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Ripper and an L-6S

Ah Post Rock, don't know how any band can make it out of the delay and reverb drenched murk in that genre and get noticed but these guys did.
I like how the guitarist sit for the entire show, it's Post Rock, there's not much to look at anyway so might as well relax and sit down. I dig the Japanese take on "western style music" always with a quirky twist.
As for the EB3 you can hardly hear it, so deep in the mix, i like it.

Gibson Basses / Re: Would you buy a copy of the Gibson Bass Book?
« on: July 28, 2017, 03:25:12 AM »
Thank you Peter,
You book is already on it's way to Down Under. But it may take a while for it to arrive (per snail mail).

Thanks Rob, we all have good ideas from time to time but to complete the task takes strength, persistence and patience, respect to you mate.
Getting to hang with uwe would of been fun and educational.   

Gibson Basses / Re: Would you buy a copy of the Gibson Bass Book?
« on: July 27, 2017, 04:38:32 PM »
Just purchased a copy, really enjoyed the skype interview on youtube. Cant wait to get my hands on it. :)

Fender Basses / Re: Brains trust: Jazz bass help
« on: June 10, 2017, 07:20:19 PM »
Thanks for the help, I've sold it.
It was a choice between spending money on upgrades that I may not be happy with or flipping it. I flipped it.

Gibson Basses / Re: Music videos that feature Thunderbirds
« on: June 08, 2017, 11:23:43 PM »

Fender Basses / Re: Brains trust: Jazz bass help
« on: June 08, 2017, 07:36:16 PM »
Well I've started stage one - set of DR flats definite improvement

Fender Basses / Brains trust: Jazz bass help
« on: June 07, 2017, 03:10:20 PM »
I should probably just post this on TB but it's like asking a question in a subway at peak hour.
I need some wisdom regarding the good old jazz bass.
I recently picked up an early production MIK squier j bass, solid body (probably basswood), really nice neck. I took it to a blues jam and IMO it sounded terrible, all top and bottom with no mids ( no fundamental thump).
I've had a couple of j basses over the year and sold them off because i just prefer the tone of my P bass and Ripper.
I really want to have a J bass in my collection just for the tonal diversity.
My dilemma is whether to upgrade the pickups and pots or just flip it and make a little money on it.
Upgrading the pickups will cost close to what i paid for the bass.
I'm sure if I had a 60's J bass i'll love it.
Do you think this is worth upgrading?

Sa-weet sounding Ripper. Really hear it at around 5:15

Gibson Basses / Re: Modding Gibson LPB-1
« on: February 16, 2017, 12:44:17 AM »
yes, there's a bridge ground.  it was a thicker single strand, yellow insulated wire.

You're right, i forgot but looking back at the pics i took it indeed has a bridge ground.

I'm going to wire it up like an SG bass, V V T and leave the space empty where the pot is closest to the bridge pickup, so annoying when playing with my thumb or playing with a pic and muting and always knocking the volume pot.

Gibson Basses / Re: Modding Gibson LPB-1
« on: February 15, 2017, 04:36:07 PM »
my son and I removed the bart pre from his LPB1 as it distorted all of the time, could not get a clean signal.  we used long shaft 500k pots & 47mf caps.  the bass sounds as expected.  it's one of my favorites, great rock tone.

Did you have to attach a grounding wire to the bridge, like Fender? I don't recall having that in my old Epi Tbirds

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