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Other Bass Brands / Re: BaCH Non Reverse Thunderbird Poll
« on: February 21, 2018, 01:30:18 PM »
Ah.  Didn't look too close.

... don't suppose you have any idea where I could get one of their Firebirds?  Apparently I missed those when they came out.

Other Bass Brands / Re: BaCH Non Reverse Thunderbird Poll
« on: February 21, 2018, 10:26:33 AM »
Yep. And not only the NR Tbird. But all Gibson models. Which is a shame, because they were all decent instruments.
I've sold quite a few BaCH SGs, Les Pauls, Flying Vs, Firebirds and Explorers.

They still make a few LP models, at least 3.

Gibson Basses / Re: 53 EB Day
« on: February 20, 2018, 06:52:30 AM »
The single coil never made it to the first EB-0’s. The ‘58 & early ‘59 EB-2’s had the massive single coil pickup, then the coil was split in two to make the first mudbuckers. The pole pieces were moved from the outer edge to the center of the pickup but the cover was still bakelight.

Thanks - totally misremembered that.

Gibson Basses / Re: 53 EB Day
« on: February 18, 2018, 12:48:43 PM »
Score!  Lovely fat ass coil.  That the same as the DC EB0's?

Wow, she is a beaut.

The Outpost Cafe / Re: So, what have you been listening to lately?
« on: February 10, 2018, 08:53:56 AM »
Came across this one again (someone posted a mini doc on another forum) and it's been stuck in my head on/off for 2 weeks.  Never knew these were local boys:

Hey little Donna
Still wanna?
You said to ring you up
When I was in Torronna

The Bass Zone / Re: Big price increase on D'addario strings
« on: February 10, 2018, 08:30:36 AM »
Dammit, I was just trying out switching to Chromes.

knarly, in every possible sense of the word.

Yeah, upside down strat jack is not a half bad idea at all.

Gibson Basses / Re: weird problem
« on: February 09, 2018, 10:07:01 AM »
That would make sense - haven't checked the schem yet, but if the modes have different switch poles for each effect/pickup (becuase each effect applies to only one pup) then yeah.  I hope that's what it is, because that would be an easy and non-intrusive fix.  I haven't had to bend back the leaves of that switch yet (hence my unfamiliarity) so I am due - everyone I know who has /had one has already had to do it at least once.

Gibson Basses / Re: Anyone seen this before?
« on: February 08, 2018, 04:15:49 PM »

Gibson Basses / Re: weird problem
« on: February 07, 2018, 05:09:24 PM »
Wait, y'all think I'm on drugs?  I'd have to be to switch to a P.  I mean I already have a Victory.  And no P does what the RD does.  It's my truth maaaaaaan.

I obviously will be looking at the switches, but if the function switch works in FX mode for bridge and the pup selector works for all in normal mode, then it seems very unlikely to be the issue.

The Bass Zone / Re: No Treble on Facebook
« on: February 07, 2018, 04:30:39 PM »
During a period of unemployment in 82 (called "professional musician" :-\) I borrowed "Up In Smoke" and watched it with my mum, who thought it was really funny... mum was a real prude so most out of character... ;)

On the contrary, I find that conservative/moral authority types enjoy C&C; it reinforces their belief system with the lazy, useless, depraved bum, stoner stereotype.

The Outpost Cafe / Re: Men are doomed
« on: February 06, 2018, 02:56:57 PM »
Well I guess we can't call them crawdads no more. 

Seriously tho, parthogenesis (especially as regards humanity) is very controversial and there are some rather extreme views out there about it (especially from social justivce people; which frankly I find appaling and, to be quite honest stupid and possibley hypocritical).  To be clear, in humans it would require 2 ova (vs an ova and a sperm); self-fertalization would be a very bad thing (think inbreeding); we are a rather more complex, genetically speaking, organism than a fookin crayfish.  Parthogenesis just means reproduction without males.

Gibson Basses / Re: weird problem
« on: February 05, 2018, 03:39:21 PM »
So I took JR to the studio for a drum lesson and he always asks me to jam along so I pick u-p thje RD.  %#*!  No neck pickup output.  After some fussing abotu I realise it's just the neck pickup in FX mode that does not work.  Thats' the mode I use all the time and it's bloody maddening because it was totally fine a couple days ago and been sitting there on the stand ever since.

At least the bridge pickup works.  It's the only bass where I use that on the regular/most of the time.

Bass Amps & Effects / Re: I am building something ambitious
« on: February 02, 2018, 04:24:52 PM »
Yeah... I've only ever actually heard that story as told by Gar Gillies; basicially the same but with more explatives.

Anyway, I have learned that power tube (tetrode/pentode) distortion is what I like best - e.g. all my favorite mic preamps have a pentode in them, not just the same old 12A whatevers.  Also the key is not driving the snot out of a triode but overdriving multiple cascaded gain stages.  Tet/Pentodes get you there in fewer stages than triodes - dunno why, they just do.

The Herzog, being the Champ circuit, has a 6V6 tetrode in it (and you can dime it - the line has an attenuator).  Adding the Stinger fuzz puts another triode as well as another pentode (6AN8 tube, which I love the sound of - I have other gear using those) in the circuit so I am really thinking this will be the one; my ultimate dirt machine.

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