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by noplanb
26 May 2018, 22:18
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Mastering the fretboard - not!
Replies: 8
Views: 73

Re: Mastering the fretboard - not!

I'm Mr Pattern - four-finger major-scale position play - takes me a few moments to work out a note if asked, but I can tell you its relative just like that. In fact, I transcribe my song-sheets in numbers, not chords - that way I can transpose just by shifting my position.
by noplanb
26 May 2018, 15:27
Forum: Off Topics
Topic: Ozbass for electronic music/midi
Replies: 13
Views: 1428

Re: Ozbass for electronic music/midi

I'm looking for a few ideas brands/models to look at, to start getting into live sequencing. With midi programmable drums, and pads. Can't be a laptop - it must be reasonably solid. Idea being to program up your songs - load them in, then just select them when performing. So it must have a clear scr...
by noplanb
20 May 2018, 20:21
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: What bass guitar sounds DON'T you like?
Replies: 71
Views: 2149

Re: What bass guitar sounds DON'T you like?

Ooh, I love my neck pups solo'ed and finger-played on the bottom of the fingerboard - including ones right on the neck heel. But then I dont play all that loud live. I've just realised I never play the bridge pup by itself - usually too strident for quiet stuff.
by noplanb
12 May 2018, 17:10
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Reptile Dentistry
Replies: 4
Views: 149

Re: Reptile Dentistry

It gives fencing a bad name :rollno:
by noplanb
12 May 2018, 16:55
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Dead notes and the Truss Rod
Replies: 2
Views: 96

Re: Dead notes and the Truss Rod

Yes - some pics are added of some of the things I've tried. I'm going to try a few others. I've presently got an o-ring and 2mm long sleeve of pvc tube under the trussrod nut of my Fender TNL - it turned it from unplayable to playable, excepting for a dead 2F#. I plan to try a couple of other non-in...
by noplanb
12 May 2018, 13:41
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Dead notes and the Truss Rod
Replies: 2
Views: 96

Dead notes and the Truss Rod

I have been researching this and doing some experimenting. This is an overview -Please comment and I'll add new approaches to this collection. Examples of remedies shown following. Situation Dead notes are when something on the bass vibrates sympathetically at that note, and thus subtracts energy fr...
by noplanb
06 May 2018, 16:24
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Beyer Mic Pinouts Help Please
Replies: 24
Views: 357

Re: Beyer Mic Pinouts Help Please

I wondered what mic it actually was. PS it looks as though the plug is still stuck in the mic in case not obvious :peep: Here is some blurb on that model: beyerdynamic M 69 TG - Hypercardioid Dynamic Microphone The M69 is a hypercardioid dynamic microphone, suited to vocal or instrument reproduction...
by noplanb
06 May 2018, 07:42
Forum: Off Topics
Topic: Bass Canon For Pub Gig
Replies: 3
Views: 225

Re: Bass Canon For Pub Gig

Others with more experience would know more, but this is essentially an unfolded "folded horn" but without the tapered bore. In short, its resonant frequency would drown out all the other bass frequencies - ie the ones you need to play bass with. I'd say this is a great foghorn :) Folded horn exampl...
by noplanb
05 May 2018, 08:47
Forum: Bass Guitars - Classifieds
Topic: Ernie BAll - OLP (SOLD)
Replies: 5
Views: 445

Re: Ernie BAll - OLP (SOLD)

FYI - I got 'Sorry, this content isn't available at the moment' for your link.
by noplanb
04 May 2018, 12:29
Forum: Bass Guitars - Classifieds
Topic: Vintage Maton JB4 - Vintage meets Modern - what really should have happened.
Replies: 9
Views: 633

Re: Vintage Maton JB4 - Vintage meets Modern - what really should have happened.

Nice looking JB4. I can confirm my 2013 fretless has Dimarzios - they are 'darker' than other lively pups, but I don't have a lot of opportunity for the 'clangy' end of things. In fact, once I'd gone over the neck and bridge to get superlow action - the fretless buzz was so great, that I put tapewou...
by noplanb
03 May 2018, 20:21
Forum: Basses
Topic: Japan Visit
Replies: 24
Views: 448

Re: Japan Visit

Over $AU3k for the cerise Freedom 5'er.
~$AU11k for the turquoise Warwick in the last pic!
by noplanb
01 May 2018, 17:24
Forum: Basses
Topic: Fender Elite Truss Rod Spokewheel Nut
Replies: 21
Views: 362

Re: Fender Elite Truss Rod Spokewheel Nut

Frustrating. What emailing both Fender AU and Fender (tech) USA?
by noplanb
01 May 2018, 14:52
Forum: Basses
Topic: Fender Elite Truss Rod Spokewheel Nut
Replies: 21
Views: 362

Re: Fender Elite Truss Rod Spokewheel Nut

Looks like it, if the Fender is made that way.
Stewmac have a bit about theirs, here:
http://www.stewmac.com/How-To/Online_Re ... _Rods.html
by noplanb
30 Apr 2018, 18:00
Forum: Basses
Topic: Fender Elite Truss Rod Spokewheel Nut
Replies: 21
Views: 362

Re: Fender Elite Truss Rod Spokewheel Nut

Ok, so a dual-action one cannot use a washer by looks of things - if it is one that is threaded into static blocks at each end, and the turning part is solid with the rod itself. See this patent I saw: https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/US6259008B1/US06259008-20010710-D00000.png If I'm unde...
by noplanb
29 Apr 2018, 23:00
Forum: Basses
Topic: Fender Elite Truss Rod Spokewheel Nut
Replies: 21
Views: 362

Re: Fender Elite Truss Rod Spokewheel Nut

I haven't pulled a spokewheel off yet. Can a washer be added underneath it like a 'normal' truss-rod nut? This gives an extra turn or or so. If a nut is really tight (to loosen) I've had success in placing a weight (like a dive-belt weight) on top halfway down the neck to take some tension off the n...