Anyone like bass guitars?

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Re: Anyone like bass guitars?

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bender wrote: Thu Mar 10, 2022 9:49 am
smallface wrote: Thu Mar 10, 2022 8:51 am
foal30 wrote: Thu Mar 10, 2022 8:22 am

The Cure Tribute band? :D

Matching Red Headstock is definitely a good look

What string gauges and can it fit the tremolo bar?
95 - 26 seems to be a good guage. Any smaller on the bottom E rattles too much. The tremelo arm works well, but is very lose and yet on the Squier Bass VI seems to be no problem. Very strange.
There's a long list of cool songs done on the VI actually (Beatles of course amongst others :-) )
Rad guitar! I’ve always loved those.

A loose tremolo arm is an easy fix- just give the portion of it that fits into the collet a gentle bend. I’ve been doing that on Jazzmasters for years.
A non-destructive way is to wrap a bit of tread tape around it.
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Re: Anyone like bass guitars?

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H671 wrote: Thu Mar 10, 2022 10:25 am
bender wrote: Thu Mar 10, 2022 9:49 am
smallface wrote: Thu Mar 10, 2022 8:51 am

95 - 26 seems to be a good guage. Any smaller on the bottom E rattles too much. The tremelo arm works well, but is very lose and yet on the Squier Bass VI seems to be no problem. Very strange.
There's a long list of cool songs done on the VI actually (Beatles of course amongst others :-) )
Rad guitar! I’ve always loved those.

A loose tremolo arm is an easy fix- just give the portion of it that fits into the collet a gentle bend. I’ve been doing that on Jazzmasters for years.
A non-destructive way is to wrap a bit of tread tape around it.
That doesn’t work as well. The amount of bend you need is minuscule- definitely wouldn’t call it destructive.

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Re: Anyone like bass guitars?

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bender wrote: Thu Mar 10, 2022 9:49 am

A loose tremolo arm is an easy fix- just give the portion of it that fits into the collet a gentle bend. I’ve been doing that on Jazzmasters for years.
This works. Yet another option is a Staytrem collet — a nicely machined bit of kit with a nylon sleeve inside that stops the flop and means the arm rotates real smooth. I have one on my Jazzmaster. Bonus is that the replacement vibrato arm is nicely curved and more vintagey looking than the stock Fender one.

https://staytrem.com/epages/950002362.s ... _Category2

I didn't really have any issues with the stock collet, apart from the metal on metal being occasionally squeaky, and the Staytrem one's about 15% better overall. Sometimes it's the small details that are the most satisfying, though.

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Doing some 80’s reminiscing today as I couldn’t be bothered working properly :lolno:

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Is TM user dannyb83 on here?
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