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by drbass
18 Aug 2018, 14:07
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Informal Sydney Mini-GTG
Replies: 27
Views: 586

Re: Informal Sydney Mini-GTG

Just a reminder to contact me (PM or email to drbass@me.com) if you'd like to join (feel free to bring your bass(es) for reference but no gear) on Saturday, 25/08. We'll be meeting in Crows Nest (actual address via reply to PM or email).

Regards,
Michael
by drbass
18 Aug 2018, 12:17
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Future Builds - Kinda Not Random
Replies: 457
Views: 19340

Re: Future Builds - Kinda Not Random

Went to shop today too but left early. There was too much noise from certain individuals ;) Don’t you hate it when wood does what it wants? I really hope it wasn't because of the noise (but would totally understand). And well, yes, that's kind of the beauty of working with timber. Have been pretty ...
by drbass
18 Aug 2018, 10:32
Forum: Basses
Topic: Blue Bass Owners Show Your Bass(es)!
Replies: 31
Views: 740

Re: Blue Bass Owners Show Your Bass(es)!

My daughter’s blue Mikro and the fretless MIJ Jazz that I picked up in the classifieds here. https://imgur.com/gallery/bPr2f6e I keep chasing after a blue custom Dingwalls and keep ending up with orange and natural ones. B> Just saw this today - so you DON’T mind a blue bass every now and then, Bru...
by drbass
17 Aug 2018, 20:58
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Future Builds - Kinda Not Random
Replies: 457
Views: 19340

Re: Future Builds - Kinda Not Random

Bit of a crappy day at the workshop today. Bought 3 m of maple to get the building blocks organised for the 4 neck-through necks. Looked great but once sawed I ended up with Cavendish instead of Ladyfinger: 80 cm just about OK, then bend, bend, bend so instead of having everything to start gluing up...
by drbass
16 Aug 2018, 21:39
Forum: Basses
Topic: NBD - Kermit Sauron (a.k.a. Reject)
Replies: 17
Views: 448

Re: NBD - Kermit Sauron (a.k.a. Reject)

narcdor wrote:
16 Aug 2018, 18:07
Some interesting findings, thanks for sharing! I still want a crack at playing that thing though, even just to hold it, caress it a little...
You know where to find me, Nick.

Or: Melbourne GTG.

Regards,
Michael
by drbass
16 Aug 2018, 16:16
Forum: Basses
Topic: NBD - Kermit Sauron (a.k.a. Reject)
Replies: 17
Views: 448

Re: NBD - Kermit Sauron (a.k.a. Reject)

Finally had a chance to play Sauron in a band context (rehearsal of the original band) through the small (just one cab) Genzler rig. Bit like Aldi: Good. Different. Physically it plays real nice, not too heavy, sits nice and balanced, slim-ish neck profile with a comfortable width, easy access to al...
by drbass
14 Aug 2018, 13:26
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Bass Strings Online closing down
Replies: 10
Views: 198

Re: Bass Strings Online closing down

MentalPatient wrote:
14 Aug 2018, 12:46
How long can strings be stored unused for, does age effect them ?
I'd say minimal, if any effect. Most certainly will last longer than having them on the bass and playing them ;) .

If you're totally paranoid you can always vacuum-seal them to avoid any chance of oxidation.

Regards,
Michael
by drbass
14 Aug 2018, 11:47
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Bass Strings Online closing down
Replies: 10
Views: 198

Re: Bass Strings Online closing down

Sucks.

Very happy with Jason's service, range and price of strings. Single source for everything, now it'll be different suppliers and higher prices.

Will try to get as many DR PureBlues (.040 - .120) sets as possible!!!

Regards,
Michael
by drbass
14 Aug 2018, 10:26
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: The "Not a Slappa" build
Replies: 25
Views: 2227

Re: The "Not a Slappa" build

....tick tock and the latest update. Sean's no longer building. Taken awhile but I've finally got the wood including rosewood fretboard plus truss and carbon fibre rods delivered from him. All sourced from Stewmac apparently. That was earlier this year and I've since picked up these Hipshot tuners ...
by drbass
12 Aug 2018, 07:47
Forum: Amps, Preamps, Cabs - Classifieds
Topic: WTB: Genzler 350 combo cover /case
Replies: 3
Views: 153

Re: WTB: Genzler 350 combo cover /case

Totally seconding TLC. Great quality, fast response, good price - my two BA12-3 cabs still look like new, the TLC covers haven’t missed a beat.

Regards,
Michael
by drbass
11 Aug 2018, 17:27
Forum: Electronics
Topic: P bass cab/amp setup
Replies: 15
Views: 324

Re: P bass cab/amp setup

Thanks for all the input folks. I think my p bass problem is solved. I'm enjoying the p bass tone out of my cabs now... some cab sim and valve sims out of my B3 is just nice enough... but it does make me miss that traynor I sold to an ozbasser here Anyhoo I have been also watching scott devine and ...
by drbass
11 Aug 2018, 08:09
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Single Bridges
Replies: 17
Views: 340

Re: Single Bridges

http://ets-hardware.com/tuning_forks.php?pic=9 check these out... Hi Pete, Yes, they’re high on my list but a must be made of “unobtainium”. Tom (our local ditributor) doesn’t have any, the ETS web site is not particularly helpful, and they don’t seem to be in stock anywhere I looked. No idea how m...
by drbass
10 Aug 2018, 21:06
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Future Builds - Kinda Not Random
Replies: 457
Views: 19340

Re: Future Builds - Kinda Not Random

Finally finished (well, couple of fine tuning activities still required). Looks really "friendly" and understated, right? Well, it's something in sheep's clothing, and it's not just a wolf :D . Personal delivery in 2 weeks - I'm hoping to see a happy face. Anyway, with my setup strings (to get the n...
by drbass
10 Aug 2018, 09:16
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Single Bridges
Replies: 17
Views: 340

Re: Single Bridges

https://www.ebay.ie/itm/4-String-Chrome-Bass-Bridge-Tailpiece-Individual-String-Container-Screws-Single/253567741532?hash=item3b09d0ae5c:g:nC8AAOSwAghaqiQS 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 drbass
09 Aug 2018, 17:29
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Informal Sydney Mini-GTG
Replies: 27
Views: 586

Re: Informal Sydney Mini-GTG

OK, folks, Only 2 weeks to go (plus a couple of days). A massive thank you to Tim who's providing the venue - I really appreciate that. So far we have Matt (maxgroover), Bruce (packrat), Owen (bassline) confirmed - I would appreciate if you could send me an email (drbass@me.com) (my forum notificati...