Anyone like bass guitars?

Dodgy rythym and thick strings here...

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Plus this. The Solidgoldfx as a boost and Dreadbox VCA compression are engaged
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Well lining up photos is a thing

The Solidgoldfx Beta Germanium into the SS style Ashdown really works. Pleased that Toany was able to send my way
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Glorious.

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Good ol TG is restringing and setting up a couple of my Basses so hopefully a report on the Sadowsky strings soon.
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Bah - note to self, read descriptions.... I saw a reduced pickup on musicplanet so bought. Was surfing the rockshop site and thought, ok lets do it properly and bought a reasonably priced neck pickup.

So now I have a lovely passive neck pickup and a lovely active bridge pickup, and never the twain shall meet.

I'll hang onto the active for a future bass build....

p.s. yes wine was involved :grump:
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Since doing the Toany wiring mod I'm far more happy with my neck P-bass pickup... I do wonder how the bridge Jazz I replaced would have sounded, but it was noticeably lower output than the P so I'm confident the $69 including shipping I paid for a Seymour Duncan pickup was worthwhile :mental:
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Ummmm....

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jeremyb wrote: Mon Nov 07, 2022 6:56 pm Switch: https://www.jaycar.co.nz/4-pole-sealed- ... y/p/SR1216

Knobs: https://www.jaycar.co.nz/23mm-knob-blac ... r/p/HK7787

First impressions is the pickups in parallel are noticeably quieter than each individually, was thinking maybe I need to swap the phase of one but reading online apparently its normal and you would expect about a 6db drop... any thoughts listeners?

I just found a suitable rotary switch in my parts stash! Love it when that happens.

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Thinking out loud

What’s an estimate on getting a neck fretted? I have a defretted USA Fender. I don’t need 2 Fretless basses

Any advice or links to recommended Luthiers appreciated

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foal30 wrote: Sat Nov 12, 2022 10:58 am Thinking out loud

What’s an estimate on getting a neck fretted? I have a defretted USA Fender. I don’t need 2 Fretless basses

Any advice or links to recommended Luthiers appreciated

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$4-500 would be about the going rate, not sure who would do it in chch though, maybe Peter Stephen? Might be more expensive through him though…
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bender wrote: Sat Nov 12, 2022 9:10 am
jeremyb wrote: Mon Nov 07, 2022 6:56 pm Switch: https://www.jaycar.co.nz/4-pole-sealed- ... y/p/SR1216

Knobs: https://www.jaycar.co.nz/23mm-knob-blac ... r/p/HK7787

First impressions is the pickups in parallel are noticeably quieter than each individually, was thinking maybe I need to swap the phase of one but reading online apparently its normal and you would expect about a 6db drop... any thoughts listeners?

I just found a suitable rotary switch in my parts stash! Love it when that happens.
Parts stashes rule, I was able to rewire my bass with the old pots I pulled from my Strat when I put the obsidian wire kit in, and I ordered a pedal kit the other day and forgot to order the knobs (it requires 5 small ones) and found some perfect ones I’d used in the past on another pedal that I gutted for parts :lol: so good!
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Iconic bass line plus plus plus

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Wow, this guy!

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