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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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Gibson Basses / Re: It's in my back yard and it's killing me
« on: November 14, 2017, 01:15:16 PM »
So, in our desperation and old age we tend to settle..... now what do you think the chances are of this guy accepting a reasonable offer (the last one on ebay , black, which is nicer than this clown burst, went for US$500  = CA$640):

https://www.kijiji.ca/v-guitar/kitchener-waterloo/epiphone-hallow-body-rivoli-bass/1313185770?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true

le sigh

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Gibson Basses / Re: 2018 Gibson basses. New basses, new topic :)
« on: November 14, 2017, 12:32:52 PM »
Newer maple board Fenders with thin polyurethane or polyester finishes don't go gray like the old nitro finishes that just wear away. Unless you "relic" them trying to obtain a filthy look .

Any finish will wear away with enough finger vibratro (or just bending) and roundwounds - just a matter of (more) time with more modern finishes, but yeah, when I say laquerred I meant to include poly finishes in that.  The point is they don't leave maple fingerboards naked , or at least it is very uncommon to find.

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This has been posted before but thought it was worth a repost for singer Chuck Mosley - RIP



Yep; by me  :mrgreen: :toast: :mrgreen:

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Gibson Basses / Re: 2018 Gibson basses. New basses, new topic :)
« on: November 11, 2017, 02:37:26 PM »
The ones I've seen were (as were all other maple boards I have ever seen.... with the sole exception of the maple board on the random free project bass I was recently gifted - feels completely free of finish - not even any oil... possibly stripped prior to being refretted, I dunno).

If not lacquered it goes grey.  Look at a pic of a well used 50s/early 60s maple board Tele. 

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