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by Fun Size Nick
17 Nov 2014, 14:26
Forum: Basses
Topic: Bass airplane flight case
Replies: 30
Views: 3993

Re: Bass airplane flight case

OHSC should be ok. Pack the OHSC in a cardboard carton for extra protection during the flight. Double boxing with a layer in between (either bubble wrap or scrunched up newspaper) provides isolation and shock absorption from the inevitable hits during baggage handling. Be especially careful at prot...
by Fun Size Nick
17 Nov 2014, 14:20
Forum: Basses
Topic: Bass airplane flight case
Replies: 30
Views: 3993

Re: Bass airplane flight case

I'll pack something between the strings and fretboard when flying to stop any damage. Does anyone else do this? I've never done that...I don't think there's pressure on the top of the strings when my bass is in its case that would cause damage to the frets. It's possible though, I suppose. Have you...
by Fun Size Nick
17 Nov 2014, 14:06
Forum: Basses
Topic: Squier P5
Replies: 3
Views: 1209

Re: Squier P5

Don't know what pickup is in it - the specs just say 'Fender-designed'. There's a big TB thread about this bass and the consensus is pretty positive. I'm keen to give one a try!
by Fun Size Nick
15 Nov 2014, 17:16
Forum: Basses
Topic: Bass airplane flight case
Replies: 30
Views: 3993

Re: Bass airplane flight case

BassLine wrote:I'll pack something between the strings and fretboard when flying to stop any damage. Does anyone else do this?
I've never done that...I don't think there's pressure on the top of the strings when my bass is in its case that would cause damage to the frets. It's possible though, I suppose.
by Fun Size Nick
15 Nov 2014, 14:16
Forum: Basses
Topic: Bass airplane flight case
Replies: 30
Views: 3993

Re: Bass airplane flight case

Hiscox, absolutely. All the protection without the weight! I've flown all over the place with mine. I usually pack my clothes in with my bass so there's no chance of anything moving around inside.
by Fun Size Nick
15 Nov 2014, 14:03
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Ergonomic Bass Straps
Replies: 43
Views: 4547

Re: Ergonomic Bass Straps

After reading all these posts it left me wondering whether a wide strap is essentially the best for distributing the load and if no matter which strap you use the left shoulder still gets pinged. I have a wide leather strap and its comfy but the weight of the bass over the evening is going to affec...
by Fun Size Nick
14 Nov 2014, 22:49
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Ergonomic Bass Straps
Replies: 43
Views: 4547

Re: Ergonomic Bass Straps

I've been using one of these on my heavy-as-all-get-out '74 Jazz for the last year and a half, and it's changed my life. You want weight distribution? I got weight distribution! 4 and a half inches and padded!
by Fun Size Nick
05 Jun 2014, 13:04
Forum: Basses
Topic: 70s Fender Bass - who's owned them?
Replies: 60
Views: 2622

Re: 70s Fender Bass - who's owned them?

My early 70's jazz (two sources say 1970, one said 72-73) has a very deep neck compared to my 2005 jazz. It's just as narrow across the fretboard but it's thicker - "baseball bat" is a Gibson term that fits. My '74 Jazz has a neck like this - narrow across the nut but very deep front to back. I lov...
by Fun Size Nick
04 Jun 2014, 19:03
Forum: Amps, Preamps, Cabs - Classifieds
Topic: FS: Mesa/Boogie Powerhouse 610
Replies: 2
Views: 704

Re: FS: Mesa/Boogie Powerhouse 610

Sorry, yes, long gone - I haven't been on here in a while! Best chance for good prices for new ones of these are from Pro Audio in Canberra, as they're the importer.
by Fun Size Nick
03 Jun 2014, 18:18
Forum: Basses
Topic: 70s Fender Bass - who's owned them?
Replies: 60
Views: 2622

Re: 70s Fender Bass - who's owned them?

I have a '74 Jazz, and used to own a '79ish Precision. Maintenance and 'grief' haven't been an issue - it's not like it needs new tappets every hundred thousand k's! I never had to do any major work on the P in the 6 or so years I had it. The Jazz had stiff tuning machines, so I replaced them with S...
by Fun Size Nick
29 May 2014, 13:32
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Teeny weeny amps
Replies: 58
Views: 1675

Re: Teeny weeny amps

good luck, ive got an acme B2 with 1000w being pumped into it and its barely enough to keep up with a decent drummer and a guitarist using a 40w blackstar 1x12 Let's not forget, though, that the Acme B2 is legendary for its low sensitivity (the design tradeoff for all of that LF response). A small ...
by Fun Size Nick
26 Apr 2010, 17:32
Forum: Amps, Preamps, Cabs - Classifieds
Topic: FS: Mesa/Boogie Powerhouse 610
Replies: 2
Views: 704

FS: Mesa/Boogie Powerhouse 610

Hi everyone, up for sale is my faithful gigging companion, being sold only because I now reside overseas and was unable to bring it with me. Bought in 2005, it is in great shape apart from some wear to the tolex (easily hidden by gaff if you wish). Detailed photos below. It's a 4 ohm cab, great for ...
by Fun Size Nick
31 Jan 2010, 21:04
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Are vintage instruments still worth the investment?
Replies: 17
Views: 1067

Re: Are vintage instruments still worth the investment?

If you're collecting for money, I don't think the return on investment is that appealing - get a high-interest savings account or buy shares if you're looking to make money that way. As for value as a player's instrument? I think it might be wise to approach each instrument without being overly conc...
by Fun Size Nick
10 Dec 2009, 18:52
Forum: Basses
Topic: Flying with a bass.
Replies: 11
Views: 810

Re: Flying with a bass.

I fly a bit with my basses using hiscox liteflite cases and can't see any reason why I would want to use anything else! It's got all the protection that I need and leaves me with plenty of kilos left for other luggage. I find it interesting that it's accepted that luggage will be put through hell wh...
by Fun Size Nick
08 Nov 2009, 21:11
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: No gig tonight?
Replies: 17
Views: 1020

Re: No gig tonight?

Mate! That's gotta be one of those things pretty high up there on just about everyone's 'list of things that I never, ever want to do'...hope you have a speedy recovery!

No gig tonight...I'm as sick as the proverbial dog.