Anyone like bass guitars?

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foal30 wrote: Sun Oct 24, 2021 12:07 pm 20211024_122041.jpg

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After 18 years I'm going to have to clean and restring my Precision. The Chromes have pretty much died.

Might restring with LaBella 760FS
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foal30 wrote: Sun Nov 07, 2021 8:10 am After 18 years I'm going to have to clean and restring my Precision. The Chromes have pretty much died.

Might restring with LaBella 760FS
Great strings! I have a set of 760M (James Jamerson) which I've swapped from P bass to P bass. Massive strings, but also very high tension. I think the 760FS are much more manageable :-)
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Thomastiks are low tension and sound perfect
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smallface wrote: Sun Nov 07, 2021 9:31 am
foal30 wrote: Sun Nov 07, 2021 8:10 am After 18 years I'm going to have to clean and restring my Precision. The Chromes have pretty much died.

Might restring with LaBella 760FS
Great strings! I have a set of 760M (James Jamerson) which I've swapped from P bass to P bass. Massive strings, but also very high tension. I think the 760FS are much more manageable :-)
I'm just giving them a try out assuming they actually arrive
I have use LaBellas before but can't remember what version

I've got Sadowskys on my MTB which are LaBella made.
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Kev77 wrote: Sun Nov 07, 2021 10:50 am Thomastiks are low tension and sound perfect
The GHS which arrived on the new Tobias are IMO less tension than LaBella and Daddario Chromes. But I can't compare to TI's.
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foal30 wrote: Tue Nov 09, 2021 12:09 pm
Kev77 wrote: Sun Nov 07, 2021 10:50 am Thomastiks are low tension and sound perfect
The GHS which arrived on the new Tobias are IMO less tension than LaBella and Daddario Chromes. But I can't compare to TI's.
We could all do with a bit less tension I reckon.....
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Or if ridiculous tension is your thing, there’s always rotosounds
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TmcB wrote: Mon Mar 22, 2021 9:01 pm BA839C95-AA24-4240-8623-901EC987A28E.jpeg

My new baby

Neville has new stock just arrived
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Kev77 wrote: Wed Apr 28, 2021 7:56 pm Anything Markbass is solid
Thinking about theit 1000W Power Amp

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So I contacted a Bass pickup builder directly and said the proverbial “take my money “. But most a motivated response, is money so last year?
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foal30 wrote: Sun Nov 21, 2021 5:51 pm
TmcB wrote: Mon Mar 22, 2021 9:01 pm BA839C95-AA24-4240-8623-901EC987A28E.jpeg

My new baby

Neville has new stock just arrived
That’s my one!

I love it so much. Sounds grindy and gnarly as hell, which I love because I can always smooth it out with my playing, tone knob, or rolling the bridge pickup in but it’s hard to put it back.

I think it might actually the most perfectly spec’d bass I’ve ever had straight out of the box. I haven’t had to adjust action or string bright or pickup height. The most I’ve done is put strap locks on. Totally unheard of for me.
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Anyone have any spare flat wounds that aren’t D’Addario Chromes that they could sell me? I don’t have anything against D’Addarios- just wanted to try something else, and no one seems to have any in stock.

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bender wrote: Mon Nov 22, 2021 7:47 am Anyone have any spare flat wounds that aren’t D’Addario Chromes that they could sell me? I don’t have anything against D’Addarios- just wanted to try something else, and no one seems to have any in stock.
I'll have a look

If nothing here now , when the LaBella order arrives I will have some GHS Pressure Wound I can send you
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What scale length is your bass?
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