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by David
Wed Sep 24, 2014 10:41 am
Forum: Amps & Speaker
Topic: Are low impedance cabinets inferior?
Replies: 16
Views: 6017

Re: Are low impedance cabinets inferior?

Excellent, thanks for that cjj I think I'll use the speakon socket instead of the jack socket on my cab and get a good cable, is ther really a big difference in cable quality ? I think speakon sockets prevent shorting so worth using 1/4" to speakon cable with a 400RB as its safer at the cab end at ...
by David
Wed Sep 24, 2014 10:34 am
Forum: Amps & Speaker
Topic: Are low impedance cabinets inferior?
Replies: 16
Views: 6017

Re: Are low impedance cabinets inferior?

Where 'I' is current and "^2" means "squared. So, for a given Power value (watts) the lower the R (resistance/impedance), the higher the current has to be. So, for 200 Watts, we get the following: 8 ohms, current is 5 amps 4 ohms, current is 7.07 amps Except a GK400RB will be 125 watts with a singl...
by David
Sat Sep 13, 2014 1:58 pm
Forum: General Bass Topics
Topic: Anyone G.A.S free?
Replies: 93
Views: 29402

Re: Anyone G.A.S free?

foal30 wrote:I'm not sure what buying a new reissue would cost
Rockshop have one listed for $3799 so even with the usual 15% discount it'll still cost a fair bit more than an original one
by David
Sat Sep 13, 2014 1:54 pm
Forum: General Bass Topics
Topic: Anyone G.A.S free?
Replies: 93
Views: 29402

Re: Anyone G.A.S free?

You've saved up $4000.00 Shame your're not in Auckland, you could try/buy my Fender American Vintage 75 re-issue - with $4K you'd have almost enough change for an original 70s one too :lol: Joking aside, if you buy a new '74 re-issue and ever need to sell it you'd maybe get 1/2 your money back but ...
by David
Sat Jun 21, 2014 4:55 pm
Forum: General Bass Topics
Topic: What's hot on Trademe right now!
Replies: 972
Views: 234163

Re: What's hot on Trademe right now!

Cheers foal I am interested in getting a Steinberger but less keen on this if its after Ned shifted plus the re-fret, also a 4hr round trip to take a look and that's if it doesn't hit reserve ... Funny, I was looking for an early 70's P bass but this reminded of a mates Steinberger from years ago, a...
by David
Sat Jun 21, 2014 2:53 pm
Forum: General Bass Topics
Topic: What's hot on Trademe right now!
Replies: 972
Views: 234163

Re: What's hot on Trademe right now!

foal30 wrote: 2K is all good for one of these
Do you think the refret job and missing battery cover affect the value much?

Not bothered about battery cover but the refret makes me reluctant to buy without seeing it

Cheers
by David
Tue Jan 28, 2014 8:55 pm
Forum: Recording, Mic'ing up, DI's, Getting into the PA
Topic: Still getting 'buzzing' through PA
Replies: 27
Views: 9710

Re: Still getting 'buzzing' through PA

Mr Bass Man wrote:I might take you up on that offer of the multi meter - should the bridge and jack be connected?
Yes they should
Mr Bass Man wrote:yes - when I place my hands in the strings the buzzing reduces significantly
Still think copper shielding could help
by David
Fri Jan 24, 2014 7:17 am
Forum: Recording, Mic'ing up, DI's, Getting into the PA
Topic: Still getting 'buzzing' through PA
Replies: 27
Views: 9710

Re: Still getting 'buzzing' through PA

I'd try to isolate the problem before you go dropping more $$$ on it. It's a grounding problem that much seems to be obvious. Things you could do is *Check under the bridge to see if the ground wire is touching it. Or use a mutli-meter to check if the bridge/jack are connected - you can drop round ...
by David
Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:25 am
Forum: Recording, Mic'ing up, DI's, Getting into the PA
Topic: Still getting 'buzzing' through PA
Replies: 27
Views: 9710

Re: Still getting 'buzzing' through PA

Mr Bass Man wrote:Wife is having 2nd thoughts about letting me buy a new bass :( , so it looks like this one is going to have to get fixed....
I'd just buy one and say sorry later - easier to get her forgiveness than permission :wink:
by David
Wed Jan 22, 2014 6:51 am
Forum: Recording, Mic'ing up, DI's, Getting into the PA
Topic: Still getting 'buzzing' through PA
Replies: 27
Views: 9710

Re: Still getting 'buzzing' through PA

I may have to take it to Mr Glynn - unless someone knows a good repairer on the shore? I've use Philip Whitehead (String Workshop) on the shore and was happy - job was completed on time and stuck to the quoted price. This wasn't for electrics but he is the NZ Bartolini distributor so should be able...
by David
Wed Jan 22, 2014 6:43 am
Forum: Recording, Mic'ing up, DI's, Getting into the PA
Topic: Still getting 'buzzing' through PA
Replies: 27
Views: 9710

Re: Still getting 'buzzing' through PA

Harley wrote:You can easily do full shielding yourself, unless you're an absolute klutz at soldering.
+1 - I did my jazz bass over a couple of evenings and only needed 1 sheet of copper but your bass will have a bigger control cavity so you may need 2
by David
Tue Jan 21, 2014 7:30 am
Forum: Recording, Mic'ing up, DI's, Getting into the PA
Topic: Still getting 'buzzing' through PA
Replies: 27
Views: 9710

Re: Still getting 'buzzing' through PA

I did a full copper shielding job on the bass ( even though it had shielding paste in the cavaities ) and star wired the earths. Problem fixed entirely. :mrgreen: +1 - I've done this on a few basses now and at $10 per 300m square sheet I think its one of best value improvements you can make to a bass
by David
Sun Dec 29, 2013 8:17 am
Forum: General Bass Topics
Topic: What's hot on Trademe right now!
Replies: 972
Views: 234163

Re: What's hot on Trademe right now!

Tim1 wrote:Agree with you about the colour, Marty, it is not one I am familiar with on Fenders - but then in those days there were no rules and one offs could be ordered or it could have faded.
Could the colour be Burgundy Mist? I've seen similar colour Fenders on eBay from around same year
by David
Tue Dec 24, 2013 12:28 pm
Forum: General Bass Topics
Topic: Gigging on a Saturday night
Replies: 21
Views: 7084

Re: Gigging on a Saturday night

beagle wrote:Excellent... thanks for the advice!
I have the orange drop cap in both my basses - you played my P bass plus when I came for a look at your 800RB. You're only 5 mins away from me so I could bring the Jazz over sometime if you want to get an idea of the difference it makes. Cheers
by David
Mon Dec 23, 2013 2:30 pm
Forum: General Bass Topics
Topic: Gigging on a Saturday night
Replies: 21
Views: 7084

Re: Gigging on a Saturday night

I found the full size CTS pots gave much better results than the mini ones when replacing mine - at $5.50 its also worth replacing the stock capacitor with an Sprague .047mfd orange drop - best bang-per-buck tone improvement I know of :D . Cheers