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by Slapfest62
17 Feb 2018, 23:20
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Wollongong Ozbassers help needed
Replies: 4
Views: 207

Re: Wollongong Ozbassers help needed

So . . I take it that you are trying to buy a bass from a guy that wont post it , and you live in Wollongong? Well, I think some information about where its coming from , might be a good idea? my 2c worth? . . pay for it to be fully insured in transit. . . surely then the risk is yours? and if his p...
by Slapfest62
17 Feb 2018, 22:50
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Someone to watch
Replies: 3
Views: 97

Re: Someone to watch

No, he's FAR from the norm , and considering that he's been playing for 5 years, I think he might be getting the hang of it . . . lol I was just looking at his recent effort (below)at soloing over "Havona", and putting his own spin on it. The feel and depth he has acheived in that 5 years leaves me ...
by Slapfest62
17 Feb 2018, 11:17
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Someone to watch
Replies: 3
Views: 97

Someone to watch

This kid can play. Started playing when he was 7, and I dont know how old he is now, . . maybe 12? He has a youtube channel with versions of seriously tough tunes for players of any age, and plenty of improvising. Here's a minor loop improv, and a fretless version of Teentown. https://www.youtube.co...
by Slapfest62
22 Oct 2017, 14:28
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Music Man amps
Replies: 7
Views: 440

Re: Music Man amps

Ain't they the ones with a SS pre amp mated to an all tube power section? @Slapfest "reliable. ..that's not something I'd often say about a tube amp. .. " I always find these comments strange. . I and many others I know of. .. have used all tube amps all our lives and In my case I've had I think on...
by Slapfest62
19 Oct 2017, 18:56
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Music Man amps
Replies: 7
Views: 440

Re: Music Man amps

No problem . For what its worth , I think they would easily double as a guitar amp . . good luck with it.
by Slapfest62
19 Oct 2017, 02:16
Forum: Bass Player Resources
Topic: I desperately need help with technique and don't know where to begin
Replies: 28
Views: 3389

Re: I desperately need help with technique and don't know where to begin

Seconding maxgroovers excellent advice, I would also recommend you record yourself. The key to efficient practice is to go straight in to the places you're making mistakes, and work to correct those mistakes specifically. Couldn't agree more with that. I also agree that 1 hour is plenty per day , a...
by Slapfest62
19 Oct 2017, 00:56
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Ampless?
Replies: 27
Views: 1849

Re: Ampless?

I have used my qsc k12 to do this. Any powered monitor with 2 inputs is great for it. Send from your Pedal board into one input, the foldback send to the other input. You can then control your volume thru the wedge independently of the desk. I quite like this concept. Especially for those who also ...
by Slapfest62
19 Oct 2017, 00:06
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Music Man amps
Replies: 7
Views: 440

Re: Music Man amps

yes, I have played through an HD130 many times. . A mate has one in his collection . . Its a good, clean valve amp , not over-powered, from memory, (could be enough, just depends how loud your band is, I guess) , but reliable, as well (not often something I'd say about a valve amp.) . . I dont recal...
by Slapfest62
14 Oct 2017, 02:09
Forum: Amps, Preamps, Cabs - Classifieds
Topic: SOLD JBL k140 15" $100
Replies: 9
Views: 1017

Re: Vintage JBL 15" $100

Hey Slapfest, apologies, up until now I didn't know the speaker model. I just found the receipt from the Speaker Hospital - it is a k140. Hope that helps, cheers! Hey, not a worry. A K140 - If I had the cash, i'd be all over that. They were a great bass speaker. I carted a pair of them around in a ...
by Slapfest62
11 Oct 2017, 19:08
Forum: Electronics
Topic: is there even a PJ set that works?
Replies: 33
Views: 1914

Re: is there even a PJ set that works?

You can make any P/J set work with active mixing. But if you want to stay passive, or at least mix passively before a preamp, I'd strongly recommend trying what I've done with my 80's JB4. The J is the original Dimarzio - hot, mid-rangey, adjustable pole pieces. The P is underwound alnico 5. A typi...
by Slapfest62
30 Sep 2017, 16:09
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: electric bass thinking
Replies: 2
Views: 414

electric bass thinking

Anyone that is familiar with Fodera Basses will know the name Mike Pope - designer of their preamp . . Well he has designed his own model with a couple of great ideas built in . Its good to see people are still thinking on trying to improve or accomodate different styles and sounds outside of the us...
by Slapfest62
24 Sep 2017, 20:38
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Sire v7 5 String string balance fix - if you're game
Replies: 11
Views: 1117

Re: Sire v7 5 String string balance fix - if you're game

bassbass wrote:
09 Jul 2017, 17:18

I wonder if you could simply use a leather hole-punch, and small discs of fridge magnet material to raise a pole piece... hmmm.... I must try that out...
Hey, great idea . . . Have you tried it out yet?
by Slapfest62
24 Sep 2017, 02:04
Forum: Pedals and Accessories - Classifieds
Topic: Passive PJ pickups wanted
Replies: 8
Views: 599

Re: Passive PJ pickups wanted

probably should also mention - I have a set of as new EMG PJs . . . which, I think, (I could be wrong) are an active system (with preamp), but still passive pickups? So I think they qualify as well, but kinda depends on what you think of the EMG sound . Anyway , thought I should mention that as well.
by Slapfest62
24 Sep 2017, 01:57
Forum: Pedals and Accessories - Classifieds
Topic: Passive PJ pickups wanted
Replies: 8
Views: 599

Re: Passive PJ pickups wanted

They are NPJ4 . . . as seen here https://www.bestbassgear.com/nordstrand-pickups-npj4-set.htm Price? . . msg me an offer, I guess . . They have never been taken out of their box (although the box has seen several house mooves etc, and is a little worn), . . .they were purchased for a future project,...
by Slapfest62
23 Sep 2017, 21:35
Forum: Amps, Preamps, Cabs - Classifieds
Topic: SOLD JBL k140 15" $100
Replies: 9
Views: 1017

Re: Vintage JBL 15" $100

so its an 8 ohm JBL 15 inch . . . but which model? . . they are so different for bass use.
Its a bit like running an ad for 'Fender Guitar' . . . more info needed, please.