Anyone like bass guitars?

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Re: Anyone like bass guitars?

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Bg wrote: Wed Jul 20, 2022 5:42 pm
Kev77 wrote: Wed Jul 20, 2022 5:37 pm
Bg wrote: Wed Jul 20, 2022 5:19 pm what are they sounding like, the rounds on my P-bass are so spanky its unreal :( Sounds like a tele.... maybe I'm just used to flats nowadays
Rounds on a P is verboten
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I really like half-rounds on it. I have a Weta P as well, a weird one that Dave gifted me, with a P-90 in the neck and normal P pickup in the bridge, one I got from you IIRC. That sounded really ultra-spanky with weird overtones.
So a humbucker at the Neck and a P at the bridge?

Kev did have a Weta but I don’t remember it having 2 pick ups

Halfwounds are an acquired taste. I don’t have any instruments strung with Half’s anymore and I don’t think I’ve even got any spare sets
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Half rounds feel sticky for a while, but then your bits of skin etc stick in them and they feel like flats. Only took a couple of days before they felt good.
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This is the Sadowsky guy

https://www.trademe.co.nz/a/marketplace ... 3690470899

I’ve not tried the Blue flats. However the Black flats are amazing but sadly no longer made

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Current string stock.

I wonder how long strings last t? Probably bought the DR longneck SS Rounds 10 years ago.
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anything other than stainless are probably rusty as fuck.... I have a boatload of labella double ball guitar strings, kept in a tupperware container, from about 10 years ago. Black and nasty, but hey - they may come in handy one day.
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Bg wrote: Sun Jul 24, 2022 4:37 pm anything other than stainless are probably rusty as fuck.... I have a boatload of labella double ball guitar strings, kept in a tupperware container, from about 10 years ago. Black and nasty, but hey - they may come in handy one day.

Ok.

I don’t have any Nickel strings. SS only for me.

Yep hang onto double ball end
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Sadowsky flats have arrived

Maybe a job for Sunday. Might put them on a Jazz Bass
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spent a bit of time fettling my P-Bass this week, lowered the pickup right down, shimmed the neck so I had more action adjustment and now its sounding and feeling way better with the roundwounds. They're still spanky but I'm sure they'll dull down over time....

Need some half-rounds for the weta though.
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Bg wrote: Fri Jul 29, 2022 10:14 pm spent a bit of time fettling my P-Bass this week, lowered the pickup right down, shimmed the neck so I had more action adjustment and now its sounding and feeling way better with the roundwounds. They're still spanky but I'm sure they'll dull down over time....

Need some half-rounds for the weta though.
Have you tried GHS Pressurewound? I quite like them, only tried them by accident, they came fitted on a Bass I bought.
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I haven't, I've just been through non-descript round, half-round and flats. Though the flats are stainless, could be GHS.
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Bg wrote: Sun Jul 31, 2022 5:03 pm I haven't, I've just been through non-descript round, half-round and flats. Though the flats are stainless, could be GHS.
What colour silks are the flats?
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Not sold on the EMG GZR’s in my Lakland.

Anyone got a vintage/60’s style p bass pickup they’d like to part with, or even better a PJ set?
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foal30 wrote: Sun Jul 31, 2022 9:10 pm
Bg wrote: Sun Jul 31, 2022 5:03 pm I haven't, I've just been through non-descript round, half-round and flats. Though the flats are stainless, could be GHS.
What colour silks are the flats?
Blue
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Bg wrote: Mon Aug 01, 2022 1:42 pm
foal30 wrote: Sun Jul 31, 2022 9:10 pm
Bg wrote: Sun Jul 31, 2022 5:03 pm I haven't, I've just been through non-descript round, half-round and flats. Though the flats are stainless, could be GHS.
What colour silks are the flats?
Blue
Chromes have Blue silks. Are the ball ends Green, Red, Black etc?…
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