Anyone like bass guitars?

Dodgy rythym and thick strings here...

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This turned up yesterday. Gibson Non Reverse Thunderbird in Faded Pelham Blue. Great build quality. My first Thunderbird bass so feels very different to the Jazz and Precision. Smaller headstock and hipshot light tuners limit neck dive. Long reach to the first fret though!
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Hell yes, that’s gorgeous
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That is a dream Bass for me
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That's very cool :-)
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If no one has said bags it yet. Bags
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Cheers all. I am really pleased with it. It is better to play standing up, sitting down it sits well forward. Not a major issue but quite different to the P bass. I see Sweetwater have stock again, a couple of demo’s also. Dibs duly noted Kev!

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That is beautiful. That Fender you have for sale is also BTW, if anyone was thinking about it. I have played it briefly and it is superb.
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14 years between String change

Chromes are off , they will go on the Precision because those 19 year old strings have pretty much expired.

Given how filthy this Jazz is as my least played instrument I shudder to think what gung and debris will be on the P Bass
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I was polishing the knob vigorously and the nut fell out

That has never happened before
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Filthy as.

Steel wool not made a heap of difference. Meths and cotton buds got 5 layers of gunk out of the bridge
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I'm glad you're cleaning that and not some poor luthier, with surgical gloves and a mask. You know you can take the strings off, clean your bits and then put them back on without losing the 18 years of fat and shit that has embedded itself in your strings (and I do probably mean shit)....

Its a little bit more hygenic.

Oh and boil them before you put them back on, at least that will kill some of the germs :sick:
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Bg wrote: Wed Dec 22, 2021 3:36 pm I'm glad you're cleaning that and not some poor luthier, with surgical gloves and a mask. You know you can take the strings off, clean your bits and then put them back on without losing the 18 years of fat and shit that has embedded itself in your strings (and I do probably mean shit)....

Its a little bit more hygenic.

Oh and boil them before you put them back on, at least that will kill some of the germs :sick:
I try and avoid changing strings.. absolutely loathe it
Often need assistance to do it as well depending on how my hands are
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Got 2 Basses unstrung but cleaned waiting on delivery. Corrosion on the chrome parts of the Fretless Jazz.

Suspect the frets are on their last legs so Luthier shortly for the P Bass
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You don't need to wait for a string change to clear the gunk is what I'm saying.... Take them off once a year, clear all the debris, put the same strings back on. And yeah, can't beat two balls...

Big eye opener for me as too how much skin/flesh/shit is in your strings, was when I got half flats. And how quickly they felt just like flats - as debris built up in them. Matter of days... at least its all mine.

I'd hate to look through a microscope at strings, but I suspect it would be worse than the bar tenders bowl of peanuts.
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I played a guitar in a store recently and it must have belonged to a chain smoker ,,,, it was tacky and smelt .
Funnily enough I didn’t buy the guitar and went and bought some jig and baby wipes from the dairy…
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