The Bassist and Guitarist thread

Badger_Boom

Senior Member
Location
York
Thats a lot of axe for very little money.
True. I googled it and was surprised. The kid must have found learning really hard.
 

Saluki

World class procrastinator
True. I googled it and was surprised. The kid must have found learning really hard.
He couldn’t do a D chord. He said his ‘fingers didn’t fit on the strings’. After a week he couldn’t or daren’t progress to a A chord as he assumed it would be harder.
I am a bad person as I didn’t disillusion him. Just handed over the money. When I first learned, it took me a bit to get that D chord tidy but never looked back after. I still, sometimes have to think with a D minor.

I have forgotten my scales but remembered the first couple of bars of Cliffs of Dover. First few bars of Evil Eye too.

Very glad that the lad had no stickability. I really love that little amp he sold it with too. It’s really rather good.
 

Cycleops

Legendary Member
Location
Accra, Ghana
That’s rather nice @Saluki ESP are not very popular so maybe why it was cheap?
But why oh why do some manufacturers put the tuners on the wrong side like that, in the name of looking cool I guess? Must be hell to tune.
Good luck with it and the D :smile:
 

Saluki

World class procrastinator
That’s rather nice @Saluki ESP are not very popular so maybe why it was cheap?
But why oh why do some manufacturers put the tuners on the wrong side like that, in the name of looking cool I guess? Must be hell to tune.
Good luck with it and the D :smile:
Hi.
Its fine to tune, even I can count to 6 - a rarity in Norfolk as we dont all have that many fingers.
The resale value on them seems a fair bit more than I paid. It sounds nice, feels nice and I like the colour.
I need to tweak the neck humbucker as it sits a bit high but, apart from that, it’s very nice. I think that I have a bit of a bargain.
 

delb0y

Guru
Location
Quedgeley, Glos
Managed to find a new country/folk song inside my old Tanglewood this week, if anyone cares to listen:

Wherever That Might Be

Cheers
Derek
 

Cycleops

Legendary Member
Location
Accra, Ghana
I wonder if some of you might be able to help me to decide on a new bass. I'm torn between several options. I was favouring a Cort B plus in one of its flavours.
https://www.thomann.de/gb/cort_b4_plus_as_tbk.htm
Also thought of Ibanez which has a nice slim neck.
https://www.ibanez.com/usa/products/detail/sr400eqm_02.html

I'm fairly traditional and I love my cheap Amazon P bass copy in which I've put a EMG pickup so was considering a better built G&L version.
https://www.thomann.de/gb/gl_lb_100_3_tsb_tribute.htm

I'd also considered a Spector as I liked another bass I had with a PJ set up.
https://www.thomann.de/gb/spector_legend_standard_4_blsg.htm

I have a Epiphone EB0 SS which I like for its easy playability so was considering a SS Sterling Stingray or a G&L Fallout SS
https://www.thomann.de/gb/gl_tribute_fallout_shortscale_sfg.htm

https://www.thomann.de/gb/sterling_by_music_man_stingray_ss4_mn_daphne_blue.htm

Danelectro has a wierd kind of appeal too.

I can't get Fender, Squire, Epiphone, Jackson or Yamaha here as UK retailers are prohibited from sending them here.
 
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Drago

Drago

Flouncing Nobber
Location
Poshshire
Im a bit underwhelmed by my G&L jazz. My Fender Geddly Lee kicks it in the nuts and strals its lunch money in every level. That said, perhaps the P is a cut above?

I'd be inclined for the Ibanez, with the MM Sterling a close second. With Ibanez you're pretty much guaranteed decent quality, nice sound, good balance. Then the G&L P in turd place.

I too like the Danelectro and wouldnt mind one myself, but thats more of a one trick pony, the sort of thing youd buy to top off a collection rather than as an all rounder.
 
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