Anyone like bass guitars?

Dodgy rythym and thick strings here...

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Re: Anyone like bass guitars?

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StrummersOfThunder wrote: Mon Nov 06, 2023 2:44 pm
smallface wrote: Mon Nov 06, 2023 2:33 pm
StrummersOfThunder wrote: Sun Nov 05, 2023 5:52 pm

Cheers for that
I'll check my old stinky tonight ;-)
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smallface wrote: Mon Nov 06, 2023 2:33 pm
StrummersOfThunder wrote: Sun Nov 05, 2023 5:52 pm
Bg wrote: Sun Nov 05, 2023 5:31 pm

I'm pretty sure he has more than one, I've pinged him on the farcebook.
Cheers for that
I'll check my old stinky tonight ;-)
Hang about, why no questioning of old stinky... what is the matter with this forum? Did we get a new female ahem member.
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https://www.mdrlighting.co.nz/ashdown-v ... e-amp.html

I’ve got the big brother CTM-300 , apparently the CTM-30 is very cool
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I'd quite like the CTM-300 to be honest. I miss tubes.

Plus I'm having some issues with the Markbass...I posted this over at Talkbass, but maybe one of the bass heads here can help:

My Markbass Little Mark Vintage (Gold Line) has a weird intermittent fault where it powers up, then immediately seems to power off (all the lights turn off, including the tube). Then, the nanosecond I flick the power switch to turn it off, the lights come back on - and then go off again.

It doesn't do it every time, but it does it most of the time. After a few power cycles it seems to sort itself out. Sometimes it seems like removing the cable from the input helps, but I might be imagining that.

Once it's going, I've never had a problem with the amp. But it also means I have a hard time trusting it at gigs...

I'm sure the advice will be to try a tech, but is there anything I can investigate beforehand? Or a systematic way to rule out problems?

And has anyone experienced something similar?

I just know an 'intermittent issue' is a recipe for an expensive bill...

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Faulty switch me thinks
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Artist are doing headless bass guitars now, normal and multi scale, much excite!
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Jay wrote: Sun Nov 05, 2023 8:29 am Can you measure distance from tailpiece to tuner post for both the E and the A please?
E - 90 cm
A - 94.5 cm

Measured on my Jan 64 500/1 which has the long tailpiece. The short tailpiece was introduced mid 64 and used to accommodate longer strings I think.

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smallface wrote: Mon Nov 06, 2023 11:01 pm
Jay wrote: Sun Nov 05, 2023 8:29 am Can you measure distance from tailpiece to tuner post for both the E and the A please?
E - 90 cm
A - 94.5 cm

Measured on my Jan 64 500/1 which has the long tailpiece. The short tailpiece was introduced mid 64 and used to accommodate longer strings I think.

Pics below to show the difference.

Hofner 63 long tailpiece.JPG
Hofner 65 short tailpiece.JPG
Man thats nice
Might get a cheaky hofner decal for the upper body on mine :)

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in terms of cab for home and occasional giggingrecording use:
Ampeg pf20t amp with :
2x10 cab or 1 x15? (flip top)

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StrummersOfThunder wrote: Tue Nov 07, 2023 7:31 am
smallface wrote: Mon Nov 06, 2023 11:01 pm
Jay wrote: Sun Nov 05, 2023 8:29 am Can you measure distance from tailpiece to tuner post for both the E and the A please?
E - 90 cm
A - 94.5 cm

Measured on my Jan 64 500/1 which has the long tailpiece. The short tailpiece was introduced mid 64 and used to accommodate longer strings I think.

Pics below to show the difference.

Hofner 63 long tailpiece.JPG
Hofner 65 short tailpiece.JPG
Man thats nice
Might get a cheaky hofner decal for the upper body on mine :)
Yes it's lovely , but not mine unfortunately.
Here's my 3 :-)
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1966 500/1 - 1965 Senator Bass - 1964 500/1
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smallface wrote: Tue Nov 07, 2023 8:03 am
StrummersOfThunder wrote: Tue Nov 07, 2023 7:31 am
smallface wrote: Mon Nov 06, 2023 11:01 pm
E - 90 cm
A - 94.5 cm

Measured on my Jan 64 500/1 which has the long tailpiece. The short tailpiece was introduced mid 64 and used to accommodate longer strings I think.

Pics below to show the difference.

Hofner 63 long tailpiece.JPG
Hofner 65 short tailpiece.JPG
Man thats nice
Might get a cheaky hofner decal for the upper body on mine :)
Yes it's lovely , but not mine unfortunately.
Here's my 3 :-)
Left to right
1966 500/1 - 1965 Senator Bass - 1964 500/1

My Hofners.jpg
Omg... :mental:
So...I grew up a raving Macca / beatles fan. All through high school pretty much devoted to learning every bass line. Self taught along with piano and guitar. My dad bought me that big white beatles music book. Also he bought me my first CD player and I used to spend my hours in the sleep out with that book and various beatles CDs playing along. At the time I had a samick bass, but when I got a supermarket job (and also one making boxes) I eventually afforded one of those epiphone violin basses. I thought it was the coolest thing ever! I remember seeing an actual hofner on the wall in cadenza guitars in takapuna. Man oh man I used to just go into the store to look at the old wood grain on it and the weird flat wound strings.
Once I saw a hofner for sale one for sale in the local trade and exchange for $500 and I begged my folks to call them up but once we did it had gone.

Then university/jobs/life/changes of musical taste ensued and I all but forgot about my frothing adoration of that bass. It wasnt really until I got back into guitar stuff and started ordering things from Japan and noticed that bass in the back ground (story allready told) that It resparked things.

As soon as I get the strings back on this bad boy my first port of call wil be to put on a bit of 'Dear Prudence' and play along. Always loved that.

I was in the garage yesterday cleaning the hofner up a bit. truss rod nut got some penetrating lubricant and a turn. Neck straightens nicely. Board cleaned and oiled and frets a fine sand and polish.

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smallface wrote: Tue Nov 07, 2023 8:03 am
StrummersOfThunder wrote: Tue Nov 07, 2023 7:31 am
smallface wrote: Mon Nov 06, 2023 11:01 pm
E - 90 cm
A - 94.5 cm

Measured on my Jan 64 500/1 which has the long tailpiece. The short tailpiece was introduced mid 64 and used to accommodate longer strings I think.

Pics below to show the difference.

Hofner 63 long tailpiece.JPG
Hofner 65 short tailpiece.JPG
Man thats nice
Might get a cheaky hofner decal for the upper body on mine :)
Yes it's lovely , but not mine unfortunately.
Here's my 3 :-)
Left to right
1966 500/1 - 1965 Senator Bass - 1964 500/1

My Hofners.jpg
Leftie has a seriously delicious case of finish checking.
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robthemac wrote: Tue Nov 07, 2023 10:14 am
smallface wrote: Tue Nov 07, 2023 8:03 am
StrummersOfThunder wrote: Tue Nov 07, 2023 7:31 am

Man thats nice
Might get a cheaky hofner decal for the upper body on mine :)
Yes it's lovely , but not mine unfortunately.
Here's my 3 :-)
Left to right
1966 500/1 - 1965 Senator Bass - 1964 500/1

My Hofners.jpg
Leftie has a seriously delicious case of finish checking.
For what ever reason it seems more prevalent with 66 Hofners. Strange.
The Senator is sitting in a friend's studio at the moment. He loves it more that the Beatle basses :-)
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