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by drbass
18 Aug 2017, 17:00
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: JAZZMASTER BASS IV BUILD
Replies: 15
Views: 242

Re: JAZZMASTER BASS IV BUILD

No use for the alu but catch you tomorrow, Drew. I should have something ot fire up as well.

Regards,
Michael
by drbass
17 Aug 2017, 12:34
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Sydney GTG this year?
Replies: 19
Views: 183

Re: Sydney GTG this year?

Ain't nuthin' goin' in Melbourne by the looks of it so if the date's right I might consider coming up.

Regards,
Michael
by drbass
17 Aug 2017, 12:11
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Pickups or preamp?
Replies: 9
Views: 195

Re: Pickups or preamp?

Limited experience here. For my first build I had a pair of second-hand Bart Mk1 (the "cheapo" OEM choice of pickups in many basses) and the corresponding pre (which I still have by the way). A little bit of reading showed that most would recommend a pre change rather than a pickup change. Since I l...
by drbass
14 Aug 2017, 15:25
Forum: Basses
Topic: Frequent truss adjustments
Replies: 29
Views: 329

Re: Frequent truss adjustments

I used to retune several times per set, then I got rid of my strobe tuner for something less accurate and I haven't noticed any difference in pitch, but I certainly don't stress at all between songs any more, that thing was way too accurate. I do leave the guitar in the room for half an hour or mor...
by drbass
14 Aug 2017, 15:03
Forum: Basses
Topic: Frequent truss adjustments
Replies: 29
Views: 329

Re: Frequent truss adjustments

I guess it depends on your action. I hate fret buzz and rattle so my action would be considered medium to high, there's plenty of clearance for a bit of neck movement. I only need to adjust when changing string type or gauge. I agree, you can't tell me that metal doesn't expand and contract and tha...
by drbass
14 Aug 2017, 14:23
Forum: Basses
Topic: Frequent truss adjustments
Replies: 29
Views: 329

Re: Frequent truss adjustments

On my Warwick Thumb and Sandberg Classic: literally never. Rather chunky necks (and multi-laminate). On my Dingwall: had to loosen it 1/8 of a turn a couple of days after receiving it - that was it (carbon rods, and multi-laminate wenge). My own builds (all with carbon rods, some one piece, some thr...
by drbass
13 Aug 2017, 08:37
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: JAZZMASTER BASS IV BUILD
Replies: 15
Views: 242

Re: JAZZMASTER BASS IV BUILD

Great work, Drew. Yes, handcutting is not a lot of fun (Kermit taught me that, times 25 - zero fret :) ), much easier with the jig. Neck in 4 hours? That is something I can only dream of, pretty sure it takes me about double that ... . Should be in next Friday, looking forward to seeing this in per...
by drbass
12 Aug 2017, 20:00
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: JAZZMASTER BASS IV BUILD
Replies: 15
Views: 242

Re: JAZZMASTER BASS IV BUILD

Great work, Drew. Yes, handcutting is not a lot of fun (Kermit taught me that, times 25 - zero fret :) ), much easier with the jig. Neck in 4 hours? That is something I can only dream of, pretty sure it takes me about double that ... . Should be in next Friday, looking forward to seeing this in pers...
by drbass
09 Aug 2017, 19:26
Forum: Basses
Topic: NBD Musicman Sabre
Replies: 47
Views: 414

Re: NBD Musicman Sabre

Lovely colour!

Interesting to see the fairly shallow pickup routs which means the pickups must be quite thin as well.

Regards,
Michael
by drbass
09 Aug 2017, 19:23
Forum: Electronics
Topic: NAD - Trace Elliot V8
Replies: 37
Views: 1369

Re: NAD - Trace Elliot V8

.................Have you heard the Monique pre through the Demeter tube power amp? I haven't but I know it would be killer. I have, and yes it is something else. Absolutely killer :yep Totally agree, and at the same time nowhere near enough hours in the gym to even contemplate the Demeter :D . Reg...
by drbass
09 Aug 2017, 14:14
Forum: Electronics
Topic: RE Silent Practise
Replies: 23
Views: 357

Re: RE Silent Practise

Love the PJB Big Head. Charge lasts forever (well, a LONG time), very small, great sound (almost too "clear" or "confrontational" if you have good headphones but you hear the bass, not some voiced version of it).

Not cheap though.

Regards,
Michael
by drbass
09 Aug 2017, 09:08
Forum: Basses
Topic: Show yourself and your bass(es) - Part Two
Replies: 56
Views: 5227

Re: Show yourself and your bass(es) - Part Two

Zombie thread. Couple of shots from last night's recording session laying down some tracks (fairly simple - all I'm good for these days) for a friend. Kermit came out of the bag but didn't get played on any of the 6 tracks. The Manta is just too nice for a number of reasons: the 6-string neck on Ker...
by drbass
08 Aug 2017, 07:50
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Barefaced Cabs?
Replies: 17
Views: 461

Re: Barefaced Cabs?

Any time, Shaun. Would be happy to bring the Magellan amp as well. Regards, Michael If I didn't know you better as a generous and honest man I'd think you own shares in Genzler. But seriously the cabs Michael has sound fantastic. If I liked the look I'd get a couple. I've come dangerously close to ...
by drbass
07 Aug 2017, 06:56
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Barefaced Cabs?
Replies: 17
Views: 461

Re: Barefaced Cabs?

Any time, Shaun. Would be happy to bring the Magellan amp as well.

Regards,
Michael
by drbass
07 Aug 2017, 06:49
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Future Builds - Maybe Random
Replies: 90
Views: 2412

Re: Future Builds - Maybe Random

Here's a bit of a family history - not quite complete but you get the idea. First "The Red Baron", the bass that started it all. Waiting for my Dingwall Z2 I thought "why does it take 9 months for those guys to build a bass?" I started building my own, and now I know. "The Red Baron". https://www.fl...