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by sonicfantom
Sat Nov 27, 2010 5:38 pm
Forum: Custom Shop
Topic: Assembly/Build advice
Replies: 7
Views: 4741

Re: Assembly/Build advice

Asher? Is that Ash or Alder?

The dollar vs the dollar has improved recently, so $150 for a new lefty bass body is pretty darn cheap. If you want to go local though, I highly suggest sending a pm to ash.
by sonicfantom
Sat Nov 27, 2010 5:02 pm
Forum: General Bass Topics
Topic: The best thing about playing lefty bass
Replies: 1
Views: 1455

The best thing about playing lefty bass

The best thing about playing lefty bass is that none of those randoms can randomly jam with your bass when you aren't around (that's my pet hate - people touching my stuff). Even a lot of lefties play righty bass. I'm tempted to get a "gigging" lefty bass, just to discourage those annoying people wh...
by sonicfantom
Sat Nov 27, 2010 4:26 pm
Forum: General Non-Bass Topics
Topic: Loving being the bassist again!!
Replies: 17
Views: 6783

Re: Loving being the bassist again!!

I have always thought the same thing,keep it simple.With modern equipment everything is so light and compact. Soon the heaviest piece of kit will be your bass :wink: Good to catch up with ya Pins! Your taste in amplification is as good as mine... :lol: Unfortunately for my back, my taste in amplifi...
by sonicfantom
Sat Nov 27, 2010 3:57 pm
Forum: General Bass Topics
Topic: I need advice on buying a bass in New Zealand, I'm french :D
Replies: 12
Views: 5613

Re: I need advice on buying a bass in New Zealand, I'm frenc

How about a Japanese Fender?

New Caledonia ain't that far (I think?), and a lot of used Fender basses leave Japan, so the Japanese music stores (Ishibashi in particular) are pretty familiar with international shipping.

Course, there's always that extra language barrier...
by sonicfantom
Sat Nov 27, 2010 3:23 pm
Forum: General Bass Topics
Topic: Bad news & good news
Replies: 6
Views: 3307

Re: Bad news & good news

Ironically, Jazz, the Fender Jazz turned 50 this year as well.

I think a lot of New Zealand's Rick 4001 players are going to be very, very jealous. :lol:
by sonicfantom
Sun Nov 14, 2010 4:04 pm
Forum: General Bass Topics
Topic: What's hot on Trademe right now!
Replies: 978
Views: 295118

Re: What's hot on Trademe right now!

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Music-instruments/Instruments/Guitar-bass/Bass-guitars/auction-331235252.htm I don't usually go for the G&Ls, but the L2000 & L2500 fascinate me. I wonder if I'll ever find one in white... http://www.trademe.co.nz/Music-instruments/Instruments/Guitar-bass/Bass-guitars/aucti...
by sonicfantom
Fri Nov 12, 2010 5:01 pm
Forum: Electronics, Strings, Tuners, Leads, Picks & Stuff
Topic: Flats
Replies: 19
Views: 9581

Re: Flats

...I have yet to break a bass guitar string in um... er... about 30 years of playing... Is it actually possible? You could probably hang someone with bass strings and not worry too much about them falling to the ground (don't get all suspicious, I haven't tried this... yet...) On the other hand, I ...
by sonicfantom
Fri Nov 12, 2010 4:37 pm
Forum: General Bass Topics
Topic: What's hot on Trademe right now!
Replies: 978
Views: 295118

Re: What's hot on Trademe right now!

I wonder how some slap 'n' pop (slap 'n' twang?) would sound on that monstrosity.
by sonicfantom
Thu Nov 11, 2010 2:34 pm
Forum: General Bass Topics
Topic: What's hot on Trademe right now!
Replies: 978
Views: 295118

Re: What's hot on Trademe right now!

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Music-instruments/Instruments/Guitar-bass/Bass-guitars/auction-331235252.htm I don't usually go for the G&Ls, but the L2000 & L2500 fascinate me. I wonder if I'll ever find one in white... http://www.trademe.co.nz/Music-instruments/Instruments/Guitar-bass/Bass-guitars/aucti...
by sonicfantom
Thu Nov 11, 2010 2:09 pm
Forum: General Bass Topics
Topic: Our Sunday Jam
Replies: 31
Views: 10353

Re: Our Sunday Jam

It's been there for a while, I think.
by sonicfantom
Wed Nov 10, 2010 10:04 pm
Forum: Electronics, Strings, Tuners, Leads, Picks & Stuff
Topic: Flats
Replies: 19
Views: 9581

Re: Flats

Fenderfan wrote:...take some of your sound away...
It's not "taken away", it's just a different tone - like the difference between Humbuckers and Single coils.

http://www.daddario.com/upload/BassStri ... 2_1806.pdf

Very helpful. I like halfrounds and flatwounds myself.
by sonicfantom
Wed Nov 10, 2010 9:53 pm
Forum: Maintenance & Setup
Topic: Rusty pick up, how do you treat them?
Replies: 19
Views: 13984

Re: Rusty pick up, how do you treat them?

A friend of mine recommends scrubbing them with those green pad things you use for scouring pans, then coating them with some high-quality nail polish. I don't know where us guys are meant to find high-quality nail polish (that stuff is available in different qualities?) but there we go. Ask the mis...
by sonicfantom
Wed Nov 10, 2010 9:42 pm
Forum: Custom Shop
Topic: Whammy bar
Replies: 5
Views: 3711

Re: Whammy bar

I believe Hipshot makes some rather decent Bass trems - never used one myself. Off the top of my head they are a Bass-sized version of the Stratocaster trem, so I doubt installing one is a walk in the park by anyone's standards. So yes, it can be done, but not easily. As a bassist who blocked his St...
by sonicfantom
Wed Nov 10, 2010 5:22 pm
Forum: Electronics, Strings, Tuners, Leads, Picks & Stuff
Topic: What strings do you play?
Replies: 75
Views: 37610

Re: What strings do you play?

I went on stringsandbeyond out of curiosity, and went "HOLY CRAP THESE ARE CHEAP!"

Then I realized they were in USD :oops:
by sonicfantom
Wed Nov 10, 2010 4:55 pm
Forum: Amps & Speaker
Topic: Funny story (for me)!
Replies: 2
Views: 1691

Funny story (for me)!

My mate put a couple of subs into his car a while ago. Knowing I'm a bassist, he comes along and makes a bet with me. I get $500 if I blow it up, he gets $100 if I can't (seeing as It's pretty biased in my favor, it's obvious where his confidences lie). Came over, plugged a headphone output into his...