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pre65
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Post by pre65 » Sat May 18, 2013 9:22 pm

Nick wrote:
you really are showing off now Gorham!
There has to be some reason for staying up till 1 every night building power supplies.
It's good to treat oneself now and then. :)
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Greg
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Post by Greg » Sat May 18, 2013 10:15 pm

Nick wrote:
you really are showing off now Gorham!
There has to be some reason for staying up till 1 every night building power supplies.
Well, I do know what you are doing but, unless you have some kind of financial target you are aiming at, it does beg the questions, why, and is it worth it?

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Post by PeteC » Sat May 18, 2013 11:06 pm

Nick,
I like what you have done.

you can never have too many guitars..that's for sure.
Enjoy playing her.

Rgds
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Dave the bass
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Post by Dave the bass » Sun May 19, 2013 11:16 am

Nice leccy violin!

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Stew my foot and call me Brenda".

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Paul Barker
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Post by Paul Barker » Sun May 19, 2013 1:11 pm

I can do it right or I can do it now, but I can't do it right now.

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Post by david C » Sun May 19, 2013 1:35 pm

Well, lust got the better of me. The combination of it being my birthday last week (and a prime birthday at that), and spotting this 9 year old specimen on line in a shop up the road (Manchester), I now am looking after one of these :-)

best learn to play it now.
don't know how I missed it, that is wonderful enjoy learning, there is large amounts of envy here
David

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Post by chris661 » Wed Aug 14, 2013 5:45 pm

Been working at the Students Union here since Christmas, mainly rigging up the ~35kW PA system for club nights. Arrive at 4pm, get home again at 6.30am.

Decided to reward myself, as a lot of the recent events had been quite well paid...

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The obligatory "topless" shot. CD included for scale - this thing is really tiny.
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I've had the guitar for a while, and the Laney cab came up in a Cash Converters for £15, with a HH speaker in there. Methinks it dates back to the '80s, same as my bass head. Couldn't leave without it, so didn't.
Sounds nice enough, anyway, though I did have to throw a couple of resistors in there to get the impedance out the gutter for this little amp.

The valves are a pair of 12ax7 for the pre-amp and phase splitter, and a 12au7 for the push-pull output stage.
The output transformer is also teeny-tiny, so very easy to get the saturated valve sound at fairly low volumes.

If money allows, I might start playing around with different brands/types (maybe a lower-gain 12at7) of valve to play with the sound further.

8)
Chris

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The Stratmangler
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Post by The Stratmangler » Fri Oct 25, 2013 7:07 pm

I changed Pearl's springs t'other day for some of these http://www.rawvintage.com/eng/item_springs.php

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What can I say - she sounds better than ever now, and she didn't sound bad before.
I'm a very happy bunny, and it's £17.00 well spent :D
Chris :happy3:

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Post by david C » Sat Mar 15, 2014 5:05 pm

a favourite,rather like this one
66 slab body, torty binding and J bass neck

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David

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The Stratmangler
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Post by The Stratmangler » Sun Feb 01, 2015 9:20 am

I thought there needed to be a new post in this thread, and I spotted this whilst digging around .....

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Post by PeteC » Sun Feb 01, 2015 10:17 am

just lovely....
thx for posting .
Pete
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Dave the bass
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Post by Dave the bass » Sun Feb 01, 2015 10:35 am

Is that a 'Bass of Doom' replica Chris?
"One pound of middle cut pork leg joint,
Stew my foot and call me Brenda".

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Nick
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Post by Nick » Sun Feb 01, 2015 12:48 pm

Dave the bass wrote:Is that a 'Bass of Doom' replica Chris?
Thats what I thought as well.
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Post by The Stratmangler » Sun Feb 01, 2015 2:11 pm

It's a Fender Custom Shop replica.
Here's a pic of the man himself playing the real one ....

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Post by IslandPink » Sun Feb 01, 2015 2:59 pm

Legend :!:
"The bass is the king of the instruments - it has no known natural predator" (Wobble)

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