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Gibson Basses / Re: New Embassy at Sam Ash
« on: January 04, 2018, 12:00:35 PM »
sorry to hear that...I have been considering an Embassy

The Bass Zone / Re: String Voodoo
« on: December 08, 2017, 06:19:51 AM »
For shits and giggles I tried the free string they sent. Totally different. Liveley, vibrates true...almost like a TI Jazz flat.  Good harmonics.  The original string was defective.

The Bass Zone / Re: String Voodoo
« on: November 28, 2017, 06:13:17 AM »
Figured it out-

Idiot operator error...

Pickups were too close to strings...strings are supple and very magnetic...pickups have huge very powerful magnets...

Cranked them down almost all the way and weird overtones and intonation issues go away...

Boy I feel stupid

The Bass Zone / Re: String Voodoo
« on: November 27, 2017, 01:16:52 PM »
Labella is sending a new string...pretty awesome customer service

Gibson Basses / Re: Another EB price drop
« on: November 27, 2017, 07:43:20 AM »
I think the earlier shape is cool in a quirky kitsch sort of way.

cross between Mosrite and T Bird

The Bass Zone / Re: String Voodoo
« on: November 27, 2017, 06:45:32 AM »
Took some time and checked every fret on my tuner...just because you get the twelfth fret in doesn't mean the rest of the speaking length rings true.

The intonation was still pretty wacky...I just ordered a standard Labella 128 for the B string. Hopefully it will ring truer.

The Bass Zone / Re: String Voodoo
« on: November 21, 2017, 09:14:08 AM »
What I am trying to do now. Very satisfied with the Labella Low Tension Flexible flats. Especially now that the B string sounds better.

Hope they hang in there a couple years.

The Outpost Cafe / Re: Attention Neil Young fans &model train collectors
« on: November 20, 2017, 08:22:26 AM »
Didn't he just get divorced and marry some actress...?

Maybe he doesn't have room at her condo.

The Bass Zone / Re: String Voodoo
« on: November 20, 2017, 08:14:41 AM »
Round was new...

Just don't understand how I could re-mount the flatwound, and have it sound fine.

Can strings get twisted, or something in installation?

The Bass Zone / String Voodoo
« on: November 20, 2017, 06:16:50 AM »
Wasn't happy with the B String from a set of Labella "Low Tension Flexible Flats"...

The intonation was all over the get frets 1-5 to intonate, the rest of the string  (higher notes) were out of sounded dead and was a general mess...just did not "ring" properly.

Put on a round wound B string I had around the sounded terrible...

Got frustrated, and re-mounted the flat wound B string, and it sounded fine. No intonation problems, and it rang true...WTF?

Gibson Basses / Re: Ripper project - questions
« on: November 02, 2017, 12:14:45 PM »
That is one fine-sounding fretless

The Outpost Cafe / Re: And There You Have It
« on: October 20, 2017, 07:11:09 AM »
Gotta agree about most Zeppelin.  I liked the first couple albums. That's it.

Other Bass Brands / Re: De Gier Lowlander
« on: October 18, 2017, 09:32:01 AM »
I kinda like it.

Like I like my Dano Longhorn...

Hoping to hear more reviews of the pickup quality...

Bill's Shop: Projects, Mods & Repairs / Re: Precision Replacement neck
« on: October 11, 2017, 07:18:30 AM »
Bought a mexi-P neck. Looks like it should just drop in.

Only work should be cutting the nut, and I do know how to do that.

Gibson Basses / Re: NAMM update from Chris (Embassy and Tbird content)
« on: October 06, 2017, 07:32:55 AM »
Has anyone purchased the Embassy yet?

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