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Gibson Basses / Re: It's in my back yard and it's killing me
« on: November 23, 2017, 04:37:33 PM »
  :o

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Other Bass Brands / Re: Eastwood EB1
« on: November 23, 2017, 04:34:09 PM »
Man, they totally f***ed it up - they put real F holes on the thing and actually made it hollow  :P

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Ah, another post war collective syndrome; selbstgroytuer.   :mrgreen:

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The Bass Zone / Re: String Voodoo
« on: November 21, 2017, 08:32:46 AM »
The last time I changed strings the day of a gig, I had to retune after every song.  It's actually a generally accepted best practise to not do that.  Even touring 'pros' (mostly guitar vs bass) who change strings for every gig don't do it right before the gig (but rather after the last gig).  They are also very good with the manual stretching (jope y'all know what I mean by that).

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The Bass Zone / Re: String Voodoo
« on: November 20, 2017, 10:41:44 AM »
If the wrap around the post isn't tight (or too many winds - 4 max, ideally 3) and/or  the string is new you will get stretching as the string settles on the post and  the metal stretches under tension for the first time - slowly gives up slack until it reaches a stable homeostasis vs tension.  I never intonate until the next day after changing strings (tune up 1/2 to full step overnight after a careful mount job and manual stretching before bringing up to pitch). 

When you removed the flat B it was under tension for a bit so the metal may have stretched out, and when remounted you may have done a good job on the post and so it didn't stretch any more and was stable.

Maybe, just the first thought that came to mind.

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The Bass Zone / Re: Post Your Music!
« on: November 20, 2017, 08:59:37 AM »
The band I play drums in just finished an EP with a old dude who used to do front of house for (among others) Bon Jovi (in his heyday not post haircut).  Quirky drone/shoegaze pop. IMHO this isn't even the best track off the EP; band leader holding back for a more elaborate release.



Band I play bass in is currently mixing.  The song I wrote didn't make it cuz the drummer (who may have kinda dropped out of the band due to working on a documentary of The Punks; not actually sure if just extended break while we mix or not - been meaning to call him up and say hi) couldn't nail a take he was happy  with.  Might just redo that one myself, cuz goddamn it it's my only song on the entire record (I sing on a few others).

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Other Bass Brands / Re: Old Gretsch
« on: November 20, 2017, 07:12:00 AM »
I thought the tuners were just small, but that's a massive headstock.

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The Bass Zone / Re: String Voodoo
« on: November 20, 2017, 07:10:46 AM »
Was the round also new?

Possibly a combination of hasty post wrap and some stretching going on (bigger issue with bigger strings, such a a low B).

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Other Bass Brands / Re: Old Gretsch
« on: November 18, 2017, 07:49:07 AM »
Interesting.  The seller  does say it is a 6070 -  I forgot to mention that earlier.  The price did seem pretty good though (still out of reach for me - especially given what Ilian is saying about playability). That's probably mostly due to the neck heel binding cap missing.

Love the finish tho - is that wear on the neck or the original burst?

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Well hello.

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Other Bass Brands / Re: Old Gretsch
« on: November 17, 2017, 10:57:26 AM »
Agreed - I just don't like the big ass rear cover, but it's just the back.

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Other Bass Brands / Old Gretsch
« on: November 17, 2017, 08:50:49 AM »
For some reason we get a lot of these (and similar modles) locally (usually at 12th Fret, but this is a private sale).  Looks nice and reasonably well kept.  Price seems not too bad either (CAD2.1K - which is about US$1.6k); but still out of my range.  Nice to look at tho.
















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Gibson Basses / Re: It's in my back yard and it's killing me
« on: November 15, 2017, 02:39:36 PM »

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Gibson Basses / Re: It's in my back yard and it's killing me
« on: November 14, 2017, 06:53:47 PM »
That's what I thought, Dave.  Thanks for the confirm.

Figure a pickup swap/electronics tweak will take care of it.

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Gibson Basses / Re: It's in my back yard and it's killing me
« on: November 14, 2017, 04:15:24 PM »
That's one tip off, I thought, that the seller won't listen to reason.

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