordered anything from him in the first place.
by slowlearner
20 Aug 2018, 12:54
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Bass Strings Online closing down
Replies: 18
Views: 318

Re: Bass Strings Online closing down

He owes me a set of labella tapewounds! Grrr, it's been a year since I ordered them. 😡
by slowlearner
20 Aug 2018, 12:46
Forum: Basses
Topic: Big Stingray changes by Ernie Ball
Replies: 25
Views: 596

Re: Big Stingray changes by Ernie Ball

Slapfest62 wrote:
20 Aug 2018, 08:12
...on a personal rant/note-
Yes, Stingrays ARE my favourite bass, bar none,
and so lets give the man the credit he truly deserves.

I'm talking about Leo Fender.
Amen. :thumbup:
by slowlearner
19 Aug 2018, 13:20
Forum: Basses
Topic: Big Stingray changes by Ernie Ball
Replies: 25
Views: 596

Re: Big Stingray changes by Ernie Ball

I admire Sterling Ball's nose for business. He's managed EBMM through a particularly difficult era in instrument production. He's held off the Chinese, kept a legion of fans mostly happy and continued to build quality instruments. I do think it's ironic that he is 're-voicing' the stingray with 18v ...
by slowlearner
10 Aug 2018, 08:56
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Single Bridges
Replies: 17
Views: 375

Re: Single Bridges

by slowlearner
10 Aug 2018, 08:50
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Single Bridges
Replies: 17
Views: 375

Re: Single Bridges

https://www.ebay.ie/itm/4-String-Chrome ... SwAghaqiQS

Been using these for years... yes, they're budget item but my experience of them has been pretty good. I'd order a set and see what you think.
by slowlearner
10 Aug 2018, 08:27
Forum: Basses
Topic: Talk to me about Double Bass
Replies: 55
Views: 1707

Re: Talk to me about Double Bass

I'd suggest you could make yourself this with these and a socket.

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/10PCS-Piezo ... SwvFZW66fd
by slowlearner
08 Aug 2018, 13:22
Forum: Basses
Topic: Talk to me about Double Bass
Replies: 55
Views: 1707

Re: Talk to me about Double Bass

Nope. Animas are copper and synthetic. Mag pick up won't sense that.
by slowlearner
23 Jul 2018, 13:31
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Coupling. How do you lay your cabs?
Replies: 18
Views: 480

Re: Coupling. How do you lay your cabs?

^ As per usual YMMV.

I've got a couple mates who are both recording and live sound techs. Neither are bass players, but are top of their game. They tell me a common problem they have is too much bass coming off the stage. That often ruins an otherwise great mix.
by slowlearner
23 Jul 2018, 10:31
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Coupling. How do you lay your cabs?
Replies: 18
Views: 480

Re: Coupling. How do you lay your cabs?

My usual fair for a big blues gigs is 1x12" and a 1x10". Stacked tall, with the brightest cab on top. Close to my ear, easy to hear = band happy, FOH tech happy, not too much on stage vol. I suspect there wasn't much coupling and if I needed more lows, 1 dial fixes that. BTW, if there's one thing I'...
by slowlearner
17 Jul 2018, 11:02
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Who uses scrapers?
Replies: 9
Views: 219

Re: Who uses scrapers?

I've made a couple of scrapers from old saw blades. Certainly not an expert on them, but I tend to use them for cleaning up a neck once I'm done with the rasp and files. Leaves a great finish and yes you can turn them around when they seem blunt. I'd like to try them on end grain like Bassbass sugge...
by slowlearner
16 Jul 2018, 20:59
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Band PA?
Replies: 33
Views: 1546

Re: Band PA?

Recent update. Our drummer has bought some good powered foh speakers, lights, etc and I had a small mixer. So far it's working well and we throw him an extra $50 for bringing the speakers, stands, cables and lights. For the size gigs we're doing it's perfect.
by slowlearner
11 Jul 2018, 13:22
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: TO ALL WORKING BASSISTS
Replies: 18
Views: 474

Re: TO ALL WORKING BASSISTS

I had to talk our drummer through this list recently or something like it. I reckon clubs are the worst offenders. Please don't let them pretend they're not making money when the place is stacked with poker machines. Minimum $50/player/set, and make sure you pay the guy who brings the PA a little ex...
by slowlearner
11 Jul 2018, 12:33
Forum: Basses
Topic: International Rosewood
Replies: 18
Views: 2006

Re: International Rosewood

Ok, so I might be dredging up a zombie thread here... planning a trip to the US. Have my eyes on something. Guitar Center are telling me it's up to me me to obtain the cite even though they'd sell me the guitar. Do I need a cite if I'm carrying back in to Australia? How would I get a cite out of the...