Anyone like bass guitars?

Dodgy rythym and thick strings here...

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Took the GZR PJ set out of my Lakland today, and replaced it with a Fralin P and a Lakland single coil I had from my DJ4. I’ve got a Dimarzio Ultra Jazz Bridge on the way to swap out the single for a split coil for no noise. Also, blends or Vol/Vol setups are impossible for me to hear the difference on so I wired up a rotary switch to to P/PJ/J without changing the appearance of 3 knobs.

I’d wanted a Fralin P forever but Nordstrand always seemed slightly more accessible or within my price range.

Fralin was so much better than the GZR and a really rich, beautiful P sound. Bit of grind up top, punchy enveloping lows, sweet midrange, just beautiful. Lakland single was surprisingly no slouch either.

GZR’s sound great with gain/drive but they have a grind high midrange, shy bottom end, and reasonable treble. A great pickup but not what I’m after at the moment and the J is pretty anaemic.

Stoked with this afternoon’s tinkering, and look forward to receiving the Dimarzio to finish it off
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Nice, TmcB. I'm pretty keen to put a Fralin P'J set in my ESP. Better start saving I guess...

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TmcB wrote: Sat Aug 06, 2022 9:34 pm Took the GZR PJ set out of my Lakland today, and replaced it with a Fralin P and a Lakland single coil I had from my DJ4. I’ve got a Dimarzio Ultra Jazz Bridge on the way to swap out the single for a split coil for no noise. Also, blends or Vol/Vol setups are impossible for me to hear the difference on so I wired up a rotary switch to to P/PJ/J without changing the appearance of 3 knobs.

I’d wanted a Fralin P forever but Nordstrand always seemed slightly more accessible or within my price range.

Fralin was so much better than the GZR and a really rich, beautiful P sound. Bit of grind up top, punchy enveloping lows, sweet midrange, just beautiful. Lakland single was surprisingly no slouch either.

GZR’s sound great with gain/drive but they have a grind high midrange, shy bottom end, and reasonable treble. A great pickup but not what I’m after at the moment and the J is pretty anaemic.

Stoked with this afternoon’s tinkering, and look forward to receiving the Dimarzio to finish it off
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foal30 wrote: Thu Aug 04, 2022 9:31 pm
jhyang549 wrote: Thu Aug 04, 2022 6:56 pm
foal30 wrote: Thu Aug 04, 2022 6:45 pm Nice one

Let me know how you like the strings, I got some SS Rounds and Flats from Gheraldo but yet to fit them 😂😂
:rofl: I'll buy them from you in 2 years
Hopefully next week, highly likely given weather forecast
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Kev77 wrote: Mon Aug 08, 2022 5:11 pm
TmcB wrote: Sat Aug 06, 2022 9:34 pm Took the GZR PJ set out of my Lakland today, and replaced it with a Fralin P and a Lakland single coil I had from my DJ4. I’ve got a Dimarzio Ultra Jazz Bridge on the way to swap out the single for a split coil for no noise. Also, blends or Vol/Vol setups are impossible for me to hear the difference on so I wired up a rotary switch to to P/PJ/J without changing the appearance of 3 knobs.

I’d wanted a Fralin P forever but Nordstrand always seemed slightly more accessible or within my price range.

Fralin was so much better than the GZR and a really rich, beautiful P sound. Bit of grind up top, punchy enveloping lows, sweet midrange, just beautiful. Lakland single was surprisingly no slouch either.

GZR’s sound great with gain/drive but they have a grind high midrange, shy bottom end, and reasonable treble. A great pickup but not what I’m after at the moment and the J is pretty anaemic.

Stoked with this afternoon’s tinkering, and look forward to receiving the Dimarzio to finish it off
Pics please
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I am six months into my bass journey now - very little guitar playing and about 1 or 2 hours on bass a day. Sheesh, what a pleasure of an instrument to play. I am getting the hang of singing and playing at the same time and have a three piece on the boil. It feels like I have a new lease on life!
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crowbgood1 wrote: Thu Aug 11, 2022 7:57 pm I am six months into my bass journey now - very little guitar playing and about 1 or 2 hours on bass a day. Sheesh, what a pleasure of an instrument to play. I am getting the hang of singing and playing at the same time and have a three piece on the boil. It feels like I have a new lease on life!
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jhyang549 wrote: Thu Aug 11, 2022 3:20 pm
foal30 wrote: Thu Aug 04, 2022 9:31 pm
jhyang549 wrote: Thu Aug 04, 2022 6:56 pm

:rofl: I'll buy them from you in 2 years
Hopefully next week, highly likely given weather forecast
Have you put them on yet? I received them today and put them on. I very much like them. Love the feel and the tone compared to the stock D'addrario roundwounds I've had on before. Thanks for telling us about Gheraldo.

Surprised how well my new Cort A4 Plus is setup out of the box. Did neck relief and action measurements and it's almost perfect for me.
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My Strat looks like it’s shrunk in the wash!
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That’s a cheeky wee fiver!
Where did you get that?
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TmcB wrote: Sun Aug 21, 2022 2:54 pm That’s a cheeky wee fiver!
Where did you get that?
Dirty old Artist guitars! Shes a heavy beast, needs a bit of setup work, but for $350 delivered shes a bargain!
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Weathers crapped out again in Otautahi

So a recording session tomorrow on the Fretless Stingray.

If there’s time I’ll try and record my Quiz Night Bass Motif’s thang.

We can have an NZG quiz
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That 5string Music Man HH Stingray is still listed on TradeMe for $2k right now. Great deal.
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My Warmoth ’72 p-bass. Love it. :thumbup: :thumbup:
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